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Boston-based Beth Israel, CareGroup settle overtime lawsuit

Boston Globe, June 9, 2010

Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and other CareGroup Inc. affiliates have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit against the hospital chain alleging that workers were not paid for working through lunch breaks or beyond their scheduled shifts. The $8.5 million settlement, if given court approval, will cover as many as 9,000 current and former CareGroup employees. CareGroup, Inc. and its affiliates Beth Israel, Beth Israel Deaconess-Needham, Mt. Auburn Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital will pay up to $8.5 million to settle the lawsuit, the Boston Globe reports.