Thursday, December 20, 2012
Swope Health Services hit with class action lawsuit for failure to pay overtime to employees
The Paulus Law Firm has filed a class and collective lawsuit against Swope Community Enterprises and Swope Health Services on behalf current and former community support specialists. The class action lawsuit pending in the Western District of Missouri alleges that Swope Community Enterprises and Swope Health Services misclassified community support specialists and clinical social workers as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and failed to pay these workers overtime as required by law.
The former and current employees claim that they were required to work approximately sixty to eighty hours a week without just compensation. The FLSA requires each covered employer to compensate all employees for services performed and to compensate them at a rate of not less than one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for work performed in excess of forty hours in a work week. If you’ve been forced to work off the clock or have been misclassified as exempt, call the Paulus Law Firm at 816-581-4040 to speak to an attorney.