Hi everyone.. need a little advice! I'm a member of a Maternal transport team that has been 6-9 months in the making. All this time has been spent training for our new positions. We went live recently and suddenly we are facing several issues. So far, we are a unit based team and we are all working 36+ hr/week in staffing and will theoretically just come out for transports. So this week we were hit with mandatory on call time 12 hr/weekfrom home on night shift.. and that if some days we are unable to schedule 2 transport nurses, the 2nd will have to remain in house at $2/hr in addition to their regular shifts.
Everyone is outraged, but hospital finance says they're not paying any more. Our supervisor thinks it is legal as long as our average pay for hours worked is above minimum wage. The US department of labor spells it out and I interpret it differently. Anyone have any experience on this??