The Wage and Hour Guide and Sample Agreements for Residential Care Facilities will be available on August 1, 2015, for a one-time investment of $950 to 6Beds members, only. All future updates will be provided — free of charge — to all current standing members.
6Beds’ Board of Directors deliberated the value of this document — along with a complimentary training session — based on the cost (both time and money) spent by various legal experts at Littler Mendelson and select 6Beds officers. For those members who believe they should get this guide for free, the Board has determined that $950 is a very reasonable and fair price, considering that many in our profession have paid over $5,000 to $10,000 to have attorneys prepare a 24-Hour Caregiver Live-In Agreement — which nowhere nears the extensive research and industry-customization Littler has invested in producing our latest labor compliance guide. That being said, 6Beds’ Wage and Hour Guide and Sample Agreements for Residential Care Facilities will be the new state of the art standard for California’s residential care industry, to come. It is authored and backed by the world’s top labor law firm, designed specifically for residential care facilities.
We understand that $950 is not a trivial sum. However, no one in our profession can obtain such in-depth and industry-relevant legal guidelines and sample agreements (along with annual updates) from an attorney at that price. This is a small investment considering the value it affords in significantly lowering the risk from a costly random audit, complaint-based audit or labor-related lawsuit.
In time, as more residential care facilities use this guideline and maintain compliance with federal and California labor laws, it is our understanding that the rampant audits and lawsuits will diminish significantly.