Tag: home health

New California Regs Address Violence in the Healthcare Industry

California healthcare employers will soon have a new regulation to comply with. On December 8, 2016, the state’s Office of Administrative Law approved new Section 3342 of the General Industry Safety Orders, Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care. The standard takes effect on April 1, 2017.


Caregiver Hearing Postponed Due to Death of Rep. Donald Payne

The House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections postponed its hearing on controversial regulations extending minimum wage and overtime protections to home health aides, scheduled for March 7, due to the death of Representative Donald M. Payne, D-N.J., a senior member of the panel.


DOL Rule Would Authorize More Wage-and-Hour Scrutiny on HHAs

An industry that’s no stranger to government scrutiny and suspicion has the promise of more oversight … and costs. DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently proposed expanding the reach of its minimum-wage and overtime requirements to cover more home health care and other home care workers – the folks who work with the elderly […]