Hourly Nursing Home Employees Who Were Denied Overtime Pay May Be Entitled to Back Overtime Wages
(EMAILWIRE.COM, October 06, 2010 ) New York, NY The overtime lawyers working with IQOvertime.com are available to review unpaid overtime claims from nursing home employees who regularly work more than 40 hours a week and have been denied overtime pay. In general, hourly employees, including those working in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, are entitled to receive 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for every hour worked in excess of 40 during a single workweek. If you have been denied overtime pay as an hourly nursing home employee, visit http://www.iqovertime.com/hourly-nursing-home-employees-unpaid-overtime--41511.html to learn your rights in regard to overtime compensation.
Overtime violations in the healthcare industry are not uncommon, and hourly nursing home employees are not immune from these illegal wage and hour practices. In fact, in August 2010, hundreds of hourly nursing home employees were allowed to proceed in an overtime class action lawsuit against their employer, Heritage Enterprises. According to the unpaid overtime lawsuit, the Illinois-based nursing home holding company's automatic meal break deduction policy illegally deprived employees of overtime pay, as the plaintiffs were often required to work during meal periods. The unpaid overtime case alleged that the company's meal break policy violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, a federal wage and hour law which requires that employees be completely free of job duties during meal periods and cannot be considered as such if they are required to carry out any work-related tasks while eating. Nurses, therapists, clerks, housekeepers and technicians were among the hourly nursing home employees named in the overtime lawsuit.
If you have been denied overtime pay while working as an hourly employee in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you may be able to participate in a lawsuit to recover up to three years of back pay. Visit http://www.iqovertime.com/ today and complete the free case review form to find out if you are entitled to financial compensation. The overtime attorneys working with IQOvertime.com are offering this initial consultation at no cost and remain dedicated to protecting the rights of nursing home workers and other employees who have been wrongfully denied overtime pay.
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