Hospital Dual Rate Payment Plans
Unfair Dual-Pay Rates
Employment Law Attorneys Protecting Clients in Class Action Cases
Employers are constantly seeking opportunities to get more work done, while paying less for it. This strategy has taken storm in California where many hospitals are paying health care professionals different rates for the same work.
At the Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes, our attorneys have served employees since 1997.
Concerned that a co-worker is getting paid a higher rate for the same work? Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.
Extensive Experience in Employment Law
For more than 14 years, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes have fought to protect employees — we were one of the original law firms practicing in this complex legal area.
We have a strong reputation. Attorney Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes has been recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers magazine in employment and labor law for the last three years.
What Make Us Unique?
Recently, employment law attorney Barnes successfully tried a landmark case against Huntington Memorial Hospital in front of the Los Angeles Superior Court. For eight years, he fought for more than 2,000 nurses and technicians in this class action case. We obtained a verdict of over $32 million dollars, which eventually resulted in a $60 million dollar lump sum cash settlement. As a result of that verdict, we settled a case for $85 million dollars against Tenet Hospital and $20.25 million dollars against Arcadia Methodist Hospital.
Our attorneys carefully interviewed the health care professionals, while working with economists to determine that 8-hour and 12-hour nurses were paid differently for the same work. Ultimately, the court ruled that the hospital violated overtime laws because nurses who worked longer hours were paid at a lower hourly rate.
This precedent-setting case is the first wage-hour case brought to trial in Los Angeles County. The case is also the first dual-rate payment case heard at this high court. As a result, it will have a long-term effect on how other hospitals compensate employees.
Contact Our Experienced Attorneys
If you are concerned about overtime pay violations, the lawyers at the Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes are here to help. Contact our experienced attorneys to see how we can assist you — we offer clients a free initial consultation.