US DOL Recovers Funds from Three Rivers Home Care

US Department of Labor recovers nearly $25K in back wages, damages for 26 workers at Pittsburgh home health service company

Pittsburgh, PA (STL.News) Three Rivers Home Care failed to include sign-on bonuses in overtime wage calculations.

  • Employer Name: Three Rivers Home Care LLC
  • Employer Address: 3629 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227
  • Company Description: Home health services company
  • Investigation By: U.S. Department of Labor
  • Wage and Hour Division – Pittsburgh District Office

Findings: The division’s investigation found that Three Rivers Home Care failed to pay an overtime premium on sign-on bonuses for 26 home health aides. The bonuses were contingent upon each employee’s continuing employment until the time of payment. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires the bonuses to be included in the regular rate of pay for overtime purposes. The employer also failed to maintain daily and weekly totals on the hours worked records, as the law requires.

Back Wages Recovered: $12,469 in back wage, $12,469 in liquidated damages

Quote: “Home health aides provide essential services that allow people with significant needs to remain living at home,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director John DuMont in Pittsburgh. “Our investigation has recovered nearly $25,000 in rightfully earned wages owed to 26 hard-working employees.”

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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor