August 2, 2019

Prevention is the Best Cure:  Stop Lawsuits Before They Happen

Prevention is the Best Cure:  Stop Lawsuits Before They Happen

Being an employer is California in 2019 is darn hard.  Engage any employer on this topic and they will effortlessly rattle off several things that California does to punish business owners.  In most cases, an employment-related issue will be at, or near the top of this list.

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May 1, 2019

Real Estate Investments: Unforeseen Limited Liability

Real Estate Investments: Unforeseen Limited Liability

A limited liability company (“LLC”) has been the mainstream entity for owners of income-producing property. The start-up costs associated with a LLC are relatively inexpensive, and the owner’s desires to shield him or herself from personal liability make it a desirable choice. An LLC is a separate legal entity with a designated tax identification number and separate tax reporting requirements. An owner’s pursuit of asset protection does not come without unforeseen traps or burdens.

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November 2, 2018

FAMILY OWNED BUSINESSES – WHAT TO DO WHEN AN AGING OWNER IS BEING SUBJECTED TO FINANCIAL ELDER ABUSE

FAMILY OWNED BUSINESSES – WHAT TO DO WHEN AN AGING OWNER IS BEING SUBJECTED TO FINANCIAL ELDER ABUSE

Beginning in 2011, the baby boom population began turning 65 years old. As the elder population grows, more business owners have begun to plan for their retirement.

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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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