LA City Attorney sues firm with many Filipino caregivers for wage theft


In a precedent-setting case to enforce minimum wage and overtime pay for domestic workers and protect immigrant workers against wage theft, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer has filed a lawsuit against Canoga Park-based homecare provider Emelyn Nishi and her companies Health Alliance Nurses Corp. and Hand Homecare Provider, Inc.

This lawsuit could result in millions of dollars in restitution and back-wages to approximately 200 primarily Filipino caregivers because of alleged wage theft over the past four years.

Caregivers with the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) had launched a public campaign against this employer have since assisted the California Labor Commissioner’s office to start an investigation that is still on-going.

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