Pennsylvania hospital shortchanges employees for 7th payday


Several disruptions to payroll at Ellwood City (Pa.) Medical Center have been reported in recent months, and those issues have not been fixed, according to The Beaver County Times.

For the last seven paydays, hourly hospital workers received minimum wage for their hours worked. They typically receive the rest of their wages within two weeks. Since August, hospital employees have reported 17 incidents of paychecks being delayed, bounced checks, or receiving minimum wage for their hours worked.

In a discussion with concerned citizens on social media in March, Ellwood City Medical Center CEO Beverly Annarumo said unpaid accounts are the root cause of disruptions to payroll at the hospital.

The hospital, owned and managed by Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Americore Health, is the subject of federal and state investigations because of the payroll problems, according to the report.

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