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October 26, 2021

Helicopter Company Settles Lawsuit by Paramedics and Nurses to Recover Unpaid Wages

In Wagner v. Air Methods Corp., a Colorado helicopter company has settled a case on behalf of flight nurses and flight paramedics involving claims of unpaid wages in which the company wrongly masqueraded as if work time was unpaid “sleep time.”
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Greg McGillivary
Tue, 10/26/2021

In Wagner v. Air Methods Corp., a Colorado helicopter company has settled a case on behalf of flight nurses and flight paramedics involving claims of unpaid wages in which the company wrongly masqueraded as if work time was unpaid “sleep time.” The paramedics and nurses alleged that the state laws did not provide for unpaid sleep time that occurred on the premises. The company agreed to pay $4 million to a class of paramedics and nurses who worked in Illinois, Michigan, and New Mexico.

Air Methods is a national, privately owned helicopter company that offers air medical transport. The fact that the helicopters were airborne did not affect the state law claims that the paramedics and nurses asserted.

If you have questions about unpaid wages or think you may not have been fully compensated for your work, please contact us at info@mselaborlaw.com.

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