Caritas Workers’ OT Action Doesn’t Satisfy FLSA: Judge

Law360, New York (July 20, 2011, 7:23 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge last week dismissed a class action accusing the Caritas Christi hospital network of improperly paying overtime to 12,000 employees, saying in a bench ruling that the plaintiffs’ claims were insufficient under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

U.S. District Judge George A. O'Toole Jr. granted Boston-based Caritas' motion for dismissal with prejudice at a hearing on July 13, saying the plaintiffs' complaint did not sufficiently plead a collective action under the FLSA.

“It is not sufficient simply to repeat the statutory standard in...
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