NY Hospitals Pay $1.5M To Settle Meal Break Suits

Law360, New York (November 04, 2013, 8:27 PM ET) -- A federal judge Monday approved three class action settlements for more than $1.5 million for groups of workers from New York hospitals who accused the medical institutions of deducting meal breaks that they never took from their paychecks.

The plaintiffs had argued in three separate suits — Meyers v. Crouse Health Foundation Inc. et al., Colozzi v. St. Joseph's Health Center and Hamelin v. Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare — that the hospitals automatically deducted 30 minutes per day for meal periods, even though the employees often missed...
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