Prague Community Hospital employees received their paychecks Monday.

Payroll was scheduled for Friday, but for the second time, the checks were late. 

On Friday, the City of Prague was set to meet the company that operates the hospital in Lincoln County District Court, but the company successfully got the action moved to federal court.

City Attorney Joe Vorndran said the city filed an emergency motion in that court Monday and the judge set a hearing for Friday. Another hospital run by Jorge Perez and his company went into receivership in Tennessee last Thursday. Prague is hoping that Friday's hearing will allow Prague to follow suit.