House Members Weigh Home Care Overtime Protection Rule

Perceptions vary on whether the Department of Labor’s (DOL) “companionship exemption” can be viewed as a positive stride for caregiver labor protections or a hindrance to the home health industry, according to panelists during a House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections hearing held Wednesday. The highly contested “companionship exemption” announced by the DOL in September has been […]

Home Care Workers Keep Holding Tight on Wages

In the long wait for a decision on a proposed rule change for minimum wages and overtime, home care workers are continuing to “wait and see,” writes Yahoo! News in a report this week.  “These essential employees, who work in the privacy of people’s homes for a short time such as with [one care recipient] […]