DODD administrative rule change would restrict hours IPs can work
February 1, 2017 / independent providers
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (“DODD”) wants to pay less in overtime pay to independent providers across the state. To do this, they have proposed a new administrative rule that would restrict the number of hours these home care workers can work in a work week. This rule was proposed after the federal government made changes under the Fair Labor Standards Act that extended rights to overtime pay and other labor protections to home care workers.
This proposed rule could change things in the whole service system for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. If you want to express your views on this proposed rule, DODD is holding a public hearing on February 9, 2017, at 10 a.m. Directions to testify in person or to submit written testimony can be found here. You can also contact your state senator and representative directly.