The growth in overtime work, while helping to drive the healthy growth in output in the U. It is taking its toll not only on workers, but on their families, communities, and, ultimately in many cases, patients, customers, and employers.Families burdened by longer work hours are more likely to find it difficult to balance the conflicting demands of work and family.The social costs associated with the growth in work hours and persistent overtime are particularly worrisome when the long hours are involuntary.
Who is covered under the law for mandatory overtime restrictions? Are health care facilities required to post a notice regarding the mandatory overtime restrictions? Your employer will also be supplied with a copy of your complaint and asked to complete a questionnaire regarding the mandatory overtime. The person who filed the complaint will not be compensated for any damages collected from the employer. If I file a Mandatory Overtime Complaint, when will I be notified of the outcome? Routine complaints will normally take about 90 days to process, but depending on the complexity of the complaint, it may take much longer.If your hospital continues to use mandatory overtime after November 5, please let us know immediately.In fact, you can follow the link below to report this violation via an our online Mandatory Overtime Reporting Form.Be aware that the Health Policy Commission, which is charged with overseeing the mandatory overtime law, has issued guidelines that make it clear that neither the lack of staff, nor the flu season can be used as justifications for mandatory overtime.We urge any and all nurses who are assigned a mandatory overtime shift to follow the link below and fill out a report with the MNA, which we will share with the Department of Public Health and the Health Policy Commission.