The final ruling on the Federal Companionship Exemption took place recently as a result of a new proposal by the Obama administration. On the surface, the issue appears to be the eligibility of in-home caregivers to receive fair wages and overtime pay. Up until now, daily live-in senior care has been exempt from overtime pay under the companionship exemption within the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
In-home senior care franchise owners are anticipating huge changes in early May due to Obama's Affordable Care Act. One of the biggest issues at hand is the repeal of the companion exemption.