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National Media Covers Delay in Home Care Worker Fair-Pay Rule

October 8, 2014

The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other national media outlets covered the Department of Labor‘s (DOL) decision to delay enforcement of a new federal rule change guaranteeing basic wage protections for home care workers.

The rule change, which takes effect January 1, 2015, will extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

However, the DOL announced October 7 that it would not enforce the rule for six months following implementation. Following that six-month period, the DOL would enforce the rule only on a case-by-case basis from July 1 through the end of 2015.

Among the many news reports covering the DOL’s decision, the following included quotes from a statement by PHI President Jodi M. Sturgeon:

— by Matthew Ozga

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