To become a participant, home attendant (HA)/housekeeper (HK)/home health aide (HHA) must have 100 or more "hours worked" per month for two consecutive calendar months. HA /HK will then become a participant one calendar month later.
All HA/HK/HHA employees and their children who are eligible for benefits will be covered directly by the 1199 SEIU Home Care Benefit fund. They will need to pay a $10 weekly premium contribution to continue this coverage.
1. Home Attendants/Housekeepers/Home Health Aides shall receive a Base Rate of Pay of $15.00 for each hour of work for a single client with $0.50 differential for mutual clients under the collective bargaining agreement, regardless of the number of hours completed with the Employer; provided that additional State and Federal funding is approved to support the Wage Increase.
2. HA/HK/HHA who work on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) shall also receive a differential of $1.10 per hour of work up to a maximum of 13 hours.
3. HA/HHA assigned to clients designated, as "Live-In" cases shall receive no less than $15.00 per hour for all hours worked, excluding eight (8) hours of unpaid sleep time and three (3) hours of unpaid duty-free meal time or break periods.
4. Overtime Pay Rate: $22.50 per hour if working over 40 hours per week.
5. Spread of Hours — Those employees whose workday is more than 10 hours may be eligible for an additional hour of pay under the Spread of Hours regulation.
6. Seventh day worked — Those employees who had verified schedules for 7 consecutive days, which would make them eligible for overtime for all the hours worked on the 7th day, regardless of the total number of hours worked during the week.
1. Paid Time Off: HA/HK/HHAs who have completed the 90 days probationary period leave from their initial date of employment shall accrue up to 15 Personal Time Off Days (PTO), 180 hours per fiscal year. PTO will be accrued at the rate of 0.0577 multiplied by the actual number of hours worked, one (1) PTO hour earned for each 17-hour worked per week to a maximum of 3.45 hours per week. "Live-in" cases will accrue PTO based on a twelve (12) hour workday. A maximum of ten (10) PTO days (120 hours) may be carried forward from one fiscal year to another.
2. Annual Leave: Annual Leave is replaced with Paid Time Off.
3. Sick Leave: Sick Leave is replaced with Paid Time Off.
4. Termination: All accrued and unused PTO hours will be paid to the HA/HK/HHA upon termination of employment. A HA/HK/HHA who is terminated for cause is not entitled to receive payment for accrued and unused PTO.
5. Holidays: Eligible HA/HK/HHAs shall be paid holiday only when the holiday falls on a day that the employee is scheduled to work.
Each HA/HK/HHA is eligible for the following holidays:
- New Year's Day *
- Martin Luther King Day
- Memorial Day
- July 4th *
- Labor Day *
- Thanksgiving Day *
- Christmas *
Each HA/HK/HHA who works on those holidays that is designated with an asterisk shall be paid time and one-half as wages for all hours worked.
6. Jury Duty: HA/HK/HHAs are required to serve on jury duty shall receive pay for scheduled work time upon submission of written proof executed by the administrator of the court at the amount equal to their base pay less their pay for jury duty.
7. Bereavement: HA/HK/HHAs may, upon request, receive a maximum of three consecutive days off with pay in the event of death of an immediate family member upon submission of sufficient verification of death.
8. Training: The HA/HK/HHA will receive up to twelve (12)- hour in-service training with pay annually.
9. Family & Medical Leave: In accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), the Agency will grant up to 12 weeks of unpaid family and medical care leave during a 12-month period to eligible HA/HK/HHAs. To be eligible for a family and medical care leave, a HA / HK/HHA must have more than twelve (12) months of employment with the Agency and at least one thousand two hundred fifty (1250) hours of service during the previous twelve months. Eligible HA/HK/HHAs may take an unpaid leave of absence under the following circumstances:
(1) the birth of the HA/HK/HHA's child;
(2) the placement of a child with the HA/HK/HHA for adoption of foster care;
(3) the care of the HA/HK/HHA's spouse, parent or child who has a serious health condition; or (4) because of the HA/HK/HHA's own serious condition. Leave taken in connection with the birth of placement of a child must conclude within twelve (12) months of the birth or placement.
10. Workers' Compensation: HA/HK/HHAs become insured if they meet the statutory requirements.
11. Disability Benefits HA/HK/HHAs become insured if they meet the statutory requirements
12. Paid Family Leave: On 1/1/2018, Paid Family Leave launches in New York State. All CPCHAP eligible Employees will be entitled for the Paid Family Leave that is added to our existing disability insurance policy at the expense of employer.
For Full-time employees- employees with a regular work schedule of 20 or more hours per week-are eligible after 26 consecutive weeks of employment.
Part-time employees- employees with a regular work schedule of less than 20 hours per week- are eligible after working 175 days, which do not need to be consecutive. All eligible employees shall be provided through a short-term disability carrier, Standard Life Insurance Security Health Plan
Provide up to 12 weeks of paid family leave to eligible employees who take time off from work to care for family members.
1. Medical: Eligible HA/HK/HHAs shall be provided Hospital, Medical/Surgical, Optical and Prescription Drugs through the 1199SEIU National Benefit Fund for Home Care Employees.
Co-pay: $10/25 per office visit (PCP/Other).
Note: Starting 11/1/11, HA/HK/HHA will have the choice of two different plans:
Plan A: Member Choice Home Care Select- no co-payments for medical
services or prescriptions.
Plan B: Panel Provider Plan- Co-pay; $5 per office visit.
a. Hospital — Full in-patient hospital care up to 365 days each year. This includes medical and surgical care, maternity care, neonatal care, kidney dialysis, physical therapy and physical medicine. Limited hospital cares for alcohol and/or drug detoxification and mental and nervous disorders. Outpatient hospital care includes emergency room treatment, outpatient surgery, pre-surgical tests, alcohol and drug rehabilitation, chemotherapy and kidney dialysis. Hospice care (up to 210 days) is also provided. Co-pay: $25 per day for inpatient hospital stays, $3 per non-urgent emergency room visit.
b. Medical/surgical —Inpatient and outpatient physician visits, surgical care (outpatient surgery- copay-$0), laboratory testing (copay-$0) and radiology services (copay-$0). Additional benefits include Podiatry (up to 12 visits per year), Home Health Care (up to 200 home health care visits each calendar year, Hospice Care up to 210 days), and Mental Health Care (up to 25 visits per year for psychotherapy and counseling).
c. Prescription Drugs — prescription drug benefits for Home Attendants. Co-pay: $6 for brand name, $3 for generic name.
d. Vision Care — complete eye examination frames and prescribed lenses once every two years.
e. Dental Care — Basic and preventative services, oral exam and X-rays once every six months, dental emergencies, major restorative work, oral surgery, crowns, bridge, dentures and periodontal once every sixty-month period per tooth. Healthplex fee per dental service visit.
f. Life Insurance - $10,000 Term life insurance coverage per employee.
2. Pension The maximum pension available is $250.00 per month after twenty-five years of service. A HA/HK/HHA is eligible after two years of service with 1000 hours of service in a plan year. Minimum $100 per month after 10 years of service.