White House “Renters Bill of Rights” Examines Tenant Background Checks

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn In January 2023, the White House announced new actions to increase fairness in the rental market that align with its “Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights” that the Biden-Harris Administration simultaneously released to, among other things, ensure tenant background checks are legal, fair, and non-discriminatory. The Blueprint…

FTC Proposes Rule To Ban Noncompete Clauses That Hurt Workers

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed a new rule that would ban employers from imposing noncompetes on their workers, “a widespread and often exploitative practice that suppresses wages, hampers innovation, and blocks entrepreneurs from starting new businesses,” according to an FTC press release. The…

FTC Requires Video Game Maker to Pay $520 Million for Privacy Violations

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 19, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it secured agreements requiring a video game maker to pay $520 million in relief over allegations the company violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and deployed “dark patterns” to trick players into making unintentional purchases. According…