Minimum Wage

DOL releases final subminimum wage rules

Friday, September 9, 2016The Department of Labor has released new regulations, clarifying the obligations of government agencies and businesses with 14(c) certificates to workers with disabilities being paid subminimum wages. Section 14(c) refers to the provision of the New Deal-era Fair Labor Standards…

Caregivers given additional time to comply with new Obama overtime rules

Wednesday, June 1, 2016Certain employers of caregivers for people with disabilities will be given an extra 34 months to comply with the Obama Administration’s new overtime regulations, a move that comes in response to concerns from industry representatives that the rules could…

Judge rules against sheltered workshop’s subminimum wage practices

Friday, February 19, 2016In a potentially groundbreaking decision, an administrative law judge ruled February 2 that an Ohio nonprofit must pay backpay to three workers, whom it previously was paying $2.50 an hour under a program that allows it to pay subminimum

Circuit Court reinstates home-care worker regulations

Wednesday, September 2, 2015The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has upheld new Obama Administration regulations that, for the first time, extend minimum wage and overtime protections to as many as two million in-home caregivers for the elderly and…

Disability rights groups file briefs in caregivers, worker protection case

Monday, May 4, 2015Some of the nation’s largest disability rights groups are backing home health care providers in their lawsuit opposing the Obama Administration’s rules requiring overtime and minimum wage protections for caregivers. Under a 1974 amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act,…

Judge strikes down new in-home worker protections

Tuesday, December 30, 2014The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled December 22 that the Obama Administration exceeded its executive authority when it promulgated new rules extending minimum wage and overtime protections to an estimated two million previously uncovered caregivers. As…