A staffing agency has been fined more than $314,000 after denying overtime pay, federal officials announced.
Owner fined $69K for toying with managers’ pay, repeatedly switching job status
Jessica R. Towhey
Feb 09, 2023
The owner of three Michigan nursing homes owes more than $69,000 in back wages after regularly switching the employment status of 45 managers from hourly to salary to evade overtime pay, according to a...
DOL webinar Thursday for post-acute caregivers, employers
James M. Berklan
Nov 11, 2022
The U.S, Department of Labor is hosting a special webinar aimed at post-acute caregivers and their employers Thursday.
Labor proposal pushes employers on classification of hourly workers
Oct 11, 2022
A proposed rule issued Tuesday by the US Department of Labor would more strictly limit how healthcare and other employers classify workers paid on an hourly basis.
After awarding COVID bonuses, operator hit by $120,000 back-pay order
Sep 27, 2022
A Detroit-area long-term care provider that offered bonuses for perfect attendance and working COVID wards recently found itself in hot water over an accounting technicality.
Feds aim to help nursing homes, others with long COVID workplace challenge
Jul 13, 2022
As the long-term care industry continues to grapple with a historic workforce shortage, the Department of Labor is turning its attention to solve workplace challenges associated with long COVID.
Operator disagrees with $3M settlement, but says acceptance was ‘dictated’ by economic conditions
Jun 03, 2022
A Illinois-based skilled nursing operator is paying up but also pushing back against Department of Labor claims in a $3 million wage violation settlement.
Operator ordered to pay $3 million in back wages over overtime violations
May 25, 2022
An Illinois nursing home chain has been ordered to pay close to $3 million in back wages to thousands of workers after a federal investigation found the company failed to pay correct overtime to workers,...
Feds deny provider request to speed up process for prevailing wage for foreign RNs
May 10, 2022
The Department of Labor told long-care providers that it cannot expedite the prevailing wage determination process for foreign-born registered nurses after they called on the agency to streamline the system...
Providers target ‘bottleneck’ in hiring of foreign RNs, therapists
Apr 07, 2022
Long-term care providers are calling on the Department of Labor to improve the process it uses to determine prevailing wages for foreign physical therapists and registered nurses as a way to ease the ongoing...