Hospital Operator Can't Shut Down OT Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (July 31, 2012, 9:40 PM EDT) -- A California judge refused Tuesday to throw out a class action accusing Prime Healthcare Centinela LLC of failing to pay overtime to 1,400 employees at an Inglewood, Calif., hospital, saying there are still questions about whether a collective bargaining agreement bars the claims.

“To avail itself of [a statutory exemption to the overtime law], defendant must establish, inter alia, that there is a valid collective bargaining agreement,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rita Miller said, denying the hospital’s motion for summary judgment. “There is a triable...
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