Social Service Workers Say Government Contractor Must Pay OW

Law360 (June 4, 2021, 5:14 p.m. EDT) – A group of social service workers slapped their employer with a wage dispute in federal court in Pennsylvania, claiming it had cut their overtime pay.

In the complaint filed Thursday, plaintiffs named Leah Ellenberger and Caitlan Shoop said JusticeWorks Youthcare Inc., a government contractor for social services, misclassified case management officers – including case managers, case specialists. family resources and case specialists – as being exempt from overtime pay. requirements imposed by the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.

According to Ellenberger and Shoop, the tasks of case management officers such as collecting data and coordinating client care …

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