In California, Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) training is required for all alcohol sellers and servers. The purpose of RBS training is to prevent sales of alcohol to minors and obviously intoxicated persons and to reduce problems related to excessive alcohol consumption. Servers learn how to check IDs, refuse sales to minors and cut off customers who have had too much […]
What is Responsible Beverage Service Training?
The Legal Side of Being in a Band
Musicians are often overwhelmed with the business and legal side of being in a band. After all, their primary job is to be a musician in the band, not be a legal or business expert. This is why it is often a good idea to have someone else in the band handle these aspects, or at least be familiar with […]
Choosing the Right Entity for Your Side Gig
One of the most important roles a business lawyer plays in helping small businesses is helping to establish them as the right entity. These entities define a business and allow them to comply with local and state laws. Additionally, the right entity will yield a variety of tax benefits. With the rise of gig culture and operating side businesses, many […]
Legal Implications from Bad Bookkeeping & Accounting
Accounting and bookkeeping is a major aspect of maintaining legal balance for a business. Any business operating in the United States will need to file an income tax return each year and it’s imperative to keep the books as clean as possible. Failure to properly report annual income from your business could result in legal consequences. Legal Consequences from Bad […]
How to Mitigate Cybersecurity Threats
Cybersecurity threats have grown in the last few years to a variety of businesses ranging from major companies to governmental divisions. They have been heavily publicized and embarrassing for the offended parties. This has caused a resurgence of enhanced cybersecurity for businesses both big and small. Listed below are some of the most common techniques used by businesses: – Use […]
Is It Legal to Post Fake Reviews Online?
Online reviews are the lifeblood for many businesses. Small businesses, in particular, rely on acquiring real reviews from customers that get visibility from other people who later turn into customers. Without the ability to get reviews for a product or service, it’s difficult for a new customer to commit to a business. But what happens when a business is spammed […]
How to Decide Which Business Entity is Right for You
In the world of business law, choosing the right entity is the first step in starting a new business. Business owners have the opportunity to choose between sole proprietorships, limited liability corporations, s-corporations and c-corporations. The type of entity chosen determines a lot of things including liabilities and taxes. So, how does someone decide which entity is right for their […]