Tampa FL home care company violated FLSA, job says
A Tampa company that supplies home health workers to seniors and people with disabilities did not provide adequate compensation to its employees, according to the US Department of Labor.
Labor said All Support Services paid 38 workers $ 45,770 in back wages, $ 1,204.47 per employee, but the violations apparently concerned All Support Servicing. Labor said this survey covered the period from November 12, 2018 to September 6, 2020, after the current owners purchased All Support Services and changed the name to All Support Servicing.
After confirming that Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations occurred under current owners, All Support Servicing did not return two messages left by the Miami Herald.
An investigation by the Wages and Hours Division found that employees were not paid for overtime when they earned it by working more than 40 hours per week. In addition, home health workers were not paid for the time spent visiting clients or the time they were on duty, but clients were sleeping.
“The FLSA is very clear about the obligations of employers to their workers and the rights of their employees to receive wages earned for all hours worked,” the district manager of the Wages and Hours division said, Nicolas Ratmiroff. “Not paying workers as the law requires is illegal, and particularly unacceptable during a pandemic when these workers put their own safety at risk to meet the needs of the most vulnerable citizens of our communities.”
The Wages and Hours Complaints section of the Ministry of Labor website contains information on how to file a complaint. The Miami Wages and Hours Division office can be reached at 305-598-6607.