It might not be too late to influence the U.S. Labor Department's final regulatory revisions relating to the application of the FLSA's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption.
There have been further developments regarding the U.S. Department of Labor's proposed regulation that would drastically limit the FLSA's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption.
The U.S. Labor Department has further extended to March 21, 2012 the time for commenting upon provisions that would essentially spell the end of the FLSA exemptions for companions and live-in domestic-service workers.
The deadline is set for submitting comments on proposed provisions that would drastically limit the FLSA's exemptions for "companionship" workers and live-in domestic employees.
Efforts to eviscerate the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption have now formally moved to the regulatory arena.
Recent correspondence from the Eldercare Workforce Alliance suggests that proponents of gutting the FLSA "companionship" exemption are re-directing their focus to regulatory limitations.
Proposed changes would essentially define the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption out of existence.