Overcoming USCIS Delays When you file any documents with the USCIS, USCIS will generally provide you with a “processing time” for the type of application or petition you have filed. USCIS may change these processing times arbitrarily depending on the number of applications they have received, but there is a regulatory timeframe within which USCIS ..Read More
Managing the Adverse Impact on PEPRA Employees The Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) was intended to stop the increasing costs of the pension system. However, CalPERS and many other 37 Act pension systems changed the way they amortized unfunded liabilities with annual escalation to employer contributions until they hit their peak in ..Read More
PORAC LDF Rolls Out Plan VI Coverage Details As you are aware, the passing and subsequent signing into law of Senate Bill 2 (SB 2) in California brought about several big changes for peace officers to be aware of, not least of which being the establishment of a decertification procedure. SB 2 amends Penal Code ..Read More
COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave Bill Signed by Governor Newsom It’s official, Supplemental Sick Leave Pay is back in California until September 30, 2022. After being signed by the Governor today, it will become effective in 10 days on February 19, 2022. SB 114 requires California employers with more than 25 employees to provide up to ..Read More
Governor Newsom Extends Supplemental Sick Leave Governor Newsom announced today that an agreement has been reached with State Legislature (Senate President Atkins and Assembly Speaker Rendon) on the framework to ensure employees have access to COVID-19 supplemental sick leave through September 30, 2022. The new supplemental sick leave coverage is also retroactive back to January ..Read More
Managing the Adverse Impact on PEPRA Employees The Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2013 (P...
PORAC LDF Rolls Out Plan VI Coverage Details As you are aware, the passing and subsequent signin...
COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave Bill Signed by Governor Newsom It’s official, Supplemental Si...
Governor Newsom Extends Supplemental Sick Leave Governor Newsom announced today that an agreemen...
A Warning to State Personnel Under Investigation Potential state workers take heed! If you have been served with an adverse action or any kind of discipline, you need to immediately obtain legal representation. Many civil servants fail to realize the dire consequences of trying to respond to a notice of discipline without the assistance of ..
Not Guilty Verdict Goyette, Ruano & Thompson Secures Not Guilty Verdict in San Joaquin County Voluntary Manslaughter Trial Goyette, Ruano & Thompson is proud to announce a successful outcome in the defense of peace officer, Justin Wall, who faced charges of Voluntary Manslaughter after a 2017 fatal shooting in Ripon, CA. This serves as a ..
Three Things to Know about Your COVID19 Vaccination Mandate Options Especially with the recent FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine, there is a lot of confusion surrounding COVID19 vaccination mandates and your options as an employer or employee. To start, here are the three top things you should know regarding vaccine mandates and your options: ..
Estate Planning for Business Owners – One of the main objectives of a comprehensive estate plan is to ensure a seamless transition of your assets to your beneficiaries when you pass away. For most of our clients, this means setting up revocable trust and “funding” the trust with your personal residence and bank accounts (changing ..
There has been a large amount of media coverage and commentary on Senate Bill 2. So, we wanted to provide a complete legal analysis that you and/or your association can utilize to answer any questions or concerns. SB 2 passed by a margin of 46-18 in the California State Assembly on Friday, September 3, ..
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 16 passed by a margin of 57-13 in the California State Assembly on Friday, September 1, 2021. ..