The new legislation comes in response to a Reveal investigation into widespread wage theft in senior care homes across the country.
“When they are a victim of a crime, they need to know we’re going to help. We’re not going to be an obstacle,” says one police leader.
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.