A group of California nurses working in temporary contract positions claimed they were not properly paid for transportation and meal breaks by the hospital and nursing staff companies that employed them, a violation of state wage and hour laws.

According to Law360 (subscription required), the plaintiffs sued Advanced Clinical Employment Staffing, LLC, Sutter East Bay Hospitals and HRN Services, Inc. alleging that they were not paid for time spent traveling to different work sites or meal and break times during a four-year period.

The class, which grew to more than 1,400 nurses, asked a federal court to approve a $1.6 million settlement to end the lawsuit.

Employees are entitled to compensation for all hours worked, and the failure to pay non-exempt employees for actual hours worked could be considered wage theft and the basis for legal action. If you have questions regarding your compensation, please contact the attorneys in Sommers Schwartz’s Employment Litigation Group.

Jason J. Thompson

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Jason J. Thompson

Jason Thompson is a nationally board certified trial attorney and co-chairs Sommers Schwartz’s Complex Litigation Department. He has a formidable breadth of litigation experience, including class action and multidistrict litigation (MDL), and practices nationwide in both state and federal courts.