Free Legal Advice for your Small Business

The Oakland Business Assistance Center and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Legal Services for Entrepreneurs have partnered to provide a free legal clinic for low-income entrepreneurs. Participants will have 30 minutes to explain their legal issues, ask questions, and receive advice from an attorney.

Are You Paying Your Workers Correctly? Seminar

Understanding the difference between employees and independent contractors can mean the difference between peace and penalties. Misclassifying workers can lead to additional taxes, penalties, and interest, borne solely by the business owner. Be aware that your worker or a
competitor could be the whistleblower. This seminar will help business owners educate themselves and their agents (i.e. payroll services, bookkeepers, accountants and attorneys) about ways to avoid making crucial mistakes.

Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar

This workshop will discuss:

California payroll reporting requirements, including forms, employer obligations, reporting, and payment requirements.
About independent contractor reporting requirements.
Electronic filing and payment requirements and options.
Federal payroll reporting requirements, including Forms 940, 941, 1099, W-2, W-4, W-9, and alternative filing.

The Basics of Social Media

Have you been thinking about using social media but you are not sure how to get started, or not convinced that it works? This workshop shows you how social media can lead to new customers and drive repeat business from current customers.