Daily Digest – May 19. Former PRA Employees File Class-Action Suit Against Company; Building a Playbook for Re-Opening the Office

FORMER PRA EMPLOYEES FILE CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST COMPANY

  • A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Portfolio Recovery Associates by former employees of the company who allege the collection company violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act by firing them using the coronavirus pandemic as the reason for closing an office when it fact the company had been planning on closing it for months because it was under-performing.

BUILDING A PLAYBOOK FOR RE-OPENING THE OFFICE

  • If there is one thing that is consistent about the decision-making process and steps that will be taken by companies attempting to re-open their offices as the country recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, it is that there is no consistency. Companies will have to weigh dozens of different variables and make their own determinations about how soon or how long to wait before telling employees it’s time to put pants on and go back to work.

JUDGE GRANTS MSJ FOR DEFENSE IN FDCPA CASE OVER MEANINGFUL INVOLVEMENT

  • A District Court judge in Wisconsin has granted a defendant’s motion for summary judgment after it was sued for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act because it allegedly falsely implied that the attorney who signed a collection complaint against the plaintiff was meaningfully involved in assessing the merits of the collection claim.

CALIF. LAWMAKER RENEWS PUSH FOR STATE LICENSING LAW

  • The sponsor of a bill in California that would require collection agencies to obtain licenses has said it is “more important than ever” to enact the proposed legislation now, because without it, “more families will be unnecessarily threatened or ripped off.”

WORTH NOTING: A coronavirus vaccine is showing promise in early testing … For those who can’t get to the salon and want or need to color their hair at home … The states where people are doing the most drinking from home (on a side note, let me know if you want an invite to a virtual Happy Hour that happens every Friday at 6pm) … What conferences will look like in the post-pandemic world … There was widespread concern for President Trump’s announcement that he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure … Board games for the bored … A lot of people are not making their mortgage payments right now … A problem I wrestle with everyday.

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