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Nursing home owner, operator fined after flooring project exposes workers, residents to asbestos, OSHA says

A Missouri nursing home’s owner and operator, as well as a contractor, are being fined after workers and residents were exposed to asbestos when the material was removed during a flooring replacement project without the proper safety procedures, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said last week.

New overtime rule could bring ‘devastating realities,’ operator says

One assisted living operator predicts the loss of jobs for workers and fewer housing options for Medicaid beneficiaries if the federal government greatly increases the salary threshold for overtime pay. The Labor Department is asking for comments by Monday before crafting a new rule related to circumstances under which certain workers would be entitled to overtime pay.

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