Respect for Home Care Workers

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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


Support this Work

We’ve come so far and accomplished so much, we can’t afford to stop now. There’s more work to be done, and you can help! A donation of just $7.25--the minimum home care workers are now guaranteed per hour--will help us make sure the regulations get implemented properly.