D.C. Circuit: In-Home Companions Employed By Agencies Are Owed Overtime
(August 24, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A trial court erred when it invalidated the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) extension of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime coverage to workers employed by third-party agencies who provide in home care and companionship services, the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 21 (Home Care Association of America, et al. v. David Weil, et al., No. 15-5018, D.C. Cir.).
(Opinion available. Document #73-150911-004Z.)
Until recently, the DOL interpreted statutory exemptions for companionship services and...