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As a business owner, hiring your first employee is a big step. While it is certainly a milestone of growth, it also triggers a variety of legal issues of which every business owner should be aware. It is extremely...

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I am thrilled to be the guest speaker at the April 8, 2014 meetup in Palo Alto for the organization, Founding Moms. Founding Moms is a group that helps entrepreneurial moms connect, network, and support one another through the...

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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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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 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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