Labor and Employment
This section highlights rules, regulation and legislation affecting aging services organizations in their role as employers.
Can Union Reps Participate in OSHA Inspections of Non-Union Workplaces?
An interpretive letter by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued Feb. 21, 2013, but not released to the public until April 5, permits workers in a non-union workplace to designate anyone, including a union representative or representative from a community action organization, to be present and represent those workers during an OSHA inspection of the workplace. More
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. More
OSHA Issues Deadline for Employee Training on Revised Hazard Communication Standard
Employers must train workers on the new Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) label elements and safety data sheet by Dec. 1, 2013, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A final rule issued last March brought OHSA's Hazard Communication Standard in alignment with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. OSHA is phasing in the specific requirements of the revised standard over several years. More
USCIS Releases Revised Form I-9 For Employer Use
Significant changes to the Form I-9 were issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). All employers are required to complete this form for all employees. More
OSHA Fines Ohio Residential Care Facility for Inadequate Workplace Violence Safeguards
Pursuant to investigations undertaken as part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Program and National Emphasis Program (NEP), the agency has cited an Ohio residential care facility provider for exposing employees to workplace violence in violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970’s “general duty clause.” The OSHA investigation revealed that a residential care facility in Fairfield, OH, operated by ResCare Ohio Inc., accumulated a total of 20 workplace violence cases from 2009-2012. More