As a business owner, one of the toughest things to do is letting an employee go, whether it’s due to work performance or downsizing. Here are 5 steps you can take to protect your business from a potential wrongful termination claim.
2018 is just around the corner, so we’d like to update employers and business owners on any new or proposed laws for employment-based immigration. Read more to get a head start before the new year!
After September 18, 2017, all employers will be required to use the revised version of USCIS’ Form I-9. Read more about important dates and changes to the updated I-9 to be sure that your business stays compliant.
By now, we’ve all heard of the H-1B visa and how competitive it can be to hire a foreign worker, especially with the annual quota and lottery system. Has your company considered the L-1 visa?
Did you know that your estate can be subject to probate even if you have a will? If you’re not sure what probate is, this guide can help answer some of your questions.
New year, new goals, and new employment laws. If you’re an employer or business owner, one of your resolutions for 2017 should be to make sure you’re familiar with new employment laws in California that may affect your business.
Medi-Cal recipients: don’t let your family be surprised by ‘death fees’ if California comes to collect on medical costs. Knowledge is power, and preparation is key. Learn how families of Medi-Cal recipients can benefit starting in 2017 by simply creating an estate plan.
Employers must keep I-9 paperwork accurate, up-to-date, and compliant with regulations or face thousands in fines and possible jail time. New changes are coming for the Form I-9, so make sure to check with your employment law attorney to identify any errors in your paperwork.
If you or someone you know is a Medi-Cal recipient, or is planning to apply for Medi-Cal, find out about the amendments that will be made to California’s estate recovery program. Starting in 2017, these changes will take effect, so make sure you’re in the loop.
Cities around California are establishing regulations that change how paid sick leave is accrued and used. If you’re an employer, find out if you’re in the loop about new laws for paid sick leave.
Take an estate planning lesson from the high-profile divorce of world-famous Hollywood couple ‘Brangelina.’ Divorce can be a stressful and unpleasant process, but it should not stop you from updating your estate plan as soon as possible.
A common statement about EB-5 investment is that it requires the creation of 10 full time jobs that are filled by U.S. citizens or by permanent residents in the country lawfully. However, a further look at both types of EB-5 filings, direct EB-5 petitions and petitions that are processed through regional centers, shows that a variety of other factors come into play when considering how the program operates.
An outdated estate plan that does not reflect the changes in your assets, finances, family dynamics, and addresses could prove to be a headache down the line. Find out the top 5 reasons why you should review your estate plan with your attorney as soon as possible.
Your highest valued assets should generally be placed in your living trust. Items to consider adding to your trust include the following:
Creating a living trust in California requires a variety of steps to design and execute the document. Learn about the process and what you need to create one.
The minimum wage for California workers will gradually increase to $15.00 by 2022. Here are things employers need to know.
The talented Prince unexpectedly died in his home without a will, trust, or any estate planning done. Here's a few lessons we can learn from The Artist.
California’s End of Life Option Act became law on June 09, 2016 after being signed by the governor. This law permits doctors in California to prescribe life-ending medication in many cases at the requests of terminally ill patients.
If you are thinking of starting a business, there are many aspects to consider. The first step is choosing the right business structure. In order to make that decision, there are a few factors to think about including (1) ease and cost of formation; (2) complexity of management; (3) transferability and dissolution; (4) liability protection; and (5) reporting requirements and taxation.
As we begin the new year, it is important for employers to stay up to date on laws affecting them and their businesses. There are many new laws affecting employers, most of which have been in effect since January 1st, 2016. Here are some of the highlights: