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Unpaid Overtime Case Against Village Caregiving for Unpaid Travel Time

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Dec 21 2022

Our firm has filed a lawsuit against Village Caregiving LLC alleging that it did not properly compensate its hour employees for all overtime hours worked because of unpaid travel time.

On December 12, 2022, our experienced unpaid Overtime Lawyers filed a Collective and Class Action lawsuit against Village Caregiving for allegedly violating the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Ohio state law. Specifically, the lawsuit states that Village Caregiving does not compensate its hourly employees for time spent traveling between clients’ residences during the same workday. When hourly employees spend time traveling between patients’ residences during the same workday, they must be paid for that time.

Because of this alleged failure to pay for travel time, many of Village Caregiving’s hourly employees worked overtime but were not compensated for it. Over time, this unpaid overtime adds up, and non-exempt employees are entitled to receive their full compensation under the law. The Department of Labor’s publicly available guidance provides that employees must be paid when traveling between worksites in the same day. Once employees begin their first job duty, this begins the continuous workday and the time spent working after it (such as traveling to another home) must be paid.

Our lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, and is called Butler v. Villace Caregiving, LLC, Case No. 2:22-cv-4359. If you would like additional information about the unpaid overtime lawsuit against Village Caregiving, please contact our office by phone at 1-888-619-2729 or by emailing mcoffman@mcoffmanlegal.com. Our experienced employment attorneys can answer any questions you have about your rights to overtime pay, including if your time spent traveling should be paid.

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