It is well known that employees at healthcare facilities throughout New Jersey work long hours. When an employee is overworked, they may not be able to perform their job as accurately as they would otherwise. This becomes a serious issue when an employee’s job is caring for other human beings, many of which are already fragile states of health. An overworked employee in the medical industry may accidentally administer the wrong medication to a patient or slip up during surgery. When someone else’s life is at stake, it is crucial that healthcare employees don’t work excessively long shifts.
Employees are not permitted to work more than 40 hours per week unless they are used as a last resort in a dire emergency situation. Employers must make sure that they make a strong effort to ensure that the health care facility is not understaffed. If an employer violates these policies, they may be subject to sanctions and fines.
It is also important to note that all health care facility employees receive at least a certain hourly wage. In addition, if the employee works more than 40 hours a week due to exceptional circumstance as previously mentioned, they are compensated additional wages for any hours that exceed 40. If you believe that your employer is breaking New Jersey regulations about payment or schedules, contact an experienced employment law attorney today.
The dedicated and compassionate employment law attorneys at Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. would be happy to provide you with assistance in your case and help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can assess the specific circumstances surrounding your lawsuit.