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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 [...]
The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has launched two new departments: (1) The Wage Theft Crime Unit and (2) The Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) both of which are designed to "combat the underground economy" and "crack down on businesses that do not follow the state's labor laws — hiring employees off the books and paying them under the table." [...]
As the March 15 corporate tax filing deadline approaches, we are reminding small businesses to take advantage of the small business health care tax credit. This is a tax credit not a mere deduction. The tax credit is part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (more commonly known as ObamaCare). The tax credit is worth up to 35% of a small business's premium costs (25% for tax-exempt employers). In 2014, this rate increases to 50% (35% for tax-exempt employers). Again, this is a TAX CREDIT not a mere deduction.
Eligible small employers will need to complete [...]
Beginning January 1, 2012, the IRS standard mileage rate deduction for business use of a vehicle is 55.5 cents per mile. In 2011, the IRS standard mileage rate was 51 cents per mile for January through June of 2011. Beginning July 1, 2011, the IRS standard mileage rate deduction for business use of a vehicle was increased from 51 cents per mile to 55.5 cents per mile.Pursuant to California Labor Code §2802, California employers are required to reimburse employees for all expenses incurred by the employee in performing their duties, including expenses for [...]
If you plan to form or change a business in California, then your decision on what type of corporation to form just got even more difficult. Prior to January 1, 2012, individuals seeking to form a corporation had two options: form a for profit corporation which focuses on maximizing shareholder profit, or form a nonprofit corporation which prohibits investor profit. With the enactment of A.B. 361 and S.B. 201, individuals will now have two more options: (1) the Flexible Purpose Corporation and (2) the Benefit Corporation. [...]
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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.