Class-action lawsuit filed by employees against BJC Healthcare

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 11:02 PM

 (KMOV) – A class-action lawsuit was filed this week in St. Louis Circuit Court on behalf of former and current nurses and medical personnel employed by BJC Healthcare System.

The lawsuit, entitled Speraneo v. BJC Health System Inc., d/b/a BJC Healthcare, claims BJC did not properly pay many workers for overtime and other hours worked.

BJC’s timekeeping rounds down to the nearest quarter hour even though exact times employees clocked into work are electronically documented. This practice deprived employees of pay for compensable work time in violation of established work time regulations.

BJC is also accused of automatically deducting time for meal breaks even though some employees, such as nurses, work through their break time and are not compensated.

The lawsuit also alleges that BJC failed to properly compensate employees for shift differential bonuses and pay overtime compensation at statutorily required rates of pay.

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