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Labor and Employment

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

We've featured some articles below, but be sure to check out all of our public policy and legal issues content.

 

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Represent Long-Term Services and Supports Providers on an OSHA Panel

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is in the early stages of developing a regulation to control the spread of infectious diseases in healthcare and related workplaces, including hospitals, nursing homes, and home health care. Due to the regulation's potential impact on a wide range of LeadingAge members, we would like to have a representative on this panel, which may begin work as early as August. If you are willing to serve, please contact Jennifer Hilliard as soon as possible.

Supreme Court Rulings on Contraceptive Coverage and Illinois Home Care Workers

Find out what the 2 recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions will mean for you and your organization. 

OSHA Releases New Safe Patient Handling Brochure

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.

Protections for Companionship Services Extended by U.S. Labor Department

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.

Health Reform: All Employers Must Provide Insurance Exchange Notice by Oct. 1

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.