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Was there any written contract with the caregivers for their employment?
And if so, did it state that they would vacate when the employment ended?
Ok, the problem here is that although they were employees, if there is nothing in writing in a contract that states that they agree to vacate upon his death or their termination, then they become month to month tenants by default. And since they have lived there over a year, the law in CA requires a 60 day written notice to vacate before you could legally file a formal eviction action to get a judgment against them in court and a writ that the sheriff would serve to force them out.
These caregiver situations are tough because if not done correctly, you can wind up with tenants instead of employees at will.
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