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Were You “Targeted” in the Recent Hacker Scandal?

Hacking Scandal - Sobul, Primes and Schenkel CPA Los Angles

A reminder to keep personal and client information secure Soon after word got out about the hacking scandal during the holidays, fraudsters got busy creating fake emails from the affected companies, hoping to get nervous victims to “click the link” and provide their personal information. Now is a good time to remind yourself and your associates not to be so Read More »

What Every Employer Must Tell New Hires


California Labor Code section 2810.5 Communication is a good thing. When someone joins your firm, you may assume you’re on the same page when it comes to basics like salary, payday, location of the main office, and such. Labor Code section 2810.5, however, implies that not all new hires and employers were speaking the same language and requires, at the Read More »

Sobul, Primes & Schenkel Annual Volunteer Day

Volunteer Day at Book Ends - Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA Los Angeles

The SPS workforce spends the day with BookEnds BookEnds is a Southern California-based nonprofit that, as they say on their website (BookEnds.org) “…recycles quality children’s books through student-run book drives and places them in schools and youth organizations.” Since 1998, BookEnds has donated more than two million books. BookEnds not only provides books to schools, but also teaches their student Read More »

Elder Care – When it’s Time to Take Charge

Elder Care Guardianship - Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA Los Angeles

Guardianship isn’t an all-or-nothing choice No one likes to think of their parents as being less-than-capable of managing their own affairs, but illness and injury can reduce anyone’s ability to cope with life’s demands. Sometimes, it’s necessary to step in and take charge via a guardianship (also known as conservatorship). If you think your parent needs help, then the first Read More »

Healthcare Reform and Small California Employers

California Health Care Reform - Sobul Primes & Schenkel CPA Los Angeles

If you have 50 employees or less, here’s what’s coming There’s an oft-quoted (though nonexistent) Chinese curse that says, “May you live in interesting times.” Well, welcome to “interesting times” in the form of changes to our healthcare system. Though large employers were generally elated when the US Treasury Department announced a one year delay in implementing the “play or Read More »

Jr. Posse Youth Equestrian Program

Kids on Horses - Sobul Primes & Schenkel CPA - Los Angeles

Keeping kids on horses and off the streets Where’s the best place to go horseback riding? You may be surprised to learn there are some children who would answer, “Compton!” Twenty-year SPS veteran Valerie Chamberlain, Manager of our Business Management Department, has been volunteering with a unique non-profit kid’s organization, the Jr. Posse Youth Equestrian Program, otherwise known as the Read More »

Two degrees of excellence

Graduate Degrees - Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA - Los Angeles

Congratulations to two Sobul, Primes & Schenkel graduates ‘Tis the season to toss mortarboards in the air and applaud graduates from institutes of higher learning. We are proud to announce that two SPS employees are celebrating receipt of their graduate degrees. Cheers to Riza Marfori (Supervisor) for earning her MST (Master of Science in Taxation) from California State University, Northridge. Read More »