Nurses Claim Restrictive Timekeeping Software At Dignity Health Has Led To Unpaid Overtime
Registered and licensed practical nurses must, by necessity, stay before and after their shifts begin and end for preparatory purposes, which typically involves 20 to 30 minutes of prep before work, with another 10 to 20 minutes of duty afterward, the nurses' lawsuit claims. But the software doesn't allow them to clock in until seven minutes before their shift.
Timekeeping Software Won’t Let Dignity Health Nurses Log Any Overtime, Lawsuit Says
A recent lawsuit alleges that up to 1,200 Sacramento-area nurses with Dignity Health worked as many as 50 minutes per 12-hour shift of unpaid overtime, three times a week — and that Dignity’s restrictive timekeeping software was part of the reason those hours couldn’t be logged properly. Listing Dignity Health as the defendant, the class action complaint alleges that the plaintiffs were paid for exactly 12 hours of work per shift at hospitals in the greater Sacramento area, “regardless of when they actually clocked in or out,” attorney Bryan Lazarski wrote. (McGough, 9/10)
In other news —
Hundreds Of Sun-Maid Workers Go On Strike Over Wages And Benefits
Sun-Maid workers went on strike Monday afternoon after talks between the company and its workers broke down. ... The union and Sun-Maid officials had been working on settling a new multi-year contract, but more than 500 workers rejected a “minimal pay increase as well as the employees contributing to the company’s high deductible health and welfare plan,” according to the Teamsters Facebook page. ... Earlier this year, a three-year labor contract between Sun-Maid and the Teamsters Union expired. At issue for workers was maintaining their health care benefits at the same level as the previous contract. (Rodriguez, 9/10)