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California's Paid Sick Leave Law Clarified and Amended For School Activities

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

Managing medical leaves of absence in California can be challenging. In 2014, California enacted AB 1522 which created California’s paid sick leave (PSL) law applicable to most California employers. Although California’s Paid Sick Leave law did not become effective until July 1, 2015, California has already begun tweaking the new benefit. Effective [...]

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Posted In: Employment Law News 


California SB 579 Expands the Family School Partnership Act

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

California Labor Code §§ 230.8 and 233 (commonly referred to as The Family School Partnership [...]

Tags: California paid time off
Posted In: Employment Law News 


IRS Standard Mileage Rate for 2015

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, December 2015

Beginning January 1, 2015, the IRS standard mileage rate deduction for business use of a vehicle is 57.5 cents per mile, up one and a half cents from the 2014 IRS mileage rate of 56 cents per [...]

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Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin  Employment Law News  Tax Update 


California Minimum Wage Increases to $9 on July 1, 2014

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, June 2014

On July 1, 2014, California’s minimum wage increases to $9 per hour, up $1 from $8 per hour. On January 1, 2016, California’s minimum wage increases will again increase to $10 an [...]

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Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Corporate Client Bulletin  Employment Law News 


Is A California Employer Required to Issue a Payroll Check for Severance Pay?

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, April 2014

In short, yes. Severance pay must generally be paid in the form of a payroll check. Although the courts in the United States were split on the issue, the United States Supreme Court in a unanimous 8-0 decision has ruled that severance pay is wages and as such is subject not only to income withholding, but also social security and medicare taxes (commonly referred to as FICA).

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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.