UAB Lawsuit: Nurses Not Properly Paid for Overtime, Off-the-Clock Work
Last Updated on March 2, 2023
At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Current and former nurses who were employed by UAB Medicine (formerly known as UAB Health System) or UAB Hospital in the past three years.
- What’s Going On?
- A lawsuit has been filed alleging that UAB failed to pay its nurses properly for all hours worked, including overtime. Now, more UAB nurses are needed to come forward to join the case.
- What You Can Do
- If you worked as a nurse for UAB in the last three years and feel you weren’t properly paid for your overtime hours, fill out the form on this page to learn more about what you can do.
- How Could a Lawsuit Help?
- A lawsuit could help current and former UAB nurses collect any wages they were legally entitled to but did not receive. It could also force UAB to make changes to how it pays and tracks its nurses’ hours.
- Could I Get Fired for This?
- Federal law strictly prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who exercise their legal rights.
If you worked for UAB Medicine, UAB Health System or UAB Hospital in the past three years as a nurse, attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear from you.
A lawsuit has been filed alleging that UAB failed to pay its nurses properly for all time spent working, including their many hours of overtime.
Now, more people are needed to come forward and join the case. To learn more about what you can do and why you may be owed money for unpaid wages, fill out the form on this page. It doesn’t cost anything to get in touch or to speak to the attorneys we work with.
How Could I Have Been Underpaid?
It’s possible that you were not paid for time spent working off the clock and deprived of premium pay for your overtime hours.
According to the lawsuit, UAB nurses routinely worked extra hours and additional shifts due to chronic understaffing at the company’s facilities. This often resulted in workweeks lasting 40-plus hours – extra time that, by law, should have been compensated at a rate of time-and-a-half the nurses’ regular rates of pay, the case says.
Indeed, the lawsuit claims UAB nurses rarely left their shifts on time and often stayed late to give reports, finish certain tasks and help with medical emergencies. Furthermore, UAB automatically deducted 30 minutes’ worth of pay for meal breaks that nurses rarely took due to their workloads, the lawsuit alleges.
The case claims that UAB did not accurately record and track how much time its nurses actually spent working – as required by federal law – and therefore failed to properly pay them for all their hours, including overtime.
How Could a Lawsuit Help Me?
A lawsuit could help you recover the money you earned – but never received – while working as a nurse at UAB. It could also force the company to change its pay practices and how it keeps track of employees’ hours.
Did you work as a nurse at UAB in the last three years? If so, fill out the form on this page today. After you get in touch, one of the attorneys we work with may reach out to you directly to explain more about the lawsuit and how you can take action.
It doesn’t cost anything – plus, employers are strictly prohibited from firing or otherwise retaliating against employees simply because they’ve exercised their legal rights.
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