Is Your Business in Compliance for 2020?

Is Your Business in Compliance for 2020?

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There are many laws and regulations with which businesses must comply, and the specific laws that are relevant to your company will depend on your industry, workforce, location, and other factors. Once you are confident you are in compliance, legislators might decide to adjust the laws, as they so often do. Many changes and additional laws go into effect on January 1st each year, so it is important to know whether you are in compliance with all new or amended laws for 2020. Employment-Related Laws Many new state and federal laws will be in place in 2020 that affect companies with employees. Some of these involve: New overtime requirements, which will increase the number of workers receiving overtime by about 1.3 millionAn increase in the statewide minimum wageNew protections and…
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Naming Your Business

Naming Your Business

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There are many steps to getting a successful startup off the ground. You need to select the right business entity and file the proper documents, obtain licenses and permits, find commercial real estate space (if necessary), and ensure you are in compliance with all relevant laws. However, one highly important step to starting a business is choosing the right company name. Some people think that choosing a business name is as simple as finding something catchy that stands out in your market. However, there are additional considerations that should be addressed in the naming process. Conducting a business search - In California, you cannot register a business with the same or overly similar name as another registered business. This means you need to conduct a business search to ensure your…
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Business Law FAQ

Business Law FAQ

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Business owners regularly face a variety of legal concerns and questions, and it is common to wonder whether you need to contact a business lawyer in Pleasanton. The following are a few of the frequently asked questions we hear. To discuss a specific situation, please call our firm directly. When can a business attorney help? A skilled business lawyer can help a company at every stage - from formation to dissolution. Even if your enterprise is only an idea in your head, it can be extremely beneficial to discuss your options with a business law firm. Our attorneys regularly help with the following and more: Business startup and entity formationFranchise purchasesHiring employeesEnsuring complianceAsset and stock salesBusiness-related legal disputesDissolution Whether your business has not yet launched or you have been in…
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