Nurses Can Pursue Collective, Class Wage Actions: Judge

Law360, Los Angeles (January 19, 2012, 9:24 PM EST) -- A federal judge ruled Thursday that a class of nurses can pursue wage claims as a collective action under federal law and a class action under state law simultaneously, saying defendant Maxim Healthcare Services Inc. can revisit objections in the employment and unfair competition suit.

U.S. District Judge George H. Wu said Thursday that he was not ready to find that an opt-in collective action by Maxim nurses in California under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act is inherently incompatible with their opt-out class action on...
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