Daaiyah Shabazz v. Grane Healthcare Co., et al.
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Docket No.: 17-445
Counsel: Justin Swidler, Matthew Miller
On March 10, 2017, Daaiyah Shabazz, an hourly employee of Colonial Park Care Center, a subsidiary of Grane Healthcare, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States Courthouse for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, asserting that Grane Healthcare failed to pay her and other hourly employees all overtime wages owed as required under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that Grane Healthcare failed to include shift differential pay in its calculation of employees’ overtime wages. Plaintiff seeks to recover owed wages on behalf of employees who worked at any of the following Grane Healthcare facilities: 1) Altoona Center for Nursing Care, 2) Cambria, 3) Colonial Park, 4) Greensburg, 5) HarmarVillage, 6) Harmon House, 7) HIghland Park, 8) Kittanning, 9) LaurelWood, 10) Providence, 11) Riverside, and 12) Woodhaven.
If you have worked for a Grane Healthcare facility as an hourly employee at any point during the last three years, you may be eligible to join the FLSA lawsuit. Please call one of our employment attorneys today for more information. The Court has not yet made any determinations regarding the merits of the case or whether the case will be certified as a collective action. However, the statute of limitations (i.e. the amount of time that may pass prior to you being unable to sue Grane Healthcare because too much time has passed) will continue to run until you file a Consent Form with the Court. Hence if you have worked for Grane Healthcare in the last three years and wish to protect your rights pending the Court’s decision on certification, you can sign the Consent Form below, and the Form will be filed with the Court.
Swartz Swidler, LLC has taken this case on a contingency fee. They may be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees and costs from Grane Healthcare should there be a recovery or judgment in favor of the Plaintiff. If there is a recovery, Swartz Swidler, LLC will receive a part of any settlement obtained or money judgment entered in favor of all members of the class or their fees will be paid separately by Grane Healthcare. If there is no recovery or judgment in Plaintiffs’ favor, Swartz Swidler, LLC will not seek any attorney’s fees or costs from any of the Plaintiffs.