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Arkansas Supreme Court Affirms Class-Action Status in Nursing Overtime Lawsuit

Arkansas Supreme Court Affirms Class-Action Status in Nursing Overtime Lawsuit July 17, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Little Rock, AR Nurses remain the unsung heroes of medicine, regardless of jurisdiction. Thus, it appears patently unfair and unjust when nurses accuse their employers of stiffing them from overtime for work performed outside of their shifts, and when working through meal breaks. A Nursing Overtime Lawsuit seeking class-action status in Arkansas will go ahead after the state’s Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that class-action status is warranted.
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Nurses Fight for Overtime Pay

Nurses Fight for Overtime Pay December 28, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Seattle, WA When it comes to overtime pay for nurses, people tend to think that after eight hours of work, the nurses receive their overtime pay. But as nursing overtime lawsuits show, the issue is not as cut-and-dried as that. For example, nurses are scheduled to take certain rest breaks but often work through those breaks, without pay. That adds extra hours of work to a day, without extra compensation.
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Nurses Win Long Battle Over Nurses' Overtime For Missed Breaks

Nurses Win Long Battle Over Nurses' Overtime For Missed Breaks November 4, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Olympia, WA While front-line service workers are often represented by unions and therefore can take advantage of various perks and workplace advantages entrenched in a contract to uphold safety on the job, circumstances may not permit a scheduled lunch break, or rest period. There is no more a truism here, than with the nursing profession, when the needs of a patient or a medical emergency do not wait until the end of a coffee break. The issue: when a rest period is missed to which the nurse is entitled, should that individual be paid nurse's overtime?
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Nurse Scab says Overtime Pay a Problem

Nurse Scab says Overtime Pay a Problem July 9, 2012. By Jane Mundy.
Bessemer, AL Tanya is a nurse based in Alabama but a lot of her work takes her to California hospitals—substituting for RN’s who are on strike for nurses overtime violations and other disputes. Incredibly, Tanya is also claiming overtime violations—yes, that’s correct—when filling in for nurses on strike.
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