Veterans Affairs Overtime 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
If you already have a class member ID,
fill out the form here.