BY: Jason J. Thompson | IN: Class Action & Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Unpaid Wages & Overtime
In April 2013, Sommers Schwartz initiated a lawsuit against Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. on behalf of a homecare recruiter who alleged the company intentionally misclassified him as exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
On August 5, 2013, the Court granted nationwide conditional certification for all salaried homecare recruiters employed by Maxim. As a result, approximately 1,200 current and former Maxim employees in that role will receive notice of the suit and will be given an opportunity to join as a plaintiff in the class.
The case against Maxim is another example of our firm’s commitment to pursuing and protecting the rights of workers in Michigan and across the country. If you believe your employer has improperly classified you as exempt, thus limiting your right to receive overtime pay, please contact us today to discuss your situation and to learn how we can help.
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Jason Thompson is a nationally board certified trial attorney and co-chairs Sommers Schwartz’s Complex Litigation Department. He has a formidable breadth of litigation experience, including class action and multidistrict litigation (MDL), and practices nationwide in both state and federal courts.