January 12, 2017 - Posts

Tennessee Judge Approves $1.75 Million Overtime Settlement For 559 Home Health Workers

A federal judge in Middle Tennessee recently approved a $1.75 million settlement that will provide overtime pay to more than 550 home health workers who regularly worked more than 40 hours per week without receiving overtime pay.


In a lawsuit brought by a former nurse for Intrepid, Barrett Johnston Martin & Garrison represented 559 home health workers who were paid a fee for each home visit they completed, but who regularly had to complete medical charting at the end of the day without receiving any additional pay. These home health workers include nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, LPNs, and others. As these workers alleged, home health employers cannot pay their employees a fee for each home visit while also allowing their employees to perform unrecorded additional work at the end or beginning of the day such as medical charting.


Are you a home health worker who is required to complete medical charts after completing your daily home visits? You may be entitled to overtime pay.


We have successfully represented tens of thousands of healthcare workers all across the country in overtime cases. We work on a contingency, meaning we only get paid if we get a recovery for our clients. To learn more about our Wage & Overtime practice, click here.


Reference: M.D. Tenn. Case No. 3:14-cv-2005.

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