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September 18, 2006
Two R.I. nursing homes to pay back wages
PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island nursing homes have agreed to pay more than $135,000 in back wages to 113 employees after a U.S. Labor Department investigation revealed violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Heatherwood Nursing and Subacute Center, Inc., of Newport, and South County Nursing and Subacute Center, Inc., of North Kingstown, failed to pay employees for hours worked over 40 in a work week, according to a statement released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Boston office.
The investigation of the nursing homes, which were jointly owned and operated at the time, covered the period from March 27, 2004, through March 25 of this year. It also revealed that the nursing homes failed to maintain proper records of total daily and weekly hours worked and that some records were not kept at all, according to the Department of Labor.
The Heatherwood facility agreed to pay $63,132 in back wages to 48 employees, and the South County facility agreed to pay 65 employees $71,971 in back wages.
-- projo.com staff writer Kate Bramson
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