Monthly Archives: November 2015

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found that Agape Cottages misclassified its employees as “care partners” or business partners, rather than employees. They were treated as though they had none of the legal rights afforded to them under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other labor laws. They were denied pay and benefits to which they are lawfully entitled. An investigation of six of the company’s residen...

By Harvey I. Barkin DALY CITY – Banco De Oro (BDO) and Shoe Mart Development Corporation (SMDC) closed their West Covina and Mission Street offices and opened a new flagship along Gellert Boulevard last November 6. This is their 20th remittance center in 10 countries and the first flagship. The two sister companies from Henry Sy’s (the richest man in the Philippines, according to Forbes ) SM Group of companies, decided to get closer to their market here in Filipino tow...

Two organizations bearing almost the same name but with different directions have confused many in the homecare industry. 6 Beds, Inc. (with an on-line presence at www.6BedsProvider.org, www.6Beds.org and www.facebook.com/6Beds ) is a large non-profit advocacy group run voluntarily by some carehome owners that in 2014 launched free educational sessions to get carehome owners to be compliant with the minimum wage and other labor laws. Sixbedpartners.com is a consultancy ...