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.” California State Sen. Bob Wieckowski says his bill was …

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Former PRA Employees File Class-Action Lawsuit Against Company

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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 …

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Article Examines CFPB’s Response to Pandemic

A deep dive into the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s response to the coronavirus, or lack thereof depending on how you lean politically, showcases the difficulty in navigating a response to a situation that nobody ever thought would occur and why the calls for knee-jerk reactions sometimes cause more problems that …

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Collectors Can Keep Working From Home in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Commerce on Friday issued new guidance to collection agencies that have collectors working from home, reminding the companies that, among other things, they are responsible for supervising employees working from home to ensure that consumer information and data are being protected. A copy of the guidance …

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Compliance Digest – May 18

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