WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has approved new rules that extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health care workers.
The rules give a long-awaited boost to nearly 2 million workers who spend their days helping the elderly and disabled with everyday tasks such as bathing, eating or taking medicine.
Home care aides have been exempt from federal wage laws since 1974, when they were placed in the same category as neighborhood baby sitters. But their ranks have surged with the aging population and the field is now one of the fastest-growing professions.
Labor unions and worker advocacy groups have been urging the change for years. But some health service companies claim that higher wages will make it tougher for families to afford home care for aging parents.
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A Buffalo Police vehicle was involved in a two-car crash around 8:40 a.m. Monday. The crash happened at Bailey and LaSalle Avenues.
Police in Orleans County say they found 43 bags of crack cocaine inside a vehicle on South Main Street, in Albion on Friday.
A Buffalo city jail cell block attendant was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple animal cruelty charges.
An airman from Niagara Falls was away training for the Air Force for months. After being apart from his family, he decided to surprise them at Kelly’s Country Store in Grand Island.
Police say 29-year-old Joshua Sullivan was already issued an order of protection that prohibited him from subjecting the child to any verbal or physical abuse.
Slippery spots today, lakes become more active through the middle of the week.