Evelyn Coke, a domestic worker, brought a lawsuit against her former employer, Long Island Care at Home, LTD., alleging that it failed to pay her minimum? wage? and? overtime? pay? as? required under the FLSA and New York law. The FLSA exempts ?any employee employed in domestic service employment to provide companionship services for individuals who?are unable to care for themselves.? 29 U.S.C. ? 213(a)(15). At issue was whether the term ?domestic service employee? includes only employees paid by the individual or family ?whom? they ?serve, ?or ?whether ?it ?also includes employees paid by an agency to work in someone else?s home, like the plaintiff. A Department of Labor (DOL) ?interpretation? clarifies that the exemption includes those ?companionship? workers who ?are employed by an employer or agency other than the family or household? ?using? ?their? ?services.?? ?29? ?CFR? ?? 552.109(a).? However,? a? DOL? ?General Regulation?? defines ??domestic ?service employment? as ?services of a household nature performed by an employee in or about a private home?of the person by whom he or she is employed.? 29 CFR ? 552.3. less weight than the ?regulation?, but the Court found the distinction unavailing, in part because the same notice and comment process was followed for each. The Court also found the ?interpretation? more specific than the regulation and therefore controlling. Long Island Care at Home, LTD., et al. v. Coke, 127 S. Ct. 2339 (6/11/2007; Breyer, writing for a unanimous Court)