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Navarro decision should have little effect on California auto dealers

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This Alert is generated to calm any panic caused by reports from other sources that service advisors are no longer exempt from overtime pay requirements under federal law as a result of the Ninth Circuit’s holding in Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, LLCAt least for now, for California-compliant dealerships, Navarro should have no effect.

New laws for 2015

How they effect California auto dealerships

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Throughout 2014 we have written about the new laws that will affect many California dealerships. As the New Year is here, we wanted to provide you a summary of compliance issues you may want to address in light of the new 2015 laws that will have an impact on your day-to-day operations. Some of these laws went into effect as early as January 1. Some significant liability awaits you if you do not address these compliance issues now. The good news is that if you get ahead of it, neither your compliance budget, nor your litigation budget should be severely affected.

Raceway Ford Cases, a win for dealers

Be happy! But don’t backdate.

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On Tuesday, the Fourth District Court of Appeal in California dealt overreaching consumer attorneys a devastating blow in Raceway Ford Cases. While this case has wide-ranging application to consumer class actions often filed against dealers, dealers should be cautioned not to change their practices in light of this case. But its multiple holdings are a much needed shot in the arm to auto dealers who have been assaulted by class actions in recent years.

Christian Scali is published in ADOMA’s Newstraxx

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ADOMA’s September issue of Newstraxx features Christian Scali's article entitled, California Dealerships Should Review Their BYOD Policy to Ensure Employees Are Properly Reimbursed for Work-Related Cell Phone Use. It provides an update on expense items for which California employers are required to reimburse employees, suggests that California employers should review their BYOD policies in light of this recent change, and identifies some impacts of BYOD policies generally.