Home Care Workers (HHAs/LPNs/CNAs)
Federal and state law governing minimum wages and overtime for Home Care Workers (Home Health Aides, Licensed Practical Nurses, or Certified Nurse Assistants) who work for agencies in private homes or nursing facilities providing care to the disabled and the elderly have recently changed to offer more protection to workers. Now Home Care Workers who are employed by an agency to work in private homes or nursing facilities are entitled to overtime and minimum wage under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and many state overtime laws (such as NY and CT overtime law). Getman, Sweeney & Dunn has successfully handled similar litigation for workers providing in-home health care services, litigating claims against Future Care, Inc., and SeniorBridge (a part of Humana at Home). Public and non-profit investigations show that wage theft is rampant within this industry, often by failing to pay for all hours of work.
If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse, Home Health Aide, or Certified Nurse Assistant, Getman, Sweeney & Dunn is happy to review your pay situation. 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.
If you work in this industry and would like to speak with us about whether you were paid all wages you were owed, please send us the information needed by filling out the Industry Inquiry form.