Court spoke; did Albany listen?

By Kenneth Girardin, empirecenter.org

Is New York State abiding by the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Harris v. Quinn, which said that union fees cannot be collected from government-subsidized daycare providers who are not “full-fledged” public employees?

Sen. Alexander wants to suspend rule that could threaten in-home care

By Lurah Lowery, tricities.com

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., renewed his call today on the Department of Labor to suspend its rule that significantly changes the overtime exemption for companionship care, which would increase costs for Tennessee seniors and individuals with disabilities who rely on non-medical caregivers for help with daily activities.