I'm an LVN, working in an assisted living facility in southern CA. So my boss asked me to cover a few shifts or to cover a caregiver when they call out, not available, etc. Since there would be 2 LVNs in the same shift when I cover, they offered to pay me at half my original pay as LVN, similar to that of a caregiver's pay. Is it not ok for the facility to do this? Or it's still ok as I'm working different job codes when I clock in (1 as LVN, the other as caregiver when I fill in for others' absence). I do have 1 resident who needs his colostomy bag changed when it has to, or do I pass that responsibility to the other LVN on duty since I'm only working as caregiver on that shift.