Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Press-Tribune: Wage Complaints Filed Against Nampa Domestic Violence Shelter

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 9:56 AM

A Nampa shelter for victims of domestic and sexual abuse—shuttered last week when most of its employees walked off the job—has been hit with ten complaints for wages from the former workers. The Valley Crisis Center closed its doors July 26 after the staff members walked out, saying they hadn't been paid.

This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the complaints were filed with the Idaho Department of labor on July 25, with employees saying they had not been paid on July 1 and July 15. The complaints warned that if the employees could not be paid immediately, they would be forced to leave work.

Valley Crisis Executive Director Yolanda Matos, who said that the employees had "panicked," added that the center was experiencing serious financial problems, in part due to cuts in federal funding.

The Press-Tribune reports that the Valley Crisis Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Thursday, Aug. 1.

Meanwhile, clients are being placed with other organizations.

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