Kindred To Pay $16.5M To Settle Workers' Wage Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (August 18, 2014, 10:01 PM EDT) -- Kindred Healthcare Inc. on Monday said it would pay $16.5 million to end thousands of hospital workers’ class action allegations that the hospital giant violated state labor laws by not paying for late hospital shifts and missed meal breaks.

The proposed settlement, submitted for a California judge’s approval, would end two class actions that are being handled together, accusing Kindred of forcing employees to waive certain meal breaks as a condition of employment and not following state waiting time pay rules, among other claims.

Class members will either receive a flat fee of $400 or $500, or a proportion of the...

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