On February 2, 2015, a former employee of Golden Homes Services in Atlanta, Georgia filed a lawsuit alleging that Golden Homes violated the Fair Labor Standards (“FLSA”) by failing to pay time and one-half overtime to its Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA). The former CNA alleged that Golden Homes was a staffing company that placed CNAs in its client’s assisted living facilities and similar type facilities.
The former employee alleged that the CNAs saw a number of patients per day at these facilities and worked more than forty hours per week. The former employee alleged, however, that Golden Homes did not compensate the CNAs at a rate of time and one-half for all hours over forty and therefore, owed its CNAs unpaid overtime, liquidated damages, and attorneys’ fees and costs. After the filing of the overtime complaint, the case between the former CNA and Golden Homes settled.
Under the FLSA, hourly employees must be paid time and one-half for all hours over forty in a work week. If you were not paid overtime, you not only are entitled to back pay but also liquidated damages a/k/a double damages that double the amount of your back pay. Additionally, you are entitled to attorneys’ fees and costs. For more information, contact us.