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. Many private households employ […]
Posted by on Nov 20, 2016
In September 2016 Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 1015 into law. This law is critically important because it permanently guarantees caregivers the right to overtime compensation. Originally, the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (DWBR), which guarantees overtime pay for in-home caregivers, was set to expire on January 1, 2017. Under the DWBR, in-home caregivers must […]
Posted by on Nov 20, 2016
Most auto accident victims will tell you the crash came out of nowhere. As a result, even the most level-headed drivers can be left shocked and shaken. It is wise to have a plan in place for you to follow to ensure you don’t make a costly mistake.
Posted by Kevin Rehwald on Jul 22, 2016
On January 1, 2014, the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (DWBR) became law in the State of California. Previously, employees who qualified as “personal attendants,” including caregivers, nannies and babysitters who worked in private households, were exempt from overtime.
Posted by Daniel Chaleff on Jul 19, 2016
Workplace discrimination is still an unfortunate reality in today’s job market. Even though California and Federal law outlaw discrimination, many victims are understandably afraid to come forward. There is help. If you feel you are experiencing harassment or discrimination, please call Chaleff Rehwald for a free consultation.
Posted by Kevin Rehwald on Jul 19, 2016
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 […]
Posted by Daniel Chaleff and Kevin Rehwald on Dec 21, 2015
It is estimated that 40% of all private-sector workers in America have no access to paid sick leave. This means that 44 million people have to make the decision to go to work with the flu, or miss out on much-needed wages. President Obama has taken executive action to change that, though. Fittingly, he used Labor Day to announce that companies that do business directly with the government or have …
Posted by Rehwald, Glasner & Chaleff on Sep 24, 2015
California State Legislation has made up its mind and passed the Fair Pay Act, which is now waiting a final signature from Governor Jerry Brown. The bill that some are calling one of the most aggressive employment law acts in history aims to rebalance pay wages for female employees across the state in the ongoing fight against gender-based pay discrimination. But how will it go about this agenda …
Posted by Rehwald, Glasner & Chaleff on Sep 17, 2015
Daniel Chaleff Successfully Completes the Mediating the Litigated Case Program through the Straus Institute
In August of last year, Attorney Daniel Chaleff successfully completed the Mediating the Litigated Case program held by the Straus Institute. Not only is the program itself highly esteemed, but the Straus Institute has been ranked the number one dispute resolution program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 11 years in a row. As one of the world’s leading educational programs …
Posted by Daniel Chaleff on Jul 28, 2015
On July 9 th, Attorney William Rehwald’s efforts on behalf of his client were fruitful, when the court awarded his client an immense sum of compensatory damages. Mr. Rehwald acted as counsel for a woman who had suffered both physical and psychological harm at the hand of another individual, the defendant in the case. Compensatory Damages Surpass $5 Million The damages that his client received …
Posted by Daniel Chaleff on Jul 21, 2015