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New California Minimum Wage Effective January 1, 2014

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

California Governor Jerry Brown on September 25, 2013, signed a bill into law that amends Labor Code §1182.12 and increases the state’s hourly minimum wage for all industries from $8.00 (presently) to at least $9.00 per hour effective January 1, 2014 and to at least $10.00 an hour by January 1, 2016. California employers should review their commissioned and salaried exempt pay rates to ensure their exempt from overtime employees pay continues to meet the minimum salary test.

Tags: minimum wage, overtime pay
Posted In: Employment Law News 


10/1/2013 - New Marketplace Health Notice Required by ALL Employers

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

Effective October 1, 2013, ALL employers are required to provide their employees with a "Marketplace Notice" setting forth how they might qualify for a premium tax credit/subsidy in the Exchanges and if health insurance is provided by the employer, the impact said employer coverage could potentially have on the employee’s eligibility for a subsidy. For a copy of the Model Notice put out by the U.S. Department of Labor, see Model Notice For Employers with Health Plans or Model Notice For Employers Without Health Plans.

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Posted In: Employment Law News 


Los Angeles Tenants in Rent-Controlled Units - Reminder

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2012

California State Law regulates the collection and refund of security deposits (California Civil Code §1950.5). Rental agreements may refer to these deposits as "cleaning deposit," "last month's rent" or "security deposit". No matter what the landlord calls it, the law considers any deposit to be a security deposit and limits the amount the owner may charge and what it may be used for when the tenant moves [...]

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Posted In: Real Estate Reporter 


New California Anti-Deficiency Protections For Refinanced Loans

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, October 2012

California has enacted several anti-deficiency statutes to protect borrowers in real estate transactions. A “deficiency” is the liability of a borrower to the lender for the difference between the amount of the loan and the value of the real property. Existing California anti-deficiency laws protect a borrower on an original purchase-money loan (a loan acquired at the time the property was purchased and never refinanced) on an owner-occupied residential unit (up to four units) from being held personal liable to the lender for any deficiency [...]

Tags: anti-deficiency, loan, refinanced loan
Posted In: Real Estate Reporter 


California 2012 to 2013 Employment Law Update

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, October 2012

Below is a brief summary of the employment-related legislation that will become law on January 1, 2013:

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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.