Category: Legal File

Sexual Harassment Complaint Webinar Archived for MAB Members

As a member exclusive, the MAB is offering its members the archived recording of the March 20, 2018 webinar “You and #MeToo – Crisis Management for Media Companies Addressing Sexual Harassment Complaints” from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. The nearly 90-minute webinar focuses on the #MeToo movement, which is now consuming media companies of all sizes, with nearly… read more

Solve for “X”: NFL is to Super Bowl® as USOC is to Olympics® as NCAA is to X® (There Is More Than One Correct Answer!)

By: Mitchell Stabbe, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP via the Broadcast Law Blog It was almost exactly one year ago that we reported that the National Collegiate Athletic Association filed a trademark infringement action in federal court against a company that ran online sports-themed promotions and sweepstakes under the marks “April Madness” and “Final 3.” The… read more

Pillsbury Advisory: A Sexual Harassment Sea Change for Employers?

Pillsbury recently released an Advisory on dealing with sexual harassment claims.  “Sexual harassment within the workplace is not a new issue. In both Europe and the United States, the law has provided protection for employees against harassment for many years. A TUC/Everyday Sexism Report in 2016 conducted a survey of women in the UK workplace… read more

2018 Update on Super Bowl Advertising and Promotions

By: Mitchell Stabbe, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP via the Broadcast Law Blog For many years, we have posted guidelines about engaging in or accepting advertising or promotions that directly or indirectly allude to the Super Bowl without a license from the NFL. We are at that time of year again, so here is an updated… read more

Annual EEO Public File Report Deadline for Stations in Michigan

June 1, 2017 is the deadline for broadcast stations licensed to communities in Arizona, the District of Columbia, Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming to place their Annual EEO Public File Report in their public inspection file and post the report on their station website. In addition, a certain… read more

5 Questions on the Meaning of the FCC’s Recent Ruling on Online Recruiting – How Does it Change a Broadcaster’s EEO Obligations?

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com The FCC recently issued a declaratory ruling (which we summarized here) addressing the requirement that broadcasters widely disseminate information about all of their job openings in such a way as to reach all of the groups within their communities. The recent FCC decision stated that a broadcaster can… read more

FCC Finds Online Sources Satisfy EEO Requirements for Wide Dissemination of Job Openings by Broadcasters and MVPDs

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com The FCC on Friday (4/21) released a declaratory ruling making it significantly easier for broadcasters and MVPDs to meet their EEO obligations imposed by FCC rules. These rules for broadcasters and MVPDs (cable and satellite TV providers) require that these businesses, when filling job openings, widely disseminate information… read more