Within the last year, a number of changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemptions moved forward, except for one. In light of last year’s changes, providers must assess their wage and hour compliance efforts and especially evaluate the impact of the elimination of the companionship service exemption. This exemption excludes workers providing companionship services to the elderly or disabled from the federal minimum wage and overtime protections.
Join this webinar by expert speaker, Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC, to discuss the changes in home health wage and hour in light of the companionship services exemption. Robert will review strategies for addressing travel time, mileage, on-call time and related issues for home care workers, as well as briefly address per visit pay considerations.
He will also discuss the court order stopping the salary changes from going into effect and how it affects providers, as well as steps they should take going forward. Additionally, Robert will provide instruction for agencies that planned for the changes to the minimum salary but didn’t get to implement them.
Who should attend
At the Q&A session following the live event, ask a question and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.
- Apryl Swafford
For more than a decade, Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC, has focused his practice on representing home health, hospice, private duty and DME providers in all aspects of their operations. With more than a decade of experience in working with these industries, Robert has developed a reputation for understanding the operational, compliance and legal/regulatory issues facing homecare providers.