Franciscan Health System Wage and Hour Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Franciscan Health System (FHS) is resolving a class action claiming that it violated Washington state employment laws, alleging that it did not pay for all hours worked, including gap time, did not provide proper meal or rest breaks, and improperly altered workers’ time records.

Docket Number:


Company: Franciscan Health System

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: July 8, 2018 to May 20, 2022

Objection Deadline: August 29, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: August 29, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: September 23, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to provide proof, provided you agree with the number of hours set for you.


You may be eligible if you are a member of the class, which is all individuals employed by Franciscan Health System as outpatient therapists or in other positions with similar duties in Washington state between July 8, 2018 and May 20, 2022.

You may also be a member of the subclass if you are an individual employed by Franciscan Health System as outpatient therapists or in other positions with similar duties who worked at least one shift at St. Joseph’s Hospital, between July 8, 2018 and March 20, 2020, and who did not sign an Hours Worked Acknowledgement with FHS.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Payments will be based on a pro-rata calculation based on each individual’s shifts worked during the class period at St. Joseph’s Hospital, as compared to the total number of shifts worked by all class members. Payments will be made from the net settlement fund, with 87.5% of the fund going to class members and 12.5% going to subclass members. About a third of each class or subclass payment will be considered to be wages, reported on a Form W-2, and about two-thirds of each payment will be considered non-wages (including such things as penalties, enhancements, and interest), which will be reported on a Form 1099.

Total Settlement Amount: $725,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Entente Law, PLLC

Case Name: Gretchen C. Krall v. Franciscan Health System

Settlement Website: Franciscan Health Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
CPT Group, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Krall v. Franciscan Health System Settlement
c/o CPT Group, Inc.
50 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606

Tags: Failure to Allow for/Figure in Break Time, Failure to Pay All Wages Due, Fudging Time Sheets, Wage and Hour Violations