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Thanks for visiting! Check back here often to hear the latest news about our firm. We’ll also update you on changes in the law, how the changes could affect you, and how we can help.

Please note: The material in these articles, provided by Chauvel & Glatt, is designed to provide informative and current information as of the date of the posts. The articles should not be considered, nor are they intended to constitute, legal advice. For information on your particular circumstances, please contact Chauvel & Glatt at 650-573-9500.

Estate Planning:  January 18, 2018

Accounting for a Trustee or Power of Attorney

For anyone that is a trustee of a trust or power of attorney for a principal, you know that you have quite a lot of control over one’s assets. In addition, you alone are responsible in making sure the trustor or principal’s assets are properly handled, prudently managed and/or invested, and handled according to the wishes of the trustor.

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Business, Employment:  January 3, 2018

2018 Minimum Wage Increases – Are You Ready?

As you already know, California is working towards a $15.00 minimum wage by the year 2023. Each year the minimum wage requirements increase. Beginning January 1, 2018, the minimum wage increased to $10.50 per hour for companies with 25 employees or less, or $11.00 per hour for companies with 26 or more employees.  Remember, this also can impact an employee’s exempt status.  To remain exempt, an employee’s salary must be two times the minimum wage.  Employers should do an audit of exempt employee salaries in order to ensure they meet the new minimum wage requirements to maintain their exempt status.

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Business, Employment:  December 1, 2017

Make Sure Your Holiday Party Doesn’t Make the News!

If you have watched even a snippet of the news in the last few weeks, there is a new revolution upon us-- #metoo.  People have found their voice and are standing up for themselves.  It’s staggering.  First it was Harvey Weinstein.  Then Kevin Spacey.  Now Matt Lauer and of course, Donald Trump, among the many accused of sexual harassment; and not just by women, but men as well.  This has become the new national conversation.  People are feeling empowered.  So you better watch out…or you may cry…let me tell you why. 

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Business, Employment:  November 28, 2017

No More Salary Questions at an Interview!

As of January 1, 2018, employers in California are no longer allowed to rely on the salary history or inquire into the salary history of an applicant as a factor in determining employment. The new law states: “an employer shall not, orally or in writing, personally or through an agent, seek salary history information, including compensation and benefits, about an applicant for employment.”

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Business, Lawsuit:  November 16, 2017

What to Do Before for a Business Lawsuit

When a disagreement arises between two businesses, often times both sides have tried communicating with each other for some time before a lawsuit is filed.  The parties may strongly disagree with each other and refuse to resolve the matter informally.  If you feel that a dispute with another business could result in a lawsuit, it is important to keep accurate records related to the matter to help your case during litigation.

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