- Workplace Equality and Economic Empowerment
- Public Benefits and Poverty
- Authored Amicus Brief
The case concerns whether long-term home health care workers employed by third-party agencies are entitled to the federal minimum wage and overtime.
The health care industry has challenged Congress’s and the Department of Labor’s efforts to provide overtime and sick leave to home health care workers, who are overwhelmingly women of color and live below the poverty line, even though they work full time. The industry should not be permitted to prevent these women from rising out of poverty.