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California Minimum Wage Effect on Employees Paid on a Piece Rate Plan

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

In California, employees who are paid hourly must be paid at least the minimum wage for each increment of work time ($10 per hour in 2016 and $10.50 per hour in 2017). Why is this important? Because some employees are not paid hourly, but by what is commonly known as a piece rate plan. If an employer is paying his or her employees under a piece rate plan (e.g. a fixed dollar amount per item made, or task completed), it is imperative for the employer to ensure that the employee is being compensated properly, both as to the minimum wage and for meal and rest breaks.

Effective [...]

Tags: piece rate
Posted In: Employment Law News 


Effect of California’s 2016 Minimum Wage Increase For Executives, Computer Professionals, Doctors & Others

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

California’s minimum wage increase not only effects those earning the minimum wage, but also the minimum salary that must be paid to overtime pay exempt executives, administrative employees, and creative professionals, as well as exempt software engineers and physicians.

Executives, Administrative Employees, and Creative Professionals. Effective January 1, 2016, the new minimum salary required to be exempt from overtime pay increased from $37,440 to $41,600.

California Computer Professionals Exempt from Overtime Pay. [...]

Tags: overtime pay
Posted In: Employment Law News 


2016 IRS Standard Mileage Rate

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

Beginning January 1, 2016, the IRS standard mileage rate deduction for business use of a vehicle is 54 cents per mile (down 3.5 cents from [...]

Tags: IRS Mileage Rate
Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin  Employment Law News  Tax Update 


California On Call Time Laws Amended By California Supreme Court

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

In January 2015, the California Supreme Court held that employees who work 24 hour shifts must be paid for all time spent at the employer’s workplace including sleep time, under California Industrial Wage Order No. [...]

Tags: on call time, severance
Posted In: Employment Law News 


California Employers Get 33 Days to Correct Wage Statement Errors

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

On October 2, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1506 (AB 1506), codified in California Labor Code § 2699(d). California Labor Code Section 2699(d) amends the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) to provide California employers with a 33 Day Cure Period for alleged violations of California Labor Code §§ 226(a)(6) and 226(a)(8), which require all California employers to specify on an employee’s wage statement: (i) the name and address of the “legal entity” that is the employer and (ii) the [...]

Tags: California Employee Pay Stubs
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.