Battle Rages Over Home Health Workers' FLSA Status

Law360, New York (March 20, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT) -- With the public comment period on the U.S. Department of Labor's proposal to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to in-home care providers drawing to a close, lawmakers sparred Tuesday over whether the changes would safeguard vulnerable workers or just drive up costs for seniors.

The comment period for the DOL's proposed regulation is scheduled to end on Wednesday. The deadline for comments was extended for a second time in order to allow the record from Tuesday's House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections hearing on the new...
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