Staffing agency made employees work 3 years or repay wages, DOL charges
Kathleen Steele Gaivin
Mar 22, 2023
A Brooklyn, NY, healthcare staffing agency and its CEO are under fire from the Department of Labor for allegedly requiring employees to sign contracts that required them to work for the company for three...
Many states now looking at price-gouging legislation to combat soaring staffing agency nursing costs
Jessica R. Towhey
Mar 20, 2023
More than 11 states are looking at legislation to prevent price gouging by staffing agencies that have seen demand for traveling and temporary nurses and nurse aides soar through the pandemic.
Setting the record straight on worker misclassification
Feb 23, 2023
Over the last few months, several misinformed news stories have attacked companies that provide access to independent workers, often referred to as “1099” because of the form filed with the IRS. We’ve...
Department of Labor rule will impact long-term care staffing
Feb 21, 2023
A proposal from the U.S. Department of Labor would impact long-term care providers and other organizations that rely on temporary workers to meet their staffing needs. The proposed rule, which is...
Bill would eliminate predatory staffing agency fees
Feb 10, 2023
Lawmakers in Colorado are poised to prohibit agency collection of fees charged to operators who hire agency nurses full-time.
Staffing agency use of ‘contractors’ opens nursing home clients to new risks
Jan 20, 2023
Staffing agencies that pay temporary nurses as contractors, issuing them 1099s instead of W-2 wage statements, may be putting the nursing homes who use them at increased legal risk.
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Nov 04, 2022
Massachusetts nursing home nursing job vacancy rate stuck at 22% … New Hampshire nursing home seeks $5.2 million for infection control upgrades … GOP representatives demand CDC’s NY nursing home...
The differences of managing a PRN float pool workforce
Oct 20, 2022
Nursing homes trying to eliminate their reliance on staffing agencies need to move their hiring in-house and manage the changing needs of a bigger workforce. A PRN float pool is one way to recruit more...
Public officials and consumer groups have alleged negative effects of private equity’s ownership of nursing homes. But those investors also are squeezing providers themselves through a critical mechanism:...
Amid staffing squeeze, PRN staff offer a new solution
Sep 06, 2022
Since COVID hit, almost every nursing home in the country has asked in-house staff to work overtime and extra shifts, leading to increased burnout and churn. More than 70% of nursing homes have relied...