LAFAYETTE – A Louisiana woman is suing Acadiana Community Based Services over allegedly not paying home health caregivers overtime pay.

Lunda Joyce Butler filed a class-action lawsuit Jan. 7 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division, against Acadiana Community Based Services Inc. and Acadiana Alternatives Staffing Inc., alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, Butler and other workers similarly situated were not paid overtime for hours worked over 40 in a work week beginning Jan. 1, 2015. The suit says the defendants have systematically refused to pay overtime compensation, as well as pay for sick time and vacations. In addition, the claim states that Acadiana has not compensated employees accurately for the time they work.

Butler and other class members seek reimbursement for overtime wages, liquidated damages and attorney’s fees. They are represented by attorney Kenneth D. St. Pé of the Lafayette firm Kenneth D. St. Pé LLC.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Case number 6:16-CV-00017

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