Your employer is in the process of doing audits to review your punch in/out times as well as your meal breaks. PLEASE TAKE YOUR BREAKS! Meal breaks are negotiated in the contract. More importantly, you need to keep yourself healthy and nourished during the work day. Missed meal breaks require entering into the electronic system that you did not take lunch. You must also inform management if you did not get your meal break. The employer by law is required to pay you. They are watching this time more closely now because they do not want to continue paying you.
OVERTIME ADDS UP! If you cannot take your meal break due to short staffing, fill out a “Staffing Despite Object Form.” A Labor Management Meeting and the Practice Committee Meeting are scheduled for June 12, 2019. At these meetings, we will continue to address; assessments, patient documentation, EMAR and system slow-downs/lock-outs. We are also aware of the lack of supplies needed to provide sufficient patient care. If you are not getting the items needed to take care of residents please contact a Local Officer.