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Banking Laws Leave Business Owners Open to Internet Fraud

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, October 2010

Fraud statutes exist so those who have been defauded have legal recourse. If a hacker empties an individual's personal account, the bank usually must cover most, if not all, of the losses sustained. But the fraud protections implemented to protect the consumer have left businesses completely on their own. Unlike personal deposits which are regulated, commercial deposits have very little legal protection. Regulation E of the Federal Electronic Funds Transfer Act [...]

Tags: Internet Fraud
Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin  Tax Update 


California Secretary of State Processing Times

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, October 2010

As a result of the state budget crisis and resulting 25% budget cuts which resulted in the closing of many the regional offices, the California Secretary of State business entity filing times have dramatically increased since 2009. While this office for over 10 years has been able to file and/or retrieve a document within 3 days without the payment of any additional fees to the Secretary of State, today hand delivered documents and requests presented to Sacramento have average delays of 6-8 weeks absent the remittance of the $350/$750 expedited filing fee. [...]

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Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin 


New California Workers' Compensation Posting & Pamphlet Deadline Looms

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, September 2010

In California, all employers must meet workplace posting obligations. Workplace postings (employee notices) are usually available at no cost from the requiring state or federal agency. By the October 8, 2010 deadline all California employers must meet the following new workers' compensation posting requirements:

  1. ALL California employers MUST post in a conspicuous place frequented by employees (e.g. break room) a new workers' compensation notice titled, [...]

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Posted In: Employment Law News 


Hire Act – Tax Breaks For Employers Who Hire New Employees

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, April 2010

On March 18, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE Act). The HIRE Act provides both immediate and deferred tax benefits to employers who hire certain previously unemployed workers (“qualified employees”).

Who is a Qualified Employer?

As stated above, a qualified employer is any employer, other than a federal or state governmental entity.

Who is a Qualified Employee?

A [...]

Tags: tax credits, tax break, tax decuction
Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Employment Law News  Tax Update 


65% COBRA Subsidy Extended Again Through May 31, 2010

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, April 2010

UPDATE 4-15-2010:
65% COBRA subsidy for up to 15 months extended again through May 31, 2010.

In Mid December of 2009, President Obama signed the 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill, which included an extension of the 65% COBRA Subsidy provision originally enacted last February in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ("Stimulus [...]

Tags: COBRA subsidy
Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin  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.