I Told My Employees That I’m Giving Them Stock Options. Is That Legal?

I Told My Employees That I’m Giving Them Stock Options. Is That Legal?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
Many good and generous employers want to share with their employees. The idea behind giving employees stock is a sound one. Employees who are owners may be more invested in the business’s success. They may feel more appreciated. It could give them a sense of...
Disgruntled Workforce Means Problems

Disgruntled Workforce Means Problems

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
If you have a morale problem with your workforce, you better do something about it… fast. When you have a disgruntled worker, it always leads to problems. As a business owner, here are the problems I see when a person turns bad apple: They “poison the...
California Prepares Its Workforce for Zombie Apocalypse

California Prepares Its Workforce for Zombie Apocalypse

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
The California Legislature must watch too much of The Walking Dead. They are really worried about disease. In the first part of July 2015, they passed two bills aimed at controlling Californians’ health. There was a bill limiting parents’ ability to...
Does It Matter If I Have An Employee Handbook?

Does It Matter If I Have An Employee Handbook?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
It shouldn’t surprise you that an employment lawyer will advise you to have an employee handbook. But it may surprise you is that I would rather you have no handbook than one you write yourself. Why would I say that? Well, a handbook is an important legal...

Business Law

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
BUSINESS LAW Disputes, misunderstandings, and litigation can all have negative effects on the health and longevity of your business. Whether you’re the owner or member of a partnership, a limited liability company, or an established corporation, it is critical to...
Five Reasons Why Employers Should Force Sick Employees to Go Home.

Five Reasons Why Employers Should Force Sick Employees to Go Home.

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
That’s Elliot, the office cat.  He’s actually not just an office cat, he’s my full time cat; but he hates being alone, so he goes to the office with me, where he promptly annoys everyone by sleeping in their inboxes or walking across their keyboards....
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