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Robert Edward King

Robert Edward King

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Tax

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About Me

I specialize in household employment law. Our firm, Legally Nanny, is the leading law firm representing household employers and domestic employment and homecare agencies. I assist household employers in hiring nannies, elder care providers and other employees legally; draft employment and severance agreements; and defend disputes involving 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.  Finally, I serve as an expert witness on household employment legal and tax issues, including calculating the cost of childcare in divorce proceedings.



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Bob graduated from Georgetown University magna cum 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. He 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 also serves as the General Counsel for the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies, on the Board of Directors for the International Nanny Association, as an active member of the National Private Duty Association, and has served as an expert witness on household employment legal and tax issues, including calculating the cost of childcare in divorce proceedings.

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Languages Spoken: Portuguese

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Employment & Labor: 70%
    16 years
  2. Tax: 30%
    12 years

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Contact Info

Legally Nanny

37 Trailwood
Irvine, CA, 92620-1216

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199805/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
OC's Top LawyersOC Metro Magazine2014
OC's Top LawyersOC Metro Magazine2013
OC's Top LawyersOC Metro Magazine2012
OC's Top LawyersOC Metro Magazine2011
OC's Top LawyersOC Metro Magazine2010
OC's Top LawyersOC Metro Magazine2009
Rotary International FellowshipRotary International1992

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Vice Chancellor, Human ResourcesSouth Orange County Community College District2006 - 2008
FounderLegally Nanny2003 - Present
Corporate CounselAutomobile Club of Southern California2003 - 2006
AttorneyPayne & Fears LLP2001 - 2003
AttorneyRutan & Tucker1998 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Home Care Association of AmericaBoard of Directors2011 - 2014
California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH)Member2010 - Present
International Nanny AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - 2010
Association of Premier Nanny AgenciesGeneral Counsel2005 - Present
Northwood Pointe Homeowners AssociationBoard of Directors2002 - Present
Irvine Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2001 - 2004
Trailwood Homeowners AssociationBoard of Directors2001 - Present
Georgetown Club of Orange CountyBoard of Directors1999 - 2000
South Coast Metro Rotary ClubBoard of Directors1999 - 2001
University of Chicago Legal ForumComment Editor, Member1996 - 1998
Junior Achievement of Southeastern MassachusettsBoard of Directors1995 - 1995
Advancement of People with DisabilitiesBoard of Directors1994 - 1995
Salvation Army, Fall RiverBoard of Directors1994 - 1995

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
North County Lawyer MagazineHousehold Employment Law2010
The BulletinThe Advantages of Hiring Your Nanny Legally . . . and the Consequences of of Paying "Under The Table"2009
California Tax Lawyer MagazineThe Advantages of Hiring Your Nanny Legally . . . and the Consequences of of Paying "Under The Table"2009
Riverside LawyerHiring Your Household Employee "Under The Table" May Cost More Than You Think2009
Valley LawyerThe Advantages of Hiring Your Nanny Legally . . . and the Consequences of Paying "Under the Table"2008
Family Law News (California State Bar Family Law Section)Calculating the Cost of Childcare2008
Citations MagazineThe Advantages of Hiring Your Nanny Legally . . . and the Consequences of of Paying "Under The Table"2008
Santa Barbara LawyerThe Advantages of Hiring Your Nanny Legally . . . and the Consequences of of Paying "Under The Table"2008
CNN/Parenting MagazineSo You're Hiring A Nanny2007
Divine CarolineHousehold Employment Law 101: How to Employ Your Nanny Legally2007
Los Angeles LawyerComplying with the Law When Employing a Nanny2005
California Lawyer MagazineThe High Cost of Hiring under the Table2003
Orange County Lawyer MagazineThinking about Hiring Your Nanny Under the Table? Think Again.2003
Boston University Law ReviewDoing Without Speed Limits1999
The University of Chicago Legal ForumChemical Contamination in California: A Continuing Nuisance?1997

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of Chicago Law SchoolN/AJ.D. with Honors1998
Georgetown UniversityInternational AffairsBachelor of Science of Foreign Service Magna Cum Laude1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Coordinating Council Monthly MeetingHomecare Laws in 2015 and Beyond2015
Silverado Senior Care Meeting2015 Legislative Update2015
Senior Helpers WebinarHomecare Laws in 2015 and Beyond2015
Riverside Estate Planning Council MeetingIn Home Caregivers: The Advantages of Hiring Legally and the Consequences of Hiring Under The Table2015
Private Duty National Conference & ExpoPower Panel: Stump The Home Care Attorneys2015
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers WebinarIn Home Caregivers: The Advantages of Hiring Legally and the Consequences of Hiring Under The Table2015
International Nanny Association Annual ConferenceLegal Update for 2015 & Answers To Your Questions About The Law, Your Agency, Nannies, And Your Clients2015
Inland Empire Regional Center Vendor Advisory Committee MeetingCalifornia Homecare Legal Update2015
Home Care Association of America Southern California Town Hall Meeting2015 Home Care Update: Town Hall Meeting2015
Home Care Association of America Northern California Town Hall Meeting2015 Home Care Legal Update2015
Home Care Association of America Annual ConferenceYour Legal Update and Q&A for 2015, 2016 and Beyond2015
CoreCubed Webinar2015 Legal Update2015
Association of Premier Nanny Agencies Annual ConferenceUnderstanding, Improving and Perfecting Your Client Contract2015
American Board of Homecare - Orange County Monthly MeetingSleep Time, Sick Time and Overtime – A 2015 Legal Update2015
American Board of Home Care Los Angeles MeetingSleep Time, Sick Time and Overtime – A 2015 Legal Update2015
American Bar Association WebinarHousehold Employees: Payroll Taxes and the Price You'll Pay for Paying Them Under the Table2015
Amada Senior Care WebinarHomecare Laws in 2015 and Beyond2015
Amada Senior Care Annual ConferenceYour Legal Update for 2015, 2016 and Beyond2015
Western Regional Chapter National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers ConferenceBig Changes in California Homecare in 2014 and Beyond2014
Vintage Westwood LectureHiring Caregivers in 2014: New Laws and Responsibilities2014
Team of Older Persons Services MeetingHiring Caregivers in 2014: New Laws and Responsibilities2014
Silverado Senior Care Panel DiscussionSilverado Senior Care Panel Discussion re New Homecare Laws2014
Preferred Care At Home WebinarFederal Legal Update: Affordable Care Act and Wage & Hour Issues for 20152014
Preferred Care at Home Annual MeetingYour Client Contract: Protecting Your Business and Bottom Line2014
Preferred Care at Home Annual MeetingEverything That You Ever Wanted To Know About Federal Wage and Hour Law (But Were Afraid To Ask)2014
Orange County Bar Association Elder Law Section MeetingSignificant Changes in California Homecare2014
OC Senior Roundtable MeetingBig Changes in California Homecare in 2014 and Beyond2014
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Foundation LectureFind Your Key to Home Caregiving2014
International Nanny Association Annual ConferenceLegal Update for 2014 & Answers To Your Questions About The Law, Your Agency, Nannies, And Your Clients2014
Inland Association for Continuity of Care MeetingSignificant Changes in California Homecare2014
Home Care Association of America Annual ConferenceChanges to the Companionship Exemption and Federal Wage and Hour Updates and Q&A2014
Association of Premier Nanny Agencies Annual Conference2014 Legal Update2014
Assisting Hands National RetreatLegal Update for 20142014
American Board of Home Care OC Chapter MeetingReview of Home Care Legislative Changes in 2014 & Beyond2014
American Board of Home Care -- San Diego Chapter MeetingBig Changes in California Home Care in 2014 and Beyond2014
Amada Senior Care Franchisee WebinarYour Client Contract: Protecting Your Business and Bottom Line2014
Amada Senior Care Annual Franchisee ConferenceEverything That You Ever Wanted To Know About Federal Wage and Hour Law (But Were Afraid To Ask)2014
2014 NAHC Annual MeetingLegal Issues Facing Homecare Agencies: Protecting Your Business, Intellectual Property and Bottom Line2014
Private Duty National Conference & ExpoRevamp Employment Applications To Avoid Risk2013
National Elder Law Foundation WOW ProgramThe Advantages of Hiring Legally and the Consequences of Hiring Under The Table2013
Michigan Bar Association 2013 Fall Elder Law & Disability Rights ConferenceIn-Home Caregivers and Elder Care Providers: The Advantages of Hiring Legally and the Consequences of Hiring Under the Table2013
Michigan Bar Association 2013 Fall Elder Law & Disability Rights ConferenceThe Affordable Care Act and Proposed FLSA Companionship Exemption Changes2013
Life Care Planning Law Firms Association Annual ConferenceIn-Home Caregivers and Elder Care Providers: The Advantages of Hiring Legally and the Consequences of Hiring Under the Table2013
International Nanny Association Annual ConferenceAre You and Your Business Protected? Ask My Lawyer!2013
International Nanny Association Annual ConferenceLegal Update for 2013 & Answers To Your Questions About The Law, Your Agency, Nannies, And Your Clients2013
Institute for Professional Care Education WebinarBig Changes Coming to California Home Care2013
Home Care Association of America Southern California Chapter Panel DiscussionHome Care in 2014 and Beyond – What You Don’t Know WILL Hurt You2013
Home Care Association of America Annual ConferenceEverything You Wanted To Know About Federal Wage & Hour Law But Were Afraid To Ask2013
Home Care Association of America Annual ConferenceThe Affordable Care Act and Proposed FLSA Companionship Exemption Changes2013
Beverly Hills Bar Association Elder Law Section MeetingBig Changes Coming to Homecare!2013
Association of Premier Nanny Agencies Annual Conference2013 Legal Update2013
Assisting Hands National RetreatThe Affordable Care Act, FLSA Companionship Exemption Changes & CA Legal Review2013
Southern California NPDA Chapter MeetingNPDA and Class Action Update2012
San Diego Area Homecare MeetingThe Affordable Care Act and What It Means for Your Business2012
Private Duty National Conference & ExpoCreate Service Agreements and Employee Contracts To Protect Your Business2012
National Private Duty Association Annual ConferenceRoundtable Discussions on Employee Issues2012
National Private Duty Association Annual ConferenceYou Can’t Ask That! A Review of Agency Employment Application Do’s and Don’ts2012
International Nanny Association Annual ConferenceYour Agency’s Client Contract: Protecting Your Business and Your Bottom Line2012
International Nanny Association Annual ConferenceLegal Update for 2012: Answers About The Law, Your Agencies, Nannies And Your Clients2012
Domestic Estate Managers Association Annual ConferenceHiring, Firing and Paying Household Staff: What Every House Manager Needs to Know2012
Association of Premier Nanny Agencies Annual ConferenceWhat Every Placement Consultant Needs to Know About The Law and Your Agency2012
7th Annual NAHC Private Duty Home Care Leadership Summit & ExpositionRoundtable Discussions on Wage & Hour Issues for Homecare Agencies2012
7th Annual NAHC Private Duty Home Care Leadership Summit & ExpositionIt's An Online World: Legal Issues Concerning Websites, Blogs, Social Media & More2012
Right at Home Western Regional MeetingClass Actions Affecting Homecare Agencies: Areas of Concern & How to Protect Your Business2011
NPDA of N. CA Chapter MeetingClass Actions Against Homecare Agencies: Areas of Concern & How to Protect Your Business2011
National Private Duty Association Annual ConferenceIt's An Online World: Legal Issues Concerning Websites, Blogs, Social Media and More2011
Leisure World Seal Beach Community MeetingCaregivers within the Leisure World Community2011
International Nanny Association Annual ConferenceTop Five Most Commonly Asked Agency Questions: Answers to Your Questions About The Law, Your Agency, Nannies, and Your Clients2011
CAHSAH Town Hall Meeting - Sourthern CaliforniaWage and Hour Issues Affecting Homecare Agencies2011
CAHSAH Town Hall Meeting - Northern CaliforniaWage and Hour Issues Affecting Homecare Agencies2011
CAHSAH San Diego Chapter MeetingClass Actions Affecting Homecare Agencies: Areas of Concern & How to Protect Your Business2011
CAHSAH Annual ConferenceIt's An Online World: Legal Issues Concerning Websites, Blogs, Social Media and More2011
Association of Premier Nanny Agencies Annual ConferenceLegal Issues for Domestic Employment Agencies2011
Association of Premier Nanny Agencies Annual ConferenceIt's An Online World: Legal Issues Concerning Websites, Blogs, Social Media & More2011
6th Annual NAHC Private Duty Leadership SummitLegal Issues Facing Homecare Agencies2011
Right at Home Western Regional MeetingUnemployment Insurance, Employee Hiring, Service Agreements, and Other Legal Issues Facing Homecare Agencies2010
NPDA Southern California Chapter MeetingAsk the Experts Panel Discussion2010
National Private Duty Association Annual ConferenceLegal Issues Facing Homecare Agencies: Protecting Your Business, Intellectual Property and Bottom Line2010
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care ManagersThe Advantages of Hiring Legally and the Consequences of Hiring Under the Table2010
International Nanny Association Annual ConferenceIt’s An Online World: Legal Issues Concerning Websites, Chat Rooms, Blog Postings, Facebook, Twitter, Privacy Issues and More2010
CAHSAH Annual ConferenceLegal Issues Facing Homecare Agencies: Protecting Your Business, Intellectual Property and Bottom Line2010
Association of Premier Nanny Agencies Annual Conference15 Top Legal Questions2010
Association of Premier Nanny Agencies Annual ConferenceInsider Secrets to Running A Homecare Business2010
San Diego County Bar Association Elder Law SectionIn-Home Caregivers and Elder Care Providers: Advantages of Hiring Legally and Consequences of Hiring Under the Table2009
Riverside County Bar Association Estate & Probate Section MeetingIn-Home Caregivers and Elder Care Providers: The Advantages of Hiring Legally and the Consequences of Hiring Under the Table2009
North County Bar Association Family Law Section MeetingCalculating the Cost of Childcare in Family Law Proceedings2009
National Private Duty Association, Southern California Chapter MeetingAn Overview of Homecare Agency Contracts2009
National Private Duty Association, Northern California Chapter MeetingWage & Hour and Contract Issues for Homecare Agencies2009
National Private Duty Association, Northern California ChapterOverview of HHA Licensure; Skilled Nursing Services v. Companionship Care2009
National Private Duty Association TeleconferenceYour Agency's Client Contract: Protecting Your Business & Your Bottom Line2009
International Nanny Association Annual ConferenceGot A Website? Call Your Lawyer! A Review of Legal Issues Regarding Nanny Agency Websites2009
Fourth Annual Inland Empire Caregiver SymposiumThe Advantages of Hiring Caretakers Legally and the Consequences of Hiring Under the Table2009
Beverly Hills Bar Association Trusts & Estates Section MeetingIn-Home Caregivers and Elder Care Providers: The Advantages of Hiring Legally and the Consequences of Hiring Under the Table2009
Association of Premier Nanny Agencies Annual ConferenceThings to Consider When Selling Your Agency2009
International Nanny Association Annual ConferenceYou Can't Ask That! A Review of Agency Application Do's and Don'ts2008
Association of Premier Nanny Agencies Annual ConferenceYour Agency's Contract: Protecting Your Business & Your Bottom Line2008
International Nanny Association Annual ConferenceLegal Issues Facing Nanny Agencies2007
Orange County Bar Association Elder Law & Trust & Estates Section MeetingThe Benefits of Employing Elder Care Providers Legally and the Consequences of Paying Under the Table2004
Long Beach Bar Association Probate Section MeetingThe Benefits of Employing Elder Care Providers Legally and the Consequences of Paying Under the Table2004