May 8, 2024 Meeting

Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 7:00a.m. to 9:00a.m.

MEETING LOCATION: Elk’s Lodge of Pasadena, 400 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91105

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Thank you to our sponsors for this meeting:

SMBC Manubank, Fiduciary Round Table member Wes BryantSMBC Manubank sponsors Fiduciary Round Table

New Wave Home Care, Fiduciary Round Table members Sam Gopinathan and Becky Happach DetrickNew Wave Home Care sponsors Fiduciary Round Table

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Topic: The State of In-Home Care and Legal Considerations

What businesses in the home and facility care industry must do to stay compliant with California wage-and-hour laws including common pitfalls and confusion with compensation of caregivers working in both home and facilities. Use of study cases to illustrate the common pitfalls and how to address them in a practical manner that protects employers in this industry.

  • Statistics on the aging population
  • What is home care
  • Description of a typical home care model
  • Cost of home care
  • Challenges of home care
  • Recommendations for how consumers can have a better experience
  • Case Study

Speakers: Kristina Kourasis, Kurt Davis

Kristina Kourasis presents at Fiduciary Round TableKristina Kourasis has throughout her legal career devoted herself to advising and defending California employers.

Management-Side Employment Litigation

Kristina has extensive experience representing employers in a wide array of industries such as healthcare, retail, manufacturing, finance, restaurant, hospitality, construction, and non-profits in connection with actual and threatened lawsuits in courts and administrative agency proceedings. She has appeared on behalf of clients in Superior Courts throughout California, including those in Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Francisco, and San Diego. She has also defended administrative complaints involving the California Department of Labor, the Labor Commissioner, the Department of Industrial Relations, and the Employment Development Department.

In recognition that California is perceived to have some of the toughest employment laws and regulations in the country, Kristina has been committed to zealously advocating on behalf of employers in connection with high-stakes disputes such as:

• Class action lawsuits involving alleged overtime/wage & hour actions.
• Cases involving the alleged misclassification of exempt and non-exempt employees, as well as independent contractors.
• Lawsuits brought under California’s Private Attorney General Act of 2004 (PAGA) (Labor Code Sections 2698, et seq.).
• Individual and multi-plaintiff actions alleging wrongful termination; age, gender, and race discrimination, as well as cases involving alleged pregnancy discrimination and retaliation.

Where possible, Kristina strives to avoid unnecessary litigation and has successfully prevented and shortened disputes; sometimes a crisply written letter or email written or a constructive conversation with opposing counsel will cut to the heart of the matter.

Employer Training and Compliance

A strong believer in educating and training employers and their employees, Kristina has advised countless employers about how to navigate the complex world of federal and California employment laws. Her advisory and compliance experience includes:

• Creating and updating multi-state Employee Handbooks.
• Conducting sexual harassment prevention training.
• Advising about leaves of absence and leaves of absence and workplace accommodation issues.

Speeches and Presentations

Kristina has since 2019 served on the Board of Directors of the San Fernando Chamber of Commerce. In that capacity she has delivered an annual update to employers about annual changes to California employment law. Her presentation entitled, Employment Law Update, has garnered thousands of views on YouTube and can be found on the firm’s YouTube channel.

Kristina is also a sought-after speaker by lawyer groups. Her presentations to the CEB (California Education of the Bar) have included:

• “Class Action Lawsuits: What Mistakes Employers Need to Heed.”
• “Employers Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines in the Workplace.”

Her presentation to the San Fernando Valley Bar Association have included:

• “How to Fix Our Client’s Most Expensive Mistakes: Lessons in Defending Class Action & PAGA Lawsuits.”

Education and Community Service

Kristina volunteers her time supporting some of the nonprofits that she represents such as The Adult Skills Center (TASC) 5K Walk and Fundraiser.

Kristina received her J.D. from Southwestern Law School, where she served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez of the Central District of California and edited the ABA’s Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law. She received her B.A. with honors from the University of Southern California.

Kurt Davis presents at Fiduciary Round TableKurt Davis is the Director of Business Development at Legacy Homecare LA. With nine (9) years of experience in home care Kurt has worked in recruiting, operations, compliance, and business development giving him a vast knowledge of the industry and senior care space. Kurt started his home care journey with 123 Home Care in 2015 as the 5th member of the team. Kurt helped 123 Home Care grow and be honored by Inc Magazine as the 294th fasted growing company in the country in 2018. In 2021 123 Homecare was acquired. After working with the new parent company for over a year Kurt met Legacy’s founder, Jason Kidushim, and decided to join the Legacy Homecare team. Jason and Kurt align on their core beliefs in home care which center around providing high quality care, excellent communication with clients, first class treatment of caregivers, and building a culture of fun and caring individuals. Kurt graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Connecticut in 2011.



This presentation is for one hour of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit for CPAs and Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit for Attorneys and others. If you would like credit, please request the sign-in sheet and evaluation formEmail John Cooper. You must attend during the length of the presentation in order to receive credit. 

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