The Obama administration is giving home care agencies extra time to comply with new federal wage rules.
The U.S. Department of Labor says it will wait until June 2015 to start enforcing regulations that apply the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1974 (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime standards to home health agencies.
For the rest of the year, the department will exercise prosecutorial discretion when making decisions about how to enforce the new requirements, officials say.
The department completed the FLSA standards regulations in October 2013. In the regulations, the department set the standards to take effect Jan. 1, 2015.