Labor and Employment
This section highlights rules, regulation and legislation affecting aging services organizations in their role as employers.
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In accordance with a final
rule published in September, there will be a change to what covered employers
are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) beginning on January 1, 2015.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015,
workers who provide companionship services to the elderly and who are employed
by home care or other third-party agencies will be entitled to the minimum wage
and overtime protections afforded by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) under a
final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on Sept. 17.
Find out what the 2 recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions will mean for you and your organization.
Citing the continued prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in nursing and personal care facilities, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released an updated Safe Patient Handling brochure.
Despite some delays in
implementation, a major piece of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
(PPACA) still requires all employers — regardless of whether or not they offer
health care coverage — to provide their current employees with a health
insurance exchange notice no later than Oct. 1.