"We are very pleased with the settlement," said Michael Hollander of CLS, Co-Lead Counsel for the plaintiffs. "The home care support that VSHHA aides provide to their elderly and disabled clients is extremely meaningful, and they need to be fairly compensated for their work. We appreciate that VSHHA worked with us to help reach a successful resolution of the case at an early stage."
Founded in 1966 by the Philadelphia Bar Association, CLS has provided free civil legal assistance to more than one million low-income Philadelphians and is nationally recognized as a model legal services program. CLS's Employment Unit represents clients with employment-related problems, including tackling barriers to employment, seeking unpaid wages, and preserving jobs. The unit advocates at the national and state levels on low-income workers' rights issues.
"It was a privilege to work with CLS on this case," said Sarah Schalman-Bergen of Berger & Montague, P.C., also Co-Lead Counsel for plaintiffs. "Their commitment to assisting community members who have been wronged and upholding federal and state employment laws is inspiring. We are fortunate to be involved with such an organization."
The national class action law firm Berger & Montague, P.C. has offices in Philadelphia and Minneapolis and consists of more than 60 attorneys who represent plaintiffs in complex and class action litigation. The firm's attorneys have a long history of successfully prosecuting employment law and unpaid wages cases.
"I am pleased with the outcome of the case," said Ms. Rivera. "I am happy not only for me, I am happy that they helped hundreds of people that were going through the same thing. The attorneys fight for the good of the community. They went above and beyond. They have impressed me."
Supervising Attorney, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Shareholder, Berger & Montague, P.C.
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SOURCE Berger & Montague, P.C.