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Upcoming Department of Labor Changes Affecting Personal Care Services: What CILs Need to Know

New Community Opportunities Center Presents…A National Webinar 

November 19, 2014; 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Please Note: This is not a webinar hosted by NCIL. Please direct all questions to Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU).

Logo - ILRUOn January 1, 2015, a new Department of Labor (DOL) rule will go into effect that will change the rules surrounding the companionship and live-in worker exemptions for domestic service workers. It is vital that CILs understand where they need to review their operations and approaches and where they need to take action to come into compliance with this new rule.

Please join ILRU November 19th to learn about the new Home Care Rule and changes affecting personal care services. This webinar, presented in collaboration with the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services, will 1) provide an overview of the DOL’s new Fair Labor Standards Act Home Care Rule and assess how the rule could impact CILs, particularly CILs that provide personal care services, 2) cover DOL Administrator’s Interpretations 2014-1 and 2014-2 on shared living and joint employment, and factors that affect joint employment in self direction and direct services, and 3) discuss the latest non-enforcement announcement and how it may impact CILs across the nation. 

Registration Fee: There is no charge, but space is limited, so register today!

Target Audience: CIL and SILC staff and board members

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the training, participants will have knowledge and resources that will enable them to:

  • Describe an overview of the Home Care Rule and changes affecting personal care services
  • Explain how the home care rule could impact CILs that provide personal care services
  • Explain the latest non-enforcement announcement and how it may impact CILs across the nation

Meet Your Presenter

Mollie Murphy is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Annkissam, a company providing custom software and technology and operations consulting for mission-driven organizations. In addition to her role as CEO of Annkissam, Ms. Murphy serves as the Financial Management Services Director at the National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services at Boston College. Ms. Murphy has a nationally recognized expertise in Financial Management Services for participant direction programs. Prior to co-founding Annkissam, Ms. Murphy served as the lead participant direction tax policy expert for the largest national Financial Management Services provider. Ms. Murphy has supported Financial Management Service providers to develop robust Policy and Procedure manuals, re-engineer processes to improve tax compliance while enhancing participant satisfaction, implement software to manage FMS and improve data management and operations. She has worked with states to develop Financial Management Services programs from their inception and to improve services and processes for existing Financial Management Services programs. Ms. Murphy serves on an interagency workgroup with the Internal Revenue Service to support tax policy development for United States Financial Management Services providers.

Presented by New Community Opportunities Center: Support is provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. No official endorsement of the Department of Education should be inferred. The New Community Opportunities Center is a national training and technical assistance project for centers for independent living and statewide independent living councils (H400B100003). The New Community Opportunities Center is operated by Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU). ILRU is a program of TIRR Memorial Hermann, a nationally recognized rehabilitation center for persons with disabilities.

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