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2020 cases affecting dealerships in 2021

2020 — looking back and moving forward, Part 5

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Despite the COVID-19 crisis, California courts continued to issue important decisions that affect dealerships in California. Below is a summary of some of the most important cases that are likely to have precedential value in the future.

What businesses need to know for COVID-19 compliance in 2021

2020 — looking back and moving forward, Part 4

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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.

Employment laws affecting businesses

2020 — looking back and moving forward, Part 3

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2020 was a relatively quiet year for California employment law. However, the legislature adopted important changes to California independent contractor law and expanded the reach of the various leave laws. All businesses should evaluate their employee policies and make appropriate changes.

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.