Butt-Dialers Beware!

No Expectation of Privacy on Pocket-Dialed Calls The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a person has no expectation of privacy in an inadvertent "pocket-dial" call. The decision was reported on July 21, 2015. In the case, the Plaintiff, a chairman of an airport board, had inadvertently placed a pocket-dialed call to the executive assistan...

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Employee or Independent Contractor?

The U.S. Department of Labor has recently changed its approach to answering this difficult question. Read Ed Silverstein's article  "New guidance about independent contractor vs. employee classification called 'subjective'" at InsideCounsel to find out why "there is some reason to believe … actions by the DOL will intensify with the new guid...

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