Home Health

Agency to pay $140,000 after overtime lawsuit from DOL

A Pennsylvania home health agency will pay $66,000 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 98 registered nurses and licensed practical nurses after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor noted a failure to pay overtime wages, including payment for ancillary work and work-related travel, according to a DOL news release.

A federal court entered a consent judgment resolving the DOL lawsuit against Revolutionary Home Health Inc. of Olyphant, Pa., according to the June 2 release.

The agency will also pay $8,000 in civil penalties the department assessed “given the repeat nature of the violations and the employer’s reckless disregard of the Fair Labor Standards Act,” according to the release.

View the release, complaint and consent judgment