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Live-in Caregiver Employee's Wages - Update 2016
Both the Federal and State laws specify the minimum wage every worker is entitled to receive. Caregivers that work in assisted living facilities, residential care homes for the elderly, developmentally disabled and mentally ill are federally mandated to be paid the standards found in the federal minimum wage provisions listed in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Many states also have minimum wage laws. In addition, deductions for room and meals for live in caregivers are specified by state law and must be followed.
"MINIMUM" MEANS THE VERY LEAST YOU CAN PAY SOMEONE, EVEN A FAMILY MEMBER. No person is allowed to sign away his/her rights to be paid according to the minimum wage law, which includes overtime. Some employees are exempt from overtime, but usually residential care managers are not exempt. Common violations of the law related to employment wages include:
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