From the Heart Companion Service LLC, a home care service provider in Pennsylvania paid $383,183 in back wages and liquidated damages to caregivers who were not paid overtime.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), From the Heart Companion Service LLC provides home care for elderly and physically challenged individuals. Janis Mandich Durick establish the company in 2006. It has facilities in Trafford, Irwin, Greensburg, Erie, and Hollidaysburg.
The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division investigated From the Heart Companion Service LLC and found that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. The home care service provider failed to pay overtime to 46 caregivers at its four facilities.
Form the Heart Companion Service LLC owed $96,350.45 in back wages to 25 caregivers at its facility in Traffor. The home care service provider owed $53,896.89 to 11 caregivers in Irwin, $25,811.52 to two caregivers in Greensberg, and $15,532.85 in Erie.
According to the DOL, the home care service provider agreed to pay all the back wages totaling $191,591.71 and an equal amount in liquidated damages to the affected caregivers to resolve its violation.