Maxim Healthcare In-Home Aides Get Early Cert. In OT Suit

Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 6:52 PM ET) -- An Ohio federal judge on Wednesday granted early-stage certification to a proposed nationwide class of patient aides at home health care behemoth Maxim Healthcare Services Inc., nudging along a case that will hinge on the companionship services exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

U.S. District Judge Christopher A. Boyko gave the nod for lead plaintiff Jasmine Lawrence to apprise potential opt-in plaintiffs of the matter via emails, workplace posters and payroll check add-ons, and ordered Maxim to fork over discovery on potential opt-ins that Lawrence...
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