Top 20 Home Care Employer Mistakes: You Mean I Have to Pay Them for That?

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, Mar 16, 2017
60 minutes
Product Description

Avoiding Non-Compliance with Wage and Hour Laws in Home Care.


As a home care employer, you’re well aware of the necessity of complying with wage and hour laws. Unlike other employers, you don’t see employees every day and have to depend on them to bring documentation in weekly or biweekly basis to verify hours worked or let you know whether they worked at all. Despite the challenges, the Department of Labor expects home care employers to pay their employees correctly and on time. Non-compliance can lead to significant penalties and losses.

Join this webinar with expert speaker Robert W. Markette Jr., CHC, to look at those areas of wage and hour laws where home care providers are commonly non-compliant, including overtime and travel time. He’ll also review other common mistakes involving employee documentation and lost or stolen equipment.

Additionally, he will address the current status of the Companionship Services Exemption and explore compliance strategies to help home care employers avoid the top 20 mistakes that can create compliance risks.

Session Highlights:

  • Why your employee doesn't have to be in the client's home to be considered working.
  • Proper and improper ways to create incentives to turn in documentation in a timely manner
  • The status of the Companionship Services Exemption
  • Can loss of a laptop (or employer property) by employee be taken out of their paycheck?
  • Why wage and hour laws non-compliance is so expensive?
  • Why paying an employee a salary does not necessarily mean the employee is not entitled to overtime
  • The importance of using and documenting progressive discipline
  • How to identify employee time as working time and what to pay for it.
  • Overtime and the most common exemptions
  • Why employers cannot hold the employee’s paycheck?

Session Agenda:

  • FLSA Issues and Errors
  • Holding paychecks due
  • Lack of clinical documentation
  • Lack of timesheet
  • Not considering drive/travel time
  • Non reimbursement of mileage/expenses
  • Misclassification of employees
  • Waiving overtime
  • Deduction from pay for lost or broken devices
  • Failing to consider related companies
  • Discrimination by staff
  • Overlooking ADA
  • Harassment by patient
  • Discipline and discharge
  • Hiring interview mistakes

Who should attend?

  • Administrators
  • HR Professionals
  • Owners
  • Managers
  • Executives

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Robert W. Markette - Home Care Expert

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.

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