If you are going into business with a colleague, forming a business partnership can be a great option. Your business partner might provide capital and/or other contributions, plus you can work together to execute your joint vision for your business. Legally speaking, a partnership involves two or more persons carrying on a business for profit….
With the rise of the “gig economy”, many are finding flexibility by creating full-time work out of multiple jobs and consulting on various projects. To start a consulting business in California, you’ll need to consider several legal issues, including the best type of legal entity, necessary licenses and permits, tax issues, and adequate insurance.
If you are considering starting a business in California, your first set of questions may involve the business formation process. LLC? S-Corp? Or the DBA? You have likely heard of a business operating as a “DBA,” which means a person is “doing business as” another. In California, this is also called a “fictitious business name”….
Come January 2018, businesses in California need to be prepared for updates to the Unemployment Insurance Code in the form of AB 908. Originally passed in 1935 and superseded by the 1953 Code, the UIC relates to unemployment and disability compensation. AB 908, though effective January 1, 2017, will increase, for periods of disability beginning…
Hourly employees are not the only workers to benefits from California “minimum wage” bill. Indeed, the overtime compensation of teachers in private elementary or secondary academic institutions changed with the passing of AB 2230 (California’s minimum wage bill). As many California business owners have experienced, the minimum wage increase has set a higher compensation threshold…
Is your employer reimbursing you for time spent using your personal cellphone to make work-related calls? Under California law, he probably should be. Expenses your employer must cover
Generally speaking, most small business owners do not start a business venture looking for a lawsuit. However, regardless of your intentions, business disputes are quite common, and if not resolved quickly, can pose a serious threat to the continued vitality of an enterprise. Most Common Business Disputes