The overtime pay rate for home healthcare workers does not exist because they are not entitled to overtime pay. However, starting January 1, 2015, a new act passed by Obama administration will classify all home healthcare workers as “covered” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). What this means for healthcare workers is that their employer is legally required to pay overtime wages for all hours worked after 40 in a a single work week. The overtime rate of pay being one and one-half times their regular rate of pay.
To ensure that you will in fact receive overtime pay working as a home healthcare worker in 2015, you should discuss with your employer and ensure that they are aware of the new act that has passed.. If your employer denies you such wages or fails to pay you the appropriate amount of overtime pay, you may be entitled to file an unpaid overtime lawsuit against them to recover all owed benefits.
For more information on home healthcare worker overtime laws and to determine whether or not you have means to file a claim, call our award winning law firm today at (855) 754-2795. We will listen to your situation closely and explain your rights! Typically, those working in this industry work long hours and well over 40 hours in a single work week. Ensure you do not waste another day working without receiving overtime pay! Call our law firm today if your employer has failed to comply with the FLSA.