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2019 PFAC Conference

I’ll be speaking at the 2019 PFAC Conference taking place May 1-4 at the Disneyland Resort Hotel in Anaheim. This conference provides a comprehensive educational opportunity for professional fiduciaries as well as pertinent learning for estate and trust attorneys, guardians, conservators and probate administrators. I encourage you to take a look at the schedule located at PFACMeeting.org and consider attending. The conference offers up to 20 CLPF CEs and up to 18 MCLEs (non-specialized).

For more information, contact PFAC at 844.211.3151.

I’ll be speaking at the Early Bird Track (yes, that’s at 7:15 in the morning!) on Thursday, May 2nd. I’ll be discussing Working with Caregivers: Solutions to Common Problems

I’ll cover topics such as:

  • Who is the Employer and Why is it Important?
  • Basic Employment Laws for Caregivers
  • The Right Way to Pay
  • Room and Board
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Simplest Solutions
  • What are the Terms?

I hope to see you there.

Original article by Robert E. Nuddleman of Nuddleman Law Firm, P.C.

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Will the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Be Extended?

Senator Connie Leyva introduced SB 1015 to eliminate the “sunset clause” in the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. The DWBR (eff. 1/1/14) entitles personal attendants, aka caregivers, to overtime premiums whenever they work more than 9 hours in a day or more than 45 hours in a week.

Sunset Clause in Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

The original statute contained a sunset clause:

This part shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.

Several bills tried to modify or eliminate the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. SB 1015 simply eliminates the sunset clause. The bill passed the Assembly on August 18th. It passed the Senate on August 30th (just before the last day for each house to pass bills).

Governor Brown and the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

The SB 1015 moves to the governor’s office, where he will have 12 days to veto the bill before it becomes law. I anticipate Governor Brown will sign the bill considering he signed the original DWBR. According to Senator Leyva, the bill was sponsored by the California Domestic Workers Coalition and supported by over 100 community, labor, education and legal rights organizations. The original law required the governor to convene a committee to explore the impact of the law. I have been unable to locate any information regarding the committee or what conclusions it reached.

Is the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights a boon for low-income workers or a bane for the elderly community? Either way, the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights is likely here to stay.

UPDATE 9/12/16: Governor Brown signed AB 1015, so it is official. The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights is here to stay.

Original article by Robert E. Nuddleman of Nuddleman Law Firm, P.C.

Feel free to suggest topics for the blog. We are happy to consider topics pertaining to general points of Labor and Employment Law. We cannot answer questions about specific situations or provide legal advice over the Internet. If you desire legal advice, you should contact an attorney.

Your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Nuddleman Law Firm, P.C. The use of the Internet or this blog for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Do not post confidential or time-sensitive information in this blog. The Nuddleman Law Firm, P.C. cannot guarantee the confidentiality of anything posted to this blog.

The Nuddleman Law Firm, P.C. represents employees and businesses throughout Silicon Valley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area including Pleasanton, Oakland, San Ramon, Hayward, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Los Altos, San Jose, the South Bay Area, Campbell, Los Gatos, Cupertino, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Sunnyvale, Santa Cruz, Saratoga, and Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Benito, Mendocino, and Calaveras counties.