December 08, 2015
Article by Michael Curto, Assurance Partner, "New FSLA Rule Means Changes for Home Health Care Agencies" Featured in the South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report
This October, the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for new federal rules that will affect the wages paid to live-in home health aides. While their decision is expected to improve the standard of living for those who care for the elderly and disabled, it is also expected to increase the cost for families who use these services, as well as for the companies that provide them.
The rule, which became effective Oct. 15, 2015, states that home health aides nationwide will now be covered under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, which requires workers to be paid the minimum wage and to get overtime pay after 40 hours of work.
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