Los Angeles, CA: Caregivers at Personal Care Services, Inc. are alleging that the nursing home failed to properly pay them overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and California labor law.
Complaints have been made against the Home Instead Senior Care franchise, operated by Personal Care Services, stating it violated California wage and hour laws by only paying its caregivers a flat fee per shift, failing to account of the total hours the caregivers worked.
Specific complaints relate to the defendants scheduled workers for 12 hours per day Monday through Friday, totaling roughly 60 hours per week, while only compensating them with a flat rate of $96 per day.
California labor law differs from other state labor law, particularly regarding overtime pay. In California, employees who are not exempt from overtime pay are entitled to one-and-one-half times their regular hourly wage for hours worked in excess of eight in one day. Non-exempt California workers are further entitled to two times their regular hourly wage for working more than 12 hours in one day.