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5 Reasons You Must Protect Your Business Now

As a business owner, you pour your heart and soul into building your business. However, the road to success is filled with challenges, including the looming threat of lawsuits. In today’s litigious society, even the most well-intentioned business can find itself entangled in costly, emotional, and time-consuming legal battles. Here are five compelling reasons why […]

8 Legal Considerations when Hiring Summer Interns, Volunteers, or Temporary help

When a small business owner considers hiring interns, volunteers, or summer help, there are several legal considerations that should be taken into account. This is general information. Please note that laws can vary by jurisdiction, so it’s essential to consult with an employment attorney who is familiar with the laws in your specific location. Here […]

5 Reasons to Update your Employee Handbook Now

While it may be easy to overlook your employee handbook amidst the daily hustle and bustle, keeping it updated is crucial for maintaining a harmonious and safe work environment that protects you from employee lawsuits. Here’s 5 reasons why you shouldn’t delay updating your handbook any longer: 1. Legal Compliance CA laws and regulations are […]

Now Enrolling: Employer Crash Course

Employer Crash Course. Peace of Mind now Open

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a “how to” manual for managing your employees and running your CA business? Why do Employers need a course? California is notoriously one of the most difficult places to do business because of the ever-changing labor laws which make it increasingly difficult for small business owners to keep […]

2023 is Right Around the Corner

Here’s a sneak peak of what’s the laws that are being introduced, expanded, or modified for California Employers: Wage Transparency Laws CFRA Modification Bereavement Leave as a protected leave 2 Expansions to Discrimination Laws Workplace Safety Covid-19 Related Laws Privacy laws Industry Specific Laws What should Employers do now to prepare? Many of these laws […]

4 Crucial Skills for Handling Employee Issues so you don’t Get Sued

The reality is that most small business owners don’t have the luxury of hiring a seasoned, skilled, Human Resources professional who has experience handling the toughest employee issues. The reality is, that most of the time the owner himself/herself are the ones directly managing employee issues along with the very long list of other important […]

3 Money Mistakes that will Make or Break Your Business

When it comes to building and sustaining a profitable business, it can seem like a never ending rollercoaster of highs and lows. Just when you think you’ve taken one step forward, you’re hit with a setback that can set you back in time and money. Getting in front of common pitfalls will protect you and […]

10 Things to Consider Before You Hire an Employee or Independent Contractor in California

If you are a business owner in California, you may be wondering whether to hire employees or independent contractors. This is a difficult decision, and there are many things to consider before making a decision. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 of the most important factors to consider when making this decision. Business […]

New Laws, New Priorities for California Small Business Owners in 2022

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Every year California releases new, updated, and expanded laws that Business Owners must know about and (more importantly) know how to comply with! Simply knowing the laws doesn’t really matter, and we know this from our own daily life. For instance, we all know that the law says you cannot “jay walk”. But, if you […]

4 Crucial Tips to Handling a Workplace Complaint and Investigation in California

Simply doing nothing in response to employee complaints is never the option to take because you are not fulfilling your business owner duty, and because it will get worse not better.