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Registered Nurse Files Unpaid Overtime Case Against Evident Staffing

On April 14, 2021, a Registered Nurse lodged a lawsuit against Evident Staffing, Inc. (d/b/a Evident Healthcare Management and Evident Staffing, LLC) ("Evident"). She asserts claims for unpaid overtime compensation on behalf of herself and other health care workers who were employed by the company within the past three years.

Evident is in the business of providing health care staffing services in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and private homes. The Complaint alleges that Evident only paid its health care workers at their regular hourly rate when they worked overtime hours and did not pay them the required time-and-a-half overtime premium pay. It seeks to maintain the case as a collective action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and a class action under the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act. The Complaint requests overtime backpay and double damages for the health care workers.

Michele R. Fisher, one of the attorneys representing the health care workers, stated, "these health care workers provide a very important service of caring for our community's elderly, ill, and disabled. They have continued to do this challenging work despite the risk in this pandemic and should be paid overtime pay for the long hours they dedicate to their job."

Plaintiffs are represented by Michele R. Fisher and Kayla M. Kienzle of Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Francisco, California. The case is entitled, Tools et al. v. Evident Staffing, Inc. (d/b/a Evident Healthcare Management and Evident Staffing, LLC.), Case No. 0:21-cv-00983 (District of Minnesota).

Additional information about the case and how health care workers can make a claim for unpaid overtime wages can be found at www.nka.com, by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 448-0492 ext. 267, or by emailing the clerk on the case at jmcguire@nka.com.

Nichols Kaster, with more than thirty lawyers in offices in Minneapolis and San Francisco, represents employees and consumers in individual, class, and collective action lawsuits throughout the country. The firm has recently received a First Tier ranking on the 2021 Best Law Firms List in Minneapolis for Litigation-Labor and Employment by U.S. News-Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms."