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BHEPC Meeting – Revenge of the Caregiver
November 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sponsor – The Cilic Group
The Cilic Group combines a love of real estate and community by passionately providing experience-based guidance to Buyers and Sellers, assisting them in achieving their real estate goals, while giving back to the community through service and philanthropy.
Meeting Topic : Revenge of the Caregiver
This presentation given by Debbie Petito, Esq. and Kristine Kwong, Esq. will discuss the role and laws affecting caregivers in today’s society. Topics will include, but not be limited to state wage laws, roles of domestic workers, person attendants, live-in attendants, non live-in attendants, and legal issues involved in all.
Just when you thought the Probate Code had put a stop to caregivers grabbing all or a big chunk of your decedent’s estate, caregivers have found a new way to deplete the decedent’s assets. Come learn how the California Labor Code sets traps for the unwary that can result in significant amounts being owed to caregivers. Debbie Petito and Kristine Kwang will tell you where the traps are and will give you some ideas on how your clients can avoid them.
Deborah Petito is a shareholder in the Labor and Employment, Trusts and Estates and Litigation practice groups at Clark & Trevithick. She handles all types of employment matters, including those with unions, and acts as outside employment counsel to several companies in various industries. In addition, she handles trust litigation matters, including financial elder abuse, and claims against an elder , trustee or beneficiary for unpaid wages filed or asserted by a caregiver.
Kristine Kwong is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Musick, Peeler & Garrett. She advises and counsels employers in a variety of labor and employment matters, including wage and hour issues, leaves of absences, and business operational matters. She has been retained as both a plaintiff and defense expert witness in business operational and employment matters in harassment and discrimination claims.