After Decades of Exclusion, Victory for Home Care Workers


After a hard-fought legal battle, nearly two million home care workers in the United States have secured their right to critical federal minimum wage and overtime protections. This win for home care workers and advocates comes at the conclusion of a long legal battle challenging the Department of Labor’s 2013 regulation to grant minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers who help the elderly and people with disabilities live with dignity in their homes. This document provides an overview of the changes in federal employment rights for home care workers.


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