Caretakers hired by agencies are now entitle to overtime.
Today, June 27, 2016 the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to Obama administration regulations that extend minimum wage and overtime pay rights to nearly 2 million home health-care workers.
The justices turned away an appeal from several home-care industry groups that said the Labor Department overstepped its authority when it approved the new rules in 2013.
The rules apply to workers hired through third-party staffing agencies that provide home care to the elderly and people with injuries, illnesses or disabilities.
A federal judge had scrapped the regulations last year, but a federal appeals court reversed that ruling.
Workers hired through third-party staffing agencies had previously been exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay rules since 1974.