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5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of
5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 5/6/2015

Small to medium-sized businesses, churches, and nonprofit businesses have been hit hard by unscrupulous scammers perpetrating various scams. Some common schemes that affect small businesses are office supply scams, domain registration plots, fake check tricks, charity cons, and directory listing scams. Business Consumer Alliance urges businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for scams and offers some identifying warning signs that can help you avoid them....Read more

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2019 Legislation Changes for California Employers

Posted: 11/9/2018

2019 Legislation Changes for California Employers

As this year wraps up, employers are gearing up to make necessary changes to their policies and procedures to comply with ever-changing legislation. California employers should take note of new or updated laws relating to anti-harassment, lactation accommodations, and gender and pay equity, to name a few. We’ll briefly touch on some key information that California employers should consider....Read more

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CA Contractors Face Added Responsibility for Wage Claims

Posted: 12/15/2017

CA Contractors Face Added Responsibility for Wage Claims

Beginning January 1, 2018, general contractors in California will be liable if their subcontractors fail to pay their employees. A bill passed by State Legislators in September 2017 makes developers and general contractors who enter private work contracts responsible for unpaid wage claims made against their subcontractors, even if they have already paid the subcontractors for their work....Read more

Tags: contractor payment, California, contractors, subcontractors

California Employers Prepare for New Laws for 2018

Posted: 12/13/2017

California Employers Prepare for New Laws for 2018

California employers face the implementation of new laws that go into effect January 1, 2018. Early preparation should promote a smooth transition and get staff ready for any changes. To help employers comply with the new laws, training with human resources and other key staff may be necessary, as well as revisions to applications, employee manuals, and other workplace documents. Here are the top five 2018 laws to prepare for....Read more

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California Employers: Get Current with Your Workplace Policies

Posted: 9/12/2017

California Employers:  Get Current with Your Workplace Policies

California employers should be aware of new state laws that have come into effect as of July 2017. A minor oversight to any of these laws can lead to hefty penalties. Here are three law changes that should be implemented in your workplace if you are doing business in California....Read more

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What You Should Know About Recreational Pot Use in California

Posted: 2/8/2017

What You Should Know About Recreational Pot Use in California

The passing of Proposition 64 in November’s election legalized recreational use of marijuana in California. Since it’s passing, many questions have come up—such as is it okay to smoke weed, how much can someone carry, what age does one have to be to legally use marijuana, and where to purchase it. The information below should help answer some of these questions....Read more

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California Consumers: BYOB or Pay a Fee

Posted: 11/17/2016

California Consumers:  BYOB or Pay a Fee

The acronym BYOB now has new meaning for California consumers planning to conduct a little shopping. On November 8, California voters approved a policy upholding a 2014 decision to ban single-use plastic carryout bags at supermarkets and large grocery stores. Although the measure had already taken effect some time ago in places such as Los Angeles County, most large pharmacies and grocery, convenience, and liquor stores are now prohibited from providing plastic grocery bags. ...Read more

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New California Laws in Effect for 2016

Posted: 1/6/2016

New California Laws in Effect for 2016

With each New Year, new laws go into effect. Here are a few new regulations going into effect in California for 2016...Read more

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