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Northport VAMC – Unpaid Meal Break Overtime Lawsuit

In November 2019, a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States Court of Federal Claims on behalf of Senol Oztimurlenk, R.N., Jose Perlata, R.N., and Richard J. Walters, R.N., and on behalf of all other past or present Registered Nurses (I, II or III) employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Northport Medical Center in Northport, New York.

The lawsuit alleges that the VA violated federal law, rule and regulation by inducing Registered Nurses to work through their unpaid meal period without providing them additional compensation of overtime or compensatory time. If you meet both of the following qualifications you are eligible to join this lawsuit:

  1. Currently or was previously employed as a Registered Nurse at the Northport VAMC; and
  2. Worked through your unpaid meal period anytime within the last six-years without receiving overtime or compensatory time.

If you would like to join the lawsuit and become a member of the class, please complete the form to your right.

Please continue to visit this page where all case filings and updates will be shared.

  1. November 5, 2019 – Complaint

Complete This Form to Join the Lawsuit

Note: Only employees who are past or present RNs at the Northport VAMC and worked through their unpaid meal break anytime within the last six (6) years are eligible to join the lawsuit.

If you were previously an RN I, II, or III at the VA but are now working in a different position, you are still eligible to join.

    I am a past or present RN at the Northport VAMC (required)

    Within the last six years, I have worked during my 30 minute unpaid meal period without receiving overtime or compensatory time (required)

    Which years were you employed at Northport VAMC as a Registered Nurse I, II or III? (example: 1999 - present)

    Note: Clicking the button will take you to the first of two remaining steps necessary to join this case. If you are not forwarded to the next step automatically within 10 seconds after clicking the button below, please email us at northport@sniderlaw.com.