Regulators and Lawyers Race to Respond to Thriving Gig Economy

As more people flock to opportunities in the gig economy and more companies press into this space, it's become increasingly apparent that novel workplace schemes don't fit into the existing labor structure that balances power between employers and their workers.

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  • Law Firm, Fighting CFPB Subpoena, Urges Court to End 'Fishing Expedition'

    By C. Ryan Barber

    A California law firm on July 21 blasted a recent subpoena from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as "nothing more than an unwarranted and impermissible fishing expedition," in a brief that also called for eliminating the agency on the grounds that its independent, single-director structure violates the Constitution.

  • Trump’s Commerce GC Pick Discloses Verizon Compensation, Ethics Pledge

    By C. Ryan Barber

    Peter Davidson, a former top lobbyist for Verizon Communications who is the Trump administration’s pick for U.S. Commerce Department general counsel, left the telecommunications giant in December with more than $3 million in salary, bonus, stock payments, severance and unused vacation time.

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  • Immigrant Bail Bond Company Sues Buzzfeed for $5M

    By Cogan Schneier

    The company, Libre by Nexus, accused Buzzfeed of defamation in a story published last year.

  • SEC Whistleblowers in Line for Windfall, and FTC Probes Amazon: Roundup

    By C. Ryan Barber

    The Trump administration is touting the number of federal regulations that are on the chopping block. Exxon Mobil Corp.'s suing the U.S. Treasury Department over a $2 million fine for violating Russia sanctions. The Federal Trade Commission's looking at's discounting practices. And financial regulators appear to be pulling back on a plan to restrict Wall Street bonuses. This is a weekly roundup from ALM and around the web.

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