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9 04, 2016

California to Gradually Increase Minimum Wage to $15 by 2022

By |2018-08-20T01:41:37+00:00April 9th, 2016|News|Comments Off on California to Gradually Increase Minimum Wage to $15 by 2022

By amending California Labor Code section 1182.12, Senate Bill 3 [1] will raise California's [2] hourly minimum wage from $10 to $10.50 on January 1, 2017, then to $11 the following year, and then by $1 annually until 2022, at which point the minimum wage will reach $15 per hour.  Businesses with 25 or fewer employees have [...]

7 03, 2016

Intellectual Property: The Most Valuable Asset of Your Business

By |2018-08-20T01:41:37+00:00March 7th, 2016|News, The Advisor|Comments Off on Intellectual Property: The Most Valuable Asset of Your Business

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THE MOST VALUABLE ASSET OF YOUR BUSINESS March 2016 Intellectual Property (“IP”) is an increasingly valuable asset to the modern business, and appropriate steps must be taken to protect it from unwarranted use now and in the future.  IP comes in many different forms, each with its own process and body of law. [...]

3 03, 2016

Tip Pooling Legal Alert

By |2018-08-20T01:41:37+00:00March 3rd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Tip Pooling Legal Alert

Trevor D. Large, Partner In a 2-1 decision, the San Francisco-based U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2011 U.S. Labor Department rule that businesses cannot share tips given to waiters, casino dealers and other service staff with the support staff such as dishwashers and table runners, even if the tipped employees are paid [...]

9 02, 2016

New State Protections for Undocumented Workers

By |2018-08-20T01:41:38+00:00February 9th, 2016|The Advisor|Comments Off on New State Protections for Undocumented Workers

NEW STATE PROTECTIONS FOR UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS February 2016 Over the past few years, California has seen a host of new laws aimed at protecting undocumented workers.  This makes dealing with employees who do not have a legal right to work in the United States increasingly complicated. As with many areas of employment law in 2016, [...]

11 01, 2016

2016 California Employment Law Update

By |2018-08-20T01:41:38+00:00January 11th, 2016|The Advisor|Comments Off on 2016 California Employment Law Update

The New Year is here.  In California, that means a new set of employment laws with which employers must become familiar and deal with.  While there are too many to mention in this short Advisor, the new laws that we feel are most relevant to our clients are listed below.  If you have any questions [...]

5 11, 2015

BUSINESS BREAKUPS

By |2018-08-20T01:41:39+00:00November 5th, 2015|News, The Advisor|Comments Off on BUSINESS BREAKUPS

Statutory Balancing of Interests of Continuing and Outgoing Owners of Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, LLCs and Corporations Upon Separation S. Timothy Buynak, Partner November 2015 The concept of “disassociation” has now been legislatively inserted in California statutes governing partnerships, limited partnerships, LLCs and corporations, thereby providing an established process and valuation approach when business owners elect [...]

5 11, 2015

Estate Planning for U.S. Non-Citizens and Residents

By |2018-08-20T01:41:40+00:00November 5th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Estate Planning for U.S. Non-Citizens and Residents

We live in a global society.  Given the ease of communication, transportation, and travel, it is now not uncommon for people to live in multiple places during their lifetimes, including multiple countries.  In fact, according to the 2010 census data, over 27% of California's residents are foreign born.  This gives rise to special considerations for [...]

29 10, 2015

Tim Buynak and Doug Large Named in PCBT’s Who’s Who in Professional Services Report

By |2018-08-20T01:41:41+00:00October 29th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Tim Buynak and Doug Large Named in PCBT’s Who’s Who in Professional Services Report

The Pacific Coast Business Times recently named Tim Buynak and Doug Large in its latest release of it's 2015 Who's Who in Professional Services. This report recognizes the leading attorneys in the Tri-Counties region. The excerpts from the article published by The Pacific Coast Business Times are provided below:

7 10, 2015

Protect Your Business with an Employment Audit

By |2018-08-20T01:41:41+00:00October 7th, 2015|The Advisor|Comments Off on Protect Your Business with an Employment Audit

 Douglas B. Large, Partner October 2015 When was the last time your business evaluated, or audited, whether its current employment policies, practices and documents are in compliance with the myriad California workplace regulations?  If you do not know the answer, or you do not know what an employment law audit is, such an audit is [...]

8 09, 2015

Choosing A Trustee For Your Trust

By |2018-08-20T01:41:42+00:00September 8th, 2015|The Advisor|Comments Off on Choosing A Trustee For Your Trust

Stacie D. Nyborg, Attorney September, 2015 When creating your estate plan, one of the most important decisions is deciding who will succeed you as successor trustee of your revocable trust or who will be the acting trustee of your irrevocable trust. For most people, the initial reaction is to have a friend, a child or [...]