Help! I'm new to home health and worked almost 2 months with this home health agency per diem as an independent contractor. In the beginning to get the job, I told my boss I was able to take a lot of cases and was able to commute 5 boroughs. The DPS has been dumping cases on me left and right. Last month I had 60 visits and that's not including the "urgent" cases. Now having experienced how this works in reality, can I tell her I only want 30 or 40 cases per month and no more outer boroughs, or urgent, last min cases? We are assigned cases by the month. So basically I just want to see 30 pts/ month. I do have the right to request that right? And how about them holding paychecks? Also,can I quit as long as I finish my cases for the month? And are independent contractors per diem have probation periods?
Apr 6, '11
You should have the right to request to only work 30 cases. However they may respond by offering you 0 cases.
So far as withholding payment getting paid on a 1099 is different to a regular paycheck and different rules applied. When I was an independent contractor as a knitting instructor I hated it because I would wait months for payment.
Your probabtion period would depend on your employer