October 8, 2018

Recent Court Decisions Will Make it More Difficult for California Businesses to Classify Workers

Recent Court Decisions Will Make it More Difficult for California Businesses to Classify Workers

For many years, companies have sought to avoid the cost of overtime pay, workers’ compensation, and other economic and administrative burdens by classifying workers as independent contractors.

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October 4, 2018

New Employment Laws Take Effect January 1, 2019

New Employment Laws Take Effect January 1, 2019

Governor Brown recently signed several employment bills into law, with most of them taking effect January 1, 2019 (unless otherwise indicated).

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September 1, 2018

FORMING A NEW VENTURE? OPERATING A BUSINESS THAT’S GROWING 20% ANNUALLY?

FORMING A NEW VENTURE? OPERATING A BUSINESS THAT’S GROWING 20% ANNUALLY?

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.

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August 21, 2018

Avoid Common Employee Claims in Seven (Easy) Steps

Avoid Common Employee Claims in Seven (Easy) Steps

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.

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July 11, 2018

TAX CUT AND JOBS ACT OF 2017 / REVIEW OF CURRENT ESTATE PLAN

TAX CUT AND JOBS ACT OF 2017 / REVIEW OF CURRENT ESTATE PLAN

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.

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