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Building Your Roadmap: The Basics of a Small Business Plan

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Building Your Roadmap: The Basics of a Small Business Plan

Your business plan is a roadmap to your business’ success. It is the basis—the foundation—for creating a business that will beat out those SBA statistics, that will survive beyond year one and beyond. For you, the business plan is your guideline. For potential investors or venture capital providers, your business is insight. People who are considering whether to invest are going to be looking for an exhaustive outline of where you plan to take the business and how. And although banks and investors may have specific requirements when it comes to what’s in your business plan, below you will find... READ MORE

Be Prepared for California Family Rights Act Leave Beginning January 1, 2021

Last month’s blog post and newsletter set forth new employment laws coming in 2021, including SB 1382 which provides that effective January 1, 2021, the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) will be expanded to apply to smaller employers (with 5 to 49 employees) and not just employers with 50 or more employees.  The following sets forth basic information related to CFRA leave.  You should consult with an employment attorney to discuss any questions you have about implementing a CFRA policy at your organization and to ensure that you are in compliance with this complex law. What is CFRA and Who... READ MORE

SB 1159


By DeAnn Chase November 30, 2020    Category: Business Law

SB 1159

Article written by Gabriela Lamond, Associate Attorney, Chase Law Group, P.C. SB 1159 became effective on September 17, 2020 and created three (3) different rebuttable presumptions with respect to an employee’s claim that he/she contracted COVID-19 at the workplace.  The third presumption, which only applies to employers with five (5) or more employees, also imposes additional employee tracking and reporting requirements. Additionally, SB 1159 requires that employees must exhaust any special COVID-19 related sick leave benefits before receiving any temporary disability benefits, however, employees are not required to exhaust any regular sick leave benefits. 1. March 19 – July 5, 2020... READ MORE

AB 685


By DeAnn Chase November 20, 2020    Category: Business Law

AB 685

Article written by Gabriela Lamond, Associate Attorney, Chase Law Group, P.C.  On September 17, 2020, Governor Newsom approved of changes to the California Labor Code with respect to an employer’s tracking, reporting, and record-keeping requirements for COVID-19, as well as new rebuttable presumptions for employees submitting workers’ compensation and disability benefits claims related to COVID-19.  These changes were presented in California Assembly Bill 685 (AB 685) and California Senate Bill 1159 (SB 1159). Effective January 1, 2021, AB 685 imposes new COVID-19 notice, reporting and record-keeping requirements for California employers. Notice Requirements for Potential COVID-19 Exposure If an employer receives notice... READ MORE