Can caregivers or care workers be paid more?

All caregivers are owed the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and an overtime payment for all hours worked over 40 in any work week, unless some very specific exemptions are met. However, many agencies or individuals are not following the law. This law firm has a lawsuit against PALCO, Inc. for back wage payments. If your payments from PALCO have ever been delayed or denied, or you are working more than 40 hours in any work week, please give us a call at 501-891-6000 or text us at 501-214-5934. Click here to read the Arkansas Democrat Gazette Article about the lawsuit filed against Palco.  What hours can I be paid for? You can be paid for the time you are working an as an employer. The law requires payment for all time when the worker is providing services or is required to be available to provide services. For example, if as a home care worker you are cooking or helping your client get dressed, that time must be paid for, and is considered “hours worked.”…

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