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WHEN THE EASY MONEY IS TOO EASY

Greed or sloth can lead to the unintended separation of you and your money. This truth guides some current schemes targeted at those who lust after easy money. Squarely in the crosshairs is the greedy attorney. Now I know, all of you are aghast that there might...

Welcome to 2017: Are You Already in Trouble?

I have a message to employers who have employees working in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County: Welcome to 2017; you have obligations that actually started six months ago. As hopefully all employers know by now, the minimum wage went up statewide in...

New Laws for 2016

An examination of the new laws for 2016 reveals: 1) challenges for employers; 2) relief for cheerleaders; 3) more reasons to go to the farmers market; and 4) scratching of the head as to the wisdom or need for some legislation. In an effort to enforce equal pay for...

Another scam to watch out for

There doesn’t seem to be an end to these scams. Maybe they’ve always been around, and it’s just that I’m now hearing about them. But I don’t think so. The Internet and email seem like undeniably delicious tools for the con artist. The criminal doesn’t even have to...

A look at some legal surprises to start off 2012

This year brings some changes to the business environment. Here’s some of the more significant or controversial ones: * If you already provide health insurance for your employees and you have more thanfive of them, then be prepared if one of them gets pregnant. Under...

Chutzpah, marijuana and coverage concerns

There are people who like to push the bounds of proper civil behavior, and then there are those with chutzpah. What is chutzpah? Wikipedia defines it as someone who has overstepped the boundaries of accepted behavior with no shame. Whatever you call it, Greg Barnett...