Advancing Home Care Worker Rights

After four decades of being excluded from the federal minimum wage and overtime protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act, our nation’s two-million-plus home care workers are now finally covered by these laws, as new rules promulgated by the U.S. Department of Labor went into effect on October 13, 2015. Below, you’ll find resources to help promote implementation of these rules within your state.

Implementation Resources

On October 13, 2015, the Department of Labor Home Care Rules (the “Rules”) went into effect. Here are resources from NELP and our partners that explain the Rule. We look forward to being a resource as states and employers implement the rule in a way that fulfills the requirements and creates better jobs and quality of care for workers and consumers.

NELP’s Caregiving Work

Caregiving work is critical work that has long been undervalued.  In addition to promoting the federal home care rules reform, NELP partners with the local, state and national alliances and campaigns, such as the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Caring Across Generations to design innovative policies to expand rights of domestic workers, to raise industry standards and to ensure employers and consumers receive quality care and services.

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