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The new 2010 Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) method for measuring office building area

September 14 2010 The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) recently released a new standard for measuring an office building's rentable area.

All commissioned employees must have written agreements – AB 1396

November 28 2011 Beginning January 1, 2013, anytime an employee performing services in California is compensated by commission, there must be a contract, in writing, between the employee and employer stating precisely how such commission will be calculated and paid.

Answering when your guaranty is called

January 26 2010 You signed a guaranty.

12 new laws California employers need to know

October 29 2013 California Governor Jerry Brown has recently signed into law numerous bills that will impact California employers. The most notable new California…

Guarantors may be liable for a borrower's insolvency even if the loan is non-recourse

September 19 2012 The standard for real estate financing of stabilized properties over the past decade has been a non-recourse loan structure, where the lender agrees that the borrower will not have personal liability for any failure to repay the loan, provided that the borrower and a guarantor of the borrower accept liability for certain “non-recourse carve-outs.”

New year’s nonprofits: resolve to be patient while waiting for tax-exempt status

January 7 2014 The start of a New Year brings about a flurry of charitable planning. Frequently, new nonprofits are formed to support year-end charitable gift tax…

Year-end checklist for California nonprofits

December 5 2013 As 2013 comes to a close, officers and directors are well advised to take a few moments to confirm that important year-end responsibilities have not…

New laws bring California into alignment with U.S.

November 25 2013 Published in the North Bay Business Journal Starting in 2012, a variety of new laws passed that directly affect California businesses. There were new…

New San Francisco ordinance requires employers to discuss family life accommodations

November 18 2013 Effective January 1, 2014, the San Francisco Friendly Workplace Ordinance will provide employees working within City and County limits a specified…

12 new laws California employers need to know

October 29 2013 California Governor Jerry Brown has recently signed into law numerous bills that will impact California employers. The most notable new California…