Michael John Tonsing’s Guides

Michael John Tonsing

San Francisco Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. New SBA Rule Provides Added Protection for Subcontractors

    Written by attorney Michael Tonsing, 11 months ago.

    A new Small Business Administration rule implementing part of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 provides more protection for subcontractors in their dealings with primary contractors, according to a Washington Post report. The rule, which goes into effect in mid-August, requi...

  2. Don’t Bet the Family Business on No Estate Plan

    Written by attorney Michael Tonsing, 12 months ago.

    Being the owner of a family business can complicate your personal estate planning, since no doubt much of the wealth you want to pass on to your heirs is tied up in the business. Being able to do so in a tax-advantaged way and in a way that wont cause a family feud is one of th...

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  3. When Do You Need to Be Considering Your Business Agreements?

    Written by attorney Michael Tonsing, about 1 year ago.

    If youre running your own business and you are not looking at agreements regularly, its likely youre overlooking an important piece of your business and taking unnecessary risks. The truth is that you do not need to have written agreements to have a valid agreement, but it sure d...

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  4. Protecting Your Small Business from Cybercrime

    Written by attorney Michael Tonsing, about 1 year ago.

    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has reported that companies with fewer than 100 employees lost an average of $155,000 annually as a result of fraud, identity theft, and cybercrime. Here are some tips you may want to consider to protect your small business.

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  5. 4 Steps to Protect Your Personal Assets from Business Risks

    Written by attorney Michael Tonsing, about 1 year ago.

    Every business owner makes the decision to assume some financial risk when they operate their own business, but no one wants the potential risk of liability to affect their personal wealth. Unfortunately, there are all too many business owners who neglect to implement the correct...

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  6. Five Fatal Legal Mistakes Family Businesses Can Avoid with Planning

    Written by attorney Michael Tonsing, about 1 year ago.

    Anyone involved in a family business knows that working with family has its pleasures and its pitfalls legal pitfalls can prove deadly to your family business, so heres how to prevent them with prudent planning: 1. Mixing family business finances. Unfortunately, we live in a li...

  7. 3 Legal Tools to Help You Protect Your Business Idea

    Written by attorney Michael Tonsing, about 1 year ago.

    Ideas arent worth anything if they dont get into the marketplace. Quite a few would-be entrepreneurs seem to be afraid that if they talk about their idea, itll get stolen and so they keep it under wraps and dont capitalize on it. That stifles and sucks the life out of the idea a...

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  8. 10 Tips for Starting Your Own Business -- from an Avvo Veteran Who Has Started Businesses of His Own

    Written by attorney Michael Tonsing, about 1 year ago.

    Whether the result of the recent recession or the desire by baby boomers to embark on a new professional path, the number of new business startups is growing fast. Here are 10 legal tips for entrepreneurs who are striking out on their own for the first time, -- born of experienc...

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  9. RULES OF THE ROAD FOR HIRING EMPLOYEES IN CALIFORNIA – EIGHT CRUCIAL STEPS

    Written by attorney Michael Tonsing, over 1 year ago.

    RULES OF THE ROAD FOR HIRING EMPLOYEES IN CALIFORNIA EIGHT CRUCIAL STEPS When a California company decides to hire new employees, it: 1. must make a job offer without requiring any illegal conditions, 2. must avoid making misrepresentations about the job, 3. should establish ...

  10. New I-9 Form MUST BE USED BY EMPLOYERS NOW

    Written by attorney Michael Tonsing, over 1 year ago.

    A word to wise employers. The United States Department of Homeland Security (abbreviated "DHS") recently issued a new "Employment Eligibility Verification" I-9 form, on March 8, 2013. It can be downloaded at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf. "Employers must use the new F...

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