Fair Compensation for Nurses and Nursing Home Personnel
At Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik, our experienced employment law attorneys in California represent healthcare industry workers who work in:
- Residential care establishments
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Nursing facilities
- Assisted living facilities
- Residential care facilities and intermediate care facilities
Some employers in the healthcare industry attempt to cheat workers out of wages and benefits by rounding down the total time they work. Although employers in the healthcare industry can round down when employees work one to seven minutes, when the healthcare worker performs more than seven minutes of job duties, he or she must be paid for fifteen minutes under federal labor laws.
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Time spent by an employee in the healthcare industry traveling as part of the worker’s principal activity, such as travel from hospital to another healthcare facility during the workday, must be considered as hours worked. Attendance at lectures, meetings, training programs and similar activities are viewed as working time unless all of the following criteria are met:
- Attendance is outside of the employee’s regular working hours
- Attendance is in fact voluntary
- The course, lecture, or meeting is not directly related to the employee’s job
- The employee does not perform any productive work during such attendance.
An employee in the healthcare industry who is required to remain on call on the employer’s healthcare facility premises or so close to the premises that the employee cannot use the time effectively for his or her own purpose is considered working while on-call.
The employment law attorneys at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik have significant experience representing healthcare industry workers in cases to collect overtime wages and other unpaid benefits. In particular, our lawyers focus on overtime cases on behalf of computer trainers for hospitals. As of 2009, all computer employees must be paid not less than $75,000 per year for full-time employment in order to be exempt from overtime.
We focus on representing workers in the healthcare industry in Los Angeles, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are a healthcare industry worker — from a registered nurse to an IT/IS professional — and you think that your current or former employer committed illegal wage-and-hour activity, contact us today for a free consultation about your legal rights.