Minnesota Launches Union-Backed Home Care Job Board

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has launched the state’s first online job platform built to connect seniors and people with disabilities with caregivers for home care support. Direct Support Connect is a state-sponsored job board for people looking to hire direct support workers, along with Minnesota’s home care workers and personal care assistants seeking […]

Overtime Rule Worsens Caregiver Shortages in Minnesota

The effects of the home care wage rule are taking a massive and unwanted toll on caregivers and their clients in Minnesota. Specifically, many of the state’s home care agencies are cutting hours and rescheduling employees to avoid paying travel costs and overtime, The Star-Tribune reported. Paying overtime and travel costs is now required under a […]

Judge Dismisses Suit Aimed to Halt Minnesota Home Health Care Union

Five months after Minnesota’s historic home health care union election, a federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit aimed at halting the unionization. The suit, filed by attorneys with the National Right to Work Foundation represented six state health workers who provide home care services to disabled individuals and family members, according to a StarTribune […]