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Pending bills would impose requirements on state employers

The California Legislature is back in session, and once again several bills would impact workplaces in the Central Valley, imposing new restrictions and regulations on the operation of businesses. Four of these bills are summarized below. As always, this column does not substitute for the advice of legal counsel.

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IRS’ “Dirty Dozen” and what to watch out for this year

Each year the Internal Revenue Service releases a list of 12 common scams that the IRS is on the lookout for in the coming year.

The list includes some items that aim to take advantage of the public at large (i.e. phone scams, identity theft) and for which the IRS is warning the public and those scams that are designed to harm the IRS (i.e., padding deductions, falsifying income) which the IRS warns taxpayers to avoid. This year’s “Dirty Dozen” includes:

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Barbershops continuing tradition of classic cuts

Curtis Howard, center, and Brian Coughlin, center, catch up with clients while cutting their hair at Howard’s Barbershop in Lodi.

LODI—It’s not Floyd’s place, but Howard’s Barbershop sure does feel like it could fit right in on “The Andy Griffith Show,” that classic TV series that takes place in small-town Mayberry.

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‘Chill Out’ day to provide relief on tax deadline day

 

Kona Ice, a mobile shaved-ice business, will be helping taxpayers keep their cool on April 17 by giving out free cups of shaved ice to anyone who comes by their trucks.

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Ex-Fed Ex building sold for $10.45M in Stockton

The property at 4730 FIte Court in Stockton, a one-time Fed Ex ground facility, has sold for $10.45 million to Dermody Properties.

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California Chamber of Commerce highlights ‘job killers’

On April 4, the California Chamber of Commerce released the list of so-called “job killer” bills that could negatively impact the job market in the state. It’s the goal of the organization to keep the bills from becoming laws.

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F&M to acquire Bank of Rio Vista

Farmers & Merchant Bancorp, the parent company of locally-owned F&M Bank, has reached a signed agreement to acquire the Bank of Rio Vista.

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