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Unpaid Overtime Case Against Village Caregiving for Unpaid Travel Time

By Coffman Legal, LLC | Posted on Dec 21 2022

Our experienced unpaid Overtime Lawyers have filed a collective and class action lawsuit against Village Caregiving, LLC (“Village Caregiving”) for failing to compensate its hourly employees for all overtime hours worked.

On December 12, 2022, Coffman Legal filed a Collective and Class Action Complaint against Defendant Village Caregiving on behalf of hourly employees for their alleged failure to compensate their hourly healthcare employees for all overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”); the Ohio overtime compensation statute, Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 4111.03; and the Ohio Prompt Pay Act, Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 4113.15.

The Complaint alleges that Village Caregiving does not properly compensate its hourly employees for all work they perform because it does not pay employees for travel time between clients’ residences during the same workday. Hourly employees often travel between homes while providing in-home care to multiple clients during the same day. Although they traveled between these clients’ residences as part of their work assignments, the Complaint alleges that Village Caregiving did not compensate these employees for this time. As a result of this alleged failure to pay for travel time, many of Village Caregiving’s hourly employees worked overtime but were not compensated for it.

This lawsuit provides an example of various ways in which an employer like Village Caregiving may underpay its employees in violation of the FLSA. This unpaid overtime adds up over the course of weeks and years. The FLSA sets forth the minimum compensation employees must be paid, including overtime pay, and non-exempt hourly employees are entitled to receive full and proper compensation under the FLSA.

Our lawsuit seeks unpaid overtime wages since December 12, 2019, liquidated damages in an amount equal to the unpaid overtime (or, in other words, 200% of the unpaid overtime damages total when liquidated damages are also included), attorneys’ fees, and costs, among other things. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division and is entitled Butler v. Village Caregiving, LLC, Case No. 2:22-cv-4359.

Additional information about the unpaid overtime collective and class action against Village Caregiving may be found by contacting our office by phone at 1-888-619-2729 or emailing mcoffman@mcoffmanlegal.com. If you have any questions about whether you are being properly paid for all of the compensable hours you work, including during travel time, then contact our office today to speak with our experienced overtime attorneys regarding any wage and hour issues, including unpaid overtime.

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