With the effective date of January 1, 2015 fast approaching, providers must understand the most recent developments in the ongoing implementation of rule changes to the companionship services and live-in domestic service employee exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Provisions in the rule affect service arrangements including shared living, paid family caregivers, and the responsibilities of entities that are joint, third party employers of home care workers under the FLSA. ANCOR has been working with the Department of Labor as it considers guidance to assist providers and states in structuring their programs to balance the needs of people served with those of the workers. This session will highlight the work that has been done since the rule came out and provide the most current guidance available as we move towards the implementation deadline.
Participants will gain a better understanding of the home care Final Rule and DOL guidance regarding the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to shared living arrangements. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions.
Michael Hancock, Assistant Administrator for Policy, Wage and Hour Division, Dept. of Labor
Michael Hancock, Assistant Administrator for Policy, joined the Wage and Hour Division in 1995 as the Farm Labor Branch Chief in the national office. He also served as the national co-coordinator for agriculture from 1995 through 2000. He was then assigned the position of Interpretations Branch Chief where he was responsible for the issuance of opinion letters and other guidance to the regulated community. He began in his current position in 2010 after the reorganization of the WHD NO operating structure was implemented.
Prior to joining government services Mr. Hancock worked as a social worker, a legal services lawyer in Arkansas, and was the executive director of several public interest organizations, including Farmworker Justice for the 7 years before he joined WHD.
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