Oceanside, CA asked in Health Care Law for California

Q: It's a caregiver entire to a severance pay after principal passes?

Caregiver cared for principal for 8 yrs. There was 3 caregivers but only one worked for principal for 8yrs.

Caregiver was getting paid directly from principal. And it was her only income,The caregiver daily shores: running errands, take her to Dr's appointments, make sure meals were done daily, laundry keeping house clean, she worked 5 days per week. She never took vacations or received bonuses.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: The caregiver may not be entitled to severance pay after the principal's passing unless there was a written contract or agreement specifying severance pay upon termination of the caregiving services. Absent such an agreement, the caregiver's entitlement to severance pay would depend on any applicable employment contracts, union agreements, or specific labor laws that may apply in this particular situation. - James Arrasmith, Owner. The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith.

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