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Wage and Hour Lawsuits

4 Ways to Protect Your Business From Wage and Hour Lawsuits

Wage and hour lawsuits are on the rise: up 417% over the past 10 years. For business owners trying desperately to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) laws, noncompliance is no longer enough.

Convertible Notes - Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE)

Be Careful with Convertible Notes: Your SAFE May Hurt You

If you are a startup founder or CEO considering using a convertible note, a SAFE or another type of convertible instrument, there is a little-known aspect of such instruments that can cost you a lot in dilution: the number of shares included in the denominator.

Equity Compensation

Equity Compensation for Startup Employees: Top Mistakes to Avoid

Equity compensation is a great recruiting and retention tool for startups and early stage companies. However, there are a lot of rules you have to follow to do this correctly. Mistakes made by a company in this area can be costly.

Silicon Valley Likes Section 1045 Exchanges: Rollovers of Gain from QSBS

Silicon Valley Likes Section 1045 Exchanges: Rollovers of Gain from QSBS

If you are in startup land, you should know about 1045 exchanges. What this means is, if you sell qualified small business stock which you have held for more than 6 months, you can rollover your gain by buying more qualified small business stock. Here's why Silicon Valley likes Section 1045 exchanges.

S Corporations Founder Stock Benefit

Setting up an S Corporation? Watch Out How It Affects Your Founder Stock

Thinking of setting up an S Corporation? If you are starting a business, be careful not to rush to set your company up as an S corporation without first considering the qualified small business stock benefit. Here's why.

Pass-Through Entities: New 20 Percent Qualified Business Income (QBI) Deduction

Pass-Through Entities: New 20 Percent Qualified Business Income (QBI) Deduction

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) added a new tax deduction for owners of pass-through entities – a 20 percent deduction of qualified business income (QBI) from a qualified trade or business. Here's what this means, who qualifies, and the limitations.

Stock Option Grant Checklist

Employer’s Legal Guide to Stock Option Grants [Checklist]

If you want to grant stock options to employees, you want to take the time to do this right. To help, we put together this stock option grant checklist.

LLC vs. C Corporation

Choice of Entity: LLC vs. C Corporation

LLC vs. C Corporation tax advantages and disadvantages: The pros and cons of doing business as a C corporation versus an LLC taxed as a partnership.