DOL Delays Enforcement of Wage Rules for Home Care Workers

Today the DOL announced that it would delay enforcement of the final rule requiring payment of minimum wage and overtime for home care workers until June 30, 2015. Thereafter, from July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, the DOL will exercise its discretion in bringing enforcement actions “giving strong consideration to the extent to which states and other entities have made good faith efforts to bring their home care programs into FLSA compliance.”  The final rule, which was issued on September 17, 2013, extends minimum wage and overtime protection to direct care workers employed by third-party employers (like home care agencies) and was scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2015.


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