BATON ROUGE – A home health care worker alleges her Baton Rouge employer owes unpaid overtime wages and has filed a class-action suit.
Eunice Murphy, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Dec. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against Baton Rouge Elder Care LLC alleging that the employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that since her employment on Jan. 1, 2015, she regularly worked for more than 40 hours per week without receiving proper overtime premium. The plaintiff holds Baton Rouge Elder Care LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly recklessly disregarded the law by failing to pay proper overtime compensation at the rate of time-and-one-half her regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for all unpaid overtime wages and liquidated damages, plus interest, attorney's fees and costs and such further relief as may be necessary. She is represented by Philip Bohrer and Scott E. Brady of Bohrer Brady LLC in Baton Rouge.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:16-cv-00857