Lincare hit with another overtime-related lawsuit

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Jeffrey Sawyer has filed a class action lawsuit against Health Care Solutions at Home and Lincare, alleging the companies failed to properly compensate him for all the hours he worked, according to PennRecord.

Sawyer, who filed a complaint on Oct. 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, alleges that he worked for more than 40 hours per week without being paid overtime compensation, and that the companies failed to properly figure base pay and maintain correct records, according to PennRecord, which cover’s Pennsylvania’s legal system.

Sawyer requests a trial by jury, and seeks damages, liquidated damages, court costs, interest and any further relief the court grants, PennRecord says.

This isn’t the first time Lincare has been hit with such a lawsuit: The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California ruled in August that non-exempt employees who work in California for Alpha Respiratory and Lincare could proceed with their lawsuit as a class action. Honorable Judge Morrison England ruled that non-exempt employees who worked for the companies in California since Oct. 21, 2010, can seek back overtime wages and premiums for missed meal breaks.

The lawsuit in California alleges Alpha Respiratory and Lincare failed to pay their hourly employees in California overtime wages, failed to provide the legally mandated meal and rest breaks, and failed to provide accurate wage statements required by state law.