The Grady Firm Joins the Roster for LA Innovation Week as Presenter on Startup Legal Issues & Solutions #LAIW2015

Los Angeles Innovation Week 2015 Launches With More Than 100 Events, Exhibiting LA’s Global Leadership in Innovation

LAIW#The Grady Firm, PC has been selected as a presenter at Los Angeles Innovation Week, a countywide celebration of the breadth of innovation and creativity within Los Angeles sponsored by LA Metro, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), and the Los Angeles Times. From clean tech, to gaming, to aerospace, digital media, and beyond, Los Angeles is a leading global center for innovation and entrepreneurship rooted in boundless creativity and diversity.  Other hosts of Innovation Week events include Cross Campus, Microsoft, WeWork, Apple, ExpertDojo, and YouTube Space LA.

On Tuesday, October 20, Jennifer Grady will be addressing entrepreneurs with ways to protect their innovative small businesses thorough The Top 10 Tools Business Owners Need to Know From a Business and Employment Law Attorney.”  The presentation will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at The Grady Firm headquarters in the Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles. Continue reading

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July Ushers in New Paid Sick Leave Requirements for California Employers

By Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. and Gayane Khechoomian, Esq.

sick leaveOn July 1, 2015, a new law affecting millions of Californians went into effect requiring that employers – both public and private – provide paid sick leave to all their employees. Under the new law, employers will have to modify or update existing paid sick leave or time off policies, as well as payroll, recordkeeping, and employee notice procedures.

The “Healthy, Workplace, Healthy Families Act” (AB-1522) signed into effect by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. applies to all employees who work in California for thirty (30) or more days in a year. The law defines “employer” as any person employing another under any appointment or contract of hire” regardless of how many (or few) employees they have, and covers employees whether they are full-time, part-time, seasonal, or temporary. Specifically, the new provision provides that employees who work thirty (30) or more days within a year from commencement of their employment will earn a minimum of one hour of paid sick leave for every thirty (30) hours worked.

Employees become entitled to their sick leave beginning on the ninetieth (90th) date of employment. However, an employer may limit an employee’s use of paid sick days to 24 hours—or three (3) days—in each year of employment, which results in no carryover requirements. Click HERE for the full text of the new law. Continue reading

Looking for Path to a Green Card? Try the EB-5 Investor Visa

by Jennifer A. Grady, Esq.

For foreign investors wishing to obtain a visa to live, work, and attend university in the United States with in-state tuition rates, there are two options available through the E-2 and EB-5 investor visa programs.  The E-2 Visa requires less startup capital and is the fastest way to obtain a visa, although it is not a path to Legal Permanent Residency (Green Card).  The EB-5 Visa requires an initial investment of USD $500,000 to $1 million, and comes with Legal Permanent Residency (Green Card), and ultimately, US citizenship.  This article will discuss the EB-5 “million dollar visa” option.  What may be surprising is that an investor can be eligible for this visa with only a $500,000 investment in a rural or targeted employment area. Continue reading

The E-2 “Entrepreneur Investor” Visa Provides a Path for Small Business Owners to Live and Work in the US

by Jennifer A. Grady, Esq.

Dolla billFor foreign investors wishing to obtain a visa to live and work legally in the United States, there are two options available through the E-2 and EB-5 investor visa programs.  The E-2 Visa requires less startup capital (around $100,000), and is the fastest way to obtain a visa, although it is not a path to Legal Permanent Residency (Green Card).  The EB-5 Visa requires an initial investment of USD $500,000 to $1 million, and comes with Legal Permanent Residency (Green Card), and ultimately, US citizenship.  This article will discuss the details of the E-2 “Entrepreneur Investor Visa.”                     Continue reading

Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Involving Business Partners- Entrepreneur Podcast Network Interview with Jennifer Grady, Esq.

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Jennifer Grady, Founding Attorney and Business Consultant at The Grady Firm, P.C. joins Enterprise Radio working in conjunction with the EPN Legal Corner & eLosAngeles. Jennifer discusses common mistakes made by entrepreneurs when involving business partners.

Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Jennifer Grady discuss the following:

  • Tell me about why you founded The Grady Firm and how you help entrepreneurs?
  • With the current “Do It Yourself” mentality promoted on the Internet today, why is it important for entrepreneurs and business owners to work with an attorney?
  • What are some of the most crucial documents that business owners need at each stage of the business cycle?
  • What are some of the most common mistakes that you see entrepreneurs make when working with business partners?
  • What are some resources that are available to entrepreneurs who seek legal counsel and moral support as they move forward with the endeavors?

Listen to the Podcast here.

Jennifer Grady, Esq. Launches Ignite Startup School Featuring Courses, Webinars, and Custom Legal Services for Entrepreneurs

Startup School Hosts Classes for Entrepreneurs

ImageIgnite Startup School is scheduled to host its first class, Startup School 101: The Practical Aspects of Running a Business, on April 23, 2014 from 12-2 p.m. in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles. The Course, which is limited to 12 participants, will provide students with real world examples and practical tips for starting and growing a business. Subsequently, Ignite Startup School will host Startup School 102: The Legal Aspects of Running a Business on May 1, 2014 from 12-2 p.m.; Startup School 103: What California Employers Need to Know to be Compliant with State and Federal Labor Laws on May 7, 2014 from 12-2 p.m.; and Startup School 104: Business Succession Planning and Asset Protection on May 14, 2014 from 12-1 p.m. Continue reading