ALBANY, N.Y.—The New York State Court of Appeals ruled March 26 that home health aides only have to be paid for 13 hours of 24-hour shifts they work. The 5-2 decision reversed lower-court rulings that they had to be paid for the full 24 hours.
ALBANY, N.Y.—New York State’s highest court heard arguments Feb. 12 on whether home health-care aides who work 24-hour shifts should get paid for the full 24 hours—or only for the 13 hours currently required by state labor regulations.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Wage theft and denial of paid sick leave are common in New York City’s home health-care industry, according to a report released Sept. 5 by the city Department of Consumer Affairs’ Office of Labor Policy and Standards.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Home health-care aides trying to get paid for their full 24-hour shifts got a hearing in State Supreme Court Aug. 29—and no response from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his primary challenger, Cynthia Nixon.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Five home health-care attendants and two Chinatown community organizations have filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Labor in State Supreme Court, seeking to void emergency rules that allow health-care agencies to keep paying the attendants for 13 hours a day even if they stay in the patient’s home for 24 hours.