Wednesday, June 26, 2019
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
(UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
This program will explore reasons for new policies taken up by the Connecticut General Assembly, discuss what the home care industry can do to counteract them, and how owners can engage caregivers and educate policy makers and the public about what non-medical, employer-based home care does for seniors, workers, the state and the economy.
The home care industry in Connecticut has been confronted with a number of significant public policy challenges recently. In the current legislative session, the General Assembly is considering a bill that would establish a caregiver directory and require home care agencies to submit to the state personal information about caregivers, updated quarterly, annual cost reports and audited financial statements, and pay for annual training. Another bill, introduced for the second time, would ban non-compete agreements in home care. Yet another bill would require home care agencies to provide certain home care workers with advance written termination notice and severance pay. A paid family and medical leave program and an increase in minimum hourly wage are expected to be approved. These follow a contract approved last year between the state and personal care attendants increasing minimum wage and providing workers’ compensation benefits.
- Rep. Jay Case (R-Winchester), Ranking Member, Human Services Committee
- Rep. Michelle Cook (D-Torrington), Deputy Speaker
- Rep. Jillian Gilchrest (D-West Hartford)
- Rep. Themis Klarides (R-Derby), House Republican Leader
- Sen. George S. Logan (R-Ansonia), Assistant Senate Republican Leader
- Rep. Robyn Porter (D-Hamden), Co-Chairman, Labor Committee
Date: Wed., June 26, 2019
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Eli’s on Whitney | 2392 Whitney Avenue | Hamden, Conn.
This program will explore reasons for the policies, discuss what the home care industry can do to counteract them, and how owners can engage caregivers and educate policy makers and the public about what non-medical, employer-based home care does for seniors, workers, the state and the economy.
Please join your industry colleagues so you can:
- hear from key lawmakers about policies affecting your business
- learn how to participate in public policy
- network with your peers
- remain informed
- stay competitive in this growing sector of the economy
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