Washington Post Publishes PHI Letter on Overtime for Home Care Workers
July 6, 2015
Extending basic wage protections to home care workers would lead to better quality care for consumers, PHI President Jodi Sturgeon wrote in a letter to the Washington Postpublished on July 3.
The letter was a response to a July 1 article about President Obama‘s recent move to extend overtime pay protections to more salaried workers by changing the eligibility qualifications.
Sturgeon writes that the Obama administration has similarly attempted to extend both minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which specifically excludes such workers.