The Commonwealth of Kentucky utilizes direct deposit to deliver payroll.
It is a convenient, reliable, cost and time saving alternative to issuing paper checks.
They must do this by: This applies unless the employer followed an acceptable Nurse Coverage Plan but failed to produce staffing to meet the particular patient care emergency. A: |top| Q: What if my employer asked me to waive my rights under this law?
A: A health care employer may not use employee waivers of the protections afforded under Labor Law §167 or this Part as an alternative to compliance with such law or regulation.
If we determine that the complaint is valid, DOL will send a violation notice to the employer asking the employer to cease and desist from the use of mandatory overtime.
Starting July 1, 2009, nurses and other direct caregivers will no longer be forced to work beyond their scheduled shift, except in cases of real emergencies.
Facts about the Law The law covers employees who work in direct patient care or clinical services, including RNs, LPNs, respiratory therapists, and certain laboratory technicians. The law provides for certain exceptions including declared national, state, or municipal emergencies, natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or widespread outbreaks of disease.
However, if there is an exception (i.e., a real emergency as defined under the Act), MOT can only be used as a last resort and after other steps have been taken.
Dates outlined in RED indicate a scheduled outage occurring during that day.
This includes (but is not limited to): The health care employer must document all attempts to avoid the use of mandatory overtime and seek alternative staffing.
|top| Q: Are health care employers required to post a notice relating to the mandatory overtime restrictions? Health care employers are required to make their Nurse Coverage Plan readily available to all nursing staff.
Rather, the nurse must be scheduled for “on-call” in accordance with: |top| Q: What steps must health care employers take to avoid using mandatory overtime?
A: A health care employer must prudently plan for patient care emergencies and meet routine staffing needs without using mandatory overtime by implementing a Nurse Coverage Plan.This plan should take into account typical patterns of staff absenteeism due to: It must reflect the health care employer’s typical levels and types of patients served by the health care facility.The Plan must identify and describe alternative staffing methods available to the health care employer to ensure adequate staffing without mandatory overtime.After years of efforts, Pennsylvania nurses have won this important protection for the sake of our patients and our profession.