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June 2, 2023

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June 2, 2023

The Seinfeld Bill

Inspired by a memorable scene from the television show "Seinfeld," the Seinfeld Bill in New Jersey aims to regulate telemarketing practices in the state. The bill imposes several requirements on telemarketers and seeks to enhance transparency and protect consumers from unsolicited calls.

Under the Seinfeld Bill, telemarketers are now obligated to identify themselves by name within thirty (30) seconds of initiating a call. Moreover, they must disclose the name and contact details of the person on whose behalf the call is being made, along with stating the purpose of the call.

The legislation also mandates that telemarketers display their mailing address on any website they own and operate, as well as the address of any business they represent during calls.

To address concerns about intrusive telemarketing calls, the Seinfeld Bill establishes a ban on unsolicited sales calls between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m., local time, at the customer's location.

It is important to note that the Seinfeld Bill does not apply to telemarketing sales calls initiated by customer contact or website inquiries that expressly request a follow-up call or contact.

If your business relies on telemarketing, the attorneys at Outside Legal Counsel LLP can help make sure you are in compliance.  

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