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By Alexandra Oxyer
A court recently granted an employee's request for summary judgment (dismissal in her favor without a trial)—something that rarely happens—on her federal wage and hour claim. It found that the on-call nurse was entitled to overtime pay even though she wasn't always "working" and was able to do personal errands such as grocery shopping, reading, and talking with friends.

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