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Online portal created for state’s trademark application filing

Thanks to the work of the California Secretary of State’s office, the California Department of Technology and a platform from ThinkSmart, LLC, businesses can now file trademark applications online instead of by mail or in person.

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Use these tips to attract, retain customers

Whether you own a corporation or manage a small business, you need to understand marketing psychology.

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Healthcare reform and Employer Shared Responsibility Rules

The Internal Revenue Service has begun sending letters to employers who owe a penalty under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) §4980H Employer Shared Responsibility Rules for benefits provided in 2015.

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Introducing the California Business and Industrial Alliance

As reported in this column back in March 2015, California’s Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) provides an avenue for employees to enforce their rights under the Labor Code. Since that time, the number of PAGA lawsuits has dramatically increased.

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2018 tax reform laws have arrived; here’s what to expect

by Jason Harrel and Darren J. Pluth
Calone and Harrel Law Group, LLP

The Senate and House of Representatives have passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), and it was signed into law by President Trump.

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Opportunity Stanislaus and Prime Shine launch Best Places to Work

Looking for a new job? You’d probably like to work for a good company.

Opportunity Stanislaus has partnered with Prime Shine to help answer the question, “what companies in the Central Valley are best to work for?”

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What’s closing in the Central Valley? Chapter 11 bankruptcies close major retailers

Macy’s Department Store in West Valley Mall

The year 2017 saw 11 major retailers go belly up. In most cases the giants cut costs by closing stores. So what retailers filed bankruptcy in 2017, and how did it affect shopping in the Central Valley?


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