State:
Free Special Resources
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Resources, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Cost Per Hire Calculator
This handy calculator lets you plug in your expenses for recruiting, benefits, salaries, and more.

Graphs automatically generate to show you your annual cost per hire and a breakdown of where you are spending the most money.

Download Now!
June 17, 2002
CA Nursing Homes Hit With Steep Fines
An
For a Limited Time receive a FREE Compensation Market Analysis Report! Find out how much you should be paying to attract and retain the best applicants and employees, with customized information for your industry, location, and job. Get Your Report Now!
operator of more than three dozen nursing homes in California has agreed to pay $1.1 million in back wages and penalties to settle a federal complaint alleging labor violations involving hundreds of workers.

Labor Department officials told the Los Angeles Times last week that La Canada, Calif.-based Pleasant Care Corp. and its subsidiaries will provide $910,000 in unpaid minimum wages and overtime pay to 937 current and former employees. Some of the penalties were assessed for violating child-labor laws and record-keeping rules.

Officials said the fines and wage recoveries were among the largest for a single nursing home company.

According to state health inspection records obtained by the Times, about half of Pleasant Care's 32 facilities in California exceeded the average number of complaints and deficiencies found for nursing homes in the state. One Pleasant Care facility in Santa Cruz last year received 109 complaints and state officials recorded 84 deficiencies.

Labor officials said most of the Pleasant Care workers who were shortchanged were cleaning crew, administrative staff and licensed vocational nurses.

Some workers, officials said, put in as many as 30 hours of overtime without receiving the time-and-half wages as required by law. Investigators reviewed labor records from July 1999 to July 2001.

Officials said Pleasant Care also was fined for allowing two 15-year-old students to put in excessive hours and another 15-year-old to work in the kitchen.

Links

Featured Free Resource:
Cost Per Hire Calculator
   
   
 
 
Twitter  Facebook  Linked In
Follow Us
CT-WEB06
Copyright © 2016 Business & Legal Resources. All rights reserved. 800-727-5257
This document was published on http://Compensation.BLR.com
Document URL: http://compensation.blr.com/Compensation-news/HR-Administration/Employee-Records/CA-Nursing-Homes-Hit-With-Steep-Fines/