The Supreme Court upheld the Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2013 ruling that made home healthcare workers eligible for overtime pay and minimum wage.
Prior to the DOL’s ruling, home healthcare workers were exempt under the qualification of “companion” workers.
Implementation of the SCOTUS ruling could face delays at federal and state levels. Advocates in Congress hope to influence a reinstatement of the companion qualification. Some states, such as New York and California, have increased funding to programs that reimburse home care. Other states, like Minnesota, blame the new standards for caregiver shortages presumably because of budget reallocation.
Source: Home Health Care News. Supreme Court Refuses to Take Home Care Minimum Wage Case.