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Sarah Rose Wolk

Sarah Wolk’s Legal Guides

10 total

  • Shipping and Handling Charges

    Have you considered the possibility of getting hit with a class action lawsuit if you set your shipping and handling prices too high? In addition to protecting purchasers from deceptive trade practices concerning more commonly accepted false advertisements, consumer protection l...

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  • Storage Unit Laws and Lien Sales in California

    One of the new trends in reality television is auction shows, including programs such as Auction Hunters and Storage Wars which depict storage facility liens sales. Wonder how those sales work? What rights as a renter or owner do you have? Read on! A storage facility lien sale m...

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  • 10 Reasons to Get Updated Written Contracts

    It is a good idea to periodically review and revise your business contracts. Here are some reasons why.

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  • The Basics of Law: Negligence

    One of the first things law students learn is that the law provides very specific definitions of words and those definitions are applied to specific fact situations to determine whether a defendant is guilty or held liable. Frequently, commonly used English words will be tied to ...

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  • Employment Law: Firing Employees

    When am I prohibited from terminating my employees? California is an at-will employment state, which means that unless you have an employment agreement or policy to the contrary, you can fire your employees without cause at any time. However, this does not mean that you can term...

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  • My employees receive tips on credit cards. Can I deduct credit card fees from those tips?

    No. Tips or gratuities are amounts voluntarily left for employees by customers that exceed the amount due. Payment of gratuities must be provided by employers to employees by the next regular payday. Complete records of all gratuities received should be maintained by the employer...

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  • Commercial Leases Deconstructed

    Most businesses rent commercial space from a landlord, and with that endeavor generally comes a lengthy and confusing lease. Although it is recommended that an attorney review, and likely revise, your commercial lease, this article identifies and discusses some information to hel...

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  • Best Legal Movies

    Here are the best movies concerning the legal system:

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  • Benefits and Tax Treatment for Seasonal vs. Permanent Employees

    Do temporary or seasonal employees receive different benefits and tax treatment than permanent employees? No they do not. Employee eligibility for unemployment benefits and tax withholding is not affected by length of employment. You may be responsible for tax and government pay...

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  • Organic Certification

    "Organic" products are regulated by federal laws that require oversight by approved State level organizations. The federal Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 authorized the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to operate a National Organic Program to set forth and mo...

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