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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

Tags: scams, business tips, consumer tips

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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Changes to Air Travel ID Requirements

Posted: 9/11/2017

Changes to Air Travel ID Requirements

Travelers may need to check their identification to ensure it is sufficient for travel in the near future. Starting January 22, 2018, travelers with driver’s licenses issued by a state that is not complaint with the REAL ID Act will need to provide another form of identification to board flights within the U.S. Travelers should check to see if their state is compliant or not and explore other identification options....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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New Protections for Prepaid Account Users

Posted: 1/13/2017

New Protections for Prepaid Account Users

With so many consumers already a part of the prepaid account market, and many more projected to be using these financial products in the future, new protections will go into effect late 2017 to protect prepaid account users. Check out a breakdown of what is to come....Read more

Tags: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, prepaid debit card, new laws

Got a Bad Review? Learn How the Consumer Review Fairness Act Affects Businesses

Posted: 1/10/2017

Got a Bad Review?  Learn How the Consumer Review Fairness Act Affects Businesses

On December 14, 2016, President Obama signed into law the “Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016”. This law makes it more difficult for businesses to sue consumers over negative reviews....Read more

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California Businesses Must Comply with All Gender Bathroom Laws

Posted: 1/5/2017

California Businesses Must Comply with All Gender Bathroom Laws

Assembly Bill 1732, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September 2016, becomes effective March 1, 2017. California employers will need to comply with this legislation that requires all single-occupancy bathrooms to be identified as “all gender” and available to all persons, regardless of gender or gender-identity....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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Smoking Rules Change for California Employers

Posted: 6/9/2016

Smoking Rules Change for California Employers

Effective June 9, 2016, some rules for smoking in the workplace will change....Read more

Tags: new laws, smoking bans

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

Tags: new laws, California