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California SB 288 and 400 Create New Protections For Employees Who Are Victims Of Crime

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2013

Effective January 1, 2014, SB 288 adds §230.5 to the Labor Code to prohibit an employer from discharging, retaliating or discriminating against any employee for attending court proceedings against their perpetrator if the employee (or the employee’s spouse, parent, child, sibling, or guardian) has suffered direct or threatened physical, psychological, or financial harm as a result of a commission or attempted commission of a crime including: murder, rape, felony child abuse, stalking, domestic violence, kidnapping, [...]

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2013 IRS Standard Mileage Rate Is 56.5 Cents Per Mile

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2013
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Posted In: Business Law Bulletin  Employment Law News  Tax Update 


California Clarifies Definition of Sexual Harassment

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2013

In 2011, a California appellate court in Kelley v. The Conco Cos, 196 Cal. App. 4th 191 (2011), called into question whether proof of sexual desire was a required element to substantiate a sexual harassment claim. The stated purpose of Senate Bill 292 is to overturn the Court’s decision in Kelley.

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Posted In: Employment Law News 


Severance – Subject To FICA Tax or Not?

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2013

In United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., 693 F.3d 605 (2012), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a district court ruling that certain supplemental unemployment compensation benefit (SUB) commonly referred to as severance payments are not [...]

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Posted In: Employment Law News  Tax Update 


TCPA’s New Rules For Unsolicited Calls/Text Messages to Consumer Cell Phone Numbers.

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2013

Telemarketers and businesses alike must be mindful of the new amendments to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (the “TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227. Effective October 16, 2013, the TCPA prohibits making a call to a mobile phone or landline, and the sending a text message to a cell phone using any “automatic telephone dialing system, or an artificial or prerecorded voice” to offer or market a product or service to a consumer, without [...]

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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.