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Current Employment Cases

Carlson Lynch is currently handling the employment class/collective actions identified below. If you believe that you may have a similar claim against your current or former employer, please contact us, and we will evaluate your potential claim at no charge to see if we can assist you.

DeMarco v. Northwestern Memorial Healthcare (Northern District of Illinois)

  • This is a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act brought on behalf of hourly employees who work at defendant’s hospital and are subject to an automatic meal break deduction policy, whereby 30 minutes of work time is automatically deducted from each hourly employee, on the presumption that they have received a non-compensable lunch.

Bergman v. Kindred Healthcare, Inc. et al. (Northern District of Illinois)

  • This is a nationwide collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act brought on behalf of nurses and other non-exempt, hourly hospital staff who work at defendant’s hospital facilities throughout the nation. The case challenges defendant’s automatic meal break deduction policy, whereby 30 minutes of work time is automatically deducted from each hourly employee, on the presumption that they have received a non-compensable lunch. Plaintiff also brings this action as a statewide class action under Illinois law.

Hill v. Delaware North Companies, Inc. (Western District of New York)

  • This is a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act to recover unpaid overtime, Plaintiffs are challenging defendant’s claim that it is exempt under the FLSA’s seasonal amusement or recreational facility exemption.

Camilotes et al v. Resurrection Healthcare et al. (Northern District of Illinois)

  • This is a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act brought on behalf of hourly employees who work at defendant’s hospital and are subject to an automatic meal break deduction policy, whereby 30 minutes of work time is automatically deducted from each hourly employee, on the presumption that they have received a non-compensable lunch.

Quickley v. University of Maryland Medical System Corporation et al. (District of Maryland)

  • Plaintiff brings this action as a state-wide class action under Maryland law and as a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act, on behalf of all hourly employees who work at defendant’s facilities and who were subjected to an automatic meal break deduction policy, whereby 30 minutes of work time is automatically deducted from each hourly employee, on the presumption that they have received a non-compensable lunch.

Cook v. St. John Health et al. (Eastern District of Michigan)

  • This is a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act brought on behalf of hourly employees who work at defendant’s hospital and are subject to an automatic meal break deduction policy, whereby 30 minutes of work time is automatically deducted from each hourly employee, on the presumption that they have received a non-compensable lunch.

Jarosz v. St. Mary Medical Center, et al. (Eastern District of Pennsylvania)

  • This is a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act brought on behalf of hourly employees who work at defendant’s hospital and are subject to an automatic meal break deduction policy, whereby 30 minutes of work time is automatically deducted from each hourly employee, on the presumption that they have received a non-compensable lunch. In addition to the nationwide FLSA claims, Plaintiff brings this action as a state-wide class action under Pennsylvania law.

Symczyk v. Genesis Healthcare Corporation and Eldercare Resources Corporation, d/b/a Genesis Eldercare (Eastern District of Pennsylvania)

  • This is a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which is currently being considered by the United States Supreme Court. Argument was heard by the Court in December, 2012.

Ostrowski v. West Penn Allegheny Health System, Inc., and Canonsburg General Hospital (Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas)

  • This is a class action brought on behalf of all Pennsylvania citizens, under Pennsylvania law, who were non-exempt hourly employees of Defendant and whose pay was subject to an automatic meal break deduction, even when those persons performed compensable work during such unpaid “meal break.”

Henderson v. UPMC, et al. (Western District of Pennsylvania)

  • This is a class action brought on behalf of all Pennsylvania citizens, under Pennsylvania law, who were non-exempt hourly employees of Defendant and whose pay was subject to an automatic meal break deduction, even when those persons performed compensable work during such unpaid “meal break.”