Hiking the cost of home health care

The Labor Department may abolish the longstanding exemption of home health care aides from federal overtime pay requirements. The shift could greatly increase costs for providing agencies, and perhaps also have effects on quality, since agencies might decide to protect themselves by requiring more aides to clock out and go home at points when housebound patients could really benefit from their continued assistance [Weiner, Epstein Becker Green Prima Facie Law Blog]


  • Obviously, union representation needs a boost.

  • My wife is a home health aide. Even though the appreciation of her patients is gratifying, still she deserves every penny she gets. If a policeman gets overtime, then why not her?