Illinois Lawmakers Defy Governor's Rule On Caretaker OT

Law360, Springfield (December 1, 2016, 6:37 PM EST) -- Democrats in the Illinois legislature on Wednesday pushed through a law mandating that home health care workers employed by the state earn overtime pay for work in excess of 40 hours a week, defying a rule put in place earlier this year by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

The House’s 68-42 vote Wednesday will end a rule the Rauner administration created in May that banned overtime for state home health care workers — those who treat and assist people with disabilities in their own homes — in response...
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