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Politico New York: Appellate Court ruling has home care agencies on edge

Politico New York reports on a ruling in the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, which holds that live-in home care aides are not necessarily a category of employee who need only be paid for 13 hours of a 24-hour shift. According to the court, live-in aides who fall outside of that category would be entitled to be paid for each hour of a 24-hour shift.

“The cost differences are staggering,” said Al Cardillo, executive vice president for the Home Care Association of New York State. “This would have major implications.”

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