Buffalo Hospitals Must Face OT Claims

Law360, New York (December 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Buffalo, N.Y.'s two major hospital systems will continue to battle allegations that they forced thousands of hourly employees to work through lunch now that a federal judge has mostly denied their bids to dismiss the claims.

In orders issued last week, Judge William M. Skretny of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York found that the plaintiffs had adequately pled their wage and hour claims in two proposed class actions against Kaleida Health and Catholic Health System Inc.

He denied the defendants'...
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