Labor Department Investigates GlenCare Pay Complaints

The State Labor Department says it's investigating worker complaints that a chain of assisted living centers, at the center of a deadly hepatitis B outbreak, delayed paying employees this week. Thursday morning the company says it now has paid all of its employees.

Several GlenCare employees told WITN News that on Monday they were not paid as scheduled. The company said Thursday morning that all workers got their paychecks on Wednesday, but would not explain why there was a delay.

The North Carolina Department of Labor says while employers may change pay days, it must be done with written notice to the workers. The Labor Department says there are now five open complaints against GlenCare, all filed on Tuesday.

GlenCare's Mount Olive location has been under state investigation ever since an outbreak of hepatitis B showed up at the facility. So far six residents have died.

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