For facilities that are violating wage laws, profit margins hinge on the widespread exploitation of thousands of caretakers.
California regulators aren’t taking action against care homes that ignore wage theft judgments.
Caregivers work intimately with the elderly. They bathe, dress and feed them and help with basic hygiene. But who looks out for the caregivers?
The decision has far reaching implications and could force the federal government to release tens of thousands of workplace injury reports.
The new legislation comes in response to a Reveal investigation into widespread wage theft in senior care homes across the country.
New legislation and enforcement efforts are underway after Reveal’s investigation of exploitation in the industry.
There is virtually no accountability for care-home operators that fail to pay caregivers in accordance with the law.
Rat bites, bedsores and other injuries plague residents in many homes cited for labor violations.
The request marks the federal government’s first steps to tackle the systematic abuse of care homes’ mostly poor, immigrant workers.
A California court ruling makes it harder for companies to classify employees as independent contractors. Gig economy companies are pushing back.
A Florida shipyard worker died earlier this year on the job. While OSHA investigated, the Navy and Coast Guard gave the company lucrative contracts.