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Legally Nanny Bob King is an attorney and Founder of Legally Nanny, the leading law firm representing household employers and nanny and homecare agencies. Bob is involved with APNA, INA, HCAOA and CAHSAH, and has served as an expert witness in household matters.
Legally Nanny provides legal and tax advice to household employers and domestic employment and homecare agencies.

Legally Nanny® is the leading law firm providing legal and tax advice to household employers and domestic employment and homecare agencies. We assist household employers in hiring nannies, elder care providers and other employees legally; draft employment, confidentiality and severance agreements; and resolve and defend disputes involving household employees or government agencies. We also represent nanny agencies, homecare agencies, individuals and businesses in a variety of labor & employment, dispute resolution and business matters.

Great overview article of everything that the Home Care Association of America is doing for the industry: https://homehe...
05/30/2019
HCAOA Director Sets Sights on Caregiver Crisis, Medicare Advantage - Home Health Care News

Great overview article of everything that the Home Care Association of America is doing for the industry: https://homehealthcarenews.com/2019/05/hcaoa-director-shares-plans-to-tackle-caregiver-crisis-ma-opportunities/

With the caregiver shortage at an all-time high and Medicare Advantage (MA) opportunities expanding like never before, the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) has been busy. Currently, the trade association — which represents the home care industry in state and federal advocacy efforts — is...

Interesting article on corporate caregiver benefits quoting Home Care Association of America's Executive Director Phil B...
05/29/2019
Starbucks, Best Buy and TripAdvisor Offer Employee Caregiver Benefits. Here’s Why Home Care Agencies Should Care. - Home Health Care News

Interesting article on corporate caregiver benefits quoting Home Care Association of America's Executive Director Phil Bongiorno. https://homehealthcarenews.com/2019/05/starbucks-best-buy-and-tripadvisor-offer-employee-caregiver-benefits-heres-why-home-care-agencies-should-care/

Recognizing the competitive value of home care providers, a growing number of employers in various industries have started offering caregiving benefits as a way to improve workers’ attendance, morale and performance. While programs vary, they often offer employees a set number of subsidized care d...

Visited my alma mater, The University of Chicago Law School, today. I stopped in to see Dean Richard Badger who's retiri...
05/25/2019

Visited my alma mater, The University of Chicago Law School, today. I stopped in to see Dean Richard Badger who's retiring after 43 years with the school. Without exaggeration, this man is the reason why I got into Chicago, and he has had a profound, positive impact on thousands of lives. Enjoy retirement, old friend, and here's to a life well lived and a rest well earned.

Excited to announce that we were selected to speak at the Home Care Association of America conference this fall in Tucso...
05/21/2019
HCAOA 2019 Annual Leadership Conference Information | Home Care Association of America

Excited to announce that we were selected to speak at the Home Care Association of America conference this fall in Tucson. This is always a terrific, informative and fun event. We hope that you can join us! http://www.hcaoa.org/events/hcaoa-2019-alc-information/

As the premier association representing the home care industry, the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), is committed to connecting and educating our members. We stay on top of the latest issues, have our finger on the pulse of future trends and keep our member companies informed. Whether provi...

05/20/2019
register.gotowebinar.com

CA homecare agencies: The CA Home Care Services Bureau will host a webinar on June 6th at 10:00 a.m. to discuss AB 2455, a bill that would allow the SEIU to obtain caregiver contact information for the purposes of union organizing. It is critical that you attend this important event to learn how your caregivers can opt out of giving the SEIU their contact information. Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1120581967934493953

05/17/2019

Wow -- just finished our webinar with the Home Care Association of America on unionization -- what a great way to start the day! We LOVED all the questions, the involvement, and the passion for homecare. Thank you to everyone who attended, and thanks to HCAOA for its leadership and advocacy on this important issue.

05/08/2019

It always amazes me how doing good work can leave a lasting impression. Today, a household employer client who we worked for eight years ago contacted us with another legal matter. He remembered our firm and was happy with the work that we did for him in resolving a prior employee dispute. I love this story because it reminds me that consistency and quality of work matter and stand up over time. Whether you have ongoing legal needs or just something come up once every decade or so, we are here for you and happy to help.

Wow -- when the WA Home Care Association commits to a conference theme, it really goes all out. As the pictures attest, ...
05/07/2019

Wow -- when the WA Home Care Association commits to a conference theme, it really goes all out. As the pictures attest, this year's theme was camping, and we were honored to be a part of it. We talked about unionization in homecare and then did our Stump The Lawyer breakout session. It was a great day, and we appreciated the opportunity to talk homecare with so many friends and clients.

The EEOC will require companies to include compensation data in their EEO-1 filings. Generally, companies with 100 or mo...
05/06/2019
EEO-1 Pay Data Collection for 2017

The EEOC will require companies to include compensation data in their EEO-1 filings. Generally, companies with 100 or more employees must file EEO-1 forms indicating workforce demographic information. The requirement to include compensation information is new for 2019 and must be done by September 30, 2019. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/05/03/2019-09225/eeo-1-pay-data-collection-for-2017

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announces the collection of 2017 pay data (EEO-1 Component 2) from EEO- 1 filers by September 30, 2019.

05/04/2019

Want to make your vendors happy? Pay your bills as soon as you get them. It's May 4th, and with today's mail, we have already received payments for 65% of our April billing -- in just four days!!! We pride ourselves on quick responses to client issues, and it's always gratifying when clients pay equally quickly.

Unionization is coming to California homecare! CA homecare agencies -- learn about what you can do NOW to prepare. We wi...
05/03/2019
HCAOA Store - Future Events

Unionization is coming to California homecare! CA homecare agencies -- learn about what you can do NOW to prepare. We will be conducting a webinar on Friday, 5/17, at 10:00 a.m. with the Home Care Association of America to discuss the legal issues of the disclosure of caregiver information and the proactive steps you can take with your messaging and employees. Register: https://my.hcaoa.org/store-future-events?zdfcbb774235947d2a3d0b0b8c823b349=00Webinar&reload=timezone

We're excited to be speaking at the Washington Home Care Association's Blooming with Boomers conference next Tuesday. We...
05/02/2019
Blooming With The Boomer 2019 — Washington Home Care Association

We're excited to be speaking at the Washington Home Care Association's Blooming with Boomers conference next Tuesday. We'll be discussing the prospect of unionization in homecare and what agencies can do to stop it now. We'll also be doing our Stump The Lawyer roundtable where participants can ask any legal questions about their businesses. It's going to be great, and we hope that you can join us! https://wahca.org/blooming-boomers-2019

04/26/2019

Great to end the week with some kind words from a client: "Thank you so much for all of your help and wisdom! It was a pleasure working w/ you, and I’m so happy to have you on my side rather than across the table!" For this client, we helped resolve a thorny employment dispute and threatened lawsuit on very favorable terms. It's always our pleasure to help in these situations.

04/10/2019

Just concluded the Home Care Association of America State Legislative Representatives call. Interesting and informative call as usual. Of particular note for CA: Although the HCSB hasn't formalized the process for caregivers to opt out of providing their information to the SEIU (that process is supposed to go live on 7/1), there is some discussion that caregivers would need to opt out every year, rather than just once (permanently). That's very disappointing if true. Rest assured that we will remain vigilant in reporting details of the opt out process once it's announced.

03/29/2019

Found out today that we'll be speaking at the Washington Home Care Association conference, Blooming with Boomers, again this year in May. We're excited! We'll be talking about unionization in homecare and doing our famous "Stump The Lawyer" breakout session on employment law matters. More details to follow as the date gets closer. We hope that you can join us!

Always nice to partner with our friends at HomeWork Solutions Inc Household Payroll Services.https://info.homeworksoluti...
03/29/2019
Nanny Salary History: An Agency Minefield

Always nice to partner with our friends at HomeWork Solutions Inc Household Payroll Services.

https://info.homeworksolutions.com/blog/nanny-salary-history-an-agency-minefield?utm_campaign=2019%20Agency&utm_content=87904361&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&hss_channel=fbp-56994578079

Household staffing professionals know there are rules and guard rails to the hiring process that are designed to protect the applicant from discriminatory practices. Learn more about how asking about salary history can be a problem in nanny hiring.

After enduring a long slog of litigation, a grateful client gave us this gift today. LOL -- it's always nice to be appre...
03/27/2019

After enduring a long slog of litigation, a grateful client gave us this gift today. LOL -- it's always nice to be appreciated!

03/27/2019

California homecare agencies: The next Home Care Services Bureau Quarterly Stakeholder Meeting will be on May 15th, and hosted by the Caregiver Background Check Bureau. We will provide log in details when they become available.

If your company employs 100 or more employees, you must file an EEO-1 report with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commi...
03/25/2019
EEO-1 Survey

If your company employs 100 or more employees, you must file an EEO-1 report with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The online portal to do so is now open at https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/index.cfm

The Employer Information Report EEO-1, otherwise known as the EEO-1 Report, is required to be filed with the EEOC Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics' Employer Data Team.  Reports must be submitted and certified by

03/22/2019

Outstanding news: We heard from the DOL today that one of our homecare agency clients that we defended in a DOL audit passed with no citations and no violations -- a perfect bill of health! DOL audits are dangerous; the fines and penalties can be so substantial that they can shut down your business. We defend homecare agencies in DOL audits nationwide, and it's always nice to get a clean win like this - a great way to start the weekend!

03/20/2019

An informative morning with the Home Care Association of America's Legislative Representatives call. Lots of potential happenings on the federal level with a possible increase in the minimum exempt salary and paid leave. It's always great to partner with HCAOA to advocate for homecare!

The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed to increase the required minimum salary for an employee to be exempt....
03/18/2019
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Overtime Update - Wage and Hour Division (WHD) - U.S. Department of Labor

The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed to increase the required minimum salary for an employee to be exempt. Currently the minimum required federal salary for exempt employees is $23,660. Under the DOL's proposal, the minimum salary would increase to $35,308. The DOL is now accepting public comment on this proposal: https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime2019/index.htm. Of course, states can have their own minimum salary requirements for exempt status, and here in CA, the minimum exempt salary is $49,920.

US Department of Labor: The Wage and Hour mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the Nation's workforce.

A fun day today with Gavin Ward from 24Hr HomeCare recording the PopHealth Podcast. Look for the episode to air next mon...
03/15/2019

A fun day today with Gavin Ward from 24Hr HomeCare recording the PopHealth Podcast. Look for the episode to air next month discussing the latest homecare legal issues. Thanks Gavin and 24Hr!

Homecare agencies: The Home Care Pulse survey is now open. Visit benchmarking.homecarepulse.com/participate to be a part...
03/08/2019
How to Participate in the 2019 Home Care Benchmarking Study

Homecare agencies: The Home Care Pulse survey is now open. Visit benchmarking.homecarepulse.com/participate to be a part of this year's compilation of homecare data.

Learn how your agency can participate in the largest national study of the home care industry and earn huge discounts on your pre-order of the 2019 Home Care Benchmarking Study.

The city of Fremont in Northern California has established its own minimum wage that is higher than the California state...
03/07/2019
Fremont to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2020

The city of Fremont in Northern California has established its own minimum wage that is higher than the California state minimum wage. Employers must ensure that they're paying all employees at least the applicable minimum wage in each jurisdiction. https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/01/15/fremont-to-raise-minimum-wage-to-15-by-2020/

Fremont joins a host of other Bay Area cities who have similarly decided to increase minimum wage within their borders.

03/06/2019

Chalk this post up under the joys of having a national practice: As you may know, Mardi Gras ended yesterday. We work with homecare agencies nationwide, and one of our most common projects is to draft client service agreements. Louisiana is the only state where, when we list holidays during which clients must pay overtime, Mardi Gras is included. From what we've heard from our LA friends, it is more difficult to get caregivers to work during Mardi Gras than on any other holiday, including Mother's Day and Christmas. Let the good times roll . . .

03/06/2019

Kind words from a new client: "I typically don't reach out to companies I just find on Google but that is a big thumbs up to your intelligence and character." Thanks!

03/01/2019

Just a reminder -- and it feels like we have to say this a lot recently -- we are not a free advice bureau. Legally, we can't provide advice to unsolicited inquiries from non-clients. Further, if we responded to all the "quick questions" -- and they're usually much more involved than the questioner perceives them to be -- we wouldn't have time to do actual billable work and stay in business. Just as other businesses can't give away their services for free, we can't either. In sum, if you want legal advice for your particular situation, you will need to formally engage our firm, and we'll be happy to help.

Such a great time today with Home Instead Senior Care Southern California franchisees! We discussed new laws, potential ...
02/27/2019

Such a great time today with Home Instead Senior Care Southern California franchisees! We discussed new laws, potential unionization, and a wide variety of employment issues during our luncheon presentation. It's always fun to be with so many clients and friends.

02/19/2019

We speak many times each year on homecare legal issues, and it's always surprising how people remember us long after our talk. This morning we received an email from a homecare agency owner who said, "I learned of you all from an HCAOA meeting years ago and have a presentation I saved from that. I appreciate your response, sound advice and specifics of what you handle. Thank you." Thank YOU - this is our 16th year in business, and we are always here to help.

02/13/2019

Another terrific call with the Home Care Association of America State Legislative Representatives today. There's so much going on at the state and federal levels, and HCAOA is everywhere advocating for homecare. We are proud to be part of this organization.

02/12/2019

Just a reminder: By January 1, 2020, California employers with five or more employees must provide two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to supervisors and one hour of such training to all non-supervisory employees. Previously, the training requirement only applied to supervisors. We provide this training tailored to homecare agencies, so please feel free to contact us if you need assistance meeting your training requirements.

HR 323 is a federal bill proposing a tax credit of up to $1,200 for family caregivers caring for a dependent who is 50 o...
02/11/2019
All Info - H.R.323 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for expenses for household and elder care services necessary for gainful employment.

HR 323 is a federal bill proposing a tax credit of up to $1,200 for family caregivers caring for a dependent who is 50 or older. Family members frequently make financial sacrifices to care for older relatives, and this bill is important to help offset some of those costs. We support HR 323, and we urge you to contact your member of Congress to support the bill as well. https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/323/all-info

All Info for H.R.323 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for expenses for household and elder care services necessary for gainful employment.

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Legally Nanny Attorney and Founder Bob King graduated from Georgetown University magna cm laude. After college, he was awarded a Rotary International Fellowship and studied at the University of Lisbon in Portugal. Upon returning to the U.S., Bob worked for several years and then attended the University of Chicago Law School where he graduated with Honors. Since graduation, Bob has practiced labor & employment law in Orange County, California. In 2003, he founded Legally Nanny, the leading law firm providing legal and tax advice to household employers and domestic employment and homecare agencies. Bob represents household employers, domestic employment and homecare agencies, businesses and individuals in a wide variety of legal matters, including defending against claims and litigation from employees and charges and investigations from government agencies. Bob advises clients on hiring, evaluation, accommodation and termination matters; wage and hour issues; workplace policies, handbooks, agreements and contracts; and resolving client and business disputes. Bob served on the Board of Directors for the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) and serves as General Counsel for the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies. Bob previously served on the Board of Directors for the International Nanny Association, and is an active member of the the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH). Bob also has served as an expert witness on calculating the costs of childcare in divorce proceedings; household employment matters dealing with nannies, caregivers and domestic employment and homecare agencies; and human resources issues. Information on this site may constitute attorney advertising. Testimonials don’t constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

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