Class action suit against Arc of Fayette County claims company failed to pay overtime

By Louie Torres | Apr 24, 2017

PITTSBURGH — Two former employees have filed a class action lawsuit against Arc of Fayette County, a home care service for seniors and disabled clients, citing alleged unpaid wages, violation of applicable minimum wage law and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Jesse Lynn and Belinda Darnell, both of Vanderbilt in Fayette County and both employed by the company from 2004 to March 2017, filed a complaint on behalf of all similarly situated employees on April 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania alleging that the employer failed to provide proper compensation to the plaintiffs for their work.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they sustained damages from not being paid overtime wages. The plaintiffs hold Arc of Fayette County responsible because it allegedly failed to overall pay minimum wage to the plaintiffs including premium pay for hours worked exceeding 40 hours per week.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek unpaid wages, overtime compensation, liquidated damages, interest, court costs and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by John R. Linkosky of John Linkosky & Associates in Carnegie.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:17-cv-00474-LPL

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