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Laws and propositions affecting all businesses

2020 — looking back and moving forward, Part 2

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Due to the pandemic, the California legislature paired down the laws it adopted in 2020. It nonetheless adopted key laws that may have a wide ranging effect on businesses in California. In addition, 2020 was an election year, and the voters of California chose to expand the reach of the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Laws and regulations affecting dealerships

2020 — looking back and moving forward, Part 1

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Due to the pandemic, the California legislature paired down the laws it adopted in 2020. Nonetheless, all dealers should be aware of the following changes to laws and regulations, and adopt appropriate changes as necessary.

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Data Privacy Day is January 28, 2021 and is an international effort to empower people to protect their personal data and privacy, particularly online. According to Cybint, a global cyber security educator, 95 percent of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error. The practices that help protect individuals’ security online will also help protect businesses, so on this day let’s review the most powerful and simple steps everyone can take to secure their own data and that of their customers who entrust them with it.

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The Governor’s Office announced this morning that the Regional Stay At Home orders are now lifted in all regions across the state. This means that retailers should return to operating under the Governor’s Blueprint for a Safer economy that currently allows up to 25 percent capacity in stores in most counties.

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Scali Rasmussen Founder and Managing Shareholder Christian Scali has been elected to the Board of Governors of the Italian American Lawyers Association (IALA). The IALA, a Los Angeles-based bar association, was founded in 1977 as an organization of Italian American lawyers through a generous donation from Frank Sinatra. They are known for outstanding speakers, authentic Italian meals, and an energy that is unique to the IALA.

Scali Rasmussen welcomes new attorneys to its litigation practice

Product liability attorneys Colleen O’Brien and Barbara Adams deepen firm’s trial strength

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Scali Rasmussen PC announces today it has bolstered its litigation capabilities with two additions: Colleen O’Brien, a veteran trial lawyer and former military prosecutor, and Barbara R. Adams, a civil litigator and trial attorney. O’Brien and Adams each join the litigation and trial powerhouse firm as Principal: O’Brien in the Los Angeles office and Adams in Oakland. The firm’s growing bench of trial attorneys includes recognized courtroom advocates who have litigated and tried multimillion, “bet the company” lawsuits.

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The federal government, State of California and local jurisdictions have all adopted and modified laws relating to COVID-19 in the last several months to respond to the spike in COVID-19 cases. This article reviews these recent laws to provide dealers in California with a complete picture of how to comply with COVID-19 in 2021.

Congress passes spending bill

Highlights of how it may affect your business

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Congress passed a new spending bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (“Spending Bill”) this week that includes multiple provisions to address the ongoing economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. President Trump is expected to sign the bill. This update summarizes changes applicable to our clients and suggests best practices going forward in 2021.

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