Labor and Employment

This section highlights rules, regulation and legislation affecting aging services organizations in their role as employers.

 

  1. Workforce: Minimum Wage Too Low to Afford Rent Anywhere in U.S.

    The National Low Income Housing Coalition has published its annual update on housing costs nationwide, showing a increasingly problematic trend of workforce being priced out of the current housing market. Out of Reach 2016: No Refuge for Low Income Renters emphasizes the aggravated situation caused by the continued shortage ...

  2. LeadingAge Comments on Proposed Rule Regarding White Collar Exemption

    LeadingAge, along with nearly 250,000 other individuals, businesses and associations, has submitted comments on a proposed rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor that would increase the salary threshold for claiming exemption from overtime requirements for executive, administrative, professional, outside ...

  3. OSHA Allows NEP for Nursing and Residential Care Facilities to Expire

    In a memorandum dated April 2, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that the ongoing National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Nursing and Residential Care Facilities would be allowed to expire effective April 5, 2015.   Despite the expiration, however, OSHA noted that all programmed ...

  4. NLRB: Employees Have Right to Use Employer Email for Union Organization Efforts

    A divided National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held last month in Purple Communications, Inc., 361 NLRB No. 126 (Dec. 11, 2014) that employees have the right to use their employers' email systems as a vehicle for exercising their Section 7 rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), overturning a previous decision ...

  5. Final NLRB Rule Could Bring Increased Union Activity in 2015

    The following article is written by Lee P. Geiger and Jacklyn M. McGlothlin of Graydon Head and Ritchey LLP, and is used here with permission. On December 12, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) approved a long-awaited Final Rule, which amends representation procedures in hopes to accelerate the union election process.   The ...