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Federal judge strikes raises for home health workers

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One of President Obama’s attempts to stimulate the economy has been nixed by a federal court.

U.S. District Judge Robert Leon ruled that the U.S. Department of Labor overstepped its authority when it ruled in 2011 that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) covers home health care workers. Leon noted in his opinion that in-home healthcare workers have always been exempted from the FLSA’s minimum-wage and overtime protections.

The ruling applied to only workers who provide primarily “fellowship and protection,” not those who provide more extensive services such as skilled nursing services.

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