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February 11, 2021

Obtaining Your Professional License

When you are starting your own business or entering into a new professional field, you may be required to have a professional license according to California law. Indeed, there are many kinds of businesses and professions that require proper licensing, and it can be complicated to determine on your own what steps you must take to obtain and…
January 28, 2021

Common Mistakes Made in Contract Agreements

Contract agreements are the basis of most commercial transactions in California. Whether you are starting a business, buying or selling a company, entering an agreement with a vendor/distributor, or hiring a new employee, you will benefit from a professionally drafted agreement that establishes and protects your rights and interests. A p…
December 29, 2020

Common Legal Documents Needed for a California Business

Starting a business in California has many complex requirements, including a wide variety of legal documents. As you decide on the appropriate structure for your business, you may need to file articles of incorporations or organization, and you will need to draft and execute contracts for commercial leases and for hiring employees. Yet busi…
November 25, 2020

How Proposition 22 Affects Independent Contractors in California

On November 4, 2020, California voters passed Proposition 22 (“Prop 22”), which CNN describes as a “costly and controversial ballot measure to exempt firms like Uber and Lyft from having to classify their gig workers in the state as employees rather than as independent contractors.” Numerous businesses that will benefit from Prop 22 support…
November 3, 2020

Avoiding Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

In the course of running a business, an employer can face many kinds of complaints from employees. As stressful and frustrating as this can be, you can go a long way towards reducing your liability risk with proper preparation. Among other things, you should be prepared for employee complaints and the possibility of wrongful termination all…
September 22, 2020

Steps to Purchase a Business in California

Are you thinking about buying a business in California? While purchasing an existing business can be exciting, it can also come with complications. If you already own a business and are looking for a new acquisition, you might have a clear idea of the type of business you want to buy. However, if you are just starting out, you should seek a…
August 28, 2020

Attorney for Buying a Business

If you are considering a purchase of an existing business, it is important to work with an attorney for buying a business. Purchasing a business can be a complex process, and many legal issues can arise in the process of looking for a business to buy, securing financing for the purchase, and getting the business running again. If you are in…
June 24, 2020

Ways to Resolve Disputes Between Businesses

When you are facing a business dispute, it is important to consider your options for a cost-effective and timely resolution. When businesses are engaged in disputes with one another—particularly when those businesses are located in different areas of the country—forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can be particularly useful. By us…
May 26, 2020

Can California Employers Still Have Mandatory Arbitration Agreements with Employees?

Business owners and employers in Fremont and throughout Northern California should know that they may not be permitted to require employees to agree to arbitration clauses or agreement under particular circumstances, according to a new law in the state. The new law, Assembly Bill 51, limits the ways an employer can use an arbitration clause…
April 29, 2020

Hiring Employees vs. Independent Contractors

When you are hiring new people to work for your business, it is essential to have clarification about whether you are hiring employees or independent contractors. The distinction between employees and independent contractors is important for your own business purposes, as well as for the worker. As you may know, employees have certain right…

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