An heir may not like the terms of his or her inheritance, but as one unhappy son learned, what really matters in court is the clear intent of the person making the gift.

How many employees are on your company’s payroll? If you use temporary help or “gig” workers, that number may increase, thanks to a new California law. In fact, your employee count may even change for prior years, if the law is found to apply retroactively.

With the end of the year approaching, this is a good time to think about planning moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly 2020 as well.

As we approach the end of the year, this is a good time to think about steps you may be able to take that will lower your tax bill for this year, and possibly for 2020 as well.

Business owners should review year-end tax planning steps they can take as individuals, in addition to the following moves that can be helpful for their companies.

A maintenance worker filed a lawsuit against his employer, alleging discrimination, unpaid wages and other violations of state labor laws. Shortly thereafter, at his employer’s request, he signed an agreement mandating arbitration of all employment-related disputes. Could he continue to litigate his claims, or did he have to submit them to binding arbitration?