A healthcare provider with a history of violating federal wage laws since 2013 is back in the hot seat with the US Department of Labor, which seeks more than $180,000 in back wages for misclassifying workers...
The market’s mood? In a word, moody.
Sep 01, 2023
When we launched the McKnight’s Mood of the Market surveys four years ago, the goal was to find out how long-term care providers truly felt about their daily roles.
Misconduct wipes out nurse aide’s accrued paid time off, court rules
Jessica R. Towhey
Feb 24, 2023
A certified nursing assistant is not due payment for accrued paid time off because of the wage policy at the nursing home where she worked, a state appellate court ruled Wednesday.
For-profit providers still on hot seat in final House COVID report
Dec 12, 2022
Months after its first attack, a key House COVID subcommittee on Friday targeted five of the nation’s five largest for-profit nursing home companies over low staffing and wages and slow vaccine booster...
$513,000 judgment continues DOL onslaught against nursing homes violating wage rules
Nov 28, 2022
A “common and costly” error by two Pennsylvania nursing homes can be averted by other providers, said a Department of Labor investigator in the wake of a more than half-million-dollar judgment against...
Is pay pain reaching its peak after another year of impressive wage growth?
Nov 11, 2022
After a two-year stretch in which nursing homes’ largest employee group made salary gains approaching 20%, relief for cash-strapped providers may be in sight, even if far on the horizon.
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.
Nearly half of states now using Medicaid to boost direct-care pay
Nov 04, 2022
At least 19 states are actively implementing strategies to address direct care worker wages through reporting and/or enforcement mechanisms, a report issued this week by the National Governors Association...
Also in the News, Sept. 20
Sep 20, 2022
More looks at private equity effects on SNF…Facility sued for discrimination after firing unvaccinated employees…$15 an hour in jeapordy for Fla. long-term care workers…CDC updates National Healthcare...
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...