SacBee: Budget deal to reject home-care overtime restrictions

The budget pact coming together at the state Capitol will reject limits on overtime for in-homecare workers sought by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Brown’s $107.8 billion general fund plan capped the number of hours for in-home workers, with the goal of preventing payments required by federal regulations set to take effect next January. The administration had warned that the rule could increase home-care costs by more than $600 million by June 2016.

But in-home care workers, the unions that represent them and many of their Democratic allies in the Legislature criticized the proposal, saying it would sharply reduce their take-home income and disrupt their clients’ lives. The Assembly and Senate budgets contained $66 million for overtime payments.

 

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