Governor Bruce Rauner’s new rules restricting overtime pay for home health aides cleared the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules on Tuesday. Starting Aug. 1, caretakers will be limited to a 45 hour work week.
KL Cleeton runs a video production company from his parents’ home in Effingham. His parents work for him, but not to grab coffee at his film shoots.
“Because my disability is so severe, I require 24-hour assistance. If I have an itch, I can’t scratch it. So this is very much my choice,” he said.