‘Yes, at Google,’ a Fiduciary Rule Compliance Checklist, and CFPB Faces New Challenge in 9th Circuit

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces a new challenge in the Ninth Circuit over the Obama-era agency’s structure. Uber’s paying tens of millions to drivers in New York who were shortchanged on the amount they received for rides. Lobbyists prepare to ramp up a new fight against against the Obama administration’s retirement-savings rules that put a new focus on client interest ahead of profit. And Google employees are sharing workplace complaints on an anonymous bulletin board. This is a roundup of regulatory and compliance news from ALM and other publications.

      
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How In-House Lawyers Responded to the FTC’s ‘Influencer’ Warnings

The National Law Journal obtained several responses from companies that received letters from the FTC this year urging greater disclosures of any paid relationships that involve so-called social media “influencers.” The agency and consumer advocacy groups have raised concern that influencer advertising can give the impression of an organic endorsement when, in fact, there is a business relationship behind the product promotion.

      
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California Chief Justice Defends Letter Assailing Trump’s Immigration Arrests

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said the state Supreme Court chambers were flooded with calls from “profane and very angry people” after she asked federal officials in March to stop arresting undocumented immigrants in state courthouses. “If I couldn’t speak out as chief justice, I don’t know who could,” she said Thursday.

      
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An Employee Spoke Out on Glassdoor.com, and Now the EEOC Is Suing His Company

The EEOC on Wednesday sued IXL Learning Inc. over claims the company violated federal law and retaliated against a transgender employee who’d posted anti-discrimination comments on the job recruiting website Glassdoor.com. The case could serve as the latest example showing how companies and courts are grappling with protections for employees as technology platforms evolve.

      
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An Employee Spoke Out on Glassdoor.com, and Now the EEOC Is Suing His Company

The EEOC on Wednesday sued IXL Learning Inc. over claims the company violated federal law and retaliated against a transgender employee who’d posted anti-discrimination comments on the job recruiting website Glassdoor.com. The case could serve as the latest example showing how companies and courts are grappling with protections for employees as technology platforms evolve.

      
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DC Circuit Shows No Sign of Punting on CFPB’s Constitutionality

The D.C. Circuit’s en banc argument in PHH v. CFPB was one of the hottest tickets in Washington on Wednesday. Here are some highlights from the 90-minute hearing over the constitutionality of the single-director structure at the President Barack Obama-era agency long in the crosshairs of Republicans and criticized by business advocates and financial companies.

      
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DC Circuit Shows No Sign of Punting on CFPB’s Constitutionality

The D.C. Circuit’s en banc argument in PHH v. CFPB was one of the hottest tickets in Washington on Wednesday. Here are some highlights from the 90-minute hearing over the constitutionality of the single-director structure at the President Barack Obama-era agency long in the crosshairs of Republicans and criticized by business advocates and financial companies.

      
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