Department Of Labor
A Virginia healthcare provider did not pay long-term care nurses overtime for three years, the Department of Labor has alleged in a recently filed lawsuit.
The Department of Labor estimates that 27 million people will be using some type of paid long-term care services by the year 2050. That's a sharp rise from the current estimate of eight million who used those services in 2012, according to recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It's a troubling staffing dynamic that regularly plays out at many long-term care facilities: Low-wage employees are practically begging for the opportunity to work extra hours. And the additional help is clearly needed. However, many facilities find themselves too cash-strapped to pay the time-and-a-half rate that overtime requires.
When you buy a pack of cigarettes in this country, you also get an admonition from the Surgeon General. Why? To point out how dangerous going near tobacco products can be.
The Department of Labor has dismissed a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Laurie Bebo against the company she used to lead, Assisted Living Concepts, according to ALC's recently filed quarterly results.
Provider groups are concerned that President Obama's newly unveiled $447 billion jobs plan will eat away at job growth in the healthcare sector, which is one place advocates say the economy is growing.
Employees who are 16 or 17 years old are once again allowed to operate and assist with lifts used to move patients in healthcare facilities as long as they are properly trained, according to the Department of Labor.