Respect for Home Care Workers
On September 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor's long-awaited regulations were finalized, extending federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) protections--including minimum wage and overtime pay--to home care workers nationwide. DCA is grateful to President Obama, Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Perez, and the thousands of direct care workers, ally organizations and other advocates who voiced their support for this rule. Find out how we got here.
News and Analysis
DCA's September 17, 2013, press release
A recording of the tele-briefing held for the press by DCA and several ally organizations on September 18, 2013
Files shared by presenters during a December 3, 2013, webinar on the rule and its impact on workers, states, and the home care industry. The webinar was hosted by NELP, DCA and PHI.
Media coverage of the rule
Home Care Workers Speak Out
Testimonials from home care workers, employers, and consumers and their families about why we all need the rule
Testimony from home care workers and allies who participated in a National Day of Action to advocate for the rule
More from the DCA about the companionship exemption
DCA worked with many organizations, including AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, Caring Across Generations, Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Association, NDWA, NCLR, NELP, PHI, SEIU, to get the regulations enacted. Those groups will continue working to ensure that they are fully implemented.