“Why granny is in an old age home”

by Walter Olson on August 26, 2005

It would make sense to hire a home attendant for her — but then California labor law would kick in. Among the perverse features of that law: to qualify as a personal attendant whose employment is not subject to prohibitive wage-hour laws, a round-the-clock attendant must not be asked to carry out such duties as getting the client to take her medicines (that’s reserved for nurses, you see). (Bookworm Room, Aug. 17).