Humana Overtime Wage Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
Humana Inc., a health insurance provider, will pay out a $17 million worth settlement to resolve allegations regarding overtime wage.
The lead plaintiff, Daverlynn Kinkead, filed the class action lawsuit against Humana at a Connecticut federal court in 2015.
The class action lawsuit alleges that the company has failed to pay their home health workers for overtime wages.
The overtime wages cover hours they have worked that exceed 40 hours per week.
The lead plaintiff claims that she has worked for Humana starting 2011 until May 2015.
She contends that during this time, she has regularly worked for over 40 hours per week. However, she attests that the company did not pay her for her overtime work.
She believes that Humana’s actions violate the Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA).
The FLSA grants various employees rights to their work hours, wages, overtime pay, and breaks. It also provides regulations for children who work early.
It also states that employees who are covered by this law should work for 40 hours per week.
If employees work for extra hours, they should be paid for their overtime hours, equivalent to 1.5 times their regular hourly rate.
Humana has acknowledged paying the $17 million settlement to resolve all the issues related to the case and avoid further litigation.
On March 26, 2021, the agreement was filed in a Connecticut federal court.
Both the plaintiffs and the defendants have agreed on the terms of the proposed settlement.
Once approved in the court, the settlement will allow class members to receive a portion of the settlement fund as compensation for any damages they have incurred.
It is estimated that a class member can get a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $120,982. The estimated average amount each class member can receive is $6,800.
The proposed settlement is still waiting for the court’s approval.
Editor’s Note on Humana Overtime Wage Settlement:
This article is published to inform you of the latest settlement Humana has agreed to pay to solve claims that the company did not pay its employees for overtime work.
Case Name & No.: Daverlynn K., et al. v. Humana Inc., et al., 3:15-cv-01637, U.S. District Court of Connecticut
Products/Services: Humana health workers overtime wages
Allegations: Unpaid overtime work for home health workers
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