One assisted living operator predicts the loss of jobs for workers and fewer housing options for Medicaid beneficiaries if the federal government implements the salary threshold of the overtime rule finalized under the Obama administration. All comments to the Labor Department as it ponders a new rule are due Monday.
The effects of a minimum wage increase on assisted living and continuing care retirement communities, and their workers, are multifaceted. On balance, however, such an increase would have a relatively small negative financial effect on operators but generally positive effects on their workers, according to results of a study released Tuesday by RTI International and the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living.
The manager of senior living communities in three Midwest states will pay 594 workers a total of $165,379 in back wages and damages as part of an agreement to resolve overtime violations at its 23 communities, the Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division announced Tuesday.
Almost two years into a five-year initiative to increase the minimum wage across its organization to $14.50, National Church Residences is seeing reduced turnover and improved morale among employees.
Senior living sponsorship transitions have many key drivers. Providers can ask themselves certain questions to help determine whether affiliations, acquisitions or dispositions may be wise strategic alternatives.
A federal judge Thursday declared unlawful an Obama-era Labor Department rule that would have made 4.2 million more workers eligible for overtime pay by raising the salary threshold for eligibility from $23,660 to $47,476. Provider groups had opposed the rule.
Employers no longer will be required to submit summary employee pay data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission beginning in March. The White House on Tuesday nixed the rule containing the requirement, saying it would burden employers and that it had other problems.
A new mobile app that gives senior housing and care employees early access to their earned pay could lead to less stressed workers and improved recruiting and retention for operators, cloud-based human capital management software company OnShift says.
Dominion Senior Living is adapting Chick-fil-A's employment approach to senior living, banking on the belief that executive directors who "own" the experience at their communities will enjoy their work more and stay with the company. Those who succeed will enjoy another benefit: a share of the profits.
The Missouri AFL-CIO plans to present about 300,000 petition signatures to the secretary of state's office on Friday. The move is part of an effort to delay implementation of the state's new "right to work" law.
Increasing the quantity and quality of the workforce serving the aging population is the ultimate goal of 17 grants totaling more than $385,000 that recently were awarded to rural LeadingAge Minnesota members.
For a guy who claims to be a friend to business, President Trump sometimes expresses that affection in odd ways.
Leaders of Capital Senior Living and Five Star Senior Living used their second-quarter earnings calls this week in part to discuss their companies' approaches to recruiting and retaining executive directors.
Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) has introduced legislation designed to restore the definition of a joint employer to one that has "actual, direct and immediate" control over employees.
It's probably safe to make two predictions now that the Labor Department has asked for feedback as it prepares to rewrite the overtime rule.
The Department of Labor is accepting input as it prepares to propose a new rule related to circumstances under which certain workers would be entitled to overtime pay.
The single most important thing a supervisor can do to firm up employee engagement, according to one expert, is to ask direct reports six kinds of questions once a month.
Aug. 11 is the deadline for interested parties to comment on a proposed rule that would rescind the Obama-era "persuader rule" that required employers to publicly report all union-related communication with attorneys.
Don't count on the federal government repealing or delaying a rule requiring companies to disclose the discrepancy between CEO compensation and the median compensation of employees.
Senior living owners and managers may welcome the news that a controversial overtime rule apparently has been shelved. It might be best to keep the celebrating to a minimum, however.
The Department of Labor under President Trump plans to develop its own rule regarding overtime pay rather than continue a legal battle to enact a rule proposed under the Obama administration, government attorneys said in a brief filed Friday in federal appeals court.
Atria Senior Living is one of 10 companies sponsoring a new bicycle-sharing program in its headquarters city of Louisville, KY, and the city's mayor says that the program will play an important role in attracting and retaining workers.
Directors of assisted living/personal care who work in continuing care retirement communities saw an average pay increase of 3.27% in 2017, according to a new report.
A new announcement from the Department of Labor comes as welcome news.
Supervisors in senior living are more engaged at work than are their peers in corporate America, but the industry will need to do better if it wants to reduce turnover in the field, according to one expert.
LeadingAge has launched a new effort to help members and state affiliates solve issues related to recruiting and retaining workers, the organization announced Wednesday.
Informed discussion and smart immigration policies are needed as policymakers and leaders in senior living and long-term care increasingly see lawful and undocumented immigrants as a solution to workforce needs, according to a new research brief by PHI.
Medicaid cuts proposed under the American Health Care Act could result in the loss of up to 713,000 direct-care jobs to provide long-term services and supports, according to a report released Thursday by LeadingAge and the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation at Community Catalyst.
An event happening next week is worthy of your most valuable asset — your time.
McKnight's Senior Living's inaugural online expo will be next Tuesday, June 20. The event will include three webinars and a virtual trade show. Those who attend the free event can earn up to three continuing education credits.