Court overturns NLRB’s ruling on employee uniforms … New York passes protections for LGBTQ and HIV-positive nursing home residents … County pauses nursing home sale until voters weigh in on referendum
NLRB tells nursing home to reinstate employee who aired complaints about employer on Facebook
Jessica R. Towhey
Oct 17, 2023
A New Jersey nursing home must reinstate an employee who was fired after she complained on social media about working conditions at the facility, per an order from a federal agency.
When judges play favorites
Aug 27, 2023
The National Labor Relations Board gave skilled care operators another kick to the gut Friday.
Provider hit with back pay and hiring demands even after judge dismisses parts of union case
Jul 07, 2023
A National Labor Relations Board judge has dismissed parts of an extensive case brought by a Missouri union, after leaders successfully negotiated new contracts with the owners of three involved nursing...
Nursing home owner must face NLRB case despite bankruptcy protections
Jessica R. Towhey
May 01, 2023
A federal agency can proceed litigating allegations of unfair labor practices against the operator of several Connecticut nursing homes that declared bankruptcy in 2013.
Proposed joint-employer standard would increase risk for skilled nursing providers
Sep 07, 2022
A new draft rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday lays out “unforgiving” standards for joint employment that could redefine how nursing homes and others work with third-party...
Labor Board strikes blow to unions, ruling that nonmembers can’t be forced to pay for lobbying expenses
Mar 05, 2019
Healthcare unions have been dealt a defeat with the National Labor Relations Board ruling that nonmembers cannot be forced to pay for labor groups’ lobbying fees.
Employee mandatory flu shot policy provokes outrage — and a lawsuit
Oct 27, 2017
A Minnesota-based healthcare provider that operates long-term care facilities, hospitals and clinics is on the receiving end of a lawsuit slamming its mandatory influenza vaccination policy.
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Mar 26, 2015
Insurance companies struggle with long-term care … Missouri’s Medicaid program lost out on $27M, audit says … B. Smith testifies on Alzheimer’s at Senate hearing … NLRB playing...
Conversations nursing home management should not have via emails
Jun 09, 2014
There have been countless nursing home managers, supervisors, and even HR executives, who have committed impolitic comments about employees in email messages. Those comments often become evidence in cases...