December 19, 2017

University of Missouri Health Care has reached a preliminary settlement in a class-action lawsuit involving former payroll practices related to meal deductions for hourly employees.  

If approved by the court, the settlement will resolve the lawsuit and provide a total payment of up to $3.6 million, which would fund payments to the class of employees, along with associated costs and attorneys’ fees. 

While MU Health Care believes that it has acted in accordance with law regarding its payroll practices, the settlement prevents further legal expenses and ends any uncertainty created by the pending litigation. The parties will be presenting the settlement to the court for preliminary approval, after which class members will be provided with a notice containing additional information.