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DOL Announces Delay to Home Care Worker Wage Regulations

Last October, the federal Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division sent shockwaves through the home health care industry by issuing final rules declaring most of its employees to be subject to FLSA minimum wage and...more

Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FLSA Overtime Claims in Hospital Meal Break Cases

On August 26, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime claims brought against a myriad of health care systems and their...more

Pennsylvania Issues Regulations Under Excessive Overtime in Health Care Act

On July 19, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry published new regulations to implement certain provisions of the Prohibition of Excessive Overtime in Health Care Act, 43 P.S. §§ 932.1 to 932.6 (the "Act")....more

Take 5 Newsletter: Wage and Hour Update - October 9, 2013

- IRS Will Begin Taxing a Restaurant's Automatic Gratuities as Service Charges Many restaurants include automatic gratuities on the checks of guests with large parties to ensure that servers get fair tips. This method...more

Companions No More: U.S. Department of Labor Extends Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections to Home Health Care Workers

Beginning on January 1, 2015, the Fair Labor Standards Act will extend its minimum wage and overtime protections to nearly all home health care workers. This changes the playing field for an estimated two million workers who...more

Department of Labor Extends FLSA Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections to Direct Care Workers

On September 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule extending the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime protections to direct care workers. Direct care workers include home health...more

Most Home Care Workers to Be Entitled to Minimum Wage and Overtime

The U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule extending the minimum wage and overtime requirements to most home care workers becomes effective January 1, 2015. ...more

Employers of Home Care Workers to Begin Paying Overtime in January 2015

On September 17, 2013, the United States Department of Labor issued a final rule, extending the protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act to home health care workers who provide care for the sick, disabled or elderly,...more

Major Changes To Home Companionship Exemption Announced

On September 17, the U.S. Labor Department (DOL) announced that it will be issuing a final rule that will bring significant changes to the “companionship” exemption in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s Section 13(a)(15)....more

The DOL’s End Around Congress On The FLSA — A Sign Of Things To Come?

Beginning on January 2, 2015, the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime protections will apply to home care assistance workers who work with the elderly and people with illnesses, injuries or disabilities. ...more

Minimum Wage And Overtime Pay Extended To Certain Direct Home Care Workers

On September 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division announced a final rule extending the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage and overtime protections to cover certain direct care workers such as...more

Employment Law -- Jun 19, 2013

Exempt or Nonexempt, That is The Question - Employers who believe in multitasking could be facing unpaid overtime suits from managers after the California Court of Appeal ruled that a grocery store manager could not...more

Corporate Law Report: Cybersecurity, CEO Social Media, New Workplace Laws, Healthcare Reform in 2013 [Video]

Our first Corporate Law Report of the new year offers executives and in-house counsel a look at some of the key stories we are following right now: What to do about Cybersecurity; how to handle social media from the...more

Massachusetts Healthcare Bill Bans Mandatory Overtime for Nurses and Limits Spending to Oppose Unionization

On August 6, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts signed into law Senate Bill 2400, "An Act improving the quality of healthcare and reducing costs through increased transparency, efficiency and innovation." The law...more

Healthcare Update, No. 3, August 2012: DOL Targets Healthcare Employer For Violations

A recent announcement from the U.S. Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division highlights the risks that healthcare employers face when they do not properly compensate employees for overtime hours and do not maintain accurate...more

Healthcare Update - August 2012, No. 3

In This Issue: - EEOC Challenges TB Testing Practices By A. Kevin Troutman (Houston): For years, hospitals and most other healthcare providers have regularly screened new and existing employees for tuberculosis...more

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