CDCAN: LINK TO PRESENTATION SLIDES (19 PAGE PDF DOCUMENT) FOR TODAY’S (JULY 29TH) IHSS OVERTIME STAKEHOLDER MEETING FOCUSING ON NEW TIMESHEETS

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN LAST UPDATED 07/29/2014 – 12:52 PM) – Here is the link to the 19 page presentation slides that will be presented during the July 29th public stakeholder meeting on IHSS overtime, focusing on the new timesheets:  http://www.cdss.ca.gov/agedblinddisabled/res/fedOT/IHSS_TIMESHEET_Stakeholder_Meeting_(7-29-14).pdf     As previously reported, the second in a series of three public stakeholder meetings on … Continue reading

CDCAN: IHSS OVERTIME STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS BY DEPT OF SOCIAL SERVICES SET FOR JULY 28, 29 & AUG 11TH

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN LAST UPDATED 07/23/2014 – 06:37 AM) – The Department of Social Services, the state agency that oversees statewide the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program that serves over 460,000 children and adults with disabilities, mental health needs, the blind and seniors, is convening three public stakeholder meetings at the Department of Social Services … Continue reading

DRC: New IHSS Overtime Rules: What Do the New Rules Mean for Consumers?

Courtesy of Deborah Doctor, Disability Rights California, here is DRC’s take on the Budget Act and trailer bill on IHSS Fair Labor Standards:   In short, for the first time, IHSS workers will be able to get overtime if they work more than 40 hours (for one or more consumers) in a week.  The state budget … Continue reading

CDCAN: LEGISLATURE FINISHES WORK ON BUDGET – PASSES MAIN BUDGET BILL AND ALSO 16 BUDGET TRAILER BILLS IMPACTING IHSS/SLS OVERTIME, CHILD CARE, MEDI-CAL, EARLY START ELIGIBILITY RESTORATION, PACE PROVIDER INCREASES

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN – LAST UPDATED 06/15/2014  09:15 PM) – The California Legislature completed final action on the state budget, passing earlier the main budget bill, SB 852, and later in the evening, final passage of 16 budget trailer bills.      The Assembly, which convened just after 4 PM Sunday afternoon, completed action on all budget … Continue reading

CDCAN: IHSS WORKER OVERTIME BUDGET TRAILER BILL RELEASED – WOULD APPEAR TO PUT IN PLACE 66 HOUR CAP THOUGH PROVIDES FOR EXCEPTIONS

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN – LAST UPDATED 06/14/2014  05:57 AM) –  The budget related language from the Brown Administration and drafted by legislative budget staff dealing with implementation of allowing for overtime pay for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers beginning January 1, 2015 to comply with the new federal Department of Labor regulations was released early … Continue reading

SacBee: Budget deal to reject home-care overtime restrictions

The budget pact coming together at the state Capitol will reject limits on overtime for in-homecare workers sought by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown’s $107.8 billion general fund plan capped the number of hours for in-home workers, with the goal of preventing payments required by federal regulations set to take effect next January. The administration had warned that … Continue reading

Huff Post: Income Inequality Among America’s Seniors Means It’s Not Time to Cut the Safety Net

Kevin Prindiville - 5th Annual LAAAC Aging Summit

Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director, The National Senior Citizens Law Center  Two weeks ago, a USA Today story revealed that the U.S. has the fourth most uneven income distribution in the developed world. We rank just behind Chile, Mexico, and Turkey with one of the developed world’s largest income gaps. While income inequality in America is not news, few are … Continue reading

CDCAN: BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MET MONDAY COVERING HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENDA ITEMS

From our colleagues at CDCAN:  Will Meet Next On Wednesday But Not Before 11 AM For First Run Through On Remaining 5 Agendas Including Education Nearly All Items Including Those Impacting SSI/SSP State Cost of Living Adjustment Restoration, Medi-Cal Rates and Certain “Optional Benefits” Restorations, Supported Employment Rates Kept “Open” For Later Discussion and Action … Continue reading

CDCAN: ASSEMBLY BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STAFF RECOMMENDS REJECTION OF GOVERNOR’S IHSS WORKER CAP AND RESTORATION OF 7% IHSS RECIPIENT HOUR REDUCTIONS; RECOMMENDS EARLY START RESTORATION – OTHER REGIONAL CENTER ITEMS MIRROR ACTIONS TAKEN IN SENATE

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN – LAST UPDATED 05/23/2014  10:40 AM) – The budget staff of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #1 on Health and Human Services, chaired by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (Democrat – San Diego, 79th Assembly District), have recommended that the subcommittee several actions that mirror what their Senate counterpart did earlier this week, including a … Continue reading

CDCAN: SENATE BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE #3 STAFF RECOMMENDS REJECTION OF GOVERNOR’S IHSS WORKER 40 HOUR CAP PROPOSAL AND RESTORATION OF 7% IHSS CUT TO RECIPIENTS

SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN – LAST UPDATED 05/21/2014 10:40 AM) – The Senate Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services will take action this morning on Governor Brown’s controversial proposal to cap In-Home Supportive Service (IHSS) worker hours to 40 hours per week to avoid triggering new federal over-time regulations that are scheduled to go … Continue reading

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