2015 10 21 - Clock on overtimeThe new pay requirements for caregivers kicked in last week, on October 13th.
– Have you  adjusted your payroll?
– Do you know how much overtime pay will really cost?
– How much time do your caregivers spend travelling from one client to the next?
– Does your caregiver handbook reflect the new pay practices?

Like most agency directors, you have started working on overtime pay for caregivers and found it confusing. “Where do I start? It’s overwhelming,” my clients are saying to me. You don’t have much time to figure this out. Actually, it’s already here!
You know you need to run some numbers but you are not sure which ones. You don’t have much time to work on this. You know it is important.
You need to find the answers to a few questions:

  1. How many caregivers are working more than 40 hours on a regular basis?
  2. How much travel time pay will impact your costs?
  3. Does it make sense to introduce a different rate of pay for travel time and in-service training?

The Solution to your problem is just a phone call away.
Working with homecare agencies, I have developed a straight forward process to help you make the right choices for their business. In a few hours, I am able to make specific recommendations. You can then rapidly set up in your payroll.

The Good News – The Department of Labor will only start enforcing the new regulations in mid- November. So this gives you some breathing room to reset your payroll and adjust caregiver pay retroactively.

Get the support you need. Work with an expert who has figured this out. It will take less time and you will feel good about the result. Call me today at 757-303-1635 for a free consultation. 

For more on how to implement overtime for your agency, read the article I published recently on the subject.

You can also check out the Highlights from the Personal Care Provider conference we attended in Williamsburg a few weeks ago.