Hospital Co. Hit With Class Action Over Meal Breaks

Law360, New York (May 3, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT) -- Hospital and nursing facility operator Kindred Healthcare Inc. has been hit with a proposed class action accusing it of automatically deducting meal breaks from employees' pay even if they didn't take them, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The suit was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts by Lisa Samuel, who seeks to represent a collective action under the FLSA including all nonexempt Kindred employees nationwide whose pay is subject to an automatic deduction for meal breaks even...
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