Restriction on Companionship Exemption Finalized By DOL

Be prepared to add a new layer of bureaucracy to your aide scheduling with effect from January 2015. The Department of Labor is removing the companionship exemption to minimum wage along with overtime rules for home care aides who are employed by a third party, which also includes home health agencies. According to the DOL, this change was suggested nearly two years back when President Obama had made a promise to make sure that direct care workers will receive adequate pay for a full day of work. Additionally, the introduction of a…

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