Skilled nursing company Medicalodges faces charges of withholding overtime pay

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A former employee of Medicalodges Inc. recently filed a lawsuit against the long-term and post-acute care provider, alleging that the company does not properly compensate workers.

The suit, filed May 24 in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, claims a variety of practices that violated federal and state laws, according to the Nevada Daily Mail. The for-profit nursing home company is accused of not paying workers for overtime, requiring them to work off the clock, and automatically deducting meal breaks from paychecks, even if a worker did not take a break, according to the complaint.

Other former Medicalodges employees have joined the Minimum Data Set coordinator who filed the suit, turning the case into a class action lawsuit, plaintiffs' attorneys told the Daily Mail. The plaintiffs are seeking a jury trial, damages, and fees and costs. 

Medicalodges is based in Kansas, and owns and operates 30 facilities in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

A statement from Medicalodges will be forthcoming, company President, CEO and General Counsel Garen Cox told McKnight's.

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