Category: Employment Agreements

Protecting Your Small Business Without a Non-Compete Agreement

Protecting Your Small Business Without a Non-Compete Agreement

Non-Compete Agreements are common in the modern business world. After all, an employee of a small business is very quickly going to the learn the “secret sauce” that gives your small startup a competitive advantage. So what is to stop an employee from breaking away and becoming your primary competitor? Non-disclosure agreements between a business […]

Protecting Your Intellectual Property When an Employee Moves On

According to a study performed by the Symantec Corporation, employees don’t seem concerned about stealing from one employer and bringing that competitive advantage to the next. In fact, half of the employees surveyed who lost their jobs in the past year admitted to keeping confidential information on the company they left, and 40% of those […]

What Does the Fair Day’s Pay Act Mean for Your Small Business?

What Does the Fair Day’s Pay Act Mean for Your Small Business?

As a small business owner, you could be liable for violations of the Fair Day’s Pay Act. What is this legislation designed to do and how can you meet the requirement? The Fair Day’s Pay Act has been set in place to protect employees, ensuring that they are paid a fair amount of money in […]

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Does California Require a Contract for Litigation?

When you think about going to court over a breach of contract, you probably assume there is a written contract involved. However, this is not always the case. In fact, even verbal agreements can be argued in a court of law, especially if there are witnesses to the agreement. Of course, it is always in […]

Don’t Hire Your First Employee Without Consulting This Checklist

Don’t Hire Your First Employee Without Consulting This Checklist

Employment law in California is always changing, so as an employer, you want to be sure to stay updated so that you avoid potentially costly fines. Here are 5 things you should always check before hiring an employee. Confirm eligibility – You have to make sure that your employees are eligible to work in the […]

5 Things to Look for in a Business Attorney

5 Things to Look for in a Business Attorney

If you own and operate a small business, you no doubt understand the importance of having the right business lawyer on speed dial. So how can you choose the right lawyer for your business? Here are 5 tips: Honesty – You want a business attorney who will not only tell you the truth but who […]

6 Key Elements of a Partnership Agreement

6 Key Elements of a Partnership Agreement

A partnership is a common business formation type. If you are preparing to enter into a business partnership, there should always be a contract involved. What are the main things that you need to agree upon with your business partner? Here are 6 essential elements of the agreement. Other pursuits – You don’t want your […]

5 Things to Know Before You Start Hiring Employees

5 Things to Know Before You Start Hiring Employees

From one small business owner to another, expanding to the point that you have to start taking on employees is a big step. But before you expand, there are a few things you should know about the move from a sole proprietor to an employer. Employment Eligibility – You can’t hire just anyone. You need […]

3 Important Elements of Your Business Contracts

3 Important Elements of Your Business Contracts

Business contracts involve a complex series of legal factors that add up to one solid business agreement between two or more parties. Today, we are going to briefly break down three elements that you will find in most business contracts and agreements. Limit of Liability – If one party of the contract breaches the agreement, […]