Friday, September 20, 2013

A “Final Rule” Finally By Mark Stubbs

The U.S. Department of Labor has just published a Final Rule about domestic service employees being exempt from overtime and minimum wage laws for the Fair Labor Standards Act passed back in 1974.  Politicians beware!!  Your “servants” or domestic help may not be exempt from these rules. 

The original rule was supposed to be for only companionship services for the elderly and infirm, but like everything else it got over-used.  Home health care agencies will definitely not be exempt.  If you use domestic help of any kind, you ought to look into this to be sure you are in compliance with the new rules.

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