White House Proposed Rule for Overtime and Minimum Wage Protections for Home Care Workers

In Tennessee and all over the United States, employees working in any business or position deserve overtime rights as well as minimum wage rights. Unfortunately, however, in some positions workers are not given these rights or protections. However, the White House and the federal government are working to change these rules. If you or someone you work with feel that you do not get the overtime and minimum wage rights you deserve or want to know how these changes may affect you, then you should talk to a Tennessee employment overtime and minimum wage lawyer right away. They will work with you to make sure you get the employment rights and compensation that you deserve.

The White House has announced a proposed rule to mend the Supreme Court’s decision in Coke by extending minimum wage and overtime protections to home health care workers who are employed by third party agencies. Before this decision, Coke, impacted hard working and low paid employees all across the country. Many home healthcare workers, who provide care for the elderly and disabled, were extremely underpaid for the work that they do because of a Fair Labor Standards Act exemption and Coke made this worse by extending this exemption to third party agencies. Coke was a harsh precedent because it crushed the Fair Labor Standards Act narrow construction of the exemption rule and it made a sub-class of low wage employees who could have suffered from wage abuse by third party agencies. The White House’s proposal to mend Coke’s decision is a great decision for these employees and other employees in similar situations all across the country.

Many employees do not get the minimum wage and overtime rights and protections that they deserve for their hard work. If you or someone you know feels that you have not been paid what you should be entitled to for your long hours at work, then we encourage you to contact one of our experienced and compassionate Tennessee employment overtime attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to see to it that you get the compensation that is rightfully yours.

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