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California Employers – Make Sure Your Employees All Have A Seat

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

Two recent California appellate court decisions, Bright v. 99¢ Only Stores, 189 Cal. App. 4th 1472 (November 12, 2010) and Harris v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., 191 Cal. App. 4th 210 (December 22, 2010), both held that California retail employers who fail to provide their employees with reasonable seating as required by California's Wage Order No. 7 may be sued for civil penalties up to $200 per employee, per pay period, plus attorneys fees and costs under California's Labor Code Private Attorney General Act of 2004 [...]

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Employees Beware! Don’t Use Your Employer’s Email or Fax For Personal Messages

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

In Holmes v. Petrovich Development Co., LLC, No. C059133 (Cal. Ct. App. Jan. 13, 2011), the California Court of Appeals held that an employee's email messages to her attorney sent using the employer's computer and through the employer's network were not protected by the attorney-client privilege (could be used against the employee at trial) because the [...]

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New Employment Laws Take Effect January 1, 2011

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

Payroll Tax Changes For 2011

Beginning January 1, 2011, all California employers will be required to report the Unemployment Insurance, Employment Training Tax, State Disability Insurance contributions, and Personal Income Tax withholdings quarterly on Form DE-9 (Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages ) instead of annually on the Annual [...]

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New ADA Regulations For Wheelchairs, Segways and Service Dogs

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

While most employers are aware that Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination in employment against persons with disabilities, most employers are less familiar with Titles II and III of the ADA which requires privately owned business that provide goods or services to the public (retail store, hotel, bank, law firm, Etc..) and commercial facilities (warehouse, factory, office building) designed or constructed after January 26, 1993, or altered after January 26, 1992, to comply [...]

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Sept. 2010 9th Circuit Court Decision on Overtime Pay

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

On September 27, 2010, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision in Wang v. Chinese Daily News, 435 F.Supp.2d 1042 (2006), which held that newspaper journalists and commissioned salespersons' for the Chinese Daily News were improperly classified as exempt from overtime pay under both federal and California law. [...]

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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.