Licensed Practical Nurses Unpaid Wages Class Action
Licensed Practical Nurses Employed by berkshire health systems, berkshire medical center, fairview hospital, bmc's hillcrest campus, bmc's north adams campus, or in its physician practices May Be Eligible to Join Class Action for Unpaid Wages
Steffans Legal LLC and Connor & Morneau LLP have filed a class action and collective action lawsuit against Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) on behalf of licensed practical nurses (LPN) working at any of BHS's locations in Berkshire County, including at Berkshire Medical Center, Fairview Hospital, BMC's Hillcrest Campus, BMC's North Adams Campus, or its physician practices. LPNs who worked or currently work for Berkshire Health Systems may be able to join this lawsuit.
Questions about the Class Action Filed Against Berkshire Health Systems
What is the case about? Unpaid wages. We claim in this suit that Berkshire Health Systems, Inc. violated state and federal wage-and-hour laws by not paying their licensed practical nurses for all hours worked in a workweek, including for overtime when they worked more than 40 hours in a week. At the center of the case is BHS's use of a policy that automatically deducted 30 minutes per day from each LPNs working time under the mistaken assumption that LPNs took an uninterrupted meal break every day when, in fact, they almost always worked through all or a portion of that meal period.
How do I learn more? Contact us. You can do that by (1) calling Steffans Legal at 413-418-4176 or Connor & Morneau at 413-455-1730; (2) emailing Attorney Steffans at firstname.lastname@example.org or Attorney Morneau at email@example.com; or (3) filling out the form below. That will get you connected to one of the attorneys handling the case who can help you better understand your rights and options.
Should I fear retaliation? It is illegal to retaliate against an employee who joins a lawsuit like this.
How much can I expect to recover? Depends. We claim that LPNs are entitled to unpaid wages and overtime, for the last six years, attorneys' fees, costs, and interest. According to Massachusetts law, LPNs are entitled to recover three time the amount of wages that were wrongfully withheld within the last three years.
Do I have to pay up front for legal services and fees? No. We have agreed to work on this case on a "contingency basis" which means that we will collect our fee as a percentage of your recovery. The Court will closely supervise our fee petition and ensure that it is fair to the class.