Littler “Ask the Experts”: Payroll Audit Independent Determination Program

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Through NAHC’s partnership with Littler Mendelson P.C Labor & Employment Law Solutions, we are excited to share the “Ask the Experts” Article. Each week, we will feature a new question, from you our members, related to workplace issues and topics that will be answered from our experts and partners at Littler. This week’s question comes […]

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Labor Dept. Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance on Coronavirus

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New OSHA guidance seeks to mitigate, prevent viral spread in the workplace The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued stronger worker safety guidance to help employers and workers implement a coronavirus protection program and better identify risks which could lead to exposure and contraction. Last week, […]

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Labor Dept. Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance on Coronavirus

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New OSHA guidance seeks to mitigate, prevent viral spread in the workplace The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued stronger worker safety guidance to help employers and workers implement a coronavirus protection program and better identify risks which could lead to exposure and contraction. Last week, […]

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Dept of Labor Announces Annual Adjustments to OSHA Civil Penalties

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The U.S. Department of Labor has announced adjustments to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021. In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. Under the Act, agencies […]

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Writing off Expenses Paid for with PPP Money & a New DoL Decision

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By Littler Mendelson The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 contains an important aspect of that legislation that many of you have been clamoring for: companies now may write off expenses paid for with PPP money.  This change was buried in section 276(a) of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act (which is […]

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Home Care Industry Legal Update: Vaccines, Live-in Caregivers & More

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REGISTER NOW! Wondering about the latest on the COVID-19 vaccines and how the home care industry is responding, how the new administration may impact the industry, and what you can do to take advantage of the Opinion Letter the U.S. Department of Labor recently issued on live-in caregivers? You’re in luck! A new webinar by […]

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Dept of Labor Announces Annual Adjustments to OSHA Civil Penalties

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The U.S. Department of Labor has announced adjustments to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021. In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect. Under the Act, agencies […]

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Dept of Labor Issues Favorable Live-In Home Care Worker Opinion

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By Littler Mendelson In an excellent development for the home care industry, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Opinion Letter permitting agencies to utilize consistent “shift rates” that are inclusive of a pre-payment of overtime when agencies compensate caregivers providing live-in services and extended shift services of 24 hours or more. Littler Mendelson […]

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New Dept of Labor Rule Leaves Home Care Unclear on Leave Exemption

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On late Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a “Temporary Rule” in response to an August 3, 2020 decision of a federal court in New York that invalidated the department’s earlier rulemaking. While there remains a legal issue as to whether the court’s ruling is limited to New York, DOL chose to issue a […]

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How 3 New Dept of Labor Opinion Letters Can Help Your Agency

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) delivered a series of powerful shields to employers in the home health, hospice and home care industries in the form of three opinion letters.  These letters provide useful guidance on mileage reimbursement, the “salary plus” pay method that serves as an alternative to the “pay per visit” pay method, […]

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Dept. of Labor Issues New FAQs for Paid Leave as Schools Reopen

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On August 27, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DoL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published new frequently asked questions (FAQs) for workers and employers about qualifying for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) related to the reopening of schools. This guidance explains eligibility for paid leave relative to the varied formats […]

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NAHC: Home Care and Hospice Employees are Exempt Providers Under FFCRA

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The US Department of Labor issued guidance over the weekend on standards and application of the extended sick and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave under the recent Covid-19 stimulus bills. The guidance addresses an important issue affecting home care and hospice companies. NAHC and others sought to have an exemption applicable to a “health care provider” to […]

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