Complaint filed with the NJ Department of Labor over Hackensack Meridian payroll issues

HPAE has received the following complaint about outstanding system wide payroll issues at the Hackensack Meridian Health facilities.

The pay period ended on April 6, 2019, and payroll checks conferred on April 12, 2019 were in largely inaccurate amounts and deductions. In some cases employees were not paid at all. Hackensack Meridian Health claimed that this occurred due to a new payroll system integration failure. Management responded to the employees concerns on April 19, 2019, that “due to the transition of payroll over to Peoplesoft going live and this being the first check processing run; we are experiencing some issues and are working diligently to reconcile and make adjustments as needed. Payroll is running 3 off cycle check processes (Mon/Wed/Fri) this week to try to reconcile all approved adjustments and correct Team Member’s pay as quickly as possible.”

As of April 24, 2019, no adjustments have been processed. According to NJSA 34:11-4-2; “every employer shall pay the full amount of wages due to his employees at least twice during each calendar month, on regular pay days designated in advance by the employer.”

“The end of the pay period for which payment is made on a regular payday shall be not more than 10 working days.”

The 10-day window expired on April 19, 2019 and we assert that Hackensack Meridian Health has violated New Jersey Wage and Hour laws due to non-payment of wages and unauthorized deductions. HPAE has filed a complaint today with the State of New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Division of Wage & Hour Compliance. If you have any questions or you have been affected, please contact your union rep so that your pay can be corrected.