A former home care provider who worked for Pride N’ Living Home Care, Inc. filed a lawsuit on October 11, 2018, alleging violations of federal and state overtime laws. She brought the case on behalf of herself, and other similarly situated employees who worked for Pride N’ Living Home Care, Inc. providing home care services.
The Complaint alleges that Pride N’ Living Home Care paid its home care workers straight time for their overtime hours worked rather than the legally-required 1.5 times their hourly rate of pay. The lawsuit, filed as a collective action under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, and as a class action under Minnesota state law, seeks unpaid overtime compensation and double damages. The Complaint states that the plaintiff worked overtime hours caring for a quadriplegic client, but Pride N’ Living Home Care Inc. only paid her straight time, rather than the required overtime premium.
Plaintiffs' attorney Michele R. Fisher of Nichols Kaster, PLLP explained, “in-home care workers provide essential services to some of the most vulnerable members of our community, the elderly, infirm, and disabled. The personal services home care workers provide, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming, allow individuals to remain living in the comfort of their homes. We seek to get these workers paid the overtime pay they earned working long hours providing these important services.”
Plaintiffs are represented by Michele R. Fisher and Neil D. Pederson from Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and San Francisco, California. The case is entitled, Reed v. Pride N’ Living Home Care, Inc. No. 0:18-cv-02906 (District of Minnesota).
Additional information about how to make a claim for overtime pay in the case may be found at by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP toll free at (877) 344-4628, ext. 224.