Judge Pares Class In Kindred Healthcare Meal Break Suit

Law360, Washington (June 13, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday refused to toss an employee class action challenging Kindred Healthcare Inc.'s automatic 30-minute meal break deduction policy but pared down the massive suit to apply only to nurses and other patient-caring personnel.

U.S. District Judge William T. Hart conditionally certified the suit's Fair Labor Standards Act class in order to notify nurses and other current and former Kindred employees directly engaged in patient care that they can opt into the suit. Although the plaintiffs asked the judge to conditionally certify...
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