8-hour shifts save money? - page 3

I am no billing expert, so I'm hoping some of you out there are. Hospitals in my state are pushing to move to 8-hour shifts claiming that they can increase revenue/save money, although they won't... Read More

  1. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from lrobinson5
    Well there you have it. I live in California , and I assumed that was the way it works everywhere. Now I don't have an answer for the original question... I'm not really sure how it saves money if you already don't have to pay overtime.
    *** Nurses working 12 hour shifts in California don't get 4 hours of overtime either. There is an exception in the law for those who are under contract. I spent 9 weeks doing per diem work in Ca and got OT for ever hour over 8 cause as a per diem I wasn't under contract. Howver the staff nurses I was working with did not make OT for their regularly scheduled 12 hour shifts.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** Nurses working 12 hour shifts in California don't get 4 hours of overtime either. There is an exception in the law for those who are under contract. I spent 9 weeks doing per diem work in Ca and got OT for ever hour over 8 cause as a per diem I wasn't under contract. Howver the staff nurses I was working with did not make OT for their regularly scheduled 12 hour shifts.
    That I didn't know, but it makes so much sense. I always wondered why any hospital would offer longer shifts if they had to give overtime. Turns out they don't :P.


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