LHC Group Home Health Nurses & Therapists Sue for Unpaid Earned Wages
Stephan Zouras, LLP represents LHC Group clinicians in a class and collective action seeking unpaid earned overtime wages.
On September 12, 2018, a federal class and collective class action lawsuit was filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Arizona wage statute (AWS) on behalf of LHC Group clinicians nationwide.
We contend that in direct violation of federal and state laws, LHC Group failed to pay their clinicians overtime premium wages for hours worked in excess of 40.
We allege that LHC Group intentionally and wrongfully classified their clinicians as overtime exempt to avoid properly paying them for all of their time worked, including significant time worked in excess of 40 hours in given workweeks.
Instead, LHC Group paid 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.
As a result, clinicians were deprived of pay for a wide array of work-related tasks they were required to perform a regular basis. These tasks include, but are not limited to, preparing for patients visits, traveling between patients’ homes, documenting information from patient visits (“charting”) and coordinating patient care with other providers.
LHC Group clinicians eligible to participate and seek damages in this lawsuit include Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and employees in other, similarly skilled care positions.
For more information on your rights as an LHC Group clinician, please contact us.