|Feb. 28, 2017 | www.fisherphillips.com|
In April, the U.S. Labor Department (DOL) is scheduled to announce regulations that will almost certainly increase the cost of employing individuals as home care aides who are considered “companions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Currently, employers are not required to pay the federal minimum wage or overtime to such workers when they qualify for the companionship exemption under the FLSA. But DOL’s proposed rules would dramatically limit the exemption.