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Consider alternatives to litigation

By   /  Friday, September 4th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Consider alternatives to litigation

“I’ll See You in Court!” A common salutation of friendship upon parting from another and an expression of a looking forward to the next opportunity to converse, such as: “I’ll see you soon,” is transformed into a threat. This common expression means, “I am done talking to you,” or “There is nothing more to say.” Read More →

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California’s onerous employment laws continue to vex businesses

By   /  Friday, August 28th, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on California’s onerous employment laws continue to vex businesses

Employers continue to be battered by onerous California employment laws, and there is little end in sight. For those employers who can’t move their operations to another state, you’re stuck with the detailed state rules that create traps for employers. One of the latest tactics by plaintiffs’ lawyers is to file lawsuits because of information Read More →

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Eastside Business District best option

By   /  Friday, August 21st, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Eastside Business District best option

The recent article “Battle over Milpas” (Aug. 7) really missed the mark. The plain and simple fact about the “Battle over Milpas” is that a small handful of people have turned the attempt of a vibrant business district to continue improvements into a racially charged political issue. The Milpas Community Association was asked to submit Read More →

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Emergence of the ‘dependent contractor’

By   /  Friday, August 7th, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Emergence of the ‘dependent contractor’

A recent decision by the state Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has greatly shaken the California business community. The ruling found that an Uber driver is an “employee” and not an “independent contractor” as the entire industry had previously presumed.  Although this decision only pertains to that specific case, it could end up changing the Read More →

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Personal finance really family finance

By   /  Friday, July 31st, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Personal finance really family finance

Personal finance has always been a family affair that involves the interests of children, parents and other relatives. Currently, many trends exacerbate situations where relatives’ assistance is needed, which makes family situations increasingly challenging and difficult to plan for. First, expanded life expectancy brings expanded financial challenges. A longer life does not only imply greater Read More →

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Smart innovation key to business success

By   /  Friday, July 24th, 2015  /  Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Smart innovation key to business success

Smart business leaders know that there is an important distinction between risk taking and intelligent risk taking. It is the former that may make the headlines, but it is the latter that often leads to the greatest rewards. There is an increasing awareness within the business community of the world of difference between innovation and Read More →

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Proposed peaker plant in Oxnard bad idea because of flood vulnerability

By   /  Friday, July 24th, 2015  /  Energy, Op/Eds, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Proposed peaker plant in Oxnard bad idea because of flood vulnerability

Reliability is the key point emphasized in the Pacific Coast Business Times editorial July 17 (Oxnard peaker plant should be approved). During the CPUC evidentiary hearings held in May regarding the NRG proposal, the city of Oxnard provided proof based on state of the art scientific evidence that storm surge patterns and sea level rise Read More →

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