Nurses Win Class Cert. In Hospital Training Pay Suit

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT) -- An Oregon federal judge on Tuesday certified a class of nurses who allege they were forced to study and take tests as part of an uncompensated training program that lasted for years.

The ruling, which could give rise to a class of more than 850 people, found that St. Charles Health System Inc. could not defeat certification simply because some workers had signed releases after receiving back pay. That’s because all employees are entitled to pursue penalties for allegedly illicit labor practices, U.S. District Judge Ann...
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