Stephan Zouras, LLP represents Personal-Touch Home Care clinicians in a class and collective action seeking unpaid, earned overtime wages.
On January 3, 2019, we filed a federal class and collective class action lawsuit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Maryland Wage and Hour Law (MWHL) and the Maryland Wage Payment and Collection Law (MWPCL) on behalf of Personal-Touch clinicians.
We contend that in direct violation of federal and state laws, Personal-Touch Home Care failed to pay their clinicians overtime premium wages for hours worked in excess of 40. We allege that Personal-Touch Home Care 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, Personal-Touch Home Care made improper deductions from clinicians’ salary when they did not meet productivity requirements and failed to account or provide compensation for a wide array of work-related tasks clinicians 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.
Personal-Touch Home Care clinicians eligible to participate and seek damages in this lawsuit include Registered Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Medical Social Workers and employees in other, similarly skilled care positions.
Stephan Zouras, LLP have 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. You can read more about our home health lawsuits here.
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For more information on your rights as a Personal-Touch Home Care clinician, please contact us.