Water and the Internet of Things 2017

I became interested in water and the Internet of Things (“IoT”) two years ago when I had a below ground water leak at home that resulted in a large water bill.(1). Since I live in the Silicon Valley, California, the high tech capital of the world, I thought there should be a better way to track…

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California Employees Entitled to Prompt Payment after Termination

In McLean v. California, the California Supreme Court decided an issue of statutory interpretation under the Labor Code. The statutes are very strict regarding when and how a company should pay due sums of money to employees upon termination of employment. If an employee is discharged by the employer, then final wages earned and unpaid…

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Risks and Rewards for Businesses That Use Non-Disparagement Clauses

In recent years, there has been a growing backlash at both the state and federal level against businesses’ use of non-disparagement clauses. Businesses, in an effort to protect their brand reputation, will sometimes include a non-disparagement clause in commercial contracts, restraining customers from posting online negative reviews of the company and its services. Businesses have…

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Flow-Through Tax vs. Entity Tax

Flow-Through Taxation A flow-through entity is a legally designated entity type that allows business income to flow from the business to the business owners in the form of taxable income. The entity itself is not taxed and any business losses incurred or income earned is treated as the owner’s personal income/loss. The major types of…

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