Nurses Lose Collective Cert. In FLSA Suit Against Hospital Co.

Law360, New York (October 4, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Thursday decertified a collective action brought by nurses who alleged the owner of several Chicago-area hospitals denied them meal breaks and overtime, ruling the claims were so disparate the cases should proceed individually.

U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve granted Resurrection Health Care Corp.'s motion to decertify collective action status. The health care company faces allegations it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and Illinois state law by requiring nurses to work through designated meal breaks and denying them overtime...
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