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What Can Outsourced Legal Counsel Do for a Small Business Owner?

Outsourced Legal Counsel If you run your own small business, you already realize the importance of legal advice in handling your daily operations. Of course, not all your activities will require this sort of assistance. Any business owner with half a brain can fill out business forms, apply for permits or hire employees without help. …

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New FLSA’s Impact on Dental Practices in California

New FLSA’s Impact on Dental Practices in California (2016)

Upcoming FLSA Changes: Impact on Dental Practices in California On December 1, 2016, an update to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) comes into effect, and it has the potential to change whom in your dental practice is eligible for overtime pay. State overtime salary thresholds are also set to change in the coming …

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Business Regulations

Top 5 SEC Regulations Your Need to be Aware of When Starting a Business

For anyone considering the ins and outs of starting a new business, funding concerns will always take center stage. Not everyone has rich parents from whom to borrow, and the thought of a business loan strikes many as unacceptable. Nevertheless, many new entrepreneurs who attempt to finance a business startup by taking selling stock are …

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California LLC Tax

Understanding the California LLC Tax

The California LLC Tax California entrepreneurs have some choice when it comes to establishing a business entity. Understanding the California LLC Tax will help business owners make this decision. With the options of a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) come important considerations such as potential income tax burden and fees for doing business in the …

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Buy-Sell Agreement

Why have a Buy-Sell Agreement?

Who needs a buy-sell agreement? Entering a business partnership is something like a marriage. While it’s not often preceded by romance, starting a company is a largely financial arrangement where partners share benefits and risks. In the event one partner is unable or unwilling to continue with the business, a buy sell agreement sets out …

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Deadlock Provision

What is a Deadlock Provision?

When joining forces as partners in a group health care practice, doctors and dentists will normally make every effort to cover all the bases concerning the working provisions of their organization. Whether they set up as a professional corporation or operate as a partnership (or limited liability company outside of California), their partnership agreement, if …

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California Partnership

Understanding the California General Partnership

General Partnerships in California The California general partnership is the default entity formed when two individuals carry on a business activity for intended commercial gains and with the intent to share profits and losses.   California general partnerships are one of the several common forms of business ownership and have a lot in common with sole-proprietorship. There …

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HIPAA Compliance Attorney

health care professionals: HIPAA Privacy Rules Explained and how to avoid HIPAA Violations

While patients themselves may applaud the protection they now receive through 1996’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the 2003 addition of HIPAA’s Privacy Rule has resulted in headaches for many of the doctors and dentists who treat them. While paper-based practices and those that transmit their patients’ health and billing data only by telephone or fax have the choice of opting out, medical professionals who send this information over the internet or store it electronically must comply with HIPAA’s stringent privacy rules. This can be a hassle.

Shareholders

Shareholders and Shares for Your Private Business

If you operate a private company or are currently considering starting one up, the day may come when you consider issuing stock as a means of raising capital. You might not, however, want to go public on the stock exchange. Instead, you want to keep your offerings private and in-house. If you’re a doctor, a …

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Stark Law

What Is Stark Law and How Does it Affect a Physician’s Practice?

The often-revised Stark Law, also known as the Ethics in Patient Referrals Act, has but one basic intent: to prohibit physicians from referring Medicare or Medicaid patients to any designated health service with which either they or members of their immediate families enjoy a direct or indirect financial arrangement. Originally enacted in 1989, expanded in …

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