3 New York Hospitals to Pay $4.5M to Settle Worker Meal Disputes

Current and former employees at three hospitals in central New York have agreed to settlements related to lawsuits that alleged the hospitals did not pay employees for "missed or interrupted" meal breaks, according to a Post-Standard report.

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center and Crouse Hospital, both in Syracuse, and Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare in Utica agreed to pay $1.5 million each to settle the lawsuits, according to the report.

The lawsuits alleged the three hospitals did not accurately pay hourly employees, including nurses, and did not pay the employees for time they worked during meal breaks and before or after shifts.

Under the settlement, the hospitals admitted no wrongdoing and said "their pay practices comply with the law," according to the report.

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