Employees in the healthcare industry, such as licensed nurse practitioners (“LPNs”), are often subject to workplace violations. LPNs often face issues such as unpaid wages, unpaid overtime, or may witness Medicare or Medicaid fraud. Recently, the employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed a class and collective action lawsuit against a healthcare facility, Atrium Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing formerly known as River Manor Care Center for unpaid wages and unpaid overtime. The lawsuit is on behalf of all current and former LPNs who worked at Atrium Center f/k/a River Manor within the last six years.
Specifically, the lawsuit claims that River Manor failed to pay wages and overtime compensation for all hours worked as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and/or the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”). Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that River Manor made unlawful deductions from LPNs wages. LPNs regularly worked beyond their scheduled shift, but were not compensated for all of their hours worked. LPNs at River Manor were responsible for providing medication to patients, dressing wounds, changing wound dressings, making rounds, checking in on patients, feeding patients, checking patients for injuries, bathing patients, and filling out paperwork related to patients. This lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid wages and unpaid overtime for the hours that LPNs worked at River Manor but were not compensated for.
Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP is also investigating similar claims for unpaid wages and unpaid overtime at other Excelsior Care Group Centers in New York and New Jersey listed on the company’s common website, and another healthcare facility under common ownership.
Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP is dedicated to protecting the rights of hard working employees. If you are a current or former employee of River Manor, and have questions about the lawsuit, you can contact the firm at (212) 300-0375. You can also call Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP for a free consultation or visit fslawfirm.com for more information if you are being paid correctly as an employee of the healthcare industry.