Home Health & Hospice

What did Judge Richard Leon rule last Wednesday regarding the DOL’s attempt to reconfigure the overtime exemption for companionship services?

Homecare Insider, January 19, 2015

Last Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that the Department of Labor (DOL) cannot extend overtime and wage protections to currently excluded homecare workers by redefining the term “companionship services.”
 
In his decision, Washington D.C. District Court Judge Richard Leon stated that the DOL’s intended definitional revisions must be implemented through the legislative process with the approval of Congress, rather than via the regulatory process.