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Home Care Companions Are Entitled to Overtime Under the FLSA

A D.C. Court of Appeals confirms that home care companions are entitled to overtime under the FLSA.  The appellate court confirmed that home care agencies and families using caregivers must pay overtime unless the employee meets the narrow “companion” definition.  The new regulations gained a lot of press in late 2014 and early 2015 when the […]


New Laws Require Overtime for Caregivers, Personal Attendants and Companions

California and federal law requires overtime for caregivers, personal attendants and companions.  Different laws could apply depending on whether the employee is hired by a third-party employer or directly by the home owner.  Robert Nuddleman helps families, care agencies and caregivers understand their respective rights and obligations. California’s Overtime Requirements for Caregivers Prior to 2014, […]


Working with Caregivers: Solutions to Common Problems

On September 20th I will be presenting: Working with Caregivers: Solutions to Common Problems at the PFAC’s Northern California Education Day. For those of who you are not familiar with PFAC, the Professional Fiduciary Association of California is an organization dedicated to servicing professional fiduciaries by providing ongoing educational opportunities, legislative advocacy, and professional resources. PFACE helps […]


Employing Private Household Caregivers

Practical Considerations for Employing Private Household Caregivers Last June, Bender’s California Labor & Employment Law Bulletin published an article I co-wrote with a colleague, Carmela Woll, regarding employing private household caregivers. The article contains a lot of useful information for employers and employees to consider when hiring or working as a caregiver, and is similar […]


Acosta Sworn in as New Labor Secretary

Alexander Acosta was sworn in today as the 27th U.S. Labor Secretary. The Secretary of Labor heads the Department of Labor, which enforces and passes regulations involving: Unions, The workplace, and Other employment controversies. The DOL came under fire during Obama’s presidency for revising regulations to create new rules that Congress refused to pass. Labor Secretary Changes the […]


Properly Paying Caregivers: SNT Symposium

Properly Paying Caregivers for Special Needs Trust Beneficiaries I am excited to present Properly Paying Caregivers for SNT Beneficiaries at this year’s Special Needs Planning Symposium. Sharon Novak of TEAM Risk Management Strategies, LLC and I will cover: Employees versus Independent Contractors Personal Attendants versus Companions Who is an Employer when Hiring Caregivers Minimum Wage and Overtime Obligations […]


Presentation: Paying Caregivers

Are you confused about the rules regarding paying caregivers? On May 18, 2016, I will be presenting: Understanding Wage and Hour Laws When Paying Caregivers to the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Professional Fiduciary Association of California (PFAC). The presentation will: Explain changes in the law regarding wages for caregivers, personal attendants and companions. Provide information fiduciaries need so they can […]