Department Of Labor

Provider to pay $165,000 in back pay, damages to resolve overtime violations

By

An Indiana-based long-term care company has agreed to pay nearly 600 workers back wages and damages after it allegedly failed to correctly calculate their overtime rates, the Department of Labor announced this week.

Labor Department sues Virginia provider for allegedly withholding nurse overtime pay

By

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 case for connectivity in long-term care

The case for connectivity in long-term care

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.

An overtime fix that seemed to work for everyone - except the feds

An overtime fix that seemed to work for everyone - except the feds

By

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.

If you want to live dangerously, work in a nursing home

If you want to live dangerously, work in a nursing home

By

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.

Government dismisses whistleblower claims made by former Assisted Living Concepts CEO Laurie Bebo

By

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.

Providers worry that Obama's jobs plan will hinder healthcare job growth

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.

Lift ban amended for youngest workers

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.