Value the Care! No. 8: Extending FLSA to Home Care Aides: Impact on Medicaid-Funded Long-Term Services and Supports
November 1, 2013
This brief presents evidence suggesting that the costs of the upcoming expansion of federal minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers would be modest and that state Medicaid programs will be able to adapt. The brief discusses: rarity of overtime among workforce; 15 states that already provide these protections; and the use of scheduling and staffing practices to reduce overtime.