September 1, 2018
Robert Frost wrote, “Good fences make good neighbors.” At Ferruzzo we add: “Smart business partners build custom fences at the beginning of their business venture, and then tend and mend the fences throughout the relationship.” Why? Ranchers do not manage their
herds without fence perimeters circumscribing their grazing valley. Similarly, savvy business owners should seek counseling to guide the birth of their enterprise and thereafter.
August 21, 2018
Employee complaints are virtually inevitable, but the effort that an employer invests in prevention will pay dividends. Employers can avoid many of the common employee claims that we see filed in state and federal courts daily by taking preventative steps to treat their workforce correctly and in compliance with federal, state, and local law.
July 11, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017 (the "New Tax Law"), may have an impact on your current estate plan. Now is a good time for a review of your old estate plan, if you haven't done one recently. Some of the many changes created by the New Tax Law could hurt or be beneficial to your estate plan. Yet every plan is different and the only way to know is to consider a review to determine if you want to make any changes.
May 22, 2018
Class action lawsuits are one of the greatest threats employers face in today’s business landscape. The potential liability in class actions often threatens a company’s survival, because they exponentially increase monetary damage exposure.
May 4, 2018
The California Supreme Court dealt a severe blow to businesses, restricting the manner in which workers may be classified as independent contractors. On April 30, 2018, the Court issued a decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court which significantly limits the ability to classify workers as independent contractors.