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Home-Based Care Workers ‘More Comfortable’ Bringing Lawsuits Against Current, Former Employers

January 1, 1970

Four home care operators in Portland, Maine, were indicted on counts of wage fixing and labor market allocation charges, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday. And there could be a lot more where that came from.

On a webinar last week, Littler Mendelson lawyers covered five legal trends to watch in 2022. Three of them were regarding wage-and-hour concerns.

The allegations suggest the owners were restricting their personal care workers from leaving to other agencies by conspiring with each other to fix wages. In the end, the alleged actions resulted in taking money out of the workers’ pockets amid the public health emergency (PHE).

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