A host of new laws changing significant aspects of employment law went into effect this year in California. Of particular importance are amendments made to the laws regarding mandatory paid sick leave, joint liability for independent contractors, and sexual harassment training provided to supervisors.
During both the formation and the dissolution of a business, there are many legal points to consider. Just as you begin a business applying for a business tax identification number, when you choose to terminate a business, careful consideration must be given to taxes.
There are a wide variety of reasons employees need supervision. Theft is a crime of opportunity, and proper control can alleviate that option. Also, when a supervisor is watching, work output productivity increases. When using company issued devices, without proper checks the device may be utilized for unintended purposes.
In business, to set yourself apart from your competition, there must be something unique that your company offers that is unlike anywhere else. Once you have discovered what those elements are, it is important to keep them within the enterprise to prevent others from replicating your ideas.
When you are beginning a business, many different decisions must be made. Perhaps the first of which is what business structure you would like to pursue. Would you like to be a sole proprietorship or a partnership?
Discrimination is a moral and ethical issue and in the business world, but it also presents legal obstacles. Employment status based on anything other than job qualifications has severe repercussions.
During the middle of a business rush, someone walks in with their dog. A small child is in the building and becomes frightened of the animal. Their parent comes to the rescue of their child and requests the removal of the canine due to the safety concerns.
As a business operating in the state of California, you have a moral, ethical, and legal obligation to offer certain protections to your employees. From employee safety at the place of work, income protection and all the way to protection after an injury occurs, employers must meet a certain set of requirements.
In business, nearly everything we do today requires agreement, from participating in activities to downloading software. These are important in any running business as they protect the business from liability lawsuits. By having a user sign an agreement, they are effectively placing all of the responsibility for actions on the signee.
No matter where you go in the United States, in order to start up your new business, you will need to determine what kind of business you want. They range anywhere between sole proprietorship or general partnership all the way up to C Corporations.