Overtime Pay for Home Care Workers

How will your agency be impacted?

On Friday August 21, 2015 a federal appeals court reinstated wage rules that guarantee overtime pay for home care workers and minimum wage protections.  No date has been set for when the new rule will be enabled, but, pending an appeal, it could be sooner than later. QuickSolvePlus already has SLS OT tools that you will need!

QSP OT Toolbox

In anticipation of this overtime rule being effective last January, QSP currently has tools available to help reduce your SLS overtime exposure through effective scheduling and maximizing overtime exempt rules, such as Sleep hours and 5 Consecutive Night Shift Rule. Some tools and optional settings include:

  1. Customizing and defining your OT work week
  2. Set SLS OT weekly caps for clients and workers
  3. Set IHSS weekly caps for clients and workers
  4. Optional Co-Employer with IHSS setting
  5. Scheduling restrictions based on OT caps
  6. Reformatted Reports to account for OT: Simple TC’s, PPR and CPPR

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Our mobile time clock is another effective feature in overtime management by providing real-time insight into staff and client schedules by alerting office personnel of early and late clock ins and outs. QSClock adds an additional level of accountability and accuracy so you know where (GPS locator) and when (early/late/no clock notifications) you’re staff are in relation to the scheduled shifts. Check out more details here.


It’s vital that every shift on the QSP calendar is accurate, especially with appointments that are shared: One worker : Multiple clients. When a change needs to be made to an existing shared shift, QSP prompts you to choose if you want to save the edit for all linked client shifts. So, if client A and B share staff C from 8p-8a, and you replace staff C with staff D, QSP wants to know if staff D is serving both client A and B like the shift was setup. If YES, it will update the shared shift appropriately. If NO, staff D is not serving A and B, then QSP will adjust the service type from 1:2 to 1:1. If edited from client A’s calendar view, then staff D will stay linked to A, while client D will display an un-staffed appointment. Watch to see this in action!

In situations where two clients are frequently associated with one another, especially if they share staff, linking client profiles together in QSP can be a huge help! When scheduling Shared appointments, instead of having to scroll through a comprehensive list of clients to link that shift too, having clients linked by their profile will make that task more inviting!


Our industry is every-changing, which is why we prize ourselves on our ability to provide tailored supports to each one of our consumers. When it comes to adding or editing the type of service a client receives, there is only one spot that needs that data in order to communicate it everywhere else that needs it. This tutorial shows you how this is done, and how it impacts schedule creation. Adding the type of service(s) a client receives is an important first step when adding a new client into the database, and aids in the many program filters that are rampant throughout QSP, which quickly and easily separate your agencies multiple programs. Serve on!