health care industry has, for the most part, successfully weathered the storm
of wage/hour class and collective actions stemming from missed meal periods and
“auto deduct” pay practices. But we are by no means in the clear. Recently,
there has been an exponential rise in wage/hour class and collective action
litigation based on timekeeping and pay practices—specifically, rounding
practices—related to the beginning and ending of the work day.
is important for health care leadership to understand how unintentional
timekeeping and pay practice mistakes quickly create multimillion dollar
exposure for an organization. Taking a proactive approach is of equal
significance that will prepare for, mitigate, and defend against those risks.
Health care executives, in-house counsel, and human resource leaders from
IHA-member facilities should plan to attend a 30-minute webinar on Dec. 6 at 2
p.m. ET presented by Union Hospital Vice President of Human Resources Sally
Zuel and Hall Render Attorney Dana Stutzman. Read