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  • Michigan - Pay per visit & unauthorized work

    Hello, I have two questions relating to visiting nurses getting paid per visit.
    1) If I unknowingly exceed the allowable number of visits due to a patients need, should I get paid for the visit? My organization wants to dock me for 3 visits I did because they were not "authorized".

    2) As a PPV, the payment includes a visit and paperwork completion. If I fail to complete the required paperwork, I would expect my organization to hold paying for the visits until the work is completed. However, they are holding the entire paycheck! Is this legal?

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    Pay in Michigan

    Are you an independent contractor or an employee? This difference in classification is major, in terms of how employees are to be paid for additional work. If you don't know, look at your latest check from the company....did they withhold employment taxes, etc.?
    Lillian Connell

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    • #3

      The employees at the agency have taxes, etc come out of payroll. Hence, they are not contract. Thanks


      • #4

        I believe that you are owed wages for that time. The US Department of Labor explains overtime for persons who are working in the healthcare industry at: AND

        I should also mention that some nurses, such as registered nurses working at a facility for a minimum salary of $455/week, may be seen as exempt staff...not eligible for overtime. You can read more about exemption of nurses at:

        Your employer cannot threaten to withhold wages for not turning in paperwork. Instead, they can move toward taking disciplinary action for not doing so.

        I hope this helps you.
        Last edited by LConnell; 03-04-2005, 10:26 AM.
        Lillian Connell

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