Kaiser Permanente Kona clinic workers were not getting compensated for overtime for late lunches or skipped lunches.
The collective bargaining agreement (CBA) language is clear on this: “If [after notifying a manager] an employee is required to work more than six (6) hours after the start of the shift without being given an uninterrupted thirty (30 minute meal period, the employee shall be paid at the applicable overtime rate for all time worked after the sixth (6th) hour until such time as the employee is given an uninterrupted thirty (30 minute meal period.”
A manager admitted she was not compensating overtime even when notified of late lunches, and she was informing staff to waive their overtime if they leave early with no lunch.
The union setup a meeting with the manager and HR. All parties agreed that workers are entitled to overtime if they follow the notification procedure, regardless of when they end their shift.