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Tampa nursing facility pays back wages

November 21, 2019 -

 Gandy SNF LLC, a nursing facility based in Tampa, paid $53,018 in back wages to 105 employees for violating the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Department of Labor said. Investigators with the labor department's wage and hour division found Gandy SNF, operating as Gandy Crossing Care Center, automatically deducted time from employees’ hours for meal breaks regardless of whether workers actually took those breaks. This practice resulted in violations when employees worked through their breaks, and went unpaid for that time, the labor department said. “Other employers who automatically deduct time for meal breaks should use this investigation as an opportunity to evaluate their practices to make sure they are capturing all their employees’ hours and not committing the same violation that we found in this case,"  James Schmidt, wage and hour division district director in Tampa, said in a news release.

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