The decision has far reaching implications and could force the federal government to release tens of thousands of workplace injury reports.
The new legislation comes in response to a Reveal investigation into widespread wage theft in senior care homes across the country.
New legislation and enforcement efforts are underway after Reveal’s investigation of exploitation in the industry.
There is virtually no accountability for care-home operators that fail to pay caregivers in accordance with the law.
Rat bites, bedsores and other injuries plague residents in many homes cited for labor violations.
The request marks the federal government’s first steps to tackle the systematic abuse of care homes’ mostly poor, immigrant workers.
Caregivers work intimately with the elderly. They bathe, dress and feed them and help with basic hygiene. But who looks out for the caregivers?
California regulators aren’t taking action against care homes that ignore wage theft judgments.
For facilities that are violating wage laws, profit margins hinge on the widespread exploitation of thousands of caretakers.
Reveal’s Jen Gollan takes us into her investigation of wage theft, harassment and intimidation in the care home industry.