Humana Will Pay Up To $36,000 To Each Nurse It Allegedly Misclassified As Exempt In Latest Settlement Agreement
Health industry player Humana has decided to enter into a more than $11 million settlement agreement to end the class action filed against it, accusing the company of not properly classifying some of its nurses and not giving them the overtime pay they deserve.
Carolyn O., et al. v. Humana Insurance Co., et al.
Filed as the Humana Nurses Overtime Class Action Lawsuit by the complainant Carolyn O., Humana was accused of not giving some of its nurse advisors the proper worker classification under the law, which is believed to be a transgression of the provisions of the FLSA or Fair Labor Standards Act.
Furthermore, the company allegedly did not garnish its nurses the proper benefits they deserve, like overtime wages.
As of writing, the court handling the case has okayed the settlement details, including the Class certification and others. Consider The Consumer has listed below the following information you need to know about the settlement agreement proceedings.
- Humana has agreed to pay an exact settlement amount of $11.2 million aimed to benefit more than 200 Humana nurse personnel members and staff included in the settlement class.
- Early estimates suggest that only around $8 million will be the remainder of the original settlement payment as soon as the legal fees and other related costs have been deducted from the total.
- Class members included in the Humana Nurses Overtime Settlement 2021 are Humana nurses who were misclassified by the health company as exempt under the provisions of the FLSA and have rendered their services in different roles at any given moment during the period of three years before the 4th of June 2018.
- Settlement payments are believed to be pegged at around $36,000 for each qualified Humana nurse claimant.
It is noteworthy that on the 3rd of March 2018, Humana moved to roll back on its prior policy and has reclassified its nurses as non-exempt. After that, nurses were then able to receive benefits such as overtime pay for the overtime work they perform.
Humana Inc. is a healthcare company based in Kentucky. The company offers its services to its clients in the country and Puerto Rico. Based on current data, Humana is at the 41st position in the Fortune 500 list. With a revenue of more than $77 billion in 2020, the company is believed to be the third-largest healthcare insurer of its kind in the United States.
Editor’s Note on Humana Nurses Overtime Settlement 2021:
This article features the settlement agreement in the Humana Nurses Overtime Class Action filed against Humana after it allegedly failed to garnish its nurses their well-deserved overtime wages. You might also be interested in a similar settlement from CVS Pharmacy.
Case Name(s) & No.: Carolyn O., et al. v. Humana Insurance Co., et al.; Case No.: 1:17-cv-01774-WCG
Jurisdiction: United States (U.S.) District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Green Bay Division
Allegation(s): Humana violated the law by not classifying its nurses correctly and not paying them the correct amount for their overtime work.
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