I work as a Hospice Nurse in CA for a staffing agency primarily traveling to families homes and providing nursing care. I was recently scheduled three days in advanced to care for a client. The day of I arrived at the home of the client only to be informed by the family that the client had passed the night before. My question is, "Am I entitled to get paid for the full 8 hours?". Normally I would think no, however b/c of the particular situation being no fault of mine, and it seemingly being theirs because the off-going nurse informs the agency of the passing, and in return the agency notifies the oncoming nurse (me), which didn't happen. (question resposted b/c of incorrect tag)
You may be entitled to Reporting Time or half the usual or scheduled day’s work, but in no event for less
than two (2) hours nor more than four (4) hours, at the employee’s regular rate of pay.
You would not get your full pay for the day, you would be entitled to what is called reporting time pay, which gives you half your day's work,but at least 2 hours, at your typical rate of pay. Even though it is not your fault, it is not the employer's fault either. Much like employees who work at car washes and it rains, the workers get reporting time pay for that day.
I agree with my colleagues. Best of luck.
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