Wage and Hour Class Actions in the Healthcare Industry: Diagnosis and Prevention

Wage and hour class and collective actions targeting hospitals and other healthcare employers have proliferated in recent months. Plaintiff-side firms have launched national assaults against healthcare employers, including websites with lists of healthcare employers who are being sued or are "under investigation," and mass emails to employees of healthcare employers who are targeted. Attached is a brief excerpt from a Littler Report that canvasses recent developments, explores the nature and risks of class and collective actions, the types of claims being made and suggests practical solutions to defend against and avoid such claims in the future.

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