Wellness Coach Hits UnitedHealth With FLSA Action

Law360, New York (January 24, 2011, 6:21 PM EST) -- A wellness coach has launched a proposed class action claiming UnitedHealth Group and several of its subsidiaries failed to properly pay employees for overtime hours in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

UnitedHealth and fellow defendants Optumhealth Care Solutions Inc. and United Healthcare Services Inc. refused to pay wellness coaches for the overtime hours they regularly worked, lead plaintiff Joan Allen said in a complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Prior to March, the health insurance companies...
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