Ben Jakoljevic

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 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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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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