Network of Community Options, Inc. is facing a proposed class action that claims the defendant failed to pay its home care workers proper overtime wages and, at times, paid them less than the federal minimum wage.
Network of Community Options, Inc. is on the receiving end of a proposed collective action lawsuit that alleges violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Specifically, the suit claims the defendant failed to pay its home care workers proper overtime wages and, at times, paid them less than the federal minimum wage. The two named plaintiffs say they were responsible for assisting clients with developmental disabilities and often worked between 12 and 14 hours per day, seven days per week, for an hourly wage of $18.00. Despite working more than 40 hours per week, the women allege that they didn’t receive time-and-a-half overtime wages, even after complaining to the defendant’s human resources department that they weren’t being paid properly.
Further, the complaint argues that the number of hours the plaintiffs worked occasionally caused their regular hourly wage to fall below the required minimum rate of $7.25 per hour.