United States Department of Labor Recovers Wages and Damages from Healthcare Staffing Company

The United States Department of Labor announced recovery of back wages and damages from a healthcare staffing firm who did not pay overtime correctly or maintain accurate payroll records.

Employers: Network Connect Healthcare Staffing, 7930 Castleway Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46250

Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor investigation found the Indianapolis healthcare staffing provider paid straight time for all hours worked and did not pay non-exempt hourly employees the correct overtime wage of time and one-half for hours over 40 in a workweek. The company also failed to maintain accurate payroll records to show the correct overtime premium pay for non-exempt employees.

The investigation by the department’s Wage and Hour Division recovered $86,808, including $43,404 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages, for 127 skilled healthcare professionals assigned to work at hospitals and specialty care facilities.

Quote: “Healthcare staffing companies depend on skilled professionals to provide services that allow hospitals and other healthcare facilities to meet critical and changing demands,” said Wage and Hour District Director Aaron Loomis in Indianapolis. “These workers deserve to be paid for hours they work and the overtime they earned. Employers must know the wage laws that apply to their employees and pay them accordingly.”

Background: Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, including a search tool to use if you think you may be owed back wages collected by the division and how to file an online complaint. For confidential compliance assistance, employees and employers can call the agency’s toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243), regardless of where they are from.

Source: US Department of Labor recovers $86K in back wages, damages for 127 employees of Indianapolis healthcare staffing company | U.S. Department of Labor

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