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Discrimination Training

Discrimination Training

As of September 9, 2014, workplace discrimination training is mandatory, as detailed in California Government Code Section 12950.1: “12950.1. (a) An employer having 50 or more employees shall provide at least two hours of classroom or other effective...

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Recognizing Elder Abuse

“Elder Abuse” is basically defined in California Welfare & Institutions Code Section 15610.07. Essentially, if you are 65 years or older, or if you are between the ages of 18 and 64 and have certain mental or physical disabilities which keep you ...

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S-Corps

What’s the real deal with S-Corps? It is, first of all, a legal corporation, and the shareholders are protected from personal liability. Only their investment in the corporation is at risk. Their personal assets are protected. An S-Corp is a “pass th...

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Why, or why not, a regular C Corporation?

How about a regular ol’ garden variety corporation? The corp itself gets taxed, its employees get taxed, and its shareholders get taxed on their income and/or dividends. This can seriously cut into net profits. But a corp generally protects the perso...

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Partnerships

So what’s a partnership? Two or more people own a partnership, and there are several types of partnerships. Generally, all partners face personal liability for all debts and obligations, but specified “limited” partners, as in a “Limited Partnership”...

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Sole Proprietorships

A Sole Proprietorship is the business form most often unknowingly and unwisely used by the vast majority of small businesses. The owner is fully responsible for all assets, all income, all taxes, all self employment taxes, social security taxes, etc....

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Watch Those Time Limits

Watch those time limits for workers compensation (job injuries) claims. Generally, an injured employee must inform the employer of the injury within 30 days from when the injury occurred. Of course, do this in writing for your own protection. If you ...

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S.A.F.E. Program for Kids

So regretfully, parents oft use their children as pawns to “get the other guy.” Our Calif court system provides the S.A.F.E. program for kids of separated and/or divorcing parents. Through several actions, the SAFE ACCESS AND FRIENDLY EXCHANGES FOR K...

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Social Media Law

Beginning in 2013, California employers are not allowed to ask for an employee’s or a job applicant’s social media information or log-in information concerning that individual’s private life.

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Independent Contractor?

Independent contractor or employee? In my 25+ years experience with this question, about 70% to 80% of the time, a so called independent contractor agreement is actually an employment agreement with written definitions and obligations. It takes caref...

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