January 2018   by Daniel Nevis
With recently passed "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" of 2017, 529 savings plans now cover elementary and secondary school tuition, and school-related expenses. Each beneficiary under a 529 plan would be allowed to receive up to $10,000 per year in tax-free distributions to cover such expenses. read more.

January 2018   by Daniel Nevis
An S-Corp and an LLC both offer liability protection, the opportunity to be taxed as a partnership, and are fairly friendly when it comes to adding new partners or growing your business. An S-Corp is subject to the same tax rules as a C-Corp when it comes to the transfer of property which may pose potentially dramatic financial consequences. read more.

November 2017   by Shima Vasseghi, Eric McAllister
Effective January 1, 2018, general contractors on all private projects in California can be held directly liable for: (1) wage and hour claims, and (2) union trust fund claims brought by the employees and labor unions of their subcontractors, of all tiers. Further, while the new law authorizes general contractors to demand payroll records from their subcontractors (and to withhold payment if the subcontractors fail to comply with the requests), there is no safe-harbor for general contractors if the subcontractor refuses to provide the payroll records or if the payroll records provided are inaccurate. read more.

The 2017 legislative session has come to an end and Governor Brown has signed into law a number of significant labor and employment related bills that will soon impact California’s workplaces. Three key laws will be taking effect on January 1, 2018. read more.

April 2017   by Miller Morton
San Mateo, CA (April 10, 2017) – Housing Industry Foundation (HIF) Executive Director Robert Freiri announced today that HIF is hosting its inaugural fundraising event, Kicking Out Homelessness Kickball Tournament, to help individuals and families remain in or return to stable housing in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. read more.

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