Government & Legal Library

  • Advisory Memorandum
    February 4, 2014

    DSA Advisory Memorandum - Congresswoman Sanchez Pyramid Scheme Briefing

    On Wednesday, January 29th, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-CA, 38) held a briefing for Congressional staff regarding pyramid schemes; the meeting was open only to Congressional staff and invited ...

  • Bill Tracking
    January 31, 2014

    Vermont - S 220

    The bill creates a new test (with a higher bar) for independent contractors to be excluded from the definition of employment for purposes of workers’ ...

  • Bill Tracking
    January 31, 2014

    Washington - H 2334

    This bill would create a presumption that an employer-employee relationship exists when a person performs services for remuneration. The party asserting the individual is not ...

  • Bill Tracking
    January 31, 2014

    New Jersey - A 449

    This bill would prohibit pyramid promotional schemes. The bill defines a pyramid promotional scheme as requiring participants to recruit other individuals into the scheme in ...

  • Bill Tracking
    January 31, 2014

    Massachusetts - S 73

    This bill would change the existing law regulating the relationship between a franchisor and a franchisee. Among other things, this bill would limit the ability ...

  • Bill Tracking
    January 31, 2014

    Tennessee - S 2130

    This is the DSA model anti-pyramid bill, with one major correction to be made in the language.  DSA has the support of the sponsor to ...

  • Bill Tracking
    January 31, 2014

    Mississippi - H 1322

    This bill revises the Employment Protection Act to conform with federal law and regulations regarding the hiring of unauthorized aliens and specifically excludes independent contractor ...

  • Bill Tracking
    January 31, 2014

    Mississippi - H 727

    This bill revise the jurisdiction of the Mississippi telephone solicitation act by prohibiting certain text messages and telephone facsimile machine solicitations.  

  • Bill Tracking
    January 31, 2014

    Missouri - H 1538

    This bill requires telemarketers to state, at the beginning of the call, whether or not they are affiliated with any governmental entity.  

  • Bill Tracking
    January 24, 2014

    Tennessee - H 1834

    This bill would requires the retention of e-verify confirmations for at least 3 years and would revise and clarify enforcement and penalties under the Tennessee ...

  • Bill Tracking
    January 24, 2014

    Oklahoma - H 2705

    This bill would amend the Oklahoma Telemarketer Restriction Act by deleting the exemption for calls where there is an established business relationship and where the ...

  • Bill Tracking
    January 24, 2014

    Mississippi - S 2655

    This bill would requires the retention of e-verify confirmations for at least 3 years and would revise and clarify enforcement and penalties under the Mississippi ...

  • Advisory Memorandum
    December 20, 2013

    DSA Advisory Memorandum - December 12, 2013 Meeting with Securities and Exchange Commission

    On December 17, DSA President Joe Mariano, Executive Vice President Adolfo Franco and Associate Legal Counsel John Webb met with representatives of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ...

  • Advisory Memorandum
    December 11, 2013

    DSA Advisory Memorandum - FTC v. BurnLounge Oral Arguments

    Oral arguments in the FTC v. BurnLounge appeal, currently pending in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, took place last Friday, December 6th at 9:00 am ...

  • Advisory Memorandum
    December 3, 2013

    DSA Advisory Memorandum - House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Hearing with the Federal Trade Commissioners on Dec. 3, 2013

    On December 3, 2013, the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled “The FTC at 100: Where Do We ...

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