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Classification of Employees in California

Hiring new employees is an exciting time in your business. However, it usually raises questions related to classification of employees, especially in California. Wage and hour laws in California are some of the most stringent in the nation.  Below is some basic information on the classification of employees. This is not an all-inclusive list. Independent Contractor [..]

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Executor of a Will or An Estate: 3 Helpful Tips

As an executor of a Will or an Estate, you are responsible for assets getting to the correct beneficiaries. This is a large job, that usually comes while still in grieving. To accurately do the job, you need to be organized and pay attention to details. This job can easily become overwhelming. Here are three [..]

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Should I Include My Grandchildren in my Will?

Whether to include your grandchildren in your will is something to consider. We often meet with grandparents who share a special bond with their grandchildren. They want to see their grandchildren succeed. They see passing on financial stability as a gift to their grandchildren. However, proper precautions need to be taken in order to look out for [..]

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A Thoughtful Holiday Gift for Your Adult Child

The holidays are nearing once again and you need to come up with a thoughtful holiday gift for your adult child. Some years are easier than others to think of that perfect gift for your child. If you are looking for a thoughtful gift for your adult child, you may want to consider an Estate [..]

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What Happens if I Become Incapacitated?

An Estate Plan in one sentence is: A plan of action of what happens to you, your property, and the people that you are responsible for when you either die or become incapacitated. Many people think of an Estate Plan as simply a will or as something that goes into effect after I die. There [..]

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Internet Providers And Copyright Infringement: The Cox Communications Case

In August, a federal judge ruled that cable giant, Cox Communications, must pay $25 million to BMG, a music rights company. BMG utilized a company known as Rightscorp to monitor the Internet for illegal file-sharing activity and then provide a notice to Internet providers when it found evidence of any such activity. Rightscorp’s intended to [..]

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Can an Employer Terminate Me Because I Filed Bankruptcy?

Many people wonder about the ramifications of a bankruptcy filing. Of course they realize that it has an immediate effect on their credit, but they often wonder about its effect upon their employment. They question whether an employer will look unfavorably on a bankruptcy filing and decide to terminate them. After all, California is an [..]

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Special Needs Trusts, Part 2: When And Why You May Need An SNT

Typical estate planning tools may not necessarily be the solution if a loved one is disabled or has special needs. Californians have the option of utilizing a special needs trust (SNT), which provides a mechanism to address the anticipated future requirements of a special needs beneficiary. When do you need an SNT and why? A [..]

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