Pay and job duties are explained during interview process and during hiring process. Employees sign an offer letter stating salary and they sign a job description. Pay and duties are never a surprise. It is not our policy to fire someone without cause.
When a person is hired as a 1099 contractor, they are not paid through HR or Payroll, but through Accounts Payable. Contracted personnel are paid on a monthly basis and only after completing all patient assignments. If a person leaves without notice and does not complete their patient assignments, they are not paid for the unfinished work. All of this was explained upon hire.
Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately, patients are admitted on all days, and at odd times: it is the nature of a hospital and with such an important role it can be challenging.
We do not change a person from full time to per diem without their consent. Health insurance was never $600 per pay, even for the best plan with family coverage. Shifts were only cancelled when patient census was low (as outlined in the employee handbook every employee signs), and the cancellations were based upon employee type (per diem first, then part time, then full time).