Dignity Health Says Brinker Sinks Nurses' Overtime Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (August 13, 2012, 6:43 PM EDT) -- Hospital network Dignity Health told a California federal judge on Monday that the California Supreme Court's recent Brinker decision dooms a proposed class of nurses who claim they couldn't take meal and rest breaks, saying the company never pressured employees to skip breaks.

The nurses haven't provided evidence showing that Dignity Health implemented a company-wide policy that didn't afford them  an opportunity to take meal and rest breaks as is required by Brinker, Dignity Health attorney Derek Havel of Sheppard Mullin said.

The Brinker decision held...
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Case Information

Case Title

Vickie Bryant et al v. Catholic Healthcare West et al

Case Number



California Central

Nature of Suit

Labor: Other


Dean D. Pregerson

Date Filed

September 11, 2011

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