After Decades of Exclusion, Victory for Home Care Workers

Home care work has finally been recognized as real work with federal minimum wage and overtime pay rights. More than two million home care workers—people who care for the sick and disabled in the United States—will now have these critical protections. This win comes after the Department of Labor’s 2013 regulation to grant minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers went into effect last month.

Enforcement began this week. Thanks to the tireless work of advocates who communicated with Labor Secretary Tom Perez and the Department of Labor over the years to ensure the success of this rule, federal minimum wage and overtime protections for home care workers are now in effect.

To learn more about the new rights home care workers have, read NCLR’s fact sheet.

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