Featured Cases

Reynolds v. Axiom Global Inc.

Tuesday, October 25 - 2016

Stephan Zouras, LLP represents current and former Contract Reviewers for Axiom Global Inc., a/k/a Axiom Law who worked more than 40 hours per week without being paid an overtime premium of 1 ½ times their regular rate.   Plaintiffs, who were paid by the hour, allege they were misclassified as exempt because they were not paid a guaranteed salary.  If you worked at Axiom or any other companies, such as Robert Half Legal and want more information on your rights, please contact us.  To join the case, please CLICK HERE.

 

Loan Officer Unpaid Wages Lawsuits and Investigations

Tuesday, August 16 - 2016

All too often, loan officers employed by banks, mortgage companies and other financial institutions are wrongfully denied overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours per week.  Failing to pay overtime is a rampant problem in this industry.   
 
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) defines a loan officer as someone that evaluates, authorizes or recommends approval of commercial, real estate or credit loans.  In addition, a loan officer may advise borrowers on financial status and payment methods and includes mortgage loan officers and agents, collection analysts, loan servicing officers and loan underwriters.  The DOL has stated that typical loan officers are entitled to minimum wage and overtime wages.  Likewise, loan offices are entitled to a guaranteed minimum wage and overtime under state wage laws.

Skilled Care Home Health Clinicians Misclassification Cases

Tuesday, January 06 - 2015

Stephan Zouras, LLP represents skilled care Clinicians, such as Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists, nationwide who have worked more than 40 hours in a workweek but did not receive overtime pay because they have been misclassified as “exempt” under federal and state wage laws.  
 
Many hospitals, medical institutions and home health agencies pay clinicians on a “per visit” basis for patient visits and an “hourly” basis for other work.  This type of “hybrid” compensation scheme is unlawful, and does not excuse the employer from paying overtime as required by federal and state wage laws.
 
Stephan Zouras, LLP has recently secured several multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of classes of Clinicians who worked for some of the largest health care systems in the United States.  We currently represent current and former Clinicians of Bayada Home Health Care, Inc., Tenet Healthcare (and its subsidiaries, including Vanguard Homecare), Centegra Health System, Residential Home Health, Health Resource Solutions and Adventist Midwest Health.  In addition, we are investigating similar claims nationwide against a number of institutions, including LHC Group, Greak Lakes Caring, Interim Healthcare, Maxim Healthcare Services, Addus Healthcare and others.  

Finnegan v. Federal Savings Bank

Friday, January 02 - 2015

Stephan Zouras, LLP represents current and former loan officers in a class and collective action seeking unpaid minimum and overtime wages.  Plaintiffs allege that The Federal Savings Bank, a residential mortgage company, failed to pay its loan officers a guaranteed salary and misclassified them as “exempt” to avoid paying minimum and overtime compensation.  Plaintiffs also claim the defendant failed to record actual time worked by its loan officers in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act “FLSA” and applicable state wage law.  On May 20, 2016 the Court granted conditional collective certification for 600 “outside sales” loan officers nationwide, alleging The Federal Savings Bank willfully violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying them as “exempt” and depriving them of overtime pay.  Plaintiffs are seeking to recover unpaid earned wages, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees and other damages on behalf of “outside sales” loan officers who worked anywhere in the United States.  If you worked for The Federal Savings Bank as a loan officer and would like to join the case, click here.  If you have questions regarding your wage and hour rights, please contact us.