Archive for September, 2013

State Legislators Seek Dialogue with Family and Professional Caregivers

State Legislators Seek Dialogue with Family and Professional Caregivers in Los Lunas (10/12/13) and Albuquerque (10/19/13) Senator Michael Padilla (D, Albuquerque) and Representative Kelly Fajardo (R, Belen) seek to hear from family and professional caregivers on challenges and solutions in caring for clients and family members. We request your participation in a two-hour conversation at one or both of these sessions: October 12, 2013 10:00 am – noon Center for Ageless Living 3216 Highway 47 South (just north of Cerro…

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Direct Caregivers Earn a Victory After Nearly 40 Years!

Dear Members and Friends, It’s a great day. After nearly 40 years of exclusion, direct caregivers are finally guaranteed basic labor protections under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) yesterday formally extended FLSA protections–including a guarantee of at least minimum wage and overtime pay–to direct caregivers nationwide, a designation that recognizes them as the valuable, professional workers they are!  New resources of the U.S. Department of Labor are already available about the ruling. Thank…

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NMDCC Instrumental in Minimum Wage & Overtime Protection to Caregivers

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Obama administration seeking to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to cover home health care workers WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is seeking to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to cover home health care workers, a move that would boost living standards for nearly 2 million domestic employees but could mean higher costs for the elderly and disabled. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis was expected to announce the proposal Thursday at a White House ceremony. Home care aids have been…

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