Holliman v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
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On December 22, 2005, Plaintiff Holliman filed a proposed class action complaint in the Alameda Superior Court, Case No. RG 05247858, captioned, Evelyn Holliman, individually and on behalf of other members of the general public similarly situated v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals., Southern California Permanente Medical Group and DOES 1 through 20, inclusive (the "Lawsuit").
The complaint alleged that Holliman and other similarly-situated employees had been underpaid overtime due pursuant to the overtime rules within the Fair Labor Standards Act because of failure to include certain types of pay, such as "shift differentials," in employees' "regular rate of pay." The complaint alleged further violations of Califomi a law, including, violations of Business & Professions Code § 17200 and Labor Code §§ 201, 202, 203, and 226(a). Plaintiffs sought restitution of unpaid overtime, civil penalties, prejudgment interest, and attorneys' fees and costs. On February 7,2006, Plaintiffs filed an Amended Complaint, alleging the same causes of action, and adding Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and The Perrnanente Medical Group as defendants. Plaintiffs Callahan, Brunges and Jones were added as additional putative class members shortly thereafter.
Under the settlement, Kaiser agreed toll pay a total of $9,000,000.
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