Agenda

Preconference | Compliance strategies to stay ahead of changing overtime rules


8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration, continental breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Angelo Spinola

Understand the Trump administration’s impact on your industry

Angelo Spinola, attorney and shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C., Atlanta, Ga.

Revisit the year that was impacted by a new President, a new administration and sweeping changes to wage-and-hour legislation. Get an update on recent changes to the White Collar Exemption, federal minimum wage requirements, live-in and companionship exemptions, investigations into nurse registries, treatment of uber-style home care delivery models, ACA employer insurance mandate, and litigation regarding enforcement of arbitration agreements. Also get updated on the current status of the government’s agenda regarding joint employer and independent contractor status.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Angelo Spinola Geoffrey Nudd

Accurately and efficiently track employees’ time, stay compliant

Angelo Spinola, attorney and shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C., Atlanta, Ga. and Geoffrey Nudd, CEO, ClearCare, San Francisco, Calif.

One of the biggest challenges with wage-and-hour compliance is knowing how to track and record employees’ working time. Failure to comply could lead to costly class-action lawsuits and investigations. Navigate the nuances and learn how to put policies and procedures in place for calculating and paying for time spent traveling, waiting, in orientation, for meals, rest periods and live-in shifts. Also, learn the latest technology solutions for tracking employees’ time. Uncover the key questions that your agency should ask when shopping for a telephony vendor to ensure that the product you are paying big bucks for is delivering a compliant solution.

TOOL Complaint travel policy and Example telephony certification language

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Angelo Spinola Shaun Clinkinbeard

Agency case study: How to create a platform for wage-and-hour compliance

Angelo Spinola, attorney and shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C., Atlanta, Ga. and Shaun Clinkinbeard, founder and president, Partners In Care, Inc., Auburn, Calif.

Minimize your exposure to Department of Labor (DOL) investigations, and class and collective action lawsuits – learn how to implement a comprehensive compliance program, including updating key handbooks, timekeeping systems, grievance policies and other employment policies. Listen and learn from an agency founder discussing the impact his compliance program had on the outcome of a DOL audit, and the strategies and challenges with implementing such a program.

TOOL Guide for responding to a DOL audit

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Break

…tremendous value in attending. I learned a lot and thought of many key things that I can do to help positively affect our business." Jared W., Branch Manager/Co-owner, Family Home Care

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Bob King

Correctly classify exempt employees, protect the exemption

Bob King, attorney and founder, Legally Nanny®, Irvine, Calif.

Get the latest details on what’s happening with the White Collar Overtime Provision and what changes agency owners should make in response to these developments. One of the biggest challenges that home care employers face is how to classify exempt employees. Labor attorney Bob King will clearly explain the executive, administrative, professional and outside sales exemptions and how they apply to home care. He’ll share the test used to ensure the exemptions apply and how to protect them.

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Bob King Angelo Spinola

Power panel: Stump the attorneys with wage-and-hour Q&A

Bob King, attorney, Legally Nanny, Irvine, Calif. and Angelo Spinola, attorney, Littler Mendelson, Atlanta, Ga.

This session is your chance to ensure that you have gotten all of your most complicated wage-and-hour compliance questions answered by two of the nation’s top home care legal experts. Come prepared with questions about the new presidential administration, how to track employees’ time, how to create a compliance program at your agency and how to make sure you are correctly classifying your employees.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Welcome Reception

All conference attendees welcome!

Celebrate the 20th year of the Private Duty Conference by joining us at the Welcome Reception! Connect with other private duty executives like yourself and shop the exhibit hall for dozes of the latest solutions to help grow your agency.

The conference had a strong line-up and refreshing information. We were given some great ideas to take home and put into practice." Jennie S., CFO, Home Bound Health Care

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