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Home Health Firm Owes Workers $1.5 Million in Back Pay, Damages

Dec. 6, 2022, 9:29 PM

Kynd Hearts Home Healthcare LLC must pay more than $1.5 million in back wages and liquidated damages after a federal court in Virginia granted summary judgment in favor of the Labor Department.

DOL accused the home health firm, which sends certified nursing assistants and patient care assistants to work directly with clients, of failing to pay overtime and keep required records. Kynd Hearts owes nearly $760,000 in back wages and the same amount again in liquidated damages, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia said.

There aren’t any material facts in dispute, Judge Elizabeth W. Hanes ...