Minimum Wage and Overtime for Domestic Service Workers

Beginning in January 2015, many direct care workers, including certified nursing assistants, home health aides, personal care aides and other caregivers employed by home care agencies and other third party employers, will be entitled to minimum wage and overtime pay as a result of a new rule issued by the Department of Labor.  Generally, the new rule more clearly defines “companionship services” and limits the exemptions for companionship services and live-in domestic service employees to the individual, family, or household using the services. The Department of Labor Final Rule can be found here: http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfsFinalRule.htm

Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) about the rule can be found here:
http://www.dol.gov/whd/homecare/faq.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s