Employment Law for Home Care and Hospice - Get the Facts!
The most important compliance issues for payroll and HR in Texas, as well as the most important and useful best practices for employers to follow...
NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 2/25/2019 This program was presented on 02/14/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Winter Policy Conference in Austin.
It is one of 9 presentations captured and produced for online access.
- Presentation Date: February 14, 2019
- TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Winter Policy Conference | Austin
Subscription Type: Individual
- TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements
for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
- §558.259[d]agency responsibilities
- §558.260[a]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
Program Description: There are many situations that may appear to be unique to home care, but don’t be fooled … employment law does not make
any exceptions for this industry. In addition to a survey of the most significant hiring, policy, and work separation issues, and an update on how the agencies and courts have been
ruling on employment claims and lawsuits, Mr. Simmons offers a detailed look at common wage and hour law problem areas such as:
- exempt vs. non-exempt employees
- on-call time
- travel time
- deductions from pay
- hourly vs. contract workers
- companionship exemption
- final pay issues
This program presents the most important compliance issues for payroll and HR in Texas, as well as the most
important and useful best practices for employers to follow in order to minimize the risk of employment claims and lawsuits.
Program Learning Outcome:
- Participants will identify how to remain in compliance with wage and hour laws.
TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Tommy Simmons, Senior Legal Counsel to Chair Ruth Hughs, Commissioner Representing Employers, Texas Workforce Commission
About the Presenter:
Tommy Simmons serves as legal counsel for the Commissioner representing
employers at the Texas Workforce Commission, where he advises the Commissioner on final-level unemployment and wage claim appeals, assists
business groups with employment-related legislation, and counsels employers on Texas and federal employment laws. He is the author of the
book, “Especially for Texas Employers,” and is also the editor of the Employment Law Handbook of the Texas Association of Business. In 2012,
the Texas Association of Business presented Mr. Simmons with its Lifetime Friend of Employers Award.
 Employment Law for Home Care and Hospice - Get the Facts!