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Asha Wilkerson is the founder of The Wilkerson Law Office, P.C. Ms. Wilkerson provides skilled advice and counsel to for-profit, non-profit, and faith-based organizations in the areas of business and employment law. Her mission is to preserve the longevity of your business by ensuring that every aspect of your organization is legally sound and operating in compliance with state and federal law.

Did you know what Oakland’s Minimum Wage is increasing again on January 1, 2017? Are you ready? Listen up to find out what the new wage will be.
15 November 2016 - 13:06, by , in business, entrepreneur, Podcast, No comments
Have you ever been dazed and confused and wondered how to regain your footing? As leaders and business owners, it is important to keep your composure and your wit no matter what chaos ensues around you.  Entrepreneurs quickly learn that you cannot control the outcome of most things, but you can set yourself up to...
The holiday season is upon us again. The holidays are not only a time for families to come together, but people love to celebrate in the workplace as well. Since many holidays are religious-based, it’s important to know what your employee’s rights are when it comes to celebrating at work. Employer Responsibilities During the Holidays:...
I’m reminded every time I step into a store that the holidays are quickly approaching. Just yesterday I heard Christmas music at the grocery store…it was November 7th! All this music and fanfare reminded me that as employers, it is our responsibility to make sure that our employees feel supported during the holidays. Not only are we...
Yes, there are differences between employment agreements and contracts and it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into with either one. The main difference between the two is that employment agreements reflect an at-will employment relationship; meaning the employer can fire the worker for any reason or no reason at all, as long as...
As a small business owner, who you choose to hire can make or break your business and creating a hiring process will save you time, money, and possibly your reputation. For this podcast I interviewed Valencia McDuffy, Sr. Human Resources Manager at DHL to see what advice she has for small business owners looking to hire...
It seems like every few months one major business magazine or another publishes a list of what characteristics a person must have to become an entrepreneur. Some attributes I agree with, some I don’t, so I decided to make my own list! These five characteristics have helped me immensely in my own entrepreneurial quest: The...
Lessons from Cuba #5: Find the Problem, Offer the Solution   One tried and true way to stay in business is to offer a solution to a problem. It may be a problem your consumer is aware of, or one they don’t even know they have. In Cuba, I saw so many innovative ideas used...
Lessons from Cuba #4: Relationships Matter If you’ve ever been to Cuba, you know and understand (at least I hope) that community and family are very important pieces of Cuban culture.  People work together to help each other survive. In business, whether you have a business partner or external support, you are working in a...
  Lessons from Cuba #3: Simple is Often Better What do they say? K.I.S.S. Keep it simple, Stupid! I hope you’re not offended, but it’s true. Make your business plans simple and watch them come to fruition. The more complicated they are, the more noise gets in the way of your end goal. Check out...