By the Associated Press and KFDI News:
A class action lawsuit has been filed in federal court by former employees of a New Jersey company that had operated 15 nursing homes in Kansas.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court in New Jersey by five former workers of Skyline Health Care. The employees had worked at nursing homes in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Arkansas, and they said money had been taken from their paychecks for health insurance that they never received. The suit claims that more than 1,000 employees were affected by the alleged actions, and they estimate that more than $2 million was stolen from the employees.
Skyline had operated more than 100 nursing homes across the country. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services took over 15 Skyline nursing homes in 2018, including the Wichita Care and Rehabilitation Center and facilities in Wellington, El Dorado and Pittsburg. The state worked with Mission Health Care to take over the operations of the nursing homes after Skyline fell behind on payroll and bills for various services. Mission, based in Florida, took over operations in October, 2019.