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Your Legal Corner - Client Alert Blog - Archives for November 2013


Paid Family Leave Benefits

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2013
Under existing law, Paid Family Leave is deducted from an employee's paycheck and provides for up to six (6) weeks of government paid wage replacement benefits to workers who take time off of work to bond with a newborn within one year of birth or adoption, or to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, parent, or domestic partner.

Effective July 1, 2014, SB 770 amends various section of the California [...]endtag

Posted In: Employment Law News 

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 [...]else400

Posted In: Employment Law News 

2013 IRS Standard Mileage Rate Is 56.5 Cents Per Mile

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Business Attorney, November 2013
Beginning January 1, 2013, the IRS standard mileage rate deduction for business use of a vehicle is 56.5 cents per mile. In 2012 the IRS standard mileage rate was 55.6 cents per mile. Pursuant to California Labor Code §2802, California employers are required to reimburse employees for all expenses incurred by the employee in performing their duties, including expenses for travel, dining, and mileage [...]else400

Tags: mileage
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 [...]endtag

Tags: harassment, sexual harassment
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 wages subject to FICA [...]else550

Tags: severance
Posted In: Employment Law News  Tax Update 

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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.