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IRS Standard Mileage Rate for 2015

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, December 2015

Beginning January 1, 2015, the IRS standard mileage rate deduction for business use of a vehicle is 57.5 cents per mile, up one and a half cents from the 2014 IRS mileage rate of 56 cents per [...]

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Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin  Employment Law News  Tax Update 


California Minimum Wage Increases to $9 on July 1, 2014

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, June 2014

On July 1, 2014, California’s minimum wage increases to $9 per hour, up $1 from $8 per hour. On January 1, 2016, California’s minimum wage increases will again increase to $10 an [...]

Tags: California minimum wage, minimum wage, minimum wage
Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin  Employment Law News 


Is A California Employer Required to Issue a Payroll Check for Severance Pay?

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, April 2014

In short, yes. Severance pay must generally be paid in the form of a payroll check. Although the courts in the United States were split on the issue, the United States Supreme Court in a unanimous 8-0 decision has ruled that severance pay is wages and as such is subject not only to income withholding, but also social security and medicare taxes (commonly referred to as FICA).

In [...]

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Posted In: Employment Law News 


California’s On Call Time Laws to be Reviewed by CA Supreme Court

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, February 2014

New rules for when California employers must pay their employees for “on call” or standby time.

California Law on Paying Employees for On Call Standby Time

Currently, California law defines "hours worked" as "the time during which an employee is subject to the control of an employer, and includes all the time the employee is suffered or permitted to work, whether or not required to do so." See, California Industrial Wage Order No. 4-2001.

California's [...]

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Posted In: Employment Law News 


California Law on Vacation Pay and PTO – In Brief

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, February 2014

First, there is no law that requires a California employer to pay its employees for vacation time, or to have a paid time off (PTO) policy. However, if an employer has agreed to provide, or pay, vacation time or PTO, it is considered "wages" and the following rules apply:

  • Vacation Time Accrues as Work is Performed. Vacation time accrues each day the employee works. For example, if an employee is entitled to two weeks (10 days, or 80 hours) of vacation per year, after six months of work the employee will have accrued one week (5 days, or 40 hours) of paid vacation at a rate of 1.538 hours of vacation per week. Upon termination, however, the employer must calculate the accrued vacation time on a daily basis.
  • Use [...]

Tags: California Law on Vacation Time Pay
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.