A Heggstad Petition can help California families avoid the expensive and lengthy probate process, but only if your loved one passed away with a Living Trust. Read more to see if your family situation qualifies.
In California, employers have the option of offering a severance package to a departing employee, so we’ve highlighted 3 main reasons why severance pay could be a good idea (even if it’s not required).
We’ve all heard of the ‘marriage green card’ for foreigners who marry a U.S. citizen. But what is the actual process of obtaining a green card for your spouse or fiancé(e)?
Uber has long faced questions about whether to classify its drivers as independent contractors or employees. See U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson’s ruling on Uber’s independent contractor misclassification case.
H-1B visas are non-immigrant visas specifically meant for foreign workers who have specialty skills that require an advanced degree or training. Read our article to see if you meet the conditions for getting an H-1B visa.
As a business owner, one of the toughest things to do is letting an employee go. 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.