DC COA net neutrality

DC Court of Appeals Protects Net Neutrality

This week, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality rules. The net neutrality rules in place prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking, disrupting, or diminishing internet traffic that may not be profitable. The rules effectively classify high-speed internet as a public utility, like water or… READ MORE

ftc false representation

FTC Brings Claim for Falsely Representing Potential Employers

Lead generation is a common tool used by companies to expand their mailing lists, bring in more clients and increase revenue. There’s a general expectation, however, that a lead generator won’t hide behind a façade. Gigats.com gave the outward appearance of advertising available job opportunities – a listing included the job title, description of the… READ MORE

Whirlpool Corporation Non-Compete Agreements

Multinational corporations, including the Whirlpool Corporation located in Benton Harbor, Michigan, often request (or demand) their employees sign non-compete agreements.   What is a non-compete agreement?   Non-compete agreements are a contract between an employer and employee. The contract typically restricts an employee’s ability to leave his or her current position to join a similar… READ MORE

Lower Taxes, More Beer!

You might not have noticed, but we are in the midst of an American beer renaissance.  Craft breweries are one of the fastest growing industries in the country, and the industry is expanding at a rate faster than any other time since Prohibition ended, especially in states like Michigan, where Michigan microbreweries have boomed.  At… READ MORE

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