“Live-in” Nurses Should Be Paid For All 24 Hours of Their Shift

 The Appellate Division, First Department recently ruled that “live-in” nurses working 24-hour shifts should be paid for all 24 hours regardless of their allotted sleep and meal breaks. This ruling came in stark contrast to what had been the New York State Department of Labor’s (DOL) longstanding view that “live-in” nurses’ payment should follow the 13-Hour Rule. It required that they only be paid for 13 hours of their shift if they were allotted at least 8 hours of sleep ...

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Attention: Nurses

Fitapelli & Schaffer is representing a nurse who works for Huntington Hospital (North Shore LIJ) and The Nursing Solutions Agency. Our client frequently worked over 40 hours per week, but she was not paid time and one half for the overtime. If you are a nurse working for an agency or hospital and are not being paid properly, contact us for a free consultation.

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