Several employees of an Omaha retirement community are concerned about their pay checks. One worker who asked not to be identified tells Fact Finders that her pay check issued last week from skyline retirement community and BVM Management of Indiana did not clear her bank.
Today she says her bank called and told her they would not run her pay check through again a second time. So the worker says her bank pulled several hundred dollars deposit back out. Fact finders is told a letter has been posted at the retirement center time clock telling employees to be patient, their pay checks will be made good.
The managing partner of Skyline Retirement Community parent company is in Indiana. He responded to the employee calls to Fact Finders with emails. John Bartle says, "There is NO employee that has not been paid for work performed. Some employees are having problems cashing out of state checks at local banks, but some of those employees do not have bank accounts at those banks, and it is at the bank's discretion of whether (or not) they will cash checks----for anyone (who is not a customer). There is a policy in place at Skyline for "hardship" cases, and all employees have been informed of those protocols."
Nebraska Department of Labor Law Manager Jan Baker says a State Labor investigator has an open file and will pursue collection on behalf of employees. However she says the Department of Labor doesn't have authority to collect on insufficient fund checks.