Donald F. Fontaine : Attorney at Law
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Granite Bay Care Jury Finds Owners Liable for Overtime Pay Along With the Corporation

Sunday, November 10th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

On November 8, 2013, a federal jury found that the owners of Granite Bay were responsible for the failure of Granite Bay to pay their “Adult Foster Care Providers” overtime pay. In June, 2013, after the Court found the Company itself liable for six years of back pay under the State law, Granite Bay would not give up and pay.

We wrote the following description of the status and what the future would hold:

If Granite Bay does not pay immediately, then the rest of the case will be tried in court with respect to the federal claim and whether the owners, Mr. Mumpini and Ms. Aliciea, will be personally liable in addition to the liability of the company they own, Granite Bay Care.

This is what happened last Friday. In addition, the jury rejected the Company’s arguments that the employees were really “independent contractors” and that they were exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act because they allegedly worked in private homes. The jury said the the “homes” were not private homes, but Granite Bay’s places of business. The jury verdict was unanimous.

 


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