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Data Brief: Michigan Home Care Industry Growth Before and After Extending Labor Protections to Home Care Aides

Fact Sheet
March 1, 2013

This analysis shows that the number of home care establishments in Michigan has grown at a faster rate in the five years since minimum wage and overtime protections were extended to workers than in the five years previous.

Key Takeaways

Concern around extending labor protections to home care workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act are unfounded.
Michigan has provided minimum wage and overtime protections to home care aides since 2005.
The home care sector has grown at a faster rate since extending these protections than in the years prior.
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