(Greensboro, NC) -- Shipman's Family Home Care employees have not been paid, again.
"Where's my money? I know I deal with her with business and with business I expect to get paid," said Roderdick Foust, a Shipman Employee.
Now, employees are turning to the state for help.
In the past two months, five employees filed complaints against Shipman Family Home care with the Wage and Hour Bureau.
Investigators are now looking through payroll records and time cards to see if there is a basis to these claims.
Even if the state investigators find Shipman Family Home Care is at fault, the only thing the state can do is file a report. To get any the money they earned, the employee would have to take Shipman to court.
The Wage and Labor Bureau has no authority to make someone pay back payroll.
Gladys Shipman has said the reason she can't pay her employees is because Medicaid isn't paying her claim and the economy is bad.
"Oh no it's not fair. Life is not fair. This is an issue that is not just effecting Shipman Family Home Care. It's an issue that is a issue that is across the board in this country," said Tayna Wiley, Shipman spokesperson.
From April to June, Shipman Family Home Care in Greensboro filed 15,357 claims with Medicaid. The state rejected 4,874 of those claims, or $879,960.93.
A representative with the state's medicaid office says the reason why those claims were denied include reasons like incorrect identification numbers for clients, incorrect id numbers for the company itself, clients ineligible for medicaid services, service billed not payable to this provider type or specialty and diagnosis or service invalid for client's age.
There are more than 70,000 Medicaid health care providers in the state, and state officials say very few have the sort of difficulty Shipman has in filing claims.
"They will get paid...She gave us her word that she's going to pay us. She said she's going to pay us today but someone said she might pay us later on. But will get our paychecks," said Mamie Hinton, a Shipman Employee.
Employees told News 2 they were called on Friday August 3rd and were told that they wouldn't be paid. They were to expect a check on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012.
When asked when employees should expect to be paid, Wiley answered, "That's not a question that I can answer but she's [Shipman] working to make sure people get paid."
See the attached statement released from Shipman Family Home Care on August 3, 2012.