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Are employees owed overtime for checking and answering email after hours?

  • Jul 12 2015

By Ted J. Schneider, Esq. Technology is a double-edged sword. It allows us to work remotely and to have greater flexibility as to where and when we work, but the freedom it affords can also be a burden. When you can work from anywhere, and at any time, it often feels like you should be doing so! Studies suggest people are caving under the pressure – whether explicit or implicit – to work while...

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Own a business with a spouse? What happens after a divorce?

  • Jul 5 2015

By Deborah A. Perkins, Esq. Do you own your own business?  Are you concerned with what will happen to the business during a divorce?  Here are some things you should know. Resolving the issue of a community property business in a divorce raises issues in both family law and business law.  As such, it is a good idea to consult both types of attorneys. The most common resolution of this issue is where one...

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Entrepreneurial Immigrants: Building the American Dream

  • Jul 1 2015

By Roy Schneider, Esq. The American Dream of starting your own business and pulling yourself up by your bootstraps is alive and well. In fact, it is the creation and growth of small businesses that is instrumental in helping America recover from the Great Recession. What many do not realize is that a significant percentage of new business ventures in this country are started by immigrants.  Despite their business startup prowess, Immigrants face a...

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Firm Adds Transactional & Litigation Associate

  • Jun 15 2015

Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that William “Billy” Starr has joined the firm as an associate to assist the transactional and litigation departments of the firm.  William is a graduate of Indiana University School of Law, Cum Laude. He joins the firm after having worked for the Ventura County Counsel’s Office and as special counsel for the Compliance Department of Casa Pacifica in Camarillo.  William is involved in his community as...

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Divorce Mediation – An Appealing Alternative

  • Jun 7 2015

By Deborah A. Perkins, Esq. What if you could keep your divorce out of the courtroom, save time and money, and obtain a more satisfying result? You can, through divorce mediation. Mediation is a voluntary process in which you and your spouse meet with a mediator who assists you in reaching an agreement. The mediator is not a judge; he or she does not decide your divorce for you. The mediator simply facilitates discussions...

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Business Succession Planning Tips

  • Jun 1 2015

By Roy Schneider, Esq. Business succession and exit strategy plans contemplate and instruct regarding any changes in future ownership and management of a business. Most business owners know they should think about succession planning and their exit strategy, but few actually end up doing so. It is hard to think about not being in charge of the business you have built up, but a proper succession plan can ensure that your business continues long...

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Employer Client Alert – New Heat Illness Prevention Regulations Effective May 1, 2015

  • May 1 2015

The California Department of Industrial Relations, in conjunction with Cal/OSHA, announced amendments to the current heat illness prevention regulations.  The new law became effective May 1, 2015.  According to the DIR, the new heat illness prevention requirements offer additional safeguards for outdoor workers.  Revisions to the heat illness prevention regulation include the following: Water must be pure, suitably cool, and provided free to workers.  It must be located as close as practicable to where...

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What to Do after a Loved One Passes Away

  • Apr 12 2015

By Roy Schneider, Esq.   The loss of a loved one is a difficult time, often made more stressful when one has to handle the affairs of the deceased. This may be a great undertaking or rather minimal work, depending upon the level of estate planning done prior to death. Tasks that have to be performed after the passing of a loved one will vary based on whether the departed individual had a trust...

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Ted J. Schneider, Esq. Elected to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme Board of Directors

  • Mar 29 2015

Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme (BGCOP) has elected Ted J. Schneider, Esq. to serve on its board of directors.  BGCOP is a non-profit human services organization dedicated to helping the youth in our community reach their fullest potential through a positive environment, lifelong learning, and quality programs dedicated to the arts, education, character and leadership development, health and recreation....

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Role of the Successor Trustee

  • Mar 5 2015

By Roy Schneider, Esq. When creating a trust, it is common practice that the person doing the estate planning will name themselves as trustee and will appoint a successor trustee to handle matters once they pass on.  If you have been named successor trustee for a person that has died, it is important that you hire a wills, trusts and estates attorney to assist you in carrying out your duties. Although the attorney that...

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