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With the passage of SB-836, a number of important changes in Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) requirements went into effect on July 1, 2016. Though not as expansive as originally proposed, the changes do demonstrate the Labor and Workforce Development Agency’s interest in monitoring PAGA claims and their settlements.

Scali Law Firm expands automotive regulatory practice

National industry expert Melanie S. Joo joins California’s top automotive law firm

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To advise and counsel its clients on staying ahead of the rapidly changing automotive regulatory landscape, The Scali Law Firm today announced that it has added as a Partner Melanie S. Joo who has overseen massive multi-state regulatory projects for major players on issues involving state-specific licensing, advertising, and regulatory frameworks.

Heat Illness Prevention

Coffee Break: HR Minute

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In this episode, we discuss what dealers can do to protect their employees from heat illness.

Confidentiality Agreements

Coffee Break: HR Minute

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In this episode, we discuss changes to confidentiality agreements required by the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.

Local wage ordinances: Los Angeles

Coffee Break: HR Minute

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In this episode, we discuss the issues to look out for in applying local wage ordinances, particularly in the Los Angeles area.

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The City of San Diego implemented its new minimum wage and sick leave ordinance effective July 11, 2016. The ordinance was passed through a ballot vote on June 7, 2016, however, the ordinance as drafted at the time of the vote, left some loose ends on how the sick leave requirements would work. Acknowledging that the sick leave provisions needed some additional refining, the City Council asked the City Attorney for guidance on an implementing ordinance that would clarify provisions of the new law. Today, the City released a first version of an implementing ordinance to address these issues and has announced that it will conduct a second reading of the implementing ordinance on July 26, 2016.

Local wage ordinances: San Diego

Coffee Break: HR Minute

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In this episode we look at the city of San Diego’s recently passed ballot initiative increasing minimum wage and providing additional sick leave benefits. We discuss the status of the initiative and likely future implementing regulations, and provide takeaways for auto dealers struggling to with adopting compliance sick leave policies.

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The article by Scalilaw attorneys Christian J. Scali, Robert D. Daniels and John P. Swenson, titled What autopilot crash could mean for Tesla, was published in the Perspective section of Wednesday's Daily Journal. In it our attorneys discuss the implications for Tesla of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opening a preliminary investigation into the Autopilot feature in 25,000 Tesla Motors Model S cars.

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Stay informed on the latest laws and trends affecting the Automotive Industry. Join us for Coffee Break, a monthly newsletter and video series that provides a quick shot of corporate compliance and ethics topics including dealership human resource topics and wage and hour regulations, advertising and regulatory compliance and other new and trending issues affecting dealership operations. In under two minutes, our attorneys will provide you with perspective and implementation ideas for new and trending compliance issues at your dealership.

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By ballot vote on June 7, 2016, the citizens of the City of San Diego passed a minimum wage and sick leave law that exceeds the California enhancements in these areas. This new law’s effective date is still unknown until the ballot vote is finalized and certified, but it is expected to take effect during the month of July.

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