LeadingAge PA disapproves of proposed overtime pay
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 2, 2020) - Adam Marles, president and CEO of LeadingAge PA, the voice for quality senior care in Pennsylvania, today released a statement regarding proposed regulations for overtime pay eligibility that Governor Wolf plans to implement, despite urging from the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry that doing so would be harmful to employees and employers.
"We are extremely concerned about the Governor's proposed overtime expansion and the negative impact it will have on long-term care providers and their employees as they continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the drastic increase in costs and decrease in revenue due to the pandemic, long-term care facilities struggled due to insufficient funding from the state, and their position now is more precarious than ever. This proposal further threatens the ability for providers of high quality care to continue keeping their doors open at a time when their services are more important than ever. The PA Chamber has clearly cautioned the Administration that funding for nonprofits and small businesses would not keep pace with the method proposed."
###About LeadingAge PA:
LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing more than 370 nonprofit senior housing, health care, and community services across the commonwealth. These providers serve more than 75,000 older Pennsylvanians and employ over 50,000 dedicated caregivers on a daily basis. Services our members offer include Life Plan Communities / Continuing Care Retirement Communities, skilled nursing communities, assisted living residences, personal care homes, and affordable senior housing. LeadingAge PA advocates on behalf of our members at the state and local levels to influence positive change and affect a healthy vision for the delivery of quality, affordable, and ethical care for Pennsylvania's seniors. For more information about LeadingAge PA and our envisioned future of senior services, visit www.leadingagepa.org.
La Torre Communications for LeadingAge PA
David La Torre