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July 6, 2017

In the News Today – July 6, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court To Take Up Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provision Next Term: The U.S. Supreme Court will decide next term if whistleblower protections fall under employees’ arbitration agreements. Dodd-Frank identifies whistleblowers as employees, and employment contracts often include arbitration provisions. However, Dodd-Frank also protects the right of a whistleblower to sue under its anti-retaliation provision, leading to a split within the Circuit courts regarding how a whistleblower should remediate a situation with their employer. (Reuters)

FTC Praises FCC’s Proposed Robocall Blocking Rule: Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed rule-making that would tweak a set of FCC rules aimed at implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and would enable providers to block calls from numbers that are invalid, not allocated to a service provider or assigned to a subscriber. (Law360)

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