Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–December 15, 2011.
The Department of Labor’s proposed rule is a long-overdue matter of basic justice for the hundreds of thousands of workers who do the vital work of providing at-home care for our nation’s elderly and disabled citizens. Every person deserves fair pay for a hard day’s work. This rule ensures home health care workers receive the same minimum wage and overtime protections as virtually all other working people.
The proposed rule is a win-win for consumers and the home care workforce. Improved working conditions will attract new workers to this quickly-growing industry while reducing turnover among existing employees. This will allow more families the choice of home-based care as a long-term care option.