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My manual simply reads:
Payroll deducts 30 minutes from CM Visit each day.
But then it says:
You will be paid for the following activities:
Travel from CM home to client's home for CM visit
Travel from client A to client B; client B to client C; client C to physician; physician to local office; and/or client X to CM home.
Travel time for mandatory meetings
Mandatory Meetings includes: Clinical Orientation Training, Refresher Class, Soapier Workshop, CM DOL Training, CM Mandatory Meeting and Performance Evaluation completed in the office setting.
I was given a job description, to sign, regarding requirements of my job, 5 weeks into the job. It is NOT a contract. There are no benefits, no guarantee of any hours. No mention was made regarding daily deductions, until I questioned why my paychecks were coming up short. My first paycheck was 2.12 hours short, my second was 3.82 hours short, 3rd-4.21, 4th-8.58, 5th-6.13, 6th-7.15. After my second paycheck came up short, and I questioned why, I was given the manual to read, which simply stated Payroll would deduct 30 minutes daily.
What is my recourse?
On Memorial day I worked 5 hours and was only paid for 2.5.
Also, my boss reviews all my time sheets. The last one she reviewed, which contained the Memorial day hours, she told me I'm not allowed to work a holiday without prior approval. I only worked the holiday because she told me I had to see the client within 24 hours of discharge from the hospital, and she was discharged in the afternoon of Sunday, May 26. Her email to me stated: I left your time as is on this timesheet. The implication being, she can change my time sheet as she wishes. Is that legal?
If they retaliate by firing me, because of my complaint, do I have any recourse to that?
Is there a phone number, contact person, particular department within the Department of Labor that I would contact, regarding my complaint?
Thank you for your time and answers. You confirmed what I felt was correct.
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