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Proposed Changes Affecting Employment at Michigan Home Help Care Agencies

When it comes to establishing basic terms and conditions of employment, such as hiring someone as an independent contractor or as a W-2 employee, business owners generally enjoy significant leeway. But this could change for certain Michigan businesses providing home help care services under proposed changes by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH). This … Continue Reading

Extending the Fair Labor Standards Act’s Overtime & Minimum Wage Coverage to Home Health Care Workers

Michigan home health care companies and the home health care industry are facing significant changes under the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule change to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) 1975 “companionship exemption.”    Proposed FLSA Revision  On December 27, 2011 the DOL published a notice of proposed rulemaking to revise the companionship … Continue Reading
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