Hospital workers at several hospitals in the Philadelphia area have filed suit seeking unpaid wages for the work they performed during what were supposed to be meal breaks.  The suit claims that the hospitals' payroll systems automatically deduct a half-hour unpaid meal break from each employee's daily time card. 

Source:  Philadelphia Inquirer

Both federal and Kentucky state law require that an employee be paid for the time that they work; if they work through their meal break, they are required to be paid for it. 

Employees have sought their unpaid wages and overtime in a number of other suits as reported before on this blog: TV Station Employees File Suit for Unpaid Overtime & Wage Violations, Unpaid Wages and Expenses Sought In Class Action Suit By Truckers, Missed Breaks & Unpaid Wages Class Action Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart Settles , Meal Break Suit Against Wal-Mart Settled for $3 Million, Interrupted Meal Breaks At Center of Overtime Class Action Suit, Overtime Lawsuit Over Missed Meal Breaks Moves Forward, Nurses File Class Action Suit for Training and Mealtime Pay.

Lexington, Kentucky employment lawyer Robert Abell represents employees in cases seeking their unpaid wages and overtime. If you have not been paid the overtime wages owed you, contact Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell at 859-254-7076. 

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