St. Luke's Physician's Asst. Fights To Keep OT Action Alive

Law360, New York (October 16, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT) -- A physician's assistant at New York's St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center pressed a federal judge Wednesday to keep alive class claims that operator Continuum Health Partners Inc. owes overtime pay because its threats to dock wages for lateness nullified her exempt status.

Plaintiff Leigh Shafir claims to have been offered a salaried position at an $81,000-per-year compensation base, but says Continuum broke its promise to treat her and other PA's as salaried by warning that their pay would be docked for partial workday absences.

As a result,...
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