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If you are in the process of purchasing a business franchise that is already in existence – or starting your own franchise – there are many important legal considerations to keep in mind. One important consideration is deciding which...

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A recent case involving pregnancy discrimination arose when a former Netflix advisor was fired from her job, simply because she became pregnant – and because her boss knew that she would be taking maternity leave in the near future....

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In February of 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017. Although some individuals erroneously believe that this Act applies only to national sports organizations, the...

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In a recent California court decision – the second of its kind over the past year – a California jury awarded $11 million dollars to an employee who claimed that her employer sexually harassed her. Given the potential for...

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Crowdfunding can be a powerful online tool to raise money for a startup business. However, online crowdfunding is not without its limitations. If you are considering crowdfunding as a fundraising tool for your startup business, there are several legal...

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Recently, the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) has introduced Section 83(i). This new code section allows for certain private companies to begin adopting qualified equity grant plans. These plans would permit restricted stock units (RSU’s) or stock options to be...

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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

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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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