Wage and Hour

Is An Employment Agreement Necessary for Your Live-ins and Their Relievers?

While you may be compensating your live-ins and relievers with hourly and overtime pay, provide them with their own living quarters, provide an appropriate workweek schedule and use a timesheet, they are still regarded as 24-hour workers without an appropriate employment agreement. This can potentially lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in owed back wages, liquidated damages, and penalties in the face of an audit or class-action lawsuit because you are not able to legally deduct both sleep time and other off-duty time.

Having the appropriate employment agreement between you and your caregiver, allows you to legally classify them as live-ins or relievers based on a work schedule criteria and a work environment criteria, thereby allowing you to take advantage of deductions of both sleep time and other off-duty time.

To help care home owners comply with complex state and federal labor laws, 6Beds has co-authored with Littler Mendelson Law Firm, The Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities (The Guide). The first and only one of its kind, The Guide outlines both federal and state laws that pertain to employing and compensating live-in caregivers and their respective relievers. Most importantly, it contains employment agreements for both live-ins and their relievers, a sample timesheet for documenting hours worked, and also comprehensively covers the work schedule criteria and work environment criteria that must be met in order for your employees to be properly classified as live-in employees.

Wage and Hour Guide

Join us on August 18th in Buena Park (SoCal) for 6Beds’ 2017 ARF and RCFE Annual Conference, where an attorney from Littler Mendelson Law Firm will provide an overview of the labor laws pertinent to our industry and how to comply by using The Guide. Representatives from DOL will also be present to answer your pertinent questions.

2017 ARF & RCFE Annual Conference


Aug 18, 2017: Earn 3 FREE CEUs and More!


AUGUST 18TH 2017

8 AM – 4 PM


Earn 3 FREE CEUs!
Risk Management & Dispute Resolution (2 CEUs)
by Dave Wertzberger
Sierra Professional Insurance Services
Medication Management in Care Transition (1 CEU)
by William Fobi
Fobi Comprehensive Pharmacy, Inc.

How to Legally & Correctly Employ Live-ins
Learn how the Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities — with its industry-specific employment agreements — can help you legally and correctly employ live-ins and their relievers, saving you thousands in hourly labor costs.

Special Guest Speakers

Department of Social Services
Department of Developmental Services
Orange County Regional Center
Department of Labor

Get Your Pressing Questions Answered!
Pick the brains of our guest speakers and 6Beds officers to help you better understand and effectively navigate the laws and regulations that govern our industry.

Have your pressing questions about regulatory compliance, labor issues, timesheets, staffing, insurance, operations, etc. answered by seasoned 6Beds officers/providers.

Connect with Vendors
Receive relevant industry-related professional advice, get the latest industry scoop and receive potential huge savings from our vendor sponsors.

Network with Colleagues
Connect with your fellow operators, both near and far, share ideas and learn from one another how to survive and prosper in our industry.

Complimentary Lunch
Because we ALL deserve a free lunch, from the hard work we do and the care we provide to our communities!

Introducing 6Beds Foundation, Inc.
Learn how to increase your earning potential by partnering your care homes or vacant properties through this innovative community residential care service, founded and supported by our industry’s leading operators.


Ehlers Event Center
Heritage Hall
8150 Knott Ave
Buena Park, CA 90620

While this event is FREE, please reserve your seats as space is limited.