Protecting Caregivers

New Jersey had a genius idea. Let’s protect nursing home caregivers by protecting wages and benefits. Often when a new nursing home owner buys a facility, they immediately lower wages and benefits to get an immediate profit. The new law requires buyers of nursing homes to preserve employee wages and benefits for six months. The legislation, S. 315, would apply to all healthcare entities in the state, including licensed healthcare facilities, staffing registries or home care service agencies.

Unfortunately, the proposal doesn’t prevent new owners from laying off employees. But it must be done in order of reverse seniority

South Carolina is a “right to work” state. This means your boss can fire you for any reason at any time.

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