Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2023, 5:52 PM

Home Health Aides Get Partial Group Status in Overtime Dispute

Jennifer Bennett
Legal Reporter

Live-in home health aides who say their employer owes them overtime pay may pursue some federal claims as a collective, but a federal judge rejected their bid to litigate state-law claims as a class.

The Fairfield Healthcare Services Inc. workers won conditional certification of a Fair Labor Standards Act collective for their allegation that the company didn’t include food and lodging values when calculating overtime pay rates, but failed to meet group status requirements on other claims, the US District Court for the District of Connecticut said.

Gwendoline Aboah and Tania Stewart accuse their former employer, which does business ...

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