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2-Year Celebration Highlights 6Beds Accomplishments and Visionaries

by Jack Rein
On August the 27th, 6Beds leaders and members gathered at the Embassy Suites Waterfront Hotel in Burlingame to celebrate the culmination of 2 years of hard work and the successful political and operational establishment of the organization as a force in the RCFE and ARF community.

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Led by Gina Wasdyke and Olivia DeAnda — who headed the organizational committee of volunteers — 6Beds members and 6Beds VC members met during the day to discuss the Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities. Presenters included opening remarks by Board Member, Dr. Ron Simpson, followed by Board Member, George Kutnerian, who delivered an illuminating presentation on 6Beds policy and legislative updates. Representatives from the DOL and the DDS gave us their insights on issues relating to personnel and regulatory changes that affect RCFE and ARF operators.

The day conference and the evening gala was attended by more than 500 care homeowners and vendors. The evening gala enjoyed a festive and well-earned evening of dinner, music and dancing in the elegant setting of the hotel’s Ambassador Ballroom.

Highlights of the party included awards to more than 15 outstanding members who have provided incredible service over many decades to the cause of providing personalized, loving care to thousands of residents.

Our 2016 Caregiver of the Year Award was presented with tremendous applause to Flordeliza Pascua for a lifetime of service to the elderly and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness. We cannot begin to express our gratitude to Flordeliza for her incredible dedication and perseverance. The award was one of the highlights of the night!

Other honorees included Eufemia Romero Abaya, Lucy Romero Nicario and Elvira Romero in recognition of more than 50 years of service to the frail and the elderly and adults with developmental disabilities.

Our 30 Year Honorees were Greg and Diana Hernandez (ARF-DD) and Carmelita Pineda (ARF-MI). Other 30 Year Service Awards were presented to Fernando and Lorna Farol, Ovanes and Nazeli Kutnerian and Patrick and Carole Nobis (RCFE).

The city was well represented and plaques of appreciation were presented by San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, Daly City Vice-Mayor David Canepa and Daly City Council Mike Guingona. Other political luminaries included Assembly Member Kevin Mullin, who provided Certificate of Recognition to Honorees.

The keynote speaker at the gala was former California State Assemblyman Robert Wesley Naylor, one of the key members of 6Beds successful and ground-breaking lobbying effort in Sacramento. His upbeat message was a simple one: The RCFE and ARF communities are growing, getting stronger, and the future is extremely bright.

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Keynote speaker – Robert Naylor (6Beds Lead Lobbyist)

Special thanks for this informative day and fabulous night has to go to the Event Committee: Lillie Mauricio, Olivia DeAnda, Angelita Marinda, Dorie Paniza, Menchu Montilla, Ines Otbo, Nestor Uy, Imelda Eusebio, Leni Lacap and Gina Wasdyke. Thanks for all of the hard work, persistence and expertise!

Ferdie Ebio, 6Beds Chief of IT and Multimedia, immortalized the entire day with video and pictures, and they can be seen here.

There is so much to be thankful for and so much work left to do. The “deep breath” that we all took on August 27th showed us the value of intelligent, persistent effort. 6Beds, Inc., now stands as one of the premiere RCFE and ARF organizations in the Western Unites States, due in no small part, to the daily striving for excellence from our Board of Directors, our 6Beds officers, our key position officers, our area leaders and, most importantly, the excellence of our unparalleled members!

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In photo – 6Beds, Inc., Board of Directors and officers L-R Olivia de Anda, George Kutnerian, Jack Rein, Cinty Minnery, Ines Otbo, Roxanne Gould (6Beds Lobbyist), Gina Wasdyke, Ron Simpson, Robert Naylor (Keynote speaker)

Bravo! Thank you! Together, we are looking forward to a great future!

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Aug 27 — 3 FREE CEUs, Wage & Hour Guide, Industry Trends & More!

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6Beds, Inc.
2 Year Anniversary Morning Seminar

Earn 3 FREE CEUs, learn to protect your care home with the Wage and Hour Guide, network with fellow providers and catch the latest RCFE and ARF industry buzz from our top industry and community leaders, public officials, vendors and trusted colleagues.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

8:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Jefferson Union High School District
699 Serramonte Blvd • Daly City, CA 94015

FREE ADMISSION
with complimentary continental breakfast and lunch!

• Earn 3 FREE Continuing Education Units (CEUs)!
Risk Management & Dispute Resolution in a Residential Setting (2hrs)
by David Wetzberger with Sierra Professional
Culture Awareness & Sensitivity in LGBT Communities (1Hr)
by Mrs. Estrella Manio, RN, MS, NP

• Protect your Care Home with the Wage & Hour Guide for RCF
Use this industry-tailored, ground-breaking legal guide to help you avoid and/or protect your care home from costly labor disputes.

• uAttend Employee Fingerprint Time Clock Tracking System
Learn how to automate, simplify and legally keep track of your staff’s working hours with reliable employee time and attendance tracking software and payroll time clocks that help boost workforce productivity.
by uAttend

• What’s Trending and to Come in RCFE and ARF Communities
Get the latest legislative and regulatory scoop from top industry and community leaders, public officials within the RCFE and ARF communities. Have your pressing questions and concerns answered by our leaders who work directly with our lobbyists and public officials at the State Capitol.
GUEST SPEAKERS
Michael Eastwood – Asst. District Director, DOL
Shelton Dent – Acting Asst. Deputy Director, DDS
Stacey Zigler – Reg. Manager – Sacramento, DSS

• Vendor Connect
Connect and consult with various vendors to help manage and maintain your care home.
VENDORS: Sierra Professional Mabuhay Insurance, Vitas Hospice, Solar Universe, Carelink Home Health Care Services, Independent Life Medical Supplies and more…

SEATING IS LIMITED

PLEASE RSVP by AUGUST 20TH
OR CONTACT:

Olivia Deanda 650.787.9742 • oadeanda@6beds.org
Lillie Mauricio 415.420.0389 • tlcelderlycarehome@gmail.com
Dorie Paniza 650.799.5722 • dodorie2000@yahoo.com

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Limited Seating Still Available – RSVP Nov 17 US & State Labor Joint Training

Joint Training with US Department of Labor (DOL) & California Divsion of Labor Standards and Enforcement (DLSE)

Seize this rare opportunity to hear firsthand from DOL and DLSE officials

  1. what is required for compliance by both Federal and State labor laws,
  2. what they look for during a labor audit in the residential care industry and
  3. get your pressing questions answered.

November 17, 2015
9 AM – 4 PM
Rancho Cordova City Hall
2729 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

This event is FREE and open to all.
However seats are limited so please RSVP now.

RSVP Nov 17 - NorCal Federal & State Labor Joint Training

EVENT PROGRAM


9 AM – Registration


10 AM – DOL & DLSE Joint Training

Michael Eastwood
Assistant District Director,
U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division

Patricia Canites
Assistant District Director,
U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division

Benny Cheng
Regional Manager,
Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement

Connor Schmeding
Deputy Labor Commissioner II,
Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement


12 PM – Lunch & Networking


1 PM – DOL & DLSE Joint Training (Continued)


3 PM –  Overview of 6Beds’ Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities in California (The Guide)


The Guide provides a detailed and up-to-date summary of federal and California law to help residential care facilities keep track of and comply with complex wage-and-hour regulations. Residential care facilities have been under increased scrutiny in recent years, particularly in the area of wage and hour compliance. To complicate matters, federal and state laws and regulations continue to evolve at breakneck speed. The Guide provides:

  1. detailed guidelines that keep pace with these legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments, and
  2. includes answers to Frequently Asked Questions,
  3. as well as state-of-the-art sample forms and agreements to help residential care facilities remain in compliance with the ever-changing nature of wage and hour law.

The Guide is co-authored by Littler attorneys Alecia W. Winfield, Tammy D. McCutchen (former U.S. Wage & Hour Administrator), and Ashley J. Brick. A tutorial video also accompanies The Guide to help you better understand how to put The Guide to use.

The Guide is available for purchase to 6Beds members only for a one time investment of $950, which includes all future labor laws updates.

Click here to purchase The Guide.

Not a member of 6Beds, yet? Join us now and be part of a trail-blazing organization — transforming today’s residential care industry to insure affordable, quality residential care for California’s elderly and adults with intellectual disabilities as well as to preserve the integrity and viability of our profession!

Click here to join 6Beds.

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Nov 5 – Federal and State Labor Joint Training Program

November 5, 2015
California Scottish Rite Foundation/Pasadena
150 No. Madison Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

7:30 AM
Open to All
Registration
8:15 AM
Open to All
Welcome & Introduction
Ines Otbo
6Beds Vice President,
Co-Chair Associate Membership and Conference Chairman

Elizabeth Hengstler
6Beds Vice President,
Co-Chair Communications
8:30 AM
Open to All
DOL/DLSE Joint Labor Training
Michael Eastwood
Assistant Director,
U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division

Ralph Valles
Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist,
U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Justin Emerick
Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist,
U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Julie Tarazon
Senior Deputy Labor Commissioner (Supervisor),
State of California, Department of Industrial Relations,
Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement
12:30 PM
Open to All
Lunch, Sponsor Presentation and Networking
1:30 PM
Open to All
Wage and Hour Guide Overview — How it Will Help
Alecia Whitaker Winfield
Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, LA-Century City Location
Ashley Brick
Associate, Littler Mendelson, LA-Century City Location
2:00 PM
Open to All
DOL, DLSE and Littler Joint Q&A Panel Discussion
Cyndy Minnery 6Beds, Inc.MODERATOR
Michael EastwoodDOL
Ralph VallesDOL
Justin EmerickDOL
Julie TarazonDLSE
Alecia Whitaker WinfieldLITTLER
Ashley BrickLITTLER
3:00 PM
Members Only
The Wage and Hour Guide Use Training
Please note, members must purchase The Guide to attend this session.
Alecia Whitaker WinfieldLITTLER
Ashley BrickLITTLER

Download Nov 4 - Federal and State Labor Joint Training Program
DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE PROGRAM

It’s not too late to register and attend this event.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

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Nov 4 – Federal and State Labor Joint Training Program

November 4, 2015
Ronald Reagan Community Center
City of El Cajon Recreation Department
195 E. Douglas Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020

7:30 AM
Open to All
Registration
8:15 AM
Open to All
Welcome & Introduction
Ronald P. Simpson
6Beds SoCal President,
Compliance and Education Director

Cyndy Minnery
6Beds Co-Chair Compliance and Education,
Conference Chairman
8:30 AM
Open to All
DOL/DLSE Joint Labor Training
Michael Eastwood
Assistant Director,
U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division

Rosanna Santana
Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist,
U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Linda Aguilar
Senior Deputy Labor Commissioner (Supervisor),
State of California, Department of Industrial Relations,
Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement
12:30 PM
Open to All
Lunch, Sponsor Presentation and Networking
1:30 PM
Open to All
Wage and Hour Guide Overview — How it Will Help
Alecia Whitaker Winfield
Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, LA-Century City Location
Ashley Brick
Associate, Littler Mendelson, LA-Century City Location
2:00 PM
Open to All
DOL, DLSE and Littler Joint Q&A Panel Discussion
Cyndy Minnery 6Beds, Inc.MODERATOR
Michael EastwoodDOL
Rosanna SantanaDOL
Linda AguilarDLSE
Alecia Whitaker WinfieldLITTLER
Ashley BrickLITTLER
3:00 PM
Members Only
The Wage and Hour Guide Use Training
Please note, members must purchase The Guide to attend this session.
Alecia Whitaker WinfieldLITTLER
Ashley BrickLITTLER

Download Nov 4 - Federal and State Labor Joint Training Program
DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE PROGRAM

It’s not too late to register and attend this event.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

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6Beds Hosts Nation’s First Ever DOL and DLSE Joint Training

6Beds hosted a member-only joint training session provided by the Federal Department of Labor (DOL) and State Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), last Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the South San Francisco Women’s Club in South San Francisco (click here to watch Balitang America’s segment).  This was the first joint training hosted by both labor departments — not just in our industry — but in all industries throughout the nation.

Gina Wasdyke, 6Beds Founder and Legislative Director, and Michael Eastwood, Assistant District Director of Wage and Hour, had been working on an outreach program to help educate care home owners on wage and hour.  Eventually, with the support of Julie Sue, Labor Commissioner, and Benny Cheng, Regional Manager, DLSE , the joint labor training was formalized.  The seasoned trainers were Lilita Hom, Wage and Hour Investigator of DOL and Merly Heras, Deputy Labor Commissioner 1 of DLSE. The atmosphere was relaxed, open and comfortably candid. Question and answers were supposed to be at the end of the training, but the care home owners had so many pressing questions that the presentation was often interrupted.

The first joint training was so successful that the DOL and DLSE will bring a similar training session to Southern California.

Many care home owners who attended the joint training left with a wealth of information, but the biggest challenge they now face is how to implement the nuances of these labor laws.  Fortunately, 6Beds in collaboration with Littler Mendelson — the top labor law firm in the nation — created a solution, The Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities in California (The Guide).

The Guide is an online toolkit — administered by Littler Mendelson — that provides over 40 pages of detailed and up-to-date summary of federal and California law to help residential care facilities keep track of and comply with complex wage-and-hour regulations. Not only did Littler bridge federal and state labor laws in a simple-to-understand material, but it also included court cases that impacts these labor laws. However what most will find invaluable is that The Guide contains DOL-vetted employment agreements for live-in and live-out caregivers including 24 hour shifts.  A timesheet that meets the more stringent California labor guidelines is also included in the Guide.

That being said, The Guide is the only wage and hour guide in our industry that was reviewed and has received valuable input by high level officials from the DOL prior to its launch.

Click here to get your access to The Guide, now!

The Guide will help protect your facility from costly random audits, employee complaint-based audit and private lawsuit.

 

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