The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section presents a timely discussion of how the #MeToo movement, combined with the tax reform signed by President Trump in 2017, could scramble the pieces of a carefully-completed jigsaw puzzle of a settlement by jeopardizing the deductibility of payments where there is a confidentiality agreement.
Connected car growth means growth of legal concerns
Published on Sat, 03/31/2018 - 6:52pm
Scali Rasmussen attorneys, Bert Rasmussen, Christian Scali and Melanie Cliff are published in the LABJ 2018 Automotive Review, with their article, Connected Car Growth Means Growth of Legal Concerns, focused on changes to the retail automotive sales industry.
Congress passed the Military Lending Act (MLA) in 2006 to provide specific protections to active duty service members and their dependents from perceived predatory lending. The Department of Defense (DOD) interprets the rule, and on December 14, 2017, published new interpretive guidance of the MLA that affects car dealers.
Now that the new Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule that made significant changes to the Buyer’s Guide is in effect, you may have questions about how to implement the changes. This Coffee Break addresses common questions and pitfalls in how to use and display the new Buyer’s Guide.
In our 2018 New Laws publication, we reported on the new Immigrant Worker Protection Act (Labor Code Section 90.2) that went into effect on January 1, 2018. This new Act in part requires employers to post a written notice to employees of an upcoming inspection by immigration enforcement authorities of I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification forms or other employment records, within 72 hours of receiving notice of the inspection. The posted notice must contain the following information...
Employment arbitration agreements have become commonplace among employers’ personnel documents. However, some unintended consequences can result when arbitration agreement provisions are contained within an employee handbook. This is because most employee handbooks contain provisions to ensure that the employment policies contained therein are not construed as binding agreements. As such, it is important to distinguish policies from agreements.
Dealership asset sales commonly involve the termination by the seller of its employees at closing, and the rehiring of the employees by the buyer. Depending on the number of affected employees, both federal and state law may impose prior notification requirements on the seller, failing which the seller could be hit with substantial financial damages and penalties.
California Supreme Court decision exposes employers to liability for unpaid overtime on flat sum bonuses
Published on Tue, 03/06/2018 - 9:51am
Yesterday, the California Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeal deciding the issue of how overtime pay must be calculated for flat sum bonuses, such as flat bonuses for working on a weekend. Unfortunately, its Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. opinion presents bad news for employers and dealers that have been paying overtime by dividing such bonus by all hours worked to determine a regular rate of pay, and then multiplying by 0.5 to determine the overtime premium rate for such bonus.