Last week, HCAOA teamed up with the Polsinelli Law Firm to offer a new and revised home care agency Recommended Operational Protocols. These protocols are the result of a collaboration between the top home care industry organizations such as HCAOA,, and many home care agencies across the country. The document details proper COVID-19 practices for home care agencies and caregivers, OSHA information regarding COVID-19, and more. To access the full detailed document click here.
Additional Webinar Highlights -
New Limeade Institute study fines 100% of employees are anxious about returning to the workplace. Top concerns are: exposure to COVID, less flexibility, commuting to work.
New Wage and Hour Administrator -
Presumptive nominee is David Weil, Obama’s WHD Administrator from 2014-2017. In the past, Weil has regularly targeted companies that used independent contractors (including in the home care industry) as well as franchise businesses.
American Families Plan -
Includes a $225 billion paid family leave component in which beneficiaries will receive at least two-thirds of weekly pay, with a cap at $4,000 a month. Reasons to utilize this leave include: serious illness, caring for a sick family member, or recovering from sexual assault or domestic violence. Currently this plan does not include an employer-paid component.
Jobs Training -
President Biden has proposed $100 billion in new spending on workforce development in his infrastructure plan. Senators are working on a bipartisan deal to increase funding for workforce development.