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  • Business Formation and Planning

    The latest posts for Business Formation and Planning are listed below.
    • What you need to know about forming a business

      Many people have an entrepreneurial spirit, and that's a tremendous gift to have. It also means you will have a lot of responsibility when you start your own business. When you go this route, you will have to consider a lot of very critical issues to ensure your business is successful. First and foremost, you have to make the decision to start your company . Great! But it's not as simple as just ...
    • How To Draft A Business Plan To Protect Your Company

      Proper planning is required if your dream is to start a business in Silicon Valley. A detailed business plan will go a long way in helping you start your business as well as ensure your business goals are protected in the future. Your idea needs to be developed and for your business to succeed, you need to understand the market, your competition and how to set your business goals to make your ...
    • Cutting Business Costs Should Not Include Skipping Legal Advice

      If you are currently working to start a new business, chances are good that you've got money on your mind. More specifically, you may be consumed by worries about how much everything seems to cost. You began with a grand picture in your mind of the perfect workspace with the best equipment, but that picture probably became a little smaller once you started calculating expenses. This is a common ...

    Business law

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    • Google And Apple Expand Into San Jose; Mayor Says City Is Perfect For This Type Of Growth.

      On December 15, Google and Apple announced that they have purchased more land in North San Jose as part of an expansion deal. Google confirmed the lease of two buildings at North First Street and East Trimble Road, with a total of 174,000 square feet. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is optimistic about what this means for San Jose's future. He pointed to the presence of other tech companies such as ...
    • Working Full-Time During Business Formation And Planning

      Starting a new business can take a significant amount of time. This is why many California entrepreneurs continue to work a full-time job during business formation and planning. Having a steady income can provide a certain amount of security, but it may also mean getting a business off the ground could take longer. For many people, this is an acceptable trade off. Forming a business may be as ...
    • 6 Types Of Business Structures In California

      For someone who is starting a business, deciding on the business structure is of optimal importance. The business structure you choose determines a variety of factors that will affect your business as long as it is up and running or until the structure is changes. For residents of California, there are six choices they must consider when starting business. The business structure affects the taxes ...

    Business Litigation

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    • Digital Spring Cleaning

      Spring can be a good time to catch up on important chores. This is not only the case for households, but for businesses as well. Now, spring cleaning regarding their physical workplace is not the only type of spring cleaning that can be helpful for businesses. So too can spring cleaning regarding their digital presence and practices. Here are some digital spring cleaning steps California business ...
    • Company's Free Advertising May Prove To Be Very Expensive

      When it comes to effective advertising, most professionals agree that location is crucial. You need to put ads where they will be seen by the most people in order to get the maximum return on your investment. But what happens if your business' advertising campaign interferes with the advertising rights that a rival company paid top dollar for? This scenario is currently playing out in court ...
    • Dept. Of Labor Wants More Companies Classified As Joint Employers

      The average person's work experience in America has changed dramatically over the past half-century. It used to be the case that a worker just out of college could get hired by a company and stay with that organization for most or all of his career. But for better and worse, these kinds of career-long employment opportunities rarely exist anymore. Instead, the average American worker can expect to ...

    Civil Litigation

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    • Tech Companies Sued Over Alleged Anti-Poaching Agreement

      Recruiting high tech talent is crucial to survival and growth in the highly competitive tech sector where even computer security specialists and web developers can earn in excess of $100,000 per year from Silicon Valley companies. Employees depend on competition to advance their careers, earn more and generate opportunities at competing companies that may offer a better fit, a brighter future or ...

    Contract Disputes

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    • Verizon embroiled in labor dispute with two unions

      Verizon is having some serious problems with its workers. Last August, Verizon's contract with workers of two unions which represent employees that deliver critical services, such as repairs, landline service, installation and customer service. The workers continued to work as the union worked towards a solution with the company, but the workers' patience has run out. They went on strike recently, ...
    • Oracle and Oregon face off in website contract dispute

      Just to the north of us here in California, the state of Oregon and the tech company Oracle have been locked in a contract dispute over the state's healthcare website which was "botched," according to the source article. Oracle blames the state for mismanagement, while the state accuses Oracle of fraud and racketeering. The state of Oregon is asking for $6.5 billion in damages as a result of their ...
    • Preparing for what comes after a breach of contract

      Contracts are a staple in the world of business. They are entered into by individual parties, companies, subcontractors, real estate developers, and really anyone trying to see a project to its completion or attempting to garner a positive and fruitful professional partnership. However, not every contract is fulfilled in the way the parties intend it to be. Sometimes one party fails to hold up ...

    Employment Immigration

    The latest posts for Employment Immigration are listed below.
    • Employment-Based Visas: Critical Pieces To The Working Puzzle

      When it comes to attaining new, skilled employees who show a lot of promise, companies don't care where they come from. What they do need to care about is making sure that every hire is done properly and is in compliance with the law. So when companies look abroad to recruit new talent, they need to make sure that every step they take is done so methodically and legally. Employment visas are ...
    • Immigration Benefits Website Plagued By Delays And Cost Overruns

      The newest U.S. president will be elected in just over a year. For worse and better, this means that American news outlets will be staying focused primarily on political issues and social issues that have become political. High on the list in both categories: immigration. Regardless of party affiliation, the vast majority of Americans seem to agree with the idea that our nation's immigration ...

    Employment Law

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    • Eb-1 签证申请

      EB-1 (第一类优先职业移民申请) 是针对在各领域有杰出技能,才能,并将来美继续从事相同行业的行业精英。EB-1 签证是第一类优先签证,也是相对来说最快速获得绿卡的签证种类。和 EB-2 及 EB-3 不同,EB-1 签证申请人无需经过漫长的"劳工部验证"程序,只需通常 4-6 个月的等待即可拿到绿卡。 EB-1 签证相对其他职业移民绿卡的最大优势是,由于没有排期,在申请 I-140(移民申请)的同时,可以一起提交 I-485(转换身份申请)。I-485 的申请意味着申请人可以快速获得提前离境许可证和工作许可证,申请人的家庭成员也可以同时申请 I-485。 下面是三种不同的 EB-1 签证细分: 特殊人才(EB-1A)- 这个分类的设立是为那些在科学,艺术,教育,商业和体育领域有杰出贡献和成就的人才,此类人才需是经过国家或世界范围肯定的。 杰出研究者/杰出教授(EB-1B)- ...
    • The Competition For H-1B Visas Continues To Escalate

      There are many types of non-immigrant visas available to individuals seeking employment in the United States. Unfortunately, this doesn't mean such visas are easy to obtain. In fact, employment-based immigration issues are some of the biggest headaches faced by California companies and the talented individuals they want to hire. Perhaps the most widely known employment visa is the H-1B . These ...
    • H-4 EAD Rule

      On February 24, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced H-4 EAD Rule i.e. effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. DHS amended the regulations ...

    Intellectual Property

    The latest posts for Intellectual Property are listed below.
    • On intellectual property and viral videos

      Some people have dreams of creating content on the internet, so that they can earn some of that sweet "internet money." These people make videos, GIFs, images, blog posts and many other forms of content to reach their dream. In these cases, they do so intentionally. If they are lucky, one of their pieces of content will "go viral" and sweep the globe at a rapid pace as friends share the content ...
    • Defining a trademark, and why the mark is important

      Most people have heard of a trademark before, and even if they don't know what a trademark is, they can probably recognize the iconic "TM" symbol near a logo, word or phrase. A trademark is actually quite simple : it signifies that the mark (may that be a logo, word, phrase or something else) is of a certain source and shouldn't be confused with other sources that may make similar products. ...
    • Applying For A Patent, And What It Means For You

      Patents are vital to the world of intellectual property. Whether a company is trying to protect a mass-produced product, or a small, independent content creator is trying to protect their work, a patent is crucial to ensuring that the company or individual receives the credit they deserve for creating that work. But ultimately, what is a patent? Formally, it is a legal protection that forbids ...

    Limited liability company

    The latest posts for Limited liability company are listed below.
    • 6 Types Of Business Structures In California

      For someone who is starting a business, deciding on the business structure is of optimal importance. The business structure you choose determines a variety of factors that will affect your business as long as it is up and running or until the structure is changes. For residents of California, there are six choices they must consider when starting business. The business structure affects the taxes ...

    Limited partnership

    The latest posts for Limited partnership are listed below.
    • 6 Types Of Business Structures In California

      For someone who is starting a business, deciding on the business structure is of optimal importance. The business structure you choose determines a variety of factors that will affect your business as long as it is up and running or until the structure is changes. For residents of California, there are six choices they must consider when starting business. The business structure affects the taxes ...

    Real Estate

    The latest posts for Real Estate are listed below.
    • California Homeowners With Financial Hardship Have Options

      If you own and occupy a home in California and are having trouble making your mortgage payments, or have already fallen behind, there are programs to try and help. A useful, but by no means exhaustive resource can be found at the Keep Your Home California website. The Keep Your Home California programs are only available to homeowners whose mortgage servicing company agrees to the terms and ...

    US Immigration Law

    The latest posts for US Immigration Law are listed below.
    • California's New Minimum Wage Law Is In Effect

      On January 1, 2016, California's minimum wage was raised from $9 per hour to $10 per hour for most employees. Because there are a few exceptions, it is important to understand how the law may affect you or your business. At $10 per hour, California currently has the highest state minimum wage in the country. Employers governed by state and federal laws are required to comply with the law that is ...
    • EB-1 Petition

      EB-1 (Employment based First Preference Immigration petition) is an immigration petition for those people who are recognized as being at the very top of their field and are coming to the United States to continue their work in that field. EB-1 is intended for "priority workers", and is relatively faster route, compared to all other employment based immigrant petitions. Unlike, most EB-2 and EB-3 ...
    • Many Small Businesses Edged Out Of H-1B Visa Program

      California is home to some of the most innovative companies in the world. And because technology is at the heart of many of these businesses, recruiting top-notch talent is not always easy. In some cases, employers must look outside the United States for the particular workers that will best meet their business needs. In theory, hiring highly skilled foreign workers to work in the U.S. should be ...
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