Posts Tagged overtime

Working together for a better IHSS payroll system

As caregivers, we work hard for our clients, and count on our pay to help us provide for our families. When our IHSS paychecks are late or our timesheets are delayed, we struggle to make ends meet. In August, UDW and other homecare unions began asking IHSS providers to complete a survey to share our most pressing concerns with the IHSS timesheet and payroll system. Within three months, thousands of providers from across the state responded, and the results were clear: Over 50% of participants are dissatisfied with the timesheet process About 75% had their paychecks delayed at least once […]

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Homecare workers eligible for overtime pay for the first time in history

Homecare workers eligible for overtime pay for the first time in history

For Immediate Release Monday, February 1, 2016 After decades of exclusion and years of advocacy, IHSS homecare workers in California now eligible for overtime pay Sacramento – Today is a monumental day for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) homecare workers throughout California. For the first time in history, caregivers for hundreds of thousands of seniors and people with disabilities statewide will be eligible to receive overtime pay. IHSS workers will also be paid for time spent traveling between homecare clients and for time spent accompanying their clients to medical appointments – work time that was previously uncompensated. “This day has been […]

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Travel time pay

Travel time pay

Beginning February 1, 2016, IHSS providers who travel between more than one client in the same day will be eligible to be paid for the time spent traveling between the two clients, up to seven hours per workweek. Travel time does not include the time it takes a provider to travel from his or her own home to the location where he or she provides services for a recipient or back home after the work is completed. The provider will get paid for actual travel time regardless of the method of travel used (driving a car, taking public transit, walking, […]

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Important exemption to overtime workweek limit for IHSS providers who also provide Waiver Personal Care Services (WPCS)

Important exemption to overtime workweek limit for IHSS providers who also provide Waiver Personal Care Services (WPCS)

UDW continues to urge the state to bring peace of mind to the small number of IHSS providers who would be negatively impacted by the new overtime pay rules and workweek limits. Recently, we announced the categorical exemption, which allows eligible parent and grandparent providers of IHSS to work up to 90 hours per week and still receive overtime pay. Today, we are happy to share the WPCS exemption policy from the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). This policy will impact IHSS providers who also provide Waiver Personal Care Services (WPCS). DHCS may allow you to work up to […]

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Good news for IHSS parent and grandparent providers!

Good news for IHSS parent and grandparent providers!

Overtime for IHSS providers was a hard fought, much deserved victory for us all. Finally, after decades of exclusion from this basic labor protection, homecare providers, like most other workers, will be paid time and a half for overtime hours starting February 1, 2016. UDW has been working hard to make sure overtime is a benefit that will help improve the lives of all IHSS providers and their families. The new overtime workweek limits have been a concern for a relatively small number of family providers who work very high hours every week. Some of these providers are parents who […]

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