Complexities of the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act

As baby-boomers retire, Gen X managers take the reins of many companies, and millennials are hired each day, questions often arise regarding age discrimination. It may sound strange that Gen X, the grunge-rock generation of people born between 1961 and 1981, could suffer from age discrimination, but employers should be aware that the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, or OWBPA, covers all employees over [...]

January 30th, 2019|Categories: General|

San Jose Employment Law Firm on Sole and General Proprietorships and Limited Partnerships

One of the core practice areas of SAC Attorneys LLP is business formation. Clients in Silicon Valley often come to SAC Attorneys LLP with a tremendous amount of excitement around the creation of their new business. But while they may be experts in their area of expertise, they often know little more about business formation than the acronyms that the attorneys at SAC Attorneys [...]

December 11th, 2018|Categories: General|

San Jose Business Law Firm Explains: What’s the Difference Between Different Types of Mergers?

Many laypeople talk about “mergers and acquisitions” or “M & A” work as if the two were similar or go hand in hand. In fact, we find that many of the people who throw these terms around actually know very little about mergers and acquisitions and the different strategies and techniques companies use when acquiring other businesses. If you are considering purchasing a company [...]

November 19th, 2018|Categories: General|

San Jose and Silicon Valley Immigration Law Firm Explains How to Survive the Surge in I-9 Audits

Are you regularly auditing your I-9 compliance? If not, you may be in for a rude awakening. ICE, or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has ramped up their I-9 enforcement tremendously under the Trump administration. Arrests are up 400%, and worksite investigations are double what they were in 2017. The cost to companies is extreme, $97.6 million in forfeitures, fines, and restitution with a [...]

November 19th, 2018|Categories: General|

San Jose/Silicon Valley Employment Law Firm Explains the New California Independent Contractor Test

As any business leader today knows, the economy is shifting from a place-based, brick and mortar economy to an office-less “gig economy” populated by independent contractors often only linked to their employer by a phone app. While this shift dramatically changes the workplace dynamic, it also creates some unforeseen pitfalls for employers. The California Supreme Court recently added pitfalls to this complex landscape in [...]

November 16th, 2018|Categories: General|

San Jose/Silicon Valley Law Firm SAC Attorneys Explains Immigration Issues Facing California Firms

Anyone engaged in tech or any other cutting-edge industry is aware that there is incredible competition for employee talent. Much of that talent resides outside of the United States, making that competition an international one. As a result, any company wanting to remain competitive must have an expert understanding of the immigration process if they're going to have any hope of recruiting the talent [...]

November 16th, 2018|Categories: General|

Ensuring Success In a Business Merger

Whether to increase geographic expansion, take advantage of economies of scale, or for any number of other reasons, a business merger can be an important strategy in the growth and success of your company. Taking on such an endeavor includes a number of important legal, financial, personnel, and ethical matters that must be addressed before, during, and after the completion of the merger process. [...]

August 24th, 2018|Categories: General|

UNDERSTANDING CALIFORNIA’S BAN-THE-BOX LAW

Two words that can strike fear into the hearts of business owners are: Discrimination Lawsuit. Why? One reason is that many business owners have little or no insurance coverage to help pay the cost of a discrimination claim from an employee or customer. Another concern is that the quantity and variety of discrimination claims keep growing. California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing, for [...]

June 25th, 2018|Categories: General|

3 Reasons to Convert Your Business into a Limited Liability Company

Many people begin a tech start-up or other small business as a sole proprietorship or simple partnership. But as a business grows, you may begin to wonder whether it is time to think about a more formal business structure, such as a limited liability company or corporation. Here are three questions to consider when deciding whether your business should become a limited liability company [...]

June 19th, 2018|Categories: General|

EB-5 Via Program Extended Through September 2018, But Reform Expected

For foreign nationals with substantial assets, the EB-5 investor visa program can provide one of the quickest paths to United States permanent residency and citizenship. This EB-5 visa--also known as the “golden visa”--is especially attractive to investors who want to give their children the opportunity to be educated and work in the U.S. The program’s current extension through September 2018 is good news, but [...]

June 11th, 2018|Categories: General|