Traditionally, the home-based care world has been mostly void of massive unionization efforts among its workers.
But that could change soon, thanks to a new ruling out of California related to “Assembly Bill 2455,” which the state passed in 2018. The bill aims to allow home-based care workers’ contact information to be unveiled, which gives unions the opportunity to contact workers on a more meaningful scale.
While the bill was passed a few years ago, home care associations have worked to block it, even filing suit in federal court. A federal district court heard dueling motions for summary judgment in the case earlier this month.
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In response to an executive order from President Joe Biden, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a national emphasis program aimed at protecting workers from COVID-19 while on the job.
OSHA, part of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), is responsible for assuring “safe and healthy working conditions” for most workers in the U.S..
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Home care agencies have been through a turbulent year. But they’re coming out of it under a new light from the perspective of clients and potential partners.
That spotlight continues to grow brighter with each passing day, too, though COVID-19 cases within home care have fluctuated as of late. Far more agencies are dealing with COVID-19 patients now than early on, according to National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) data.
Overall, close to 10% of all home care admissions are currently tied to the virus, reports NAHC, which shared those figures during a Tuesday virtual event.
Normally, to receive a home health and hospice policy update from NAHC President William A. Dombi, you need to attend a NAHC conference or be present for one of his many speaking engagements around the country. However, Mr. Dombi recently appeared on the Disrupt podcast of Home Health Care News and he provided an invaluable…
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