Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has announced a settlement with a Minnesota home health and nanny company over unpaid overtime wages.
Ellison’s office announced the settlement with Loving Care Home Services, Inc. on Wednesday. The case was investigated by the Attorney General Office’s Wage Theft Unit, which Ellison established in 2019.
An investigation was launched after complaints from Loving Care Home Services workers about unpaid overtime wages after they had worked more than the 40-hour federal overtime threshold and the 48-hour Minnesota overtime threshold.
As a result of the settlement, Loving Care Home Services will pay $39,321 to 60 employees. This payment includes $1,334 in regular wages, $17,197 in overtime wages and $20,790 in statutory damages.
“Employers must pay employees all the wages they’ve earned — including overtime wages — and pay them on time. No one should take home any less,” Ellison said in a statement.
“I’m pleased that Loving Care Home Services was willing to cooperate with my office and to make things right with its workers.
Loving Care Home Services will also be required to put a written overtime policy in place as part of the settlement. Ellison’s office will contact impacted workers about their back wages and statutory damages.