Tenet Ducks Nurse's Class Arbitration Bid In Wage Case

Law360, Philadelphia (August 24, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge has confirmed an arbitration award that determined that a nurse's claims against Tenet HealthSystem Philadelphia Inc. over “off-the-clock” work could only move forward on an individual basis, denying his efforts to pursue class arbitration.

U.S. District Judge Gene Praeter concluded Aug. 14 that the arbitrator acted correctly in limiting the claims of Francis Rooney under the terms of Tenet's “Open Door Policy and Fair Treatment Process.” Rooney twice signed acknowledgments that any claims he had against the employer would be submitted to...
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