What do you do when you start or expand a business, but do not want to deal with the hassle of hiring employees and complicating your day-to-day tasks with tax withholdings, Social Security contributions, unemployment, disability, and workers’ compensation insurance? Can you just call a worker an independent contractor at the outset of your relationship…

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Shareholders sometimes file lawsuits to protect their interests in a corporation or because of harm done by the corporation. The most common types of shareholder actions are:  derivative actions, direct actions, and appraisal actions. In this article, our Irvine shareholder litigation lawyers provide an overview of each of these types of actions. DERIVATIVE ACTIONS Derivative…

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One of the advantages of owning a small business is the opportunity to write off legitimate expenses of operating your company to lower your tax burden. However, there are different approaches to determining exactly what is and perhaps more importantly what isn’t a legitimate tax deduction. Although most businesses have clearly established categories that will…

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A Costa Mesa business attorney is often retained to provide advice for new businesses. He or she can provide insight into the characteristics that are necessary to run a successful business. One of these characteristics is to have a handle on cash flow. Some ways to improve your cash flow include: Only Buy What You…

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