Amedisys Stiffed Home-Health Workers On OT, Nurses Say

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT) -- Former home-health workers hit Amedisys Inc. with a proposed class action in Connecticut federal court Thursday, accusing the home-health and hospice care giant of misclassifying them as exempt from overtime pay and other wage violations.

The suit, brought by former Amedisys nurses Julie Cook, Scott Tomkins and Joseph G. Husk, says the company willfully violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by paying its home-health workers based on a point system and not actual hours worked, and refused to pay them overtime.

“Amedisys’ compensation scheme encourages employees...
To view the full article, register now.

Documents

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Cook et al v. Amedisys, Inc.


Case Number

3:12-cv-01082

Court

Connecticut

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards

Judge

Warren W. Eginton

Date Filed

July 25, 2012

Law Firms

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.