VA Nurses Seek To Revive Locality Pay Adjustment Claims

Law360 (January 14, 2020, 7:56 PM EST) -- A pair of nurses working for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs urged the Federal Circuit on Monday to revive a case accusing the agency of stiffing Massachusetts and Rhode Island medical staff of required locality pay adjustments.

VA nurses Brenda Morecraft and Kristin Melendez told the Federal Circuit that the Court of Federal Claims had been wrong to toss their proposed class action for failure to state a claim.

The lower court had thrown out Morecraft and Melendez's claims for back pay saying they hadn't shown that the law actually entitled the nurses to the pay increases they alleged the...

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