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  • Education
    • J.D., With Honors, George Washington University Law School, 1999
    • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Maryland, 1995
  • Court Admissions
    • Georgia Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

With two decades of legal experience, Angelo Spinola’s practice focuses on employment litigation with a special interest in the home health, home care and hospice industry. Bringing a wide breadth of knowledge across the health care spectrum, he works with an array of home-based care clients, including Fortune 500 organizations and franchisors, small-owned businesses and franchisees across multiple industries. Additionally, Angelo works closely with private equity firms and investment groups with respect to labor and employment issues that may arise during acquisitions and activities in these sectors.

Angelo partners with attorneys in Polsinelli’s Health Care, Corporate and Transactional and Franchise practices to build coalitions that bring a deep bench of experience and industry knowledge to his clients in the home health, home care and hospice industry.

Leveraging technology to better serve clients, Angelo utilizes innovative legal technology platforms designed specifically for franchise systems and home health, home care and hospice clients. The platform serves as a source for industry information and substantive legal resources where employers have direct access to the tools, documents and knowledge needed to reduce their legal spend as their business needs grow throughout the corporate lifecycle and franchise process. Angelo also utilizes client portals to share confidential, proprietary client documents to allow clients and Angelo to seamlessly manage matters or case-specific documents.

Angelo regularly represents employers across the United States in class actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state and wage hour laws. His experience includes:

  • Helping employers respond to wage and hour investigations by the Department of Labor and state agency equivalents
  • Conducting pay practice and exemption audits
  • Due diligence support on mergers and acquisitions and other transactions
  • Coalition building and support for common issues across franchise systems and home care agencies
  • Consultation on joint employment and successor liability avoidance across franchise systems, staffing companies, multi-company health care systems, executives and business owners
  • Developing compliance measures that minimize wage and hour exposure
  • Representing management in grievance arbitrations
  • Drafting restrictive covenant agreements

Angelo has litigated various types of discrimination cases on behalf of employers in federal and state courts and administrative tribunals throughout the United States, including age, disability, race, national origin, sex, harassment and retaliation.

Additionally, Angelo assists employers to promote an issue-free work environment through counseling, training and other preventive strategies. He conducts training on employment-related matters for management personnel, lawyers and human resources professionals and is a regular speaker before business organizations and human resource groups on a wide variety of employment law topics.

  • Assist private equity firms and expanding franchisors and home health, home care and hospice companies perform legal and regulatory diligence on target transactions for agencies located in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, and Vermont.
  • Advise independent home care agencies as well as both franchisors and franchisees on day‐to‐day employment related matters.
  • Consult with franchisors across all industries on joint employment and successor liability issues.
  • Defense of numerous wage hour class action lawsuits filed against hospitals, long term care facilities, and home-based care providers across the country.
  • Organize coalition to mount a legal challenge to California’s AB2455 (requiring caregivers to register so that vendors can contact them).
  • Organize home care coalition to challenge California’s AB51 (seeking to invalidate arbitration agreements with class action waivers).
  • Organize coalition of hundreds of New York based home care providers to successfully appeal and challenge Andreyeva-related rulings concerning the compensation requirements for live-in and extended shift caregivers.
  • Organize home care coalition to work with state and local legislatures to exempt home‐based care providers from predictive scheduling laws requiring a premium be paid to workers whose schedule changes.
  • Organize coalition to allow home maker companion agencies in Connecticut to advertise and provide medication reminders to clients with cognitive decline.
  • Assist in the creation of the Home Support agency regulations for Washington D.C. and secure first license under the new regulations.
  • Organize and participate in coalition of Industry leaders to draft Recommended Operational Protocols for use by the Industry in fighting the COVID‐19 Pandemic and guide other Industry initiatives.
  • Defend Pay Per Visit and Salary Plus pay methods in class action lawsuits in Courts across the country. 
  • Challenge the DOL’s Home Care Rule in federal court in 2015 on behalf of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, Home Care Association of America and the Private Care Association.
  • Mount fresh challenge to Home Care Rule following new Supreme Court decisions interpreting the Fair Labor Standard Act.
  • Assist Virtual Marketplace companies operate in a compliant manner.
  • Successfully requested an opinion letter from the Wage and Hour Division of the US DOL regarding pay methods for live‐in caregivers.
  • Successfully request an opinion letter from the Wage and Hour Division of the US DOL regarding reimbursing mileage at rates less than the IRS standard rate.
  • Perform agency audits and compliance reviews for employment, labor, benefits, health/safety and regulatory issues requiring deep Industry knowledge and understanding.
  • Represent multiple home care and franchise support vendors in areas of software, EMR, coding, time and attendance, regulatory consulting, recruitment and retention, background screening and other areas.
  • Assist with brokering introductions for joint venture opportunities and potential transactions between buyers and sellers of home-based care providers.
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August 26, 2021
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August 11, 2021
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Mentioned, HomeCare Magazine
June 18, 2021
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Quoted, Bloomberg Law
May 24, 2021
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Co-Author, Polsinelli Whitepaper
April 2021
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March 30, 2021
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Quoted, Home Health Care News
December 2020
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Quoted, Home Health Care News
October 25, 2020
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Quoted, Home Health Care News
September 14, 2020
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Quoted, HomeCare Magazine
August 7, 2020