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As we have previously discussed on this blog, a limited liability company (LLC) is the right type of business entity for many different types of companies starting in California. However, as a business owner, it is very important for...

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All business owners, large and small, should realize the importance of always complying with wage and hour laws. In many cases involving allegations of wage and hour violations, companies end up paying out a lot more than they may...

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Previously on this blog, we discussed the importance of developing an employee handbook despite the time and energy involved. Another important step for small business owners is to properly set up a system for employee personnel files when you...

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Almost every business has a website, and a large amount of businesses conduct business or offer online services via their websites.  Therefore, business owners should be aware of changes in requirements for California commercial websites and online service providers...

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At the start of each year, new employment laws go into effect that may have a significant impact on California businesses.  This year, all members of limited liability corporations should take note that, as of January 1, 2014, the...

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Small business owners should always be aware of all of the federal and state employment laws that may apply to their company.  Familiarizing yourself with laws regarding wages, hours, discrimination, and more not only guarantees fair treatment for your...

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As social media became increasingly popular over the last decade, many employers utilized online profiles to try to learn more about job applicants or to try to keep an eye out for possible misconduct on the part of current...

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Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in its landmark decision in United States v. Windsor.  This decision meant that the federal government would now...

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Many small business owners try to be flexible in order to accommodate their employees’ needs, busy lives, and unexpected situations.  However, even if owners are simply trying to be kind and helpful, they may be unintentionally breaking federal and/or...

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In years past, Californians looking to sell homemade food products faced many roadblocks.  The California Retail Food Code prohibited the sale of foods that were prepared and/or stored in private home kitchens due to strict health and sanitation regulations....

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