Partnership provides TAHC access to online resources that aid compliance with federal and state employment laws
(November 15, 2019) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has entered into a partnership with the Tennessee Association for Home Care (TAHC), a non-profit organization representing home health agencies, to provide its members with resources for managing compliance and minimizing litigation risk.
Littler will provide TAHC with its Home Care Toolkit, a web-based tool to help companies comply with state and federal rules in the heavily regulated home care industry and to provide employers with informative guidelines and helpful forms and training materials. TAHC members who opt-in will have access, at a discounted rate, to materials covering the entire employment lifecycle, from onboarding to end of employment, as well as timesheets for live-in and hourly caregivers and compensation agreements for non-exempt employees and non-exempt live-in and extended shift caregivers.
“We are excited to partner with the leading labor and employment firm to provide our members with the option of a cost effective and valuable resources to help them manage litigation risk and remain compliant with the patchwork of pertinent Tennessee and federal laws,” said Maegan Carr-Martin, TAHC Executive Director.
Littler’s Home Care Toolkit will also provide TAHC with access to model policies and forms related to travel time, remote work, time reporting, off-the-clock work and treatment of sleeping time. Other resources include a survey of state laws about home care companions and other domestic workers; training presentations on wage and hour issues; agency investigations and other areas impacting the industry; guidelines to help small businesses comply with federal employment laws; a summary of compensation options for non-exempt home care workers; and multistate Littler GPS Surveys providing updated tracking of state and federal employment laws.
“As the regulatory landscape grows increasingly complex, it is more important than ever that home care companies fully grasp and comply with the relevant labor and employment laws,” said Angelo Spinola, shareholder in Littler’s Atlanta office and the toolkit’s creator. “We’re thrilled to help TAHC members improve their compliance efforts and establish effective workplace policies to help grow their businesses.”
The Littler Home Care Toolkit is part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to providing practical, innovative solutions to employers of all sizes in various industries. The firm’s forward-thinking approach has drawn accolades from major organizations that recognize legal innovation, including the Financial Times, National Law Journal, Association of Corporate Counsel, International Legal Technology Association, College of Law Practice Management and Fastcase 50.
About The Tennessee Association for Home Care
The Tennessee Association for Home Care, Inc. was incorporated in 1981 as a non-profit group committed to home health agencies in Tennessee. Over the years, the Association expanded its mission to include representation of all home care providers operating in Tennessee – home health agencies (medicare-certified and private duty); hospice organizations; and personal support service agencies. Representing the full spectrum of home care services in our State gives us a broad vision for improving, standardizing and lobbying for changes to help Tennesseans remain in their homes for both short and long term care and support.
With more than 1,500 labor and employment attorneys in offices around the world, Littler provides workplace solutions that are local, everywhere. Our diverse team and proprietary technology foster a culture that celebrates original thinking, delivering groundbreaking innovation that prepares employers for what’s happening today, and what’s likely to happen tomorrow.