Prime Healthcare Loses 2nd Bid To Nix Workers’ OT Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (October 15, 2012, 5:25 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Monday refused for the second time to throw out a class action accusing Prime Healthcare Centinela LLC of failing to pay overtime to 1,400 employees at an Inglewood, Calif., hospital, saying questions remain about whether a collective bargaining agreement bars the claims.

“Defendant asserts it properly paid all the employees under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rita Miller wrote in a decision Monday denying the hospital’s summary judgment motion.  “Here, the expiration of the contract...
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