A nursing home in California is being taken to court by workers who allege multiple time and attendance violations committed by the facility, according to McKnight's, a website dedicated to coverage of the assisted living and long-term care industries.
The suit alleges the company made employees perform work duties off the clock, failed to properly compensate for overtime, falsified timecards and even retaliated against an employee who willfully cooperated with a two-year investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor.
According to the Ventura County Star, the nursing home administrator is accused of firing an employee for giving specific details about the facility's practices.
"She was terminated because the employer believed she cooperated with us in our investigation and she spoke with investigators about wage violations," Kimchi Bui, district director of the labor department's wage and hour division told the Ventura County Star.
Both the time and attendance allegations and the subsequent retaliation are all violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The suit calls for the reinstatement of the fired employee, as well as back pay and other monetary damages.
Unique views: 3,617
Total views: 3,617
All data and information provided on this news blog is for informational purposes only. Infinisource makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis. Information regarding employment suits and other legal action is not updated after publication, and may not be current.