Employment Law Update, 2024

By Roy Schneider, ESQ. & Sharvani Navangul


  • New wage and hour laws will go into effect on January 1, 2024, as well as recent court decisions impacting wage and hour practices and requirements.
  • Work closely with legal counsel to prepare and assess the best approach to comply with the new requirements.

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Roy Schneider to Discuss Ethics at CLU’s Fifty and Better Summer Lecture Series

Roy Schneider will lecture at CLU’s Fifty and Better Lecture Series on the topic, “How Does Ethical Decisions We Make Impact our Businesses and Personal Lives?” The lecture will explore ethics; the definition, whether ethics and morality are the same, reasons people sometimes make clearly unethical choices, compliance with law and ethical considerations (i.e., can law mandate ethical behavior?), theories of ethical behavior and how ethics works in making ethical choices in business and personal decisions. In this lecture we will address the questions of whether ethics and morality change over time – is ethics universal or situational? Many are familiar with the McDonald’s hot coffee case and the debate it sparked. We will explore this and other new and interesting cases, helping to better understand business decisions affecting us as consumers, and how to make better ethical decisions in our daily lives and in our relationships with others.

Date & Time: June 21, 2022, 1:00-3pm PDT

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Attorney Leroy Smith Joins Schneiders & Associates!

Schneiders & Associates is pleased to announce that Leroy Smith joined the firm as Of Counsel. Mr. Smith served as the County Counsel for the County of Ventura from July 2010 until his retirement from County service in October 2020. As County Counsel, Mr. Smith was the chief civil law officer of the county and provided legal advice and representation to the Board of Supervisors, all county officers and departments, and to related special districts and agencies. He managed the work of 25 full-time attorneys and an office budget of 6 million dollars, and personally acted as general counsel at the public meetings of the Board of Supervisors and to the Ventura County Civil Grand Jury.

Legal Experience

Mr. Smith has deep experience providing legal opinions and advice to public entities and their governing bodies, including compliance with all relevant procedural laws such as the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, the Political Reform Act; the Government Claims Act and the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act.  He has substantial experience and expertise in drafting and reviewing contracts, resolutions, ordinances and similar documents.

As to substantive legal issues, Mr. Smith has experience and expertise providing advice and/or litigation services on virtually every issue that might confront municipalities and other local public agencies, including land use (CEQA issues), local coastal plans, coastal zoning ordinances, non-coastal zoning ordinances, affordable housing, harbor and airport regulations, regulations of short-term vacation rentals, legalization of cannabis and hemp cultivation and sales, agricultural commissioner regulations, public works projects, prevailing wage laws, environmental health and solid waste regulations, air pollution control board procedures and permitting, water and sanitation districts, groundwater management agencies, tax agreements, annexations to and reorganizations of local agencies, property tax assessments and assessment appeals, health care and hospital operations, emergency services, public health orders, code enforcement, election laws and initiative proceedings, fire protection, oil and gas regulations, public conservatorships and mental health, law enforcement and civil rights claims, public employee pensions, union recognition disputes and collective bargaining, employee discipline processes, discrimination and harassment claims, fire protection and juvenile dependency disputes.

Mr. Smith will be part of the firm’s municipal, government, land use and real estate practices. Welcome, Leroy!

Annual Employment Law Update, 2021 – Webinar

The emergence of COVID-19 has changed the world as we once knew it; therefore, it should come as no surprise that the virus would impact employment law as well. California’s ever-changing employment laws will have employers scrambling to keep up in 2021!

What are the reporting requirements if someone is exposed to COVID-19 at the workplace? What is the PPE requirement? Is my employee eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in the event of an outbreak? These are all new questions that employers need answers to.  The employment law attorneys at Schneiders & Associates are prepared to help!

Join us on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 8:30 am, when our employment law experts, Roy and Ted Schneider, discuss the new employment law changes in 2021, via Zoom.

In addition to COVID-19 related employment law updates, there are several other employment law changes that the anticipated new year will bring. In addition to new laws related to COVID-19, other topics to be discussed include employee handbooks, wage and hour, contract employees, and much more! Do not miss the most important webinar of the year!

Register for this event. For more information, please contact Marketing and Client Relations Director Angela Mumme at 805-764-6370 or by email at amumme@rstlegal.com.