Posts Tagged ‘ Why hire a consultant ’

Independent Contractor Relationships Are Now More Dangerous to Establish or Maintain

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By Guy Puccio Two measures regarding independent contractor relationships were just enacted into law by the California Legislature. These legislative measures signed by Governor Brown are AB 1396 (Committee on Labor and Employment) and SB 459 (Corbett). Effective January 1, 2013, AB 1396 requires whenever an employer enters into a contract of employment for services to be rendered within this state and the contemplated method of payment involves commissions (as defined), the contract is to be in writing and is to include the method by which the commissions are to be computed and paid. This measure amends Section 2751 and repeals 2752 of the Labor Code. The...

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Contents of CD that Will Be Distributed At Our Upcoming Workshop

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I. Code Citations a. Business and Professions Code Citations – 10166.01 – 10166.17 (Implementation of the SAFE Act under the Real Estate Law) b. Civil Code Citations – 1090.5 (Requirements for Hiring/Using/Terminating Real Estate Appraisers) c. Financial Code Citations – 4970 et seq. and 4995 et seq. (California Requirements for “High Cost” and “Higher Cost” or “Higher Priced” Residential Mortgage Loans) II. “Dodd-Frank” Act a. HR 2509 (Federal Legislation Sponsored by NAMP/CAMP to Amend Dodd-Frank Regarding LO Compensation) b. Summary, prepared by S. Guy Puccio and Herman Thordsen, Esquire (A Summary of Significant Issues of This Act that Affect Residential Mortgage Loans and Mortgage Brokers) III. Federal...

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Regulatory Overload Requires Knowledgeable Consultants Now More than Ever

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By Guy Puccio The greatest recession ever experienced has facilitated an overwhelming amount of new statues and regulations. These new rules are promoted by those who believe expanding federal government control is the solution to prevent a future economic crisis. Much of this regulatory overload affects the financial services industry. For example, the “Dodd-Frank Act” is approximately 2000 pages of legislation—including trailer bills—with an additional 6000 pages expected in implementing rules and regulations. If you run a small-to-moderate size business, do you have the tools or the time to absorb and apply this sea change without the assistance of knowledgeable consultants? Consider the following: The Board of...

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Set Reasonable Goals, Stick to the Budget and Keep the Napkin

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By Scott J. Corwin Eighteen years ago I passed the bar. Before I was even admitted, I made a decision that I wanted to work for myself. I had no clients, no money and a mountain of debt from law school. I decided to hang out my own shingle seven days after I was admitted. I would never have predicted that my practice would have grown into what it is today. Nor would I have predicted that I would have as fulfilling a professional life as I do today. The path to getting from there to here has been both challenging and rewarding. And the single most...

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