Ted Boehm

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Companionship Exemption Changes In Effect

The latest twist in the ongoing saga involving the U.S. Department of Labor's changes in its regulatory provisions affecting the Fair Labor Standard Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption and the FLSA's Section...more

8/25/2015 - Appeals Companionship Exemptions DOL Domestic Workers FLSA Healthcare Healthcare Providers Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers SCOTUS Third-Party Agents Wage and Hour

USDOL Publishes "Independent Contractor" Interpretation

The U.S. Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division has released "Administrator's Interpretation No. 2015-1" to address what it characterizes as the "problematic trend" of allegedly misclassifying workers as independent...more

7/17/2015 - DOL Employees FLSA Independent Contractors Misclassification Non-Exempt Employees Wage and Hour

Proposed FLSA Exemption Changes Still In Limbo

Employers await with bated breath the release of the U.S. Labor Department's proposed new definitions for the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, outside-sales, and...more

3/30/2015 - DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Proposed Amendments

DOL's Wage Rule for Home Care Workers on Hold

A federal judge has scuttled key aspects of the U.S. Labor Department's (DOL's) rule that would have extended the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage and overtime requirements to many home care workers. The rule...more

2/17/2015 - Companionship Exemptions DOL Employer Mandates FLSA Home Health Agencies Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers New Regulations Wage and Hour

Judge Vacates Parts of USDOL Home-Care Regulation

A federal judge has scuttled key aspects of the U.S. Department of Labor's rule that would have extended the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum-wage and overtime requirements to many home care workers starting January...more

1/19/2015 - Companionship Exemptions DOL FLSA Home Health Agencies Home Health Care Home Healthcare Workers Minimum Wage Wage and Hour

Interesting Comments From U.S. Labor Solicitor Smith

Solicitor of Labor M. Patricia Smith spoke at a December continuing-legal-education conference in Atlanta. Her remarks in a couple of areas were especially interesting. Coming "White Collar" Exemption...more

1/5/2015 - DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Opinion Letter Wage and Hour

Court Vacates Imminent Bar To Third-Party Employer's Claiming Companionship/Live-In Domestic Exemptions

We have reported that the U.S. Labor Department's changes in its regulatory provisions affecting the federal Fair Labor Standard Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption and the FLSA's Section 13(b)(21) overtime...more

12/24/2014 - Companionship Exemptions DOL Domestic Workers Final Rules FLSA Home Health Agencies Third-Party Service Provider

FLSA "Per Diem" Claims On The Rise

A recent U.S. Labor Department press release highlights a growing area of scrutiny under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act: Paying "per diem" amounts to non-exempt employees....more

7/18/2014 - DOL Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Enforcement Actions FLSA Non-Exempt Employees Oil & Gas Per Diem Shipping

USDOL Guidance Released On "Adult Foster Care", "Shared Living Arrangements"

We reported earlier that the U.S. Labor Department has issued a Final Rule re-stating the requirements for and limitations upon the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship exemption". The changes...more

4/16/2014 - DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Non-Exempt Employees

Companionship-Exemption Regulation To Be Released

Months after its April 2013 target date, the U.S. Labor Department announced this afternoon that it is issuing a Final Rule re-stating the requirements for and limitations upon the "companionship" exemption in the federal...more

9/18/2013 - Companionship Exemptions DOL Exemptions FLSA New Regulations

Healthcare Update, No. 2, May 2013: End of Companionship Exemption?

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...more

5/6/2013 - Companionship Exemptions DOL Exemptions FLSA New Regulations

Quick Quiz Answer: Recovering Loans Or Advances

The best answer to our January 9 Quick Quiz is, "$200". In declining percentage order, the responses were...more

1/18/2013 - Advances DOL FLSA Loans Wages

Input Might Still Be Possible On Proposed "Companionship" Restrictions

Readers will recall our earlier posts relating to the U.S. Labor Department's proposed regulatory revisions that would significantly limit the application of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(15) exemption...more

12/26/2012 - Companionship Exemptions Disability DOL FLSA

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