Class action suit alleges Legacy Health denies nurses meal breaks


A former nurse at Legacy Health filed a class action lawsuit against the Portland-based hospital system on Wednesday, alleging that nurses were denied payment for all the hours they work, as well as meal and rest periods, in compliance with state and federal labor laws.

Julianne Hunter filed the complaint in U.S. District Court. She alleges that nurses, nurse aides and assistants and other non-exempt hourly employees were subject to an automatic time deduction for meal periods. The time frame of…

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