Case Number: 2:17-cv-01187-TR

Practice Area: Employment Law & Unpaid Wages

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $725,000.00

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Berger Montague served as lead counsel and obtained a $725,000 settlement in this wage and hour lawsuit against Golden Age Home Care, Inc., on behalf of approximately 323 individuals employed in the United States as Home Health Aides during the time period at issue. Led by Shanon J. Carson and Camille Fundora Rodriguez of Berger Montague, the plaintiffs brought this unpaid overtime case alleging violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201, et seq., and Pennsylvania Labor Laws. The case was litigated in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and was captioned Thorpe v. Golden Age Home Care, Inc., No. 2:17-cv-01187-TR (E.D. Pa.).

The plaintiffs were non-exempt, hourly paid Home Health Aides who were staffed by Golden Age Home Care to provide home care services to elderly and disabled clients. Plaintiffs routinely worked well over forty (40) hours per workweek, throughout the duration of their assignments, and were paid only a straight hourly rate, with no overtime pay for hours worked in excess of forty. Additionally, plaintiffs were not compensated for any travel time spent driving from one client’s home to another during regular work hours. Plaintiffs primarily claimed that they were not paid for all hours worked and were not paid an overtime rate when they worked more than forty (40) hours per week. The settlement resolved the claims alleged in the action.

If you have experienced unpaid wages, unpaid overtime compensation, unreimbursed business expenses, or other wage and hour violations under federal or state laws by your employer, please contact Berger Montague. Our award-winning employment lawyers are available to speak with you free of charge.

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