Federal Overtime Changes…For Your Legal Nanny

We have just received notice from our favorite domestic employment attorney Bob King of Legally Nanny that there are some big changes on the way for Federal overtime rates.

As of January 1, 2015, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, all homecare agencies nationwide must pay overtime to caregivers for all work above 40 hours in a week. Although the federal Department of Labor announced that it wouldn’t enforce this rule for the first six months of 2015, the real danger is from caregiver lawsuits which will not be barred. Thus, all agencies should prepare for this rule to go into effect on January 1, 2015.

This means that in California, the current caregiver overtime rules will change. Currently agencies must pay overtime to personal attendants who work in private homes for work above 9 hours in a day and above 45 in a week. As of January 1, 2015, agencies will have to pay these same personal attendant caregivers working in private homes overtime for work above 9 hours in a day and above 40 in a week. This change could particularly impact live-in staffing and billing.

For more information regarding these changes please contact Legally Nanny.

Legally Nanny is the leading law firm representing homecare and domestic employment agencies. The information above is merely a summary of the upcoming legal changes. The laws are complicated and involve far more details than the brief descriptions in this email. Thus, this email is purely informational; it is not legal advice.

Bob King, Esq. • Legally Nanny® • 37 Trailwood • Irvine, CA 92620-1216 • 714-336-8864 • •

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