California is strict about enforcement and interpretation of the different white-collar exemptions. Many businesses make the mistake of assuming that because employees are paid a salary or because they have a certain job category such as “manager” or “sales” that they are exempt from the overtime rules. The law provides specific requirements for each category, and when an employee is exempt from the overtime rules under Section 13(a)(1) of Federal Labor Standards Act.
Finding out you might be on a Reality TV show is a big deal. It’s a cause for celebration, but it’s also a time for caution. Many people are so excited for the chance to be on TV that they eagerly sign whatever piece of paper is put in front of them. It is important to realize that when you sign a contract, the consequences could affect you for the rest of your life. Make sure you educate yourself on the terms of the deal and seek expert advice if necessary.
While hiring a lawyer may not be high on an independent filmmaker's list of necessary expenditures, having production counsel can make the process of getting a movie made smoother and can reduce financial risk and legal exposure.
Personal and commercial drones are governed by several different sets of laws and regulations. If you want to avoid facing heavy fines, you need to make sure you are in full compliance. Here is a guide to some of the basic laws that govern most drones.
Wage and hour issues can be a major source of difficulty and liability for small and medium sized businesses. Many of these issues come up because employees are not properly classified. Making sure your employees are classified correctly can save you tens of thousands of dollars in back wages, fines, and litigation costs.
When you're running a small business you do it all. You manage everything from customer service to production to vendor negotiations. But, one area where you can't do it all is when it comes to legal issues.However, for less than you think, you could have access to great legal advice. You could outsource your “in-house” legal work to a local attorney.