St. Charles Can't Shake Therapist's FLSA Collective Action

Law360, Los Angeles (August 13, 2013, 9:51 PM ET) -- Bend, Ore.-based St. Charles Health System Inc. can’t ditch a putative collective action alleging it breached the Fair Labor Standards Act when it scheduled therapists for short workweeks but required them to do full-time work, an Oregon federal judge found Tuesday.

Rose Dusan-Speck is seeking to represent a group of plaintiffs who claim they were scheduled for 32-hour workweeks at St. Charles, the largest health care provider in Oregon, but were required to do work that took as long as 50 hours a week, according to...
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