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Obama Backs Minimum Wage/Overtime for Home Care Workers

March 1, 2012

In this announcement, President Barack Obama declares his support for a new Department of Labor rule that would end the exclusion commonly known as the companionship exemption. Many people are shocked to learn that home care workers have been denied the federal minimum wage and overtime protections that apply to almost all other American workers.

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Key Takeaways

Many home care workers are excluded from the Fair Labor Standards Act protections afforded to most other workers.
Currently, home care workers do not have federal minimum wage and overtime protections.
President Obama announced support of home care workers having the same rights and protections as other workers.
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