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Bill would make it easier for workers to bring age discrimination cases

Bill would make it easier for workers to bring age discrimination cases

A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation aimed at making it easier for older Americans to bring work-related age discrimination cases as the United States marks the 50th anniversary year of the passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

It's time for senior living leaders to man up

It's time for senior living leaders to man up

Here's my advice to the many men out there running senior living firms.

Provider settles EEOC national origin discrimination lawsuit for $335,000

Provider settles EEOC national origin discrimination lawsuit for $335,000

A Colorado company and one of its assisted living communities will pay $335,000 to settle allegations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that they violated federal law by implementing an employment exam that discriminated against workers who had emigrated from Africa.

Dec. 15 is OSHA's new electronic workplace injury reporting compliance date

Dec. 15 is OSHA's new electronic workplace injury reporting compliance date

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor has extended to Dec. 15 the deadline by which employers must electronically report 2016 injury and illness data from Form 300A through its Injury Tracking Application website.

Pay and benefit information sought for assisted living report

Pay and benefit information sought for assisted living report

Assisted living communities have until Dec. 4 to submit management salary, nonmanagement wage and fringe benefit information to the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service for its Assisted Living/Personal Care Salary & Benefits Report.

Vikus acquired by HealthcareSource

Chattanooga, TN-based Vikus Corp. has been acquired by HealthcareSource, a Woburn, MA-based provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, the companies announced Tuesday.

Address racial, gender inequality to increase pipeline of direct care workers: report

Address racial, gender inequality to increase pipeline of direct care workers: report

Gender and racial disparities among direct care workers could be contributing to the difficulty of attracting new candidates for such jobs, according to a new report that PHI released Wednesday.

Measure helps employers unify leave and flex-time policies

Measure helps employers unify leave and flex-time policies

More than 20 states have specific laws addressing employee leave requirements. That creates additional burdens for senior living organizations operating in multiple states. A new House bill targets the problem, according to its supporters.

Trump administration to appeal overtime rule decision

Trump administration to appeal overtime rule decision

The Justice Department on Monday said it intends to appeal an Aug. 31 U.S. District Court summary judgment that a federal overtime rule finalized under President Obama was unlawful because it based overtime changes on a minimum salary level rather than job responsibilities.

A new top concern for assisted living operators?

A new top concern for assisted living operators?

New contenders are challenging staffing as the issue most top-of-mind for senior living operators, according to participants in a panel discussion at the Oct. 15 NCAL Day that preceded the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living's 68th Annual Convention in Las Vegas.

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Dec. 6

Students of life

Milwaukee

Ovation Chai Point is providing room and board, as well as an open studio, to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee art student as part of a university program that benefits everyone involved.