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Worker Misclassification: How the Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court Case Can Affect You As An Employer

As an employer, it is important to understand that there are strict laws that serve to protect your rights and the rights of your employees. While there are certain laws that will serve to protect employers and employees, these laws can be complex and require that you as the employer follow certain guidelines. Further, these laws can also change from one year to another thus making it more critical to obtain current and informed advice. The State of California recently made a significant change with regard to how Court determine whether a worker has been misclassified as an independent contractor rather...

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Important Elements Every Business Partnership Agreement Should Address (Part II)

Partnerships can be very beneficial for business as there is a team behind the creation, development and management of the organization. Partnership relationships should be valued and cared for however, and one of the best methods of ensuring its integrity is by creating a business partnership agreement. While business partnership agreement could be drafted by anyone, an experienced business attorney could help to ensure that your business partnership agreement is not generic, but rather customized to fit your specific business needs. The following are some of the most essential elements that should be included in a strong business partnership agreement. Business Developments ...

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Important Elements Every Business Partnership Agreement Should Address (Part I)

When a business is set up by a means of a partnership, it can thrive on the basis of several benefits. A business partnership has the advantage of having diverse skills, knowledge, and resources. A business partnership is similar to that of a sole proprietorship, whereas each partner will own a segment of the business’ assets and liabilities. Partnerships can present several difficulties, however. It is important to address important elements regarding starting and running the business. Having several people making decisions for the business could complicate things, therefore, entering into a partnership agreement is highly recommended. A good partnership agreement...

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Understanding General Partnerships in the State of California

A general partnership in the state of California is the collective entity that is formed when two or more individuals and/or entities engage in a trade or business. The intent of all shared activities is to share profits as well as losses. General Partnership versus Sole-proprietorship A General Partnership in the state of California is one of the most common arrangements of business ownership. This form of arrangement is very similar to an arrangement known as sole-proprietorship. There is, however, one main difference between the two. A businesses ownership known as sole-proprietorship refers to a single individual who is the one responsible...

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