Pa. Hospital Group Sued Over Meal Break Policy

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 7:07 PM EDT) -- An employee of one of Western Pennsylvania’s largest health care providers brought a class action against the company and its affiliates on Tuesday, alleging nearly 13,000 employees were forced to work during their meal breaks but were not properly compensated.

The suit alleges Pittsburgh-based West Penn Allegheny Health System Inc. forces employees to work through their meal breaks, but deducts 30 minutes of pay for every shift worked by an hourly employee.

“[West Penn] knowingly permit[s] plaintiff and class members to be available to work throughout...
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