DOL and TWC Issues for Homecare Employees


[3687] DOL and TWC Issues for Homecare Employees
A comprehensive review of labor laws affecting you agency.

Presentation Info:

  • TAHC&H 53rd Annual Meeting | Round Rock | Rich-Media Capture | On-Line, On-Demand Access
  • Presentation Date | August 31, 2022

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.5 Clock Hr(s)

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][4]agency responsibilities
  • §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
  • §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management

Program Description: This session covers the basic requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act for paying minimum wage and overtime, as well as exemptions from those laws, as well as recordkeeping, legal issues for wage deductions, best practices for drafting enforceable wage agreements, paying employees on time, and minimizing the risk of wage claims. The speaker will also discuss advanced wage and hour law topics, including minimum wage for the final pay period, how to deal with non-return of company property, the most common pitfalls under the FLSA, and how to handle final pay legally. Finally, the session will address what to do when an audit or wage claim investigation happens, how to appeal adverse rulings, how wage judgments can be enforced by legal authorities, and how to deal with upper management about the importance of following good advice for compliance with the laws.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter(s): Tommy Simmons, Legal Counsel for the Commissioner, Texas Workforce Commission

About the Presenter(s):
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.

[3687] DOL and TWC Issues for Homecare Employees

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