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Former Integrity Home Care aide alleges company did not compensate her for overtime

State Court

By Marian Johns | Nov 1, 2019


PITTSBURGH — A former Integrity Home Care home health aide who alleges she often worked more than 50 hours per week, says the company did not pay her and other employees overtime pay.

Chanelle Florence filed a complaint Oct. 24 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against Integrity Home Care, LLC alleging violation of the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.

"Over the course of her employment with Integrity, Florence regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per week, and she even frequently worked in excess of 50 hours per week," the suit states. 

Florence alleges between Oct. 14, 2018, and Feb. 23, 2019, she was "improperly paid at her normal rate for 1,156.25 overtime hours" instead of being paid at one and a half times "her normal rate" as required by the Pennsylvania law. She also alleges Integrity had a "common policy of refusing to pay appropriate overtime compensation to all its employees."

Florence seeks full back pay, injunctive relief, litigation costs, trial by jury and all other just and proper relief. She is represented by attorneys Davis Manes, Sean Ruppert and Prabhu Narahari of The Ruppert Manes Narahari Law Firm LLC in Pittsburgh. 

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