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Copyright – Supreme Court Holding in Aero Case

I am sharing an article from the Justia Daily Opinions – straight off the Supreme Court press! The Copyright Act of 1976 gives a copyright owner the “exclusive righ[t]” to “perform the copyrighted work publicly,” 17 U.S.C. 106(4), including the right to “transmit or otherwise communicate … the [copyrighted] work … to the public, by […]

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California Employment Law Generally

California Employment Law Blog Series #1 The rules and regulations that comprise California employment law can be confusing, complicated and apply in a wide variety of surprising situations.  If you are an employer in California and are unsure about how the employment laws in California apply to your business, you’ve come to the right place. […]

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San Diego Business Law – California Corporations Overview

In this week’s edition of our San Diego Business Law blog series we will take a general look at corporations in California. In order to do business in California as a corporation the business owner must comply with a number of formalities to incorporate and maintain the benefits of incorporation. Formalities for Incorporation in California […]

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San Diego Business Law – Corporate Forms

Welcome back to our San Diego Business Law blog series! In our past posts in this series we have addressed how liability considerations affect the selection of the appropriate business entity as well as the formal requirements for forming a corporation in California. In this week’s blog we are going to address the different types […]

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San Diego Business Law – Liability, Risk and Insurance

In this week’s edition of our San Diego business Law Blog series we will address the relationship between personal liability exposure for business debts and the types of business entities available to San Diego business owners. As we discussed in our previous blogs, if you are doing business in California, there are four major business […]

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San Diego Business Law – Important Considerations in Selecting a Business Entity

Welcome back to our San Diego Business Law blog series! In this week’s blog we are going to address some things you should consider when selecting the appropriate form for your new San Diego business. While there are a number of different issues you could focus your time and energy on, we suggest asking yourself […]

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The Types of Business Entities Available in California

Building a business is both an exciting and extremely stressful time and selecting the appropriate legal form for your business can be a difficult choice. In California you have five different types of business entities to choose from and forming the correct business entity at the beginning will save you both time and money. Over […]

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Extension of an Employee’s Probationary Period

An employer’s extension of a recently-retained employee is not an action employers summarily or frequently take.  Oftentimes the employer is afraid to modify its probationary period policy for fear of repercussions if it/he/she does so.  Other times, the employer simply does not have sufficient information to form a viable decision.   Nonetheless, employers may reach this […]

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Minimum Wage California – Assembly Bill 10

Assembly Bill 10: Hope for Low-Wage Workers Minimum Wage California California’s minimum wage was set at $8.00 per hour in 2008 and has since not been changed for the last six years. However, Assembly Bill 10 could change all of that. The proposed bill seeks to increase the state’s minimum wage to $8.25 in 2014, […]

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California’s New Corporate Entities: Benefit Corporations and Flexible Purpose Corporations

Benefit Corporations and Flexible Purpose Corporations: A little over a year ago on January 1, 2012, California’s new corporate laws went into effect broadening the choices for corporations to include the following two new corporate entities:  benefit corporations and flexible purpose corporations. The effect of the new legislation was to allow companies that wish to pursue, both, […]

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