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Car Dealerships, COVID-19 & Class Actions

September 9 at 12:00 pm EDT

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Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The pandemic has changed the legal landscape for dealerships ranging from communications with customers to classifications of employees. Join Offit Kurman Labor and Employment Law attorneys, Ari Karen and Katharine Batista, for a special briefing for car dealers on avoiding risks associated with advertising, data and privacy, and employee classification.

During this 1-hour briefing, Mr. Karen and Ms. Batista will discuss:

  • The Telephone Communications Privacy Act: Navigating marketing and third-party relationships to insulate you from liability
  • Fair Labor Standards Act - Paying your Employees: Managing workforce changes that can impact eligibility for overtime, and employers’ new responsibilities to protect employees and customers.
  • Privacy Laws: Necessary steps to prevent liabilities from sharing and/or maintaining customer information.

It is a critical time for dealerships as these issues are changing the day-to-day auto industry norms. Make sure you understand how to best protect your business.

For more information and daily updates on the Coronavirus please visit our Coronavirus Resources Page.


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kbatista@offitkurman.com| 267.338.1319

Ms. Batista is a labor & employment attorney who provides businesses with risk mitigation strategies and effective representation in litigation. Specifically, Ms. Batista successfully defends employers against claims of discrimination and harassment, retaliation, wrongful terminations and wage and hour violations. Ms. Batista also commonly represents her clients in bringing actions for breach of restrictive covenants and contractual interference, as well as defends them against such claims.



akaren@offitkurman.com | 240.507.1740

Mr. Karen is an experienced litigator who represents large and small businesses in both government investigations and litigation, before state and federal trial and appellate courts nationwide. Mr. Karen’s practice is diverse, representing clients on matters concerning contractual disputes, employment and labor statutes, wage-hour class actions, employment discrimination and fair lending matters, whistleblower complaints and non-competition claims, among others.


Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing full-service law firms in the United States. With 14 offices in seven states, and the District of Columbia, and growing by 50% in two years through expansions in New York City and Charlotte, North Carolina, Offit Kurman is well-positioned to meet the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the individuals who own and operate them. For over 30 years, we’ve represented privately held companies and families of wealth throughout their business life cycles.

Whatever and wherever your industry, Offit Kurman is the better way to protect your business, preserve your family’s wealth, and resolve your most challenging legal conflicts. At Offit Kurman, we distinguish ourselves by the quality and breadth of our legal services—as well as our unique operational structure, which encourages a culture of collaboration and entrepreneurialism. The same approach that makes our firm attractive to legal practitioners also gives clients access to experienced counsel in every area of the law.

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September 9
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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