Pittsburgh Hospital Workers Win Conditional Cert.

Law360, New York (July 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has granted conditional certification to a limited class of workers at the Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, making the group the third to gain certification in a suit challenging the meal break policies of a Pittsburgh-area hospital system since May.

Magistrate Judge Cathy Bissoon of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on Tuesday handed down an order granting conditional certification to all nonexempt employees of Mercy Hospital who started before March 1, 2008, and worked there within the past three...
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