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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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New Pregnancy Leave Obligations and Rights FEHA & PDLL

The California Second District Court of Appeal’s decision in Sanchez v. Swissport, Inc., No. B237761, will have a significant impact employment law and the way employers handle employees requiring pregnancy leave. On February 21, 2013, the court determined, for the first time, that an employee is entitled to reasonable accommodation for a disability under the […]

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Legal Current Events: California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

On September 21, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 323. Specifically, section 20 of the Bill replaced the Beverly-Killea Limited Liability Company Act (Beverly-Killea) with the California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) to govern the formation and operation of limited liability companies (LLCs). Under the new legislation, LLCs are not […]

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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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2013 Employment Laws

2013 Employment Laws: In September 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown enacted a number of laws relating to employment law. It is important that employers are familiar with the changes in order to ensure compliance. The following list includes that changes made which, unless stated otherwise, will go into effect January 1, 2013: As a background, FEHA […]

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Crowdfunding – A Safe Alternative to Traditional Funding?

Crowdfunding is an online money-raising strategy used as an alternative for inventors to bypass traditional investing vehicles in order to fund new ventures. Through online funding platforms, entrepreneurs are able to “pitch” their business ideas to the public in an effort to attract investors. There are four crowdfunding segments—equity, lending, rewards and donations. Equity crowdfunding […]

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