I am a big believer in advice from the U.S. Department of Labor. I have applauded the re-introduction of opinion letters and I welcome any published guidance (on any subject) so I can better advise/counsel my clients on compliance issues. The home health care industry has been aflutter recently with all kinds of litigation and

The US Department of Labor is always issuing (and has always issued) regulations implementing and interpreting the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Oft times, practitioners are arguing to a court either that the regulations should be deferred to or that the regulations are not binding on a court and should be struck down.

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