PA Law to Ban Mandatory Overtime at Hospitals
Mandatory overtime would be allowed in some cases, such as a natural disaster, but it could be used only as a last resort and employees would have to be given one hour to arrange for family care. Employers also are prohibited from using on-call time in place of mandatory overtime. Violators can be fined from $100 to $1,000 per violation.
According to Governor Rendell, the new law will help ensure patient safety because there has been a problem with nurses throughout the state being overworked and overtired and potentially error-prone in their jobs.
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