Wage Theft Article for Valley Lawyer by Lauren Peterson

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 able- bodied individuals may […]

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017


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 […]

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017


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 […]

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017


Facility Caregivers: Are you paid at least $399 a day when working a 24-hour shift?

Caregivers working in Residential Care Facilities provide an important service to elderly and disabled individuals, as well as their families. Caregivers often work up to 24 hours a day to meet the residents’ needs.  However, many caregivers working in facilities are grossly underpaid. California law protects caregivers working in Residential Care Facilities from wage theft. […]

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017


Caregivers: Are you paid for sleep time?

Caregivers for the elderly are regularly asked to provide overnight care to their clients when working 24-hour shifts.  Often, caregivers supervise, monitor and provide assistance during the night. Overnight care is necessary for many patients who have trouble walking or going to the bathroom on their own. Patients with dementia often wake up confused or […]

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017


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 […]

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017


Kevin Rehwald Featured in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine

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 Jul 22, 2017


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 […]

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016


10 Essential Steps to Take Following an Auto Accident

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


California Law Requires Payment of Overtime Wages to Caregivers

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