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Sanford settles claim with EMTs for overtime pay

Published 01/18/2011, Worthington Daily Globe

More than $77,000 paid to 21 EMTs for hours worked
WORTHINGTON — Sanford Medical Center Worthington has settled a claim with the U.S. Labor Department after a complaint-based investigation revealed the company’s failure to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act. The investigation dates back to July 1, 2008, when Sanford officially gained ownership of the local hospital. A press release issued Tuesday by the U.S. Labor Department detailed Sanford’s violation, in which 21 emergency medical technicians on its staff were not given overtime compensation for on-call work hours logged from July 1, 2008, to Jan. 10, 2010.

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