Home healthcare aides, caregivers and companions often are victims of unlawful wage practices. But Lebau & Neuworth attorneys have a dedicated history of representing these workers to get the pay owed to them.
Recently, Lebau & Neuworth filed a lawsuit on behalf of a caregiver who was employed to provide in-home support services to persons with disabilities. The worker, who was paid on an hourly basis, alleged that the employer failed to pay them overtime wages for all overtime hours worked as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Maryland Wage and Hour Law. After engaging in discovery to determine the amount of wages owed to the employee, the attorneys at Lebau & Neuworth were able to reach a settlement for the employee – and the employer paid for the attorney fees.
Currently, the attorneys at Lebau & Neuworth are representing workers employed as in-home caregivers for senior citizens by PrimaCare Partners, LLC, d/b/a Visiting Angels. The in-home caregivers are non-salaried, non-exempt employees who work shifts as long as 12 hours, and some are required to live in their clients’ homes for days at a time.
Although the in-home caregivers regularly work overtime hours, they are not paid the required overtime wages. What’s more, some in-home caregivers, who are paid on a day-rate basis, are not paid the required minimum wages when their wages are divided by their total hours worked.
The attorneys at Lebau & Neuworth are working diligently to zealously represent the rights of these clients and recover their owed minimum and overtime wages. This case has been filed on behalf of all similarly situated employees.
If you have worked overtime and were not paid all of your owed wages, the lawyers at Lebau & Neuworth may be able to help. For more information, contact us at 888-456-2529 or lebauneuworth.com/contact-us.