Health Care for America Now has released a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor on the application of Fair Labor Standards Act protections for Home Care Workers.
From the letter:
Currently, over 1.7 million home care workers are not ensured minimum wage or overtime pay. The work done by these home care workers and personal care attendants affirms the values of dignity and respect we have for our aging citizens and individuals with disabilities. It is time that we value this workforce, too. We encourage DOL to adopt this proposed rule.
The letter is available for download here.