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Legal or not?

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Specializes in LTC, Sub-acute, correctional.

The LTC facility that I just recently left is playing dirty and I'm not sure what I can do about it. I was hired at an hourly rate of $26, confirmed by the ADON. My first paycheck was wrong, it showed $24. They said they would fix it. TWO pay cycles later, they "fixed" it to $25. Still wrong!!!! When I called HR to ask them to really fix it, they said "oh, that's the rate for your amount of experience, I have to ask the administrator to OK the $26. Call back tomorrow". What the heck?? Is this legal? What can I do? I have just left them as of Friday, due to serious inability to get out on time, and truly scary disorganization within the place (going back to my old job and can't wait). The funny thing is, they want me to stay on per diem. HA!!! Seriously, any advice, or am I just plain screwed? Thanks.

gonzo1, ASN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, PSYCH, PP, CEN. Has 18 years experience.

You could hire a lawyer to get your money back, if you have the rate on paper. If it was a verbal agreement you probably don't have any recourse. Just be happy you are gone and on to better things.

sjt9721, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency/Trauma/Education.

The LTC facility that I just recently left is playing dirty and I'm not sure what I can do about it. I was hired at an hourly rate of $26, confirmed by the ADON. My first paycheck was wrong, it showed $24. They said they would fix it. TWO pay cycles later, they "fixed" it to $25. Still wrong!!!! When I called HR to ask them to really fix it, they said "oh, that's the rate for your amount of experience, I have to ask the administrator to OK the $26. Call back tomorrow". What the heck?? Is this legal? What can I do? I have just left them as of Friday, due to serious inability to get out on time, and truly scary disorganization within the place (going back to my old job and can't wait). The funny thing is, they want me to stay on per diem. HA!!! Seriously, any advice, or am I just plain screwed? Thanks.

Pay offers should be made in writing. Do you have a letter from them stating the $26/hr? If not, it's a you-said vs they-said issue. I don't blame you for leaving them. (Per diem, yeah right!:uhoh3:) Remember this in the future and get the offer in writing! Good luck!

Jo Dirt

Has 9 years experience.

$25, $26, $24....any of those beat what I make now.

njbikernurse

Specializes in LTC, Sub-acute, correctional.

I have only a verbal rate confirmation. Oh well........... maybe I'll make a big sign and picket in front of their facility for the next week until I start my new job, hee hee. Seriously, I hate them and would love to warn the poor unsuspecting patients & families about the kind of place it is. Too much time on my hands this week, the evil in me is running rampant!!!:devil:

I have only a verbal rate confirmation. Oh well........... maybe I'll make a big sign and picket in front of their facility for the next week until I start my new job, hee hee. Seriously, I hate them and would love to warn the poor unsuspecting patients & families about the kind of place it is. Too much time on my hands this week, the evil in me is running rampant!!!:devil:

If you really feel there is a need then you could do a letter to the editor about your experiences with them. Not sure if they would take action towards you but maybe you could mention to them you were thinking about it.....but it is really hard to fight corporate. Be thankful you got out of there.

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