Home Health & Hospice

Why did the National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) originally file a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime requirements?

Homecare Insider, December 29, 2014

The lawsuit—filed by NAHC, the International Franchise Association, and the Home Care Association of America—challenged a rule issued by the DOL that would prohibit the application of two overtime compensation exemptions: companionship services and live-in domestic services. The rule would have applied when caregivers were employed by anyone except the direct consumer of their services, thereby affecting 90% of care, according to NAHC. In addition, the trade association states that this change would have carried higher care costs to be shouldered by consumers and financially struggling government funding programs (e.g., Medicaid).