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Overtime Pay Rates

Since caregivers are W2 employees, they are eligible for overtime. The exact rules vary by state. To avoid overtime, the client can consider hiring two (or more) caregivers to avoid overtime costs.

California

California’s live-out personal attendants: Daily overtime is required for live-out personal attendants if the employee works more than 9 hours in a day or 40 hours in a 7-day workweek.

California’s live-in personal attendants: Overtime compensation is required for live-in personal attendants if they work more than 9 hours in a day or 45 hours in a 7-day workweek.

Texas

In Texas, there is only weekly overtime, which starts after 40 hours.
In addition, employers can deduct up to 8 sleep hours from live-in shifts if the caregiver received at least 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Finally, caregivers working live-in shifts of 5 consecutive days or more don’t get any overtime.

Nevada

In Nevada, there is only weekly overtime, which starts after 40 hours.
In addition, employers can deduct up to 8 sleep hours from live-in shifts if the caregiver received at least 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Finally, caregivers working live-in shifts of 5 consecutive days or more don’t get any overtime.

Arizona

In Arizona, there is only weekly overtime, which starts after 40 hours.
In addition, employers can deduct up to 8 sleep hours from live-in shifts if the caregiver received at least 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Finally, caregivers working live-in shifts of 5 consecutive days or more don’t get any overtime.

Florida

In Florida, there is only weekly overtime, which starts after 40 hours.
In addition, employers can deduct up to 8 sleep hours from live-in shifts if the caregiver received at least 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
Finally, caregivers working live-in shifts of 5 consecutive days or more don’t get any overtime.

 

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