Skilled nursing company Medicalodges faces charges of withholding overtime pay

Share this article:

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.

Share this article:

More in News

Also in the news for Sept. 22, 2014

ER support program can reduce hospital admissions among seniors, study says ... Researchers find defect that may lead to Alzheimer's ... Technical glitch may cause milions in payment delays for physicians who adopted EHRs

Enterovirus hits KY nursing home

Nine residents at the Heritage Hall nursing home are confirmed to have a strain of enterovirus, according to local reports.

AHCA applauds Senate passage of IMPACT Act

The Senate approved the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act, drawing praise from the American Health Care Association and the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care.