The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) says that pay for home health aides can vary weekly, if the pay still meets or exceeds minimum hourly wage. However, any overtime pay must be calculated accordingly. The DOL issued this opinion on December 21, 2018 in response to a home health company’s question on whether a compensation plan complies with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires that covered, nonexempt employees receive at least the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour) for all hours worked. The question came following a 2015 DOL mandate that in-home . . .
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