7 Easily Avoidable Mistakes That Could Cost New Businesses a Fortune

7 Easily Avoidable Mistakes That Could Cost New Businesses a Fortune This Top 7 List comes from a much more detailed presentation I did recently for a group of business owners in the Orange County, California area. Mistake Number 1 Choosing the wrong type of business structure The most common business structures include: Corporations Limited […]

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Job Applicants & Background Checks – California’s Legal Maze & A Warning to Employers – Part III This is Part III of a three-part blog addressing some of the legal issues surrounding employer background checks on job applicants/employees in California.  Of the numerous laws governing such background checks, the ones I chose to focus on […]

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Franchisors Are Not Exempt From California’s Public Policy Against Non-Compete Provisions Despite the fact that California has long had a very strong public policy against non-compete provisions (see California Business & Professions Code §16600), I’ve seen a lot of franchise agreements from well known franchisors that contain non-compete provisions.  And we’re not talking about non-compete […]

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Job Applicants & Background Checks – California’s Legal Maze & A Warning to Employers – Part II In Part I, I began discussing the legal issues surrounding employer background checks on job applicants/employees in California.  Of the numerous laws governing such background checks, the ones I chose to focus on in this three-part blog included: […]

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Job Applicants & Background Checks – California’s Legal Maze & A Warning to Employers – Part I A lot of employers believe that they’re free to perform whatever kind of background checks they want on prospective employees (i.e., job applicants).  This is especially true when such background checks are so much easier now than they […]

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Avoiding the Lawsuit Juggernaut: Questions an Employer Probably Shouldn’t Ask Candidates During a Job Interview With all of the federal, state, and local laws designed to protect employees from discrimination, sometimes employers forget that those same anti-discrimination laws also apply to job applicants.  And sometimes, employers forget that the fastest way to land their companies […]

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5 Steps to Reaching Your Business Goals Do you ever find that it is easier to identify your business goals (i.e., make more money, secure more clients, improve client relations, gain more exposure, etc.) than it is to execute on them?  A lot of business owners do. So, to assist you in achieving your business […]

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