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Home Care Association of America V. Weil and What It Means for Home Care Worker Rights

Fact Sheet Wages & Benefits
February 19, 2015

This fact sheet outlines the case Home Care Association of America v. Weil and outlines its potentially wide-ranging implications on the field of home care. The case relates to the U.S. Department of Labor’s revised definition of exempt companionship services under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Key Takeaways

"A lawsuit brought by home care industry groups has created uncertainty about the status of the Department of Labor’s companionship rules change."
"On January 14, 2015, a U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C. struck down US DOL’s revised definition of exempt companionship services."
"Employers and states should continue to take steps to implement wage protections while the case is pending for several reasons."

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