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Lightbourne Director's Alternate Decision

Many of you had caseworkers reduce IHSS hours for times when a "non provider" parent was present in the home. Read this Director's Alternate decision from an administrative law hearing in which Larry Rosen participated as an advocate.

New FLSA & SB 855 Requirements

Below are highlights from CDSS presentation regarding the new FLSA & SB 855 Requirements. You can download the full presentation at the bottom of this page. The final stakeholder discussion group pertaining to the implementation of the new IHSS overtime rules will be held on August 15, 2014.

Cuts to IHSS Will Affect 270K Women

A state known for it's progressive history of gender equality seems to be taking a step backwards as Governor Brown's budget proposes capping IHSS caregivers' hours. This will affect the income of nearly 270,000 women working as caregivers under California's IHSS program.

Brown's Overtime Prohibition for IHSS Workers

On January 9, Governor Jerry Brown unveiled a proposal that would prohibit IHSS works from working over 40 hours a week. The overtime prohibition would cover all IHSS caregivers.

Proposed Regulations Attempt to Define Full Time Employment

For the first time IHSS is attempting to define full time employment. For years, caseworkers have been wrongly reducing or denying IHSS hours because two parents were present in the home. Current statute allows for parents meeting specific criteria to be paid parent-providers, with no restrictions for two-parent households. Current regulations, however, deduct time from the parent-provider’s IHSS hours when the non-provider parent is in the home.

New Federal Rules Require Overtime Pay for Caregivers Nationwide

US Department of Labor announced new regulations that will require overtime pay for the estimated 2 million IHSS workers nationwide. This includes the nearly 360,000 caregivers in California's taxpayer-funded In-Home Supportive Services program. The new regulations won't take affect until January 1, 2015.

San Diego IHSS Workers Receive Pay Increase

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers reached an agreement with San Diego County yesterday for their first raise in more than four years. Wages for the workers will increase to $9.85 from $9.50 an hour.

Tricare Changes Would Limit ABA for Military Families

Starting July 25, Tricare is requiring children with autism to undergo standardized testing every six months and show measurable progress in order to receive applied behavior analysis therapy(ABA).

Home Care Worker Sues County

In the Case Guerrero vs. Superior Court, the state Supreme Court has left intact a ruling allowing a caretaker to sue Sonoma County after her disabled client failed to pay her.

Governor Brown Cuts IHSS Hours by 8% Starting July 1, 2013

Governor Brown signs SB 67 IHSS Court Settlement Bill making official temporary 8% across-the-board cut in hours for all IHSS recipients beginning July 1st, 2013, followed by 7% cut next year...

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