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U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee Holds FTC Oversight Hearing

Jonathan Gilliam
July 9, 2024
The U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Innovation, Data & Commerce held a hearing on Tuesday, July 9, regarding the 2025 FTC budget that also delved into congressional oversight of the agency following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overruled the Chevron case in June.
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FTC Releases Updated Guidance on Multi-Level Marketing

Jonathan Gilliam
May 2, 2024
On Wednesday, May 1, the FTC staff released updated business guidance for multi-level marketing, which revises previous guidance from 2018. Read this article from Kelley Drye to learn more.
Social Selling: The Way Forward for Business

Social Selling: The Future of Connection & Business

Jonathan Gilliam
March 28, 2024
With the expansion of culture through social media in just the last 10 years, social selling is no longer a young person’s game. It is now almost a requirement for every direct selling company to harness the power of social media selling and pave the way to creating meaningful digital connections in order to be successful. 
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FTC Sends Letters to DSA & DSSRC

Jonathan Gilliam
March 22, 2024
The FTC sent letters to both the DSA and the DSSRC on Friday, March 15. While these letters or advisory opinions reflect the views of the current FTC staff and are not official Commission positions, the letter to the DSSRC raised concern about the program's guidance about income disclosure statements, and the letter to the DSA restated the FTC's position on the interpretation of the Koscot Test. Learn more in this article from Kelley Drye.
Compliance Training is the Ultimate Path to Risk Mitigation

Compliance Training: Future-Proofing Your Risk

Jonathan Gilliam
December 12, 2023
It can be demoralizing to have compliance constantly reaching out to correct claims that a seller assumed were just fine. Yes, monitoring is essential as you do not want your field to be easy target for regulators to put your company at risk.  So how do you monitor, keep the field happy and prevent future infractions at the same time? The answer is education through compliance training.
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FTC Sends Warning Letters to Influencers Regarding Improper Social Posts

Jonathan Gilliam
November 17, 2023
The FTC has issued warning letters to a pair of trade associations and at least a dozen influencers regarding improper social media posts. Notably, each letter also included the FTC’s notice of penalty offenses concerning misleading endorsements and indicated that the recipient could face civil penalties of up to $50,120 per violation.
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