NY Health Provider Must Face Claims It Shortchanged Workers

Law360, New York (April 12, 2012, 6:41 PM EDT) -- New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., the nation’s largest municipal health care provider, can’t duck a proposed class action claiming it failed to pay overtime wages, a federal judge said Wednesday, ruling HHC isn’t a “political subdivision” that would be exempt under state law.

At issue is whether the corporation — as a distinct legal entity established by the city of New York in 1969 — qualifies as a political subdivision of government that would be shielded from the wage requirements of the New York...
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Case Title

Massiah et al v. Metroplus Health Plan Inc et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-05669

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New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards

Judge

Brian M. Cogan

Date Filed

November 17, 2011

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