Government Seeks Wage Increase for Home Health Workers

The Department of Labor will propose new rules that would extend  minimum wage and overtime protections to in-home health care workers  employed by staffing agencies.  According to the administration, many of  the workers provide in-home health services such as tube feeding, wound  care or assistance with physical therapy.  The proposed regulations would  apply to workers now classified as “companions” who are exempt from the  Fair Labor Standards Act.  Click here for more.


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