The following information is to help guide employees to the new changes to the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) beginning January 2015.
The new federal ruling will eliminate the overtime exemption for employers who employ people in household occupations. Many of our employees work in several programs. However, the purpose of this notice focuses on the employees in the Supported Living Program.
Direct Service Trainer (DST) Hours
Under this new ruling Direct Service Providers can only work:
IHSS Service Hours
IHSS hours will also count towards the hours listed above. This is because On My Own and IHSS is considered Joint Employers (see below for more details).
More Information: http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/pg3486.htm
Based on the June 2014 ruling of the Department of Labor, service providers which help to manage, monitors, or oversees the IHSS services is a Joint Employer with IHSS. Please see the links below for more information regarding the issue.
Advocacy Efforts and Items Pending
We have asked our legislators at the State and Federal Level to address the issue. Below are some of the things we have asked for and are still pending: