Obama Administration Proposes Labor Rules For Home Care Aides
The proposal would require that home-care aides be paid minimum wage and overtime, giving the fast-growing workforce long-sought assistance.
Los Angeles Times: Obama Instating Labor Rules For Home-Care Aides
President Obama circumvented Congress and moved Thursday to require that home-care aides be paid minimum wage and overtime, giving the fast-growing workforce long-sought assistance. Home-care workers, who now number close to 2 million people, have been exempted from federal labor law since 1974 (Levey, 12/15).
The New York Times: Wage Protection For Home Care Workers
The Obama administration proposed regulations on Thursday to give the nation's nearly two million home care workers minimum wage and overtime protections. Those workers have long been exempted from coverage (Greenhouse, 12/15).
The Associated Press: Plan Would Lift Wages Of Home Care Workers
Workers in the home health care industry — one of the country's fastest growing professions — would be guaranteed minimum wage and overtime protections under new rules proposed Thursday by the Obama administration. The move would boost living standards for nearly 2 million employees who help the elderly and disabled with daily tasks such as taking medication, caring for wounds or preparing meals. But some health service companies warned that higher pay could also mean higher costs for clients who can least afford it (12/15).