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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 [...]endtag

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Posted In: Employment Law News 


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 [...]else400

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Posted In: Employment Law News 


New Penalties for Failing to Provide 5 Minute Shade Breaks to Outdoor Workers

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, October 2013
Under current law, California Labor Code section 226.7 requires California employers to pay one hour of additional wages for each missed meal or rest break. SB 435, signed into law on October 10, 2013, amends Labor Code §226.7, to require the payment of one hour of additional wages for any missed heat related illness “recovery period” (shade break) not provided to an outside worker when [...]else400

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In 2014, California Minimum Wage Violations May Lead to Greater Penalties

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, October 2013
Existing law sets a minimum wage for all employees in California, with limited exceptions, and prohibits employers, unless specified, from paying less than the state minimum wage (presently $8 per hour, $9 as of Jan 1, 2014). Under existing law, if a California employer fails to pay the minimum wage, without just cause, the employee may file a claim and receive a judgment, for: (1) the unpaid balance [...]else400

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California Employers Must Allow Their Employees to be Good Samaritans

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, October 2013
Effective January 1, 2014, AB 633 prohibits a California employer from prohibiting an employee from providing voluntary emergency medical services, including CPR, in response to a medical emergency unless the person in need of medical attention has expressed the desire to forgo resuscitation or other medical interventions through legally recognized [...]else400

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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.