Travel Nurses to Receive Nearly $2M in Unpaid Wages 

Travel Nurses for a medical staffing company based out of California are on track to recovering nearly $2 million in owed wages.  The class action lawsuit, originally filed in 2017 under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), looked to recover unpaid wages for overtime pay. Almost 300 travel nurses employed by Jackson Nurse Professionals LLC, a staffing company, stand to benefit from this payout with some workers receiving over $35,000. 

The lawsuit alleged that the agency failed to include all forms of payment rates into their regular hourly rate when calculating overtime pay as required by the FLSA. Specifically, per diems as well as regularly paid out bonuses were excluded from the travel nurses’ regular rate of pay. This in turn shorted their overtime pay, which is calculated at time and a half their complete regular hourly rate. The settlement aimed to recover the unpaid portion of this overtime.

Unfortunately, owed overtime due to a miscalculation of your regular hourly rate is not uncommon. If your employer pays you in combination of methods such as day rate, per diem, and hourly pay, you may not be getting paid overtime correctly when working over 40 hours per week. Call our employment law firm, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP to see if you are being paid in accordance with the law. We offer a free and confidential phone consultation to help you determine if you may have a claim for unpaid wages. You can reach us at (212) 300-0375 or visit our website for additional information.