NAMPA, ID (November 17, 2015) — In-home care franchise company Assisting Hands Home Care announced that it is continuing to promote and preserve the interests of franchising by protecting their client families’ access to affordable home care in a time of turbulent political regulations.
While in Washington D.C. in September attending the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) Leadership Conference, as well as the Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting, Assisting Hands representatives were able to advocate in favor of fair workplace and labor policies.
Policy makers are considering altering the Joint Employer Standard, which has historically recognized the differences between franchisee and franchisor. A recent bill could remove franchise protections, imposing the same requirements that larger parent companies face upon small business owners. In-home care is particularly vulnerable to changes because many of its employees are part-time workers.
“By adopting this law, Congress would guarantee the elimination of thousands of jobs across the U.S.,” said Lane Kofoed, president and CEO of Assisting Hands. “That’s why we felt it was imperative to converge on Capitol Hill and demonstrate how the changes to overtime regulations and minimum wage requirements would impact our franchisees. The ramifications of such a decision could be dire.”
To learn more about this issue and others currently facing franchising, go to www.franchise.org/labor-workforce-policy.
About Assisting Hands Home Care
Assisting Hands Home Care began in 2005 and is based upon Dr. Gail Silverstein’s behind-the-scenes knowledge of the healthcare industry, coupled with her personal experience in helping her aging father at home. Dr. Silverstein created Assisting Hands and began franchising in 2006. Assisting Hands offers a comprehensive menu of services that includes non-medical companionship and personal care services, skilled nursing, and total care management, which fill the gap between living at home with dignity, and the need for institutionalized medical care. Single and multi-unit franchises are available, and franchisees may manage more than one franchise territory out of a single service office. To learn more, call 866-924-2442 or visit www.assistinghands.com.