California Labor Laws that Companies Should Know in 2020

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California Labor Laws that Companies Should Know in 2020

December 12th, 2019

At the start of each new year, many laws go into effect in California that were passed the previous year, and 2020 is no different. There are several laws becoming effective in 2020 that will affect any businesses that have employees. If you employ anyone, it is important to be in full compliance with these […]

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The Benefits of a Formal Business Entity

November 11th, 2019

You do not have to take any formal steps with the state to begin conducting business. Many people simply begin offering a service, and start receiving money in exchange for that service. You could continue operations as a sole proprietor (one owner) or general partnership (more than one owner) indefinitely. There is no requirement to […]

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Does Your Business Need Non-Disclosure Agreements?

October 9th, 2019

Companies of all types and sizes will have confidential information that arises in the course of business that is vital to the company’s success. It is generally necessary to share certain information with employees or partnering companies and contractors, which presents the risk they will expose the information or use it to their own benefit. […]

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Insurance Issues for Your Business

September 6th, 2019

When you start a business, you have many decisions to make. What entity will you choose? Do you need a commercial space? Will you hire employees? What will be the terms of your operating agreement? While each decision gets you closer and closer to successful operations, you might not take time to consider every necessary […]

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How Can a Lawyer Help with Corporate Compliance?

August 12th, 2019

Many different laws and regulations can apply to corporations, and violations can result in costly penalties and/or liability for the company. Not every corporation has its own compliance department or has the budget or need to form one, though there is another option to ensure you comply with all relevant laws – hiring a corporate […]

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Startup Counseling FAQ

July 14th, 2019

Starting a business can be a rewarding yet nerve-racking experience. While you may have an idea that you believe will be successful, even small missteps can jeopardize the company, almost right from the start. You want to speak with a startup counseling lawyer in San Francisco to learn about the many ways an attorney can […]

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Outsourced General Counsel FAQ

June 6th, 2019

Businesses of all sizes and types regularly face many legal issues and questions. While large corporations may have entire legal departments at their disposal, most small and mid-size companies do not have the same resources to do so. Each time a legal concern or dispute arises, it can take time and effort to find an […]

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Does Your Business Have Employees?

May 6th, 2019

Many business owners cannot do everything themselves, especially as the enterprise grows. Whether you have too much work for yourself or you need help from someone with specialized skills, hiring one or more employees can be an exciting step for a business owner. However, employees come with many additional compliance issues and responsibilities. It is […]

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Having a Secure Privacy Policy for Your Business

April 3rd, 2019

A data breach or another form of cybercrime can hurt your business in many ways. Customers may lose trust in your company and your business reputation and profits can take a hit. You may also face liability for any losses customers suffered due to the exposure of their information, as well as penalties from federal […]

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Maintaining LLC Liability Protections

March 4th, 2019

Many business owners choose to form a limited liability company (LLC), often due to this entity’s protections from personal liability for business debts. When you form an LLC, the company becomes a separate legal entity from yourself, unlike a sole proprietorship or basic partnership. This generally means that parties cannot go after your personal assets […]

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