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Value the Care! No. 3: Revised “Companionship” Rule Will Not Make Care Too Expensive…

Brief
November 1, 2013

This brief explains that paying home care workers fair wages will not make care unaffordable for consumers and, in fact, could lower costs for some employers. The fact sheet points out, for example, that many states already require providers to pay home care workers the minimum wage.

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Key Takeaways

Since many states provided protections previously and overtime is low, the cost of FLSA compliance will be minimal.
FLSA could actually help reduce turnover among workers, creating savings.
FLSA will level the playing field - providing home care workers with the same protections as other U.S. workers.
 
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