Community Health Worker Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws
Community Health Worker Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Community Health Worker Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about Community Health Workers:

What is a Community Health Worker?

Community Health Workers, also known as Health Outreach Workers and Community Health Promoters, assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors.

In doing so, they conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health.

They may also provide information on available resources, provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid and blood pressure screening.

What is the Salary Range for a Community Health Worker?

Depending on the work setting and state where Community Health Workers are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, Community Health Workers made between $39,000 and $99,000, with the average annual salary being approximately $66,000.

How Many Community Health Workers Are Nationally Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation are as follows:

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
54,760 2.1% $20.36 $42,340 0.8%

*RSE: The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the percentile wage estimates for a Community Health Worker is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.09 $14.86 $18.45 $24.22 $31.01

Where Are Most Community Health Workers Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level in this occupation are as follows:

State Employment Employment Per Thousand Jobs Location Quotient Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
California 5,890 0.35 0.92 $22.67 $47,150
New York 5,440 0.59 1.54 $21.67 $45,070
Massachusetts 3,300 0.94 2.43 $21.15 $43,990
Texas 3,030 0.26 0.66 $20.53 $42,700
Florida 2,660 0.32 0.82 $18.78 $39,060

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What are the Laws for Community Health Worker Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Community Health Workers are often entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 in one week. If an employer denies a Community Health Worker overtime wages, it could give rise to an overtime pay lawsuit.

There are strict time limitations for filing a claim so it is important that you discuss your case in a timely manner. If you wait too long, you may lose your ability to recover some or all of your back pay. An experienced Community Health Worker overtime pay attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime wages based upon your job description, job duties, rate of pay, and number of hours worked.

Some states have their own overtime pay laws that may be slightly different from the FLSA with respect to overtime pay for Community Health Workers. There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuits so it is essential that you contact an attorney immediately.

Are Community Health Workers Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Because Community Health Workers create and manage programs that promote health, they often work far more than 40 hours in a workweek. Many of them are not paid overtime for these excess hours as required under the FLSA. The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to a Community Health Worker can result in a lawsuit for overtime pay.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Community Health Worker Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.

We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

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