Battle over Home Attendant 24-hour Shift Wages Rages On

The New York Court of Appeals ruled that home attendants, who provide care to the elderly and infirm in their homes, only have to be paid for all hours of a 24 hour shift the aide is unable to get 8 hours of sleep, of which 5 is uninterrupted, and three hours for meals.  Any patient who allowed an aide to have so much uninterrupted rest and meal time would be unlikely to have a 24 hour aide assigned to them, but that is the rule.  Beranbaum Menken is continuing to fight for fair wages for these vulnerable workers, and asked the Supreme Court, Kings County, to certify a class of home attendants who worked those shifts for New York Health Care Inc.  See Beranbaum Menken’s motion here.

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