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California Employers Can Continue Rounding an Employee's Time Card to the Nearest 15 Minute Increment

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, June 2016

On May 2, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Corbin v. Time Warner Entertainment-Advance/Newhouse Partnership held that both California law and Federal law permit an employer to round an employees' time card to the nearest 15 minutes (or smaller increment) so long as the employer rounds both up and down. The rounding policy must be neutral and not designed to benefit only the employer.

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California’s Revised Equal Pay Law

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, March 2016

California first enacted an equal pay statute in 1949. Existing law prohibited a California employer from paying women a lesser wage than the men at the same location if the two performed the same work, unless the wage differential could be justified by seniority, merit, or a system that qualitatively measured an employee’s quantity or quality of production. The existing law, however, was almost impossible to enforce because most California employees couldn't prove that an actual wage discrepancy existed.

Effective January 1, 2016, the new California Fair Pay Act (SB 358) set forth in Labor Code §1197.5, [...]

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California Labor Commissioner Has Increased Enforcement and Collection Powers

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, March 2016

Recognizing that many California employees have had a difficult time collecting on wage claim judgments, the California legislature passed SB 588 and AB 980 to expand the authority of the California Labor Commissioner’s not only investigate wage claims, but also to issue citations and collect on a judgment relating to a violation of the minimum wage laws and the wage provisions in the Industrial Wage Orders. The California Labor Commissioner will now be able to investigate, issue citations, and collect judgments on violations [...]

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California Minimum Wage Increases Effective in 2016 – 2020

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, March 2016

Efforts to increase the minimum wage continue.

Effective January 1, 2016, California’s minimum wage is now $10 per hour. While higher than the federal minimum wage (presently $7.25), local cities in California are also moving full steam ahead with even higher local living wages. Employers should be mindful that these minimum wage increase [...]

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2016 Local City Living Wage Increases in California

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, March 2016

Throughout California local cities are increasing their minimum local city living wages.

Los Angeles:   Effective July 1, 2016, Los Angeles Municipal Ordinance No.  [...]

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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.