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Does your company or business need an employee handbook? I bet the answer is….yes. Most companies have employee handbooks, but are they necessary? There are definite advantages to having a handbook, such as promoting equal and standardized treatment of all employees. Once rules and procedures are written down, it makes training new employees a breeze....

CHOOSING A BUSINESS ENTITY Choosing a Business Entity An important, but often misunderstood, decision in the life of a business is the entrepreneur’s or existing business owner’s choice among the different forms of legal entities under which the business can operate. The decision is determinative regarding the tax treatment and legal liability of both the...

The FTC filed an administrative complaint charging that 1-800 Contacts, the largest online retailer of contact lenses in the United States, unlawfully orchestrated a web of anticompetitive agreements with rival online contact lens sellers that suppress competition in certain online search advertising auctions and that restrict truthful and non-misleading internet advertising to consumers. According to...

NEW LAWS THAT TOOK EFFECT IN 2012 THAT EVERY EMPLOYER OR BUSINESS OWNER SHOULD KNOW Several new employment laws will impact California employers’ day-to-day operations and policies in 2012. Unless specified, the below laws became effective on Jan. 1, 2012. Credit Check AB 22 prohibits employers and prospective employers, not including certain financial institutions, from...