Lawsuit Investigation: Were Healthcare Workers Shorted on Overtime Pay During COVID?

Last Updated on January 24, 2024

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Healthcare employees who worked overtime during the COVID-19 pandemic and who received bonuses due to critical staffing shortages.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with believe that healthcare workers who received incentive bonuses during the COVID-19 pandemic should have also, by law, seen an increase in their overtime rates. They are now speaking with healthcare workers, free of charge, to help these individuals determine whether they were illegally underpaid and, if so, whether they can take legal action.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit could help healthcare employees recover the difference between what they were legally entitled to and what they actually received in overtime wages during the pandemic. A successful case could also force employers to change the way they issue overtime pay to ensure they comply with the law.
Could I Get Fired for Speaking Up?
Federal law strictly prohibits companies from retaliating against employees simply because they’ve exercised their legal rights.