Legal immigration is part of the solution to staffing challenges in senior living and other industries, according to numerous organizations representing provider and business interests. But a new lawsuit suggests that at least some Americans may need to become more comfortable with people who may not look or speak as they do, immigrant or not.
Argentum has unveiled a new web tool, the Education Pipeline, to help senior living professionals and job-seekers locate and connect with relevant college programs.
Senate lawmakers have introduced legislation designed to increase the number of healthcare professionals available in the senior living field.
An auditing office within the Labor Department has announced plans to investigate White House efforts to relax labor rules. At issue is whether the administration might be running afoul of procedural requirements.
A final rule related to the filing of H-1B visas has been posted in the Federal Register, asserting that the change will result in greater efficiency, lower employer costs and applicants with better job skills.
Long-term care employers will need to fill 7.8 million total direct-care job openings from 2016 to 2026, according to a new analysis from PHI.
A story that broke this week took me back to my first brush with the injustice of unpaid hourly employment.
A Georgia senior living community operator has paid $15,241 in back wages and damages to six employees who worked through their lunch breaks but were not paid for the time, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.
The National Labor Relations Board will proceed with considering a new definition for “joint employer” despite concerns expressed by two congresspeople, NLRB Chairman John F. Ring says.
Immigrants are a “critical” part of the solution to workforce challenges and, therefore, immigration reform is a top priority for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, according to the organization’s president and CEO, Thomas J. Donohue.
Helping employees find more meaning in their work could increase productivity, reduce turnover and save money, according to a recent study. And who wouldn’t like those results?
There are challenges but also exciting times with numerous opportunities. It is a good time to be in senior living.
Workforce issues will continue to be a dominant challenge in the senior living industry in 2019, according to leaders of several organizations representing providers. But they are entering the new year with plans to address these and other issues.
The minimum wage increased in 19 states around Jan. 1, and an additional three states and the District of Columbia plan to raise the minimum wage later this year.
We’ve examined the analytics to reveal which subjects were top blog topics of interest for McKnight’s Senior Living website visitors, newsletter readers and social media followers and friends in 2018.
Will wage increases elsewhere affect you? Yes and no.
The Department of Labor has extended its comment period for a joint employer rule to late January. But advocates on both sides are hardly waiting to express their views.
The fate of minimum wage and sick leave changes passed by the Michigan legislature Dec. 4 is uncertain, as it remains to be seen whether outgoing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) will sign them into law, and the changes also may face legal challenges.
The significant shift in demographics, combined with increasing lifespans and an already challenging staffing environment, represents a perfect storm for healthcare organizations in general — and geriatric-specific entities in particular.
Senior living operators must find creative solutions for recruiting and retention so that they can continue to provide high-quality resident care and services.