Staff at Macon nursing home complaining of payroll checks bouncing

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Staff at a local nursing home is complaining after the company that owns the facility is bouncing payroll checks.

New Beginnings Care owns Goodwill Health and Rehab in Macon. Employees have reached out to 41NBC saying their paychecks are no good and vendors are not getting paid.

One employee tells us her checks haven’t bounced, but she’s upset because she says New Beginnings Care changed the payroll policy without letting the employees know.

“We’re suppose to get paid Friday, but I will not receive my check until Tuesday and that puts me in a strain,” Sandra Moore, a housekeeper at Goodwill Health and Rehab said.

Employees say they were supposed to get paid on Friday, August 28. They will now get paid on Tuesday, September 1. Employees tell 41NBC they were told by company leaders that their payroll checks should clear.

41NBC reached out to New Beginnings Care for comment. Terry Walker, the Director of Development, released the following statement:

In response to your questions we can tell you that our commitment is to the safety and care of our residents and to the wellbeing of our employees. We recently altered our payroll structure and dates to better serve our employees. We are taking care of any of our employees that have been inconvenienced as a result of this change. While we cannot address specific patient issues we can assure our patients and their families that our residents do not go with the necessary supplies for their care. Our services to our residents and employees will continue uninterrupted.

Employees also told 41NBC checks for vendors are bouncing or the company is not making payments to vendors. We’re told Georgia Power threatened to turn off the electricity at the Macon facility. We asked Walker specifically if checks for vendors are bouncing, but we have not gotten a response. We also asked for clarification on how long this payroll issue has been going on. Walker did not respond to our multiple emails and only sent the statement.

New Beginnings Care also owns nursing home facilities in Abbeville, Eastman, and Jeffersonville.

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