[When] the members’ relationship turned bitter .... shortcomings in the operating agreement also contributed significantly to the parties’ legal postures and willingness to risk litigation.... I’m not suggesting that every lawyer-drafted LLC agreement is a model of perfection, but I found it incredible ... that a standard form operating agreement being sold online by a major company to the unknowing public as a more affordable alternative to using a lawyer could suffer from such a fundamental flaw that, in the end, only intensified the parties’ legal conflict.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Uber's assertion, if correct, that similar claims have been rejected in five other states highlights California's pro-employee labor laws.
The decision is a reminder that California small businesses desiring to keep or engage independent contractors need to do so only after consulting with an employment law attorney and implementing policies, procedures, and agreements that support the proper classification of the workers as "ICs" rather than "EEs". In some circumstances, this won't be possible, and the workers will need to be hired as employees, or - if already working as independent contractors - converted to employees.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
San Francisco: The minimum wage will rise to $15 per hour in 2018. The first increase - from the current $10.74 - is to $12.25, effective May 1, 2015.
Oakland: The minimum wage will rise from its current $9.00 to $12.25 per hour on March 2, 2015. Employers must also pay out all accrued, unpaid vacation time on this date. (March 1 is a Sunday; hence, the March 2 effective date.)
For localiites without a minimum wage ordinance, the statewide minimum wage remains at $9.00 per hour, but will increase to $10.00 on January 1, 2016.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Garcetti / Los Angeles, latimes.com 9/12/2014
San Diego, cnn.com, 8/18/2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
From Trust Fund Kid to Average Joe: What Blowing a $250K Inheritance Taught Me, as told to Marianne Hayes, LearnVest.com, September 9, 2014.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Historical Minimum Wage Information (California Department of Industrial Relations)