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Shallow Pockets

By Andrew Jacobson The first question plaintiff lawyers ask when a new lawsuit comes their way is “where are the deep pockets?” Suing the villain is fine, but winning only gets Read More

Scam Alert -- Court "Notice of Appearance"

by Andrew Jacobson If you receive a "court notice" via email, don't open it -- it is a scam designed to add to your computer malware designed to get you to Read More

Earned Income Tax Credit Notice

California employers, take note: you are required to give notice to all your employees about the earned income tax credit at about the time you give them their W-2 or Read More

California Creates New Corporate Structures Enabling For-Profit Corporations To Consider the Public Benefit

              Sharon Adams Introduction In January 2012, California created two new state corporate structures:  (1) flexible purpose corporations, and (2) benefit corporations.  Unlike traditional for-profit corporations, these new corporate structures are required to provide Read More

Veterans

Bay Oak Law's own Daniel Gwozdz was recognized by the Bar Association of San Francisco on Veteran's Day for his service in the US Army between 2000 and 2005. Dan Read More

New I-9 Form

The USCIS has introduced a new I-9 form that will have to be used for new employees. While use is currently voluntary, it will be required from May onward.  No need to Read More

A Wait at the Gate

[caption id="attachment_1098" align="alignleft" width="320" caption="Hold your horses"][/caption] For all those employers (all none of you)  ready to race ahead and give notices to employees about health insurance exchanges, you are going Read More

Taxing Taxes

A former co-worker of mine, David Spence of the Royce Law Firm, was quoted in a Forbes blog today about Cutler v. Franchise Tax Board, where the California Second District Read More

Entrepreneurial Trap

Entrepreneurs in California sometimes want to organize their companies in other states, like Delaware or Nevada. They learn that companies can pay less in franchise fees in Nevada, or that Read More

Sins of Wages

Both employers and employees need to review their wage statements for the new year, because California has amended Labor Code 226 to identify nine types of information that has to be Read More

How Much for an Attorney-to-Be?

Lawyers love Latin -- it makes the sordid sound sophisticated. After reading the below, ask yourself cui bono? Who benefits? Judge William Pauley recently knocked down an attorneys' fee request: ""Astonishingly, Kramer Levin Read More

Time to Get Commission Agreements in Writing

We've said it before, about the need to get things in writing, but now getting commission schedules in writing will be the law here in California starting next year: "By January Read More

Unemployment Benefits: The Greased Pig

[caption id="attachment_920" align="alignright" width="300" caption="2004 Greased Pig Contest, Photo by Ken Ratcliff, Wikipedia Commons"][/caption] Sometimes being an employer is like being in a greased pig contest: you just can’t get your Read More

Business Owners: Keep Your Networks Secure

Just in case the business owner didn’t have anything to worry about, here is a new headache to avoid. EPN Inc., also known as Checknet, Inc. is a collection agency Read More

Tips for Employers About Tips in California

California has a long tradition of being employee-friendly: covenants not to compete by employees are unenforceable, and the minimum wage is usually higher in California than that nationally. The same is Read More

California Supreme Court: Employers Do Not Have to Ensure Employees Take Breaks

The state Supreme Court has finally clarified California employer obligations regarding employee meal periods and rest breaks. As we predicted after the oral arguments in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court Read More

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