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Department of Labor issues guide for families who employ caregivers

Caregiver Pay

In earlier posts we informed you that the Fair Labor Standards Act now applies to many at-home caregivers. (See prior posts here and here.)  If you employed a caregiver in the past you considered to be an “independent contractor,” you may find you are now required to pay at least minimum wage, plus overtime.

The U.S. Department of Labor has just issued a consumer’s guide to the new regulations. Paying Minimum Wage and Overtime to Home Care Workers: A Guide for Consumers and Their Families to the Fair Labor Standards Act helps you determine how to comply with the new compensation rules and provides advice on keeping track of hours and other practical issues. Click here for the guide.