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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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Home Care: Federal Agencies Issue Reminder About ADA, Olmstead Obligations

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.

New OSHA Reporting Requirements Become Effective on Jan. 1, 2015

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. 

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.

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.