Nursing Homes' Owner Accused of Wage Theft Following Homes' Closures

A group of nursing homes in one state were forced to close several months ago, and the owner is now accused of employee wage theft. According to the state’s attorney general, the facilities were constantly violating health standards and were preparing to voluntarily surrender the licenses. However, a press release stated the facilities were closed by state regulators for the frequent violations. Following the closures, the state’s attorney general claims the facilities’ owner owes the employees over $64,749.     

“[The facilities’] owner and operator stole from their employees and created staffing shortages that endangered the health and safety of their elderly residents,” the attorney general stated. The investigation began after former employees were unable to cash their paychecks due to insufficient funds. For more, read the story.