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WEBINAR: Explaining the Legal Ramifications of the Home Care Wage Rule

November 6, 2015

The National Employment Law Project (NELP) will delve into the legal ramifications of the federal rule change extending wage protections to home care workers during a December 3 webinar.

Participants in the webinar will explain the basics of the new rule, which will extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers under federal labor law for the first time.

They will also examine the ways in which the rule interacts with state wage laws as well as state Medicaid programs.

The rule change officially took effect on October 13, but the U.S. Department of Labor will not begin to enforce it until November 12, at which point it will use “prosecutorial discretion” in choosing whether to enforce the rule. Full enforcement begins on January 1, 2016.

NELP Program Director Cathy Ruckelshaus will moderate the webinar. Featured speakers include:

  • Sarah Leberstein, NELP
  • Renee Gerni, SEIU
  • Artemio Guerra, Getman & Sweeney, PLLC
  • Sally Dworak-Fisher, Public Justice Center
  • Derek Braziel, Lee & Braziel, LLP

Registration is available online.

— by Matthew Ozga

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