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Todd Eric Gallinger

Todd Gallinger’s Legal Guides

46 total

  • California State Security Exemptions

    In California to be exempt from registering security transactions with the Department of Corporations, which follows the rules set by the SEC Regulation D as well as the California Corporations Code 25102 (f). There are certain requirements that a company must meet in order to ...

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  • Federal Security Exemptions for Small Businesses

    If you have recently created a company you may be required to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) if you are going to be selling stock of your company. However, the SEC allows for certain companies to be exempt from registering, provided that they meet the...

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  • Nonprofit Management: Avoiding Conflicts of Interests in Business Transactions

    Many business and community leaders graciously decide to give their time and effort to causes they believe in by becoming a director of a charity. The board of directors of a nonprofit is responsible for setting its strategy and ultimate management, through the executives the...

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  • Who owns "mybusinessname.com?"

    In recent years, the Internet has become a center of commercial and business activity. Businesses market their services on the Internet, find trading partners and sell products to consumers. On the World Wide Web both business and individuals will use their name, or the name o...

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  • Selling a Business: Asset or Stock, Which is Right for You?

    Perhaps you have worked hard for many years and are now ready to retire, or maybe you started your business with a clear goal to sell it after building up its value. Either way, you have concluded that it is time to sell your small business. When selling a small business, the...

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  • Click-Throughs and Opt-Outs: Information About Contracting Online

    Most of us are familiar with the idea of a contract; we make an agreement with a person to do something, i.e. perform work or buy a car. Sometimes this agreement is sealed with a handshake; other times the agreement is reduced to writing and signed by the parties. But what a...

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  • Employee Handbook: What It Should Contain

    As a written set of rules and expectations and a detailed account of a companys policies and procedures, an employee handbook is a necessary communicative tool between the employer and employees. A well-written employee handbook is the key ingredient for a healthy business, an...

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  • Why Every Employer Should Have a Handbook

    An employee handbook is an important communicative tool between a company and its employee. It sets out all the policies that a company uses in the regular course of business, explains company programs, and communicates general information that serves as a guideline and point ...

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  • How to Determine Independent Contractor or Employee Status

    As previously discussed, the distinction between an independent contractor and an employee can be ambiguous, but reviewing California case law helps make it more clear. The courts have consistently held that the most crucial aspect in determining whether or not a worker is ...

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  • Need to Correctly Determine Independent Contractor Status

    For small businesses, hiring independent contractors is widely used practice because of their cost efficiency. Independent contractors, do not need to be given the benefits of a normal employee as they are not protected under Californias wage and hour laws. However, the ...

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