The AARP filed this brief in a case which concerns home care workers in New York, Connecticut, and Vermont. Home care workers have not been entitled to overtime pay and minimum wage protections because of a “companionship services” exemption from the Fair Labor Standards Act. The brief contends that requiring overtime and minimum wage pay to home care workers will ensure better care, as it will address existing workforce shortages.
Caring for the Future
Our new policy report takes an extensive look at today's direct care workforce—in five installments.