Many thanks to Patrick Carroll, experienced founder of TCIG Pacific Insurance Services, who was kind enough to provide us with insight on the impact the Affordable Care Act will have on small businesses. The ACA (Federal healthcare reform) will have dramatic effects on small employer group health plans in California. Several major carriers including HealthNet and Blue Shield …

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  • November 7, 2013
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California has amended section 1182 of the Labor Code and raises California’s minimum wage in two $1 increments:  from the current $8 per hour to $9 per hour effective July 1, 2014, and from $9 per hour to $10 per hour effective January 1, 2016.

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  • October 25, 2013
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The California State passed two “friendly alien” laws in October.  The first amends the Vehicle Code relating to issuance of driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.   Previously, the DMV required an applicant for an original driver’s license or ID card to submit proof he or she was legally in the state.  The DMV is now required …

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  • October 22, 2013
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The California State Legislature has amended the Health and Safety Code relating to body art.   This new law signed by the Governor on October 4, 2013, provides minimum standards for tattoos and branding, including an informed consent document, requires a body art facility and requires any information to be maintained in compliance with HIPPA. Speaking …

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  • October 15, 2013
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The San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Trusted Advisors Awards were held on August 13th at the Universal Hilton Hotel. Nominees ranged from attorneys to bankers with about 90 finalists in total. Kristi’s commitment to her clients’ goals and objectives, problem solving skills, and excellent reputation contributed to her recognition for this award. Congratulations to Kristi and to all of …

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  • August 15, 2013
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