Bloomberg Law
April 24, 2019, 10:16 AMUpdated: April 24, 2019, 4:08 PM

Obama Playbook Still Governs Policing of Home Care Pay (1)

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer

The Labor Department continues to go after home care companies for minimum wage and overtime pay violations, putting to rest, for now, any debate over whether Congress meant for the rapidly growing industry to be covered by federal wage law.

The DOL recently won a nearly $130,000 judgment against a Virginia home care company that department lawyers said misclassified workers as independent contractors and failed to pay them overtime.

The verdict is a relative drop in the bucket for a $103 billion industry. It’s likely to get some attention, however, because the court made the owner of the company—At Home ...

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