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The State of California has recently implemented legislation regarding sexual harassment training in the workplace. Beginning on January 1, 2020, an employer who has at least five employees is required to provide a minimum of two hours of sexual...

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In 2016 the California Legislature passed a new minimum wage law. This law called for incremental increases to minimum wage over several years. The latest change occurred on January 1, 2019, and it is important for all California employers...

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Is your business compliant with current California sexual harassment law? In the wake of the momentous Me Too and Time’s Up movements, California experienced a sea change in the landscape of its sexual harassment law. The state Legislature enacted...

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How to Split Equity in a Startup

The word "equity" spelled out in scrabble letters

Dividing up the equity of your startup is one of the more complicated issues you will confront as an entrepreneur. Many clients have a general sense of what they want—50/50 split, 20/80, etc. However, they need to consider many...

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A family trust is an excellent estate planning tool, which can allow you to pass property to beneficiaries after death without the expense or delay of probate court. A family trust can hold title to almost any type of...

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Startups and other small businesses frequently need help tackling novel issues as they grow. As a result, many will hire business advisors to help them with employee management, business planning, and financial projections. They might also need a business...

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Tax forms on a desk with a pen, mouse, and cup of coffee sitting on top

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act significantly changed the way businesses are taxed. Although the tax cut for C Corporations (to 21%) garnered the most attention, small business owners should see big wins, also. Below, we summarize some...

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A gold bitcoin coin

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are all the rage, and many consumers now regularly use them buy goods or services. But what about employers? Can you pay your employees in a cryptocurrency? The state of the law is unclear, but the...

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A recent class action lawsuit involving Starbucks could have wide implications for California small business owners. The case turns on whether employers need to compensate employees for small bits of time that are difficult to record. Although federal law...

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Virtually anyone can form a corporation in California, and it is easy to see why. They provide shareholders with limited liability that protects their personal assets in the event the company gets sued, allow founders to raise capital by...

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