FLSA Collective Action Filed Against Tenet Over Meal Breaks

Law360, Houston (January 7, 2013, 8:19 PM EST) -- A registered nurse who formerly worked for Tenet Healthcare Corp. launched a proposed collection action Monday in Texas federal court, alleging the hospital chain denies its employees uninterrupted meal breaks and refuses to pay them for time worked off the clock.

Putative lead plaintiff Brandon King said Tenet automatically deducts 30 minutes from all hourly employees’ time cards for meal breaks, staffing shortages make it impossible for employees to enjoy that time uninterrupted, violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.

“Many employees have worked with plaintiff and...
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