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Paying Minimum Wage and Overtime to Home Care Workers: A Guide for Consumers and Their Families to the Fair Labor Standards Act

Fact Sheet Wages & Benefits
March 31, 2016

This guide explains to home care consumers and their families the circumstances in which home care workers must now be paid the minimum wage and receive overtime pay. It also provides advice for keeping track of workers’ hours, and it details the consequences for failure to comply with the new federal rule.

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Key Takeaways

This guide is about home care employer responsibilities under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The FLSA is the federal law that gives most workers in the United States minimum wage and overtime pay protections.
Most home care workers must now be paid at least the federal minimum wage, and overtime pay.

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