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Americans with Disabilities Act
Information and technical assistance on the ADA by the U. S. Department of Justice.
Home page, operated by the U. S. Small Business Administration, with links to legal and regulatory information, and plain English guides for starting a business, handling finances, managing employees, and other topics.
CIA, The World Factbook
US government profiles of countries and territories around the world
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
EEOC site with basic introduction to employers’ rights and responsibilities under the federal equal employment opportunity laws.
Federal agencies (through Library of Congress site)
A Library of Congress resource page with links to most federal agencies.
Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC)
Part of the U.S. General Service Administration, the FCIC’s Small Business Links offer information for persons planning or owning small businesses, including information on procure-ment, taxes, woman and minority-owned businesses, human resources, financial and legal issues.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Home page with links to statistical data, pertinent regulations, and FAQs.
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Home page. The current FRBSF discount rate, used to determine the usury ceiling in California , is posted at http://www.frbsf.org/banking/ data/discount/index.html.
Federal Trade Commission
Home page for businesses, with links to business publications, advertising guidance, fair packaging and labeling, antitrust law guide, and other topics. Information concerning the Hart-Scott Rodino pre-merger notification requirements is at: http://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/premerger-notification-program
The official web portal of the U.S. government, with links to information on contracting with the U.S. government, export licenses, business financial assistance, and many other topics.
Internal Revenue Service
Home page; access to downloadable IRS forms and publications.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
Home page with statutory, regulatory, and compliance information regarding nondiscrim-ination requirements for federal contractors.
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Home page with links to reports and other resources for banking industry professionals as well as public inform-ation about the national banking system.
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
U.S. Department of State, Treaties in Force
U.S. State Department list of treaties and other international agreements of the United States .
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Home page with links to information for small businesses; online access to proposed and final rules, SEC releases, policy statements, and other commission notices and information; search-able database of all electronic company filings since 1994.
SEC Edgar main page, with access to electronic filings and forms.
Small Business Administration
Home page with extensive links to federal and other resources for small businesses.
Social Security Administration
Home page. SSA forms are available online at http://www.ssa.gov/online/forms.html
U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Home page with links to immigration laws and forms.
U. S. Copyright Office
Home page with links to copyright registration and other information.
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
Link to Antitrust Division Guidelines and Policy Statements.
U.S. Department of Labor
Home page with links to statutory and regulatory information, labor statistics, small business regulatory compliance assistance, and other information.
U.S. Department of Labor, Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT)
Dictionary of job titles and standardized job descriptions; useful for job placement, occupational research, career guidance, labor-market information, curriculum development and long-range job planning. Last updated in 1991, the DOT has now been replaced by O*NET OnLine, http://online.onetcenter.org/.
U.S. Department of State
Home page with links to international commercial laws and guides.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Government Printing Ofice
Home page with links to products and services, including online searchable copies of the United States Code and the Code of Federal Regulations.
U.S. International Trade Commission
Home page with rules, regulations, reports, and other information including an extensive list of links to international trade resources.
U. S. Patent and Trademark Office
Home page with downloadable forms and information on patent applications and trademark registrations.
Government Sites — International
Private International Law Database: Trade/Business Transactions Law , U.S. Department of State
Access to treaties in force for the United States , other international instruments, and information on current negotiations and projects concerning private international law.
Electronic Embassy Website
Information on all foreign embassies in Washington , D.C.
Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH)
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Secretariat
NAFTA Secretariat in english.
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
Home page with links to UNICITRAL texts, including conventions, model laws, guides to enactment, legislative guides, legislative recommendations, and model contract rules. In particular, this website includes the text of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).
CISG Database at Pace University School of Law, Pace Law Library, Institute of International Commercial Law
Site dedicated to U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), with annotated text of CISG, CISG in different languages, cases organized by countries, and related CISG material.
International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)
Canadian System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR)
Home page of the Canadian equivalent to the SEC's EDGAR. Provides access to corporate filings of Canadian companies with Canada 's securities regulatory authorities.
Government Sites — California: Secretary of State
California Secretary of State: California Business Portal
Directory of forms and samples for different business filings including UCC forms; some in fill-in format.
Corporations main page with links to filing tips to meet statutory minimum requirements, name availability, FAQs and more.
Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
LLC main page with links to forms and fees, name availability, FAQs and more.
Limited partnerships main page with links to forms and fees, name availability, FAQs and more.
General partnerships main page with links to forms and fees, name availability, FAQs and more.
Limited Liability Partnerships
Limited liability partnership main page with links to forms and fees, name availability, FAQs and more.
Trademarks and Service Marks
Trademarks and service marks main page with links to forms and fees, name availability, FAQs, private service companies and more.
California Business Search
Fill-in boxes to check records online for corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies.
Starting a Business
A step-by-step guide for starting a business in California ; available in English or Spanish.
e-file Statement of Information
Fill-in boxes to file a Statement of Information for a corporation online.
Notary public main page, with links to topics such as obtaining a notary public commission, handbook, authentications, apostille or certification, forms and fees.
Uniform Commercial Code
UCC main page with links to financing statement forms, amendment forms, requests for information, revised Article 9 (as of July 1, 2001) and FAQs.
International Business Relations Program
Main page in English or Spanish with international resources and business tips; intended to assist foreign corporations with various filing procedures.
Business Program Division, New Law Summary
Summaries and links to new state laws affecting businesses.
Government Sites — California: Other
California Department of Corporations, Securities Regulation Division
Access to forms, departmental publications, Commissioner's releases, opinions, and notices, franchising information, and other topics.
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
California Department of Insurance, Workers' Compensation Information
Access to information on workers' compensation insurance.
California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH)
Access to information concerning the CalOSHA program.
California Employment Development Department (EDD)
Home page; information concerning job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, disability insurance, employment and training, labor market information, payroll taxes, and other topics.
California Franchise Tax Board (FTB)
Home page, links to downloadable state tax forms and publications.
California Legislative Counsel
Full text of bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments, as well as their status, history, votes, analyses, and veto messages.
California Legislative Information
Web page maintained by the State Bar of California with many helpful links regarding California's legislative process, pending bills, legislative calendar, committees, and other topics.
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