On June 5, 2017, the U.S. District Court granted Plaintiff’s motion to certify a class action of all home health care workers who worked for Home Care Network, Inc. throughout the state of Ohio between January 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016. This ruling is likely to affect hundreds of home health care workers in the state of Ohio.
The plaintiff is a former home health care worker for Home Care Network who was paid her “straight-time” (i.e. no time and a half for overtime hours) hourly rate for all hours worked, including hours worked over 40 hours per week. As of January 1, 2015, the law changed to require third-party home care providers to pay time and one half overtime wages to home health care workers when they work over 40 hours per week. However, the plaintiff alleges that Home Care Network continued to pay her and her co-workers their regular hourly rate for all hours worked.
By granting class certification, the court has given plaintiff permission to pursue back wages not just for herself, but for all of her fellow home health care workers who were also denied their proper wages.
Home health care workers are among the most common victims of wage theft. They typically work long hours, and many third party home health care providers have been slow to adopt the new law requiring overtime pay for hours over 40 per week. Markovits, Stock & DeMarco represents the interests of hundreds of home health care workers around the country in actions to recover unpaid overtime wages.
If you are a home health care worker who has been paid your “straight-time” hourly rate for overtime hours at any time since January 1, 2015, you might be entitled to back wages. Call Markovits, Stock & DeMarco for a free, confidential case evaluation, or complete the form below and someone from our firm will contact you.
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