AB-5 exemptions and opportunities: Should I form an LLC?

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California’s new law, Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5), codified a state supreme court decision reclassifying what constitutes an independent contractor versus an employee. The intention behind the law is to stop […]

CA Assembly Bill 5 update

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California’s new bill Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5)  has been in effect for less than a month and it already has had its fair share of legal challenges. AB-5 went into […]

W-2 deadline, 1099 forms, and online filing: Employment tax FAQs

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The deadline for filing W-2 and 1099-MISC forms is fast approaching. Here are a few quick answers to common questions about the W-2 deadline, 1099 forms, and online filing from […]

New York employment law changes for 2020

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As a business owner, you may not be able to predict what legal problems you’ll face in the future, but you can avoid a number of issues by making an […]

Small business resolutions to help you grow in 2020

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It’s the start of a new year and a new decade. People naturally look ahead as the new year arrives, thinking of what opportunities await them and what they’d like […]

CCPA compliance tips for bloggers and other online entrepreneurs

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Beginning January 1, certain businesses must become compliant under the California Consumer Protection Act. The businesses that must follow suit meet one of the following criteria: 1) The business has […]

CCPA compliance tips for employers

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Starting January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) takes effect, with enforcement of the law beginning July 1. This bill will affect businesses that meet any of the […]

LLC insurance: What kinds of coverage does my business need?

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Let’s face it: You structured your limited liability company (LLC) to avoid taking on certain types of risks and liabilities. But if you still don’t carry business insurance coverage—or you […]

Data privacy laws in the US: 4 states to watch

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Over a year has passed since the EU’s data privacy law, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), was enacted. Unlike the European Union, the United States has declined to take a […]

Small business apps: 8 ways a mobile app can grow your business

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As more people shift from browsing on their computers to using phones and tablets, many businesses have had to change how they operate online. Yes, you still need a website […]

A CCPA compliance checklist for marketers and advertisers

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The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) becomes law beginning January 1, 2020 and will start being enforced by the California Attorney General starting July 1. The bill has been touted […]

AB-5 and freelance writers: What’s the impact of the CA law?

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Many California freelance writers fear the financial repercussions that Assembly Bill 5 (AB-5) will bring in 2020. Effective January 1, AB-5 targets gig economy workers, who are currently classified as […]