Nurse Asks Supreme Court To Nix 9th Circ. OT Ruling

Law360, New York (February 25, 2011, 3:49 PM EST) -- A California nurse asked the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month to overturn a ruling that a hospital did not violate federal pay requirements when it reduced hourly rates in order to offset overtime costs for employees who worked 12-hour shifts.

In a petition for a writ of certiorari filed Feb. 16, nurse Louise Parth argued that a 2009 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit threatened to nullify the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Parth claimed the ruling undermined the intent of...
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