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New ruling say home health aides will be eligible for overtime pay

Health care graphic copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.
Health care graphic copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.

WASHINGTON D.C. (WTVB) - Home health care workers are now entitled to minimum wage and overtime pay.  Yesterday, the Labor Department passed a new rule granting those protections to people who bathe, dress, and feed the elderly and disabled in the patients' homes.  It won't go into effect until the start of 2015. 

Home health aide is one of the fastest growing jobs, but critics of the rule say it will make home health care too expensive for most households.

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