LHC/Willcare wage complaints

Jake Bittle filed this request with the New York State Department of Labor of New York.
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FL-20-0545

Due Sept. 24, 2020
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Jake Bittle


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Records of any and all wage complaints filed against the following home health and hospice agencies for the inclusive period between January 1, 2010 and September 1, 2020.

LHC Group
Almost Family
Willcare

LHC Group is a nationwide company that operates Willcare as a subsidiary in the state of New Yor.

By "records" I mean any information including the date the complaint was filed, the nature of the complaint, the amount owed to the complainant, the dates worked but not compensated, and the outcome of the complaint.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jake Bittle

From: New York State Department of Labor

Please see attached.

Thank you!

From: New York State Department of Labor

As part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some or all agency employees may be working off-site. As such, there may be delays in response to FOIL requests. If a record responsive to a request is only available in hard-copy format, that record's availability will be limited until further notice. Thank you for your patience during this extraordinary time.

From: New York State Department of Labor

Please see attached

Thank you

Marlene McNeal
Legal Assistant 1

New York State Department of Labor | Counsel's Office
Harriman State Office Campus
Building 12, Room 509, Albany NY 12240
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Subject: RE: New York Freedom of Information Law Request: LHC/Willcare wage complaints

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November 4, 2020

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following New York Freedom of Information Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on . Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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On Oct. 20, 2020:
Subject: FOIL
Please see attached

Thank you

Marlene McNeal
Legal Assistant 1

New York State Department of Labor | Counsel's Office
Harriman State Office Campus
Building 12, Room 509, Albany NY 12240
O: 518-485-2191 | Fax: 518-485-1819 | marlene.mcneal@labor.ny.gov<mailto:marlene.mcneal@labor.ny.gov<mailto:marlene.mcneal@labor.ny.gov%3cmailto:marlene.mcneal@labor.ny.gov>>

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On Oct. 7, 2020:
Subject: RE: New York Freedom of Information Law Request: LHC/Willcare wage complaints
As part of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some or all agency employees may be working off-site. As such, there may be delays in response to FOIL requests. If a record responsive to a request is only available in hard-copy format, that record's availability will be limited until further notice. Thank you for your patience during this extraordinary time.

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On Sept. 22, 2020:
Subject: FOIL
Please see attached.

Thank you!

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On Sept. 17, 2020:
Subject: New York Freedom of Information Law Request: LHC/Willcare wage complaints

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Records of any and all wage complaints filed against the following home health and hospice agencies for the inclusive period between January 1, 2010 and September 1, 2020.

LHC Group
Almost Family
Willcare

LHC Group is a nationwide company that operates Willcare as a subsidiary in the state of New Yor.

By "records" I mean any information including the date the complaint was filed, the nature of the complaint, the amount owed to the complainant, the dates worked but not compensated, and the outcome of the complaint.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jake Bittle

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Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 102416
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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Thank you
Marlene Mcneal
Legal Assistant 1

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