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I'm a salaried Home Health Physical Therapist, but some of

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I'm a salaried Home Health Physical Therapist, but some of us are hourly employees. I've worked for this hospital for 18.5 years always Mon - Fri. They decided last week that total joint surgery patients had to be admitted within 24 hours of discharge from the hospital. That requires us to be available on the weekends. The admission is a 2.5 - 3 hour in patient's house. We cover 20 counties so travel time of as much as 1.5 hours each way could be possible. My regular salary is $46.50/hour. They are paying us $65/visit. Is that legal?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Marsha411JD replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for the information and your question, however, I am unclear on what the controversy is. Can you tell me what you think the employer is doing that is unlawful? Also, you say "some of us" are paid $65/visit, are those employees physical therapists or what is their job? Again, I need to know what you believe might be unlawful in this scenario, paying less than $46, not paying overtime, or what?