The Employment Challenge in a Rising Wage Economy

Senior Housing News recently ran an article/editorial discussing the impact that wage pressure is having on the ability of Senior Living Communities to hire and retain staff without blowing the P&L.   In Central Florida, where …

Overheard at NIC 2018 . . .

As always, the NIC Conference in Chicago is a great experience and an unique opportunity to connect  owners, managers, lenders and (of course) the attorneys that represent each of them.  Interesting conversations always ensue, and …

Depletion of Staffing

The New York Times on Sunday had a troubling front-page article Sunday on nursing homes masking the depletion of their staffs.   Nursing homes are not ALFs, so why should this bother us?  For two reasons: …

More Frequent Paydays Could Mean More Reliable Employees

A Florida fast food franchisee recently experimented with a pilot program which allowed employees to receive one-half of their pay for a shift the next day via a debit card (without any fees or other …

Scrutiny of Assisted Living Facilities

  By: Shawn Rader:  On February 4th,  the New York Times had an article which should give the ALF industry pause.  It reported that at the request of four senators, the Government Accountability Office commissioned …

Arbitration and Eviction: A Recipe for Delay

By: James Walson.  Leases in an independent living component of an assisted living facility will often contain an arbitration provision.  Although arbitration can be helpful in reducing litigation expenses, arbitration can lead to significant delay …

Demand for Employees Expected to Continue to Grow

It’s no secret that finding and keeping good employees is one of the keys to the success of any senior living facility.  Owners and operators are  having to become more and more creative in offering …

Florida’s Minimum Wage Rises to $8.25 in 2018

By: Rachel D. Gebaide & and Timothy C. Haughee Florida’s minimum wage will increase effective January 1, 2018 as follows: Florida’s minimum wage will increase by 15 cents from $8.10 to $8.25 per hour. Florida’s …

Opportunities in Affordable Seniors Housing

Daryl Carter recently published an interesting article in Seniors Housing Business regarding what he sees as opportunities for addressing “the overwhelming need for affordable seniors housing in today’s market”.  Two of his points hit upon …

Background Checks: Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance

By: Rachel D. Gebaide and Andrew Kelly* Employees – and unsuccessful applicants for employment – are increasingly asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for violations arising out of background checks conducted by …