On November 4, 2016, a DLSE hearing officer awarded over $27,000.00 in overtime wage, liquidated damages, penalties and interest to a caregiver who worked 4 days per week for less than 4 months.
At the outset, Vancouver Home LLC claimed that the employee was not even an employee. Yeah right. Then as usual, it claimed that employee did not work more than 8 hours per day. Eventually, the hearing officer found that the employee worked 19 hours per day. Lesson for care home operators, “the truth will prevail!”