If you are a home health care worker, you may be entitled to receive overtime pay depending on the types of services you provide and the nature of your working relationship.
Companies that hire workers to provide home health care services for individuals who (because of age or disability) are unable to care for themselves may be required to pay overtime compensation.
Workers are usually entitled to overtime if they work for a home care aide company and spend most of their time providing assistance with activities of daily living. This type of care includes assistance with dressing, grooming, feeding, bathing, toileting, and transferring. It can also include things that enable a person to live independently at home, like preparing meals, driving, light housework, and assistance with taking medications.
Recently, courts have awarded overtime pay to home health care aides who worked 24-hour live-in shifts but were not paid time-and-a-half for working over 40 hours in a week.
Our law firm is experienced in representing workers in unpaid overtime lawsuits. Typically, we bring these cases as a class action, so you won't be fighting the company by yourself. You will have a team of lawyers representing you and your co-workers. And because we take these cases on a contingent fee basis, there's no cost to you. We don't get paid unless we get money for you and the class.
If you believe that you have been cheated out of overtime pay, fill out the form at the bottom of this page. One of our lawyers will contact you to schedule a free 30-minute consultation so that we can get your side of the story and evaluate your rights under the state and federal wage and hour laws.