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Severance – Subject To FICA Tax or Not?

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2013

In United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., 693 F.3d 605 (2012), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a district court ruling that certain supplemental unemployment compensation benefit (SUB) commonly referred to as severance payments are not [...]

Tags: severance
Posted In: Employment Law News  Tax Update 

TCPA’s New Rules For Unsolicited Calls/Text Messages to Consumer Cell Phone Numbers.

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2013

Telemarketers and businesses alike must be mindful of the new amendments to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (the “TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227. Effective October 16, 2013, the TCPA prohibits making a call to a mobile phone or landline, and the sending a text message to a cell phone using any “automatic telephone dialing system, or an artificial or prerecorded voice” to offer or market a product or service to a consumer, without [...]

Posted In: Employment Law News 

Medical Marijuana and the Workplace, Can You Be Fired For Use?

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2013

Tags: marijuana
Posted In: Employment Law News 

CA Landlords Prohibited From Demanding Cash or Electronic Deposit of Rent

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, October 2013

This is a reminder to ALL California landlords demanding payment of the rent by bank deposit, or [...]

Posted In: Real Estate Reporter 

California Domestic Workers (House Keepers & Caregivers) Entitled to Overtime

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, October 2013

Pursuant to the Industrial Welfare Commission’s Wage Order 15-2001 which governs household occupations, employers were require to pay their household workers (maids, nannies and caregivers) at least the state's mandated minimum wage (presently $8 per hour, increasing to $9 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2014).

Effective January 1, 2014, AB 241 adds Labor Code [...]

Posted In: Employment Law News 

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Located in Los Angeles, California, the Law Office of Melissa C. Marsh handles business law and corporation law matters as a lawyer for clients throughout Los Angeles including Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Valley Village, North Hollywood, Woodland Hills, Hollywood, West LA as well as Riverside County, San Fernando, Ventura County, and Santa Clarita. Attorney Melissa C. Marsh has considerable experience handling business matters both nationally and internationally. We routinely assist our clients with incorporation, forming a California corporation, forming a California llc, partnership, annual minutes, shareholder meetings, director meetings, getting a taxpayer ID number (EIN), buying a business, selling a business, commercial lease review, employee disputes, independent contractors, construction, and personal matters such as preparing a will, living trust, power of attorney, health care directive, and more.