Alma Health / MedStaffers
Alma Health / MedStaffers
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This class action lawsuit is going forward in the Pennsylvania Common Pleas Court in Harrisburg, PA. The lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages for homecare workers employed by Alma Health, LLC, which is commonly known as “MedStaffers.” The workers allege that MedStaffers violated Pennsylvania overtime law by failing to pay them extra overtime compensation for hours worked over 40 per week week. MedStaffers denies violating any laws.
You can learn more about the lawsuit below. If you would like additional information, please call our office at (215) 866-1551.
APR 20, 2015
Today, our firm started this lawsuit by filing a Complaint in the Common Please Court in Harrisburg, PA. The Complaint alleges that MedStaffers violated the Pennsylvania wage law by failing to pay home health workers adequate overtime compensation for hours worked over 40 per week. A copy of the Complaint is available below.
APR 17, 2015
Today, MedStaffers filed an Answer in which it denies violating any laws. You can access the Answer below.
MAY 13, 2016
Today, our firm filed a motion seeking "class certification" of this lawsuit. The motion asks that the Judge to allow the lawsuit to go forward on behalf of the following "class" of workers: “All persons who worked for Defendant and were paid under its “Live-in Rate” system during any workweek since February 18, 2012.” The class certification motion papers are available below.
OCT 18, 2016
We are very pleased that, earlier today, the Judge granted the class certification motion. Now, the lawsuit can go forward on behalf of all MedStaffers employees paid under the “Live-in Rate” system since February 18, 2012. The class certification Order is available below.
FEB 7, 2017
Today, a Court-approved "Notice Form" was mailed to over 120 workers covered by the lawsuit. The Notice tells workers about the legal claims and explains what steps a worker if she does not want to be included in the lawsuit. A copy of the Notice Form is available below.
OCT 19, 2017
We have been making progress on this case and have obtained payroll data and records for the class members. We currently are engaged in the "discovery" phase of the case. During this phase, the competing parties are able to obtain documents and information from one another.
FEB 12, 2018
On February 2, 2018 the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas Court Judge overseeing this matter held a scheduling conference with the attorneys for both parties in this case. At the conclusion of the conference, Judge Andrew Dowling put together a schedule for the remainder of this litigation which is memorialized in the February 7, 2018 order posted below. If any member of this class has any questions about the case generally or this scheduling order, feel free to call us at (215) 866-1551.
JUL 13, 2018
Today we filed a Motion for Summary Judgment asking the Court to enter an order finding in favor of the Plaintiff and the Class on our calculation of wages. Defendant's response to this motion is due on August 13, 2018. Our hope is that the Court will rule on this motion in the next few months. If any member of this class has any questions about the case generally or this scheduling order, feel free to call us at (215) 866-1551.
MAY 6, 2019
We are happy to announce that today the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas Court judge assigned to this case granted our motion for preliminary approval of the class action settlement of this case. The Court ordered that notice of the settlement be sent to members of the class and scheduled a final approval hearing for July 22, 2019. You can access a copy of the Court’s order below.
JUL 22, 2019
We are happy to announce that today the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas Court judge assigned to this case granted our motion for final approval of the class action settlement of this case. You can access a copy of the Court’s order below. If any member of this class has any questions about the case generally or this order, feel fee to call us at (215) 866-1551.
- Motion 5/13/16
- Order 10/18/16
- Notice Form
- Order 2/7/18
- Motion for Summary Judgment
- Order 5/6/19
- Order 7/22/19
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