Employment Law

The Americans with Disability Act Celebrates its 30th Anniversary ––– Are You Affected by the Law?

July marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a broad civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private buildings and accommodations that are open to the general public. The purpose of…

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ADLI Secured Favorable Settlements in Six Cases Last Week

Not all litigation is created equal. It is true that litigation can be time consuming and costly. But it is also true that 98% of cases are resolved prior to trial.  At ADLI, we focus on the cost-benefit analysis of taking a case to trial from the perspective of our clients. When it becomes apparent that the…

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ADLI Secures New Employment Agreement for Entertainment Academy Executive

On June 23, ADLI finalized difficult negotiations and our client entered into a new, multi-year employment contract to continue to run one of the entertainment academy’s charitable wings, on a more lucrative basis than the client’s current contract with the Academy. ADLI provides all manner of entertainment transactional services to clients in all facets of…

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ADLI Attorney Ben Jakovljevic Provides Updates for Employers Regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

By now it is no secret that the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is rapidly affecting many aspects of our lives. One consequence has come in the form of recent legislation enacted by the United States for protecting employees across the country.   The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides that covered employers must provide expanded family…

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ADLI Cannabis To Attend and Speak at the Cannabis Industry Institute’s Infused Products 2019 Conference

The Cannabis Industry Institute is committed to providing world-class training and information resources that are required to grow and serve the cannabis marketplace. Its Infused Products Conference (September 23 -24, 2019) is aimed at cannabis companies entering the least understood and most complex segments of the cannabis industry: product manufacturing, business operations, and legal rules and requirements.…

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Your Independent Contractor is Probably Your Employee After All

On September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 (“AB 5”) into law.  The bill sets a new standard for classifying workers throughout California, and its ramifications are sure to be felt across companies of all sizes who have used independent contractors as part of their business model.  All California business owners,…

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California’s Take on Non-Compete Agreements

It is a common refrain by executives, managers, and employees generally: Can my former employer really enforce the non-competition agreement I signed when I first joined the company? The answer, as is often the case in the legal realm, is yes, no and maybe. California, unlike many other states, has laws against “restraint of trade.”…

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Who’s An Employee? The Impact of Dynamex, Daily Journal (July 2, 2018)

In an article for the Daily Journal, Dr. Dariush Adli examines the landmark decision, where the California Supreme Court changed the standard for designating employees as independent contractors, making it much more difficult to classify employees as independent contractors. The article discusses the implications of the decision on California’s Gig economy as well the potential…

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The Dueling Banjos: Two Recent Supreme Court Solos Echo Through California Employment Law

The courts in the United States often zig and zag in different ways, as some judges lean one way or another. The result is like dueling banjos, with melodies resonating for years as employment lawyers in Los Angeles pick up their own instruments to mimic the rhythm to their own case. Two employment law “solos”…

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