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.
HOW MUCH EMPLOYEE SUPERVISION IS TOO MUCH?
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.
THE DEFEND TRADE SECRETS ACT
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.
KNOW THE LAW REGARDING SERVICE ANIMALS IN A BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT
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.
WHY CALIFORNIA BUSINESS OWNERS NEED WORKER'S COMPENSATION
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.
TYPES OF CALIFORNIA BUSINESS AGREEMENTS
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.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION
If you have ever created something—an invention, a song, or even a business design or symbol—you have what is known as Intellectual Property (IP). In California, there are always new ideas created and shared in the workplace, with friends, and on social media.
SUPREME COURT RULES ON BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSES
The Supreme Court recently issued a decision addressing the enforceability of arbitration clauses in contracts. The Court ruled that binding arbitration clauses must be honored, regardless of whether California’s law says otherwise, because the Federal Arbitration Act requires that arbitration agreements included in company contracts be honored.
CALIFORNIA LAW REQUIRES BUSINESSES TO PROTECT CUSTOMER INFORMATION
California’s Data Security law requires businesses to safeguard customers’ personal information. On January 1, 2016, a new amendment to the statute will go into effect.
CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING
If you own a small business or a share of a business, it may be your most valuable asset. Unfortunately, many small businesses do not survive the retirement or death of their owners. Thus, responsible succession planning, meaning planning for the transfer of ownership and management after an owner leaves, is key to a business’s continued success.