United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Docket No. 12-5378
Counsel: Justin Swidler, Richard Swartz, Joshua Boyette
On September 20, 2012, Kelly Vargas filed a federal collective and class action overtime lawsuit in the United States District Court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania asserting that St. Lukes Hospital and Health System (“St. Lukes”) violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Pennsylvania Wage Payment Collection Law (“PWPCL”) and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (“PMWA”) by using an unfair rounding system which resulted in non compensation for work performed at the beginning and end of each hourly shift. In addition, Ms. Vargas contended that St. Lukes violated the law by requiring her to work and others to work through unpaid meal breaks.
If you have worked for St. Lukes within the last three years as an hourly, non-exempt employee, and you were subject to the “12 minute grace period,” where you were required to get to work up to 12 minutes before the start of your shift but were not paid for any of the extra time you worked, you can sign up for the lawsuit by filing a Consent Form below.