Update on DSP Standard Occupational Category

If unanimous decisions are a rarity in the Virginia General Assembly, they are almost unheard of in Washington and this week HB2941 to establish a Standard Occupational Category for DSP passed out of the House Education and Workforce Committee unanimously!    We have sent Ranking Member Scott our thanks as a follow-up to the letter many […]

Update on DOL Overtime Rule Effective Tomorrow!

On Monday, July 1, the first phase of the Overtime Rule’s salary threshold increase will go into effect for most, bringing the new salary threshold to $43,888 annually for exempt executive, administrative, and professional employees.  The recent order issued on the hearing this week in State of Texas v. United States Department of Labor granted […]

Allocation of FY25 DD Waiver Slots

Here is the communique that went out this morning to the CSBs.   Be aware that while there was a legislative mandate to extend the ability to retain a slot while waiting for services for up to 365 days, the waiver amendment requesting that allowance has not yet been submitted to CMS.   There is, and has […]

DOJ Update

The last we posted on DOJ was 24 May and the parties were negotiating the wording of a permanent injunction.  That has occurred and the Commonwealth and DOJ have submitted their proposal.   It is now being reviewed by the Independent Reviewer and the Court prior to a decision by the Judge in August. It is, […]

25 Year After Olmstead

“This past weekend marked the 25th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Olmstead v. L.C., a decision that profoundly influenced the lives of people with disabilities and the organizations that support them. The case revolved around Lois Curtis and Elaine Wilson, two women with disabilities who were unjustly confined to a state-run […]