From: California Department of Social Services
To: IHSS Recipients and Providers
On December 31, 2014, the California Department of Social Services notified the public that implementation of the California In-Home Supportive Services Program’s new overtime, travel and wait time rules was being delayed due to a federal court order. This letter contains further guidance.
In two orders issued December 22, 2014 and January 14, 2015, the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. invalidated the U.S. Department of Labor’s changes to its rules regarding home care workers.
Because of the court’s actions, the federal requirements for overtime and other compensation changes will not go into effect.
Accordingly, the California In-Home Supportive Services Program will not implement payments for overtime, travel, or wait time, and will not implement weekly hour limits.
What this means for recipients:
- You may continue to receive care from your current provider for your monthly approved hours as you did in 2014.
What this means for the providers:
- You will continue to be paid your regular hourly wage as you were in 2014.
The IHSS program will notify you if there is any change to payroll policy or procedures in the future.
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