Free COVID-19 Resources

During these difficult times, the Law Office of Karen J. Sloat is caring for our clients and community by providing FREE resources to help navigate the deluge of new and complex issues we are all facing. Please visit the new COVID-19 section on our Resources Page to...

Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides...

Minimum Wage Increase

California continues to implement its stair-step minimum wage increases. Effective January 1, 2020, the statewide minimum wage for employers with 25 or fewer employees increased to $12.00 per hour, and employers with 26 or more employees must pay at least $13.00 per...

January 2018 Labor & Employment Law Update

Cheers to a happy and prosperous New Year! California is celebrating the new year by uncorking many new laws that affect business owners and their employees. In this alert, we briefly highlight several new laws that affect you or your business, and require immediate...