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Breaking news – The DOL announces delayed enforcement of the Homecare Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) on October 4 2014 announced that it will delay bringing enforcement actions against homecare employers who violate the new minimum wage and overtime requirements imposed by the homecare regulations as of January 1, 2015. This is a delay in enforcement, not a revocation of the FLSA requirements for homecare workers. This means a 6-month reprieve during which the DOL will not bring enforcement actions against violators of the new rules (minimum wage and overtime). The following 6 months to December 31, 2015, the DOL will “exercise prosecutorial discretion” taking into consideration the extent to which …