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Overtime Pay for Nannies and Maids

Overtime Pay for Nannies - Sobul, Primes and Schenkel - CPA Los Angeles

Domestic Workers Bill of Rights went into effect on January 1 If you employ nannies, maids, or personal attendants, then you need to know that they are now entitled to time and-a-half overtime if they work more than nine hours a day or 45 hours a week. And, by the way, if they are paid minimum wage, that will be 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 »

Prepare for California’s worst season

California Fire Safety - Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA Los Angeles

Fire season is here… take steps to protect yourself Though California is frequently the butt of jokes for having no “real” seasons, Californians are all too aware that the state’s worst season (if you don’t count tax season) is fire season. This year fires are already in the news because we did not have much of a rainy season. The Read More »

Our not-so-secret Portal

Secure Client Portal - Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA Los Angeles

Sobul, Primes & Schenkel introduces the secure Client Portal Have you ever dreamed of being able to instantly access your individual tax return and payment vouchers as well as transferring financial files to us via a secure, web-based application? Who hasn’t, right? Then you will be excited to hear about the SPS Client Portal which was launched this year, to Read More »