Case Report: Wage Act Class Action Settled on Behalf of Home Health Aides

On November 19, 2018, the Massachusetts Superior Court for Suffolk County approved a settlement of a class action we brought against a Massachusetts home care agency. We were appointed as counsel for a settlement class of approximately 1,200 home health aides, who we alleged were required to travel between client sites during the workday for no pay.

The Court’s final order approved a gross settlement fund in the amount of $1.1 million for the home health aides.

This was a long, hard-fought case that began back in the fall of 2015, so we were happy to secure a good result on behalf of these Massachusetts workers.

Feel free to contact us if you have information regarding the failure of a Massachusetts home health care agency to pay for intra-day travel time or to reimburse employees for travel-related expenses. Note: this applies to travel during the work day and not to travel between home and work at the beginning or end of the day.