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Home Instead Companions, Caregivers, and similar positions

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Federal and state law governing minimum wages and overtime for Home Care Workers who work for agencies in private homes providing care to the disabled and the elderly have recently changed to offer more protection to workers. Since January 1, 2015, Home Care Workers who are employed by an agency to work in private homes are entitled to overtime the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and many state overtime laws (such as NY and CT overtime law). Getman Sweeney Dunn has handled similar litigation for workers providing in-home health care services and is currently litigating claims against Future Care, Inc., and SeniorBridge (a part of Humana at Home). We are currently investigating whether Home Instead has violated wage and hour laws. Public and non-profit investigations show that wage theft is rampant within this industry, often by failing to pay overtime. If you are a Companion, Caregiver, Personal Care Aide, Home Health Aide, or similar position working for Home Instead, or have worked at Home Instead in the past three years, Getman, Sweeney & Dunn would like to speak with you. Please call us at (845) 255-9370 or send us an email. The consultation is confidential and free, and there is no obligation to bring a case.

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