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,...
Agency staffing at all-time high, 100% of providers paying OT
Aug 16, 2021
Long-term care executives are all being forced to pay overtime wages, according to results of a new survey released by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
Put time on your side: Four ways a time clock can fast forward goals
Mar 19, 2021
Despite an ongoing evolution of employee time-tracking solutions, many long-term care organizations still rely on antiquated time clocks that do little more than record a worker’s comings and goings....
Ask the Legal Expert about … Overtime laws
Jun 08, 2018
Some of our staff are super-diligent and work right through lunch breaks sometimes. Can we get in trouble with OSHA or other regulators if we stress to them to take their breaks but they still don’t?
Alarming trend in LTC: Overtime up 60% in 3 Years
May 25, 2018
A study of 2017 activity indicates that overtime in New England long-term care facilities has increased 60% in the last three years.
New overtime payment rule closer to reality
Dec 20, 2017
A new overtime rule could hit employers as soon as next October, the U.S. Department of Labor announced in its fall regulatory agenda.
Judge puts pending overtime rule on hold
Nov 23, 2016
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction against a pending overtime rule that would have increased overtime pay eligibility for most long-term care employees.
Kindred named in class-action lawsuit
James M. Berklan
Aug 01, 2014
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.
Restricting mandatory overtime is not the most effective way to keep nurses from being overworked, according to new research. Laws that limit the number of consecutive hours worked were found to be better...