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Your Legal Corner - Client Alert Blog - Archives for March 2016

California Labor Commissioner Has Increased Enforcement and Collection Powers

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

Recognizing that many California employees have had a difficult time collecting on wage claim judgments, the California legislature passed SB 588 and AB 980 to expand the authority of the California Labor Commissioner’s not only investigate wage claims, but also to issue citations and collect on a judgment relating to a violation of the minimum wage laws and the wage provisions in the Industrial Wage Orders. The California Labor Commissioner will now be able to investigate, issue citations, and collect judgments on violations [...]

Posted In: Employment Law News 

California Minimum Wage Increases Effective in 2016 - 2020

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

Efforts to increase the minimum wage continue.

Effective January 1, 2016, California’s minimum wage is now $10 per hour. While higher than the federal minimum wage (presently $7.25), local cities in California are also moving full steam ahead with even higher local living wages. Employers should be mindful that these minimum wage increase [...]

Tags: minimum wage, minimum wage
Posted In: Employment Law News 

2016 Local City Living Wage Increases in California

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

Throughout California local cities are increasing their minimum local city living wages.

Los Angeles:   Effective July 1, 2016, Los Angeles Municipal Ordinance No.  [...]

Tags: minimum wage, minimum wage
Posted In: Employment Law News 

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 

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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.