Clients say it best

I want to thank you again for what you have done for my family...

Attorney
Referrals

Year after year, we deliver unmatched results.

Careers

We are always looking for people who will add to our continuing success.

Michigan Unpaid Wage Lawyer – Nurses & Health Care Aides

 

Nurses and health care workers work hard to take care of us, and deserve to be paid every cent they earn.

Nurses and health care aides perform an important role in society providing patients and families with comfort, treatment, and relief. Yet many aren’t adequately paid for the all of the time they put in.

“Off the Clock” Uniform Laundering

Most nurses and health care workers are required to wear uniforms in their jobs, but workplace policies regarding the procurement and upkeep of those uniforms can have an impact.

For example, hospitals, clinics, and medical offices mandate that nurses, nursing assistants, and other hourly workers:

  • Clean and press uniforms “off the clock” in the absence of onsite laundry facilities
  • Purchase uniforms from a single vendor, which can limit the choice of clothing and apparel that might be easier to launder

Despite not being paid for the time spent properly washing, ironing, and maintaining work-related clothing, in many cases a nurse’s failure to comply with these policies can result in being sent home without pay to change into a clean and wrinkle-free uniform, subjected to disciplinary action, or even terminated.

Telephone Advice Nurse Wages & Overtime

Many hospitals, health care providers, and health systems across the U.S. employ registered nurses to triage patients’ medical concerns and questions over the phone, but some of those employers rob call-in nurses of their hard-earned wages and overtime pay by failing to pay them for time spent:

  • Logging into company computer networks and software programs applications before commencing their daily shifts
  • Logging out of computer networks and software applications after ending their daily shifts
  • Logging back into computer networks and software applications after meal breaks
  • Performing other job-related tasks when not handling patient calls

Whether the RNs are full-time or part-time, and regardless if they work from home, brick-and-mortar call centers, or onsite at hospitals and clinics, these unpaid “off the clock” tasks can account for several minutes each week, often beyond the forty-hour workweek for which nurses may be entitled to time-and-a-half overtime pay.

The lawyers in Sommers Schwartz’s Employment Litigation Group have fought for nurses, nursing assistants, medical technicians, health care workers, and thousands of other hourly workers in wage and overtime disputes. If your employer has withheld your pay, we can fight for you, too.

Please contact us today to learn how we can help.

A Trusted Authority

Our attorneys have been featured on local and national media outlets, including:

sommers-media-compressor

You went above and beyond expectations.

Our business is very complex with the different manufacturers we deal with and the rebate programs associated with them, and we feel the time, effort and your timeliness in understanding the different aspects of our case helped us with a reasonable resolution.

You and your entire staff were very professional.

You were committed to customer satisfaction and it showed through your leadership. Your insightfulness, experience and performance, provided me with much support and confidence. Thank you!

I’m speechless!

I’m speechless! I never expected to receive the settlement that you guys worked so hard for! Thank you so much!

Thank you for your assistance.

Thank you for your assistance which certainly contributed to the favorable outcome of my PIP. Although I hope the future does not require your services, I will certainly not hesitate to contact you.

Ken Watkins and everyone at Sommers Schwartz went above and beyond.

Ken Watkins and everyone at Sommers Schwartz went above and beyond my expectations! They are professional, caring, and compassionate, and I can’t say enough or thank them enough for everything they did on my behalf.

Please extend my gratitude.

Going through this process was a totally new experience for me, but the way you and your firm conducted it was certainly reassuring. Please extend my gratitude to all the people involved.

They are an awesome team and I would recommend them and their firm to anyone.

I contacted Sommers Schwartz to join a class action suit. Kevin Stoops and his assistant Veronica Stewart took my case and walked me through all the documents that I had to sign, explained everything to me, and won my case!

Our attorney was tough, very professional, and knew his stuff!

Our case was very difficult and challenging and therefore was very time-consuming. Each step of the way, Matt explained what was going on and what I could expect, and he always kept in contact through emails or phone calls. Matt is sincere, kind, and compassionate – he has become more than just our attorney. He is more like family!

Ken Watkins and his staff did a wonderful job

Ken Watkins and his staff did a wonderful job and were very understanding of my sensitive situation.

Our Clients Say It Best

googlereviews
40 5-star reviews on Google