A federal judge in Washington for the second time in a month struck down a piece of U.S. Department of Labor regulations intended to expand minimum-wage and overtime protections for home care workers.

Trade groups representing home care provider companies argued the department unlawfully narrowed the definition of “companionship services” eligible for exemptions from minimum-wage and overtime requirements. U.S District Judge Richard Leon on Wednesday agreed, finding Congress had already clearly spoken on the scope of “companionship services.”

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