Shriners Hospitals for Children, Inc. is on the receiving end of a wage and hour lawsuit recently removed from circuit to district court in Florida. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff worked for the defendant for nearly 34 years, serving most recently as a property coordinator and real estate marketing and closing process manager. The plaintiff’s job duties were effectively those of a legal assistant or paralegal, the suit explains, for which the woman was paid a salary while lacking authority to supervise or manage other employees.
The case claims the plaintiff routinely worked more than 40 hours per week, regularly working 12-hour days six to seven days per week, without time-and-a-half overtime pay. As the lawsuit tells it, the plaintiff’s compensation was at some point converted to a salary by her department head “without explanation,” supposedly due to her excessive overtime work.