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In the current real estate market, it is difficult if not impossible for young individuals to purchase a home on their own. Often times, parents will step in to help by selling or gifting one of their homes to their child. This is a great tool that allows parents to provide their child with a home and also allows the child to own a home without competing in the real estate market. But, there are significant tax consequences that should be considered before completing a sale or gift.

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Business, Employment, Transportation:  November 9, 2018

Uber Class Action Waiver Provisions


Over the past ten or so years, there has been a proliferation of class action law suits filed against numerous companies, including many trucking and bus companies, claiming wage and hour pay violations. These cases are devastating in that they allow the plaintiff attorneys to create a claim on behalf of a large class of a company’s workers creating huge wage claims.

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Business, Employment:  October 24, 2018

Two Recent Employment Law Updates

Employment Update:

Individuals Also Liable As Employer for Wage and Hour Claims -- Even PAGA.

In a recent case, the California Court of Appeal held that individuals who cause a violation of overtime or minimum wage laws can be held individually liable, regardless of the entity structure of the business.

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Employment:  October 10, 2018

It’s Getting Cold Outside...for Employers.

As the leaves begin to fall and the weather turns colder, California employment law is becoming increasingly burdensome for employers as it relates to sexual harassment in the workplace. There is a chill in the air as it relates to some new bills just signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

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Business, Employment:  September 20, 2018

Setting a Standard in the Workplace

As a business idea develops from a concept to start-up, there are a progression of steps a founder can take to help their Company’s overall success and sustainability. For example, in the initial stages of growth, the owner should make sure the Company is a properly formed entity for added protection. Then, as employees are added, the owner should become educated on what it means to be a California Employer.

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