If you are a current or former AMN traveling nurse in California who experienced unfair or illegal wage practices, then you can file acclaim.
A $20 million settlement has been reached to resolve claims that AMN traveling nurses in California were denied overtime wages and breaks.
The class-action lawsuit, filed in April, 2016 alleged that AMN Healthcare in California. This lawsuit alleges that the AMN healthcare failed to pay traveling nurses overtime wages. Thus, it violate the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and California wage laws.
The settlement has reached under this lawsuit and will benefit those who worked for AMN as a traveling nurse. These include all the travelling nurses worked at one or more Kaiser facilities in California between Sept. 11, 2013 to Dec. 27, 2018.
According to the class action lawsuit, the traveling nurses employed by AMN Services LLC did not receive sufficient pay and rest periods.
Further, the traveling nurses denied any payment for their overtime duty and were not allowed legally compliant meal and rest periods. This is the violation of California wages law.
Due to the alleged labor law violations, the travel nurse plaintiffs get claims for their unpaid wages, failure to provide meal and rest periods. The inaccurate wage statements, poor pay records, failure to pay final wages, unfair competition and civil penalties comes under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).
PAGA is a California state law that allows employees to file any lawsuits on the behalf of the state for labor code violations. When these kind of lawsuits reach a settlement, a portion of that settlement amount is paid to the State of California.
There is no special Claim Form required to file in the AMN settlement. The amount each Class Member can get will depend on the number of workweeks worked at a Kaiser facility as an AMN travel nurse.
The deadline to object to the settlement is April 11, 2019. The final approval hearing is scheduled for May 31, 2019.
Eligibility to file the claim:
Nurses who worked for AMN as a traveling nurse at one or more Kaiser facilities in California between Sept. 11, 2013 and Dec. 27, 2018.
The amount each member will get depends on the number of workweeks worked by them between Sept. 11, 2013 and Dec. 27, 2018.
Details of the filed case:
Shaw, et al. v. AMN Services LLC, et al.,
Case No. 3:16-cv-02816-JCS, i
n the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Shaw, et al. v. AMN Services LLC and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, et al.
c/o Heffler Claims Group
PO Box 58117 Philadelphia,
PA 19102-8117 1-844-367-8809