As discussed here, Pennsylvania’s legislature recently amended its state wage payment law to conform to the FLSA’s so called “8/80” rule for hospitals and other healthcare entities, which permits payment of an overtime premium on a bi-weekly or 80-hour basis provided that such premium is also paid for hours worked in excess of eight

As previously discussed, the FLSA requires payment for all hours where an employer “suffers or permits” an employee to work. Compensable time can include time ostensibly designated for meal and other breaks if the employee in question is not completely relieved of duty and/or if the period is insufficient length. Aggrieved employees often allege that employers systemically