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Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!

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You are reading page 6 of Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

edwardsrn62 has 1 years experience.

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I don't have time to reply to everything at the moment. But you can call your labor board. I found out from my labor board that employers are only required to pay minimum wage, anything more is up to the company but we are only ever guaranteed minimum wage. Luckily many employers don't know this! Just call your labor board...its free and straight from the people that enforce the law. Oh, yeah, and yep they can retaliate and turn you in to the board. You need a lawyer.

I read all the laws on labor board in sc and it states an employer is allowed to decrease an employee's pay but only with a written notice one week in advance. Unfortunately for me, I signed the contract which I'd bet serves as their "one week".

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SDALPN specializes in Peds(PICU, NICU float), PDN, ICU.

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Says a lot about the company if they only value their nurses at minimum wage. Even as a new nurse, you're worth way more than that!

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danarooo is a BSN, RN and specializes in Home Health,ID/DD, Pediatrics.

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I I I would at least get all the correct information from your board of nursing, labor department and Medicaid so that if you leave and they do retaliate you have already spoken to them about it and they are familiar and aware, making it less likely that anything will happen to your license.

Its always a good idea to make a binder of regulations from the board, Medicaid etc...and leave it in your car or somewhere accessible for quick reference. This way you can look things up and you will know when a company isn't on the up and up. You HAVE to protect your license, DO NOT just take anyone's word. Trust but verify so you don't get yourself in trouble.

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danarooo is a BSN, RN and specializes in Home Health,ID/DD, Pediatrics.

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Also, document and date all details! Who you spoke to, when, what they told you etc...

As far as new grads being in PDN, if you are intelligent and you don't do anything your unsure of with/on your patient and you make it a point to learn and keep up with current standards and evidenced based practice you should be fine.

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lifelearningrn has 4 years experience as a RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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I hope you put in your notice- but don't be surprised if they try to withhold your pay for other BS- this company is dirty- plane and simple. If I were you, I would do what others have suggested and speak to the board about what has happened, and then tell your employer you will be expected payment for the 32 hours they owe you, and that the you will be filing a complaint with Medicaid, the state board of labor, and the state licensing board that licenses their business if the monies owed you aren't on your final check. Let them know they are more then welcome to file a complaint to the BON, as you've already made them aware of the situation.

My guess is you will get paid, and quickly. Like I've said before- the last thing this company wants is state and Medicare auditing their files.

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