Minimum wage, overtime protections extended to direct care workers

September 18, 2013 4:57 AM

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Minimum wage, overtime protections extended to direct care workers

The Labor Department on Tuesday announced a new rule that would extend minimum wage and overtime protections to nearly 2 million direct care workers.

The new rule would apply to workers such as home health aides, personal care aides and certified nursing assistants, and will take effect Jan. 1, 2015.

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