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As of January 1, 2018, “adult use” or recreational marijuana became legal in California. Since then, hundreds of dispensaries have opened across California selling marijuana products to any adult over the age of 21. However, this change has surprisingly little impact on your rights and responsibilities as an employer.

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Sperla, previously a consumer product and regulatory attorney at Greenberg Traurig, has extensive experience representing national consumer product companies in California on federal compliance issues such as product safety, product registration, labeling, claims/marketing and licensing. He also litigates related cases brought under California’s consumer and environmental protection laws.

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Justices Weigh Overtime Rules, an article by Christian J. Scali, Jennifer W. Burns and Jack Schaedel, opining on Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, a case before SCOTUS this term addressing the applicability of overtime exemptions under the FLSA to auto dealership service advisors, was published in the Daily Journal yesterday. SCOTUS heard oral argument in that case on January 17, 2018.

The Scali Law Firm rebrands as “Scali Rasmussen”

Name change reflects the firm’s rapid expansion

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Auto industry expert Halbert “Bert” Rasmussen, who joined The Scali Law Firm in 2017, will share the firm’s title. The change to Scali Rasmussen is a major milestone in the development of the firm Christian J. Scali founded in 2013 to bring to dealerships and other clients a deep understanding of the automotive industry and relevant state and federal laws and regulations.

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Each year The Scali Law Firm produces a compendium for clients and colleagues, with an overview of new laws and a review of legal developments in the year that past.

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On December 14, 2017, the Department of Defense (DOD) published new interpretive guidance of the Military Lending Act (MLA) that affects car dealers who sell GAP contracts and other credit-related services and products.

Gone but not forgotten

When former employees try to pilfer your people

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What options do California employers have when departing employees try to take clients and valued co-workers with them? More than you might think.

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