Lebau & Neuworth recently persuaded the federal court in Maryland to grant a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action (a type of class action) for current and former in-home caregivers who worked for Visiting Angels in Maryland. The case, Njoroge et al. v. Primacare Partners, LLC., Civil No. 22-0425-BAH, applies to all current and former in-home caregivers employed by a Maryland Visiting Angels franchise at any time from February 22, 2019 to the present.
The lawsuit was filed by several former health aides of Visiting Angers who worked as in-home caregivers providing care for persons in need. The workers are alleging that they and other similarly situated in-home caregivers regularly worked multiple 24-hour shifts in a row and/or worked more than 40 hours a week but were not paid overtime wages. They also allege that they were not paid at least the required minimum wage for all hours worked.
Lebau & Neuworth has a long and successful track record for fighting for the rights of aides, companions and caregivers. See our past blogs.
If you think you and/or your co-workers have been improperly paid, the attorneys at Lebau & Neuworth may be able to help; we are experienced at litigation wage issues. For more information, contact us at 888-456-2529 or lebauneuworth.com/contact-us.