Jennifer Trowbridge

When is a good time to start a business?

Originally posted on LeikHong's Blog:
“When is a good time to start a business?” many people want to start a business, but too many of them just can’t find the right timing. if you’re one of them who still not willing to leave your comfort zone. below is the info-graph that illustrate every single…


Do I Need a DBA?

So as you are sitting, drinking your coffee and reading the newspaper, you come across the section that contains lists of business names and DBA’s.  What is this you ask? How does a company come to be listed in this publication?  That section of the newspaper is for the publication of Fictitious Business Names or […]

Texting in the Workplace and its pros and cons

Originally posted on TekGabber:
Allowing employees to send and receive text messages in the workplace is a practice that is becoming more common. This practice has its advantages and its disadvantages. Before you make the decision to allow your employees to use text messaging as a form of business communication, you should take a moment…

Why Caring About Equal Pay Could Save You Money

President Obama declared April 9, 2013 as Equal Pay Day to highlight  the discrimination women currently face in equal wages for equal work. It is said that women make 77 percent of what their male counterparts make, and face discrimination in benefits, wage increases and time off. This Handout [2013_04_11_11_04_27]  from the Lawyer’s Club of […]

Are your Paystubs Compliant?

If you are a California Employer you should have a keen understanding of Labor Code Section 226 and what it requires to be included on your paystubs. California law requires 9 specific items to be included on every paystub for every employee for every pay period- no exceptions.     The items are: gross  wages […]

Are you using the right I-9?

As of January 2013, it wasn’t only a number of laws that changed, but certain forms and poster disclosures as well. Are you using the correct forms? Form I-9 Effective May 7, 2013 new Employment Eligibility Verification Forms I-9’s are required to be used. The new revised form was published March 8, 2013 and can […]

The Business Owner’s Guide to Obamacare.

Major aspects of the Affordable Healthcare Act are now in effect and many more will be effective in the near future. Below are some of the most important aspects that business owners should be aware of. Additional Medicare Tax: There will be an increase of 0.9% on the employee portion of the hospital insurance tax […]

Employee or Independent Contractor?

One of the biggest employment problem areas for small business owners is the misclassification of workers. So often, employers will label someone as an independent contractor when in fact they should be labeled as an employee. Why does it matter? What’s the difference? Generally, employers withhold money for taxes from an employee’s payroll check. Employers […]