Following his ruling on December 22 finding the DOL’s regulations limiting the companionship exemption to overtime a violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, on New Year’s Eve Judge Richard J. Leon issued a stay in the form of a temporary restraining order.  Home Care Ass’n of Am. v. Weil, D.D.C., No. 14-CV-967, DKT 26 (12/31/14).  This Order restrains the Department from implementation of the revised rule until January 15, 2015.  A hearing on Home Care Association of America’s request for an injunctive order extending this stay is scheduled to be held on January 9, 2015.  Watch this space for further developments.