Minimum wage and overtime protections extended this week to cover home care workers in the United States

Under the new rule, any home care aides hired different third party employers cannot be exempt from minimum wage and overtime coverage.

U.S. to include Home Care Aides in Wage and Overtime Law
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/18/business/us-to-include-home-care-workers-in-wage-and-overtime-law.html?_r=0

The White House is giving 2 million health-care workers a raise http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/17/the-white-house-is-giving-2-million-health-care-workers-a-raise/

Minimum Wage Extended to Health Care Workers
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/rules-boost-pay-home-health-care-workers-20282093

United States Department of Labor: Press Release
http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/whd/WHD20131922.htm

CDC: Health Care Workers
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/healthcare/

National Association for Home Care & Hospice
http://www.nahc.org/

On Tuesday, the United States government announced that home care workers will be eligible for overtime pay and minimum wage beginning in 2015. This is considered a major step forward, as previously such employees were classified into the same “companionship services” category as baby sitters. Their work is substantially and qualitatively different than the work of baby sitters and the decision was applauded by a number of advocacy groups.

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