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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. The Scali Law Firm’s Christian J. Scali and Monica J. Baumann will present the CNCDA’s Advertising Compliance Seminar, covering the basics of advertising law and addressing cutting edge issues.
The wave of regulatory enforcement disruption being perpetuated by the Trump administration in various ways looms for auto dealers in the form of shakeups at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Scali Law attorneys Christian Scali and Monica Baumann explore what dealers can expect in this article, published on F&I and Showroom.
In Coffee Break episode 24, Chris and Jennifer look at some of the issues employers must keep in mind when it comes to intermittent leave under the FMLA and CFRA.
The California New Car Dealers Association is the country's largest state association of franchised new car and truck dealers representing over 1,100 dealer members. The Scali Law Firm is once again proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the CNCDA's annual Dealer Day legislative conference.
When an employee requests a medical leave, a covered employer’s first concern is determining whether the employee qualifies for protected leave under the Family Medical Leave Act and California Family Rights Act. If the employer determines that the employee does not qualify for such leave (for example, the employee has less than a year of service or has not worked the requisite number of hours) the employer may let down their guard and not issue any leave paperwork to the employee. This is a mistake.
Various laws, including the National Labor Relations Act, protect certain employee speech and expression at work. Also, language restrictions may run afoul of discrimination laws. Here are some common situations in which employers must be careful in restricting employee expression.
Employers have very specific requirements to follow to lawfully employ minors, including the proper documentation for a work permit. Here are some of the requirements..
An employer whose operations include physically demanding work may want to ensure that a job applicant is in sufficient physical shape to safely meet the demands of the position for which he/she is being considered. However, there are substantial restrictions to an employer’s ability to require a job applicant to undergo a physical/medical examination under both the Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
In Coffee Break episode 23, Chris and Jennifer review the complexity of pregnancy disability leave in California and compare it to other forms of disability leave.
In Coffee Break episode 22, Chris and Jennifer explain changes in California law restricting employers' ability to litigate disputes outside of California.