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April 11 – Attend DOL/DLSE Labor Training for ARF & RCFE

Wage and hour non-compliance is a very serious and costly matter that may one day ruin your business and personal finance, regardless of your business’s legal entity.

6Beds DOL/DLSE Labor Training for ARF and RCFE

Ensure the longevity of your care home(s) and the vital services you provide to our communities by learning and correctly applying the labor laws that regulate our industry.

Don’t let this happen to you:

Attend 6Beds’ Joint DOL/DLSE Labor Training on April 11, during 6Beds’ 4th Annual Advocacy Day, on April 11th at the California Chamber of Commerce in Sacramento, at the Esquire Plaza

Registration is from 7AM – 8AM. Main event is from 8AM – 5PM.

This labor training is open to all providers. Reserve your seats today as we have almost filled our venue’s 140 seating capacity.

Please note, if you have already reserved your seats for the April 11 Advocacy Day, your seats are already reserved and you do not need to reserve your seats again.


It is not often that we get both the DOL (Federal) and DLSE (State) to present labor training exclusively for residential care facilities. To fully understand the labor laws that govern our daily operations — especially when employing live-ins — a thorough understanding of federal laws that regulate sleep-time credit and off-duty hours along with California’s Industrial Welfare Commision (IWC) Order No.5 is needed.

Field officers from both agencies will present a unified perspective on the federal and state labor codes that regulate the residential care industry. Learn the various caregiver classifications and their respective requirements to legally receive credit for sleep-time hours and other off-duty hours as governed by federal labor laws. Learn the complex California overtime rules and IWC No.5 labor codes to help you properly schedule staffing and provide correct payment of hourly wages.



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April 10 – Support 6Beds Sponsor AB 2744: Referral Agency Bill

After more than one unsuccessful attempt by other groups at passing referral agency legislation, 6Beds is taking the lead in sponsoring Assembly Bill 2744 – Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Referral Agency.

6Beds Sponsors AB 2744 Referral Agency Bill

AB 2744 is co-authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes and Assemblymember Blanca Rubio to bring about much needed regulations and accountability to referral agencies.

If you have ever been wronged or have been taken advantage of by a referral agency, now is your chance to take a stand and make a difference!

AB 2744 will first be heard by the Legislature on April 10 at 1:30 PM in room 437 at the Capitol. Please join our 6Beds leaders to support this bill.

While not all referral agencies are predatory — as many do really help to place clients fairly into appropriate homes — there are those (we won’t name them here) who have really exploited their marketing and technological positions to exert dominance over this industry’s referral services. In the process, they’ve taken shortcuts to place clients in care homes, charge exorbitant referral fees, are unyielding in their approach to getting paid regardless of extenuating circumstances, are under-trained in our industry’s practices and regulations, and above all, do not completely disclose their marketing practices to their clients.

AB 2744 will require registration of all referral agencies (person or entity that provides referrals for a fee) with DSS and will impose various regulations to ensure fair and transparent dealings with clients and facilities. The bill has many provisions. Click here to read them in their entirety. Below are some provisions deemed noteworthy by the bill’s author:


(a) A referral agency shall not provide a referral to a facility unless registered with the department pursuant to this section.


(a) Before providing a referral, a referral agency shall provide the client with a disclosure that includes all of the following in clear language:
(6) A statement as to whether the referral agency has visited the facility or communicated with another referral agency or health care professional who has visited the facility.
(7) A list of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all the facilities to which the referral agency has supplied the name of the client or the potential resident.
(10) A description of the training the referral agency has provided or required of employees pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 1569.907.

1569.903. If the referral agency has an Internet Web site, it shall prominently display on the first page, prior to the client being asked to sign up for services or agree to terms, all of the following:

(b) The statement: “If you are referred to a residential care facility for the elderly, the facility you use may be required to pay the referral agency a fee.”

1569.905. A referral agency shall not do any of the following:

(a) Sell placement information to a facility or marketing affiliate without obtaining affirmative consent from the client each time the information is sold.
(d) Hold any power of attorney for a client or potential resident or hold that person’s property in any capacity.

1569.906. An employee of a referral agency who will be in direct contact with the potential resident shall be required to obtain either a criminal record clearance or a criminal record exemption from the department before his or her initial contact with a potential resident, as provided in Section 1569.17.


(a) A contract between a referral agency and a facility shall include all of the following:
(b) (1) If a referred client decides not to use the facility, the facility is entitled to a refund of 100 percent of the referral fee, if paid by the facility.
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (1), if the potential resident leaves the facility for any reason, including death, referral fees that have been paid by a facility shall be refunded as follows:
(A) During the first month of residency, the facility shall be entitled to a refund of at least 80 percent of the referral fee.
(B) During the second month of residency, the facility shall be entitled to a refund of at least 60 percent of the referral fee.
(C) During the third month of residency, the facility shall be entitled to a refund of at least 40 percent of the referral fee.
(c) A facility may rely on the client’s written declaration as to which referral agency the client used and shall not be required to pay a fee to any other referral agency.

Again, to better understand and fully grasp AB 2744, please read its full description and provisions by clicking here.



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Attend April 11 – 6Beds Advocacy Day with Labor Training & Workshop for RCFE & ARF

April 11 - 6Beds Advocacy Day - Sacramento

6Beds Advocacy Day
APRIL 11, 2018
California Chamber of Commerce
Esquire Plaza
1215 K St., Suite 1400
Sacramento, CA 95814



Yes, it’s that time of the year again! 6Beds is hosting its 4th Annual Advocacy Day Conference in Sacramento on April 11th.

This year, 6Beds is sponsoring AB 2744 – RCFE Referral Agencies, co-authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes and Assemblymember Blanca Rubio, advocating for much needed regulations for predatory referral agencies.

We are also moving forward with AB 1437 – Modernizing Regulations, our very first sponsored bill, co-authored by Assemblymember Jim Paterson and Senator Scott Wiener.

6Beds is also co-sponsoring AB 3098 – Emergency Plans, authored by Assemblymember Laura Friedman. In addition, 6Beds is also lobbying to expand government funded programs, such as the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW), for both RCFE and ARF.

Join us in support of these much needed initiatives to protect as well as provide housing and care to our residents, especially with the growing need for our services amidst California’s daunting housing crisis.

Our guest speakers this year are:

  • Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), Chair of Senate Committee on Human Services
  • Deputy Director Pam Dickfoss, DSS Community Care Licensing Division
  • Senator Joel Anderson (D-San Diego)
  • and more…

While 6Beds leaders and lobbyists advocate at the Capitol, a Joint DOL/DLSE Labor Compliance Training will be held at the California Chamber of Commerce at the Esquire Plaza in downtown Sacramento.

We invite all operators to attend this session to learn what you need to know to comply with both federal and state labor laws that govern our care homes.

This training session is FREE to all operators!

In addition, we invite current 6Beds members to attend our very first Wage and Hour Compliance Workshop for Residential Care Facilities that builds on top of the DOL/DLSE labor training.

It will help you learn how to comply with the labor laws to optimize delivery of care while legally minimizing your labor costs. We will deconstruct a typical work week staffing schedule, analyze it for compliance violations and costs, then apply compliance solutions and optimizations.

If you have live-ins or plan to employ them as part of your care solution, DO NOT miss this compliance workshop (current 6Beds membership required)!

Contact us to learn more about this workshop.


Seats are limited to our venue’s 140 seating capacity.
Reserve yours today as these will go fast.