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Proposed California Legislation – Job Killer Bills

From the California Chamber of Commerce: Proposed California Legislation – Job Killer Bills AB 357 (Chiu; D-San Francisco) Predictable Scheduling Mandate/Protected Leave of Absence — Imposes an unfair, one-size fits all, two-week notice scheduling mandate on certain employers that perform retail sales activity, and penalizes these employers with “additional pay” for making changes to the […]

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FLSA Overtime Changes Threaten Exempt Status

From the San Diego State Bar – Business Law Section By: Ogletree Deakins and Diane M. Saunders. FLSA Overtime Changes Threaten Exempt Status The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Committee on Employment Law held its spring meeting last week, and one of the hottest topics on the minds of the attendees concerned the impact that the […]

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IRS Streamlined Application for Section 501c3 status

IRS Streamlined Application for Section 501c3 Status From the State Bar of California Business Section, “Recent Developments and Trends for Exempt Organizations.” During the summer, the IRS released Form 1023-EZ, a streamlined application for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, in an effort to alleviate its backlog of unprocessed applications. In comparison to the standard Form 1023, Form 1023-EZ […]

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San Francisco Minimum Wage Increase May 1 2015

San Francisco Minimum Wage Increase May 1 2015 San Francisco’s minimum wage will increase to $12.15 on May 1, 2015.  The increase, which passed in 2014 as part of Proposition J, won more than 76% of the vote. The minimum wage will continue to increase throughout the next three years as follows: July 1, 2016 […]

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Nonprofits – Restricted vs. Unrestricted Funds

Nonprofits – Restricted vs. Unrestricted Funds The Average Joe may believe that the way donations to nonprofits work is that a check is written to the nonprofit who then turns around and spends the money however the nonprofit sees fit. That’s actually not entirely true. When money is donated to a nonprofit, the funds are […]

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Nonprofit Enterprises: An Overview

“Nonprofit Enterprises: An Overview” One of the most important and valuable services the Ortega Business Law Firm, APC provides to its clients is legal counseling on the feasibility of establishing and structuring a nonprofit entity. It is important to understand the challenging legal nature of nonprofit corporations and entities to ensure that they fit the […]

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New – 2015 California Employment Laws

New –  2015 California Employment Laws As is often the case, California has enacted New-2015 California Employment Laws that will take effect throughout 2015. It is important for employers to become aware of and adhere to these laws. Below is a synopsis of some of these laws: Healthcare Waiting Day Periods SB 1034 clarifies that […]

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Holiday Parties and Harassment

Holiday Parties and Harassment Holiday parties can be fun and a perfect way of thanking and interacting with employees and colleagues.   Yet, accompanying the camaraderie of this festive season is liability exposure for employers. Once the last cork is popped and the last gift is open, and once employees are uninfluenced by the libations consumed […]

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Nonprofit-Reporting-to-Its-Members

Nonprofit-Reporting- to-Its-Members I’m often asked whether and how a nonprofit corporation should report to its members.  There are various ways in which a nonprofit corporation can report to its members.  I’ve included some of these methods here: By personal delivery; By mail or other written communication, addressed to the member at the address on the […]

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Retaliation Claims on the Rise

Retaliation Claims on the Rise The Washington Post November 2nd Article regarding the rise in retaliation claims focuses on changing laws and attitudes about workplace bias as the reasons for the steady growth in these types of claims. If you’ve been practicing law in the employment arena long enough you don’t need statistics to know […]

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