The latest news on overtime pay

Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) amended the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to the nation’s two million homecare providers – giving IHSS providers a chance to earn time and a half overtime pay for the first time in history.

But when a federal judge stopped the new rules from going into effect in early 2015, the Brown administration announced it would not pay IHSS providers overtime.

UDW stands firm that IHSS providers have the right to overtime pay like all American workers, and that labor protection laws should be implemented without reducing any hours of support for clients. 

On May 7, 2015, a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments about whether the DOL had the right to extend basic labor protections to homecare workers. We are expecting a decision at any time and are hopeful that the lower court’s ruling will be overturned. Be on the lookout for overtime updates from UDW at www.udwa.org.

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