The U.S. Supreme Court denied review of a home care industry petition challenging the Labor Department’s authority to issue a regulation extending minimum wage and overtime protections to in-home care workers (Home Care Ass’n of Am. v. Weil, U.S., 15-683, review denied 2/24/16).

The denial ends, for the time being, a legal battle over the 2013 DOL regulation, but it leaves major questions about how most states’ Medicaid systems can fund additional compensation for home care employees.

The home care industry’s 2 million caregivers received new minimum wage and overtime rights under the rule.

The Home Care Association...