8th Circuit: Companions Fall Under Fair Labor Standards Act Exemption

Mealey's (January 8, 2016, 11:47 AM EST) -- ST. LOUIS — A class of workers who provide companionship services to disabled individuals in the individuals’ place of residence fall under a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemption and are not owed overtime, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 5, upholding a trial court’s ruling (Frederic Fezard, et al. v. United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arkansas, No. 14-3601, 8th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 27)....

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