Obama Moves To Extend Wage Protections To Home Care

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 3:12 PM EST) -- The Obama administration revealed a proposal Thursday to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to nearly 2 million in-home care providers by revising federal rules on the exemption for companion workers.

After several legislative proposals to expand coverage languished in Congress, the White House opted to narrow the exemption by having the U.S. Department of Labor update its rules on what duties a companion could have under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

President Barack Obama said that the proposed changes would make sure that those who...
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