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SETTING UP BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA: A GUIDE FOR INVESTORS

SETTING UP BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA: A GUIDE FOR INVESTORS

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A publication of:California Labor & Workforce Development AgencySeptember 2008
 
 
Setting Up Business in California: A Guide for Investors
 
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Contents
INTRODUCTION
.............................................................................................................. 4
 
CALIFORNIA BUSINESS INVESTMENT SERVICES.........................................5PART 1: INFORMATION FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS
........................................... 6
 
OBTAINING A VISA.............................................................................................6
Nonimmigrant Visas..................................................................................................
 
Immigrant Visas........................................................................................................
 
PART 2: REGISTERING A BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA
...................................... 10
 
DEFINING AND REGISTERING BUSINESS ENTITIES....................................10
Sole Proprietorship..................................................................................................11
 
General Partnership................................................................................................11
 
Limited Partnership.................................................................................................12 
 
Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)..........................................................................14 
 
Limited Liability Company (LLC).............................................................................16 
 
Corporation.............................................................................................................18 
 
REGISTERING A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME............................................21FILING FOR LOCAL LICENSES AND PERMITS..............................................22REGISTERING A COMPANY’S TRADEMARK AND SERVICE MARK............22REGISTERING FOR BUSINESS TAXES..........................................................23PART 3: OPERATING A BUSINESS
........................................................................ 27
 
GETTING LOANS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.........................................27
Commercial Financial Institutions............................................................................27 
 
Venture Capital.......................................................................................................27 
 
Government Sources..............................................................................................27 
 
OPENING A BANK ACCOUNT..........................................................................28SELLING MERCHANDISE.................................................................................30
Seller’s Permit.........................................................................................................31
 
MANUFACTURING PRODUCTS.......................................................................32
Permits....................................................................................................................32 
 
PART 4: ADMINISTERING EMPLOYEES
................................................................ 33
 
COMPLYING WITH EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LAWS..............33
Employee Rights.....................................................................................................33 
 
At-Will Employment and Wrongful Termination.......................................................35 
 
Employee Safety and Health Protection..................................................................36 
 
PROVIDING EMPLOYEE BENEFITS................................................................38
Vacation..................................................................................................................39 
 
Holiday....................................................................................................................39 
 
Personal Days And/Or Floating Holidays................................................................40 
 
Sick Leave...............................................................................................................40 
 
 
Setting Up Business in California: A Guide for Investors
 
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Paid Time Off..........................................................................................................40 
 
Medical, Dental And Vision.....................................................................................41
 
Retirement...............................................................................................................41
 
ESTABLISHING WAGES AND HOURS............................................................42
Sources Of California Labor Law............................................................................42 
 
Sources Of Federal Labor Law...............................................................................42 
 
Fair Labor Standards Act........................................................................................42 
 
Wage Rates............................................................................................................44 
 
FILING EMPLOYMENT TAXES.........................................................................45
State Of California...................................................................................................45 
 
U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT........................................................................50
Income Tax.............................................................................................................50 
 
OBTAINING WORKER’S COMPENSATION INSURANCE...............................52FINDING EMPLOYEES......................................................................................55
CalJOBS 
SM 
..............................................................................................................56 
 
Listing Job Openings...............................................................................................56 
 
California's One-Stop Career Centers.....................................................................57 
 
HTTP://WWW.EDD.CA.GOV/ONE-STOP/PIC.HTM.
.............................................. 57
 
PART 5: PHYSICALLY SETTING UP AN OFFICE OR FACILITY
....................... 58
 
LOCATING AN OFFICE OR FACILITY.............................................................58ACQUIRING OFFICE MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT..................................59OBTAINING OFFICE/FACILITY INSURANCE..................................................59MAKING USE OF GOVERNMENT INCENTIVES..............................................59OTHER RESOURCES
.................................................................................................. 60
 
AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS.................................................................60
State........................................................................................................................60 
 
Federal and National...............................................................................................60 
 
PUBLICATIONS.................................................................................................62
Business Start- Up Kits...........................................................................................62 
 
Taxes......................................................................................................................62 
 
Product Classification..............................................................................................63 
 
APPENDIX I: CALIFORNIA INVESTMENT GUIDE
................................................ 65
 

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