Air medical company agrees to $78 million settlement for overtime
An Alameda County Judge agreed to a $78 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Air Methods Corporation and flight crew members.
Holy smokes, Batman! The plaintiffs (employees) will receive “$100,000 each, on average.”
WOWZA! Plus they have to start paying overtime after 8 hours and double time after 12, resulting in a HUGE pay increase.
I am very happy to see this, but I know damn well that AMC is just going to close down a bunch of bases, lay off a bunch of people, and restructure the schedules to do away with 24s.
It’s a win-lose scenario. No company is going to just absorb that much loss and keep on trucking. My advice to any of you medics that get a fat $100k check is to get on over to RN, PA, or Med School.