Special Investigators perform non-exempt work, and are entitled to protection under the FLSA, including overtime pay.
MIAMI, FL, July 25, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On July 22, 2014, several former employees of Humana, Inc., filed a collective action lawsuit in federal court on behalf of themselves and all other similarly situated current and former employees seeking unpaid overtime wages and liquidated damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The suit alleges that Humana misclassified Special Investigators as exempt from the overtime requirements of the FLSA. As a result, Humana did not pay Special Investigators overtime wages when they worked more than forty (40) hours in a workweek.
Defendant Humana Inc., is a Delaware corporation with its corporate headquarters located in Louisville, Kentucky. It provides a wide array of health, pharmacy, and supplemental insurance benefit products to consumers across the country.
G. Tony Atwal, an attorney representing the Plaintiffs, stated, "Special Investigators perform non-exempt work, and are entitled to protection under the FLSA, including overtime pay."
The lawsuit was filed as a collective action and seeks to recover overtime pay and liquidated damages for all current and former Special Investigators, and those with similar job titles and duties, employed by Humana at any time within the past three years. Plaintiffs are represented by Matthew H. Morgan and G. Tony Atwal of Nichols Kaster, PLLP, which has offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and San Francisco, California and Gregg Shavitz of Shavitz Law Group, P.A., in Boca Raton, Florida. Additional information is available here or by contacting Nichols Kaster toll-free at (877) 448-0492. The case is titled Garcia et al. v. Humana, Inc. and Humana Insurance Company of Florida and was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The case number is 0:14-cv-61666-CMA.
Nichols Kaster is a nationally recognized plaintiffs firm that focuses on representing employees and consumers whose rights have been violated. The firm was selected as a member of the National Law Journal's Litigation Boutiques Hot List, ranked as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report, and selected as a top plaintiffs' employment law firm by Law360.
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