Serious illnesses and medical events are physically and mentally taxing on anyone involved. When it is an employee or their family member that needs medical attention, focusing on the road to recovery should be the number one goal and they should be able to do this without fear of losing their employment status.
Being your own boss is a wonderful opportunity. However, with great rewards come great responsibility. If you are a contractor setting off on your own, you know that the field is loaded with reputable competition. Yet, with the right training, expertise, and application, success is within arms reach.
Despite opposition, lawmakers and labor unions were able to come up with a deal between them on Monday, March 28, 2016. With pressure from all sides, they agreed to a plan that would raise California’s current minimum wage rate from $10.00 per hour to $15.00 per hour, affecting approximately 5.6 million Californians, which is 32 percent of the state’s workforce that live off of minimum wage pay rate.
Short term rentals are used for a wide amount of purposes, from single day venues, to week long vacation stays and even month to month residencies. Many homeowners consider renting property as a viable option to make some serious income as well as offsetting the costs of owning that said real estate.
When you have any number of people working together, it is possible that at least one individual may be attracted to another. Most businesses frown upon office romance, simply because they tend to be disruptive by nature. Generally, office attractions are completely harmless and can almost be ignored.
It can be argued that money is what makes life possible. Money is required to pay the bills, buy groceries, and seek medical assistance. For the majority of the population, employment is required in order to earn income to have the ability to pay for these expenses, as well as many other necessities.
The ideal that every U.S. citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative is the American dream. For many, this includes owning their own business. Many choose to start from scratch and others to invest in a franchise.
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.
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 is known for its protection of franchisee rights; however, new protections are slated to go into effect in January. These amendments to California’s franchise law curb the power that franchisors have over franchisees. The new provisions apply to franchise agreements entered into or renewed on or after January 1, 2016, and to franchises of indefinite duration that can be terminated without cause.