Securing Basic Protections for Home Care Workers Is Crucial to Strengthening Critical, Growing Workforce
Washington, DC – Caring Across Generations applauds today’s decision in the case Home Care Association, et al. v. Weil, et al. by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Resolving the lawsuit brought by for-profit home care associations against a new Department of Labor rule that would grant home care workers the right to minimum wage and overtime protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the panel of three judges ruled that the Department of Labor was acting within its authority when it updated FLSA regulations in recognition of the changing nature of homecare.