Residence Managers Take Wage Row To Supreme Court

Law360, New York (November 29, 2011, 2:07 PM EST) -- Alaskan house parents who manage residences for mentally troubled children asked the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month to weigh in on a fight over whether they are covered by federal wage-and-hour laws.

In their petition to the high court, the house parents appealed a Ninth Circuit ruling from June finding that the therapeutic homes run by the nonprofit Family Centered Services of Alaska did not qualify as "institutions" primarily engaged in the care of mentally ill residents, and therefore were not subject to the Fair...
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