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Pa. Health System FLSA Suit Wins Conditional Cert.

Law360, New York (June 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has conditionally certified a class of current and former employees of the West Penn Allegheny Health System Inc. in a collective action alleging that the health system violated wage-and-hour laws by enacting an unlawful meal break deduction policy.

Judge Donetta W. Ambrose of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on Monday granted stage one certification, which allows the plaintiffs to notify all current and former nonexempt hourly employees of the health system and its hospitals who were subject to...
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