CareGroup Pays $8.5M To Settle FLSA, ERISA Suit

Law360 (May 25, 2010, 6:41 PM EDT) -- CareGroup Healthcare System Inc. has asked a judge to approve an up to $8.5 million settlement of a proposed class and collective action accusing four of its hospitals and their affiliates of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act and other labor laws.

Counsel for the hospital system and hourly workers at the health care facilities filed a joint motion Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts seeking preliminary approval of the deal. If approved, the settlement will resolve all asserted claims for hourly employees who worked at the hospitals or at some...

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