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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.


Featured Content

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. 

Understanding PPACA: Variables Affecting Costs for Employers

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.

Resources for Employers on Responsibilities Under the Affordable Care Act

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.

Health Reform: What You Need to Know About the Postponed Employer Mandate

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.