☷US Department of Labor suit seeks $140K in back wages damages for Rockford healthcare workers misclassified as independent contractors
U.S. Department of Labor ( By Press Release office)
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The US Department of Labor is suing NurseRight Staffing Agency LLC for $140 , 000 in back wages and damages . The agency allegedly misclassified healthcare workers in Rockford as independent contractors , which resulted in them being denied overtime pay . The complaint was filed in the U . S . District Court for the Northern District of Illinois . The investigation by the department ' s Wage and Hour Division found that NurseRight failed to keep accurate records of work hours and wages . The manager of the company , Kwame Adjekum , is also named in the suit . The Department of Labor is committed to ensuring that workers receive fair pay and encourages anyone with concerns about their employment classification to contact the Wage and Hour Division for guidance .
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