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7 things you should know about sweepstakes and contests in employee incentive programs

Dale Joerling August 9, 2017
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Employee incentive programs can have a very positive effect on employees output, efficiency and enthusiasm with respect to their jobs. However, there are a number of aspects of these programs that should be reviewed by lawyers who have experience with incentive programs and the application of state and federal sweepstakes and contest laws. READ MORE

Sweepstakes random drawings: Things a sponsor should know

Dale Joerling January 15, 2015
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I am often asked how random drawings should be conducted to select the winners of a sweepstakes. It sounds like a fairly simple request, but like most legal questions, “it depends.” READ MORE

7 important lessons from past FCC contest cases

Dale Joerling August 11, 2014
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The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau has brought a number of cases against broadcasters who conduct or advertise a contest on air. These cases range from failure to accurately disclose the end date for a sweepstakes, to a station’s employee rigging a contest so that his friends and family would win. READ MORE

Boot Camp #5: Customer-only sweepstakes

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If sweepstakes law had Ten Commandments, the first would be “thou shall not require anyone to make a purchase in order to enter a sweepstakes.” Doing so could violate the gambling laws in virtually every state in the country. READ MORE

Pinterest issues new guidelines for sweepstakes and contests

Dale Joerling December 3, 2012
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Pinterest’s guidelines caution companies that many of these requirements vary from place to place. They also urge promotions sponsors to work with a lawyer to make sure they are in compliance. READ MORE

Consult this checklist before promoting your next sweepstakes

Dale Joerling August 22, 2012
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Any businesses that promote sweepstakes should be just as vigilant about double-checking all elements of their promotions before releasing them to the general public. To that end, I’ve created a checklist of 12 of the most important things to look for in these types of promotions. READ MORE