California is typically on the forefront of legislative changes that affect (arguably adversely) small- and medium-sized businesses. In numerous industries, California companies set trends and priorities for the rest of the country, which is why people often pay close attention to the changes happening here.
Business contracts often play a pivotal role in the future of any business. Based on these negotiations and agreements, companies set their goals and define their expectations for the next chapter.
Statistics show that people in their 20's and 30's comprise a significant portion of most workplaces. These millennial workers often have some experience under their belt, unlike younger employees, and they are typically skilled in navigating technological resources, which can be more difficult for older employees.
No business owner wants to be sued. However, the fact is that disputes can and do arise involving employees, partners and third parties, despite efforts to avoid them.
Operating a business in California requires a lot more than finding ways to make money, managing a workforce and coordinating the logistics of delivering a product or service. It also involves knowing and complying with numerous state and federal regulations.
People do more online today than ever before. As such, many savvy business owners launched their business online.
Transportation plays a critical role in today's workforce, whether people work in the transportation industry or travelling is just a part of their job. As an employer, you probably have in place specific policies related to traveling, from approving expenses to tracking work hours away from the office.
California business owners should be aware of a recent announcement by Gov. Jerry Brown. According to a law he signed last week, California will be the first state in the U.S. to require certain types of companies to have female representation on their boards of directors.
The short answer to the question in the headline is: yes. If you hire or are an independent contractor, you should have this type of agreement in place.
Today's workplace culture looks very different than a generation - or even a decade - ago. More specifically, recent movements like the #MeToo movement have put a spotlight on illegal sexual harassment and misconduct, causing many companies to reevaluate their approach to such complaints.