Minimum Wage

AL operators accused of withholding $2M in unpaid overtime, minimum wages

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Four California assisted living operators are facing eight felony charges related to wage theft, tax and insurance violations, according to local reports.

Minimum wage battle inches closer to long-term care

Minimum wage battle inches closer to long-term care

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I remember with a sad chuckle the way my German friend Volker felt that American news coverage during one of his visits was too narrowly focused. Where, for example, were the stories about the Iraq-Iran war? he wondered.

Kindred named in class-action lawsuit

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Kindred Healthcare plans to "vigorously" fight a lawsuit filed by some California employees alleging failure to pay minimum wage and overtime, and restricting break times, among other charges.

Department of Labor extends minimum wage to home health workers

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The Department of Labor has announced it will extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health workers providing direct care, earning cheers from long-time advocates of this policy.

Aggressive union tactics against nursing homes hardly civil

Aggressive union tactics against nursing homes hardly civil

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If unions have their way, nursing homes and other low-wage employers will soon be portrayed as being on the wrong side of the civil rights movement.

Caregivers for Medicaid recipients often live in poverty, study finds

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Caregivers for low-income seniors and the disabled often live in poverty or near-poverty themselves, according to a new study.

AHCA: Medicaid underfunded nursing homes by $5.6 billion in 2010

AHCA: Medicaid underfunded nursing homes by $5.6 billion in 2010

State Medicaid programs underfunded nursing homes by $5.6 billion last year. They paid an average of $7.17 per hour, per patient, which is less than the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, according to a new study.

HCBS workers fight for overtime pay

As the home- and community-based services segment continues to grow, some HCBS workers are trying to change current laws that prevent them from receiving overtime pay and minimum-wage protections, according to recent reports.