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Wage and Hour Division
We Count on Home Care

We Count on Home Care

For Agencies & Other Employers

Litigation Update: U.S. Supreme Court declines to review U.S. Court of Appeals decision affirming Home Care Final Rule.


Effective January 1, 2015, direct care workers employed by agencies and other third-party employers are entitled to receive at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay.

Direct care workers are workers who provide home care services, such as certified nursing assistants, home health aides, personal care aides, caregivers, and companions.

Information in this section will help you determine how to comply with the federal minimum wage and overtime law.