Labor and Employment
This section highlights rules, regulation and legislation affecting aging services organizations in their role as employers.
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.
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.
The Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act (PPACA) applies to all businesses in the U.S. There are many
variables that affect the costs for employers.
LeadingAge has compiled a variety of resources for members to utilize in determining their responsibilities under the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition, we have included some resources on the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit and a link to the ACA itself.
Kaiser Health News offers a short Frequently Asked Questions about what workers and employers need to know about the recently postponed employer mandate under health care reform.