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Workforce Issues and Regulations

Workforce Issues and Regulations

New Workforce Resource from LeadingAge National Now Available

The free resource provides LeadingAge members with alternative staff scheduling solutions to consider as they continue to navigate the workforce crisis.

4 months ago

Workforce Issues and Regulations

Health Care Worker Bonus Payments Released

Claims from the fourth vesting period were included in Medicaid checks released Jan. 31st.

5 months ago

Workforce Issues and Regulations

New Year Brings New Minimum Wage

Increases to the “regular” minimum wage as well as to the specific home care aide wage impact all regions of the state.

6 months ago

Workforce Issues and Regulations

Staffing Agencies Barred from Charging Permanent Hire Fees Under New Law

Legislation enacted as part of the SFY 2023-24 budget imposed registration, reporting, and minimum standards requirements on temporary health care staffing agencies, including a prohibition on employment fees or liquidated damages when a temporary worker is converted to a permanent hire.

8 months ago

Workforce Issues and Regulations

Health Care Worker Bonus Claiming Period Underway

Employers have until Oct. 31st to submit claims for bonus payments for the fourth vesting period.

9 months ago

Workforce Issues and Regulations

Free OSHA Webinar on Electronic Submission of Illness/Injury Data

The U.S. Department of Labor is hosting a free webinar on submitting data to comply with new annual reporting requirements. The webinar will be held on Feb. 7th at 1 p.m.

5 months ago

Workforce Issues and Regulations

Paid COVID-19 Leave for Vaccinations Expired on Dec. 31, 2023

Supplemental paid leave for diagnosed COVID-19 infections is still in statute.

6 months ago

Workforce Issues and Regulations

New OSHA Reporting Requirement Affects Many Long Term Care Providers

A new OSHA regulation took effect on Jan. 1, 2024, requiring high-hazard employers (including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other health and residential facilities) with 100 or more employees to submit electronic illness and injury data by March 2nd of each year.

6 months ago

Workforce Issues and Regulations

Discrimination Based on Refusal to Attend Political or Religious Meeting Prohibited By New Law

Amendments to  State Labor Law section 201-d prohibiting discrimination against employees who refuse to attend political or religious meetings took effect on Sept. 6, 2023.  The amendments also require employers to post a sign informing employees of their rights under the various anti-discrimination provisions of section 201-d. 

9 months ago

Workforce Issues and Regulations

Governor Announces New State Efforts to Address Migrant Crisis, Connecting Asylum Seekers with Potential Employers

In response to the recent announcement by the White House regarding Temporary Protected Status for certain individuals from Venezuela, Governor Hochul has unveiled new state initiatives aimed at addressing the asylum seeker and migrant crisis, including an employer portal.

9 months ago
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