McKnights Long Term Care News – Opinion
Tony Braswell, President and Founder | Gale Healthcare

A proposal from the U.S. Department of Labor would impact long-term care providers and other organizations that rely on temporary workers to meet their staffing needs.

The proposed rule, which is scheduled to be finalized this spring, provides clearer guidelines for whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor and sets the stage for enforcement against those who get this classification wrong.

This rule has a direct bearing on long-term care providers that rely on platform-based temporary staffing companies. Now one of the fastest growing segments of the temporary staffing industry, these platforms offer numerous advantages, as they equip providers to secure staff with far greater speed, efficiency and ease compared to traditional staffing services.

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