Partners Healthcare To Pay $2.7M In Back Wages

Law360, New York (July 24, 2009, 1:02 PM EDT) -- Partners Healthcare System Inc., the largest hospital and physician network in Massachusetts, will pay $2.7 million in overtime back wages to 700 employees, settling a suit brought by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts approved a consent judgment Tuesday, resolving allegations that Partners and 14 affiliated hospitals and health care companies violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay employees overtime.

According to the DOL, Partners' management contacted the department's Wage...
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