Please join Polsinelli, HCAOA, and NAHC for a summary of the most significant legal developments and 2024 updates impacting your agency and strategies for complying with the same while still running a successful home care business.
Joyce Grayson, a home health nurse for Elara Caring, was murdered on October 28, 2023, in the home of a patient where she was providing services. Ms. Grayson was reported missing by a family member to the local police department. The family member was also able to track her last location to the home of a patient she was scheduled to visit at 8:00 a.m. on the day of her death. The patient resided at a halfway house for convicted sex offenders. Police have not yet formally identified a suspect in Ms. Grayson’s death.
HCAOA encourages you to listen to this very important Littler podcast on disability inclusion. People with disabilities make up 16% of the world population and 27% of the US adult population. During this podcast, the speakers will go beyond ADA compliance and discuss how organizations can change their workplace culture to truly be inclusive of people who live with disabilities. Please click HERE to listen.
On Monday, the Michigan Supreme Court, in an opinion authored by Justice Elizabeth M. Welch and joined by Chief Justice Clement and Justices Berstein, Cavanagh, and Bolden, issued its decision in Andary v. USAA Casualty Insurance Company, a case that has been working its way through the state court system since 2019.
Washington became the first state to start deducting money from workers' paychecks to fund long-term care benefits. Click here to listen to the article.
Florida Provides Guidance on State’s New Immigration Law – Register for FL Chapter Conference to Learn More!
The state of Florida recently enacted legislation that will have a significant impact on employers across the state. Senate Bill 1718 (SB1718), which Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law on May 10, requires private employers with 25 or more employees to use E-Verify for all new hires, effective July 1, 2023.
All members in Virginia are invited to a virtual meeting with the HCAOA Virginia Chapter on Thursday, July 20 from 9:00am - 10:00am. This meeting is free for HCAOA members, and registration is required.
Home care agencies in New York should be aware of two items that could impact home care agencies. Both topics will be discussed during the HCAOA New York Chapter Virtual Update today at 10:00 a.m. First, non-compete agreements may soon be unlawful in the state.
Colorado Enacts Legislation Restricting Employers from Requesting Age-Related Information from Job Applicants
On June 2, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law Senate Bill 23-058, the Job Application Fairness Act (JAFA), prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s age during the hiring process. JAFA’s enactment adds to the requirements and proscriptions Colorado has implemented in the hiring process, including a “ban-the-box” restriction on inquiring about criminal histories and requiring the inclusion of salary and benefits information in job postings.
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission issued a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting public comments on various issues pertaining to the franchisor-franchisee relationship. Through this RFI, the FTC is interested in learning more about how franchisors exert control over franchisees and their employees. HCAOA, the International Franchise Association, and a coalition of franchisors within the home care space are working together on a comment, which is due June 8. HCAOA will continue to update members on this issue.
This week, the premier conference for the home care industry, HCAOA’s National Home Care Conference, officially opens for registration, sponsorships and exhibits. Yesterday, HCAOA CEO Vicki Hoak sent a video message to HCAOA members with a special message: “You belong with us in Chicago!”
Last week, more than 100 home care providers attended the Illinois Chapter Conference in Chicago and received updates on federal and state legislation, labor laws and state regulations for home services agencies.
If you have not registered for the Washington Chapter Conference on Wednesday, May 17, here are 3 reasons to sign up now.
Not only are there issues affecting home care organizations in New York, there are also several issues at the national level that could impact home care. These issues and many more will be presented during the first-ever New York Chapter Conference, on Tuesday, June 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at The Century House, in Latham, NY.
Beginning in July, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will proactively work with all Healthy Connections Medicaid-enrolled providers who are categorized as high-risk to ensure they are in compliance with federal regulations. CMS requires providers classified as “high risk” to submit fingerprint-based criminal background checks.