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04/26/2018

On April 19, 2018, a former home health aide for Kare Management Solutions, LLC filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia alleging violations of federal overtime laws.  The named plaintiff brought her claim individually and on behalf of similarly situated individuals, which includes all home health aides, and those in similar titles, who have worked for Kare Management Solutions within the past three years. Kare Management Solutions is a home healthcare agency that provides in-home healthcare services throughout Virginia.

The Complaint alleges that Kare Management Solutions violated federal law when it failed to pay its home healthcare workers the legally required overtime premium, which is one and one-half (1.5) times their regular hourly rate for all overtime hours worked.  Specifically, the Complaint alleges that Defendant violated the law by paying home health aides for overtime hours at a straight time rate, rather than at time-and-a-half.  The case is filed as a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action. The named plaintiff seeks unpaid overtime wages and liquidated (double) damages.

Plaintiffs' attorney Robert L. Schug of Nichols Kaster, PLLP explained, “We believe that the law has been quite clear that workers such as our client and other home health aides are entitled to overtime pay. We look forward to helping them get the pay they deserve.”

Plaintiffs are represented by Robert L. Schug and Jason D. Friedman from Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Francisco, California and Gregg C. Greenberg of Zipin, Amster, & Greenberg in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The case is entitled, Baker v. Kare Management Solutions, LLC No. 1:18-cv-00465 (Eastern District of Virginia).

Additional information about how to make a claim for overtime pay in the case may be found at www.nka.com or by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492.