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Written by Edward Lai

What to Look Out for to Start a Business in 2017

Starting a new business is never an easy task; there are constant changes in the corporate world that a potential business owner has to look out for. There are numerous laws and regulations for owning and operating a business on not only the federal, state and county level, but in some states at the city level as well.

So what are some of the potential changes that business owners have to look out for in 2017? Let’s take a quick look at the some of the important points:

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Business Attorney,Construction
Written by Edward Lai

What Job Searchers Should Look Forward to in 2017

The U.S economy is looking stronger as a new report shows that the unemployment rate has dropped below five percent. With this being said, those seeking jobs will have a lot to look out for when job hunting during the next year. If those looking for a job are left unprepared they could find themselves jobless for longer than expected.

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Written by Edward Lai

Republicans Look to Begin the Legal Immigration Debate

During his campaign president-elect Donald Trump fought fiercely over the subject of illegal immigration. However the president’s Republican Party now looks to battle over a subject almost as important– legal immigration.

The current debate about legal immigration is that if the current limitations that have been in place for many years are fair for those looking to legally enter the United States, or should those limitations be made reduced as to eliminate unfair competition for Americans looking for work?

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Written by Edward Lai

Handling Family Business Disputes

Any lawyer who has handled family business disputes can say that these cases tend to get ugly, protracted and destructive. This is normally caused by the family members in power not wanting to relinquish that power over time or at all. However, a good litigator will be able to handle these disputes as long as they are well prepared and willing to go to the extra mile.

But why are family business disputes so important? For most a family business would mean a small mom and pop store that has been in the family for many years. However, it should be noted that several large businesses have been family run and owned for many years. Many businesses even employ hundreds of thousands of employees.

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Written by Edward Lai

What Does Trump’s Presidential Victory Mean for Immigration?

Now that the initial surprise of Donald Trump winning the 2016 United States Presidential election has begun to wear off, many are beginning to look to the future regarding what the president-elect will do in terms of several key issues. One of these issues is the debate about how Trump will deal with immigration.

During his campaign Trump was a staunch opponent of immigration, especially against the almost 11 million illegal immigrants which are scattered across the United States.  Many already fear that Trump may actually begin raids in known locations where illegal immigrants live. However, if this were to happen, current law allows illegal immigrants access to certain legal rights, meaning that it would take several years for the judicial system to even see all the potential cases.

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Written by Edward Lai

How to Save Your Small Business’ Online Reputation

Online reviews now a days are a dime a dozen, and for many established businesses these reviews mean little to them. However for a new small business owner a power review could mean the difference between closing down or initial success.

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Business Attorney,lawyer
Written by Edward Lai

Recordkeeping and Federal Overtime Rules Change

Under a new ruling, which will be effective on December 1, a salaried worker must now make at least $933 per week to be exempt from overtime pay. This amount is a considerable hike from the current minimum of $455 per week.

Employers are now expected to keep up with the new ruling and to coordinate their systems according by the time the new ruling takes effect. Employers should take into account that a system upgrade may be needed to accommodate the increase of non-exempt employees.

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Written by Edward Lai

Federal Contractors are Now Required to Allow Paid Sick Leave to Employees

The Department of Labor has finally issued regulations requiring all federal contractors provide paid sick leave to their employees. The regulations, which were implemented on September 29, affect about 1.5 million employees nationwide.

Which employees are affect by the regulations?

All employees who work for a federal contractor under a covered contract are eligible for paid sick leaves. But what does a covered contract mean?

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Lawyer,Construction Defect
Written by Edward Lai

FAA Rules on Drone Usage in Construction

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finally ruled on the use of small unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, in building construction. The FAA’s ruling, which has been termed as Part 107, is a major step in the future usage of drones in the construction industry.

As the law stated before Part 107, companies had to go through a lengthy and sometimes tedious process of using drones in their construction process. The process was called the Section 333 exemption process and imposed serious restrictions on the operations of unmanned aircraft as well as their pilots.

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Written by Edward Lai

Airbag Issue Causes GM to Recall 3.6 Million Cars

American car developer General Motors (GM) has recently issued a recall of 3.6 million cars due to faulty airbags. The recall comes on the heels of another recent recall of cars that had the Takata airbags installed.

GM has reported that no injuries or deaths were connected to the recall which is slightly different from a report by WRBL dated September 12 of this year. According to the WRBL report at least one person has died and another three have been injured due to the faulty GM airbags.

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