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OT and Holiday pay caring for LTC

I currently work with LTC patients who live on their own in kinda like a group home. The nursing services provided to them include LVN/CNA and RN visits. They are all quadriplegics, some are vent/trach, others still have trachs and some don't. The agencies that provide nurses are paid through Medi-Cal and the rates are CNA $12 and LVN $18, not sure how much the RN visits are. The shifts are 12 hours, no overtime and no holiday pay. You have 1 patient, you do all the ADLs, cook for them, clean, do laundry ect. I think nurses working these duties should get OT and Holiday, I don't know why Medi-Cal does not pay for OT and Holidays, aren't we people? The rule about being exempt from OT is long and full of legalese. I'd like to know what others are getting paid. I'm in California.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 14 years experience.

I'm in Texas and employed by a major for-profit corporation that owns specialty hospitals across the US. I'm a salaried, exempt employee who is paid for 40 straight hours and nothing more.

There is no law in existence in the US requiring any employer to offer holiday pay to employees. Instead, holiday pay is simply a fringe benefit offered by employers to attract and retain employees.

Salaried, exempt employees are typically paid for 40 straight hours per week. If you want overtime pay, seek out a nonexempt position.

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