Lincoln Centers facing possible law suits from past and present employes?!

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Curious George

Richmond, IN

#1 Nov 3, 2011
Read in the paper yesterday that Lincoln Centers is facing possible law suits from past and former employes. Apparently it has something to do with the facility forcing it's staff to work off the clock. Wondering how people are thinking and how the staff both, past and current plan on handling this action.
not you

Connersville, IN

#2 Nov 3, 2011
don should be questioned they make schedules and then make their staff to work off the clock know that for a fact
shrew

Lynn, IN

#4 Nov 3, 2011
all three of these posts lack an education behind them from the way they are written. it is hard to understand when there are words missing. but then again it appears from the writing, all 3 posts could possible be the same person.

Since: Nov 11

Richmond, IN

#5 Nov 3, 2011
shrew wrote:
all three of these posts lack an education behind them from the way they are written. it is hard to understand when there are words missing. but then again it appears from the writing, all 3 posts could possible be the same person.
sorry that my education or the way i speak doesn't meet your standards. what words do you feel are missing? I didn't mean to offend you and i am curious why you are being so harsh with your words? this was just a simple question and my intentions are not to bash Lincoln Centers.
p.s. the second post is not mine.
english professor

United States

#6 Nov 4, 2011
Curious Georges wrote:
<quoted text>sorry that my education or the way i speak doesn't meet your standards. what words do you feel are missing? I didn't mean to offend you and i am curious why you are being so harsh with your words? this was just a simple question and my intentions are not to bash Lincoln Centers.
p.s. the second post is not mine.
You could start with proper capitalization.
Randy Johnson

Connersville, IN

#7 Nov 4, 2011
My take on this is that an ambulance chasing lawyer was contacted by a small number - possibly as few as one - former employees and smells a way to make some bucks. He is advertising in the paper in order to get as many litigants as possible to increase his personal piece of the pie.
Let me cite two examples from personal experience.
Case one.
Over two hundred employees are terminated and replaced when a company changes ownership. The original owners had deducted money from everyone’s paycheck for more than three months to pay for health insurance the company had allowed to lapse. Because the employees are not aware of this they continue seeking medical treatment and many find themselves owing 100% of large medical bills. In one case, several hundred thousand dollars.
Officers of the local union that represented the terminated employees contact the county prosecutor, the State Attorney General, and even, since corporate offices were in another state, the FBI. They are told that it is a “civil” matter. Former members of the union retain a lawyer (at their own expense since the national organization left them twisting in the wind) and depositions follow. The average claim against the former and current owners is a little over twelve thousand dollars. Fifteen years later each former employee gets a check for a little over three hundred dollars. Since everyone chipped in $150 to retain the lawyer the average 12 grand claim turns into a uniform settlement of well under two hundred bucks. The attorney takes in several hundred thousand.
Case mtwo.
A company works nine hour days every day as SOP. As a matter of course, the last hour of the day is always straight time. Ditto for any Saturday work.
This goes on for years until the day that an employee complains to the labor board or some similar entity. There are no big ads in the paper from an attorney seeking clients, there are not enough people affected to make it worthwhile.
What DOES happen, is that an unexpected, pleasantly large, check appears in former employees mailboxes to cover the amount owed for all the overtime worked.
Regardless of the validity, or lack thereof, of the charges being levied against The Lincoln Centers, the only one who is really going to come out on top is the lawyer who is running the ad in the paper. Unfortunately, the folks who initiated the lawsuit will probably discover that when it comes to screwing people over, no company on the planet holds a candle to an experienced tort attorney.
insider looking out

United States

#8 Nov 4, 2011
Point of order, former and past employees, two ways to say the same thing.
Randy Johnson

Connersville, IN

#9 Nov 4, 2011
insider looking out wrote:
Point of order, former and past employees, two ways to say the same thing.
Yep, it is.
Where exactly in ANY of the above posts does the term "past employees appear? I couldn't find it.
I did write former and CURRENT owners, but former and current are NOT two ways to say the same thing.
insider looking out

United States

#10 Nov 4, 2011
Read the original post. It clearly states past and former employees.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#11 Nov 4, 2011
shrew wrote:
all three of these posts lack an education behind them from the way they are written.
Your point would probably have been a big hit if you had used proper capitalization in your sentences. The next time you want to point out grammatical errors, or insult someone’s education, I suggest that you study up first.
mr indycorvette

Connersville, IN

#12 Nov 4, 2011
Randy Johnson wrote:
My take on this is that an ambulance chasing lawyer was contacted by a small number - possibly as few as one - former employees and smells a way to make some bucks. He is advertising in the paper in order to get as many litigants as possible to increase his personal piece of the pie.
Let me cite two examples from personal experience.
Case one.
Over two hundred employees are terminated and replaced when a company changes ownership. The original owners had deducted money from everyone’s paycheck for more than three months to pay for health insurance the company had allowed to lapse. Because the employees are not aware of this they continue seeking medical treatment and many find themselves owing 100% of large medical bills. In one case, several hundred thousand dollars.
Officers of the local union that represented the terminated employees contact the county prosecutor, the State Attorney General, and even, since corporate offices were in another state, the FBI. They are told that it is a “civil” matter. Former members of the union retain a lawyer (at their own expense since the national organization left them twisting in the wind) and depositions follow. The average claim against the former and current owners is a little over twelve thousand dollars. Fifteen years later each former employee gets a check for a little over three hundred dollars. Since everyone chipped in $150 to retain the lawyer the average 12 grand claim turns into a uniform settlement of well under two hundred bucks. The attorney takes in several hundred thousand.
Case mtwo.
A company works nine hour days every day as SOP. As a matter of course, the last hour of the day is always straight time. Ditto for any Saturday work.
This goes on for years until the day that an employee complains to the labor board or some similar entity. There are no big ads in the paper from an attorney seeking clients, there are not enough people affected to make it worthwhile.
What DOES happen, is that an unexpected, pleasantly large, check appears in former employees mailboxes to cover the amount owed for all the overtime worked.
Regardless of the validity, or lack thereof, of the charges being levied against The Lincoln Centers, the only one who is really going to come out on top is the lawyer who is running the ad in the paper. Unfortunately, the folks who initiated the lawsuit will probably discover that when it comes to screwing people over, no company on the planet holds a candle to an experienced tort attorney.
Randy, you are a sucky bootlicker.
none ya

Connersville, IN

#13 Nov 4, 2011
Lincoln Center should have been closed down yrs ago, due to it's lack of patient care, employee drug use. The facility is a joke in itself.
Oh really

Connersville, IN

#14 Nov 5, 2011
What every happened to the case against the woman in the front office who embezzled money?
interesting

Brownstown, IN

#15 Nov 6, 2011
very funny how all the management was ask to leave shaun, tonya, lori, amanda they want u to think they all just got new jobs but sorry guys were not as stupid as u think we r!!!!! LOL
HELLO

United States

#16 Nov 9, 2011
As a former employee of this hell hole they are trying to pass off as a healthcare facility I think it's doors should be closed for good. As a general rule, and I worked there for several years, the nurses and CNAs Ymost of them) actually care and do do their best to take care of the residents...however when the office woorker NEVER allow you to be fully staffed there are just not enough hours in the day. They want to save on hours and payroll so their bonuses at the end of the year are bigger, even though it comes at a high price o sacrificing quality of care. And the sad part is everybody blames the nurses and aides but they have no control over scheduling or the policies of the facility. They hate working there but feel obligated to stay because they are afraid of what would happen to the residents if they weren't there. My grandather was aso a resident there at one point...sadly now I would let my dog stay there. It stinks. It's filthy. How can you recover in that environment? Or how about how they made an employee take her sick child to work(chicken pox) and the kid got a staff inection because of it. And completely disraguarding the health and safety of the residents who could have gotten shingles or numerous other viruses because of it. Instead they were too worried about callin the DON on call cuz they woulda had to pay her more.....wise up people...take your loved ones else where when they need to get better.
pssssh

Ossian, IN

#17 Nov 10, 2011
Yeah, I was also blessed with the opportunity of being a Lincoln Center employee. I know how horrible of a work environment it was, no matter who tries to dispute it. Everything that one can possibly imagine that could go wrong, went wrong. We would be short half of the time, didn't have enough equipment to go around, would be forced to work far past their shift, money would go missing, residents would be neglected, bosses would throw employee confidentially out the window, straight up abuse would take place on a DAILY basis & still does. The DON, the ADONs, & the administrator attempt to defend themselves by saying that people are uneducated and untruthful, but it is all just a messy, shitty cover up. The fact that they would even need a defense implies enough, why should they care about what's on a gossip forum; unless they were trying to keep something quiet of course. After Shaun Steele left, Lincoln Centers grew worse than it ever was. Old, sick people were/are being mistreated because employees were/are being treated like crap. It is wrong, but what can one expect when their leaders are the shadiest people of the bunch. LOL Lincoln Centers circus of a management even has a little code word for when the State Board decides to make a surprise visit......Bill Ramsey? When State walks in the door, suddenly, "Bill Ramsey has a call on line 1." Why would employees need a heads-up if everything is being ran correctly? Hmmm. Maybe administration needs to be replaced so employees are expected to break the law, while on the clock of course. The place needs to be shut down.

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