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Working Without A Contractor’s License Can Very Risky And Expensive

Working Without A Contractor’s License Can Very Risky And Expensive

Under California Contractor’s State License Law enumerated in Business and Professions Code Sections 7000 to 7191, a contractor may not “bring or maintain” any action for compensation for performing any act or contract for which a license is required unless the contractor  was duly licensed “at all times” during performance.  Bus & Prof Code Se...

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California Eviction Process Explained

If the tenant doesn’t voluntarily move out after the landlord has properly given the required notice to the tenant, the landlord can evict the tenant. In order to evict the tenant, the landlord must file an unlawful detainer lawsuit in superior court. In an eviction lawsuit, the landlord is called the “plaintiff” and the tenant [&...

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Are you being sexually harassed at work?

Are you being sexually harassed at work?

Startling surveys show that one in four women are sexually harassed in the workplace. Numerous unlawful acts go unreported due to the fear of the repercussions for speaking out, including possibly losing a job, fear of personal safety, or being isolated within the work environment.  Serious physical and mental anguish can arise from being subjected...

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Concepts every business owner should know

Concepts every business owner should know

Most entrepreneurs or small businesses don’t have a team of lawyers following them around to help make every decision. Just as entrepreneurs need to know the basics of accounting and marketing, they also need to understand the basics of business law to avoid the potential liability and costs that follow costly litigation. As a lawyer […]

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How an Attorney can save your business Money

How an Attorney can save your business Money

How An Attorney Can Save Small Businesses Money. California small business owners are usually conscientious about the cost, at least the ones that desire to remain in business. Overhead is the killer of great ideas. Overhead consists of the cost of their necessary materials they need to manufacture their products or render their services, the [&hel...

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Does your business need an employee handbook?

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 ...

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Choosing a business entity

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 b...

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FTC filed a complaint against 1-800 contacts

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-misl...

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