Illinois Home Health Care Providers Can Now Work Overtime Again, Following Court Ruling

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Home health care workers and people with disabilities protest in May 2016 during the Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities Awards Ceremony at the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Ill. They are protesting the changes in overtime allowance for home health care workers, a policy that was suspended by an Illinois court this week. Associated Press
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Home health care workers and people with disabilities protest in May 2016 during the Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities Awards Ceremony at the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Ill. They are protesting the changes in overtime allowance for home health care workers, a policy that was suspended by an Illinois court this week. Associated Press

Illinois Home Health Care Providers Can Now Work Overtime Again, Following Court Ruling

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Back in May, the Illinois Department of Human Services put into place a ban on most overtime for workers who provide in home care to the disabled. But an Illinois court has now suspended that ban. 

WBEZ's Miles Bryan speaks with Gary Arnold of Access Living, an organization that advocates for Chicagoans with disabilities.