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Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits increased 17.6 percent last year from October to November, and of the 348 TCPA lawsuits filed in November, 20.1 percent were class actions. Businesses can avoid becoming part of these statistics by following the guidance courts have handed down, say Jarrod Shaw and Elizabeth Thomas of McGuireWoods LLP.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Friday put his signature on a plan to put just more than 100 acres of land into trust for the Shawnee Tribe, allowing the tribe, which lacks a reservation, to pursue a casino project in the Oklahoma panhandle.
California’s health and safety watchdog agency has created new rules intended to reduce injuries that hotel housekeepers often sustain from carrying overly heavy loads, as well as new protections against sexual harassment and assault, according to hospitality workers union Unite Here.
The U.S. Department of Labor will amend its procedures for processing H-2B visa applications this year, following what the agency called an “unprecedented” number of certification bids it received on Jan. 1, according to a notice to be published Tuesday in the Federal Register.
A Pennsylvania court on Friday rejected the latest attempt by the Mount Airy Casino Resort’s former owner to secure permission to do business with the casino though his affiliates, pointing to his continued refusal to answer questions about allegedly false statements he made when applying for the casino license 12 years ago.