Coventry Health Case Managers Seek Class Cert. In OT Suit

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 3:07 PM EDT) -- A former field case manager for Coventry Health Care Inc. asked a California federal judge on Monday to certify a class action accusing the health care company of illegally refusing to pay overtime wages and denying meal and rest breaks.

Lead plaintiff Julia Rieve claims that Coventry Health Care and a subsidiary deprived her of overtime pay and meal and rest breaks by intentionally and systematically misclassifying her as an exempt employee in violation of California law. According to Rieve, Coventry was motivated to “cheat the...
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