California Auto Dealer

October 2018

Over 30 Years of Handling Buy/Sells for New Car Dealers
October 2018 
Erin K. Tenner
Change is happening at a faster pace than ever. The big question is: how do you prepare yourself so you are not hit with extraordinary legal expenses? How you prepare could make or break you. 

Two issues require your attention. Ignoring them could be very costly. They are sexual harassment (which has changed dramatically over the last ten years) and wage & hour laws (which seem to change daily). Continue reading below for more on what you need to know.

If you have questions about these issues or new laws, and how they may affect your business, please contact me at (818) 907-4071 or
Erin is a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators and a trained mediator with experience 
handling sexual harassment cases.

Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era – 
Be Prepared or Pay the Price

Sexual harassment claims have increased 50% in 2018 according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, with an average of $1.7 million in damages per case. Sexual harassment is not what it used to be, and the lawsuits are back with a vengeance. Help yourself and help your employees by making sure you know what is coming.

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Get Out Your Crystal Ball & Rearview Mirror – 
You Will Need Both to Comply with California’s Wage & Hour Laws

Trying to keep up with California wage & hour laws can be a full-time job. It can make your head spin, and once you get on top of everything, they change again. So, what steps can you take to make sure you are in compliance? 

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Minority Ownership Opportunities 
and Exposure

Buying ownership interest in an auto dealership certainly has its benefits, but if you don’t address critical partnership issues and potential liability from the outset, you could be left exposed. 

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“Buy Sells Part IV: Owners’ Agreements”

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11 am

An owner’s agreement is an agreement among owners of a business that governs the relationships and rights of each owner of the business. The type of agreement you have depends on the legal form of your business. “Buy Sells Part IV: Owners’ Agreements” will examine:
  • Types of owners’ agreements.
  • Consequences of not having an owners’ agreement.
  • What must be included in a properly drafted agreement.
  • How owners’ agreements provisions protect businesses.

Please Note: 
These articles are necessarily general in nature and do not substitute for legal advice with respect to any particular matter. Readers should consult with an attorney before taking any action affecting their interests.

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Erin K. Tenner
(818) 907-4071 /

Please Note: This article is necessarily general in nature and is not a substitute for legal advice with respect to any particular case. Readers should consult with an attorney before taking any action affecting their interests.