Concerned mother asks about dangers of nurse’s shift work – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889
A nurse’s mother asked about the dangers of 12-hour shifts present to patients and nurses. She said her daughter fell asleep six times on her way home from work. The concerned mother wishes there was a law against 12-hour shift assignments.
As you can probably imagine, there are many state and federal laws that regulate employment issues, such as hours worked, overtime pay, days off after specified hours worked, breaks during work and equal pay for equal work. However, there is no specific prohibition, either state or federal, that prohibits workers, including healthcare workers, from working 12-hour shifts.