From Racine County Eye:
By Denise Lockwood in Breaking, Community · September 24, 2015
"Employees at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital-All Saints
have filed complaints with the state and received back pay from Wheaton
over discrepancies with their paychecks that had occurred — in some
cases — for two years.
"Four employees from Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints have
filed complaints with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce
Development for not being paid for lunches that they worked. The company
also took pay out for breaks, but the workers did not take them.
A payroll person from Wheaton Franciscan allegedly told the employees
that their time cards were 'manipulated' by managers, according to
records obtained through an open records request from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
"The employees — Tina Tyler, Laurel Ostergaard, Tria Braun,
and Melissa Jozefowski — worked at the St. Luke’s campus on Wisconsin
Avenue. Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints paid Tyler, Ostergaard,
and Braun for back pay, according to the complaint file.
"Jozefowski filed her complaint with the Wisconsin Department of
Workforce earlier this month, and Wheaton responded to her complaint
Tuesday, said Anne Ballentine, vice president of communications and
"'Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare has diligently investigated and worked to resolve the claims,' Ballentine said.
County Eye also learned that a fifth person, who wished not to be named,
also received back pay for working through lunches and breaks.
That employee’s check was marked, 'settlement.'
"Ballentine would not comment any further on the matter. Calls made to Tyler, Ostergaard, Braun and Jozefowski were not returned."
Read more: http://racinecountyeye.com/years-of-unpaid-lunches-and-breaks-at-heart-of-wheaton-complaints/