PITTSBURGH – A former employee of a New Castle company alleges she was not paid overtime compensation.
Latoya Griffin filed a complaint on Dec. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Alysia Home Health Agency alleging violation of the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff began her employment with the defendant as a caregiver and was promoted to consumer monitor. The suit states beginning in February 2016, she was working both positions and never received overtime pay even though she typically worked 70 hours a week. The suit states she complained about the compensation issue and nothing was done. She was terminated June 26, the suit states.
The plaintiff holds Alysia Home Health Agency responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay overtime premiums to the plaintiff despite working more than 40 hours per week.
The plaintiff seeks back pay, front pay, compensatory and punitive damages, unpaid wages, liquidated damages, interest, court costs and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Kayla Drum of Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC in Pittsburgh.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-01577-RCM