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DOL Asked to Halt Obama-Era Worker Classification Investigations

Sept. 14, 2017, 6:32 PM

The Trump Labor Department is considering the home-care registry industry’s request to ease ongoing worker classification investigations that stem from an Obama administration initiative, according to a letter obtained by Bloomberg BNA.

A coalition of home-care registries asked the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division June 30 to suspend the open cases and issue a new policy statement that clarifies how the industry can continue to classify workers as independent contractors, rather than employees, and remain exempt from minimum wage and overtime laws. The registries say they are structured as intermediaries that refer the elderly and disabled populations to available in-home...

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