Sunday, August 31, 2014

September 18: Cleveland - The Regulation of Care Work: Past Pitfalls, Present Trends, and Future Promises

As the population continues to age rapidly, the social and economic costs of elder care have skyrocketed and governments are struggling to ensure adequate care while at the same time containing the cost of care. Although family members provide the majority of elder care on an informal, unpaid basis, the last decade has seen a dramatic growth in the use of paid home-care services. Home care, when compared with institutional care, offers a more cost-effective response to the growing demand for elder care and it also responds to the desire of most elderly individuals to age in place within their own homes. Despite its growing importance, however, home care remains an economically marginalized job characterized by harsh working conditions including low pay, few benefits, job insecurity, and health and safety hazards. The lecture will consider the legal constraints associated with home care work, and will highlight local, national, and international strategies to address these concerns.
Title:
The Regulation of Care Work: Past Pitfalls, Present Trends, and Future Promises
Rush McKnight Labor Law Lecture
When/Where:
September 18, 2014
4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Moot Courtroom (A59)
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-7148
Also Webcast
Speaker:
Peggie R. Smith, Charles F. Nagel Professor of Employment and Labor Law, Washington University Law
By:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Credit:
1 hour of in-person CLE credit available, pending approval
Cost:
Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
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