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Are You Entitled to Extra Pay for a Split-Shift?

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

In California, Yes. Employees who work a split shift in California are typically entitled to one hour of extra [...]

Tags: split shift
Posted In: Employment Law News 

Thinking About Hiring Teenagers?

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

If you are thinking about hiring tennagers this Summer, make sure you have the proper work permits and are complying with California’s labor laws as they apply to minors under the age of 18.

How Many Hours Can A Minor Work?

First it should be noted that children younger than 14 are typically prohibited from working. Special rules [...]

Tags: hiring teenagers
Posted In: Employment Law News 

Your Employer’s Computer Use Policy

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

In California, at least for now, violating an employer's Computer Use Policy is no longer a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

On April 10, 2012, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held in United States v. Nosal, that employers may no longer rely on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. §1030) to threaten or bring federal criminal prosecution against employees who violate their computer use restrictions.

The [...]

Posted In: Employment Law News 

California Supreme Court Meal & Rest Break Decision in Brinker

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

On April 12, 2012 the California Supreme Court issued its very long awaited decision relating to employee meal and rest breaks in Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. The Superior Court of San Diego County, (Hohnbaum), ___ Cal.4th ___ (April 12, 2012).

In Brinker, the California Supreme Court answered the following questions:

  1. When Must 10 Minute Rest Breaks Be Given?
  2. Whether [...]

Tags: California law on employee meal and rest breaks, California Supreme Court decision in Brinker
Posted In: Employment Law News 

Are Expiration Dates on Gift Certificates and Gift Cards Legal?

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

California Law on Gift Cards and Gift Certificates.

In California, California Civil Code Sections 1749.45-1749.6 prohibit the inclusion of an expiration date, service fee, and dormancy (non use) fee on most gift certificates and gift cards (if purchased) from a California retailer for use with the retailer and/or its affiliates. In addition, pursuant to California Civil Code Section [...]

Tags: California gift card law, California gift certificate law
Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin 

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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.