Children's Hospital LA Gets Approval For $27M OT Settlement

By Bonnie Eslinger (September 19, 2016, 3:46 PM EDT) -- A California judge signed off on Monday Children's Hospital Los Angeles' $27 million deal to resolve four class actions brought on behalf of thousands of workers claiming they were shorted on wages and denied breaks, including a one-third cut for attorneys' fees.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ann I. Jones swiftly gave final approval to the agreement during a brief hearing on Monday. The lead case, filed by nurse Denise Mays in January 2012, was "heavily litigated for over three years" prior to the parties agreeing to mediation in June 2015, according to the motion for approval.

The $27 million nonrevisionary...

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