Since May 18, 2016, there have been numerous articles addressing the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overtime rules. The Department of Labor (DOL) had been working on these revisions since 2014. As part of the process, the DOL took public comments and received over 270,000 responses before issuing the proposed regulations on May 17th.
This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear arguments on whether the Labor Department has the authority to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to workers who provide home care assistance to elders and people with disabilities. This federal court case affects all of us.