Supreme Court to Review FLSA Case That Could Limit Employee Remedies

Posted on 30. Nov, 2012

The Supreme Court recently granted cert to review a case that could have an impact on future class action cases and remedies for employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, 656 F.3d 189 (3d Cir. 2011), nurse, Laura Symczyk alleged that her employer illegally deducted thirty minutes for meal breaks regardless of whether she worked during this time. She brought this FLSA class action, or “collective action as it is called in the statute, on behalf of herself and other employees that were also not being paid accordingly.

The Supreme Court recently granted cert to review a case that could have an impact on future class action cases and remedies for employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, 656 F.3d 189 (3d Cir. 2011), nurse, Laura Symczyk alleged that her employer illegally deducted thirty minutes for meal breaks regardless of whether she worked during this time. She brought this FLSA class action, or “collective action as it is called in the statute, on behalf of herself and other employees that were also not being paid accordingly.

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