Orange County Business Journal article – New Ruling on Independent Contractors Impacts Many Employers

Richard Warner, Senior Tax Manager, recently wrote an article for the Orange County Business Journal in the “General Counsel Awards” special supplement.  Excerpt from the article “New Ruling on Independent Contractors Impacts Many Employers“:

Determining whether a California worker is an independent contractor or an employee has always been difficult.  However, for many years the laws have been interpreted to mean that the key to distinguishing between employees and independent contractors was whether the company had the right to control the manner and means by which the worker accomplished the desired result.  Recently, a ruling by the California Supreme Court changed that understanding.

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Smith Dickson repeats as champs at 7th Annual Bocce Invitational charity event

Smith Dickson was proud to sponsor the recent “7th Annual Bocce Invitational” to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. The event, held at IL Fornaio restaurant in Irvine, was attended by Orange County business leaders and raised thousands of dollars for the organization.

An exciting highlight for our Smith Dickson team was repeating as champions of the Bocce tournament (we also won in 2017)!  The event was fun for all involved and we enjoyed supporting such a worthwhile cause.

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Orange County Business Journal article – “The Value of Litigation Support in Intellectual Property Disputes” 

Ryan Nguyen, CPA, Forensic Auditing Manager, and Gina Lara, MBA, CFP ®, Forensic Accounting Analyst, recently wrote an article for the Orange County Business Journal in the “Intellectual Property” special supplement.  The article offered overviews of recent Smith Dickson intellectual property cases, including:

  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trade Secret Violations
  • Licensing Disputes

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