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The Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA - questions and answers

The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission provides the easy-to-read guide to the employment provisions of the ADA as they relate to small businesses.

Business Laws/Regulations

Maintained by the U.S. Small Business Administration, this site provides legal and regulatory information for American small businesses, with links to state information.

CalGOLD (California Business Permits)

The site provides detailed information on the business permit, license, and registration requirements from all levels of government; the information is specific to the type of business and its location in California.

California: Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC)

“DWC monitors the administration of workers’ compensation claims, and provides administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection with claims for workers’ compensation benefits.” The site features an overview of California workers’ compensation laws, links to the laws, forms, reports, schedules, publications, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) decisions back to 1997, and related information.


The full text of the Federal law (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003) related to e-mail solicitations.

elaws Advisors

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, these interactive classes provide information about a number of federal employment laws in a user-friendly manner.

Internal Revenue Service: Small Business/Self-Employed

This is a one-stop guide for employers to Federal and state tax and wage reporting requirements, with state-specific links. This site is also available in Spanish


NOLO is a do-it-yourself guide to everyday law, which includes a section devoted to the legal issues related to small businesses.