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Chauvel News

Thanks for visiting! Check back here often to hear the latest news about our firm. We’ll also update you on changes in the law, how the changes could affect you, and how we can help.

Please note: The material in these articles, provided by Chauvel & Glatt, is designed to provide informative and current information as of the date of the posts. The articles should not be considered, nor are they intended to constitute, legal advice. For information on your particular circumstances, please contact Chauvel & Glatt at 650-573-9500.

Estate Planning:  October 14, 2014

Changes to your Estate Planning?

Change is inevitable. In terms of your estate planning, change is often unavoidable. Over time a number of things can happen: your assets may increase; you have more children; you divorced and want to change your Trustees or the guardians for your children. When changes occur to your estate planning, you may need either an Amendment, Restatement, and/or Codicil.

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On November 13, 2014, our partner April Glatt will be co-hosting an educational panel -Women are living longer. Are you prepared? 
The Burlingame Chamber Women’s Referrals Group, made up of 10 experienced, professional women will provide valuable information on financial, legal, health, and real estate issues and solutions. Both chamber members and non-members, men and women, are warmly invited, Note: RSVP’s are required. 

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The controlled substance testing regulations apply to every person subject to the commercial driver’s license requirements who operates a commercial motor or passenger bus vehicle in commerce in any state.  Motor and bus carriers must make sure that substance abuse testing and other related requirements are satisfied by all “employees” (which are defined in certain cases to include independent contractor drivers), mechanics and freight handlers.

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Business, Employment:  September 12, 2014

Paid Sick Leave Signed Into Law In California

 California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 this week. See this link for entire text of bill which amends California labor code section 2810.5.

This article states that an employee who, on or after July 1, 2015, works in California for 30 or more days within a year from their first day of employment is entitled to paid sick days. Note, there are certain exceptions to who qualifies as an employee under this new Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.

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Estate Planning:  August 20, 2014

Commentary on Robin William's "Estate Planning"

Commentary on "Robin Williams' Estate Plan Spares His Heirs a Lot of Drama"

California has very specific probate laws and having a will alone is not sufficient to avoid the costly process of probate, not just financially but emotionally as well. When you have a tragic and surprising loss like here with Robin Williams, having proper estate planning can make an awful situation resolve quicker and easier. Without proper planning or funding of your trust, you leave your beneficiaries with a challenging fight in front of them that would not otherwise exist.

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