Get The Help You Need 100% Confidential
FREE Initial Phone Consultation Call
(317) 955-9500

Assisted living company agrees to pay out $2.2 million settlement

An unpaid-wage case from the West Coast has a lot of our Indiana readers cheering this month after the employer agreed to pay out a $2.2 million settlement for claims that it routinely underpaid its workers. This particular class-action lawsuit highlighted the restlessness among many health care workers, especially those working in assisted living facilities and how they are fighting back against unfair wages and violations in employment law.

For those unfamiliar with the case, several workers filed claims against Emeritus, the country’s largest assisted living company, stating that the company has consistently violated state laws that mandated rest periods and meal times, denied no-salaried workers overtime, and was had not properly compensated workers for days in which they received training. As some of our readers might already be thinking, these claims could just as easily have been filed here in Indiana and would have been found to have violated our state laws as well.

Despite the fact that the company adamantly denies the claims against them, it has agreed to pay out the $2.2 million settlement to compensate workers in their California facilities who worked from 2007 to 2013.  This lawsuit could very well mark a huge stepping stone in the fight towards fair compensation in the health care industry.  We’ve seen employers in past cases exploit their workers because they are unskilled or immigrants.  As any of our readers will tell you, this type of behavior is unlawful and can be brought to the attention of a lawyer.

Source: ProPublica, "Workers Win $2 Million Settlement From Assisted Living Giant," Joe Sexton, Aug. 22, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Need Help?

Let us know today. Our experienced attorneys want to help you.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC
255 North Alabama Street
Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-426-6995
Fax: 317-955-2570
Indianapolis Law Office Map

  • Mon-Fri
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat-Sun
  • Closed
Review Us