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Obama instating labor rules for home-care aides

Posted on 21 December 2011 by admin

President Obama circumvents Congress to propose a requirement that home-care workers be paid minimum wage and overtime. Such workers have been exempted from federal labor laws since 1974.

By Noam N. Levey, Washington Bureau December 15, 2011

Reporting from Washington—

President Obama circumvented Congress and moved Thursday to require that home-care aides be paid minimum wage and overtime, giving the fast-growing workforce long-sought assistance.,0,2246732.story

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