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Kentucky Senate approves home care worker bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A bill passed by the Kentucky Senate on Monday would exempt home care workers from the state's seven-day overtime law.

Under current Kentucky law, if an in-home caregiver works for seven consecutive days, the employer must pay time and a half on the seventh day.

Bill sponsor Sen. Julie Denton, a Republican from Louisville, says the rule inhibits scheduling flexibility and can drive up employer costs.

The measure received no opposition in its committee hearing or on the Senate floor.

The bill passed out of the Senate on a 34-1 vote. It now moves to the Kentucky House for consideration.

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The legislation is Senate Bill 49.

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