How Would a Minimum Wage Hike Affect Your Organization?
A new report from RTI International contains data showing how assisted living settings and life plan communities would be affected if the federal minimum wage were increased to $10, $12 or $15. The report is a joint project of RTI and the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living.
Living Wage: Satisfied Workers = Satisfied Customers
National Church Residences is implementing a 5-year living wage initiative that aspires to increase the organization’s minimum wage to $14.50 over the next 5 years.
Federal Judge Invalidates White Collar Overtime Rule
In the most recent action, the judge, an Obama appointee, found that the increase in the salary test from $23,660 to nearly $47,476 would dilute the "duties" test which focuses on the employee's dues, functions or tasks in determining whether the exemption applies. As such, the judge concluded that the rule inappropriately ...
Bill to Improve Training and Efficient Use of Direct Care Workers Introduced
U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced legislation to improve Improve Training and Efficient Use of Direct Care Workers who care for older adults. The Improving Care for Vulnerable Older Citizens through Workforce Advancement Act H.R.3461 ...
Ban on Teens' Use of Lifts in Nursing Homes Needs Modification
A final rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) in 2010 prohibits 16- and 17-year-olds from operating power-driven lifts. Although targeted to cherry pickers, fork lifts and man lifts, the definition in the regulation is broad enough to cover patient lifts commonly used in nursing facilities that are Medicare ...