Labor and Employment
This section highlights rules, regulation and legislation affecting aging services organizations in their role as employers.
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With the Jan. 1, 2015, effective date for the U.S. Department of Labor final rule extending minimum wage and overtime benefits to most home care workers fast approaching, 2 federal agencies issued a letter directed primarily at state Medicaid agencies urging them to plan appropriately.
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 Jan. 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.