Category: Startup Issues

New California Independent Contractor Law Takes Effect January 1

Several months ago, the California Supreme Court established a new test for determining whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor. Now that test will be enshrined in law on January 1, 2020, as the California legislature has passed AB-5. Here is the standard classification test under the new law: […]

New California Law Requires Disclosure When Using A Chatbot

Beginning on July 1, 2019, a new California law will require websites that use chatbots to clearly disclose that it is a bot communicating online, and not a person. The use of online chatting with ecommerce and other types of websites is becoming more widespread on a daily basis. Online chat tools allow potential customers […]

Legal Cannabis and Immigration

This is my very first repost of another lawyer’s material. I’m sharing a blog posting by Christopher Pogue, an immigration attorney, on the intersection of legal cannabis and immigration law, particular with respect to immigration from Canada: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforces the laws of the United States and U.S. laws will not […]

Cap Table Math for Startup Founders

“We want to give Barbara 4% of the company. How many shares is that?” I get questions like that frequently, and once you understand the math, the solution is pretty simple. Hey, I’m a lawyer, and I can understand the math. If you are going to run a successful startup, you need to master your […]

New Corporate Governance Subscription Service

Are you a founder, officer, or major shareholder of a c-corporation? If so, keep reading… Corporate governance – nobody likes doing it, but it’s essential to maintaining your corporation’s liability shield. Also, if neglected or done incorrectly, it can be expensive to clean up, and can hold up important, time-critical transactions. That’s why we are […]