The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit redefined Fair Labor Standards Act exemptions for home healthcare workers, narrowing exempt workers to those who directly work for the individual or for the family as opposed to a third party, such as a home care or temporary agency.
This decision carries several major implications for workers, direct employers and home care or temporary agencies. These include:
1. Home care or temporary agencies should review their practices as soon as possible to ensure that they are following the new laws.