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We Count on Home Care

Am I required to pay minimum wage and overtime pay?

If you are an individual or a family with a direct care worker, you may not only be the worker’s client – you may also be considered the worker’s employer. And effective January 1, 2015, you may need to comply with federal minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.

Use the resources on this page to help determine whether or not federal minimum wage and overtime pay protections apply to your direct care worker.

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