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Small Claims Limit Increases To $10,000

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2011

Beginning January 1, 2012, the Small Claims Court jurisdictional limit will increase from $7,500 to $10,000 for personal claims, other than bodily injury resulting from a car accident. For a claim of bodily injury resulting from a car accident, the increase to $10,000 will not occur until January 1, 2014.

It should be noted that the jurisdictional limit of the Small Claims Court for business related disputes and claims brought by a corporation shall remain at $5,000.

Tags: Small Claims Limit in California
Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin  Employment Law News  Real Estate Reporter 

CA Employers Required To Pay Health Insurance Premiums For Pregnancy Disability Leaves

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2011

Effective January 1, 2012, S.B. 299 and A.B. 592 amend California's Fair Employment and Housing Act set forth in Government Code 12945 to require California employers with five (5) or more employees and who provide health insurance benefits to maintain and pay (for up to 4 months) the health insurance premiums for employees [...]

Posted In: Employment Law News 

Written Contracts Required For Employees & Independent Contractors Paid Commissions

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2011

A.B. 1396 amends California Labor Code 2751 and imposes substantial new obligations on employers who pay their employees or independent contractors based in California in whole, or in part, a commission.

Effective January 1, 2013, California Labor Code 2751 will require all California and all out-of-state employers [...]

Posted In: Employment Law News 

Payroll Records Must Now Be Kept For Three (3) Years

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2011

Labor Code Section 1174(d) sets forth California's payroll record-keeping requirements. At present, the current law reads:

"Keep, at a central location in the state or at the plants or establishments at which employees are employed, payroll records showing the [...]

Tags: California payroll records
Posted In: Employment Law News 

New Penalities For Willful Misclassification of a CA Employee as an Independent Contractor

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2011

S.B. 459 adds Labor Code 226.8 which increases the civil penalties for the willful (voluntary and knowing) misclassification of independent contractors.

Effective January 1, 2012, an employer who has willfully misclassified an employee as an independent contractor may be fined a minimum of $5,000 and up to $15,000 [...]

Tags: employee or independent contractor
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.