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Cardinal Health Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Cardinal Health Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about Cardinal Health:

What Does Cardinal Health Do?

Cardinal Health Inc. is one of the top American drug retailers. The company also manufactures certain medical equipment.

The company is headquarted in Dublin, Ohio and has been in operation since 1971, and in 1995 it acquired Medicine Shoppe International.

Who Does Cardinal Health Employ?

Cardinal Health has over 37,000 employees. Our experienced overtime pay lawyers handle cases for all Cardinal Health employees, including the following:

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy aides
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Retail managers
  • Cashiers
  • Retail salespeople

Where is Cardinal Health Located?

Cardinal Health is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio. The company has expanded to have satellite offices and retail pharmacies throughout the United States and across the world. Some of the U.S. locations include:

Cardinal Health Overtime Pay Lawsuit News

What are the Laws for Cardinal Health Employee Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA), many Cardinal Health employees are considered non-exempt and therefore entitled to overtime pay.

If an employee is non-exempt under the FLSA, the law requires that they are paid overtime wages of one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for every hour past 40 in one week.

The FLSA has several exemptions, however, that would preclude employees from receiving overtime pay. Employees with “adminstrative” or “professional” roles may fall under these exemptions.

For example, in some cases pharmacists may be considered “professional” because their job required advanced schooling and training.

It is important to note, however, that exemption is not determined solely based on job title. Rather, job description, job duties, rate of pay, and hours worked are used to determine if an employee should receive overtime pay.

On top of the FLSA, some states have their own overtime pay laws. These laws may complement or contradict the FLSA, so it is important to consult an experienced attorney who is familiar with all the applicable overtime pay laws.

Is a Cardinal Health Employee Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Cardinal Health employees are often required to work long shifts, as well as additional time before and after their scheduled shift. As a result, many Cardinal Health employees end up working more than 40 hours per week, and are therefore entitled to overtime pay.

Employees who are exempt under the FLSA are not entitled to overtime pay. Whether or not a Cardinal Health employee falls under the “administrative” or “professional” exemptions is determine based on job description, job duties, rate of pay, and number of hours worked.

Employers often deny or unlawfully refuse to pay overtime by misclassifying the positions of the workers, claiming that they are exempt when, in reality, they are not.

Cardinal Health could also require their employees to report to work early but not “punch the clock” until later or strike hours off of time cards, or they may refuse to pay employees for work done before the shift starts and after they punch out for the day. These are violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and can give rise to an overtime pay lawsuit.

An experienced overtime pay attorney will be able to analyze your case in the context of the FLSA and your state’s laws to determine if you are due overtime wages from Cardinal Health.

Does Cardinal Health Have to Pay Overtime Wages to its Employees?

In many cases Cardinal Health is required to pay overtime wages to employees that work more than 40 hours in one week. This excludes employees who are considered exempt under the FLSA.

Exemption is not cut and dry; the FLSA is a complicated law and state laws can complicate the picture even further.

If you believe that Cardinal Health owes you overtime pay, it is best to consult an attorney who has experience with the FLSA and state overtime wage laws.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Cardinal Health Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.  We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

Have Pharmacies Been Involved in Overtime Pay Lawsuits?

Over the past several years, current or former pharmacy employees have brought a number of lawsuits against companies like Cardinal Health in an effort to reclaim lost overtime wages. If you believe Cardinal Health is denying you overtime wages, you could have a case similar to that of a previous lawsuit. Here are a few examples of such lawsuits:

  • Three outpatient pharmacy managers in California filed a proposed class action suit against their employer, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the California Labor Code. The plaintiffs alleged that Kaiser required them to work off the clock for an extended period of time even though they were non-exempt hourly employees. This case is a follow-up from earlier cases where outpatient pharmacy managers, who were originally classified as exempt employees, filed suit and, pursuant to a settlement, were reclassified as non-exempt hourly workers.
  • After initially denying approval of a proposed settlement in September, a federal court in California finally approved a nearly $3 million settlement of a class action overtime suit filed by a class of pharmacists against CVS Pharmacy Inc. The plaintiffs in this case claimed that CVS violated California labor code by requiring pharmacists to work more than six days in a row without paying time and a half overtime pay for the hours worked on the seventh day.
  • A former pharmacy benefit manager filed a potential class action overtime lawsuit against Express Scripts Holding Co. in New Jersey federal court. Roberta Henry claims the company reclassified her position and other managers’ positions as nonexempt, yet failed to pay overtime wages.
  • A former pharmacy department manager claims Costco denied employees proper rest and meal breaks. She also claims the company required pharmacists and department heads to work a significant amount of time off the clock without pay. She claims the off the clock work included working from home, while sick, on vacation, and traveling between stores for work related purposes.

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