FLSA Collective Action—Overtime Compensation for Meal Breaks; In the 269th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas
Deffebach, Matthew Thomas
Services: Labor and Employment
, Employment Litigation
, Public Law
Represented a hospital district in an FLSA collective action maintained by a proposed class of anesthesia technicians, registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses who were allegedly required to work through meal breaks that were automatically deducted from their paychecks. The putative class potentially included over 2,000 members. We prevailed at the conditional certification stage when the court denied plaintiffs’ motion for conditional class certification. Thereafter, the named Plaintiffs non-suited their case with prejudice before trial.