Caregiver Pay Rule Enforcement Delayed

The Obama administration is expected to delay the enforcement of the new FLSA rule until July 2015. Of course the law will still take effect January 1, 2015. The new law will effect many host homes in our state and across the nation if the host home provider is currently being contracted to provide the service. It is a great step forward for caregivers who are not currently receiving basic labor protection, but it is also scary to think that people with disabilities may lose longtime caregivers due to the the funding sources not being enough to cover a 24/7 employee with benefits. It will be interesting to see how providers work through this dramatic change.