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US Department of Labor recovers $110K in back wages, damages for 46 workers whose New Orleans employer withheld overtime pay

Southern Care Connection LLC paid straight-time wages for hours over 40 in a workweek

Employer name:                Southern Care Connection LLC, operating as #1 in Homecare

Investigation site:            1539 Jackson Ave., Suite 120

                                                    New Orleans, LA 70130   

Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found Southern Care Connection LLC, operating as #1 in Homecare, paid 46 non-exempt employees straight time for overtime for hours over 40 in a workweek, denying these workers the time and one-half overtime premium required by the Fair Labor Standards Act

 Back wages recovered:  $55,038 in back wages

                                                     $55,038 in liquidated damages

Quote: “Home care workers often work long hours to provide critical services for those who need help most,” said District Director Troy Mouton in New Orleans. “They should be paid every cent required by law, including time and one-half their regular rate of pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. Failing to do so denies workers of their rightful, hard-earned wages and leaves employers liable for the costly consequences of liquidated damages and possibly penalties.” 

Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, including a search tool to use if you think you may be owed back wages collected by the division and how to file an online complaint. For confidential compliance assistance, employees and employers can call the agency’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243), regardless of where they are from. Download the agency’s new Timesheet App for iOS and Android devices – also available in Spanish – to ensure hours and pay are accurate.

Wage and Hour Division
July 9, 2024
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Media Contact: Chauntra Rideaux
Media Contact: Juan Rodriguez
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