Pontiac, MI (PRWEB) July 29, 2013
On July 24, 2013, two domestic service employees who provide companionship services filed a proposed class action lawsuit in Michigan state court seeking overtime compensation. The lawsuit alleges that CareProviders WB, LLC, JPK Home Care, LLC, ZHC Enterprises, Inc., and LL Ten, LLC, all franchisees of CareMinders Home Care, violated state overtime laws by failing to pay time-and-a-half to their domestic service employees who provide companionship services when they worked more than 40 hours in a week. These employers violated the law by paying their employees at their regular rate of pay for all the overtime hours they worked, rather than the required time-and-a-half overtime rate. This case is entitled Ieshia Thomas and Cindy Thebo et al. v. Care Providers, LLC, JPK Home Care, LLC, ZHC Enterprises, Inc., and LL Ten, LLC, d/b/a CareMinders Home Care. (Oakland County – Sixth Circuit ).
CareMinders Home Care is a company that sells franchise businesses nationwide that offer companionship, in-home care, and related home support assistance to handicapped, convalescing, and dependent individuals in their homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. According to the complaint, the franchisees named as defendants are located in West Bloomfield and Lansing, Michigan, and currently operate under the same ownership.
Plaintiffs’ attorney Curtis Zaun stated, “The law is clear that domestic service employees who provide companionship services are entitled to receive overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. These employees provide vital services to those who cannot help themselves and deserve to be properly compensated for their hard work.”
Plaintiffs in the case are represented by Rachhana Srey and Curtis Zaun from Nichols Kaster, PLLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and David Blanchard in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Additional information regarding the lawsuits can be found at nka.com or by calling Nichols Kaster, PLLP at (877) 448-0492 ext. 297.