Daily Digest – May 18. Appeals Court Upholds Ruling for Call Center in Age Discrimination Case; Student Loan Debt Leads to Higher Chance of Heart Disease

APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS RULING IN FAVOR OF CALL CENTER IN AGE DISCRIMINATION CASE

  • The Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has upheld a lower court’s summary judgment ruling in favor of a defendant that was sued for violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and state law in Texas after the plaintiff accused the call center he worked for of passing him over for promotion based on his age.

STUDENT LOAN DEBT LEADS TO HIGHER CHANCE OF HEART DISEASE: STUDY

  • A study that has been published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine gives companies in the accounts receivable management industry that collect on student loan debt another arrow in their quiver to convince individuals to pay off their debts — if you don’t do it, you have a higher risk of being diagnosed with heart disease later in life.

CFPB LAUNCHES PROGRAM TO PROMOTE ‘CONSISTENT’ ENFORCEMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS, INCLUDING FDCPA

  • Looking to keep its fellow regulators on the same page, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced a plan to provide guidance to other federal agencies charged with enforcing consumer protection laws like the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, while also helping companies complying with those laws to have them applied consistently.

25 COMPANIES SEEKING COLLECTION TALENT

WORTH NOTING: Boy, talk about picking the wrong people to try and scam … Of course your electric bill is going to go up, because everything else is … Wendy’s and McDonald’s are being sued over the size of their hamburgers … We’re starting to see companies instituting hiring freezes … Mexican Pizza fans rejoice: the beloved item is back on the menu at Taco Bell … For anyone who needs his or her faith in humanity restored … One of the nation’s largest banks says $6 gas across the country is a real possibility … How to trick your brain into better eating habits.

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