Domestic Employment Expert 48352 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience in labor and employment legal and tax areas concerning domestic employment and household employees; and nanny agencies and domestic employment agencies. I am familiar with federal and state statutes, regulations and case law involving legal, tax and insurance issues regarding nannies, elder care providers, personal attendants, personal assistants, and other household employees; and nanny agencies and domestic employment agencies. My expertise includes issues involving proper standards of care in hiring; typical job duties; compensation, hours, benefits and other terms of employment; supervision; evaluation; termination; confidentiality and privacy; and severance; independent contractor vs. employee analysis; evaluating legal compliance and vetting nominees for appointment (avoiding “Nannygate”); evaluating, defending and resolving employee complaints, charges and litigation, as well as governmental claims, charges and investigations; wage and hour and overtime; federal and state employment taxes; tax credits and tax savings; offer letters; applications and interview questions;, severance packages; arbitration agreements; handbooks and workplace policies; ADA accommodations; leave and benefits matters; training on and responding to harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims; investigating and defending employee charges filed with state and federal agencies; reviewing, drafting, commenting and lobbying on legislation; client contracts; resolving client and business disputes.