Home Care Final Rule

As anticipated, last week the Department of Labor (DOL) filed an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the lawsuit brought by associations of home care companies (Home Care Association of America v. Weil, Civil Action No. 14-967), which challenged the Home Care Final Rule. In particular, the suit challenged DOL’s authority to 1) revise the definition of companionship services and 2) discontinues the exemption of overtime compensation by third party employers of home care workers who provide companionship services.

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