February 5, 2020

On January 16, 2020,  the US Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-awaited Final Rule to update and revise DOL's interpretation of joint employment... Read more

May 7, 2019

2019 Self-Direction Conference Breakout Session: Sarah Marcus and Melissa Murphy, from the Office of the Solicitor at the Federal Department of Labor, addressed how the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applies to common situations encountered in... Read more

April 17, 2019

In April 2019, Applied Self-Direction held a member-only webinar, Exploring the New Department of Labor (DOL) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Joint Employment. During this webinar, Kate Murray from Applied Self-Direction explored the... Read more

November 23, 2016

Comments from the NRCPDS' 3 membership groups in response to the Department of Labor's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to restrict the use of the companionship exemption.

November 23, 2016

On December 27, 2011 the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division released a notice of proposed rule making. The proposed rules would revise the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) "companionship exemption", an exemption from the minimum wage and... Read more

November 16, 2016

This session assesses the home care rule's impact on VD-HCBS programs, including detailed coverage of the new companionship exemption requirements, as well as changes to joint employment status, shared living, and live-in worker rules. In... Read more

November 16, 2016

On Wednesday, January 14, Judge Richard Leon of the DC District Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in Home Care Association v. Weil, vacating the FLSA Home Care Rule. DOL is expected to appeal the ruling. This webinar recording is an overview... Read more

November 10, 2016

This November 2014 FMS member forum focused on the Home Care Rule Time-Limited Non-Enforcement Policy, which delays enforcement by the Department of Labor of the new Companionship and Live-in Worker Exemption Rules. The webinar described the... Read more

November 10, 2016

In October 2014, Mollie Murphy hosted a webinar for NRCPDS FMS Members at Boston College on various guidance impacting FMS providers.The webinar presented the guidance issued by the Department of Labor addressing unpaid sleep time, as well as... Read more

November 4, 2016

On March 28, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) released new guidance regarding the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to shared living programs. Attached you will find documents relating to the new guidance developed for the... Read more


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