Caring People Inc.

Getman Sweeney is investigating Caring People Inc. of New Jersey and its principal owner operators for violations of New Jersey State overtime law on behalf of Home Health Aides for failing to pay overtime, failing to pay the hourly rate for all hours actually worked, and failing to keep all records of the work hours as required by law. Please contact Getman Sweeney if you worked for this employer and are interested in participating in litigation against this employer. Getman Sweeney will be joined by attorneys at Abbey Spanier in bringing this case.

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Answers to Common Questions – Posted January 16, 2013

What claims will be covered in this case?

The specific investigation is whether Caring People 1) failed to pay for all hours worked and 2) failed to pay wages at the rate of time and one half to Home Health Aides, 2) failed to reimburse workers for business expenses for the benefit of the employer.

What work locations are covered by this lawsuit?

The claims in this lawsuit covers New Jersey. If you worked for either company elsewhere in the United States and suffered similar or other violations, please contact Getman Sweeney to discuss your situation.

What damages are sought?

Damages sought include overtime wages, unpaid wages, reimbursement of out of pocket expenses, liquidated damages, plus prejudgment interest, and fees and costs for each violation. The attorneys will also seek to have the employers pay their legal fees and expenses, if they win the case.

How far back can claims be made?

Claims can be made for the period extending back three years from the date the complaint is filed in Court.

How do I join the case?

No case has yet been filed, but Getman Sweeney expects to file a case soon. If you would like to participate in this case and have your claims against this employer evaluated, please call Getman Sweeney at 845-255-9370 and ask to speak with Artemio Guerra or fill out the “Request for Information” at the right of your screen.

Do I have to pay to join the case?

No. The attorneys will be handling a case, if it is brought, on a contingent basis and will only be paid when we win through a settlement or final judgment. Furthermore, under the law, an employer found to violate the law must pay the attorneys’ reasonable fees and costs.

Can the employer fire me or take action against me for bringing or joining the case?

The law prohibits retaliation for joining an overtime lawsuit. If any employee suffers retaliation, the employer would be liable for at least double the injury caused to the employee, and possibly much more. Retaliation is rare in overtime cases, because an employer can suffer such serious penalties.

 

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