In 2014, we filed, and then quickly settled for $3 million, a collective and class action complaint on behalf of nurses and therapists seeking unpaid overtime wages against Guardian Home Care Holdings, Inc. and its parent company Accentcare, Inc. The plaintiff, a registered nurse, alleged that the company’s “fee per visit” payment system violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) because she, along with hundreds of other nurses and therapists, were paid both fees for each visit and by the hour for other work such as meetings and administrative tasks. For more information about the case, click here.
In early 2017, after more than two years of hard-fought litigation, we reached a $1.75 million settlement on behalf of home health workers seeking overtime wages owed to them from Intrepid U.S.A., Inc. The case was filed on behalf of Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Licensed Practical Nurses who worked more than 40 hours per week without receiving overtime pay. As alleged in the lawsuit, the company’s “fee per visit” payment system violated the FLSA because the company allowed its employees to perform unrecorded additional work at the end or beginning of the day such as medical charting. Over 550 workers ultimately joined the case. For more information about the case, click here.
To learn more about our Wage & Overtime Practice Group and the types of overtime violations we commonly encounter, click here.
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