Greensboro, NC - The payroll problems continue at Shipman Family Home Care according to employees.
Workers told us Friday, they received half a paycheck and the company promised the other half on Wednesday.
We reached out to Shipman. Her spokesperson told us. "Shipman is not behind," said Tanya Wiley, a Shipman spokesperson. She told News 2, Ms. Shipman was changing her pay periods and is going back to paying workers every other week.
We asked when workers were told of this change and the spokesperson said they are just finding out. In fact, we found out before the workers.
Officials from Shipman Family Home Care have repeatedly told us they're short money because of Medicaid cuts.
But the state Department of Health and Human Services disagrees. They release a statement, which said the "D.H.H.S. processes Medicaid claims from Shipman the same as any other of the 70,000 plus Medicaid providers across the state...None seems to experience the same difficulty as this provider," said DHHS spokesman Brad Deen.
This is at least the fifth time Shipman workers are getting stiffed on payday in the last few months.
So the question is: What can these employees do?
We contacted the North Carolina Department of Labor and asked:
They told us that employees "must" file a complaint. The best way to file a complaint is to call 1-800-NC-Labor or 1-800-625-2267.
We will continue to follow this story and see if the workers get that other half a paycheck.
WFMY News 2