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Rights for Caregivers

Click here for PDF. The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights is vital to ensuring that a marginalized and invisible population of workers has a voice in the law Domestic Worker Bill of Rights(DWBR) is a simple but powerful piece of remedial wage and hour legislation signed into law in 2013 as part of a nationwide, […]

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Wage Theft Article for Valley Lawyer by Lauren Peterson

Click here for PDF. Valley Lawyer October 2017 Caregivers working in residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) provide an important service to elderly individuals and their families. Providing adequate care in a facility setting, where there are usually multiple residents with serious health conditions, is a demanding job. RCFE caregivers assist residents with activities that […]

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Kevin Rehwald Featured in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine

Click here for PDF. Current law limiting the amount of time personal attendants spend on tasks other than caregiving may represent liability issues for employers By Kevin Rehwald Kevin Rehwald is a named partner in Chaleff Rehwald, an employment law firm in Woodland Hills that places special emphasis on litigating caregiver wage and hour cases. […]

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24-Hour Caregivers: What is my unpaid overtime claim worth?

If you are a 24-hour caregiver, hired direct by your patient or through an agency, working for a day rate (i.e. $160-$300/day), without overtime compensation, you likely have a valuable unpaid overtime claim. For example, if you are a caregiver, covered under the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (DWBR), working 24 hours a day, five […]

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Caregivers: Why are you waiting to recover your unpaid overtime wages?

Over the past few years, the attorneys at CHALEFF REHWALD (www.caregiverovertime.com) have had the honor of informing hundreds of caregivers about the specific overtime laws that protect them from being overworked and underpaid. Many of these caregivers decided to call us after seeing our articles in Weekend Balita and the US Asian Post. These are […]

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In-Home Caregivers: Are You Paid Overtime?

If you are employed as a 24-hour caregiver, providing care to an individual inside their home, you are likely entitled to overtime compensation.  If you are paid a day rate, you are not receiving overtime and likely have a valuable claim. This is true whether you are hired directly by the patient or paid though […]

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Caregiver WINS $170,000 Before Labor Commissioner

Chaleff Rehwald, a law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of caregivers, is pleased to announce a recent client award in an overtime claim before the Labor Commissioner.  Although each caregiver overtime case is unique, many of the same issues come up over and over again. Many times, caregivers are afraid to seek justice because […]

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Caregivers: Are You a Victim of Wage Theft?

If you are a caregiver, providing care to an individual inside their private home, special laws exist to protect you from wage theft. Wage theft occurs when an employer fails to pay an employee the legally required overtime and minimum wages. In 2014 the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights (“DWBR”) became law. This law means […]

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Caregiver Overtime Law Becomes Permanent

In September 2016 the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (DWBR), which guarantees overtime pay for in-home caregivers, became permanent. Under the DWBR, in-home caregivers must be paid overtime compensation when working more than 9 hours a day or 45 hours a week.  In my experience, very few 24-hour caregivers are paid correctly.  With California’s increase in […]

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Top 7 Concerns Caregivers Have In Asserting An Unpaid Overtime Claim

Caregivers are often overworked and underpaid. Thankfully, California has enacted strong laws to protect caregivers and make it easier for them to recover unpaid overtime. Still, many caregivers don’t to pursue their claims. Here are some of the most common concerns we hear from caregivers and the reasons why these concerns should not prevent caregivers […]

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