Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) April 11, 2013
Morgan and Morgan has filed a putative class action lawsuit against American Managed Care, LLC following the recent layoff of 800 Universal Health Care employees. The suit alleges that American Managed Care, LLC violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, which requires most employers with at least 100 workers to provide 60 days advanced notice of mass layoffs and plant closings. The defendant, which does business as Universal Health Care Group, failed to give its employees 60 days notice for the plant closing or mass layoff which took place on March 29, 2013 as required by the WARN Act, the complaint alleges.
The plaintiff in the suit seeks to represent a class consisting of all employees of American Managed Care, LLC “who suffered an employment loss at the St. Petersburg, Florida site within the ninety days preceding March 29, 2013, who were not specifically offered employment with Defendant on or before March 29, 2013 and who were not given at least sixty days written notice of the plant closing or mass layoff that occurred on March 29, 2013.” According to the complaint, at least 50 of American Managed Care’s employees, excluding part-time employees, suffered an employment loss as defined by the WARN Act and did not receive the required 60 day advanced written notice of their termination.
The suit seeks back pay for each day of the alleged violation, benefits to which the proposed class was entitled under the company’s benefit plan, and attorneys’ fees and costs.
In February, state investigators accused Universal Health Care of financial mismanagement, fraud and diversion of funds, and found the St. Petersburg Medicare insurer virtually insolvent, a March 25 Tampa Bay Times article reports. The company has since been liquidated. It was reported by the Times on April 1 that FBI agents raided Universal Health Care’s headquarters, seeking information to assist in its fraud investigation.
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*Case Number 8:13-cv-00812-VMC-EAJ, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division