Santiago v. NorthBay Healthcare Group, Case No. 2:20-cv-00681 filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, July 9, 2020

This is a collective and class action case under federal and California state law on behalf of patient care employees for off-the-clock work, unpaid wages, meal and rest period violations, and failure to provide accurate wage statements.

Plaintiff alleges that employees performed both overtime and non-overtime off-the-clock work while charting in Defendant’s electronic medical record (“EMR”) system known as Cerner, either before the start of their shift, during their meal breaks, or after their shift.  Plaintiff also alleges that because employees were required to carry NorthBay provided cell phones employees performed work during meal periods because employees would regularly receive phone calls during meal and rest periods.  Plaintiff alleges that employees were required to do this work because Defendant instituted cost cutting measures that decreased Defendant’s labor force while increasing the employee to patient ratio resulting in employees working off the clock to complete work tasks such as inputting patient notes essential to patient care and as part of the medical billing process.


If you have worked at NorthBay Healthcare Group anytime between July 2016 and the present, performed work off-the-clock or during meal periods, or have questions about your meal and rest breaks, overtime pay calculations, or wage statements, please contact Thierman Buck, LLP immediately to discuss your rights.