Workers of Assisted Living Giant Win Settlement

The country’s largest assisted living company has agreed to pay settle claims that it consistently underpaid workers at dozens of its facilities. Two workers who initiated the suit allege that state laws were violated concerning meal time and that they were not paid for training and overtime.

A public investigation revealed that the assisted living executives wanted to control labor costs by under staffing at facilities and increased workloads. The company denies the accusations in the suit even though they agreed to settle the claims.

Some experts in the assisted living industry report that low wages paid to workers produces a workforce with poor morale and that is often poorly trained. They also feel that the overall quality of care and success of assisted living facilities are determined by the dedication and commitment of well trained staff. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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