Rauner Vetos Overtime Pay for Home-care Workers Bill

Rauner Vetos Overtime Pay for Home-care Workers Bill

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Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill that would have allowed overtime pay for home-care workers. The bill was created in response to the U.S. Department of Labor requiring payment of time-and-a-half for each hour over 40 hours. In his veto message, Rauner says the Illinois Department of Human Services has attempted to address the overtime being worked by individual providers. Rauner also noted that the bill prohibits the state from placing a limit on weekly hours worked. He said that will result in tired workers and inadequate care.