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Veterans Affairs Wage & Hourly Litigation

Provost Umphrey Law Firm is leading a lawsuit on behalf of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and other health care professionals employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The lawsuit seeks overtime pay for VA nurses who say the VA has required them to perform extensive patient-related work after hours for no pay on their home computers or VA-supplied computers. 

Employment at the VA

Currently, the VA employs more than 80,000 nurses in more than 1,400 medical centers and outpatient clinics located in all 50 states, making it the largest employer of nurses in the U.S. The number of VA nurses who may be covered by the ongoing lawsuit is unknown, but it is estimated that as many as 7,000 nurses could be eligible if the court certifies the lawsuit as a class action.

An Influx of Patients

The United States has been in a state of war for 14 years, which results in more veterans needing medical attention. Veterans who served in Vietnam are also at an age where they need more specific and detailed medical care. The large number of patients flowing into the VA system has resulted in overworked and underpaid medical caregivers. Many nurses, and other medical professionals, complete computer work after hours in order to avoid scrutiny from VA management, including being written up for poor time management.

Do you have a claim?

If you or a loved one has worked, or is working, for the VA and you feel that you have not been compensated properly, please contact Provost Umphrey Law Firm at 615-297-1932 for a FREE consultation.