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A sales manager is hauled away from the dealership in handcuffs with Department of Justice officials standing by. At his arraignment he is charged with several counts of fraud and grand theft auto. The local news media is all over this story and highlights the dealership in local coverage. Customers start complaining. Employees quit. Good times. What should you do if your employee is arrested/charged, but not convicted, of a serious crime, endangering your business' reputation?

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The California Supreme Court says a prevailing employer in a discrimination, harassment or retaliation case under the Fair Employment and Housing Act cannot recover mere “costs” without a finding that the employee’s claim was frivolous.

Employment Arbitration Agreements

PAGA waiver issue resolved (for now) for the State, but Federal activity continues…

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Employers have increasingly relied on arbitration agreements with employees for disputes arising out of the employment relationship, and class action waivers contained in those agreements have provided a means to avoid class or representative actions for those disputes as well. In 2014, the California Supreme Court affirmed the enforceability of class/representative action waivers in arbitration agreements generally, but carved out an exception for actions brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”). However, a number of federal courts have issued contrary rulings, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal just heard arguments on this same issue in a trio of consolidated wage-related cases.

EVENT on April 27, 2015

Christian J. Scali will speak at the National Association of Dealer Counsel Spring Conference. Addressing a prestigious audience of general counsel from automotive dealership groups around the country, Mr. Scali will present on Advertising Laws and New Media, providing valuable insight on the application of existing laws to new technologies used to advertise to automotive customers.

EVENT on May 14, 2015

Vehicle advertising has changed. Is your dealership keeping up? With regulatory attention turned on automobile advertising, it's more important than ever for dealers to create a culture of compliance.

EVENT on May 13, 2015

Vehicle advertising has changed. Is your dealership keeping up? With regulatory attention turned on automobile advertising, it's more important than ever for dealers to create a culture of compliance.

EVENT on May 12, 2015

Vehicle advertising has changed. Is your dealership keeping up? With regulatory attention turned on automobile advertising, it's more important than ever for dealers to create a culture of compliance.

EVENT on May 6, 2015

Vehicle advertising has changed. Is your dealership keeping up? With regulatory attention turned on automobile advertising, it's more important than ever for dealers to create a culture of compliance.

EVENT on May 5, 2015

Vehicle advertising has changed. Is your dealership keeping up? With regulatory attention turned on automobile advertising, it's more important than ever for dealers to create a culture of compliance.

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