January 18, 2018 - Posts

Overtime Lawsuit Filed Against Rehab Synergies, LLC Based on Productivity Requirements

On January 5, 2018, our firm filed a lawsuit against Rehab Synergies, LLC alleging the healthcare company violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by failing to pay its therapists in  Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) proper overtime pay.  The complaint was filed in federal court in the Southern District of Texas Case No. 7:18-cv-00004.


The complaint alleges that company mandated productivity requirements compel therapists to work off the clock in order to boost their productivity score.  Examples include working through an unpaid meal break, clocking out but remaining at work, or taking work home to finish off the clock. According to the lawsuit, these therapists are due overtime pay for this off the clock work.  It should be noted that the allegations in the complaint have yet to be proven, and the company is entitled to assert defenses including denying the allegations.


If you are a therapist working off the clock due to impossible productivity requirements, send us a message or give us a call. Email our partner, Jerry Martin, at jmartin@barrettjohnston.com. He will gladly answer your questions on a confidential basis. You can also read about the trouble with productivity requirements in one of our previous articles.


While our office is located in Nashville, Tennessee, we handle cases all across the country. We represent health care workers in wage and overtime claims and whistleblower claims for fraudulently billing Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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