UnitedHealth, Workers Should Arbitrate OT Row: Judge

Law360, New York (April 26, 2011, 6:36 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge on Friday threw out a putative class action accusing United HealthCare Services Inc. of failing to pay its wellness coaches overtime, agreeing with United that an employment contract mandates arbitration.

United and fellow defendants Optumhealth Care Solutions Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. refused to pay wellness coaches for the overtime hours they regularly worked in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, lead plaintiff Joan Allen said in a complaint filed in January.

The specific provisions of the employment agreement Allen challenged...
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