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IHSS Workers May Get Overtime

Capsun Poe, flickr
 

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Home healthcare workers in California could receive overtime pay beginning this fall. A federal appeals court Friday reinstated a federal Department of Labor rule requiring home healthcare workers be paid overtime.

Last year California decided to pay workers overtime, but Governor Jerry Brown halted implementation until the federal court case was decided. H.D. Palmer is with the governor’s department of finance.

"We anticipate that right now the regulations would not come back online until mid-October," he says. "But that could be affected by whether or not there is an appeal of this ruling to the US Supreme Court."

Palmer says $270 million has already been set aside to cover overtime costs. Workers will be paid time-and-a-half if they work more than 40 hours a week. However, they are limited to 66 hours a week.