18 Dec '11, 7am

Home Care Workers Deserve a Fair Wage | Care2 Causes

If you don’t have someone near and dear to you who currently relies on the assistance of a home care worker, chances are you will someday. Indeed, at some point, you yourself may depend on a worker to help you with basic needs and to remember to take medications. Until this past Thursday, nearly 2 million home care workers have been excluded from federal overtime and minimum wage protections due to a “loophole” placing them, as Think Progress puts it, “in the same ‘companion’ category as babysitters.” As of last week, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said that the U.S. Department of Labor will proceed with amending the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). It’s a change that has been needed for 37 years. Right now, six million of the 40 million Americans who are over 65 years old rely on some sort of assistance so they can remain in their homes rather than bei...

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