Hiring individual contractors has its advantages. It lowers a company’s operating costs while still providing the manpower a company needs for occasional projects and/or peak season demands. It enables a company to take on special projects without the need to hire and train a full-time employee. At the same time, a business owner should be aware of the insurance-related implications of hiring a contractor. California law clearly states that unlicensed contractors who engage in work that requires a license are considered (for insurance purposes) to be employees of the company. […]
It’s that time of year again — the months we have to sift through financial records and government forms to file our federal and state tax returns. For many of us, a return is due from the IRS, while others will inevitably find that they owe money to Uncle Sam. Unfortunately, many people who choose to file their own taxes leave money on the table that could be theirs instead of the government’s. That is why it is highly suggested that California residents turn to a tax professional before filing […]
If you live in the Pasadena area and enjoy books, then the California International Antiquarian Book Fair is a local event that might interest you. For 2014, the event takes place at the Pasadena Convention Center, which is located at 300 East Green Streets. Dates for the event are Friday, February 7th through Sunday, February 9th. This is the 47th year for the book fair, which hosts over 200 booksellers. You can browse their collections and take a peek at rare books and manuscripts. If you see a book that […]
Thank you for checking out our newly launched blog, your resource for insurance news and information. We plan on posting helpful tips and articles about insurance terminology and the insurance industry. You are encouraged to sign up for Monthly Blog Updates so can get all the latest articles delivered to your inbox. You are also welcome to connect with us at the major social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. We have found this to be a great way to stay in touch.