US Department of Labor recovers more than $40K in back pay, damages for Louisiana home healthcare workers denied overtime
Employer name: Universal HomeCare Service LLC
Investigation site: 213 Washington Ave.
Mansfield, LA 71052
Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found Universal HomeCare Service failed to pay 34 direct services workers overtime rates for hours over 40 in a workweek. The employer paid straight time when overtime pay was owed, a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Back wages recovered: $20,318 in overtime back wages
$20,318 in liquidated damages
Quote: “Home healthcare workers who provide care and companionship services often work long hours. They deserve to be paid every cent the law requires,“ said Wage and Hour District Director Troy Mouton in New Orleans. “Employers with questions about their obligations should contact us for free guidance that could help them avoid investigation and paying a significant amount of back wage and potential damages.”