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Losing pay for physian's noncompliance California

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  • Losing pay for physian's noncompliance California

    I currently work as a medical transcriptionist at a local hospital and am paid by the line. We currently have one physician who refuses to dictate his reports separately, instead dictating multiple reports within one dictation. This requires spending about 20 minutes to manually separate them, and of course, my line count comes to a grinding halt.

    There is a hospital policy that outlines the dictating procedure for the physicians. He is noncompliant. All other physicians comply without difficulty.

    As transcribers, we are now being asked to sign a new job description that states it is our responsibility to separate these reports. No additional compensation is provided.

    Is this legal?

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    Yes, as long as your pay is over minimum wage even with the slowdown.
    Megan E. Ross, Esq.
    Law Offices of Michael Tracy

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