Overtime and Wage Rights of Nurses and Other Hospital Personnel
Healthcare facilities are, unfortunately, a common place in which wage and hour violations occur. A number of different aspects of working conditions in these facilities, from the nature of the work itself to automatic time systems to confusion regarding a nurse’s job classification, can all contribute to the likelihood that an employee will be unfairly denied the compensation that they rightfully deserve.
While many hospitals and medical facilities may have unique regulations in place regarding overtime pay for their employees, such as having an 80 hour limit for two weeks of work rather than a 40 hour limit for one week, this does not entitle these employers to unfairly deny their employees overtime pay which they have rightfully earned. Thus, in many situations, nurses and other hospital personnel may be able to take legal action to get the full amount of pay which they are owed.
Hospital Personnel Wage and Hour Violations
Nurses and other hospital personnel may be subjected to wage and hour violations for a number of different reasons. Some common forms of these violations include:
- Lunch break violations
- Work performed before or after shifts
- Misclassification of employee as exempt from overtime pay
These and other common problems in the hospital setting can result in employees being paid substantially less than they deserve.
If you are a nurse or other hospital worker and you believe that you have grounds to claim unpaid overtime wages, Jason Knutson at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can help you pursue the compensation you need. Call 608-255-6663 to speak with an experienced legal professional about your situation and rights according to state and federal law.