"A wave of class-action lawsuits hit city hospitals Thursday, charging nurses and other employees are forced to work through unpaid lunch breaks.
The eight suits against public and private institutions say more than 100,000 workers were systematically cheated out of overtime."
Mar 28, '10
Salaried employment is not the same situation, clearly. Salaried employees elect to take such positions, knowing how this works, and can always re-join the rank and file who clock in and out for their pay. Strong-arming people to work through breaks and OT and not fairly compensating them is illegal, not to mention, highly unethical; hardly the same thing.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Mar 28, '10