Integrated Healthcare Loses Arbitration Bid In OT Suit

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT) -- A California state appeals court on Thursday affirmed a lower court decision that hospital management company Integrated Healthcare Holdings Inc. did not present its employees with sufficient information regarding its arbitration policy to halt a putative overtime class action.

In an unpublished opinion, the court wrote that Integrated Healthcare Holdings Inc. could not rely on its employee handbook that explicitly prohibits class actions because the handbook was issued only after its employees initiated litigation and further failed to prove that the plaintiffs had even received the...
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