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Looking to Start a Business in California? Here’s What You Should Know

Starting a business in California can mean embarking on the opportunity of a lifetime. The experience will likely bring you many moments of satisfaction and joy, but in order to launch a successful business, it is critical to begin the process correctly. The following is a brief overview on the most important steps you will need to take in order to begin your own business. Understanding the Legal Structure of Your Business In California, the most common structures for a small business are the following: Sole proprietorships Partnerships Limited liability companies, or LLCs Corporations There are also other legal structures, such...

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What To Do If A Driver Hits You While Texting and Driving

In the State of California, a distracted driver who has caused an auto accident can be held liable for the injuries and damages caused. In California’s fast-paced world, it is common to see drivers using their phones while driving, despite the fact that this is against the law. If a driver using a cellphone while driving has struck you, there are a few actions you should consider taking immediately after the incident. Taking proactive measures will help to protect your rights and will also help you in the event that the case becomes complicated in the future. Furthermore, it is always...

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California’s Maternity Leave and New Parent Leave Act

In many states, new parents will need to rely on the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act in order to obtain time off work for their adjustments as new parents. In California, however, laws regarding pregnancy and parental leave are among the greatest in the nation. California’s New Parent Leave Act Starting this year, a new law took effect called the New Parent Leave Act. This law allows workers the opportunity to take a leave from work for a maximum of 12 weeks in order to take care of a new minor. The minor could be through foster care, adopted, or a...

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Premises Liability Defense for Restaurant Owners

Restaurants are, by their very nature, filled with potential risks of injury. Like many other establishments, restaurant owners and managers are expected to observe safety guidelines and regulations and warn their employees and guests of potential hazards. Accidents, however, can happen at any time and a restaurant guest can suffer serious injuries despite restaurant owners having taken all reasonable precautions. Premises Liability, As Defined By California Law Under California’s premises liability laws, a restaurant owner or restaurant manager can be held responsible for the injuries that occur in the property. When a plaintiff files a claim against a restaurant owner, he or...

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