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Earlier this summer, Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 2282 into law to clarify some confusion surrounding California’s salary history ban. The law amends Labor Code Section 1197.5 and 432.3, which together controls the use of salary information in hiring and promotion decisions.
Labor Code Section 1197.5 makes it impermissible for employers to pay employees of one sex less than the other

An amended regulation on national origin discrimination published by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council takes effect on July 1, 2018.  The regulation strengthens the protections afforded to applicants and employees on the basis of national origin. The amendment expands the definition of national origin, redefines “Business Necessity” and enumerates standards for employment practices.
New protections intended to enhance

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court narrowed the class of workers who qualify as independent contractors.  In the long-anticipated Dynamex Operations West, Inc., the Court rejected the flexible, multi-factor Borello test and adopted the stringent “ABC test” for determining when a worker is an independent contractor for the purposes of the wage orders adopted by California’s Industrial Welfare Commission.

The “ABC

As discussed in our earlier post, Four Reasons to Incorporate Your Business, after successful incorporation, you must continue to preserve the liability protection afforded by your corporation.  California state provides limited liability to shareholders only if the corporation adheres to formation requirements. For example, there are filing requirements and record keeping requirements that must be satisfied in order to

Starting a new business is exciting, but launching and maintaining that business can be stressful. Ensuring that you have a proper plan in place can help you avoid future headaches. When developing your plan, it is important to decide how it is you will structure your business. Will it be a sole proprietorship, a partnership or will you incorporate?  While incorporating

Too often, a client first meets with an attorney after a contractual relationship is already damaged beyond repair.  A misunderstanding among parties regarding their respective rights and obligations under a contract is often the cause of the problem. Entrepreneurs tend to think that everything will go smoothly in their business relationships. This optimism can help propel them to business success by