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Court to hear case on nurse’s pay deductions
Modern Healthcare

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider a healthcare employment case that an appeals court refused to dismiss, despite the lone plaintiff accepting a settlement.

The case was brought in 2009 by a registered nurse, Laura Symczyk, who alleged that her employer, Pennypack Center, a Philadelphia subsidiary of Genesis HealthCare Corp., had violated the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 by automatically deducting meal breaks from her pay regardless of whether she ever took the break.