Senators Ask Labor Department to Change Stance on Companionship Services Exemption

A group of 15 Senate Democrats led by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has asked the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) to reconsider its position supporting the exemption of companionship services workers from wage and overtime requirements. The group sent a letter June 11 to Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis noting that the U.S. Supreme Court’s…