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Planning Your Estate- Episode 1: Durable Power of Attorney

  • Aug 30 2016

Here is a tip from Attorney Roy Schneider on Planning Your Estate. In this episode, Roy speaks about Durable Power of Attorney. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep seeing tips like these. Schneiders & Associates, LLP is a premier Ventura County law firm successfully counseling individual and business clients in matters relating to business transactions, business litigation, employment law, estate planning, real estate law, bankruptcy, homeowners associations, non-profit law, family law, intellectual property,...

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How to Avoid Common Errors in Employee Handbooks- Episode 3

  • Aug 12 2016

Here is another quick tip from Attorney Ted Schneider on avoiding common errors in employee handbooks: You can’t put a cap on medical leave. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep seeing tips like these.   Schneiders & Associates, LLP is a premier Ventura County law firm successfully counseling individual and business clients in matters relating to business transactions, business litigation, employment law, estate planning, real estate law, bankruptcy, homeowners associations, non-profit law, family...

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How To Avoid Common Errors In Employee Handbooks – Episode 2

  • Jul 29 2016

Here is another quick tip from Attorney Ted Schneider on avoiding common errors in employee handbooks: overly detailed discipline procedures. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep seeing tips like these. Schneiders & Associates, LLP is a premier Ventura County law firm successfully counseling individual and business clients in matters relating to business transactions, business litigation, employment law, estate planning, real estate law, bankruptcy, homeowners associations, non-profit law, family law, intellectual property, land use and...

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How to Avoid Common Errors in Employee Handbooks – Episode 1

  • Jul 22 2016

Attention Employers! This year alone there are over 1000 new employment laws in California. Watch and listen to this quick tip from Attorney Ted Schneider on avoiding common errors in employee handbooks. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep seeing tips like these. Schneiders & Associates, LLP is a premier Ventura County law firm successfully counseling individual and business clients in matters relating to business transactions, business litigation, employment law, estate planning, real estate...

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Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. Welcomes Experienced Litigation Attorney Georgianna Pennington Regnier to the Firm

  • Jul 8 2016

Ventura County business law firm Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. welcomes attorney Georgianna Pennington Regnier to the firm. Georgianna practices in the areas of business and civil litigation, employment law in State and Federal courts and in administrative forums with an emphasis on Federal Civilian Employees. Georgianna will be joining Attorney Kathleen Smith at Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P., in the firm’s litigation practice. Kathi comments on the expansion of the firm’s litigation team, “I am...

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Why Every Homeowner Should Consider A Living Trust

  • Jun 28 2016

By Roy Schneider, Esq. Congratulations! You are a homeowner. You achieved the American dream (or at least part of it) and now you own a piece of real estate in one of the most desirable parts of the United States – California. For a lot of people their house is their largest asset, and the value of this asset will only grow with time. Thus, if you bought your house 10-15 years ago, the...

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Common Lawsuits Brought Against Small Businesses

  • Jun 17 2016

By Ted Schneider, Esq. It is impossible to predict every lawsuit that a small business might possibly face. There is nothing to prevent angry vendors, entitled customers, or disgruntled employees from filing a lawsuit, even if there is no legitimate basis for it. The more a business owner delegates responsibilities to employees, the greater the risk that an employee makes a mistake and exposes the business to a lawsuit. Even the most vigilant, hands on business...

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The Basics of Hiring Interns

  • Jun 1 2016

By Roy Schneider, Esq. Interns can help to instill a mentorship culture at your company and inject new ideas into the organization. However, the intern- employer relationship can be a tricky one, and should be carefully considered. Unpaid Interns The most common question that is raised when an employer is considering bringing an intern on board is whether or not that intern will need to be paid.  Although common, the practice of hiring unpaid...

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When is a person unfit to make a will?

  • May 27 2016

By William Starr, Esq. Determining the mental capacity of an individual can be a tricky endeavor.  That is why experienced doctors, psychiatrists, and psychologists are necessary to diagnose and document a mental disorder.  However, in making a will or an estate, a different standard of mental capacity is used. Testamentary capacity refers to a person’s ability to understand and execute a will or estate plan. As a general rule, a person of ordinarily intelligence...

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Ventura County Employment Law Attorney, Ted Schneider, Comments on the New Federal Overtime Rules Issued May 18, 2016 under the Fair Labor Standards Act

  • May 19 2016

By: Ted Schneider, Esq. On Wednesday, May 18th, the U.S. Department of Labor released their final overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Salary Under the new rules, effective December 1, 2016, the annual salary threshold at which an employee in California can be considered exempt from overtime pay will be substantially increased from $41,600 to $47,476, or $913 per week. An employee must be paid a predetermined and fixed amount that is...

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