Nurses Were Paid Hourly, Not On Salary, Texas Justices Say

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 5:36 PM EDT) -- A Texas hospital never intended to pay four nursing supervisors an annual salary instead of an hourly wage, and therefore didn't short them on income, the state's highest court held Friday.

The Texas Supreme Court agreed with McAllen Hospitals LP that the nurses submitted insufficient evidence to demonstrate that the employer had agreed to pay them a fixed annual salary rather than an hourly wage, reversing a state appellate court's affirmation of the workers' win at trial of more than $389,000.

Nothing in the annual performance reviews, payroll change forms, language in the hospital's employee handbook, or the policies of the...

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