The Department of Labor has prevailed in a lawsuit claiming that 44 home care aids were misclassified as independent contractors and not paid overtime wages.

At Home Personal Care Services LLC will have to pay $128,446 to the DOL’s Wage and Hour division, who will then compensate the workers, Judge Leonie Brinkema said April 15. She oversaw a two-day bench trial at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

The government’s inquiry into At Home’s pay practices...