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DOL Fair Labor and Standards Act Home Care Rule

September 17, 2013: The US Department of Labor (external link) published a new rule to the Fair Labor and Standards Act which focuses on guaranteeing minimum wage and overtime for home care workers including those in the Direct Service Workforce. This rule will go into effect January 1, 2015. See the DSW Public Calendar (external link) for information on DOL Webinars (external link) in October 2013 about the new rule. DOL has created a We Count on Home Care Web Portal (external link) with information and resources for workers, individuals and families, and agencies and other employers. The DSW Resource Center created a Home Care Rule Page with information and resources related to this announcement. Contact the DSW Resource Center if your state would like to request technical assistance preparing to implement this rule.

New Resources

PHI State Data Center (external link)
In collaboration with the DSW Resource Center, PHI has created this database of state profiles of the direct service workforce. Recent Upgrades include information on state training requirements and the ability to download charts or share information through social media. Please explore and use this resource.

New Resources • Self-Direction Program Options for Medicaid Payments in the Implementation of the Fair Labor Standards Act Regulation Changes



Upcoming Events Calendar

This shows events offered by the DSW Resource Center as well as events and conferences that may be of interest. For more information on upcoming webinars, please see the Webinars/Calls Page.

DSW Resource Center Calendar (external link)




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Check out the Winter 2014 edition of the DSW Resource Center newslettter!

The DSW Resource Center has published a White Paper summarizing this summer's webinar series.

The US Department of Labor (external link) announced a new rule to the Fair Labor and Standards Act which focuses on guaranteeing minimum wage and overtime for home care workers including those in the Direct Service Workforce. This rule will go into effect January 1, 2015. The DSW Resource Center created a Home Care Rule Page with information and resources related to this announcement.

We released two new Starter Kits for NWD/SEP Systems including ADRCS. Starter Kit for No Wrong Door/ Single Entry Point Systems Working to Strengthen the Home and Community-Based Direct Service Workforce and Starter Kit for NWD/SEPs: Design Considerations for Publicly-Funded Matching Service Registries for Home and Community Services.

We published Coverage of Direct Service Workforce Continuing Education and Training within Medicaid Policy and Rate Setting - A Toolkit which presents strategies and methods for covering the cost of continuing education and training for the DSW.

We released the report from the DSW Core Competency Road Map Phase 3A. It includes the DSW Core Competency Set.

The PHI State Data Center (external link) has been updated and upgraded. Check it out and Read More (external link) about the changes.
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