Portsmouth nurses say contractor hasn’t paid them for hours worked at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A group of nurses working in Portsmouth said payday has come and gone but they’re still waiting to get paid.

The nurses are contract employees at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

10 On Your Side spoke with the workers who said the contractor has left them in the dark.

Along with the missed payday, the nurses said they were shorted money on their last paycheck.

The contractor is Magnum Opus Technologies, a company based out of Texas.

Registered Nurse Cristina Garcia said she hasn’t had luck getting in contact with the company.

“Phone numbers have been disconnected. Emails are getting bounced back,” said Garcia. “We just want to be paid for hours we worked.”

The nurses have worked under the contractor since 2018. They said they got an email earlier this year informing them the contract with Naval Medical Center Portsmouth was ending.

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Properties are trading at prices similar to or higher than those paid before the crisis began, rent collections have barely felt a pinch and new sources of capital are looking for a way in. Even the specter of more patients receiving medical care virtually and eroding some of the need for in-person treatment hasn’t scared off real estate investors, which are betting heavily that the coronavirus will instead accelerate the trends that have made medical offices more popular in recent years.

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One of the College of Charleston’s fastest-growing academic offerings can now provide new career-boosting advantages for ready-to-work students through a newly forged partnership.

The Commercial Real Estate Finance program at the College of Charleston School of Business was recently named a university alliance partner by the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute for its undergraduate real estate program, a first of its kind in South Carolina.

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