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Asset Protection: The Basics

Whether you want to protect your assets so that you can easily hand them to the next generation or you simply want to keep them safe from litigation, asset protection is an important matter to put quite a bit of thought into. Everyone wants to keep their property safe and secure. Here are some solutions […]

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Mergers and Acquisitions: Preparing Your Business

A merger or acquisition can be beneficial to the mutual growth of a company or simply a necessary step. However, as it is challenging for some companies to make a successful transition, it is important to carefully prepare for such a large step in your business’ future. Start Early. Avoid a time-crunch in the merger […]

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Employment Litigation 101: What Do You Need To Know?

Employment litigation is a phrase employers and employees both tend to avoid. That being said, it’s very important for anyone that owns or works at a business to understand his or her basic rights. Litigation is simply the legal process of taking someone through court, so it follows that employment litigation is when an employer […]

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Written vs. Oral Contracts: Why You Should Get It In Writing

Although oral contracts are legally binding, Omni Law Group recommends written contracts rather than a verbal agreement. The main reason: Oral contracts are hard to enforce. How do you prove what both parties agreed on without anything in writing? There are additional problems with oral contracts as well: They can be hard to remember. Most […]

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Legal Interview Questions: Dos and Don’ts for Employers

Whether you’re an employer or potential employee, it’s important to know what interview questions are legal to ask. A good rule of thumb is to stick to questions that have to do with the job’s functions. For example, a employer cannot ask if you’re married or have kids, but he or she can ask if […]

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Rights Employers & Employees Need to Know

Thanks to employment law, employees and employers are both protected in different ways in the workplace. Whether you own a business or simply work for one, it’s your responsibility to know and understand your rights. Employer Rights What do you need to know before you hire, fire, set leave policy, offer wages and more? Make […]

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How the Mechanics Lien Now Applies to Design Professionals

There was recently a big change for designers: The design professional lien law was repealed effective July 1, 2012 and replaced by new payment remedy laws to create updated and favorable lien laws for design professionals. If you’re interested in looking it up, you’ll find it in Civil Code sections 8000, et seq., (more specifically, […]

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California Labor Code & Worker’s Compensation Basics

Whether you’re an employer or an employee, it’s important to understand the California Labor Code and how it applies to worker’s compensation. Unfortunately, no matter what industry you’re in, it’s inevitable that someone will get hurt. Whether through heavy lifting or slipping and falling, injuries happen on the job. What do you need to know? […]

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Intellectual Property & Copyright Infringement

As a business owner, what do you need to know about intellectual property? A fair amount, actually. This is the first of a three-series post about it that focuses on a common mistake made by companies: copyright infringement. Keep reading to find out what it is and how to protect yourself by making sure you […]

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Should I Carry Business Liability Insurance?

Owning and operating a small business comes with a lot of responsibility. Part of that responsibility is to yourself, to protect your assets and investments. Business liability insurance does that. According to Bizstats.com, over 78% of all U.S. businesses are structured as a partnership or sole proprietorship. A partnership is formed between one or more […]

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