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In the current economy, many students and recent graduates who cannot find paid jobs have used unpaid internships as a way to improve their resumes and gain practical experience in a certain field.  Over the past couple months, however,...

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On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court announced a landmark decision in the case of United States c. Windsor. The ruling struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a law passed in 1996 that previously prohibited...

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If your business has flourished and become too big to manage alone, it might be time to hire your first employee. Hiring an employee can allow you to shift your focus from managing every aspect of the business to...

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Women in Technology Business: Struggles and Successes A recent 2012 study conducted by Harvey Nash, a British tech recruitment group, polled the Chief Information Officers of 450 companies, ranging from the highest profiting technology companies to small California start-ups. ...

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Earlier this year, Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, published her first book entitled Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, commonly referred to as simply Lean In.  Lean In focuses on the reasons behind the...

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If you hire someone to perform services for your business, that person may be classified as an independent contractor or as an employee.  The differences between these two classifications are often misunderstood by an employer, and these misunderstandings can...

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Starting a business takes a great deal of time and energy, and often involves the development of intangible assets such as goodwill within an industry or the development of well-trained employees. While these assets are less concrete than a...

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When an entrepreneur starts a business, it is important to have a legal professional look into whether they are in compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Applicable laws may concern issues such as licenses...

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New employment laws that went into effect on January 1 will impact California startups and small businesses. One of the new laws that businesses won’t want to ignore is SB 459, which imposes heavy penalties of between $5,000 and...

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Whether you are currently employing people, or are considering hiring people in the future, it’s crucial to stay one step ahead of employment laws. (To read more about hiring an employee, please visit this post.) Employment law issues are one of...

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