FLSA Suit Doomed By Failure To Log Hours, 6th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (November 6, 2012, 2:42 PM EST) -- An employee's failure to take advantage of a system for logging hours worked in place of meal breaks precludes her from bringing a Fair Labor Standards Act class action against her former hospital employer, the Sixth Circuit ruled Tuesday.

The appellate court affirmed a trial court's decision tossing an FLSA suit brought by Margaret White against Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., finding that the nurse should have logged the time she spent working through meals as allowed by the hospital.

"Under the FLSA, if an employer...
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