Nursing Home Employees Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws
Nursing Home Employee Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Nursing Home Employee Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about nursing home employees:

What Is a Nursing Home Employee?

nursing home employees assist the elderly or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person’s home. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals.

What is the Salary Range for a Nursing Home Employee?

Depending on the work setting and state, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, 80% of personal care aides made between $17,310 to $29,760, with the average annual salary being approximately $21,920.

How Many Nursing Home Employees Are Nationally Employed?

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

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
1,492,250 0.8% $10.92 $22,710 0.3%

*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 personal care aide is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.32 $9.22 $10.54 $11.95 $14.31

Where Are Most Nursing Home Employees Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level of personal care aides are as follows:

State Employment Employment Per Thousand Jobs Location Quotient Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
Texas 188,790 16.07 1.51 $8.95 $18,620
New York 156,830 17.24 1.62 $12.27 $25,510
California 144,310 9.04 0.85 $12.09 $25,150
Pennsylvania 92,040 16.01 1.51 $10.96 $22,810
Oregon 67,420 23.99 2.26 $11.83 $24,610

Nursing Home Employee Overtime Pay Lawsuit News

Related Nursing Home Employee Overtime Pay Lawsuit News

Florida Nursing Home Resolves Unpaid Overtime Claims with Hundreds of Workers

A Florida-nursing home company recently agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve claims that the business failed to pay elder care workers for all their hours worked while assisting with resident evacuations during Hurricane Irma.


California Elder Care Company Agrees to Pay Back Overtime to Workers

The owners of a California elder care company recently agreed to settle with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve claims the company broke federal wage and labor laws when it failed to pay overtime wages to over a dozen workers.


California Nursing Homes Reach Settlement to Pay Back Overtime to Workers

A chain of Orange County, California nursing homes recently agreed to a settlement with the Department of Labor to resolve claims that the company broke several provisions of federal labor and wage laws, particularly failure to pay overtime wages.


Read All Nursing Home Employee News on Overtime Pay Cases and Settlements

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 nursing home employee 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 nursing home employees. An experienced 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. There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuits so it is essential that you contact an attorney immediately.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced nursing home employee 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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