WSJ: Home Health Care Booming, But Leaving Workers Behind

Home health care is among the fastest-growing sectors in the U.S., projected to create nearly a million new jobs in the next decade. But the growth isn’t without significant challenges, the Wall Street Journal reports. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts the profession will grow by nearly 50% by 2022, the equivalent of close to […]

Obama OKs Wage Rule, Changes Landscape for Home Health Workers

Home care workers will now benefit from minimum wage and overtime protections following the announcement of a long-awaited rule—what some call a “victory” that has been two years in the making for the nation’s fastest-growing job force. Two years after President Obama pledged his “We Can’t Wait” program, the U.S. Department of Labor announced today […]

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 […]