[UPDATED] Supreme Court Refuses to Take Home Care Minimum Wage Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Home Care Association of America v. Weil, ending a long-running legal saga and putting to rest any question of whether home care workers will be afforded minimum wage and overtime protections. At issue is the Fair Labor Standards Act’s so-called companionship exemption. Home care workers were for […]

Inside One Agency’s Staff Retention Efforts

High staff turnover rates have plagued the home care industry in recent years, but one provider is looking to buck that trend. Caregiver turnover rates rose from 39.4% industry wide in 2009 to 61.6% in 2014, according to a study released earlier this year by Home Care Pulse and the Home Care Association of America. […]

DOL to Delay Home Care Wage Rule Enforcement

A rule that makes nearly 2 million home care workers eligible for minimum wage and overtime protections won’t be enforced until 30 days after a federal appeals court mandates compliance, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Friday. Although the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on Aug. 21 that the […]

NAHC Asks Court to Delay Home Care Wage, Overtime Regs

Two motions have been filed in the case over the extension of minimum wage and overtime protections to nearly 2 million home care workers, one seeking to expedite implementation and the other aiming to delay the rule going into effect. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and two other associations filed a […]

Home Care Providers Await Next Legal Moves in Wage Drama

Days after a federal appeals court upheld the Department of Labor’s rules making nearly 2 million home care workers eligible for minimum wage and overtime protections, state officials are taking steps to comply with the regulations, though Supreme Court review and further delay of implementation remains possible. Fifteen states already provide minimum wage and overtime protections […]

Federal Court Strikes Down Overtime Wage Rules for Some Home Care Workers

Reversing a hotly contested wage rule decided earlier this year, a U.S. District Court ruling prior to the holiday Christmas that overturned certain minimum wage and overtime protections for home care workers has spurred mixed reactions between advocacy groups and industry stakeholders.  Considered a major victory by home care trade associations, the ruling in the […]

3 Threats Facing the Home Health Care Industry

As the elderly population grows in the coming years, so too will the home care industry — but not without facing significant threats, industry experts say. The baby boom population will push the demand for home health care, with more than 10,000 boomers turning 65 every day. In addition to the sheer demographics, home health […]

NAHC Files Lawsuit Against DOL Companionship Rules

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice and two other advocacy organizations have filed a lawsuit aiming to overturn a law by the U.S. Department of Labor, which they suggest has a negative impact on consumer-directed home care. The NAHC, Home Care Association of America and the International Franchise Association have filed suit against the […]