Jul 31, 2020
Spam Text Message about an Online Real Estate Auction? Class Action Investigation into Possible TCPA Violations
Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is investigating unsolicited text messages (spam texts) and robocalls by companies that offer online real estate auctions. These companies may be so desperate to find bidders that they resort to spamming real estate agents or potential buyers.
Jul 14, 2020
Working Without Pay as Part of Drug and Alcohol Rehab? Class Action Investigation into Potential FLSA Violations
Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is investigating drug and alcohol rehab programs that compel participants to work without pay as part of their treatment. Some drug and alcohol rehab operators and rehab facilities, as well as some group homes for people transitioning from prison, require program participants to perform work, "internships" or other duties—including, but not limited to manual labor—in exchange for treatment, counseling and/or room and board.
Jul 13, 2020
In 1991, Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which prohibits robocalls to home and mobile phones. In 2015, Congress amended the TCPA to allow for robocalls made to collect debts owed to the Federal Government. Thereafter, the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) sued, arguing this amendment, and the entire TCPA, violated their First Amendment rights by prohibiting speech based on content.
Jun 08, 2020
Unwanted Text Message? Class Action Investigation into Spam Texts and Robocalls about COVID-19 Cleaning Services
Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP is investigating unsolicited text messages and robocalls by companies that offer COVID-19 cleaning services. If you don’t have a prior relationship with a cleaning service, and you receive an unwanted text message or robocall about COVID-19 cleaning services, you may be able to assert a claim under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).
Apr 02, 2020
If you had healthcare benefits, but you lost your job or were laid off due to coronavirus, your healthcare coverage may have been interrupted when you and your family needed them most. Under federal law, most employers must offer you continued healthcare coverage—also known as COBRA healthcare benefits—after your employment terminates.
Mar 10, 2020
Telemarketers can be a frustrating interruption at dinner time, but even worse are “robocalls” that text or call repeatedly. Debt collectors, telemarketers, and other organizations might be in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for robocalls and other harassing or what are considered nuisance calls. The law also works to protect the consumer’s rights to privacy.
Nov 14, 2019
November 14, 2019 – Medical exceptions for medical cannabis use in Minnesota and nationwide have given employees more rights and leverage in the area of drug testing and job protection. Currently, our firm is pursuing a class action lawsuit on behalf of job applicants and employees of the Mayo Clinic who were subjected to the Clinic’s unlawful medical cannabis and drug testing policies and practices.
May 30, 2019
May 30, 2019 – We are investigating school and public transportation bus companies for potential wage and hour violations, including, but not limited to, a failure to pay overtime wages to bus drivers for pre- or post-shift work.