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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

Is your promotion discriminatory in California?

April 11, 2013
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It might not occur to you to think about civil rights act compliance when planning an in-store or retail promotion – but that’s just what the state of California requires. The Unruh Civil Rights Act is a California statute that specifically prohibits discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, or sexual orientation. READ MORE

Contest insurance, part one: Get it or regret it

Dale Joerling February 20, 2013
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Recently I have helped several clients with contests that seemingly required entrants to do the impossible to win a prize. One promotion required contestants to guess a six-digit code that would open a safe. READ MORE

Sweepstakes again rank high on FTC’s Top Ten complaints list

Dale Joerling March 12, 2012
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Each year the FTC issues a report that categorizes the thousands of complaints it received from consumers in the previous year. The “promotions for free prizes, sweepstakes and lotteries” category is No. 3 on this year’s list, beating out 27 other types of complaints. In fact, the sweepstakes category been ranked in the Top 10 since the list was created in 1999. READ MORE