The Keys to Mastering Mergers and Acquisitions

The Keys to Mastering Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions have long served as potent strategies for business growth and expansion. The journey from the initial idea to a successfully closed deal involves a series of crucial steps. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just stepping into the world of business, understanding these aspects is essential. This article provides a guide to help business owners of all types navigate the intricate realm of M&A.

5 Employment Bills Passed by California Lawmakers in 2023

5 Employment Bills Passed by California Lawmakers in 2023

September 14, 2023, marked the end of California’s State Legislative Session. As expected, the state legislature has passed several employment-law-related bills that will be presented to Governor Gavin Newsom for signature. He will have until October 14, 2023, to either sign or veto the bills. If passed, the bills discussed in this article will be effective from January 1, 2024.

Unveiling the Hidden Truths: An Employers’ Guide to Effective Background Checks

Unveiling the Hidden Truths: An Employers’ Guide to Effective Background Checks

In the fast-paced world of business, success hinges on assembling the right team. The process of bringing a new member on board involves far more than a glance at their résumé. Background checks and employment screening can help you assemble the right team—but there are some hard and fast rules that employers must abide by.

California Passes Bill Banning Caste-Based Discrimination

California Passes Bill Banning Caste-Based Discrimination

California is set to become the first state to explicitly ban caste discrimination. Senate Bill 403 (“SB 403”), which was passed last Tuesday, September 5, would integrate “caste” into the definition of “ancestry” as a characteristic protected from discrimination by California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act and Fair Employment Housing Act. If signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom before October 14, 2023, the law will go into effect on January 1, 2024.

Navigating Workplace Safety and OSHA Violations: 7 Best Practices

Navigating Workplace Safety and OSHA Violations: 7 Best Practices

Workplace safety stands as an indispensable cornerstone of any successful business. It is not just a legal obligation but a fundamental responsibility that business owners of all types must accept. The realm of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) regulations and potential violations can be complex, but understanding and implementing safety measures is vital to avoid dire consequences.

Can a Staffing Agency be Found Liable for a Host Employer’s Mistreatment of its Employees?

Can a Staffing Agency be Found Liable for a Host Employer’s Mistreatment of its Employees?

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has found a staffing agency not liable for alleged mistreatment of two of its female employees at the host employer where they were placed. In Arredondo v. Elwood Staffing Services, Inc., the 5th Circuit Court affirmed summary judgment in favor of the staffing company, Elwood Staffing Services, and released them from the lawsuit.