A Raleigh firm has filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against one the nation’s largest home health care service providers. The lawsuit alleges that the company Amedisys unlawfully classified visiting nurses and other home health care providers as exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The suit, Cook, et al. v. Amedisys, Inc., was filed in the U.S. District Court in Connecticut on July 25. The plaintiffs are represented by Martin & Jones, which has three offices in North Carolina, and by the nationwide firm of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll. Julie Cook, the named plaintiff in the case, is a registered nurse from Connecticut.
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