On behalf of Thaler Law posted in business litigation on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. When a person starts work for a company, he or she will have a certain classification. The way that companies classify workers affects how these individuals are paid, including whether they are eligible for overtime and a guaranteed minimum wage. The issue of classification presents a unique problem for rideshare companies that contract with drivers on an as-needed basis, and as a result, Uber is currently facing business litigation. New laws in the state of California may change the way the company views its employees. A bill that was recently passed seems to require a reclassification of rideshare company employees, but Uber plans to debate this
On behalf of Thaler Law on Monday, September 9, 2019. In America today, common sense tells you that the cost for any form of workplace discrimination is likely to be high, both personally and professionally. There’s probably going to be shaming on social media and possibly a lawsuit. The chance of a lawsuit increases exponentially with the size of the business. Here in California, there are several laws at play in a discrimination suit. If your business is currently at risk in terms of a discrimination suit, consider discussing your options with an experienced lawyer. But first, it’s important to understand the facts. What individuals are protected? Individuals cannot be discriminated against based on the following characteristics: race, ancestry, religion,
On behalf of Thaler Law posted in business formation on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Starting a business involves much more than just deciding on a good business idea and creating a Facebook page. The business formation stage involves much planning, financial preparation and legal steps that will impact a young California business for years to come. When a company is not able to secure the capital needed, there are choices that an owner can make that can prove beneficial for years to come. Starting a company without much cash to work with is exceptionally difficult. One way that an owner can make this process easier is to plan operations in a way that allows for overhead costs to remain low.