DOL issues exemption to ‘overtime’ rule for providers of Medicaid-funded services
Posted May 25, 2016
On May 23, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a policy statement in the Federal Register concerning a time-limited non-enforcement policy for providers of Medicaid-funded services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in residential homes and facilities with 15 or fewer beds.
From December 1, 2016, to March 17, 2019, the DOL will not enforce the updated salary threshold of $913 per week for the subset of employers covered by this non-enforcement policy. Throughout the duration of this non-enforcement policy, the DOL will engage in outreach and technical assistance efforts, including to providers of services in settings covered by this policy.
The non-enforcement policy does not apply to providers of Medicaid- funded services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in residential care facilities with 16 or more beds.
To be considered exempt, employees must meet certain minimum requirements related to their primary job duties and, in most instances, must be paid on a salary basis at not less than the minimum amounts specified in the regulations.
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