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Feds Close "Loophole" in Fair Labor Standards Act


Louisiana Medical News published an article on a recent law requiring home healthcare companions to be paid minimum wage entitled “Feds Close 'Loophole' in Fair Labor Standards Act.”

The November 2013 issue included commentary from Houston Partner Kevin Troutman.

In the article, Kevin pointed out the impact of the new law on the healthcare industry.

He said, “There are unintended consequences to this law change and it will affect home health agencies, individual families who directly hire the workers, and some assisted living facilities – depending on the definition or test of what is your ‘home.’”


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