NEW ORLEANS – A health care worker has filed a class-action lawsuit against a New Orleans business over allegations she was not properly compensated for overtime work.
Bridget Banks Sartin, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Dec. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Advance Home Care Services LLC alleging that the employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she did not receive proper compensation for all overtime hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. The plaintiff holds Advance Home Care Services LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly paid her straight time only instead of paying her the overtime rate of one-and-one-half times her regular rate for all hours worked over 40 per workweek.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order permitting this case to proceed as a collective action, award for all unpaid overtime wages, plus liquidated damages, attorney's fees and costs and such other necessary relief. She is represented by Philip Bohrer and Scott E. Brady of Bohrer Brady LLC in Baton Rouge.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-17263