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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 09:06 AM

Nurses sue CHI Health alleging hospital violates law with on-call pay rate

Seven nurses are seeking class-action status in a lawsuit filed this week against CHI Health alleging the hospital is violating state and federal wage laws by not paying enough for on-call work and overtime for work they perform while on call.

They all work as registered nurses or staff nurses in the Interventional Radiology department at CHI St. Elizabeth, according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Lincoln.

In it, attorney Kathleen Neary alleges CHI Health is violating the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Nebraska Wage Payment and Collection Act and the Nebraska Wage Act.

The suit specifically focuses on pay for on-call work and overtime.

Read more: https://journalstar.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/nurses-sue-chi-health-alleging-hospital-violates-law-with-on/article_b17070f3-343a-5a22-b534-729b55702938.html

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mitch96 Feb 2019 #1

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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 09:47 AM

1. This is absolute bullshit

When I worked on call in Radiology it varied from hospital to hospital.. Some times it was 1/2 your hourly rate or a fixed amount like $2-$5 per hour of $25 per shift. If you got called in it was time and one half for "time served". This was on top of your normal salary. Some admins got cute and would do like what was in the article and if it was not busy, send you home so you would not incur overtime and make the admin's look good. Better bonus at your expense. Sometimes they would do that even when you were busy to the jeopardy of the patients..
It was all about the money NOT patient care..
I'm glad I retired when this crap started to go wide spread.
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