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$1.9 trillion stimulus plan may not go far enough for senior living, leaders say

President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue plan, unveiled Thursday evening, includes an initiative to “protect vulnerable populations in congregate settings,” but it may not go far enough to meet the needs of senior living and care, according to some industry leaders. Still, however, they expressed appreciation that the incoming administration is taking COVID-19 seriously.

former Vice President Joe Biden at a podium with an American flag in the background.

More stringent equal pay laws, minimum wage hikes expected under Biden administration: experts

Long-term care operators can anticipate several changes in employment and labor laws once the country inaugurates a new president next week, according to a group of legal experts from the international law firm Proskauer Rose LLP. The group notes that President-elect Biden has touted support for improved pay equity, an increased federal minimum wage, pro-worker and pro-union labor policies and additional anti-discrimination protections.

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