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01/09/2018
The Urban Justice Center has challenged New York’s state Department of Labor (DOL) emergency rule designed to reinforce a long-standing practice of paying for home care aides for 13 hours during a 24-hour shift.
12/19/2017
Ending the year with a jaw dropping acquisition in the home care industry, health insurer Humana Inc. and two private equity firms announced an agreement to buy Kindred Healthcare.
12/14/2017
Yet another report from the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) indicates that Medicaid personal care services are vulnerable to fraud and require greater oversight.
12/12/2017
The Department of Labor (DOL) recently decided to appeal a ruling that effectively ended changes to the white collar exemption.
11/30/2017
A case centering around Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf’s 2015 executive order organizing home care workers went to the state Supreme Court this week, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
11/17/2017
Almost Family and LHC Group announced on Nov. 16 that they will merge into a company with more than 31,000 employees and a revenue of $1.8 billion.
10/25/2017
The personal information of registered home care aides in California will not be given to labor organizations upon request after the governor vetoed a bill that would have made that disclosure possible.
09/28/2017
The rise in cost is part of the second highest year-over-year increase for home care since the study’s inception in 2004, according to the study.
09/28/2017
In a September decision, a New York state Appellate Court ruled two live-in home health aides should be paid for the entire 24 hours because they were not allowed to leave the clients’ homes.
09/07/2017
In an order issued Aug. 31, a federal judge struck down amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that increased the minimum salary requirement for overtime exemption.

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