More than 200 healthcare workers at 13 Southern California residential care facilities will receive $637,000 in back wages following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.
Investigators alleged that the separate facilities, owned jointly by Emmanuel and Ofelia David, failed to pay overtime when employees worked an aggregate of more than 40 hours at two or more facilities during the same workweek.
Employees, who worked at facilities in Lancaster , Banning, Beaumont , Cherry Valley , Lakeview Terrace, Torrance , and Los Angeles , received the back pay December 15 for work performed between December 2002 and July 2005.
The department says the firm worked with the department to resolve the issues identified in the investigation and confirmed that measures are now in place to ensure that all hours worked by employees at multiple facilities are combined for overtime pay.
The facilities where employees worked are: Beaumont Care Center , Banning Healthcare, Cherry Valley Healthcare, Palm Grove Healthcare, Miravilla Care Center , St. Andrews Healthcare, Heritage Rehabilitation Center , Harbor Care Center , Antelope Valley Healthcare, Antelope Valley Care Center , Vermont Care Center, Good Shepherd Care Center , and Country Manor Healthcare.