Government looks into wage-violation practices at hospitals

The Labor Department has added 250 investigators to its staff to look into cases of wage-and-hour violations at a number of hospitals and nursing homes across the country. Many of these facilities are facing class action lawsuits from nurses and other workers alleging they were not paid proper overtime or for work done on meal breaks. "Hospitals take advantage of the good instincts of employees, knowing they will put the patient first," a lawyer for the workers said.

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