L.A. County Allegedly Owes Overtime Pay to 169K Home Care Workers

A lawsuit claiming the state of California and Los Angeles County owe overtime pay to more than 169,000 home health care workers will move forward as planned, a federal judge ruled on Sept. 28. Plaintiff Trina Ray in June asserted a claim for unpaid overtime wages against the California Department of Social Services (DSS) and Los Angeles County on behalf of herself […]

Caregiver Overtime Pay Threatens California Senior Home Care

Home care unions in California are lobbying for a new federal rule, one that has the potential of hurting the population they serve, reports a Los Angeles Times article. The rule would require overtime pay for in-home caregivers, who unions argue should not be paid less than other workers just because they are employed in […]

Calif. Home Care Program Avoids Deeper Cuts in New Settlement

California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program has gotten a partial reprieve from proposed service cuts after the state announced a settlement for several related class action lawsuits.  The state’s Department of Social Services director Will Lightbourne and Department of Health Care Services director Toby Douglas announced on Tuesday an agreement with the in-home care program’s […]