Home Health & Hospice

New DOL proposal to extend overtime pay could affect home health and hospice providers

Homecare E-News, July 6, 2015

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Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule that would extend overtime pay to nearly five million workers within the first year of implementation by raising the exemption threshold from a yearly salary of $23,660 to $50,440. And while this move is intended to protect low-paid employees by restoring the original scope of the provision—it’s evolved over the years to apply to highly-compensated white collar professionals and workers in low-end managerial and office positions alike—a major home health and hospice trade association says the rule could also have an impact on provider operations.

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