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Federal Court Overturns Overtime Rule

On December 22, The US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the Department of Labor violated the plain language of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) with its regulation that excluded third-party employers from the application of the “companionship services” and “live-in domestic services” exemptions. The lawsuit was filed by three plaintiffs […]

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DOL Limits Caregiving Options for the Poor and Elderly

Beginning January 1, 2015, the Department of Labor’s new rule goes into effect which restricts companionship and live-in service exceptions to minimum wage and overtime requirements. These changes could dramatically change live-in services that some home care agencies in New Hampshire provide. This final rule redefines “companionship services”  and requires overtime pay and minimum wage […]

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Clarification on DOL Minimum Wage Rule

Last year the Department of Labor announced a final rule that extended minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers – the same protections provided to most U.S. workers, including those who perform the same work in nursing homes. At that time, Secretary Perez said, “Today we are taking an important step toward guaranteeing […]

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NH Drug Free Workplace Regulation Change

New Hampshire Law Changes Aug. 25 A new State law takes effect this month requiring all licensed health facilities, including Home Care, to have a drug-free work place policy. Home care agencies should review their current policy to assure it meets the new requirements. Need help revising your policy? The US Department of Labor has […]

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