MEMORANDUM To: Our Peace Officer Association Clients From: Goyette, Ruano & Thompson, Inc. Date: October 18, 2021 Re: Senate Bill 16 On September 30, 2021, Governor Newsom officially signed Senate Bill 16 into law. Given the implications that it will have, GRT wants to provide a complete legal analysis to answer any questions or concerns you may have. SB ..Read More
Goyette & Associates, Inc. Becomes Goyette, Ruano & Thompson Rafael Ruano and Daniel Thompson join founder Paul Goyette as name partners 19 July 2021, Gold River, CA – Over 25 years after its inception, Goyette & Associates is now Goyette, Ruano & Thompson, as tenured attorneys Rafael Ruano and Daniel Thompson join Paul Goyette as ..Read More
Got Digital Assets? Do I Need to Include my Digital Assets in my Estate Plan? Digital assets are a hot topic in the news these days. But did you know they are also an emerging aspect of estate planning? While almost everyone takes care of their tangible assets in their estate plan, digital assets such ..Read More
Can an employer mandate their employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine? As establishments open up and folks head back to work, many find themselves navigating new rules, regulations and even mandates in doing so. One area in particular that people are curious about, is regarding vaccinations and if employers can mandate employees to get the ..Read More
Case Study: G&A Secures IDR Victory for SJCERA Goyette & Associates is pleased to announce that it has prevailed in yet another industrial disability retirement case out of San Joaquin County. In this case, the virtually uncontested facts established that the injured correctional officer suffered work-related injuries while performing training drills as a Sheriff’s Correctional ..Read More
Goyette & Associates, Inc. Becomes Goyette, Ruano & Thompson Rafael Ruano and Daniel Tho...
Got Digital Assets? Do I Need to Include my Digital Assets in my Estate Plan? Digital assets are...
Can an employer mandate their employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine? As establishments open up ...
Case Study: G&A Secures IDR Victory for SJCERA Goyette & Associates is pleased to announ...
Do I Need a Will in California?by: Caitlyn Andrijich, Esq. A common question is whether or not you need a Will in California. The answer? Generally, yes! Everyone should have a Will as part of your estate plan. What is Will? A Last Will and Testament is a document expressing a person’s wishes about the ..
How to Set Up A Union (California Public Employee) By: Rafael Ruano If you are employed by a public agency in California (state, county, city or district), then you have a right to set up a union to represent you and your coworkers. Chances are, if you are here you are interested in an outline ..
In California, wage claims can be filed by employees (and have to be defended by employers) in one of two ways: 1) as claims in the CA Labor Commissioner process; or 2) as traditional civil actions in Court.
Employees cannot file wage claims with the Labor Commissioner and file a lawsuit in Court against the same employer for the same wage issues; only one of the two possible methods of pursuing wage-related damages must be chosen.
As a key segment of essential workers, correctional employees and Supervisors have seen the risks and demands of their essential jobs impacted immensely. Correctional Supervisors are tasked with maintaining the safety, security, and well-being of our state’s prisoners, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only introduced a new set of risks in an already dangerous profession, ..
Top 10 Reasons to Revisit Your Estate Plan By: Rafael Ruano, Esq. Did you know that you should consider dusting off and revisiting your estate plan every 3 to 5 years at a minimum? Yes, we encourage all our clients to periodically review their estate plans to ensure alignment with current laws, family and financial ..
What Happens if I Die Without an Estate Plan in California? By: Rafael Ruano, Esq. and Caitlyn Andrijich, J.D. Probate If you die without an estate plan, it is likely that your estate will need to go through probate. A probate is a judicial process to administer a decedent’s estate. The average probate process takes ..