More Nurses Claim Methodist Health Docked Their Lunch Pay

A Texas judge agrees with a former Methodist Health System employee that potentially thousands of nurses in two North Texas cities were docked pay for lunch breaks they didn’t take.Robert J. Straka, filed a lawsuit against the Dallas-based health system in 2016 under the Fair Labor Standards Act. He sought collective action, claiming that about 4,500 nurses who worked at four Methodist Health facilities were subject to the same payment policy.Judge Jane Boyle of the Northern District of Texas Court agreed. On Tuesday she signed an order stating that collective action is entitled, and requiring the health system to provide to the court by the end of the month the names and contact for all other nurses who might have been affected.  Continue reading...

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