Air Ambulance Co. Inks $5M Deal To End OT Case

Law360 (July 26, 2019, 5:43 PM EDT) -- Air Methods Corp. has struck a $5 million deal to ground a proposed class action accusing the air ambulance company of shortchanging nurses and paramedics by failing to factor time they spent sleeping into their overtime pay.   

U.S. Magistrate Judge Matthew A. Stinnett on Friday recommended that a Kentucky federal court give preliminary approval to the deal to settle claims that Air Methods Corp. flouted the Kentucky Wage and Hour Act by not paying proper overtime. The plaintiffs had said that a vast majority of the members of the proposed 151-member class have already been given a payment after the...

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