ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A class-action lawsuit was filed this week in St. Louis Circuit Court on behalf of former and current nurses and medical personnel employed by BJC Healthcare System, an associate with the Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley, LLC announced Monday.
The lawsuit, Speraneo v. BJC Health System Inc., d/b/a BJC Healthcare, accuses BJC of failing to properly pay employees through its recording policies and failing to pay overtime for employees working more than 40 hours per week. BJC's timekeeping rounds down to the nearest quarter hour even though exact times employees clocked into work are electronically documented.
BJC is also accused of automatically deducting time for meal breaks even though some employees, such as nurses, work through their break time and are not compensated.
NewsChannel 5 has reached out to BJC for comment, but a spokesperson says they are unable to comment on pending litigation.