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back pay in il
My name is Eric i work for a video store. I was told by my supervisor that i can not get retroactive pay. The company does not do that. I was wondering if that was legal or not to refuse back pay. applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

Retroactive Pay Reduction.
Can an employer retroactively reduce your pay? My situation: I was informed on the 10th of this month (Wed, Oct 10th, 2001) that my pay was being reduced, and that the reduction was retroactive to the... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Retroactive pay decrease & OT back pay
My husband's co. recently had the IDOL come in, and now they have to pay out OT. He is getting back pay, but only at half pay, and they told him today that they are lowering his hourly rate by $3.50, ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Retroactive pay without signed agreement
I accepted a position in MA in May 2008 based on opportunity for growth. As I work in sales, I signed an employment agreement with my employer laying out my base salary and commission structure. In ea... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Breach of contract
I signed a contract with my employer stating that they would pay for my insurance, profit-sharing, and sick leave. I have not received anything from them, and they refuse to dicuss it, so I terminated... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

wage payment
My employer has just told me that I have not lived up to his expectations after 8 years of employment. The company also has no employee handbook and no job descriptions and no set days for vacation or... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is a non-compete still valid if the terms of original contract are changed and I refuse to sign new
I am a subcontractor and signed a contract to do some work for a certain compensation. The company wanted to change that compensation and sent a new contract to do so. I refused to sign the new contra... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

pay cut without notice
I have been employed by a company for two months. At a staff meeting held on Feb 26th, it was announced everyone would be taking a 5% pay cut effective retroactive to Feb 16th. The company employs app... applies to Nevada  ·  1 answer

Can my former employer refuse to pay my severance until I leave the state?
I worked on a large estate and was paid a salary. A residence was also provided. When I was terminated I was offered one month's pay as severance. The employer required that I sign a letter stating th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can an employer withhold wages, if I refuse to sign a contractor agreement?
After being laid off, I worked for my former employer as an independent contractor. As an independent contractor, I provided consulting services to a customer of my former employer. The contract was f... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

forfeit severance pay if refuse transfer?
Our company based in MI is laying off the entire department in Burbank, CA. We haved an agreement guaranteeing us severance pay upon termination. They have recently offered other job "opporttunities" ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Retroactive FMLA Application
My wife missed work due to our 5-month old son's admittance to the emergency room with a diagnosis of pneumonia. She notified her employer that she would be out following normal call out procedures du... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Employer Refuse To Pay For Earned Vacation Time For A Previous Contract
I work for a government contractor. I recently found out that I should have been getting paid some vacation time for continual service that I wasn't paid for. When I brought it to my employer attentio... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

How do I fight unemployment disqualification if it was a voluntary quit?
I worked for employer for 2 1/2 yrs. Began as 1099, then salaried, then the company started suffering financial difficulties & required me to take an Independent Contractor status. I went from a salar... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Am I entitled to any severance package according to the jurisprudence ?
I am a French citizen and a Green Card holder here in the US. I ve been working as a sales executive with the same company, a French Software House for the past 8 years : 2 years in France 2 years in ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

employment defamation
Can a CEO threaten to pull the contract of a group provider if they refuse to let go a contract employee working at his facility because the person was rude or disrepectful to him/her. Can the contrac... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Back wages
I have been employed by a professional group since January 2003. A final contract was never signed. We (employer and employee) had the same lawyer. (Don't you think this was a conflict of interest on ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Discretionary Bonus Program - Can a company refuse to pay if the goals are met?
My company has indicated to me that I am eligible for a bonus program. This program is in addition to an annual salary that I receive. The bonus program requires that I meet certain goals throughout t... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

wages and final pay
my employer has not given me my final paycheck because of a personal matter. they also refuse to pay over time accordingly. also they are holding my vehicle hostage (it was moved without a key or my p... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Retroactive Pay Deductions
My husband was hired by a large corporation to be the Manager of a new concept opening in another town. After training, he was informed that the new concept would not open for at least two years. They... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Refuse to pay back-pay
I work for a major entertainment company here in LA as a computer analyst. Recently several of us have been re-classified as non-exempt due to a mis-classification. Since we have been working 45 hours... applies to California  ·  2 answers

My pay was cut in half so I quit. Do I receive up unemployment comp?
I have an unemployment question. My fiance has worked for a small business for 14 yrs. They have decided to reduce expenses by "offering" him a job at half the pay he's receiving now. This is the exac... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Termination - With or Without Cause?
Does an amployer - at the time of termination - have to state whether the termination is "with" or "without" cause? I was terminated by my employer, who refused to take a position on the reason for my... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can an employer by pass employment contract and pay some differently?
I work for a company who requires all sales people to sign an Employment contract. IF I find that the employer is paying some differently than the other sales people who signed at the same time and th... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Can my final paycheck be withheld and deductions made?
I gave my notice to resign on January 29th. My former employer was very upset and told me they would not pay me for my notice and the 29th would be my official termination date. It's now February 24th... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Do Pay Rate Issues Invalidate Non-Compete Agreements?
Hi Mel and Associates, I am happy to find such a comprehensive set of Q/A on a variety of legal topics. My question is specific to non-compete contract. I began working at the company in sales and was... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Breach of employment contract
I have a written employment contract through the end of 2008. The project has been suspended, and I was "laid off" pending continuation or sale of project. The contract stipulates that if the project ... applies to Vermont  ·  1 answer

Can an employer refuse to pay an "independant contractor" wages for start up business?
I have a question regarding wages owed. My father worked for someone who was trying to start up a business. There was no contract established, but according to the employer he was an "independant cont... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Can they refuse intermitent leave because they have no part time jobs?
My daughter has developed pregnancy anemia in her seventh month of pregnancy. Her doctor prescribed a reduced work day "no more than six hours per day. She is under FMLA for her doctors visits already... applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

Can they refuse intermitent leave because they have no part time jobs?
My daughter has developed pregnancy anemia in her seventh month of pregnancy. Her doctor prescribed a reduced work day "no more than six hours per day. She is under FMLA for her doctors visits already... applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

Possible mistreatment at work.
My work recently demoted me based on the content of my personal web page. Also, they refuse to pay overtime and they will not pay any hours worked on a day that you may have been late. I'm just wonder... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Employer breaking signed contract
I moved from California to Ohio to take a job with a local car dealership as a mechanic. I had a signed 1 year contract with the service manager stating that they would pay for my specific training wi... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Retroactive change in vacation?
When my husband was hired by his current employer he negotiated starting at 3 weeks vacation (what he had at his previous employer) company policy a the time was an additional day for each year of ser... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Incorrect check
My employer has bounced 3 pay checks to me, and now they put my earnings on another employees check and refuse to correct it, they expect me to collect my earnings from said employee. What can I do? applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Will I have to pay out of my non compete agreement
operations out of virginia, but I am employed in Alabama, in the non compete it states 10% of salary, if employed in same duties for 6 months after, AND if employed by a follow on contract. Government... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Employer terminated the employment contract before the contract was up, what should I do now?
I had started my job with my former employer in the July and we signed a employment contract for 9 months, however, this week my employer told me that they do not need my services in the present capac... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Is contract enforceable if employer did not sign it?
My husband was recently layed off from the tv station he was working for. When they initially hired him, they gave him a 2 year contract that stated if he was terminated for no just cause, they had to... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

If I refuse to sign a non-compete contract and get fired can I still collect unemployment benefits?
I have been employed at my current company for over a year. I work in fine jewelry sales as a sales associate in a privately owned jewelry store. My company recently decided to draft and force us to s... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Employer Protection from Fraudulent Wage Claims
Under CA law, what protections exist for an employer being fraudulently billed by a telecommuting hourly employee. We have a w-2 employee who agreed in writing that our customer would validate all hou... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can Management refuse to properly document or pay a federal employee that has work at a higher grade
I have been promised several times by management that I would receive a temporary promotion and or possibly be hired permanently full time. From 2007-2010 I have work at a higher grade and haven't rec... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

HOURS REDUCED DUE TO LACK OF SUPERVISION
I WORK IN A OUTPATIENT REHAB CENTER WHERE THE PHYSICIAN NEEDS TO BE AVAILABLE IN ORDER FOR US TO PROVIDE SERVICES. DURING THE PAST YEAR WE HAD PHYSICIAN AVAILABILITY FOR TWO OF THE THREE DAYS THE REHA... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

My employer owes me $50K and terminated my contract
I have a employment contract with my employer. He terminated the contract without cause,and has informed me that he was not going to pay $50,000 commissions he owes plus other compensation. What would... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

can ex-employer withold pay for minor contract changes.
I worked for a small consulting firm which sent me to work for the client for abt 5 weeks, the employment letter had one sided clauses. I made the foll. changes to them before signing: 1)employer can ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

COMPANY CLOSING WITH NO NOTICE - SEVERENCE PAY ?
I HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED BY A SMALL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOR THE PAST 9 YEARS. THE OWNER AND HIS SON ARE PLANNING TO RELOCATE THE BUSINESS TO ANOTHER PART OF FLORIDA APPROXIMATELY 2-3 HOURS AWAY. I WILL N... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

employer broke contract after work was done
I have a written contract with my employer for $1600 month salary.I worked my first complete pay period and on payday managment said that they have changed their minds and would not honor the contract... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Quiting before two weeks and asked to pay for breach of contract
I have worked for the consulting company as an employee. My conract stated that if I leave my employer without giving two weeks notice, he may keep up two weeks of my pay. Due to unforseen circumstanc... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Compete Agreement after 3 years
I live and work in the state of Florida. I have been with my current employer for 3 years. I was recently offered a job working for a client of my current employer. My boss got wind of this and demand... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Am I eligible for unemployment benefits if I refuse to sign a non-compete?
My company just got bought out and the new owner has asked us to sign a non-compete. The contract states that failure to sign could lead up to termination. I work in the state of Georgia. Will my term... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Non-Compete possible lawsuit
Short Description: ---------------------- My question is, can a non-compete lawsuit be filed against me under the conditions: 1) That, I work for company “C” without signing any contract. 2) Company “... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Federal Contractor, company lost contract, now pay docked for vacation
I am a Federal government contractor. A few months back, my employer, GTS, retroactively changed their leave policy in anticipation of losing the contract (which they did). They changed the policy so ... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Never signed a contract
I was laid off from a Pa facility due to downsizing.The corporate office decided to consolidate all operations to one facility in New Hampshire.At the time off lay off, the owner told me that I would ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

demanding that severance be returned
My wife was recently laid off. As part of the process she signed a severance aggreement/ contract and recieved her severance. A couple weeks later she was offered another position within the same comp... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Docking pay
Im a full time employee and I get paid salary. My employer wants to dock me 1 hour pay for being more than 10 min late and 1 hour pay for being more than 5 min late coming back from a break. He had me... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I live in Ohio. I was terminated Dec. 8 and asked to sign a settlement agreement that included a severance package. I signed the contract, but now the employer wants me to sign another that will pay me less money. I am not inclined to sign the amended
The signed contract states my salary is to be paid through March 2. The salary "approximate" total only pays me through February 23. When I brought this to the employer's attention, she sent me the fo... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Employee "fired" after two weeks notice/final paycheck
I gave two weeks notice in writing and my employer indicated I did not need to give them 2 weeks notice, that day would be my last day, I believe they were mad that I resigned. I then sent the owner a... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is this a breach of contract - employement contract
In my employment contract is the following statement: Employer will provide employee with health insurance as part of the base compensation, and family coverage as part of the bonus. The employer did ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Contracted Employee Looking for Vacation pay from Former Employer
I am a contract employee working at a medium-sized company. My former employers had suffered severe financial difficulties, including filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The client offered the chance, to my... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can I refuse a paycut without quitting? Employer is falsely accusing, and bullying me.
Sirs: I've been an hourly worker for a small manufacturer for over 11 years. I get along fine with my supervisor, and 99% of the people in the company, but the owner, who is also the chief engineer ha... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Can an employer force a transfer w/o compensation?
I was hired in Plant A as a non exempt employee. When times are tough in Plant A, the company requires a couple employees to transfer to Plant B indefinitely(usually a few months but some people have ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is my employment contract, namely non-competition clause, still valid?
I am a veterinarian in New York. I have worked for my current employer since February 2005. My employment contract specifies a non-competition clause for a 50 mile radius lasting 3 years from the end ... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Contract pay
I am a contract worker for an out-of-state company "A" that provides contract service for a major corporation "B". The job offer received from "A" in 1999 defined that holiday and vacation would be pa... applies to California  ·  1 answer

If I am terminated from a job in Ohio, can the employer refuse to pay me for unpaid leave balances?
If a person is terminated from a job in Ohio, and they have received their last paycheck, but the employer states they do no have to pay the remaining leave balances of personal, sick and vacation lea... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

If an employment contract expires, is the non-competition agreement still valid?
If an employment contract has been expired for several months and a new one has not been presented to sign, would the non-compete agreement still be valid if the employee decides to open their own pra... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

My company cut my pay in HALF, and want me to resign, Does GA law allow me to get unemployment?
I live in CA. I was laid off in April and got several weeks of unemployment before finding a job. I was offered a regular employee position, but never got on payroll. The have been paying me via the e... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Can an employer cancel employees health insurance with less than 30 days & with a contract in place
I have a contract that states employer will provide health benefits to myself and my family. I received a letter on November 25th, dated Nov 18th that my healthcare benefits will cease Dec. 1st. Is mo... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Will I get unemployment if I refuse to sign a non-compete agreement?
I work in Oregon. I am being forced to sign a non-compete agreement to be advanced and retain my job. The contract meets all of oregon state law for a non-compete agreement except it does not meet ore... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

Contract invalid? Please help!!
I am an independant contractor working customer service and signed something very short for a contract that simply said "I understand and agree to service for a minimum of one year. If I choose to ter... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

2 weeks notice - Vacation Pay
I gave my company written notice for two weeks, but stated the last four days would be taken as vacation days, since I had accrued 8 days of vacation. They refuse to pay, stating that the Company hand... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Terminating an employment contract
I signed a contract for an employment starting in a future date. Due to family reasons I decided not to take up that job and sent them a notice of withdrawal almost 3 months before the start date of t... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What can I do if employer threatens to withhold pay if contract is not signed with their stipulation
I have worked for a Private Higher Education institution for 13 years. I meet all the requirements necessary for my job description. When hired for this job I was not required a PhD. I'm currently wor... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

quit without 2 weeks notice
I have been working as a consultant with W-2 statsu, employee with no benefits. In my contract, there is a paragraph that it is an employment at will, but I can leave with 2 weeks notice. I no two wee... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

salary owed prior to termination
I have recently been laid off of work from the pest control industry and feel that I am owed more pay than they are agreeing to pay. I am a salaried employee and I was terminated 2 days into a new pay... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can a employer deduct from your hourly wage every time you are late for work?
My Hourly wage used to be Twenty dollars a hour, now it's Twelve dollars and forty cents. I work a split shift six days a week, so I basically go to work twelve times a week. Now my employer has alway... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Not getting paid and not receiving the copy of the contract is a branch of contract?
I worked for a subcontractor 1 month. On the first day I signed the contract and I was supposed to receive a copy of the contract the next day by mail. I was supposed to get paid every 2 weeks. I work... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Company Wishes to Adjust Role, Responsibility and Pay on Employment Contract
I signed an employment contract to be Chief Operating Officer of a start-up company. I am still employed there earning a substantial salary. My contract does not spell out my job responsibilities, ins... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Employment Contracts - what is the law that covers employees benefits?
I was with a firm and had an employment contract. The partners separated and I went with one of them. We verbally agreed the employment contract will remain in effect and there was no need to make a n... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

My employer wants to "transition" me into another job position
I was hired as a training developer, employer now wants me to help out the administrative assistant (who is working on other projects) and "transition into" that position. What recourse is available t... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

employee keeps changing "intent of contract", entitlement for rentention bonus
in anticipation of a company splitting, i was given a contract as VP of the new copmany to be formed. After contract signed, the decision was made not to form new copmany but close. Now other part of ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Self Contract Labor
My husband is self contract labor for a Tree Service. Here recently they tried telling him that if he didn't give them 24 hours notice when he was going to miss a day that they were going to cut his p... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Unpaid wages
I got a contract job offer and I started working there through an consulting agency. The consulting agency signed a contract with the client for me. I had a verbal contract with the consulting agency ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is there a distance or time limit to where an empolyer can send me without compensation?
Can an employer decide to send me(non exempt)anywhere they want for as long as they want without compensation for travel? If I refuse can I apply for unemployment? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

non-compete extremly vaige
I am a victom of a non-compete contract. My contract is extremely vaige and long. I am trying to find out if the is a standard time constraint of these contracts ie: 1 yr, 2 yr instead of the 5 years ... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

What can you do if an employer says they have video evidence?
What can you do if an employer says they have video evidence but also state as the employee you are not allowed to see it? How can you defend yourself if you know the accusation is not true but not ab... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

What is an "employment contract"?
Hi Mel, Does a dated letter offering employment (stating the position title, start date, terms of employment and salary, as well as requiring the signature of the employer representative and the emplo... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

Intrepreting a Union Contract
I am entering my 8th year of employment and ten months ago I changed positions, with the understanding that my salary would only be reduced by 10%. I signed a contract and within four months I recieve... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

severence pay
I was recently terminated by my employer of 6 1/2 years. In my employment contract there was a severence clause stating I would get 1 month for every year of service. The company I worked for has been... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Eployment contract terminated early by employer
I signed an employment contract with an agency at the beginning of October 2008. Last week I was told by my recruiter that I would be let go in two or three weeks because the project was finnished. It... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can a 5 year tuition reimbursement contract be broken?
I signed a 5 year contract in exchange for money to help with graduate education (about $46,000). I want to separate from this employer after one year due to ethical and liabilty reasons (unsafe medic... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

What can be done when a third parties intentional interferes w/ a personal contract
Situation: I am a director of a group of schools that have 7 members on a board Member 1- offers a proposal to the group- the proposal breaks the by-laws but the chair allows member 1 to go forth with... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

Can I get severance pay?
About 33 of us have been laid off; 30 get severance. I worked 17 years full-time, 3 years part-time and 1 year per diem for this hospital. Due to the latter (per diem), they refuse to give me severanc... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can a non-compete contract contain stipulations which extend beyond contract expiration?
My question is regarding a non-compete clause in an employment contract. Specifically, the contract expired in Sept. 2002 although employment continued. The contract contains wording indicating that t... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Without an employee handbook or formal policy can an employer refuse to pay vacation time.
When accepting employment I negotiated two weeks paid vacation upon start and on the offer letter had the employer remove the wording after 12 months of employment. The letter states the following and... applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

Severance pay, Vacation time pay
Three months ago we were told our division in the company would be put up for sale. Shortly thereafter we met individually with HR and were given documentation on what our severance qualifications wou... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Change at-will status
I was employed as a salesman for seven years at a large O&G company that is an at-will employer. I managed several customer accounts. In 2002 a contract was up for renewal and I put a bridging agreeme... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Working without contract
I was recently hired on a contract basis by Sotheby's for no more than "6 months" and/or "1,000 hours". My contract time ended and so did my hours and still reported to work without a contract. I ende... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Contract change loss of commisions due for work prior to managment change
I have been working a contract amendment which increased my base pay and also included a new clause entitling me to a commission based on my support of our dealers.Our ex president never signed the co... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Pattern of retaliation
I filed a national origing discrmination charge with the EEOC 17 months ago. Since then, I have been demoted twice and denied of a pay increase. The first demotion came after 8 months of filing the ch... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Employee voluntary termination penalty
I have recently been offered a one year contract by my existing employer which contains the following: In the event the Employee voluntarily terminates this Employment Agreement prior to its natural e... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

contract signed in india under duress
I am a teacher. I was made to sign a service contract and promisory note in India which stated that I have to pay an agency fee of $6,500 + attorney fees of $1000 in exchange for a job offer. I was ne... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

contract signed in india under duress
I am a teacher. I was made to sign a service contract and promisory note in India which stated that I have to pay an agency fee of $6,500 + attorney fees of $1000 in exchange for a job offer. I was ne... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can Consulting Company Keep Me from Job?
I am 4 months into a consulting job with the biggest employer of people in my position, probably in the entire down-state area. I found recently after talking to co-workers that I am getting paid half... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

severance contract, and bankruptcy
My company is about to file chapter 11 bankruptcy. In addition it looks as though it will be bought by a competitor. I have a contract stating a severance package of 4 months pay. Will this contract s... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

Severance Pay Negotiation
My husband has worked for his company since 1989. 6 years ago he left the company and was rehired and reinstated for all benefits. When he returned, the company gave him a letter stating that his adju... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Do questionable practices of a firm negate a non compete?
At the firm I work for all staff are hired as independant contractors for the tax and liability bennefit of the LLC which is owned by an individual. There is a strong case that this is a misclassifica... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Does contract breach void contract and fee me of a non-compete
I signed a non-compete with a firm in Florida. I was terminated and can now not work in my field. The employer is in breach of the employment contract for failing to provide me health insurance as wri... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

non-compete
I have worked for a company for 5 years. They are now asking me to sign a non-compete agreement. Can I refuse without getting terminated? Thanks applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Paying back retention bonus
On Dec 14, 2012, I signed a retention bonus agreement for $10000. The contract states that if I leave within 6 months, I will pay it back. The contract also states that the employer may deduct money o... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

above
Dear Mel, I was working for a sign company in Pennsylvania. I had a one year non compete in my contract. My employer arbitrarily decided to cut our base salary 9 months ago and changed it from what wa... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

harassment
Is it discrimination against me if I refuse to perform a task that is out of my "scope of practice" and beliefs and the administrator of the facility tells me when the new owners take over I can plan ... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

My Employer Refuse To Pay
I worked at a Steak House restaurant here in Cleveland, Ohio as a sever/batender/supervisor. I started with them Nov 11, 2008. I was supposed to receive a $1 increase when working on weekends as a sev... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

There's more behind this but no sense in getting into it unless we know the contract can be voided.
Our board of directors is dealing with a founder/CEO who resigned approx. 2 weeks prior to the termination of his contract. He feels he is due a number of things (cash, stock, options) under his contr... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Unpaid overtime, overpaid taxes and constructive termination.
I was trained to be a serviceman for a vending company in Texas in January of 2002. I was paid an hourly wage of $10.00, that went to $12.00/hr in January of 2003, after being rehired (I worked for an... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Can my employer (school district) refuse to pay me for extra time worked?
I am a school bus driver and my district pays each route driver 4 1/4 hours per school day. However my route and several others take at least 5 hours daily to complete. We put this extra time on our b... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

If my employer keeps an order secret and dose not pay commission, is my employment contract nullifid
An order was received, processed and delivered from my territory. The fact that the order was received and delivered was, at first, kept from me. When I discovered the order, I was told that I did not... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Non-compete in NY
Hi, I previously worked without a non-compete for Company A which filed for bankruptcy. An employee of this company secretly informed all the consultants that Company A was going out of business and a... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

If FMLA time carried over from one contract year to the next?
I teach with a contract that runs for 10 months from July 1 to June 30. If I take FMLA in one contract year, does it carry over to the following contract year? Is it counted cumulatively? Regular sick... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

Employment contract
After 6 months into my employment, my employer is asking to sign a contract where I must agree to a 90 day resignation notice. I told them I was not going to sign the contract under those terms, and t... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

As a sub contractor with a non compete and I am fired can the non compete be upheld?
I was a sub contractor for a company and had a no compete. He changed the compensation in my original contract to give me a pay cut which I disagreed on . I refused to sign a neew contract with the pa... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

re: competition clause and not receiving prompt or correct pay.
I have worked since august 30th, 2004 as a nurse practitioner for a health care company. there is a non-compete clause in my contract that i cannot see the patients for a year. the company is currentl... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Employer deducted
Currently, I am a salaried commercial real estate broker who signed a contract that stated I am due a "salary" that includes a bonus if earned. Recently, all the "salaried" employees in the office not... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Reductuton in wages anytime and selectively
Can they reduce salaries at any time and raise it to what is in contract anytime. Question: My employer (located in Atlanta, GA) reduces pay of some employees selectively coz they are not at the clien... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Breach of Contract?
Let me start by saying that I posted once already and was responded to very helpfully, thank you. I think we've reasonably established that I have not signed a non-compete form. So my new question is,... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  3 answers

Can my current vendor enforce Non Competition actions against me?
I am a IT consultant working on corp. to corp. basis through vendor at the client. My contract agreement dated back in 2006 for my first Purchase Order restricted me for working for the same client fo... applies to Connecticut  ·  0 answers

Which Contract Controls?
I was a highly valued employee for a large media company for 12 years. During that time, it had three different owners. For ten of those years, I had a contract that clearly stated that if I were term... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

employer out of business, fails to pay
Hi, I worked for an employer from August 1999 to 2000 and was never officially released, but told I could go from salary to contract. The employer went out of business, and never paid me. I took this ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Non-compete clause after 8 years of employment? Can they make me sign?
In regard to non-compete clauses - my employer of 8 years is NOW asking me to sign a non-compete that would not allow me to work for ANY vendor of laboratory equipment that they may consider a competi... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Non-Compete Agreement Pls Advise
Hi Here is my situation. I am on working for Company A and working as a consultant at CLIENT through a vendor Company for last 6 months. So it’s like Company A[My Company]-->Company B-->CLIENT Unfor... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Former employer refuses to provide me a copy of non-compete.
I recently was terminated from my position in wireless sales. Shortly after I was offered a position in sales close to the former employer. My former employer contacted me and informed me of the non-c... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Must Give 90 Days but it is a hostile work enviroment. I found a new job, must I stay the full 90?
Working for a medical provider as a nurse practitioner and I must give 90 days notice to terminate my contract. I became very unhappy, was made promises that were not fulfilled and was treated as a co... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Can my employer change my contract after I have signed it?
My employer wants to change my contract that I have already signed. The contract states that I am entitled to 6 weeks of paid vacation. My employer is now saying that it is a typo and would like to ta... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Can an employer withold a final paycheck if I refuse to sign a non-compete?
My husband did not sign a non-compete clause when he began working for an employer 5 years ago. He put his 2 weeks notice in with the company owner in writing 13 days ago. The employer is now telling ... applies to Louisiana  ·  0 answers

At will contract AND Two weeks notice required ... or penalty
I recently received a job offer as a contract employee. The contract is standard stuff. Three times, the contract states that employment is at-will for both the employee (me) and the employer. But the... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Discontinuation of services before end of job contract.
I am having a contract agreement of 2 years minimum with my employer which mentions that in the event I quit my job before 2 years I will have to pay a penalty of 3 Months Salary. The Scenario now is ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is an Employee Agreement a Contract?
My current employer is now asking me to sign an "Associate Agreement" that covers agreements such as confidentiality and non-compete topics if I leave. It also asks me to agree that "nothing contained... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

at-will employment nullified ?
I work for a Tech company in GA. - I am a foriegn national - I have a work visa (H1-B) - My company required that I sign an employment contract binding me to them for 3 years, or pay them a large sum ... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

not hired or fired for being pregnant
Assuming all candidates for a job are equal in ability, can an employer refuse to hire someone who is pregnant? Can an employee who is pregnant be fired from her job, assuming no other issues are invo... applies to Minnesota  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete agreement in California
I signed an employment agreement with my previous employer, a consulting company, which has the ‘non-compete’ clause in there. The clause states that I can not work for a period of 2 years for any of ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Contract breach
I signed employment contract for initial training peroid and 1 year on assignment at the client site for my Pennsylvania based employer. I was on bench(without assignment on less salaries for 3.5 mont... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

A hug between two friends is sexual harassment?
I am female and I was recently written up because a male employee at the same company I work at gave me a hug (he happens to be my best friend) and a third employee (female) claimed she was offended. ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Legaility of severance contract conditions
I have been employed at the same bank for 15 years and due to a recent merger which would force me to travel much further, I have declined the new position offered and accepted a severance package whi... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Texas employment contract breach
I signed a four year employment contract with my current employer two years ago. I recently received a job offer from a firm in a similar industry (but not a competing firm). There is no clause in the... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Contract language for terminating the agreement
Reading, PA. I about to sign a contract. Does the following terminology from the termination section of the contract mean that I have to stay the full time even in an "at will" state? 'Termination by ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

My husband was fired. Now they are refusing to pay final check.
My husband was talking with his employer this week about a raise he was promised. My husband went into work this morning and his boss told him, "I am accepting your resignation." When my husband said ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can a employer insist you use your full legal name
Can my employer insist employees use their full legal first and last name when dealing with customer in a inbound collection and credit call center? We have always been allowed to use our first names ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Should I allow my employer to pursue liquidated damages?
Employee is currently under 1 year contract to work for employer. After four years of employment with this company and signing four seperate one year agreements, employee has finally found another job... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Breach of contract?
Well i worked at Domino's Pizza for almost one year and my wife worked there for 7 months. After management changed my wife was let go and due to the situation, management thought that I was going to ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Are agreements not to re-hire lawful?
The following is included in my severance pay agreement: Future employment: You agree you will not seek future employment with the company, or its affiliated entities, subsidiaries, divisions, success... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Unpaid contract fees from a NYC client
Hi, I work for a GA based company (who holds my H1 visa) and was doing a contract assignment for a client in New York City. The NYC client has $40,000+ in unpaid balances towards my company for the se... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

How do I get out of my Noncompete contract from a previous employer?
I worked for a home health aide company located in Fairfield, PA for less than four months. Toward the end of my employment there, I was led to another job where it would better hours, more convenient... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

unfair for for my employer to end my employment and expect me to be committed to future employment
Can one organization/employer commit you to working for another party that is not involved in the contract? Can you have a contract that commits an individual to work in the future but with no commitm... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Special agreement wages not paid during resignation
Hi I had to leave company in end of March 2012. and in the Summer of 2011 we had signed a agreement with Company i had worked for that I shell not provide my resume to the other companies bidding on c... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Unemployment at the end of a contract??
I recently took a 6 month contract to hire position and want to know if I don't get hired on from that employer or other employment - would I be eligible to collect unemployment benefits? This would b... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Can restrictive covenants of employment contract w/6 mo. pay, exceed 12 month period ?
Signed employment contract, employed for 7 months, separated, received 6 months pay as agreed, but has restrictive covenants that extend to 24 months. Its been more that 12 months since separation, is... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Contract change
I am employed by a Chicago based IT Consulting company since November 2002. Now, my employer wants me to sign an agreement that if I leave without giving 30 days notice I will have to pay $15,000.00 a... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Threatening not to pay me if I don't sign
I have worked for this company almost 2 years and they are now coming to me demanding that i sign a Confidentiality Agreement. I have looked this over and find the following flaws with it. 1) it has n... applies to California  ·  1 answer

once you accept a severance package does the employer have to pay in a certain amont of time?
I accepted a severance package from my employer, August 21 2009 was my last day, today is October 5 2009 and they still have not paid me. In the contract it says my vacation pay will come separately 3... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Does this void a NON-Compete contract.
I signed a employment contract with an IT firm that says that i shall be paid on a by-weekly bassis no later than 7 days after pay-period ends on the preceeding Friday and in that agreement there is a... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

Is this a Breach of Contract?
Well I worked at Domino's Pizza for almost one year and my wife worked there for 7 months. After management changed my wife was let go and due to the situation, management thought that I was going to ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can my employer make me sign a no compete agreement that breaches the terms of my contract
My contract specifically states that within the first three years of my employment I can not work with some of the employers customers. After I left my previous job to join this employer, he made all ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can I quit with a contract?
I have signed a contract to work for a specified time (July 2001-June 2002) for a specific salary, otherwise the contract was very brief and non-specific(one page). Does New York at-will override this... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

can an employer delete hours from an employees paycheck for allegedly not clocking out?
My former employer has deleted approx 20 hours from my paycheck stating that I did not clock out. The system does an auto clock out at 5am and as the former general manager of a tavern was often still... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Can HR deny me a verification letter unless I tell them what it is for
HR denied me a letter verifying my date or hire, that I am out on worker's comp, and my return date based on work excuse. They refuse to release the letter unleslss I indicate why I want it. Are they ... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

legal to refuse an employee work for off the job injury? dr note saying i can work
My job refuses to let me work even after I produced a Dr note saying I can return. Was told I could return when sprained shoulder is at one hundred percent or sign contract a saying I can't take meds ... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

Can employer hold back commision from a base pay?
I am paid a base pay plus commision. My contract reads I will recieve a base pay of $500.00 plus commision. When I sell something and process the paper work I get all the commision in my next pay cycl... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Can I be denied severance pay if I accept a position that is not comparable with my current package?
My company has lost the support contract with the company I have supported for 20 years+. There is another company that has won the contract. My company does have a standard severance package that all... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

We are union and we have a contract ...But
The Union will not uphold the contract. The Contract states,"The schedule cannot be changed w/o the employees' permission. Our company is changing schedules, policy, such as time-off, and hours. We al... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Does change in pay constitute breach of contract?
Hello! A handful of us had to move to keep our jobs with our company. We signed two agreements with our move. They are pretty straightforward, and no fine print. One was a relocation agreement which i... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

non-compete and non disclosure for contract employees
I am a nurse that signed a non compete and non disclosure agreement. However I am a contract employee that does not get paid benefits nor do they pay taxes on me. Am I held to this agreement? applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

Three year contract and penalty
Because my employer sponsored my greencard, they had me sign three year contract. I have to pay penalty IF I terminate my employment within three years. The penalty would be 6 months amount of salary ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Contractor w/out NON-compete still sued?
I performed contract (10-99) work for an Ohio based company. We did not have a NON-compete, NON-solicit, or NON-discloser agreement. I quit to start my own practice in the same field. He is now suing ... applies to Minnesota  ·  1 answer

My employer changed my benefits after I signed a noncompete? Is this legal?
Hello- My employment contract states that my employer will fund a HealthSavings Account, which is tied to the company's health benefit plan. The contract has a non-compete clause which kicks in after ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

contracts, Pennsylvania
Reading, PA. I about to sign a contract. Does the following terminology from the termination section of the contract mean that I have to stay the full time even in an "at will" state? 'Termination by ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  5 answers

Physician Non-compete when practice sold
I am an employed physician working for a large hospital primary care clinic system. Recently the hospital changed the employment contract from salary and bonus to pure production. The non-compete what... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

can a potential employer refuse to give you a job app?
I was following a lead for a job that I was certain I was perfect for. I entered the business and politely asked for a job app. Upon reciept of the app, I discovered that I had no pen. I asked to borr... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Severence contract still in force?
I worked for a company for 1 year, I was considered a "mission critical" employee. The company was having financial problems and to entice me to stay offered a very lucrative severence agreement Signe... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

What is a typical severance package for a staff position?
I work for a university. We are under a year-to-year contract. My contract was not renewed after almost 14 years of employment. I was a director for the university with good evaluations. There is no s... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

discrimination/breach of contract
Sir: Mine is a general question about discrimination and breach of contract. I have been doing a little research and from what I understand, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)handles c... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Is my non-compete valid if client no longer contracts with my employer?
My non-competition agreement states that I cannot work for a client of my employer (we'll call it Client A) if I performed work for that client in the 12 months prior. If I leave my company, and Clien... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I collect U.I. if I quit. Company changed my Pay to Commission Only.
After 3 years of employment in my sales position, my company informs me that they are changing the Sales Compensation Program from a Pay Plus Commission Program to Straight Commission with a Draw and ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

Company merged with another now goes by different name
My current employer merged with a larger company and no longer has the same name. It goes by a new LLC created after/ for the merger. I had signed a contract initially prior to the merger that had a n... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Can my employer withhold severance if I refuse to relocate?
My employer is in round one of lay-offs. Severance packets are being offered to everyone as far as I know. I have not been given my severance agreement yet as I believe I am in round two. But I have h... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Want to open own tax service as situation has changed drastically.
Have worked for a franchise for 18 years, which was doing business as ****. Feb. 1 of last year, the owner passed away. It was writting that he's sister who had been manager for 28 years was to get th... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

PARTNERS SPLITTING UP, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MY CONTRACT
I currently work for a LLC in MN. One owner, Joe owns 25% and another partner ownes 75% of this company. Joe has recently decided that he doesnt want to stay in this company anymore and today they are... applies to Minnesota  ·  1 answer

does an employer have to sign the non-compete?
I'm involved with a case where my employer refuses to produce to the court page 05 of the non-compete agreement. Now, that's the signature page and without it how can we have a contract (since a contr... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Changing Non-Competes
Quick question about Non-Compete Agreements. I work for a company that requires a non-compete agreement to be signed. There was a problem with the original agreement so a second agreement is being wri... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Pay for Pre-approved Vacation Upon Layoff
If my employer provides written approval for a specific vacation request and then I am laid off a couple of weeks prior to the vacation period, can the approval be construed as an implied contract to ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

I have 11 more months on my employment contract. Will I get paid?
I signed a two year employment contract with my current employer. Recently, they have restructured the company and changed the business model to exclude my job function. I'm at the beginning of my sec... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Am I entitled to benefits?
I've been employed at the same place for the past 13 years, the past 9 being in a union position. My current union contract states "Employees hired after 7/1/2003 shall not be entitled to longevity pa... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

No-hire provision; not a non-compete situation.
Hello, I have read through many of your Non-compete questions, but my question is a bit different.I have been working for a Contract Research Organization in the pharmaceutical industrey for about a y... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Severance Pay Refusal
I have been working for the same company for 23 years and the companies contract I am working on is coming up to completion but will be picked up by another company. I will be getting laid off and bec... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can I be forced to sign a new contract voiding out my present one?
I signed a one page independent contractor agreement with a home care agency last year. Recently I was handed a new 5 page contract to be signed the following day by Fri 5pm or I could not report to m... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

At Will termination, due to requesting additional training.
Will try to be brief. I was terminated for asking for more training. I was hired with no previous experience, was told it would take 1 1/2 months to be ready, after 13 days I was given duties that I b... applies to California  ·  1 answer

contract not renewed because medication side effects
Is there any case where the employment contract was not renewed because the employee had an inappropriate interaction with other people at work - raised his voice inappropriately according with other ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I had work for this employer for 6 yrs in the state of Texas and had signed a non-compete contract.
I had work for this employer for 6 yrs in the state of Texas and had signed a non-compete contract. After the 6yrs of hardship with this company basically they had work me like a dog and I was under p... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Pressured To Work "Off the Clock"
I was offered a position in a school district. The hours are 7:30 to 4:00. After quitting my previous job and starting the new one, I began to see that everybody works 10-20 hours overtime "off the cl... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Signing a contract to not get unemployment benefit !!
I am losing my job soon , as the business I work for ( an independent jewelry store) is going out of business. They want me to sign a contract that I will not apply for unemployment benifits if I exce... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

CAN I BE TERMINATED IF I REFUSE TO COOPERATE?
I WAS AWAY ON VACATION AND 2 CO-WORKERS OVERHEARD AND RECORDED THE OFFICE MANAGER AND ANOTHER ADMINISTRATOR DISCUSSING ME IN A "NOT SO NICE WAY" I APPROACHED THE OFFICE MANAGER ON THE ISSUE AND TODAY ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Personal Services Contract with Liquidated Damages
I have signed an employment contract that expires in June 2010. I signed it in March 2008. It says that if I want to terminate it I have to pay liquidated damages of $20,000, which is just under half ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can I reopen an unemployment claim after doing contract work?
I claimed unemployment in May after getting laid off. After only several weeks of benefits, I accepted a contract (1099) position with a firm. My contract has expired, and the new one they are offerin... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Non-competition clause still valid?
Hello, I signed a 1 year non-competition clause in an employment contract. The duration of the contract was "4 months with option to extend". I have now been with the client for 18 months, have not fo... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Can employees fired for refusing to sign non-competes collect unemployment?
my adult son has managed his mother in law's landscape business for 7 years...her new husband is now heading up the company and requiring all to sign non-compete agreements...if they refuse, and are f... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

sales contractor non compete
I was subcontracted by a company to perform door-to-door solicitation for newspaper subscriptions. I signed a contract with a non-compete clause stating that for 2 years in PA I cannot work "directly ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Job termination during pregnancy related disability
Hello, My wife has complication in pregnancy and that's why doctor has advised to take extended time off ( 4-1/2 months post delivery). Since she was less than 1 year with company, she can take CA PDL... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Legal and court cost responsibility?
I believe I have a valid claim against my prior employer for breach of my employment contract. In Illinois, if this were to be litigated and I won, would the employer be required to pay my legal and c... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Defense for breach of contract
I did not finish my employment contract with my company. I consulted a lawyer for possibility of contract fraud and I was told that there is possible fraud but did not advise me to initiate litigation... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Company can write down any condition on the back of my last salary paycheck.
I left the company which I had signed non-compete contract and working still same client, since company didn't pay as they agree, cancel my medical coverage. Now they sent me last paycheck after almos... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is an employment contract valid that offers the independent contractor no consideration?
Hi, and thanks in advance, A good friend of mine is a tattoo artist and showed me his contract which included a non-compete clause. The contract stated all the restrictions/conditions of employment fo... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

What constitutes a comparable offer of employment?
I am in a dispute with a former employer over severance. My employment contract required this employer to pay severance in the event the company was sold, and I was offered and accepted a non-comparab... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

Is a no compete contract void if you leave a business and then come back after 9 months?
About 4 years ago a signed a non compete contract for if I left my employment. I did leave for 9 months and then went back to the same job. I have not signed anything since I've been back for a year a... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Quit or be fired?????
I am a manager in a local health care facility. They have indicated that they intend to terminate my employment and I have to choose whether to quit or have them fire me. Will I be able to get unemplo... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

wage payment and reimbursement of bs expenses
Need guidance concerning wage payment, including final pay & reimbursement of out of pocket expenses. I reside in Texas and have a signed employment agmt w/ a Florida company. The contract is governed... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can a non-compete agreement ban a employee from working in the industry for 2 years?
Employer A sold a line of business (employee benefit administration and consulting) to Employer B. Employee C came to work from A to B. While at A, C was the primary relationship manager for A's clien... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

unpaid wages & non-compete
Have an employer who did not pay salary for 3 months. I left after those 3 months and started my own business in similiar field. They still owe salary from when i left last august 2003. They have paid... applies to California  ·  1 answer

In which state should I hire an attorney
I have rec'd letter threatening injunctive relief and damages based on unreasonable non-compete contract. Ex-Employer based in NY, I reside in KY. From which state should I hire an attorney to represe... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

Vague contract for piecework, scared to sign
I've been asked to sign a contract to obtain work as an independent contractor writing content for online college courses. The contract has no termination date, and it says "neither party shall withdr... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Employment contract - severance agreement
Hi MEL, I have recently being made redundant from my position, I do have a very healthy severance clause in my employment contract, which would expire in April 2008 They did offer me another position ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Non-compete
I signed a non-compete clause with my company who contract with hospitals to provide sleep labs. Since I signed that contract under one title the compnay has since changed my title without a new contr... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Relocation
Upon accepting my new position my first contract had a clause that states "if you voluntarily terminate your employment within one year of employment or within one year of your relocation to your loca... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Can companies set requirements to withhold servence pay from older workers
Recently my company sold our business contracts and is in the process of shutting down operating units within the plant. One area of the plant will remain running and they have decided to staff that a... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Can I refuse to sign a non-compete agreement because the "competition" is undefined?
The employer is in a fairly niche segment of a broader field, but defines itself (in other official documents) as being in competition with the much broader field, which isn't necessarily accurate. Th... applies to South Dakota  ·  0 answers

Relocation contract
I took a job with a company in April-2005. They helped with my expence of moving my wife with me and all my house hold goods. We moved into our new home in June-2005. The company had asked me to sign ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

New job with Non-Compete Contract requirements.
I recently started a new job on a Monday w/ a new employer in the same field I was previosly in. I knew that I would have to sign a Non-Compete contract (NCC) in order to be employed by said company. ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Promoted to a permanent position from contractor, but no emplyment contract yet.
I worked for my current employer as a contractor from and agency then was direct hired by the company. I asked for an offer letter or employment contract stating my new salary and benefits (all perman... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Need job, but former employment contract keeping me from being employed with another company.
I had gone to a company sponsored truck driving school, and signed an employment contract stating that I had to work for the company for eight months and they would pay for the cost of the school. Thi... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

do i have grounds to take my employer to court for a layoff based on retaliation
filed a grievance about missed overtime opportunities that i should have been offered according to the contract at hearing we couldn't come to agreement was told by boss if i took matter to next level... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Non Compete Clause and noncomplaince
I have researched the non-compete clause and I am aware that NYS disfavors it. How can they still be enforced? I was not compensated for this clause in my contract. In my contract, there was no clause... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Will Non-Compete be enforceable if the employer not paying the salary during the Non-Compete period
Hello: My non-compete says a few month non-compete period, but did not say whether the employer to pay the salary or not during this period. So will they pay during this non-compete period, if not pai... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Employment contract
I am currently on H1B visa working for the company ABC. In my employement contract it is mentioned that I cannot directly join competitor or Client for 12 month after I leave the company?. Is this app... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

No-compete with incorrect verbal explanation
I was given a fairly standard no-compete contract, before signing, i was told (by my boss) that every employee would be required to sign. Three years later, i find out that not every employee signed t... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

contract
My employer petitioned my green card. I signed a 3-year contract with an offer of $30/hr(June 2004) I paid $1,000 as bond which was refunded when I arrived in the US. I paid for all my exams and my pl... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

If I refuse to sign a "separation agreement and release" does this disqualify me from receiving UI?
On Jan 2, 2012 I was terminated but given a "Separation Agreement and Release" document that gave me the choice to work through Jan 31 to help them through this transition. If I chose to work through ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Can the workers do anything legally?
I work in an Union (UAW) factory. Our contract expired on November 16, 2012. It contains a 30 day extension clause. On February 2, 2013 the International Union (UAW) sent the company a letter stating ... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

Contract for 1099?
I am working as an independant contractor. Do I need to have a contract in order to file self-employment taxes? applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

How do I get my vacation pay out after termination if there is a discrepancy?
At my job, I get a vacation check for 3 weeks of vacation payed out to me at the end of each year. When I asked, my boss said if I left the company before my anniversary date that I would get my vacat... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

does non-compete apply if I end contract before 1st day of work?
I signed a contract with a medical practice, but I do not start working for them till the end of the year. I have since changed my mind and do not want to work for them. Does their non-compete still a... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Breach of Severance Agreement
My employer terminated my employment without cause 90 days after I started work. The two-year contract clearly precluded termination except for specified causes (mostly violations of law)for at least ... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Are there non-compete laws for officer of company without contract?
I worked for my fathers company as vice president. I was recently terminated from this company. I never signed a non-compete contract but have been told by someone that because I was an officer there ... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

Emplyer's Refusal to give Letter of Termination
My friend recently got a letter from the NYS Dept. of Labor telling her that her request for unemploymeny benefits was denied because her former employer contends that she voluntarily quit on Dec. 24,... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I am facing being asked to resign. If I refuse and am terminated, can I still get unemployment?
Hi there! I am facing being asked to resign because I am unwilling to transfer to another store (which would be a 2+ hour commute plus tolls for a part time job). I've been employed with this company ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete, Contract Employment
I work as an IT contractor, and recently my contract was nearing expiration. The client for whom I worked (a federal agency) re-evaluated its needs and set out a new, similar statement of work as my o... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Does the non-compete agreement still apply
My employer has failed to pay me for a number of months. That would seem to be a breach of the employment contract. So would a non-compete agreement that is otherwise valid still be in effect? It woul... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Non Compete valid? enforceable?
In 2007 I was hired and signed a no compete contract. In 2009 an employee left the company and another contract w a non compete clause was presented and I signed it. No consideration was given, no bon... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

changed non-compete contract. Still valid?
I signed a non-compete contract in exchange for a 4% commission to be paid for me selling a former customer after I quit my job. After 5 months they told me they could only afford 3%. I took it for 2 ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Do you have to recieve a signed Non-compete contract back.
If I signed a non-compete contract but did not recieve a copy of with the companies signature, is the contract valid? applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Non-compete with no copy
I had been working part-time as a coach at a local sports school for 1.5 years and received a promotion. 2 months later, I was forced, under duress, to sign a non-compete contract. The owner did not g... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Is a layoff the same as a termination?
When I became a minority shareholder in my comapny, I entered into an employment contract. Due to the downturn in business, our company has downsized and may have to downsize further. I found out the ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is a non-compete contract enforceable in New York State?
I am in sales and I signed a non-compete contract when I started with a company which is not based in New York State. I am considering going to a competitor, but no one will hire me if the contract is... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete and Corp-to-Corp relationships
I have a corp-to-corp relationship with a vendor company ("ABC") to provide financial IT consulting services to client company ("DEF"). Vendor company ("ABC") is not my employer, nor have they provide... applies to District of Columbia  ·  1 answer

Can I be legally be fired for choosing to no longer speak spanish at work?
I've worked retail for 3years and I'm bilingual. I had no problem dealing with Spanish only customer service until they restructured our sales goals. Taking the time to do Spanish customer service tak... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can I be held to a noncompete contract If I was laid off?
After being on medical leave (fmla) I was laid off do to not having enough work. But after appling for another job myfromer employer is saying I'm under a noncompete contract for 12 months. Iam gettin... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

non compete laws in Florida
If a 1099 worker is told by the owner of the company they are working for they must sign non compete contract or be terminated, the worker only allowed briefly to read over it, not given a copy, not w... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

If Mfg violates contract, you sue, do they pay attny fees?
applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Think they know they are in wrong
In January of this year my former employer filed a lawsuit for violation of non compete. I was served through third party at my residence. since that time they have failed to file proof of service in ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

can my employer force me to interview for new company?
I work for a hospital in NJ in mental health care. The hospital lost their state contract to a community agency after an RFP process. The hospital is only awarding severance to those employees who hav... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Which state's laws should we execute the contract under?
We are a Virginia based LLC preparing to execute a contract with an independent sales representative (contractor, not employee) in Missouri. Should we execute the contract under Virginia laws, Missour... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Contract relinquishing rights to unemployment insurance?
Do I relinquish my rights to unemployment insurance based on the following paragraph in my Employer /Employee Contract? You understand that you are giving up any rights/claims which you may have under... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

sales commissions
I have a signed employment contract stating both my base salary and commission rate (4%) on sold jobs. I am in the construction industry and I also project manage most of these jobs and there is a sig... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Anti-Piracy vs Non-Compete
Hello, You previously answered a question related to non-compete for me, and it proved very helpful--thank you! From your answer derived another question, if you please: I am a loan officer, and my co... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

About my wage!!!
Hello!!! I have a question. Please help me. I have come here in U.S.A.(from Romania) for this summer, to work. I have come 3 weeks a go. The problem is that i have a contract signed with the employer,... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Independant contractor with a non-compete that has a possible loop hole?
I am an independent contractor with a non-compete that covers the whole metro area. I am a basic worker who isn't making enough money to support my family, but can't work outside of the company in the... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

non-compete
Help! I work for an Ohio based company in Indiana. I had to sign a non-competition agreement. If this company loses their Indiana contract and is replaced by another similar company, can I not work fo... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Hourly Bonus pay dispute
I work as an RN in the healthcare field. Since RN's are in short supply, the network I am working for frequently offers a small hourly bonus past your required time commitment. I currently and commite... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

web hosting reseller agreement question
I am a web hosting reseller, which in brief is a person who sells hosting and makes a percentage and has a agreement with another company to give certain aspects such as servers, billing, support, etc... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Money with held because of loss of client
I was a contract employee, doing web development and design for an employer. I had been working for the company a little less than 3 months. My employer had handed me projects that were months behind ... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Wage Payment
The company I was working for all of a sudden closed down(They said they lost their contract) They owe me and many of the other employees 3 checks. They will not give us a clear time to when we will g... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Will a cancelled contract constitute a violation of non-compete?
I signed a non_compete agreement with my employer, but also have some clients of my own. A prospective client contacted my employer by mistake to engage my services, however cancelled the contract bef... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

can I be fired for yawning?
My employer is asking me to sign a new contract that includes an updated job description and list of employee expectations. My concern is that some of the behaiviors that are disallowed are involuntar... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

workers comp retaliation
Hello, My name is Omar I would like some information. I have been retaliated against by my workers compensation adjuster and she has been making my life a hell. I have gone on two separate occasions w... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can I fight this evening if I'm in CA. with a new employer?
Worked as Manager for co. that relocate to CO. in May from CA. Did go to CO. for two monthes was informed about relocation cost would be covered if stayed for a year or given credit for every month st... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can my employer reduce my salary if I have a contract
I have been working for this company for nearly a year. In the last month he has hired two new office personnell (we only now have 5 employees other than the owner) and he told me that he would be cut... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Breaking 1yr contract on 1099
I am on 1099 and i worked for a XXX company for few months signing 1 yr contract that i will not join client for a yr. I joined the client on 1099 after three months. Is that contract would be valid. ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

contract voted in by the members
if a 3 year contract that has been nogotiated by union committee and company, agreed on and voted by the union members and passed to accept the contract, can a union employee file a grievence for some... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Duration of Severance
I was recently laid off and my former employer offered a severance package. In the contract it states that severance will be discontinued once I start "working". Doesn't severance pay continue for a d... applies to Vermont  ·  2 answers

Do you need to grieve to have rights under a union contract
If an employee was a member of a union(IBEW) and had a contract with his employer that did not allow layoffs unless an external event triggered the need for fewer employees, and the employee was laid ... applies to Vermont  ·  1 answer

Texas non-compete contract
I started work 2 days ago. Today, day (3) the Dr. presented a non-compete contract. I work in the mental health field in a specialized area, program development and management. I have this experience ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Calling on new customers and not established clients
I have worked in residential security sales for a number of years. My question concerning the non-compete I had to sign is this; since my customers with my former company were a one time sale, and the... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

My employer reduced my hours which breaches my employment agreement
My employer notified me that they could no longer pay me for full time work effective immediately, which breaches my employment agreement. They offered a significantly reduced hour option. If I do not... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Contract got cancelled in 1 week when I signed an initial contract for 4 months
Hello, I was offered a contract position at ABC Corp and I started working there. After a week when I submitted my timesheet, my manager told me that my contract wasnt fully approved. He thought it wa... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I am working 60-70 hours a week getting paid straight time pay NO overtime, is that wrong
I am working between 50-70 hours a week. I am on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week....unless I tell them weeks in advance that I cannot do it. I am the ONLY employee that seems to ever want to work so... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

Laid off 1 year ago with a noncompete contract. Want to start my own business in the same field
I worked for a plumbing company for 8 months in Gilbert, AZ where I signed a noncompete contract with no time limit. I was Laid off and am now working for the plumbers union in Youngstown, OH(I felt t... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Vacation rules and employee handbook
I negotiated and accepted a position with a new employer 7 months ago. My contract states I am eligible for 2 weeks paid vacation after Jan. 1st of this year. After starting work I was given an employ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can termination letter with offer to pay wages be rescinded and replaced?
I was terminated for at-will reason and given an executed letter stating I would be paid through the end of the month and receive severance if I signed release agreement. Three days later, employer re... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Parent Co. Non-Compete Applicable to Wholey Owned Sub?
My former employer, Company A, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Company B. My former employer is a software company that sells it's applications to the financial industry. I worked in business developm... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Severance Contract Never Paid
I entered into a Severance Agmt in 2003, requiring me to work thru a date, etc. I fulfilled all my promises in the contract and it was never filled. Under fear of retribution, I waited until now to co... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

If an employer lies to an applicant during the job interview/hiring process what can be done?
I had been working at my previous job for many years. Over the past year I had been looking for a new job that contained 3 specific features: shorter commute, better salary and no travel. I had an int... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

Employment Contract Restrictive Covenant
I work for an IT Consulting firm. The contract that I signed upon taking the position contains a Restrictive Covenant that, in turn, contains a section stating that: during my employment and for a per... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can you please clarify what "formal written negotiations" means?
I signed a contract to do sub contract work for a company. Before I had done any work for them, I terminated the contract (it was at-will employment) There is wording in the solicitation restrictions ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

indentured servitude?
I recently left a franchised ballroom dance studio for several reasons; poor pay, little training, poor working conditions with the employer, labor law violations, general feeling of discomfort with b... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Am I bound by an LLC agreement that I was not shown and then refused to sign when asked to?
I was hired as an employee in 2005 of a private equity fund. As part of my compensation package I was given a share of the fund's profits and also agreed to invest money in the fund. In 2009 as I was ... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Non-Compete: termination /delayed compensation
A friend of mine signed a contract in November 2002 w/a non-compete clause lasting 3 years. He was recently terminated and secured a similar position with a firm selling the same product. In his prior... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Do employers own our professional license?
We work as Physical Therapists in a hospital in NY and would like to know if there has been a violation of our rights committed when our Medical Director sent out our resume and PT license to bid for ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Change in consideration
I have employment agreement that has no experation though every time employee review comes around a new contract is signed.In June 2000 I signed contract that stated " As consideration for this agreem... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Do I have to pay back a sign on bonus after a firing if there was no contract stating I have to ?
I received a sign-on bonus (said it was a sign on bonus in an e-mail with no stipulations, pay stub refers to it as a bonus, and I never signed any contract and wouldn't have in order to receive the b... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Breach of Contract
If an employment agreement exists that lists consideration, engagement, commitment and compensation at the annual rate - can unpaid overtime constitute breach of contract for a nonexempt employee? applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

grounds for relief
I was told that I would be given a job in DEC98. I did not start working with them until JUN98. During the first week I was given a no compete contract and compelled to sign it. I was unable to have a... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Does this forced resignation qualify for unemployment?
I filed a two week notice with my work to leave for another job. A few days into the new job, I was told I would not be getting taxes taken out so I chose to refuse the position. My current workplace ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

I signed a non compete contract what to do now?
I'm a groomer been grooming for years. I started at a store in town for grooming I signed a non compete contract and now I want to quit and start my own business. The contract said I can't groom withi... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Claim for wrongful dismissal
My Employer has terminated my employment based on an issue when working on contract with them in Singapore two years ago. He is citing an email I wrote then a legal agreement. My arguement was that th... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Employment Restrictions
I currently work as a contract employee at Caterpillar Inc. I am a purchasing analyst and have been offered a position with a supplier to Caterpillar. Upon giving my notice, I was told by my Caterpill... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

We have one employee, Can we pay rent/utilities in lieu of wages?
We (Board of Directors) own and operate a large camping/recreation facility in the mountains of North Calif. We have one contract employee who lives on site in an apartment that we pay the rent and ut... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Breach of contract - IT service company
I came to United States on H1B visa as an employee of a major Software service company. Before coming to United States, they had emailed me a contract that I have to return to India and serve for 6 mo... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

IT sub-contractor ,unknown contract, noncompete?
I signed as a consultant for CT company (A) to work for another contractor (B) for a NY State agency (C)in Aug 2000. I had a non-compete with company A, and company A told me that B had clause to hire... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I am not getting paid
In October of this year I was hired as an independent contractor. My pay was supposed to be Net 15 from the date of my invoice. To date, I have not been paid all that is owed to me and they are now la... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Employer seeking depositions without filing charges
Myself and my partner recently left the same employer to set ourselves up in the same line of business of our previous employer. Neither of us had an employment contract or a non-compete in place. The... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

unpaid wages
I live in Cleveland OH and my employer lives in Las Cruces, NM. I have a written contract for two years of employment at a set wage, payable monthly. Last year my employer asked that I defer my wages ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

laid off prior to plant closing, do I get severance pay
I have a question. I know there is no guidelines on Severance pay. But our plant-- Techneglas just closed. We had a contract, which states we will get severance pay. My question is: Is employees who w... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete Employer leaving area
I currently work for a contract company that provides ultrasound services to a local hospital. We were recently informed that the hospital will not be renewing the contract in Feb and we will be w/o a... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Firing employees to not give retention bonus
The company I am working for is outsourcing my job to India. As a part of the layoff, they have offered retention bonuses. I have signed the retention bonus contract. All of a sudden 2 months later, t... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Is it legal for an employer to force employees to pay for unsold product?
My sister's employer is telling his employees that the cupcakes they are making are unsatisfactory (despite their faithful adherence to the company's recipes). This is often based only on a single cus... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

401k plan terminated, company will not let employee get access to his account.
Hello Sir, The problem I'm having is my company terminated my 401k plan, and they will not allow me access to the account to roll it into an IRA or CD. They terminated the plan without telling me,and ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

No Compete Agreement
Here is my situation. A and B are two sister concern companies managed by single owner located at same address. When I joined company, I signed non-compete employement contract pertaining to company A... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Are restrictive covenants enforceable two years after the expiration of contract?
I am a dental associate without any stake in profit sharing or ownership within the practice. My most recent employment contract included a restrictive covenant to not compete within a ten mile radius... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

Is this non-competition contract legal?
I have worked for this company for less than a month. I have provided all my own supplies and knowledge. the owner is making me loose money by restricting what I can do but did not do so before the co... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Do I have to be apart of questioning?
I posted yesterday. The axe is to fall tomarrow, and the HR Manager just called me at home and left a message. She needs me to help prove the office manager is committing theft in office. Which I don'... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Non-compete as a sofware consultant
Hi, I work for a consulting firm as a w2 employee with zero benefits, they simply pay me for every hour I work. Basically they are a middleman between myself and my client. For every dollar I bill the... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Leaving employer before contract term
I am a foreign employee and working currenlty in USA on H1b. Before coming to USA i had signed a service agreement with my employer , according to which if i leave him before a year, i have to pay som... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

My employer did not win bid, contract ends, they state they do not have to pat accrued pto time
New contractor will be taking over on May 21st. Our contractor states they will not pay our pto time that we have already accrued. Is this legal? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

mistreated and misjudged
is it legal for an employer to set up a video camera and not only tape the video,but also the audio without your permission? also, i was terminated because the father of my daughter did not want to pa... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

I am owed about $4500 in commissions as a contractor will it cost me more to sue than I am owed?
I was a contract employee with a small company in Tempe, AZ for sales of their products in VA, NC, and SC. I executed a contract but never received an executed contract back from the owner. After 90-d... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Do non-competes hold a dollar value in California?
Of seven children I am the only child to work at my father's company. I have worked as an at-will employee for 13 years. I was in Sales for 4 yrs and was GM/CFO from 1995 'til fired. He died several m... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Relocation contract
I have recently taken a position where the last manager was promoted. I signed a 12 month relocation contract where I am responsible for part of my relocation if I resign prior to a year of service. I... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Enforcing a No Compete Clause / Unpaid Bonus
I was offered and accepted a position in which I was given a signed agreement letter that promised me a set salary and benefits package. In return, 9 days later I agreed to sign a "Covenant Not to Com... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

How can an employer, funded by the government get away with violating laws?
FMLA violations-usage documented on annual review Discriminate-against an employee with a disability that was stable be allowed to intentionally exposed employee to horrific working conditions that in... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

Severance Pay and Disability
I am in a union and have a severance policy in place for the last five years. It does not address my situation. The policy states you must apply for the severance by October 15 and request your retire... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

Non-compete clause validity
I work as a H1-B employee for a small to medium sized software consulting firm based out of New York. This company has a contract to provide profesisonal services to another organisation in Rockville,... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Patterns of dishonesty
I am a former sales rep for a company where I have a non-compete and an arbitration clause in my contract. I have a volume of emails that show that my former employer was dishonest. For example, they ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Patterns of dishonesty
I am a former sales rep for a company where I have a non-compete and an arbitration clause in my contract. I have a volume of emails that show that my former employer was dishonest. For example, they ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Are contractors entitled to severance?
We recently released an independent contractor from our business, who was working without a formal contract. Due to the sensitive nature of the work they were performing, we were unable to give notice... applies to Washington  ·  1 answer

Can an employer just withold any amount of wages?
I am over 18 and I work for a well established landscaping company. The company operates in a legal fashion and is very well known. A few weeks ago I was working for the company at a residential accou... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Non Compete with No End in Sight
(consultation would have to happen rather quickly, like Monday morning! Job came up very quickly, interviewed quickly, etc). I am a computer profesional that signed a non-compete/confidentiality agree... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

how to collect my money that my company never paid me
I started working for a company in april. They said that they were highering me for full time at $10 an hour. At the end of may my drivers license was suspended due to my disability. I lived 35 minute... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can an employer refuse to offer a severance package if they have made exceptions for others?
I accepted an offer of employment instead of severance in a closely related department. I accepted the offer based on the job description and reporting structure provided at that time by the "new" man... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Does this come under liquidity damages?
Hi, I have a lawsuite going on over breach of contract with a company who sponsered my H1b. I left the company due to no-paymentlate payments of my slaray. Before I resigned, I was suppose to join a n... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Validity of non-compete agreement
I am a professional computer technician who is currently looking for work. I recently found a position with a company working as a contractor (1099). After they interviewed me they handed me the contr... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Contract Employee Fired, Texas
Here Goes. I signed an employment contract to manage a mortgage broker office in texas 12 months ago. The contract was for 3 years and the pay was 8k per month with a bonus paid each quarter based upo... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

International Non-compete
Hi, I worked for an IT company in New York for 2 years and got transferred to a sister company in The Netherlands. My first contract in New York had a non-compete of 3 years. My new contract in The Ne... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Use Non-Comptete contract to get here way.
I have a very serious situation with my employer. My current client is offering me to join as a permanent employee and i am facing the problem: My H1B emplyer and a middle layer have a non-comptete co... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Severance pay after declining relocation of current job?
There is a good possibility that my employer (a major regional bank) will close our local office in a reorganization and ask me to relocate my current job to a bank office in another state. I do not h... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete contract in Ohio under duress?
I am concerned about a non-compete contract that I was forced into signing. I have been reading the site scrupulously and I have not found particular information from Ohio law. I have read about cases... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is there a difference in non-compete agreement scope for contract versus full-time employees?
I am negotiating to become a independent contract salesperson for a software company in a niche industry. They are drafting a non-compete agreement but I will be a contractor, not an employee. Are the... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Former employer will not pay - judgement awarded
My former employer (Aug 1999-Feb2000) never officially let me go (company went under), they said they wanted to take me from salary to contract/per hour work; they said they would forward me the paper... applies to California  ·  1 answer

drafting an employment contract
My father-in-law wants to retire from the family business (Peter Troost Monument Company) and wants me to take over his portion of the business. I am currently employed at Northwestern University and ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can a company fire US citizen after they find cheap foreign worker without any work auth?
I am US citizen. I was employed as technology consultant initially for 3 months contract. During the middle of the contract they liked my work and told me they would extend my contract to 2 more month... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Transferring contractor's from one agency to another?
The company that I currently work for is submitting a RFP for a State Contract, and in the RFP the state wants to know how we will handle the contractors that currently work through other Staffing Age... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Overtime for salary
When my pay was changed from hourly to salary I was verbally told it would be based on a 45 hour work week but would be paid overtime on a quarterly basis for time work over 45 hours. Over the past fe... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Breech of Oral Contract
Recently, I applied for a change of position within my current employer. At the interview, I was told that there were individuals that were more qualified than I was, but that if I transfered into the... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

unpaid wages-contract work
I have consulted for an X company in NYC for few weeks and I terminated my contract with them. According to the contract terms I have submitted all invoices and related termination letters to the COO ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is this non-compete enforceable?
I signed a non-compete that seems to state I would be compensated an extra $100 beyond my future compensation for signing but I was never paid such money. Could this nullify the contact? Could I be pa... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Layoff to Termination
I've been layed off for more than 12 months. Now my company has brought everyone else back but me. I've gotton the run around when I asked why I'm not being brought back. Reasons like new company poli... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Non Compete/Child Care Center
I was employed by a private day care center. As condition of my continued employment I was asked (as well as all employees) to sign a Non Compete contract after being employed for 1 month. The Day car... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Non-payment of severance and....
My position with a large company was eliminated and I was terminated/laid-off (no recall). I was handed an Agreement of Termination and a severance pay offer of 1 month's wages to be paid withing 20 "... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Do I have a right to earned commission?
I was in an employment contract until May 15, 2001. The employer told me I did not please them with sales and goals expectations. This was a salary and commission position. The contract stated if I de... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I would like to know if I can sue my Local Union 155?
In a meeting before we were to vote on a contract some things were discussed. Umong these where: The hourly pay being changed to a lower amount without the hourly employers starting wage wich decrease... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Can my position be eliminated and the company have a temporary person perform the same duties?
A coworker's position was eliminated but the company has three contract employees on site doing the same job with the same title. Additionally, my position (there were two positions) was eliminated. H... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Can a non compete agreement signed with a middle vendor (in a long chain of vendors) be enforceable?
I need advice on a Non Compete Agreement I signed with a Middle Vendor. I am on H1B and here is the arrangement: Client -> Preferred Vendor -> Middle Vendor -> Employer -> Poor Old Me. So being the ha... applies to Connecticut  ·  0 answers

severence pay contract
I was recently let go from my company because I mistakenly sent an email to the wrong vendor. As of yet, the company has not taken action on my unemployment. Also, they told me they were going to give... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

did not know of non-compete until first day of work
I went to work for a company with a salry agreed upon with no mention of any typoe of contract or non-compete. The first day I show up and a contract is put in front of me to sign. In it is a non-comp... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Contract is Expired but Working at Will - Is Non Compete Still Valid?
We are considering hiring an employee who currently works for a competitor. He had a two year employment contract which was not renewed and he is now employed at will. Would his non-compete still be i... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

How to get out a non compete contract
I am currently in a non-compete clause contracts or a Non- Performance of Services and Non-Recruitment contract. I wanted to be released of that and was going to ask if they would release me. I’m ju... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Non-Compete
Hello, Background: I had to sign a Non-Compete Agreement in order to work at my previous company. I had told the owner that I was uncomfortable signing it, but he said it was just part of the "new hir... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete Agreement Consultation
Would like to contact former employer who had an attorney send a notification letter of injunction against me for violation of a non-compete contract. I do not have a copy of the non-compete and would... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Variable Comission without prior notice
Hi, I joined my company 3 yrs back with base pay at 15% comission..it was a fairly new company and i was the first sales person..also..office manager too. In span of 3 yrs, every year our revenue has ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can I file an unpaid overtime suit in federal court myself until I find an attorney?
I have nearly 1600 hours of unpaid overtime dating back to beginning 2007. I've been on a slippery sloap with my employer trying to get the overtime paid but I am repeatedly met with retaliation effor... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

non-compete
My former brokerae firm is seek an injunction to stop me from contacting former clients, I an in TN. my contract state came to know as or served by, my question is if I ha business with a client prior... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

older worker severed
factory closing with one year left of current labor contract.have worked there 30 years,am now 50 years old.am i entitled to any benefits other than a very low severence pay? applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Breaking a non-compete, non-disclosure employment service contract
My employer is a Philadelphia based company. It does not have an office space and allows the employees to work from home. I was hired in November 2009 and was made to sign a non-compete, non-disclosur... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Will the non-compete clause be enforceable in my situation?
Four years ago, I signed an employment contract with a non-compete clause with Company A. Company A is mainly in the business of training and contracting trained consultants out to larger consulting f... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

non-competes when the employer has wronged you
My past employer made everyone sign an extremely vague non-compete (the type of business is not even mentioned). The distance in it is a 30 mile radius, and two years length of time. And the potential... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

non-compete contract interpretation
I am currently employed with a non-compete contract in place that stipulates "I can not perform my trade within a 5 mile radius of my current employers location." My question is this... Does this pert... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

lousy deal
My husband was laid off after 13 years with no notice or severance. In his original contract, both parties were to give 1 month notice. His employer says that since it is a lay-off, they don't have to... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Am I tied by Non Compete/solicitation agreement
Iam providing contract software services at client 'C' thru Vendor 'B' and a layer 'A' where my employer is 'V'. Here is the structure (V -> A -> B -> C) B was willing to work directly with my employe... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

contract's nessary or not
what is an employer to disclose to you when paying on a form 1099? and what is nessary for them in the way of writen contracts when using a form 1099.Can an employer be held liable for damages if wron... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can employer sue employee for at will employment but not in favor of employee for 2 weeks notice?
Sir, I am a software engineer working in Allentown,PA.My employer has a registered office in OH.I started working in the first week of July.My employer filed my H-1B visa at the same time. I had signe... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Sign this or get terminated...
Recently, my employer is requiring a portion of the staff to sign a "code of ethics" agreement. While I find the contents agreeable for the most part, there seems to be a good portion of the contract ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete: Breach of Contract
Hello, I used to work for a software consulting company 'X', and consulting for a client 'Y' through another consulting company 'Z'. Now I joined the 'Y' as a full time employee, but my non-compete cl... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

90 day Non-compete. Can I get out of it-I am an independent sales rep
I have worked for a large business magazine for 9 years as an independent advertising sales rep and am not an employee of the firm. I am on a 100% commission compensation. I just resigned and was hire... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

breach of contract in the midst of a buyout
My husband was just involved in a buyout at a local University. He was a contract employee (3 yrs. - only 8 months of which has been worked). He was terminated based on "restructuring" verbally stated... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Is a non-compete this broad actually enforceable?
I work for a petcare company as a dog walker. When I joined the company, I was asked to sign a non-compete, despite the fact that it had not been mentioned until I came in for my training. I have been... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Overtime pay question
My husband works as a 'Contract Manager' for a local manufacturing company. He does not oversee anyone and is not in a supervisory position. His job is to make sure that contracts are made up correctl... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Cancelled contract: non-compete affecting many.
I work for a company (ABC) that provides outsourced I.T. services for a client (XYZ) and working within XYZ's premises. My employer, ABC, has announced that they have placed a 90 day notice to termina... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

severence pay
I recently got terminated for poor work performance after 24 1/2 years with the company, the poor work performance was due to mental impairment due to a family bereavement within 1 month previously, a... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Non-Competition Contract under old company name.
When hired I was asked to sign a Non-Competition contract. When reviewing it I noticed it had the name of the company 3 buyers ago. I asked about the name stating I didn't work for Company X - I was w... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

what can I do
I signed non-compete, and work with current company as computer network administrator consultant. A year ago was sent to work for client to take care of their network system part time, now client want... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can I refuse to answer questions that may get my office manager fired?
My job is to mail out the acct-receivable statements. I have found that the office manager has been moving money from one account to another. Example, your 90 days past due on an account. She will tak... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Employer changes terms non-compete contract. Still Enforcable?
I am currently in my first year at a large financial services firm in Phoenix. My firm has decided to change its training and compensation program mid-stream, which has eliminated the possibility of a... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Non Payment of Wages Under 1099 Agreement
I signed a 1099 contract for consulting work, but the employer never returned a signed copy. It states that as a 1099 - I am obligated to work a min of 4 weeks to be paid. I worked 59 hours and had a ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Expat employee involuntarily terminated overseas
I am employed by a US multinational (at will)in Bangkok. Due to global downsizing, tens of thousands of emp are being involuntarily terminated. I have verbally been told that I will be off roll 15/12/... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can an employer enforce a Non-Compete if they lost a customer contract?
I've been working for this company for 9 years now, 2 years after starting I was told I had to sign a non-compete or be fired, now the site I have been working at for the last couple of years has deci... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

employee and employer dates and signatures on a non compete contract
I worked for a company which was bought out. All employees were asked to have their non competes returned by 15 June 2009. I signed and returned mine on the 19th of June. Reason being, my father was a... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

New teacher they want to fire for budget shortfalls. Should I sign the paperwork?
Hello, I am a first year teacher in Florida. I just found out that the school district is having budgeting problems and my school is going to be “pink slipping” (a.k.a letting go) of all new teach... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

promises, promises,promises = SNAKES
I worked with a residential home builder. After my 90 day probation, my immediate supervisor called me on a Friday afternoon to tell me what a great job I was doing,and to make my weekend a better wee... applies to Nevada  ·  1 answer

Suspened without cause
I work for a contracted security company at a local high school, Yesterday I was suspended at about 8pm (eastern), When i asked why the supervisor said "I dont know why someone from human rescourses w... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Reembursement of relocation expenses
I have been employed by my company in Ohio for 5 months in a Director level position. This position is not what it was described to me and therefore, I would like to ask to pursue other employment. I ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is a non-competition contract enforcable for a PRN employee
I am a PRN employee in the medical field. I work for a small business. I was told I had to sign a non-comptete agreement in order to obtain employement. As this is a PRN job and thus I am not promised... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

My current contract expired as of business yesterday, 9/6/13. Do I report my next scheduled workday?
I am an employed physician at a local hospital. My current 3-yr contract expired as of the end of business yesterday. Do I show up to work as scheduled my next scheduled day--Tue, 9/10? I have dragged... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Terminated as Retaliation
I went to Ex. Dir. with examples and information on good work I had done, per California Labor Code 232.5. The Ex. Dir. retaliated by accusing me of Breach of Confidentiality and asked me to resign. I... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Non-compete
I am in the Information Systems field and I will be layed off by my employer due to lack of clients. I signed a non-compete clause. I am considering joining one of the clients due to the following rea... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Definite Period Job Contract Reneged
I have a question regarding breach of employment contract. I was an at will employee in IL, but when my job was eliminated, I was given 2 option in a meeting with the manager and HR. Option 1 was to w... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is my non solicitation valid
I have a non solicitation agreement with my employer's employer. My employeer is an insurance agent(independent contractor of the insurance company he sells for). I don't have any written agreement wi... applies to Utah  ·  0 answers

Non compete is with another company
My fiancee' executed an employment contract in connection with the services he performs, retail design - when he first started working for them approx. 8 years ago. This particular company is duly inc... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Signed contract-Changed Mind
I am a physician. I have accepted a position and signed a contract which is effective August 1, 2005. I have now changed my mind and no longer wish to take the position. I have not received any form o... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can I apply for a job at the school where I currently work?
I work at a charter school in Indianapolis, IN which is part of a group of charter schools run by a company from Grand Rapids, MI. They have cancelled their contract with the staffing agency for which... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Severance Pay
I currently work for a laboratory that is owned by the parent Engineering firm. The Engineering firm will be selling us very soon to another laboratory (we are being bought out). Part of the sale agre... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

non-compete Ann McK
I have a non-compete contract that states if teminated,I will not be employed for 6 mos.in any territory that I functioned on behalf of the Co. @ any time during the last 12 mos. preceeding terminatio... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

i quit and hours cut from 5.97 to 5.15 is this legal
i quit my jobs because of difficulties with my manger. she didnt accept my notice of only 9 days. she would only take the full 14. she told me she was cutting my pay to 5.15 if i gave the notice. i co... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

Non-compete before work begins
I am a physician who signed a non-compete in exchange for $10,000 bonus. I have not started working for the hospital yet. The contract states that either party has to give 180 days notice to break the... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

5 year-50 mile radius service non-competence clause
I owned a service business for the past 20 years, last April I sold this business and received 100% of the money at closing. At closing I was under contract to work with the new owners for 6 months to... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

I was terminated with an employment contract, no reprimands in file, possible in an at will state?
If I have a signed employment contract with office can they still just fire you willy nilly? I worked for a dental office for 11 months and was terminated yesterday for, as the Dr. put it "not being a... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Are pending criminal charges basis for not hiring?
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I was arrested in 2004 and charged with two felonies. They are still pending, largely in part because the state refuses to acknowledge that they have no evidenc... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

May I collect severance pay if I find new employment prior to my involuntary termination date?
I have been notified that my office will close in six months, terminating my position. By company policy, I am thereby eligible for severance pay. I am not required to stay through the closing date if... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

non compete & pay issues
I worked for a company called XXX for 15 years. I left this company to become employed by another company that sold the same type of services.. In 2002 I returned to my former employer XXX & continued... applies to Indiana  ·  2 answers

Company policy in a contract.
We are in the process of contract negotiations.The company has put in the contract the company drug policy.Which states If there is reasonable suspicion that an employee is in violation of this policy... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Employment Agreement - Compensation typing error in my favor?
I have taken an IT contract position through a recruiting firm here in Texas. They had me sign an Employment Agreement, which they signed as well. I have a question about a portion of the agreement wh... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

I signed a non compete
with a staffing firm in the Columbus area as a contract employee. I left the company at the end of the contract. I was re-hired as a full time permanent employee 5 months later, but did not sign the n... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

non-compete hair salon agreement
I obtained employment at a local hair salon chain in 2007. When I first began employment, I had to sign an employment contract that included a non-compete clause stating I could not work within 7 air ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Unpaid expense reimbursements
I worked as independent contractor (doing work as a programmer) at a client site in Kentucky for a company located in New Jersy. The company agreed (in writing) to pay for all the CLIENT-APPROVED work... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Non-compete while in the process of leaving the firm
I have worked part-time for an IT company for about 3.5 months. The customer is a large U.S. Governemtn agency. I recently received an offer from a firm I interned with last summer. Their client is th... applies to Alabama  ·  1 answer

Ex employer harassing sending collection notice...
Hi, It has been just few months i am in usa and i am not having enough funds to hire an attorney. I came to us few months ago and was working with one of company in ohio which is body shopping consult... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

If there is a non-compete clause set up in a company, but I did not have a contract?
I have heard that my company has a non-compete law in act. But when I was hired I was not informed of this nor was I given a contract to sign. Does this law cover me even tho I was unaware and did not... applies to Connecticut  ·  0 answers

Is this a case of gender/pregnancy discrimination?
I am a Correction Officer at a Prison. The contract between our union and the employer states that: "The employer will make a good faith effort to provide alternative, comparable work and equal pay to... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I be sued for breach of non-compete?
In late 2002, I began working for a not-for-profit company that publishes websites for various clients, including "Client X". Nearly a year later, I was asked by my employer to sign a Confidentiality ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

My employer does not want to honor my hourly rate
Hi, I am a consultant and work for a contract house, I get paid hourly for my work. During my first year working for my employer, they deducted $Y every hour worked. The deduction was due to the fact ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

My employer has suspended my severance payout due to the final sale of the company? Is this legal?
I have a signed contract entitling me to 26 weeks of bi-weekly payments. Company was sold and severance payouts were suspended pending final sale of the company. No the answers I get is that the list ... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Can I apply for a job at the school where I currently work?
I work at a charter school in Indianapolis, IN which is part of a group of charter schools run by a company from Michigan. They have cancelled their contract with the staffing agency for which I work ... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Non-Compete Dilema
I am an employee of an IT consulting firm and have been placed at a client site for two years. When I started with the firm, I signed a non-compete stating that I would not go back to this client for ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can my employer tell me I am not eligible to file for benefits due to a reduction in hours?
Employed by a Virginia Company for a job in Baghdad Iraq. Came back to the states for a 30 day leave and was suppose to return on February 1st. My employer contacted me to say my visa was not issued a... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Can I receive unemployment for not renewing contract work?
I opened an unemployment claim in April, and only received 3 weeks benefits prior to contracting with a small firm. My current contract with them is expired, and the new one they are offering makes no... applies to California  ·  0 answers

How soon can an employer pay unemployment insurance on a reduced pay package after implementing it?
I am facing a reduction of pay on Dec 1st of 50% or annually. If I accept the offer my fear is that my employer is looking to then fire me and only pay reduced unemployment insurance. Is this possible... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Looks like I am being forced to quit!!! Do I have to pay relocation?
Hello, I joined a company 6 months ago and they paid for my relocation with 1 year contract that if I quit or they fire me I have to pay the relocation expenses back . I would never ask this question ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Illegaly took my bonus
I currently am a senior executive with a New York based company with my office in Scottsdale. In my employment contract which is an at will contract. It explains my bonus structure. It says any change... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

repayment of severence pay if i get another job with ANY employer
my employer wants me to sign a severance agreement that states "you are entitled to X weeks severance pay, but you must not get another job within X weeks or the severance pay must be repaid". This is... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Agreement/Contract with another company
I have an agreement/contract with another company whose business is to recruit and place nurses. After having done my research I have invested some money with this firm hoping they will recruit few of... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

Govt contract - did not have a teaming agreement and the "partner" stole it, any relief?
I found the "perfect" contract - my first one to bid on for the Fed. A company that I had talked to for about quite some time - with no experience in the type of work/skills was supposed to be HELPING... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

How to proceed with nonpayment of a contract for work performed
I had a consulting job this summer and worked 43 hours. My contract stated I would perform marketing analysis tasks, which were not specified, gave no end date, did not outline specific deliverables, ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Back Pay
I am in Dallas, Texas. My employer is in Michigan. I am in H1B visa. My employer has lots of back pay to me. He is keep on procrastinating to pay it. Kindly provide me the options. Thanks in advance. applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Unfair time off
I work for company in Maryland, however, my work is overseas in Colombia, SA on a DOD contract. We have 3 sections; pilots, mission commanders, and maintenance. Our contract states 4 weeks on duty, an... applies to West Virginia  ·  1 answer

Is a non-compete contract enforceable in case of forced resignation (demotion, salary cut, etc)
Having worked for a company for several years. Can a non-compete contract signed after after a few years of employment for the company stop anyone from working for competition (in any way or form), Sp... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Is this a legal tactic
I have been working for my current employer for 3 years now without a written or sighned contract. I started working for him for a set weekly rate which meant if we didn't work I didn't get payed by h... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can an employer dock pay for monetary errors
My wife is a travel agent and sometimes makes mistakes that could result in her company having to pay a vendor a fee for the mistake. For example, forgetting to cancel a hotel room on time might resul... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Non-Compete after being RIF'd
I was let go by my previous employer about 3 months ago stating no further need for my services. Today, I was contacted by a customer of said previous employer. They are looking for someone to do cont... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Does my employer have to pay me for accrued vacation when I resign?
I resigned from my employer and was expecting to get 9.5 days of pay when I left. Employer has stated to me that I have accrued 9.5 days of paid time off, but their policy is to only pay 5 days. I hav... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Refusing to pay Commissions
I resently resigned from a company and they are typically months late on paying out commissions. There are 2 issues, one is that they made a mistake on my Q1 commissions and agreed verbally to correct... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

company buyout job elimination
I have been employed on salary since 1990. On 11/15/02, my company was sold and I was given an status quo employment contract through 3/31/03. On this date the new owners all but told me my job would ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is the non compete clause enforceable to an independent contractor physician in Arizona
Hi there, I am an independent contractor (physician) for a group that contracts with a hospital in the Scottsdale AZ area and I provide hospitalist services. I have been with them for 2 years and I si... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete
I signed a non-compete clause for a company that has a competitor that has made me an offer. The job offered has nothing to do with the business the previous company was in. Secondly, I was asked to s... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can management reduce my commission under a signed contract?
I have a signed contract for fifty seven percent commission. I have worked for five years at this salon and management reduced my commission to fifty three percent. Is this legal in Pennsylvania? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

witholding pay
I was at work 15 min. april 19 2004,hurt my back and went home,was taken off work until may 17,2004 my employer refuses to pay me until my next pay june 2,2004 and then only show as other on my pay I ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

signed Non-compete while doing a school internship.
I went to school to become a medical transcriptionist and part of my required course was to to do an internship. My school adviser set me up with a transcription service to do 144 hours of transcripti... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete & Retention Bonus.
I signed a non-compete clause with a contractor to the State of PA. The non-compete was for 1 year. This company lost the state contract and it ended on June 30th. They sent me a check to stay until t... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

relocation contract
I am in a relocation contract that requires me to reimburse the company for the relo funds plus gross up taxes should employment terminate for any reason within 6mo or less at 100% repayment. It also ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Non compete in Ohio under Pa law
I signed a non compete for employment in Ohio which is governed under all aspects by the laws of Pa. in Mid Sept 2009 when I signed a compensation agreement. In November I had to sign a new sales comp... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Lack of non-compete
I was terminated as an employee 6 months ago by a consulting and training firm, where I had been employed for 20 years. In those 20 years, I had never signed a contract of any sort. There was an emplo... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Help
I need to speak to someone about sexual harassment, breach of contract/estoppel, retaliation and defamation claims that I may have against my employer in New York City. ----PLEASE KEEP THIS QUESTION C... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

non compete and last pay check
I put a month notice to the pet store I worked for. After my boss made it impossible to work the whole month I left a few days short. One question I have is about the non compete contract. I signed on... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

overtime pay for more than a eight hour day
I have two questions about overtime. First, if i,m a hourly employee and work more than a eight hour day am I intitled to overtime pay of time and a half. Which I am not recieving from my employer.Sec... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Does my son, a barber, have a case against his employer for firing him.
My son works as a barber in a small barber shop in Cleveland, OH. He is under no contract. He has worked there for about 3 years. He pays $150 per week, which is $600 monthly for the use of his chair ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can a former employee be prevented from approaching former employer's customers?
If a former employee approaches customers that they used to have regular contact with at the former employer and those customers express the following: they would rather do business with the former em... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Signed under duress, conditions not met
I work at a hotel that uses an outside company to conduct "mystery shopper" calls. The hotel agents are required to follow a script while the callers are to call and make reservations. During this cal... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

Non-compete demanded signed or terminated-after signing benefits and salary are cut.
After ten years of employment my employer demanded that I sign a non-compete contract or I would be terminated in one week. Two months after signing the non-compete employees were forced to pay monthl... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Non-compete demanded signed or terminated-after signing benefits and salary are cut.
After ten years of employment my employer demanded that I sign a non-compete contract or I would be terminated in one week. Two months after signing the non-compete employees were forced to pay monthl... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

No compete POLICY
I am a systems engineer, and was hired by a company to start as a network admin in a 5 day notice. I was told We had a contract with this comapny, and if it ran out we would move to another company we... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

validity of non-compete when employer initiates termination
Hey MEL. Basic question: What are my odds of beating a non-compete agreement with an employer that terminated me due to economic downsizing? Points of interest: * Employee Agreement states that intent... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can a store manager refuse my FMLA?
I work for Wal-Mart in Portage, WI. My doctor filled out my FMLA and I turned it in. The store manager told me that the way the doctor worded it that she didn't have a position for me. She gave the FM... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Holding Hostage
I posted a question last week and recieved usefull feedback, but have run into yet another situation with my law firm upon termination..and demand of a resignation letter. I received a voice mail mess... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Non-compete still valid after all these factors?
I am being actively pursued for an outside sales position by a direct competitor of the company I now work for. I am currently an Inside Sales/Customer Service person and would be calling on many of t... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Can I get fired if I sue to get my commission?
Currently my employment contract is both salary and commissioned based. I am in a situation where the commission side of my contract is not being paid. I have submitted in writing demands for payment.... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Non compete in Ohio under Pa law
Non compete in Ohio under Pa law I signed a non compete for employment in Ohio which is governed under all aspects by the laws of Pa. in Mid Sept 2009 when I signed a compensation agreement. In Novemb... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Non compete in Ohio under Pa law
Non compete in Ohio under Pa law I signed a non compete for employment in Ohio which is governed under all aspects by the laws of Pa. in Mid Sept 2009 when I signed a compensation agreement. In Novemb... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Pay was short
My check was shorted by a whole days pay. How long does my employer have to pay me for that day? applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Does confidentiality clauses relating to third parties apply to lawyers and why not?
In a non-compete contract I signed, it indicates that all information is strictly confidential and that permission from the other party must be received prior to releasing it. If I send a letter from ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Breach of Contract
I was presented with a notice that my current position was being eliminated and that I would have 2 weeks to find other employment within the company or I would be laid off with a severance. I did fin... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Required to repay relocation if job is different than agreed?
I'm an at will employee of a North Carolina firm, working in St. Louis, MO. When I agreed to join the firm, my employment was contingent upon my signing a contract stating that I would repay the firm ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Countersuit for No-Compete Agreement
My question is fairly simple. I would like to know if it is feasible to countersue an ex-employer who is suing me for a no compete. It is fairly certain that I will win my case as there are many unenf... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Deduct from pay not authorized; did not follow through on terms of employment
This employer has a policy to withhold one weeks pay from employees for not reason at the start of hire. The employee is entitled to receive those funds back at the end of their employment, if ever. I... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Being penalized for not signing or being aware of a non-compete contract
I work for a physical threap clinic and am currently being bound to a non-compete contract that I did not sign nor even knew about until I turned in my letter of resignation. The company that I curren... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can Employer insist on 45 hrs for non exempt?
I am Non exempt (Net Admin) but My employer demands 45 Plus hours a week even if the job does not require it. He makes a point that slary increases are withheld if hours are not over 45 average per we... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is vacation pay considered severance pay by an employer?
My fiance had a heart attack and when he got out of the hospital the boss gave him vacation pay for three weeks. He worked there for three years. Can the boss pay this and not tell him that his servic... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

Full time job w/ benefits and a contract position simaltaneously
Can a person work full time as a marketer for an agengy with benefits and take on a contract position that is doing marketing in a different area at the same time if there is no non compete----in othe... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

how do I deal with a rude contract officer (GS) trying to get me trouble?I have witnesses to events
I support an active duty Marine for the technical aspects of a demonstration contract. The contract has been let and the contracting officer is trying to run the demonstration and has been corrected n... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Do I have any working limitations after leaving an employer if I DO NOT have a non compete in place?
I have no employment contract, non-compete or ANY agreement in place between me and my employer. Am I free to go do whatever I want with whoever I want in future employment? applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Is non-compete clause legal
I worked at a military base as a physician through two successive contractors in the same clinic the past 6 1/2 years. The civilian contractor cancelled the contract because they were having trouble f... applies to All States  ·  1 answer

Employee handbooks are they contracts?
Does an employee handbook constitute a contract? When a hanbook details actions and/or steps that will be taken before termination and known of those steps were taken is that a violation of a contract... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Soliciting business from clients
I am an Illinois LLC working as an independent contractor for a N.J. consuting company (X) at a client in Illinois. The contract I signed says: "Contractor shall not, without X's prior written approva... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Are non-competes by an independent contractor with a customer enforceable?
Company provides to customer companies people for secretarial, janitorial, etc. services, and has customers sign an agreement that they will not hire any of the people supplied to them within one year... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Change Required Hours per Week for Salary Employees
I have worked for an Ohio company in a salary position for the past five years. I do not have an employment contract with this employer. I was recently informed that the hours I was required to work d... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Being denied severance
I have been issued a official lay off letter from Company A, and have been offered a severance package upon departure. The whole department has been outsourced to Company B. Company B wants to hire me... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Non-Compete agreement to not to offer services for any of Companys client's
Hello, I used to work for a software consulting company 'X' which contracted to client 'Y'. Now I got a full time job offer from some other company 'A'. But my non-compete clause with consulting compa... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

Do I have legal recourse if an employer claims that I'm mentally ill and then forces my resignation?
I was accused of being mentally unstable and my employer thought I would commit mass murder in the workplace. None of the policies were followed regarding disabilities and I was forced to resign. I wa... applies to Utah  ·  0 answers

Non-Compete vs. unethical business practices
Hi, I am a Consultant and signed a non compete agreement with a former employer. I recently accepted an offer at a new employer, which was a former client of my previous employer. The agreement states... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Do to all the privacy laws I am wondering if a school support staff contract can be public knowledge
I served as the Elementary Secretary for approximately 9 years. During this time I was diagnosed with breast cancer and took a leave of absence. I had no problem after my treatments and was able to re... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

Salary pay deduction
I interviewed with a company that offered me a specific yearly wage that I would be compensated for hourly. When I actually began the job they requested I take a slight pay cut and get a salaried comp... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

With a non compete, can my employer find me in violation if my wife works for a competitor.
In the agreement it states that I can not be "employed by, connected with, participate in, consult or otherwise associate with any other business similar to or competitor of employer. My wife was offe... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

can a company hire me to satisfy a contract with 3rd party,then fire me.
I was hired by a maintenance and operations contractor at a state facility. It is my belief that they hired me to satisfy the terms of their contract with a state agency which requires 3 electricians.... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Relocation Agreement
Upon accepting my last job I signed a re-lo agreement that has pay back terms if I leave within 24 months. If they terminate me, there is no pay back. The situation is wihin the first 9 months we have... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

can my employer discharge me even when I provided a Doctor excuss?
I am a bargaining union employee at my company and my supervisor discharged me because my doctor excuse did not state that I was unable to work on that day, but it stated that I was excuse from work f... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Restriction on Postemployment Competition.
A clause in my contract states: ------------------- For three years after termination the employee shall not, within a 200 mile radius of the Company's metropolitan marketing areas and/or present plac... applies to West Virginia  ·  1 answer

I signed a non compete contract with my current employer and want to know if it is enforceable.
It has a one-year time period and geographic range of 60 miles. My question on being enforceable is that there was no compensation provided for signing this, other than employment. applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

What Kind of Lawyer or representation I need to force an ex-employer to pay back wages
I need to find out what kind of Lawyer I need to sue my former employer (small business) to collect back pay. I am owed about $12,000 in back pay plus W2s for about $15,000 in tax (deducted from my pa... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

staffing non-compete
I am a staffing professional in AZ. My former employer (which I worked at for 3 years was bought out by another organization. The new employer came in and did base salary cuts across the board for all... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Retaliation and or more
A policy was created a few weeks ago forbidding a specific action. That action I stated I might have committed in the past which initiated the birth of this policy. Is it legal for this company to rep... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

whistle blower then fired
My employer fired me for turning her into Occupational vocational rehabilitation for fraud. She lost the contract then she fired me. Does this invalidate my non compete??? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Should I pursue my case with the Texas Workforce Commission or Small Claims Court?
I worked as a dentist for a practice in, Texas and my pay is based off of collections/commissions. I gave the proper notice to the employer. During my final week at the office, the EMPLOYER decided to... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Am I entitled to vacation pay?
I got laid off and only received a few hours notice, also my check did not include vacation pay which i was entitled for. My employer said it wasn't company's policy to pay vacation, sick days etc. Up... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

Does non-compete transfer from current client to acquiring company?
I had a non-compete clause that restricts me from doing business with my former employer's clients. I am now an independent consultant, working for a company that is not a current or former client of ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Earned vacation not paid?
I have worked for a temporary agency for 1 1/2 years. I have accrued enough hours to receive vacation benefits with this temp agency. The temporary agency recently sold the contract to another tempora... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Can I put a lien on the project in which my commission was based?
Currently my employment contract is both salary and commissioned based. I am in a situation where the commission side of my contract is not being paid. I have submitted in writing demands for payment.... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

legally can a employee be fired from management, then rehired 48hrs later for lesser position
Upon promotion to assistant manager by the owner, the manager protested his disapproval. a couple months later under hostile working enviroment and felt discrimination and belittlement by the manager,... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Are sign-on bonuses enforceable through the sale of a company?
I was offered a sign-on bonus with a 1-year employment requirement, but 5 months after my hire date, my company was sold. The acquiring company purchased my division in its entirety, so there was no r... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

what action can we take if we hired a employee who broke a non-compete, and were informed after hire
We were informed the first day of his employment of notice sent to him from his previous employer. How can we get out of the contract signed with us and can we be sued for hiring him. Can we fire him ... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Commissions due after Resignation
i worked with a franchised owned store from march to april. the agreement was that i was paid annually and a commission of 3% once my orders were invoiced. i had to resign (contract stated employment ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Severance
I was terminated by my employer on June 21, 2004. At that time my employer offered to pay me through the end of the month. However, when I recieved my check, it was not what we agreed upon. Do I have ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Descrimination and/or non-payment of "Incentive Bonuses"
How do I know if I have a valid case? My employer (a German bank) treats Germans and Americans differently. There may even be additional discrimination against Jews (such as me - I have examples). Als... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Rerto pay for pay increase
I have been overdue for a pay raise for over 2 years now. All other employees have been given an increase. My employer has finally decided to give me one, but will only retro me back 6 months. Is this... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Can an employee lose access to their paid time off bank completely under new managemnt/ownership
This question applies specifically to nursing home employees being told the home is now changing benefit policies under a new leader. Employees were issued a letter giving 24-hours notice to respond w... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Warn Act Pay counted toward weeks of Severance Pay
A large group of employees were recently let go under the WARN Act, given the 60 days notice and pay. I always thought that this was separate from Severance pay. The employer stated that Severance was... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is it a breach of contract by hiring someone as an independent contractor that is under non-compete
Our company has a Settlement Agreement for 10 years, non-compete with our competitor which states upon termination or resignation, you may not work for the competitor for 2 years. The ten year agreeme... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Can my boss make me work in an unappropriate and uncomfortable environment
I am a female massage therapist and I had a male client that ejaculated on the table linens-if not during the massage (which I don't know if that can be possible without touching "it") then after I ha... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

ee worked 28 hrs, 8 hrs holiday pay & 8 hrs vaca pay = 44 hrs pay OT?
I need to be able to give my employer proof that in order for this employee who ended up having a 44 hr work week is not entitled to OT pay due to the fact that he did not actually work over 40 hours.... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Full Time to Part Time status is original signed off letter still legally binding?
I relocated to Raleigh to work at a Geotechnical Engineering firm last November. I received a relocation bonus to pay moving expenses and it states in my contract that I would have to repay the bonus ... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

is a new employer liable to be sued by former employer in a non compete?
Left former employer, thought the non compete was void due to old employer shook hands, wished me well, and knew I was going to work for small competitor. 6 months later, old employer sent new employe... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Unpaid past wages, H1-B employee, employer refuses to pay
Hello, My employer has not paid me salary since Jan. He executed on payroll in March. When I started demanding my salary and told him that I can not continue without pay anymore, he laid me off. Now h... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

can unemployment not pay me now for severeance pay that i will not recieve for two more months
i got laid off at end of year and unemloyment stated that my employer says im getting severance that covers January but i wont get this check until March due to the employer's process so can unemploym... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can a terminated employee now employed with another company be banned by previous company
Employee was terminated by airline contract ground handler and has since been rehired by a Airline contract fueling company that fuels the same airline that employee was terminated from. When the airl... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Can a terminated employee now employed with another company be banned by previous company
Employee was terminated by airline contract ground handler and has since been rehired by a Airline contract fueling company that fuels the same airline that employee was terminated from. When the airl... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Statute of limitation for repayment of relocation bonus
I left a job in WA in just 4 months and my contract states that I will need to repay the prorated remainder of my relocation bonus. How long after I leave can the company ask for the repayment? I flat... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Fired for asking about background check?
I work for a temp agency with a long term contract with a medical lab. I started with them Oct 7 and have a contract that specifies At Will employment. Last week they called the lab manager and told h... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Subcontractor Questions
I am a subcontractor with a company here in MD, i've been working for the company at their client's site for the last 5 weeks now, even though the client pays every week for the services i render, the... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

Owed severance of two months. Company HR person will not respond.
What are my options if I'm owed severance pay after a signed contract and the company HR person will not respond? applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Working with client in CA, Employer in PA,signed Non Compete 7 Years back in MI
I joined a company A which is software consulting firm located in pittsburgh,PA in 2004.I signed a non compete agreement(that time i was living in MI state), before i join to a client of the company A... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Severance being denied, vacation request taken as resignation
Worked for a company for 10 years. Contract was ending 9/30. I had 5 weeks vacation saved up. Put in a vacation request for 10 days, coming back 2 days prior to end of contract to turn in company item... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

2-week notice Pay
I gave my employer a 2-week notice, stating the concern that upon giving the 2-week notice they would walk me. The last day of the pay period they walked me. I still had 6 days left before my final re... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

With Hold Of Servance Pay
MY employer has threaten to with hold my servance pay , because they believe i have company property , I have replied to them i have no such property . How should i pursue this ? Can they withhold pay... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

see above
RE: Non-compete contracts I have read several articles re: non-compete contracts on the internet and their validity after one was fired; however, I am still confused about the state of Texas upholding... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Singled out for paycut
My employer recently cut my pay from $11 to $9 an hour claiming that business was down and he cut my hours too. However even though he claimed that everybody was getting a pay cut, I found out that I ... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Refused to renew employment agreement
Tricky one Non Compete agreement signed in consideration of a compensation rate increase. Every year during review they have us sign new ones last year I refused and threw away because I took pay cut ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Employer's late bonus payment might screw up my unemployment benefits!
I was terminated from my job for reduction in workforce. I have applied for unemployment. I am worried that I won't be getting the top amount allowed by unemployment because of something my employer d... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

If fired by a company, then offered a job back, is the Non-compete still in effect from the first co
I worked with a nightclub company and was a top earner in the year 2009. The first week of 2010, I was let go for no just reason. I waited 2 months before asking for a release from my non-compete clau... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

DOCTOR WITH A NO COMPETE CONTRACT ISSUE.
Mel, I am a chiropractor in Illinois who is an independent contractor within another chiro's office. (I own my patient base he provides space and staff for a 8900/mo fee) Recently I became injured and... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

how to break non compete, that is very restricting
i signed a non compete contract when i was hired by as a hyperbaric technician for a company based out of new york. i work in pennsylvania. the location i currently work at is closing and we are reloc... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Do I have to pay former employer the money they overpaid me?
I put in my two weeks notice at my former job and they asked me to leave and not come back at the end of the day. I got my last paycheck and they say I was overpaid. They will not show me my pay stub ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

issue with non compete agreement
I'm a H1B S/W consultant. My H1B holding company is based in NJ. My company sent me to the client based in PA by subcontracting with middle vendor(prefered vendor). After about an yr, my H1B holding c... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Selective enforcement of non-compete
I am a consultant who left my former employer 8 months ago and began working directly for my client. While at first encouraging, my former employer later learned that my 'opportunity' was for contract... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Conflict Of Interest Fraud & Harrassment
I am an IT contract worker doing work for a public company that has $390 billion in assets. My employer is the staffing agency that has a relationship with the public company as a vendor, seems to me ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Unjust Termination - Legal Action?
I recently accepted a management position in Huntsville AL (an at-will employment state); it required that I move from Colorado Springs, CO. I moved to Huntsville 5 months ago and have been working ha... applies to Alabama  ·  1 answer

job elimination notice
My husband received a Power Point presention with a new company structure(without names). He was told to apply for a new position without pay information. He has a 1 year no-compete for 1 year's salar... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

How do non-solicitation agreements apply to terminated employees.
Suppose two companies (in Texas) have a contract for the exchange of services that includes a clause that prohibits each party from soliciting the other's employees for one year after the agreement is... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Is an offer letter considered a contract?
I have an Amendment to Offer of Employment, signed by a Human Resources Manager that reads, in part, "Based on the employment negotiations for your position, you have been credited with nine years of ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Coworkers that work longer hours for free is making it difficult for my job security.
Is it legal for other contract coworkers to work in excess of 40 hours a week but only turn in (and get paid for) 40 hours a week? I ask this because I only work the hours I am supose to be paid for. ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can dentist A sue dentist B if I an office worker went to work for dentist B
My wife works for a dentist A who has employed another dentist B who signed a non compete contract. The dentist B will be starting her own practice. I have not signed a non compete contract since I am... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Can a company make me pay back relocation expenses if I have not signed a contract
I have been working at my present job for almost 2.5 years. The company has a good relocation package, and another that is even better for existing employees transferring to another company location. ... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

Enforceability of Non Compete contract
I have worked in the retail automotive industry for twenty five years, two years ago and out of desperation due to the economy, I took a job in "middle management" at a local dealership. The duties an... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Severence rehired and fired
i worked for ABC Sliced Bread in S.F. Ca. I am a member of Teamsters Union. About 5 weeks ago the plant i worked in closed. On the last day we were given all the pay we had coming except the severence... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can the employer sue?
Can an employer sue an employee for loss of business due to an employees negligence? The employee was not being supervised at the time, despite the employee being new / a trainee. The employee was at-... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Implied Contract Exceptions - Texas Examples?
My California-based company announced that they were shutting down our Texas facility. Two VPs come in later and indicate that Texas R&D will remain indefinitely - that is was only the manufacturing f... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

what are my chances of being my contract being upheld?
applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

is non compete valid if an H1B is kept illegally unpaid. ?
I am on H1B visa and have a non compete contract with the middle layer company, and also with the company holding my visa. After the contract with the end client was over, my company suddenly stopped ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

H1-B - Non Compete Clause
Hi Mel, I am on an H-1B and recently transferred my H-1B visa to some other company,but kept the same middle man and the client.My previous parent company based in New Jersey filed a lawsuit against m... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can I sue for a breached settlement agreement? The check bounced.
I originally signed a settlement agreement with my former employer not to litigate claims against the company. The settlement agreement was signed by myself and the company. A check was issued on the ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Job Offer Contract
I was offered a position that was a promotion in my current company but because of special rules during a recent merger was told by hiring manager (senior executive) that I would have to take a latera... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can an employer make you use vacation time for Dr.s appts. for a child?
I work for a small practice pediatric office. My employer did away with our sick leave which is fine. Now my employer is making us use our vacation time for a requested day off even if its to take our... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Employer Agreement
I have signed up 18 agreement with my employer which says" In the event Employee : 1) fails to report for training, or assignment; 2) terminates Employee's relationship or services with XXX during the... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

employment at will when the employee quits
Most questions about at-will employment talk about firing people. My question is about quitting. I just quit my job this morning. In the contract I signed last spring, it states that I have to give on... applies to Vermont  ·  2 answers

Can I work for another contract rehab agency & be placed at the same location as my current agency?
I am currently working for a Contract Rehab Services agency that is based in MA as a Contract PT. They placed me in a facility in E. Providence. Originally I was supposed to be doing Early interventio... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

FMLA discrimination?
After 3 years of being on intermittant FMLA, my employer says that I must get a separate certification for each doctor I see. I have a permanent condition that requires that I see a few doctors. This ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Why are they giving me a good deal?
Hi, I am getting laid off at the end of August. My division was eliminated in January and most were laid off. My employer said that they would try to find another job within the company but none reall... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

no pay and she pays no taxes
My ex-employer didn't pay us on time and when I quit I had a very difficult time getting my pay. She still owes me from a month and a half ago that she should have paid me a month ago. Is that against... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Draw against commission payback awhen leaving a job?
I am ready to resign from my catering sales position I started on Nov. 1, 2000. The job is not bringing in anywhere near the stated pay potential when I started. At this point my commissions have not ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Where to report an employer who does not pay wages
Where do you report an employer who knowingly pays you on an account that does not have funds in it. I have filed a claim with the Labor Commissioner, but I'd like to report him to whoever will listen... applies to California  ·  1 answer

How your severence pay is paid to you.
My question does the employer have the right to withhold your severence until they want to pay you. Do they have the right to make installments to you on your severence pay. applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

No assistance regarding incorrect payment of City Taxes
I work for company A. They contract company B for human resources and payroll. Company B has forwarded in error city taxes since employment. I thought this was correct until they removed the tax at th... applies to Delaware  ·  0 answers

Non compete questions, 3.
1. Does the employer have the right to introduce a non compete contract on employees after their hire date? 2. If the employee had been terminated for not signing the non compete, would they have been... applies to Rhode Island  ·  0 answers

I signed a non compete contract will i be able to break it
When I started at my salon my boss hired me in to temporarly reception an advanced to a stylist. He made it seem like it was amazing money. Fresh out of school and eager to do hair i agreed. Two month... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Pay continued after I left an employer.
I gave my two weeks notice to my (Ohio) employer in mid Oct and left on 10/29. They paid me again on 11/12 and again on 11/28. What should I do? I would imagine I need to pay them back the money, but ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Time clock hours don't count
Our company has a policy of rounding all time clock entries by 10 minutes in their favor. So, all of us could be donating as much as 20 minutes each day to the company. It really becomes a problem whe... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can employer cut my pay 30% after DOL told them to pay back overtime to me?
I contacted DOL and informed them i thought i was a non-exempt employee for the last six years of my employment. They called my employer to request my information. On same day, they called my supervis... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

Federal Employee
I was a Federal Employee (TSA) and after 8 months on the job, I was put on admin leave for a month then terminated. The reason was "unsuitability". They say I "falsified" a document used in the employ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

On disability since Dec 14 2010. Can employer deduct vac pay while on disability
Vacation schedule in place in 2010 for cruise in Feb 2011. Dec 14 had rotator cuff repair and was placed on disability until March 2 when I returned to work on restriction. Employer deducted vac pay f... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

non-compete documentation
Former employees where I worked said they signed a non-compete contract and one is currently being pursued for breaking it. I recently quit and don't remember signing one and have no copies of one in ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Would NOT accepting job offer w/Non-compete prevent me from collecting current unemployment benefits
The position I accepted did not include, nor was there any mention of a non-compete agreement until I was ready to fill out the employment papers. The previous employee in this position told me that h... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can you have a former patient wants to see you again, can they? (non compete)
In my non compete it stated that I cannot "actively persue any of my patients at my new practice (I recently sold my practice and opened another well out of the required 15 mile radius the non compete... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Lay off due to elimination of position
I was laid off because my "position was being eliminated." However, 2 weeks after I left the company, I was told by ex-coworkers that my boss hired someone in my place to perform my same job duties (t... applies to California  ·  2 answers

I need to get out of my Non compete contract to change jobs before the bottom falls out where I'm at
applies to Florida  ·  3 answers

Employer can't meet payroll obligations
I am a salaried professional in a small (less than 10 employees) company (LLC). My employer could only meet 1/2 of the payroll obligations last month (for 2 pay periods) and 0 of the obligation thus f... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

My competition which I never worked for forged my name on a non compete,
I started a business with a partner, we were off to a great start. Our competition was getting pushed out of our area. I recieved a call from my competition yelling at me stating we were in his area, ... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Can a company enforce a noncompete that I was never aware of?
Can a company legally enforce a non compete contract without my knowledge or signature of such an agreement? I still work for the original company but I lost an opportunity at a competitor's business ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can taxes be taken out of severance pay?
I was laid off on 10/3/01. My employer said he would give two months' pay and three months' health benefits, and that he would pay me in the next four paycheck cycles. I have asked for this in writing... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Non-compete issue
I signed a non-compete with my employer. (Most employers in my industry require a non-compete before they hire you) I have learned no trade secrets and have no specialized knowledge of the company. My... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Does a company have a legal duty to enforce their written policies ?
I am an exempt employee in a large engineering corporation. Several months ago I contacted the HR dept. to ask about the company's "open door policy" and in particular, to verify that I would be prote... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

do i have any rights
I was haired by manpower to work for Hitachi I did a great job when my night shift management found out I was Arabic every thing changed I was the last one to take a break I worked 12 hours a night my... applies to California  ·  0 answers

what are my chances of being my contract being upheld?
My former employer could not in time get me transfered somewhere closer to home, i was traveling 175 miles round trip. I got a offer from my current employer who had me sighn a non compete, I have bee... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

non-compete is the geographic region to large?
I signed a non-compete with a former employer that fired me for theft. I did not steal anything but I did upgrade a clients equipment at no charge making sure there was well over 60% profit in the dea... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can an employer choose to pay a w2 employee via 1099 for work that has already been completed?
Can my employer choose to pay me via 1099 for work that had already been completed prior to leaving the company if I had been paid under w2 while still with the company? Also, what is the time frame f... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Do I have a sexual harassment case even though I resigned ?
I resigned from my job as a Loan Officer about a month ago. I had developed a very unique loan program from scratch and once it became successful (after over 3 years) my employer took control of it an... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Deductions in salaried pay
Can an employer make deductions in pay for being a few hours short of 40 per week for salaried employees? Thought it was a weekly pay regardless of actual hours. Full days I'd understand...but 1/2 hou... applies to Minnesota  ·  1 answer

Demotion and pay cut.
As an employer for a county government department, am I allowed to demote a person and reduce their pay at the same time? applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

I need a recommendation for a lawyer in Kansas to review a non-compete contract I have signed.
applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

Can my boss prorate vaction days to one a month.
After working for an employer for seven years and start a new year can my employer prorate my vacation days to one day per month and have no contract to do this or am I entiteled to take my vacation d... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Non compete contract for Timeshare sales
I am a licensed Real Estate Agent and was working as a Independant contractor, even tho I was required to go to the store M-F 9-5 , I received a bi weekly "salery" plus commissions. I signed a non com... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can a former employer enforce a non-compete?
My former employer is involved in standardized test preparation -- SAT, GMAT, and LSAT. While I was an employee there, I worked exclusively writing GMAT math questions. If I go teach LSAT for another ... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

non-compete VS firm offering illegal services
I am a drafter/CAD operator. I started with a new company, although I had a non-compete clause with my former employer, an engineering/surveying firm which stated I could not work for a competing firm... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

wrongful termination,retaliation and misrepersantation of union
first, i am a union member. next, one morning i was dispatched to my employers shop, after i arrived i was greeted by a project manager with my last paycheck and told the company was letting me go, i ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can an employer decrease your rate of pay for stepping down when no raise was given?
I willingly and voluntarily took a position without getting the increase for the position. Then several years later I decided to step down from that position, and my employer decreased my rate of pay ... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

My Employer claims I wasn't doing my job correctly and wants to cut my pay from 13/an hour to 9/
My employer has explained to me that I have been doing many things wrong for quit some time now, she has hired someone else as well to work in the office with me, who is i am assuming taking over what... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

Allocation of Severance pay
I am receiving Severance Pay from my employer over a period of weeks. I am being denied unemployment benefits because of the severance pay. When I questioned the Unemployment office the said that my e... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

do you practice law in mass?
I had been harrassed by a coworker for about a year and then one day she had really pushed me over the edge with making an extremely demeaning comment to me infront of a employee from another company ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Non-compete with dissolved, but sold
I signed a 6 month non-compete with a Manufacturer's Rep Firm. I have been terminated because the assets and commissions due to be paid have been sold to a competing Rep firm and the corporation I sig... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Can one obtain unemployment if the past company they worked for did not pay into unemployment
Worked for a nonfor profit daycare for two years and the company did/does not pay into unemployment insurance but I found a new job that does pay into unemployment, but then got laid off from that, th... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

wage payment
My husband owns a computer software consulting firm in Texas. He has a contractor at a profitable company in Dallas. This client has not paid his consulting company in 4 months, therefore, the contrac... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

How to collect against non-payment of invoices from work performed
I worked as an Independent Contractor for a company in Silicon Valley from end of November until end of April. The last month of April they have not paid me for the work performed and agree that I sho... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Can I, after five employed be required to sign a non-compete contract.
Be let go the next morning and loss all my clients? applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Two pay cuts within a year
I was making $20/hr and took a $2 pay cut about 8mos ago and just last friday (7-9-2010) i and other employees were confronted with $4/hr or more in pay cuts. Most accepted right away, but i didn't an... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Jurisdiction in a non-compete
Hi. I just got blindsided by a company I reped for for 14 years. They basically just sent out a mass email to everyone saying I was terminated and not to talk to me anymore. That's the first I heard. ... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

Is there any way out of a non-compete when employer purposely hires employees and spreads out work?
I teach private music lessons & am paid per student. I was told when I stated my job that I would have to sign a non-compete for a five mile radius. I thought this was ok, so I agreed. When time came ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Existing employees relocated then laid off 4-months later
Let me first give you my situation. I worked at a company's Salt Lake City office for two and a half years and then the company closed that office. Continued employment was offered to all the employee... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

rescinded employment offer and retracted resignation
I accepted an employment offer in writing from a company that has rescinded that offer because they now have a hiring freeze. I have already given a verbal resignation to my current employer. Under a ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

non-compete and returning as an independent contractor
Recently, I was terminated from my long term job because of a contract dispute. After a few months, the company asked me back as an independent contractor for more compensation than the previous emplo... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

are claims of violation of FMLA grievable to the end under union contract?
I was laid off wrongfully while under FMLA. My union agrees and filed multiple grievances, including FLMA violation (the union, not myself, is listed as the grievant). I want to fight this with an att... applies to California  ·  2 answers

If employer promises increase in wage
Is it leagal for an employer to promise an increase in pay because of a new position, and then not give the increase and advise employees that they will now be doing the work of what it used to take 3... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

i notice employer has recently change their severance pay to a reduced weeks
Can i sue the employer if they have reduced their severance pay to a comparatively less than before? those who got let go received more compare to the future laid off... can i sue? applies to California  ·  0 answers

Are school bus drivers elgible for overtime compensation under Ohio law?
I work at a school as a contract bus driver. Must point out, wer are not a unionized operation. Our base route is approximately 15 hours per week. We have senior drivers who take an additional contrac... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Changing vacation after prerequisite worked/absorbing a year's vacation
The company I work for has in it's employee handbook stated that after working a year and one day of the next, the employee will have so many weeks of vacation available to them (amount dependant apon... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

is it unlawful to pay an employer to offer a job and hire someone?
I am afraid that the job offer I've rec'd and accepted is actually someone who has offered to pay this employer (an annual salary amount) to hire me. No proof, and can't really ask the prospective emp... applies to New Mexico  ·  0 answers

Can an employer require an employee to pay for a mistake ordering custom furniture?
An order for some furniture was placed. The wrong material was specified on order, and when the furniture came in, the customer rejected order. Employer wants to make employee pay for the furniture be... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Are initial severance pay offers typically what employers expect to pay?
My employer has offered me a severance package to resolve a dispute at work. It wasn't negotiated, they simply made an offer. Do companies normally expect to pay more than their initial offer? applies to California  ·  2 answers

Can my employer change my rate of pay?
When I first hired I was given paperwork saying my company would pay be $40,000 per year. After my sixth month review (Note I was hired in Jan., and my 6 month review was done in Oct), they said they ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Relocation reimbursement not paid and employment terminated
I had a question on relocation reimbursement. My employer had offered me a job and the offer letter had the following two items a) A two year contract (no termination penalty though) b) A sign-on bonu... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

Employer shuts down; won't pay workers what is owed.
On Jan 13, 2006, my father along with his co-workers were told they had 30 min to gather their belongings and vacate the premises - the plant was closing. None of those employees, my father included, ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Employer threatening to sue employee for not fullfilling responsibilities
My duaghter is a dental hygienist who recently changed jobs and gave 2 wks. notice. although she stated that she would be available to work several weekends in the upcoming months, her new employment ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can my previous employer put my pay to minimum wage on my las check when i make more than that ?
My employer when i was let go gave me my last check and my pay was down to minimum wage i hope this is illegal. applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

is it legal for employers to not pay vacation pay after quitting
I have worked for a condo in palm beach for about 3 years, i have givin 2 weeks notice, at the end of this i asked my boss about my vaction pay, which is 40 hours now , she told me she doesnt have to ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Am I owed wages for the duration of my 90-day probationary period when I was let go after a month?
I left an existing job to take a new job with another company. Although there was no employment contract, I was told that my employment was subject to a 90-day probationary period. My supervisor was v... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Client/Employer purchased my credit report without my permission
I'm a software contractor. Three days after beginning a contract the client called me into their office and asked me to explain some negatives on my credit report that were over 3 years old. Do I have... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

docking pay for late clock in
Dear MEL, I have two questions. I am employed by a small company (employing approximately 30 people) and they have recently enacted a new late policy. The policy is as follows; If an employee is one m... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Unemployable in a business I 've done for 18 yrs. because of a non compete
Are non compete's legal in the state of Arizona? I have been let go from previous employer and now want to start my own co. I am unemployable for 8 months according to my contract in the pool industry... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

non-compete
I am facing a lawsuit b/c I went to work for a competitor, after I got fired, and I had signed a Non-Compete Clause at my prior job. I am not sure how enforceable those are in TX. I did not take any c... applies to Texas  ·  5 answers

Can my employer terminate my Medical Benefits while I'm on Short Term Disability?
I was hospitalized from 2/25/11 - 3/31/11 for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. I was put into a medically induced coma for 10 days & lost most of my muscles. I was incapacitated & sent to inpatien... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Missing last paycheck from a law office
My last paycheck from my employer was witheld for some unknown reason. When my boss fired me on 10/3 he told me that 10/5 would be my last day of employment. My wages for that week were never paid. Wh... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What remedies should I consider re my former employer not paying contracted severance pay?
Our employer offered an early retirement incentive plan, which included severance pay offered on a sliding scale, based on years of employment. Agreements were signed, and the exit interview form spec... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Ohio Unemployment rule for 401k & Vacation Pay
I was laid off two weeks ago and have my approved waiting week for unemployment. My employer is just now giving me my 3 days of vacation pay. In Ohio will I be denied unemployment compensation for the... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

On STD but no paycheck for 7 weeks
My husband has chronic back pain/sciatica. His employer started having "morning stretching & exercising" for employees before starting their shift. It had already been voiced to his supervisors and be... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Severance Pay vs. Vacation pay
I was laid off and given severence pay. A few days later I contact payroll to inquire about my vacation pay. They told me I don't get paid for vacation time left over. I then filed a claim with the st... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Problem with my private employer
Hi, I am currently having a problem with my employer. I work for a private construction crew that is run by 3 people in the same family. I am owed payments that date from as far back to 10/04/06 to 11... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Giving out pay raises then laying people off
Is an employer permitted to give out pay raises and promotions and then lay employees off? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

VACATION PAY
MY EMPLOYER TOOK AWAY MY VACATION PAY WICH IS AROUND 2 WEEKS OR BETTER I DO STILL WORK THERE I WANTED TO KNOW IF HE IS ALOUD TO DO THAT AND AM IM ENTILTED TO THAT THANK YOU AND I HOPE THAT U ANSWER ME... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Does telecommuting from Arkansas to TX office obligate the employer to register inAR and pay AR tax?
I am an employee who relocated to Arkansas and telecommutes to the Texas office daily. I use no corporate equipment (only my personal computer) and I work from home (no office in Arkansas). I do not s... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

can my employer fire me?
can an empolyer force you to take a promotion. my boss wants me to take the manager position at his store but i dont want that kind of responsibility for a only a 2 dollar pay raise. i currently make ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

The Employer claimed its mistake, not racial discrimination
The employer denied of racial discrimination and the employer claimed that was the mistake on its part; however, the employer agreed to pay very very very small amount of money to the charging party, ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

If I was overpaid by my employer do I have to pay back the amount they over paid plus taxes?
I was overpaid in June, our payroll person realized it in August. I realize I am to pay the amount back that I received but, she is charging me for the taxes. That is money that I never saw. Is it rig... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Can my previous employer make me pay for use of a company vehicle?
My previous employer gave me a $5,000/year raise. With that we bought a car for my use. The loan was in the employers name and I made bi-weekly payments from my pay. I paid the loan from my salary for... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Is the non-compete I signed enforceable?
I recently joined an IT company (still in my 90 day probationary period), and I wish to go to work as a full-time employee for one of my company's customers. Reasons: My current company has recently c... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Payment for unused vacation days in PA
I husband terminated his employment with his last employer in August. When he gave his resignation, he told his employer he wanted to be sure he would receive payment for his unused vacation time. His... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Returned check? Can the employer make you pay if you were the one that accepted it?
My employer has recently instated a new policy on our acceptance of checks. If the employee accepts a check from a client for goods and services and they don't get a driver's license number and the ch... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

When is Overtime pay at a driving school required?
I am employed by a commercial driving school that has 15 employees. We instruct the students in classroom and in the car behind -the -wheel. My question pertains to overtime pay. At what point am I en... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can an former employer dissuade another employer from hiring an employee that has resigned?
I have reason to believe and evidence to support the theory that my former employer ("Past") is attempting to dissuade an interested employer ("Prospective") from hiring me. The relationship between t... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Guaranteed hours not paid in severance
When hired by my former employer my offer letter stated that my pay would be based on a 50-hour workweek. Paid 40 hours of normal time and 10 hours of over (1.5) time. In addition any hours over 50 th... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can my employer convert all stff to Exempt to cut out our overtime?
Hello, I am an employee of a small Houston based oilfield company. I have read all about FSLA and still have questions. My employer is switching all office staff over to Exempt from Non Exempt status.... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

If an employer asks you to step down from a leadership position can they legally reduce your pay?
I know someone who may be in this situation in the near future because a Supervisor has it in for them. Trying to get some facts on whether or not they can reduce their pay in this action takes place.... applies to Arkansas  ·  0 answers

Non-compete sales related
I think I signed a non-compete with my employer. I work in sales and have held (3) different territory positions North East Chicago, Northern IN and Southwest MI, and 11 key accounts in MI,IL, NY, PA,... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

forfeiting 1/2 of severance pay if hired by another organizaiton.
My employer has outlined some provisions regarding severance packages. One is that if an employee receiving a severance package is hired by another organization, they will only receive 1/2 of their re... applies to Minnesota  ·  1 answer

Pregnancy discrimination?
I have worked for my employer for 17 1/2 years. After being hit by a car I was put on temporary disability. I was told two weeks later I was getting a 10% pay cut due to the economy even though no one... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Breach of contract
i'm in sales, and i signed an offer letter that stated salary plus commission at 3% with no minimum amount. then my employer comes back stating that i have to get 25,000 a month to bonus. I finally do... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Resignation
I gave my two weeks notice, was asked to leave a few days prior to my last day. According to HR, my last day to work was 9/30/04 instead of 9/18/04. Is my employer supposed to pay me for the full two ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

I was re-employed by the same company. Is the original non-compete valid?
Hello, I was employed by my current company from 1997 until 2004. I left my employer for 2 years, and was then re-hired. The corporation was bought out, and now I am employed under a new LLC. There is... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Worried to be terminated I used racial harassment instead of racial discrimination.
I was a contract worker for Medical manufacturing company for 6 months. I filed a discrimination case against the company through EEOC. The Medical Company denies my allegations and denies that I was ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Any help would be greatly appreciated
If my employer is requiring me to take job related college courses does he 1. Have to pay me? 2. If the class is after I have worked eight hours in one day am I entitled to overtime? 3. Does he have t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

As an employer, once an employee is let go how do we control defamation of our business?
We are a childcare center and recently had to let a teacher, employed at-will, go for the negative work environment she creates and complaints from parents, teachers, and more. Since she has been gone... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can my employer change my contract from 10 month to 12 month? Can I find out what other salaries wer
My new boss has handed down to a few of us that we are 12 month employees now, yet my research/flier states that I was a 10 month employee. There looks to be a mix up after I was hired with Human reso... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is My Employer in Breach of Contract
From December 2008 until January 2012, I worked for Paul Mitchell the School-Jacksonville, a Beauty School. After having worked for them for over two years I was forced to sign a non compete agreement... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete Agreement
Relate to Non-Compete Agreement I am employee for company A, which has placed me for company B thro a contract position. But Company B has put me for actual work at Company C who is a client of Compan... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

If I get paid based on production (per line) am I still entitled to overtime pay?
I have worked for my company for over 2 years and have never gotten paid overtime for working over 40 hours in a week. I always thought this was because I was paid by the line but I have since realize... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Ohio IT non-compete
I accepted a position as a Help Desk/Support technician. I put in my 2 week notice and started work the Monday following my final day at the previous position. 1 week after starting at the new positio... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Estimate legal fees for fighting non compete agreement
I am an executive recruiter. I have a client in Boston and a candidate in Boston. The candidate has a non compete agreement that prevents her from working for a competitor for 18 months after she left... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Past employer paid me too much severnece pay by mistake and now want it back,
I was let go last March and agreed to roughly 6 months of severance pay. The past employer overpaid me initally back in March, over 7 months ago, and they just caught their mistake and now are demandi... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Contract say I can complete but must repay % of previous billed revenue?
I am an IT consultant who has recently left my employer after 5 and a half years due to an unhealthy work environment (working 6+ days a week, 12+ hours a day). I have been working in the industry for... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

County Agency wrongful denial of FMLA
The county agency I work for has a habit of denying FMLA (it appears for people they don't like) for good reasons. One person was forced out because he had diabities. His FMLA was denied for this. The... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is it legal for an Employer to make someone sign a Payroll Deduction form to pay an on going bill?
My girlfriend works for a vet clinic here locally. They allow workers to have accounts and they only pay for half of the procudes its a half price thing. My girlfriends bill is $370 and there is no ti... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Part time worker not picking up extra shifts, implied termination
Hello, I had a question about my wife's part time job. She is currently a nurse in an assisted living facility. She works a position called the Baylor shift. She works saturday and sunday 7 pm to 7 am... applies to New Hampshire  ·  0 answers

Non-compete invoked by one subcontractor against another
I'm currently under contract to a subcontractor, who pays my salary, and 1/2 health benefits, to provide tech support for a company (heretofore referred as the client.) The client is moving operations... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can my employer pay severance to my coworker but not to me?
My coworker received a severance pay when he was laid off a month ago. I was laid off last week and received none. I have been working longer than him. Can my employer choose to whom they give severan... applies to Rhode Island  ·  1 answer

Withholding Two Weeks Pay
I just started working for a company and was informed that that they withhold my first two weeks pay. They can "loan" it to me, but I would have to pay it back and it would be deducted from my net pay... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Withholding 100% of my pay!
Employer over paid me by $29,000 gross this year. They have stated that I either pay 100% of net amount in 7 days or they will withhold 100% of my pay util they recoup the gross amount. Is it legal fo... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

Commission Deduction
Can an employer 3 days before a pay period tell the employee that they are going to take a certain amount off on each commission deal simply because they dont want to pay that high of commission on ea... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

No compensation or employer signature on our forced non-compete, is it valid?
6 months after full time employment began, I was provided a non-compete agreement, forced to sign it, there was no signature by the employer and no compensation provided to sign. 2 months later I was ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Can an employer force me to take a whole day off when I only need a half day?
My wife's employer will no longer allow her to work a half day (after switching to exempt status), as in, doc her paid time off (or pay if no PTO left). For example, we have family that lives out of s... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

vacation pay after lay off
My company recently laid off two employees. What are the laws concerning vacation pay in Pennsylvania? Are they entitled to the vacation pay for any vacation that they have not taken? If so, how long ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

CAN MY EMPLOYER FIRE 100'S OF PEOPLE RIGHT BEFORE THE BUSINESS CLOSES TO AVOID PAYING UNEMPLOYMENT?
I work for a billion dollar company we are paid hourly. The company I work for has a few different contracts (departments) like a beauty dept, a cell phone dept. within the same building. There were 4... applies to Iowa  ·  1 answer

Was My Relocation Agreement Voided
I signed a relocation agreement but then left the company due to many other circumstances. In the agreement it states: "If Executive is required to reimburse COMPANY pursuant to this Agreement,Executi... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Commissions due after Voluntarily leaving job
Greetings, I am a software sales person who left my prior employer voluntarily Jan 1st of 2004. At the time I left my previous employer owed me approx 13,000.00 in commissions earned. After leaving th... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Having it both ways....
I am a teacher for a local community college vocational school. I am salaried, and exempt. I rarely work less than 55 hours per week, and some weeks have worked in excess of 70 hours. My employer has ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

My employer offered 2 weeks severance upon release. The offer was rescinded 2 weeks later.
The pay was removed from my bank account on October 2. The pay went in on October 1. I received a letter October 3 (letter dated Oct. 2)stating the employer was missing information that had been under... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

Should a non-discretionary (pro-rated) bonus, based solely on my performance, be paid upon leaving?
I receive a base salary and an incentive bonus (20% of collections of everything over a set threshold, based solely upon my performance). Some people I work with just receive a percentage of collectio... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

non compete in medical field
I am offered a job in Va as a physician. What do I do with a non compete clause in the contract? Thank you applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

At Will - Noncompete
I signed a non compete after working for my employer for 8 years. I used to be straight commission and he switched me to base salary to entice me to sign the non compete. After 6 months with no notice... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Offer Letter / STD
I've been working at the Tribune for nearly 4 years now, but less than 2 as an "employee". When I was offered a job as an employee, it was for $30k less than I was making as a consultant, but they off... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Employment contracts - will it protect me?
Under what scenario would you recommend an employment contract? What protection does this provide for the employee? applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Is an employer obligated to pay an employee vacation pay when they give two week notice?
An employee gave two week notice and then did not show up for work the last week. Is the employer obligated to pay the employee for the vacation time they had? This employee was a part-time employee n... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

is my employer required to pay overtime when I am work reduced?
I work a 10 hour alternative schedule in a hospital. When I am work reduced after working 8 hours, isn't my employer required by law to pay me time and a half for the remaining 2 hours? If so how do I... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Non Compete on the table after 2 years employeed
I have been employeed for the same company for 2 years and have never signed any non-compete contracts. At my 2 year mark after my employer finally had seen how valuable I had become to his company he... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Competition without any non-compete clause
Dear Mel: I have worked for a local computer repair company for about 8 months. I never signed a non-competition agreement of any kind. My former boss kept demanding that I buy him out as he has moved... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Non-compete
In Florida, if you are fired, or layed off is a non-compete contract still valid? applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Unappropriated behavior out of working hours
Dear team, I want to kindly ask you for advice, how to handle situation , in which me employer (well known international company) start investigation about me, without my involvement, in case of unapp... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

The Union has delayed my grievance process since 4/2012 and we still have not gone to arbitration.
I have been working with my union since 3/12 the Employer has not followed the MOU or the Grievance process the union is also in process for new contract and keeps delaying arbitration even though I h... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Sign a non-compete or be terminated
Is it legal in the state of Florida for an employer to fire an employee for refusing to sign a non-compete form? I have worked for this company a year and now they are all but threatening to to fire m... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

non compete
Does a diver cleaning boat bottoms carry trade secrets that will substantiate pursuit of a non compete contract? My x employer paid me hourly under 30 hours for supposed training, however i paid for t... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Severance pay for some, but not all - Fair or Unfair?
I was recently laid off after nearly 8 years with my former company. I did not receive any severance pay, and I understand that it is not a right to receive it. I am concerned, however, that other emp... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Employment contract, "Loyalty" clause
An employer offer letter I've received has a section titled "DUTY OF LOYALTY DURING EMPLOYMENT". "I understand .. my employment requires my full attention and effort [...] I will not engage in any bus... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

employer avoiding paying my vac. pay..won't give me an answer
my employer is avoiding paying me one day of vacation pay that i took. my check was to have it included 2 paychecks ago. i have called the human resources hotline since our co. had relocated payroll d... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Not receiving pay for work performed
Hello, I was working as an at-home call center rep from 1-8-2008 through 2-1-2008. I quit the job on 2-3-2008 for reasons I can explain later...they were justifiable. Two pay periods went by and I nev... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Minimum employment tenure & medical insurance contribution
Hi, I work in NY state office. My employer had contract with me saying that I should work for atleast 18 months. The reason for that is he said that the project is 18 months and so he has to make sure... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Terminated due to affair
I was a contract worker at an agency. My boss was the director. My boss and I had an affair. When HIS supervisor found out, I was terminated from my position due to "unprofessional behavior". My boss ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Contract Violations - Discrimination
What are the statute of limitations for sex discrimination, copyright infringement, and theft of intellectual property - Thanks - Karen applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Getting copy of non-compete agreement after being fired.
I have recently been fired. I did sign a non-compete agreement as was required in order to retain my position at that time, but I never received a copy of that contract from the employer. After being ... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

What is my recourse for non-payment of wages?
I have an employment contract with my employer (who is a start up company) that states my base salary will be increased effective 11-1-00. To date, January 19, 2001, I still have not been paid this mo... applies to California  ·  1 answer

job title and pay
Is it legal for an employer to pay a long term employee with a good employment record 20-30 percent less than others with the same job title, responsibilities, and equivalent time in the same type of ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Pay while voting
Does a employer have to pay a employee while that employee is voting in a general election? Does this effect both Salary and Non-Salaried employees? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is my employer required to pay residual commission while on FMLA leave?
I am compensated by a salary and residual commission. I am taking FMLA and will be returning back to work. I understand my employer is not required to pay my salary, but what about my residual commiss... applies to Washington  ·  1 answer

Can employer (a government entity) change rate of pay and still require my daughter to do same work?
My daughter and a couple of her friends were hired by the mayor of a local village at $8 per hour. At the March meeting, the Village Board decided to raise the pay to $15/hour effective May 1. This is... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can I sue a former 1099 for taking trade secrets from me?
Former 1099 took client information before contract was terminated and has since opened his own business. How do I go about legally pursuing him? applies to California  ·  1 answer

non-compete
I have a non compete contract with --- and i resigned and went to work for a diffrent firm eveyone i speak to tells me that since i didnot get anything when i signed that it is not enforceable what is... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can I collect unemployment if my employer repeatedly did not pay me in full on the regular payday?
I have already filed a claim with unemployment in PA after I quit my job. I am waiting to hear their determination. In the questionaire, I cited multiple dates over a four month period of paydays that... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  4 answers

Wrongful Termination?
My mother, who worked as a housekeeper for HealthCare Services, recently got terminated for not signing a contract with her employer. My mother, who only has an 8th grade education asked her employer ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can an employer deduct one persons pay from another employee
I am employed as an air conditioning technician servicing apartments in the Sacramento area. There are two technicians assigned to each complex and one assistant provided by the company. The techs rec... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can my former employer use my vacation pay as sick days for being out ill
It was determined by my doctor I contracted a Super Bacterial Infection and was sent home with medications and had a fever of 102 degrees.I was out for 4 days that Saturday I was told not to come back... applies to Rhode Island  ·  0 answers

Pay Cut
My employer informed me one day before payday that I was being given a new role and compensation plan. I had worked for 9 days as acting GM and told 1 day before payday my pay would be $2000,00 less a... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Is this non-compete clause applicable to my case
My case Company X used to hold my H1B visa is a consulting Co I got a project through A which presented me to B as his employee, then B presented me to C as his employee,C is prefered vendor to client... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

Subway
I have been experiencing discrimination in the workplace. I called Subway corporate and they said they will not get involved. I was hired on about 1 month ago. When I was hired on I was given the impr... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Non-compete, same client, two temp agencies
I worked for a temporary agency in NY for the same federal client for 5 years. I moved to AZ and found an identical position here with the same federal client, only represented by a different temporar... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

How is my time calculated? Am I entitled to know?
I am a nonexempt employee on a time clock system. Is my employer under any obligation to advise me how my hours are calculated (i.e. how minutes are rounded, when pay is docked, overtime earned, etc.)... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Severance And Final Wage Payment Dute Date
I have s Separation and Release Agreement from a New Jersey corporation which has following paragraphs: 1. Termination Date. Employee acknowledges that his employment with the Company will terminate A... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Can a promotion be revoked after accepted?
To whom it may concern, I recently demostrated my interest for a promotion within my department. Thereafter, I was offered that position, and I verbally accepted. Salary increase (50%) and effective d... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Is it legal to accept a position in client's office, after signing a non-compete?
My husband signed a non-compete statement at the beginning of his employment. He as recently been offered an in-house position by a client. The client will no longer use his current company regardless... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Pay scale changed after inquiry into overtime
Have been working for 3 years at 2 different rates. I travel a lot for this job and the travel is required. Every week I travel overtime from 4-12 hours but I have been refused overtime pay since I ea... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Overtime claim against an employer
I have worked for c contractor for two years that refused to pay to his hourly employees overtime on hours worked over 40 in a work week. Do I have any recourse to collect on the loss of overtime pay ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Withholding pay
My employer told me they are withholding my final paycheck because I have a $1500 phone charge on my office phone over the past 6 months. Why are they just telling me this now and can they legally kee... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Enforcement of non compete
Can an employer do selective non compete I'm an employee for a consulting company and provided programming service for the client on project A. My company moved me out of town to another project. Now ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Same job description w/different job title, less pay, and less benefits
Can an employer hire 2 people to do the same job but have them classified differently where one employee would receive less pay and less benefits? applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Is offer from company considered "comparable employment"
I relocated from CA to take on a senior level position. They offered a lump sum for relocation that has to be paid back if I leave company in 2 years. My senior level position was recently eliminated ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Public Bids
I've recently left a company, where I held a sales position. I did sign a non-compete contract prior to my employment. I recently resigned from my position and have taken a sales manager position with... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Non Compete Agreement in New York ( IT )
Hi, My question is related to Non Compete agreement in NY with IT industry, Here is background & question I have. I am an employee of company (ABC) & I am working as a consultant at company (XYZ) thro... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Severance Package - employer adding rules ?
Yes our contract has been terminated and our company has notified us that our position with them will be terminated. Now they did state they were going to give us a Severance package which is great, b... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Are the details of my non compete clause too restrictive to be enforceable
I work as a Physician Assitant. I have signed a non compete clause that limits my ability to practice within a 40 mile radius for 5 years after I leave my current employer. The contract does not speci... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

Employer will not pay severance
My offer letter states that " If there is a change in business that requires us to terminate your position with Fathom, you will be entitled to receive a severance package of three (3) months salary o... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Jurisdiction Ohio Resident working weekdays in Arkansas
I'm an Ohio resident (8 years, own property, return home each weekend) working in Arkansas 6.5 days per week. I'm a W2 employee of a company that is Headquartered in VA. I was hired and am managed by ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What are my options when my employer refuses to pay company expenses?
I have traveled to many trade shows putting all business expenses on a personal AMEX card. The company has gone through a reorganization. However, now that the reorg is complete, the company is rename... applies to Utah  ·  0 answers

Do you have to sign a non compete after you have been employed with out one signed for 20 years?
My employer is giving me 3 days to sign a non-compete contract. I have been employed with this company for over 20 years. I knew they had these agreements but other employees who signed them were comp... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Pay Cut for No Reason
As of this morning, my wages have been cut by 1/3. This has been done for no other reason than I make more than the other people in my department. I have been with my current employer for over 2 years... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Is non compete invalid if I was never paid for employment?
I need some advice regarding a non-compete contract that I recently signed. I took a job with a company on April 21st and had to sign a non compete contract with them. They made me some intial promise... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

unpaid contract wages
I worked as a contractor for an indepentent oil company. The company closed and they owe me thousands of dollars for my last 1 1/2 months work. Can I file any kind of claim applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

No pay for non-billables
I work for an IT consulting company. Recently, the company changed its policy on compensation. It stated that any time that is not billable will not be compensated. This is tantamount to a huge pay cu... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

non-compete agreement
I was employed by a software consulting firm in Southfield, MI and was placed at client in RTP, NC. I had signed the non compete agreement. I worked at client thru my employer for over 5 year. Last ye... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Non-compete employment issue
After working for my company for roughly 1 year I was forced to sign a non-compete. In brief the non-compete said I can not work in the internet related field for 1 year within a 100 mile radius. Howe... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

I got 4 weeks of Severence pay, when should I apply for Unemployment
I was working for one company till Aug 9th and my new job started only on Sep 16. Then I was let go with Oct 28th being my last day for budget issues. I am getting 4 weeks of severence pay and I had a... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Employment Agreement
I came recently(on 18th Oct2011) to USA on H1B visa, however, i was here in the year 2006,07 and 2008. I went back to India and got transferred my H1B with my current company. While transferring H1B, ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

severance pay to the ex
My husband will be receiving 42 weeks of pay in September when his employer closes the plant. Is his ex wife entitled to receive any of this money if she tried to come after him? They have been divorc... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Do I have an argument for any kind of retribution?
I was hired as a senior manager for a consulting firm of 50 people. The company consists of 47 woman and 3 men. I was subordinate to only the CEO. Everyone in the company has a signed employment at wi... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Sexual Discrimation, Retaliation, Emotion Distress
Good Morning, I work for a Fortune 500 Company located in Menlo Park, California. Last September I transferred into our R&D organization to define a strategy for a fledging market. My boss, what I cal... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Employer refusing to pay earned wages
I worked as a receptionist for a certain company for 2 weeks before quitting to find something better. The pay period is bi weekly and after my first week there, that Monday was their payday. I was ex... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

My company asked me to move to another office. I can not. Should I get servence and unemployment?
April 2011 - My company (located in Berkeley, CA) was acquired. I had worked there for 8 years. June 2011 - the new owners (located in Southern CA) laid off 1/3 of the company with severance. They pai... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Nevada lump sum severance pay
State: Nevada I was recently laid off. I signed an agreement with my employer that includes non-compete, non-disparagement, non-disclosure clauses as well as a waiver to the right to any commissions o... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

time off without pay
i have several medical issues, myemployers knows this and i get severe migraines, i missed work a lot but have always taken it without pay--this time my employers gave me 3 days off without pay and i ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Am I due backed compensation?
I currently work for a company in the construction industry obviously hurting with the current economy. My employer gathered all "salaried" employees and forced us to sign a form "volunteering" to tak... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

what can i do if my off the books employer wont pay me?
i worked for three weeks and have not gotten paid. it seems like my employer is ignoring me. i think they are not paying taxes even though the employer's book keeper said she will need my information ... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Are these pay and overtime errors legal?
While preparing for taxes this year I found out that somehow I have been withheld for 4 dependents. This is incorrect because I only have 1. A few days later on payday my check was short over $50 in o... applies to Alabama  ·  1 answer

They want me to waive any future claims.
In Oct. of 2002 I complained to supv. re: Overtime/comptime. I and the 2 workers I supervised were salaried. All the DOL guidelines say we should not have been. My supervisor was "pissed" and the HR p... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

hourly or contract employment
We are required to be in the office from 8-9am and 4-5pm Mon-Fri and for sales meeting from 1-3:30pm Mondays. If we are late, or miss more than 2 hrs in a day, we are docked percentages of our commiss... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Non-compete
If a non-compete is signed in Indiana, but the non-compete agreement is drafted in the state of California where the company is based, can the contract be enforced since non-competes in CA are illegal... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Severance release signed, but no payment has been sent.
After being fired for a disagreement with my former employer, the HR manager asked me to sign a release agreement in exchange for 10 days severance. HR phoned me to say they received the contract and ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Employer or Agency?
I'm often faced with potential employers who only want my work done as "freelance". The gist of the arrangement is "I'll pay you after I (the employer) get paid". I am aware of the pitfalls of this wi... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Non-competition contract & courts
Do the courts in the state of NY re-draw non-competition contracts they find to be too broad so they can be enforceable or do they simply deem them void? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

noncompete legal?
I recently went for a job interview and got the job, with another company that offers me 1 1/2x the salary that my current employer pays me. My current boss threatened me with saying he will take lega... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

required meetings without pay
I am a college student and I work as a waitress to pay my bills as I further my education. My employer requires that everyone attend one or two meetings twice a month on a Saturday afternoon when the ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Non-payment of promised severance pay
My former employer promised us 2 weeks severance pay on the date of our termination (August 15, 2003). To date, this severance has not been paid. In e-mails he claims they are working on it. Do we hav... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Back pay owed and Termination
I am an at-will employee of a small consulting firm. All 4 employees agreed to defer our compensation when we were operating in the red. I have about $12,000 in back pay salary owed to me that the CEO... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

commission to hourly
I am a tow truck driver in CA. My employer has decided to change numerous policies without notice: 1 - we work for commission when we are on call (weekends & night hours), he is changing us to hourly.... applies to California  ·  1 answer

exemployer will not pay me my Profit Sharing
my ex employer will not pay me my profit sharing that is owed to me. I have the paperwork saying the amount and everything. Please let me know what I need to do to collect this money owed to me. applies to California  ·  1 answer

Vacation Pay
I know that employers are not obligated to pay accrued vacation time at the time of separation and that it hinges on an "agreement between the employer and employee". My question is, what is meant by ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

How long is unemployment aloowed to answer a case request?
I am in the mortgage industry and am required to go to the office full-time weekly. I have done this work for 12+ years and am W-2 but paid by the employer on a percentage basis. Because of the market... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

NO PAY DAY
In the workplace, if you have overtime in one pay period can your boss MAKE you take a day off in the next pay period WITHOUT pay? applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete based on california law
I signed a two year non-compete contract with my former employer. The company was focused in the elctronic manufacturing industry and marketed products through reps and distributor. I was terminated a... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

If an employer changes a bonus structure offered as an agreement of employment, have they breached
I intereviewed with a health company regarding a position which included relocation from Texas to Virginia. They included as part of the offer/ agreement, inclusion of an incentive bonus which was hea... applies to Virginia  ·  1 answer

Is it legal for my employer to keep me from receiving copies for my certificate form my employment f
About a week ago, I started seeking different employment opportunities; I have been working with my current employer for 6 years, and started looking for something else due to need of more money. I wo... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

non-compete in name of old company, not new parent company
I sold my minor stock to my partner. He sold to a larger co. At acquisition,I signed a covenant not to compete with my old co., which , with the acquisition, became a subsidary of the new parent compa... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Do I have vacation pay coming?
I recently gave a 10 day notice to my corporate employer that I was leaving for another job. I have been told it states in our handbook that if I do not give a 14 day notice I am not eligible to recei... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is an employer required to pay vacation pay if exceptions were made to past employees?
I provided a 3 week notice instead of a required 4 week notice at the time of termination. Company stated because I did not provide the adequate required notice, I was not eligible for vacation pay ac... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Can an employer deduct fuel reimbursement from your gross wages?
I worked as an Emergency Roadside Technician using my own vehicle. I was paid $14 per call completed and responsible for my own fuel and vehicle maintenance. The employer had me turn in my fuel receip... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Decrease in pay without knowing pay rate
My husband and the employees at his company were all informed by their owner last Friday 9/25 by letters mailed to each person's home that that was the last day that each person would be on their curr... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What are the consequences?
Hi Mel, Great site you have here - thanks! In the process of being considered for one position, I received an offer for a different position with a different company. I informed the first company of t... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can they change my pay or force me to do dangerous work?
I am a office employee who is made to do several wharehouse job's and maintence work because I am a man. I am am not covered under wharehouse insurance and feel I am in danger of getting hurt. Also my... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Am I an exempt employee or a retail slave?
I am an assistant retail manager in Indiana. According to my employer, I am paid on a salaried basis with half-time supplemental pay for every hour worked over 40. I punch in and out and only recieve ... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Whose responsibility is it work to properly package up the equipment to return to a former employer
I am returning computer equipment and marketing stuff to m andThe company sent a shipping label by email. Fedex and UPS only pick up between hours of 8 am and 8pm so I might have to wait all day, Give... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Can a boss pay employees cash for per deim?
This employer has been paying his employees late (2 wks or more) with cash when payroll checks bounce. Once the payroll checks started bouncing, he started paying per deim in cash. He usually shorts h... applies to California  ·  2 answers

SEVERANCE PAY DISPUTE
I entered in to a severance pay agreement with my former employer. A dispute has arisen regarding company property. The company stopped payment of severance pay. I requested for furnishing of Severanc... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Overtime?
I am an hourly employee. The auto dealership I work for has a policy, which I have never seen, stating that all overtime must be approved by your department's manager. I'm not sure if that policy is l... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

My ex-employer has been complaining about having to pay my unemployment costs after letting me go.
I got laid off from my job and was at first, denied unemployment. I appealed and I won. I am currently receiving benefits and have been contacted by multiple old co-workers that my old boss consistent... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

Suspended? Fired ? Employer refuses to say.
My son was suspended by a major grocer after years of employment & soon after promotion and transfer to another store.He bought a package of an out of code product that was properly marked and discoun... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Employer refusing to pay for overtime wages earned
My employer has bounced back and forth on whether she's going to pay me overtime on a project she made me work on at home. I was hired on an hourly basis, then changed to salaried exempt, and that's w... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Mandatory Overtime for Straight Time Pay
Can an employer require MANDATORY overtime without paying overtime pay (time and a half) because an employee does not have the minimum of 40 hours regular time due to PTO or vacation days in that week... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Employer holding final pay, Unused Vacation pay , and expenses. They agreed to pay these
I was let go by my employer offically on June 19th, they post-dated my termination date to June 2, 2001 but agreed to the following email from HR: XXXX, Inc will compensate you (me) through June 19, 2... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

How can I receive unpaid wages from an employer?
I live in Aurora, IL but I worked for a tutoring company as the "site coordinator". The company is based out of Florida. I set up the operation for them in Aurora, IL. I have emails documenting my pay... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Children and contracts
My 14 year son is wanting to take a job at our condo community. He will be responsible for keeping the laundry room clean and changing the camera's VCR tape.We, the complex and I, need to know if he c... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Exempt employee being paid hourly. Is this legal?
Hello - I am classified as an exempt employee for a professional services firm, computer related. My employer requires me to turn in time sheets for both payroll and billing purposes. If there is a pr... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

severence pay
An employee did not follow proper safety procedures on a "field" job. He was told about this and a disciplinary action form was created and he signed it. Then he threw his keys, company ID, etc. on th... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can my employer sue me over a non-compete agreement
I was hired as a sales manager and signed a non-comptete agreement by my current employer. After 1 year my employer demoted me down to an entry level sales rep with 15 years experience behind me. They... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

Non compete in Ohio law
My husband is a physician who signed a five year contract with a local hospital and after only 2 yrs they initiated the separation (either party could separate w/o cause given 6 months notice). He per... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What are my rights, what is reasonable, and how do I know that I'm not getting screwed?
I was a VP for a small firm (only there for about 3 months) - prior to this, I worked hard for 30 years or so and never had any problems with any employer. After a discussion with my employer last wee... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

Training count as hours worked?
I am an hourly factory employee. My employer is forcing me to go school for further traiing on my days off or after normal work hours. I have 2 questions. 1.Do they have to pay my hourly rate for the ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is it legal for an employer to not pay you for PTO hrs?
My job gave me a 1 week notice that they where closing down. I did not take a vacation all year and was planing to do this in december, however they are closing the doors in november. I have approx. 1... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Employee's Final Pay
I have been unable to get an answer from the State of Ohio on the following two issuesďż˝ Is an employer permitted to make a deduction from an employeeďż˝s final paycheck for company property that has... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

expiration date and change in terms
I am in sales for a local roofing company. I signed a no-compete agreement to continue working for the company. I have since become unhappy with the work environment and want to look for another job b... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

non- compete and stipulated damages v. injunctive relief
I have an employment contract that has a non-compete clause as follows: "During the term of employment, and for two (2) years thereafter, employee shall not directly compete with employer within a fiv... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Negotiating a severance package after layoff
I was laid off from my job at a New York City ad agency last Thursday. I received a severance package offer, and believe it can be improved, or should be; but I understand that employers are not legal... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

If I subcontract labor can I perform the same type of job as the contracted labor?
I need to hire contract labor to take up overflow that I cannot get to. In doing so I was told, under federal law, I cannot perform the same task anymore. True? applies to California  ·  1 answer

If I subcontract labor can I perform the same type of job as the contracted labor?
I need to hire contract labor to take up overflow that I cannot get to. In doing so I was told, under federal law, I cannot perform the same task anymore. True? applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can I receive compensation and damages if I was the only one punished for a new policy?
This occured over three weeks. Week 1, my employer sent out a text message saying the tardiness of the staff will not be tolerated and being late will lead to a one week suspension. Week 2, I was late... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Overpaied by employer
Since the beginning of the year my commision checks were overpaid. This was questioned by myself and others from the sales department and we were told not to worry everything was all right.In may we w... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

If I think I have been misclassified as an independent contractor, what's the best way to proceed?
I am an Ohio resident, and I have worked with a company headquarted in Ohio to provide security services for natural gas wells at locations in Pennsylvania since 9/21 of 2010. As of 8/20/2011, I was c... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

LCA prevailing wages-actual pay
I was here(USA) on student visa and now I'm on H1B visa, my LCA application states I need to be paid or prevailing wages are $46530/year.But my employer pays me only $42000/yr. Now, the problem is, I'... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

What is indirect competition?
Until recently, I had worked as a practitioner for the same employer for a period of ten years. Shortly after my original hire date, I did sign a non-compete agreement which prohibited both "direct an... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  3 answers

Employer Holding final pay check
I terminate from my employer on 1 Oct, he still owes me for about 207 hours ($8000) for work that I performed for him. I have called him and sent him email, but he still hasn't sent my paycheck. How l... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Never Received Salary Promised/Company Sold
I went to work for a new small business company in NYS as Director of Technical Services.I was promised that the first 3 months that I would receive my monthly pay equivalent as stock in the company a... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

what are my options with an employer who has not given me final pay
on the 28th of february, my wife attempted to cash four of my paychecks. there was only enough money in my employers payroll account to cash two of them. my boss had left for the day so I tried to cal... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is it ok to go direct to my ex-employer to ask why my pay was lower before I file with EEOC?
I was assisting a laid off person by my ex-employer to find a job when he told me how much he had made while we both worked at the ex-employers company. I was angry upon learning that my equal coworke... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

As a physical therapist in MA, can a non-compete agreement be enforced against me?
I am a physical therapist who works for a contract company/staffing agency (a company that I am an employee of that provides different temporary work sites). I am paid by this company and am a full ti... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

May an Employer reneig on a signed, executed and paid severance agreement?
My employer (based in Michigan) made the decision to close the plant where I work. they put together a spread sheet with proposed severance agreement and stay on bonus dollars. My last day of work was... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Overpayment of severance pay
I was laid-off in February of 2002 (via Fedex) after working for a company 4 years. The severance package was for two weeks of pay. Since I am over 40, I was given six weeks to sign it. However, befor... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Mandatory use of a company-sponsored program
Hello, Mel- I am a W-2'd, 100% commissioned employee. My employer has an agreement with an outside vendor and we are required to pay for and use their services. Since this was a mandatory, non-negotia... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Is it legal for my employer to change commision structure without telling sales people?
I worked as a car salesman at a local dealer for 9 years. Over the last 3 years i noticed my commisions were going down. I was told by an office employee that our "pack" was raised, when i asked for a... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do I need to give 2weeks notice? if I did not signe anything.
I am a Chief Technologhy Officer. For 6 years now. I work in almost all the department. Software,network, graphic,development and few more. If I want to resign. IN 1 week. They are saying no they need... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Non-Disclosure/Non-Compete Contract
I have been working for a company in Ohio for over 8 years. Recently, they have told all of us we must sign a non-disclosure agreement but it includes not being able to work for customers, suppliers, ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Non-compete prevents me from returning to old employer
This letter concerns a "non-to-compete" agreement I signed with my employer. I have been at my current employer, 3 months. When I was hired, they asked that I sign the agreement and I did. Now I am be... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Do i have recourse?
I didn't know which category to put this in - I'm not sure I have anything that qualifies for anything since its basically just bullying. I've been working for the same company (a very small grocery/d... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Is a company required to pay vacation pay when you leave the job?
I have given my 2 week notice at my job. I am eligible for 1 week paid vacation. Do they have to pay me my vacation pay even though I am leaving this job. applies to Arkansas  ·  0 answers

How is severance pay taxed?
In the agreement they want me to sign they want me to accept all tax liability. If it's considered income shouldn't the corp. pay normal payroll taxes and insurances? How do you get an agreement revie... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can my vacation pay be withheld because i didn't give a 2 week notice?
Employer says it's in the handbook that I have to give a 2 week notice on order to get unused vacation pay. applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Employer having to pay twice......
I am an owner of a company. My employees are responsible for certain policies and procedures of the company. Some of which entail returning product to the manufacturer's for credit and to track this p... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Commissions - are they payable after termination.
With no definition of what happens to commissions after an employee is terminated in their contract, there is no other employees who receive payment of commissions once terminated. Is the precendent e... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Layoff rights
The director of our department presented a 22.5 person layoff proposal to our Board of Commissioners May 15. The Board chose to "stay" the issue until June 13. Since then, upper management has been pr... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Harassment/Retaliation/Discrimination-Forced to stay on job
As a news reporter under contract I find myself in a situation where I'm being retaliated, harrassed and discriminted against at work. I would just leave--- BUT here's the twist- my company WON'T let ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

What can I do?
I have worked for a company for almost three years that does restoration after water or fires. I just got done removing black mold and asbestos from a home that took me and my partner 5 days to do so,... applies to Kentucky  ·  1 answer

Previous company threatening arbitration when new job has nothing to do with previous job
My husband has been working for a company, Florida Pest Control, for over two years. A contract was signed saying he is an at-will employee, and that if he goes to another company that he cannot give ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Previous company threatening arbitration when new job has nothing to do with previous job
To elaborate on the jobs, the previous job is pest control. I spray outside the residence for weeds, moss treatments, irrigation, and control outside pests. The new job is just a lawn company that cut... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

What if I signed a severance agreement, received a check & then they stopped payment on it?
I was notified about termination, signed a severance agreement & received a check for owed wages + 2 weeks severance all on the 17th. On the 22nd the employer stopped payment on check stating I delete... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Alleged overpayment of wages by employer/denial of three paychecks
My employer did not pay me for three recent pay periods, alleging he had overpaid me in the past. I provided him all information proving he had not overpaid me and requested paychecks. He did not pay ... applies to Hawaii  ·  0 answers

severance pay advise
Two of my employees recently told me that they had been offered a better job somewhere else. I told them that I could not match their offer and that I needed to know what they were going to do. They t... applies to California  ·  1 answer

severance/ unemployment
My job was recently eliminated and thus I am now unemployed. I was offered a perty standard severance package. The two questions I have are as follows: 1) Should I have an employment lawyer review the... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Non compete valid if living in a different state from employer
I'm a healthcare consultant living in the state of NC but employed by a company located in CA. I signed a non-compete contract with this Company. However, due to loss of clients, the company is experi... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Unpaid severence balance and broken agreement
I have a severence agreement for 4 weeks pay. In the agreement it is stipulated that I will be paid in 2-monthly payments of $2791.50 beginning January 1, 2009 and ending February 1, 2009. I received ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Where do I need to claim severance pay?
I have just received a severance package from my employer when my job was terminated. I am in the process of filling out financial aid forms to go back to school. Do I have to claim the severance pay ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is it illegal to pay different for exact same job based solely on cost of living differences?
The company I work for was recently bought out by Xerox. All of a sudden, the employees in my city got a big boost in pay. I found out through a supervisor that the reason was that employees in anothe... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Payout of accrued vacation (PTO) time
I gave my employer 2 weeks notice prior to voluntarily leaving the company, but they are saying that they will not payout my accrued PTO time since their policy states that PTO time will be paid out a... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Health Insurance Benefits Terminating
One year ago, while working at my previous place of employment, I contracted an illness (unrelated to the employment). For the past year, I have not worked and have had my treatment covered by the com... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Employer not putting money in IRA?
Hello, I recieved my Simple IRA statement in the mail today 6/10/2010. I have been contributing into this program since 2/3/2010, my pay stubs show I have contributed over 400 into this and my employe... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Do employers have to pay you before a company observed holiday?
I have a friend who works for a company that will be observing Thanksgiving on both Thursday and Friday. The company will be distributing checks out today, Wednesday, however the checks are postdated ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Wrongful discharge & rejection of litgitimate employment application.
After explaining to my relativly new Community Development & Environmental Health director in March 2011 of the "illegal operation" of a "Tattoo/Body Art" establishment that I as an State Registered E... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is it legal to require 30 days notice before resignation?
My wife is about to start a job, but they want her to sign a contract that says she will give them 30 days notice before quitting. She is only a secretary, so she isn't in a hard to replace position. ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Stock option with acceleration upon termination
I have a stock incentive plan, 10.5 months in I am terminated. Would be 25% after 1-year. I think the acceleration part of contract accommodates but wording is tricky. Was told by company I vested/get... applies to California  ·  1 answer

My employer charge me 100% medical premium even though I worked 1 week out of that month.
We pay $25 of our health care premium. I left on maternity leave April 8, 2011 was my last day. I returned to work on June 1. During this time they made me pay for April premium. I understand I would ... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Overtime under pay
I work for a company i am salary base. but if i miss work or have to take off from work they pay me at an hourly wage. plus i have proof where i have worked 90 plus hours in a pay peroid and only got ... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

No notice of termination - Severance Pay?
Hello. I hope that you can answer my question? I was informed at 4.45pm on a Monday 07/25 that I had to be "let go" because finances were tight and they could no longer afford to pay me. I was given n... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I be replaced by replaced by an INS sponsored employee?
I was recently let go for reasons of re-organization and downsize. The position in this area will be filled by a foreigner who is being sponsored by the employer for a work visa. I also have vacation ... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Can I be released from a non compete agreement from an Ohio company?
My employment contract indicates that I was hired as a full time projectr manager. My letter of understanding indicates that based on sales and staffing the company believes that I will be on projects... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

How can I hold them to a promise to provide training?
I'll just list the facts: (a) I worked for a company 7 months as a contractor. And my contract expired and I left. (b) With Y2K coming up fast and desperate for programmers, they offered a full time e... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can an employer reduce pay on some employee but not all?
applies to Rhode Island  ·  0 answers

SEVERANCE PAY
A friend of mine was laid off today and was told not to come back on Monday. The reason is the small business that he works for is cutting costs. They are letting him go with no severance pay or earne... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Severance & Unemployment Benefits
Akron Ohio employer is closing up at 12/31/2006. They are offering one week severance pay for each week of service. How will the receipt of this severance pay impact employees' ability to collect Ohio... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Severance Policey - Descrimination or not?
I work in IT that will probably be outsourced. I would like to know if this is descrimination. I had been employed there for 21 years and due to my pay scale I will receive 1 weeks pay X 16 weeks. Ano... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is it unlawful to retaliate/fire employee who blewwhistle w/o knowledge of companywrogdoing
I was terminated from position on Nov 4th/10 for "not being a goodfit", not understanding my job responsibilities and for telling a Manager ( whom my company has a contract with) that a procedure for ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

FMLA Rules Unclear...
Every few months my employer comes up with new rules re: my intermittent FMLA and I have no clue if the rules are baseless or legit. The latest hidden rule I was told is if I call in and say I'm not f... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Company has no money to pay me
The company I work for is slowing running out of money. The board will not allow the company to file bankruptcy. I was due to be paid the 15th and the 30th of the month. I am one of two employees left... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Emplyer change me from workers comp to Family leave Legal??
I went out on April 23, 2004 on Workers Comp (all paperwork filed)due to injury on job. I have been receiving pay from Workers Comp also. My employer is now telling me that my 12 week deadline is appr... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is FMLA considered being employed?
I received a signing bonus that would have to be repaid if I left the job within a year. Would going on FMLA for 3 months after 9 months of employment and then leaving the job after 12 months satisfy ... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Does an employer have to pay you if you attend a mandatory meeting?
applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

I was laid off from a temp agency and no work was available. Will my non-compete still hold up?
I worked for Job "A" in Tamaqua, a staffing agency of which I signed a non-compete policy which stated I could not work for another staffing agency for up and until a year had transpired after my term... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can employer withoold incentive pay for not agreeing with their incentive plan terms & conditions?
my position is primarily paid through sales & commission plan. Beginning last year the employer requires that we "agree to and sign this document (a terms & condition document) in order to be eligible... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Non-compete & severance
I had worked 10 yrs for a insurance broker. 7 yrs into the job the comapny was acquired - the new company required me to sign a non-compete and paid me $3000 to do so. 3 years later my job was elimina... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

2 weeks notice takes me to accrued vacation
I will be eligible for accrued vacation pay in 2 weeks. I am getting ready to give 2 weeks notice to go to another company. It has been my company's policy NOT to let people finish their 2 weeks. My q... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Leaving job due to company's questionable future.
I am resigning from a company that I feel is in a downward spiral and I have felt (with valid reason) that I would be one to soon be let go. I need to work at some point but need advice on 3 issues...... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

When is severance pay issued when agreed upon by all parties?
I was dismissed from my duties as a library director with 2 weeks severance pay on Sat., May 21, 2005 by a seven-member-board of elected trustees. I called the library today, Wed., May 25 to inquire w... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Compensation Reduction
Employer in Pennsylvania - Employee in Connecticut Salary $63,000 cut to $30,000 without notice, paid bi-monthly - the reduced amount showed up in the bank. A partner is sending $1,000 "make up" check... applies to Connecticut  ·  0 answers

short term disability question...
Can you help me..or at least point me in the right direction? I work for a well known insurance company. I had to leave work, on short term disability, to remedy problems with my right shoulder, carpa... applies to Oklahoma  ·  1 answer

am I entitled to unused vacation pay?
I am a police officer who was injured on duty. I have been off work for the last year and thanks to a village ordinance, have been receiving full wages and benefits while I have been off. Unfortunatel... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

How long must I wait for overtime pay?
How long can an employer withhold payment of overtime? I teach at a college that only pays overload on load once a year. Classes ended a month ago. Overload pay was not included in our next check. The... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Personnel Policy Benefits Being Denied
In my company's written personnel policy that was given to all employees, it states that if there is an involuntary separation due to a reduction in workforce, all full-time employees will be given a ... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

denial of tenure in retalitation for boat-rocking
I've filed a grievance with our local supt. because I was supposed to get a bonus for perfect attendance. They sent a snotty response to me that was procedurally late, but it offered me 1/2 of what I'... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

responding to a TRO
I live in Tampa, but have been sued in Ohio for material breach of a non-compete as stated in the executed contract. I found out on 10/1 that the court has set plaintiff's motion for TRO for 10/6. I h... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Non payment of commissions due me
I have a signed contract to represent a company as a broker. They continue to make late commission payments. I'm supposed to be paid 45 days after months end. EX: January 2004, I'm still waiting for t... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

How to handle a company you are contracted through with they fire you under false reasonings
The employer my spouse works for contracted him to another employer. Last week there was an incident when a fire alarm went off. He was then inform to contact the fire dept and later instructed to dis... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Injured, fired and stiffed. Now what?
I was injured on a construction job, was fired by employer while in the hospital. Employer refused to pay commissions owed. Owner promptly died. Now what? applies to California  ·  1 answer

My employer terminated me and refuses to pay me for twages earned. What can I do?
applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

Non-Compete Question
I have a non-compete agreement in a Right To Work State (Florida). A client of mine has asked me to go work for them (a completely different industry than I am currently in), however, my contract stat... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Must an employeer pay you on time?
My employer has neglected to pay the employees on time twice in the past month and a half, and it is wreaking havoc with my credit score and my bank account. We are supposed to be paid every other Wed... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

wrongfull/illegal termination
I used to work in San Diego at Leaptek(leaptek.com) as an Office Manager. In April of this year, I was told that there was no more money from Shanghai headquarters to pay me and I was let go, with no ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Labor on military base
I work for a pizza buisness that has franchises in wilmington, southport, jacksonville & camp lejeune. My job is cashier. My employer pays me 500.00 (I'm listed as salary) every two weeks. I am requir... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

working 10 days straight, no overtime pay?
my friend works as a pharmacy technician in a retail pharmacy. the employer considers a workweek as friday through the following thursday. she's often scheduled to start work from sunday through tuesd... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can an employer search your belongings without you'r permission?
I am currently working for a fast food chain where the new manager searches our belongings (bags, coats, etc) to see if we are bringing food back home. I have told my manager many times that I do not ... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

non-compete dispute
I recently left a company which made me sign a non-compete contract. Before being offered and excepting a job with my current company, I showed them this and they didn't think it was valid. Now my old... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Parent corporation non compete agreement
I am currently working in a drafting position for a company which is owned by a large parent corporation. I have been there for less than a year and have not had any client contact. I signed a non com... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Severance Pay
I was told about a month ago, that my position will be eliminiated. I keep asking for my lay-off date but they keep dodging me. I work for a non-profit agency and I have seen no literature on serveran... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Is a 28% pay cut (or you can quit) grounds for constructive discharge?
Should I call an employment attorney? My boss informed me I may no longer have the position I occupy with no reference to any performance issues; he just "doesn't want" someone in the job. The job wil... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What can I do if my employer purposely deleted my overtime hours?
My last pay period I worked approximately 87 hours, meaning 7 hours overtime pay. I use an online time clock system to clock in and keep track of my hours. I was reviewing my hours and saw that one of... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Employer fraud
I was recently laid off and collected about 4 weeks of unemployment, which the employer tried to fight. I am now an independent contractor, not collecting unemployment, and want to roll over my 401k t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

pay
My boyfriend works for a company that manufactures lockers. He is a salary employee (not paid overtime) and is required to work a 50 hour week. He is supposedly the office manager but he is not in a p... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination
Recently I discovered that my employer was underpaying me by $492 a month for 18 months. My check is direct deposit and I file the pay stubs without opening the envelope. I notified the owner and the ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Two weeks notice
I recently gave my two weeks notice, my employer told me they would let me go at the end of that week, they did not want to pay me for the holiday shut down. My question is, since I gave two weeks are... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is it legal for an employer to not pay a former employee vacation time that is earned?
applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

direct deposit debit by employer
Hi Mel, My husband left his last job (walked out). He was not officially terminated by the employer. He was on salary and was paid for the last pay period by direct deposit. Then the direct deposit am... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Do they owe me accrued vacation pay
My company is based out of Virginia, hired me to work in Philly, and reside in Philly. I paid all PA and Philly taxes and thus receive unemployment from the state of PA. The state of Virginia does not... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Last Paycheck/Vacation
I gave my former boss 2wks notice to resign..However, on my last day she not only gave me my last paycheck minus 2 day stating she wld give to to me on the next payperiod, but did not pay me my vacati... applies to California  ·  1 answer

who do we contact are we protected
Employees of a 501c corporation are being harassed in the work place by incompetent and perhaps dishonest management. The organization has at least one contract with the city of Miami and does busines... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

What are my rights?
Can my employer cut my pay if they demote me for my ilness?They are trying to say I can not perform my required duties in shipping, even though I have my doctor's release letter saying I can return to... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

If an employer misrepresented job, do I have to pay back moving costs?
I recently took a job as a sr. manager with promise of being promoted to Dir. with in 6 months to a year. When I showed up at work the person who hired me was fired. They placed me under another perso... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Can a daycare require its employees to work overtime for straight pay weekly?
I'm not sure of what the annual gross for the company is and I know a little about the labor laws. The owners do not pay any of their hourly employees overtime for hours over 40 hours. Is this legal f... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Overtime exemptions and job setting
I am a "salaried" reporter in a single-person bureau. No labor contract. I receive no overtime. I file timecards and have them all. I am on the same vacation schedule as all hourly reporters. I do not... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

I was on LTD and was term for a policy violation now they will not pay LTD,
I have been on leave since October 2008. In Oct 2009 the ltd company decided to hold my award because they said that I did not qualify any longer. I appealed and finally won through my emp. I got a le... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Missed payroll in CA
Hello, I work for a small company (40 employees) The boss did not pay wages to any of the employees last pay period due to lack of funds. We also have collection agencies calling at all hours and have... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Have I Libelously Defamed?
My present employer was part owner in my previous employer's company during the time that I feel I have a strong EEOC case for pay discrimination. My present employer and my previous employer are brot... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Withholding of Pay
I was hired into a new position as a Business Development Director. The company I was working with had limited success in the past and they were looking for an established salesperson. The sales cycle... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Company says pay raise on signed document is a "mistake."
I signed a letter acknowledging a pay raise of what was verbally expressed as $0.50. However, the document (signed by the executive director and myself) listed my pay increase at what would equate to ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

I get paid 2 times a month, how is my overtime supposed to be calculated?
My pay period is from the 1st to the 15th and then the 16th to the end of the month. I get paid (hourly rate) on the 7th and the 22nd of each month. How should my overtime be calculated since sometime... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I work in Florida, what are the laws in regards to PTO payout?
I worked for a company that was going through a lot of financial issues. They reduced our work week to 4,8 hours days to save money. I have since found another job and have PTO owed to me. They are no... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Details of a non compete
I have signed a non compete when I sold my business and went to work for the buyer. We are having a wage dispute and I will probably retire. I understand the basic non compete, but If I give advice to... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Is my non-compete binding if I was fired?
I was recently fired from my sales position with a distributor of building materials, and since then two suppliers have approached me to go into business for myself to rep their lines. I signed a cont... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is my company required to pay me accrued vacation time upon leaving?
Hi, I work for a small, privately owned business. I recently put in my 2 weeks notice and was asked to leave at the end of that first week. Does my employer have to pay me for my unused days? I have a... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

AS A EMPLOYER WHEN AM I OBLIGATED TO PAY DRIVE TIME WHEN I FURNISH A COMPANY VEHICLE.
applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

Following my stroke I returned to work but my employer thretened to cut my pay. Is this legal??
applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

Employees not paid by owners for over 2 weeks.
I was working for a company who claimed they did not have the funds to pay their employees. I decided to resign and take a position elsewhere, but am still owed about 1 1/2 weeks worth of pay; as are ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

overtime pay
My employer informed me last October(2001) that my position no longer requires them to pay me overtime. I make no commission, I am no ones supervisor. My position is a parts department counterperson i... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Unpaid wages
A year ago I quit my job because my employer was not paying me on time. I would sometimes wait up to three weeks for a paycheck. So finally I confronted him, nothing was resolved so I then quit. As of... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Back pay/no pay
I was working for a start up company for over 3 years. Money was always tight and we rarley got paid on time. During the end of my employment I went over 2 months without pay, before I left for anothe... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Comparible Offer
My employer is selling our business unit to competitor. They offer a severence package but say that if the purchasing company makes a "comparible offer" in regards to position, pay and distance of tra... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

How do I know I am a full-time employee?
My employer has me as a part-time employee yet for the past year I have been working forty-hours a week. Yet since I am a part-time employee I do not get the benefits of a full-time employee such as v... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Severance pay withholding taxes
My severance pay check's withholding taxes was equivalent to 40% of gross pay. I've searched high and low on internet to get explanation, table, or reasons why it is taxed so high. Can you explain? Th... applies to California  ·  1 answer

demoted, paycut, unemployment, earned vacation time pay
I have several questions. 1)I began working for my employer in 1994 as hourly (punching a clock) plus commissioned sales, I received no pay for sick or personal time. In 1998, I was placed on straight... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

1 month notice for termination of conract
I signed a contarct which says either party can terminate the contract by giving 1 month notice. It also says that I cannot work for their clients for 1 year from the date of termination. This company... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Non-compete without any additional compensation, and broad undefined terms?
My wife was forced to sign a non-compete as part of her contract, however, she was not compensated in any way for it. It is valid if she is not compensated for signing? Additionally, the geographic re... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Pay Docking
My daughter was docked an hour's pay for being five minutes late. Is this legal in Ohio? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Does my employer have to pay me the day after Thanksgiving?
We work in a small office. There are two hourly employees and the doctor here. We are forced to take the day after Thanksgiving as she closes the office. I was told at another employeers office that w... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

loss of severance pay if I accept a position at another place
The preschool that I work for is closing down. They have offered severance pay in writing. The preschool up the street that has agreed to take our children & some of our teachers. It was stated verbal... applies to California  ·  1 answer

My non compete states a period of 18months. I only worked for this company as a 1099 contract employee. I only worked there for 6 months. Can the non-compete really hold true for all 18 months of I only worked there for 6months. The company is worried abo
applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Is a company obligated to pay out accured vacation time at the time of a lay off?
On Tuesday, June 22, 2010 I was let go from Bonnier Corporation. I was a remote employee working from the DC area. I was given severance pay, but was told that Bonnier does not pay out vacation time. ... applies to Virginia  ·  1 answer

2 weeks notice mandatory?
Is it wrong to give only a weeks notice? I have to start a new job in a week or so so I am unable to give two weeks notice. I have not signed a contract. applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is my non compete void if I am asked to do something illegal?
Is my noncompete void if I was asked to be involved in an illegal act in my position. I was asked to sign papers and complete documents that were illegal and I refused. Since then I left a well paying... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

Fight a no compete
I worked for a retail company for seven years. When I started in 1997 I signed a no compete clause. This contract was ammended in 2004 to cover more areas of the country. Later in 2004 I was terminate... applies to Minnesota  ·  1 answer

Question about overtime pay for commercial drivers
Is overtime pay ever required for a commercial driver? I have researched the Motor Carrier Act of 1935 that allows commercial drivers to be exempt, but I am still a little confused. What does Federal ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

I was let go after 18 years with a company
I have many questions and not really sure how to go about asking, I was initially fired for harassment,(verbally)I was not the person that was harassing, but was verbally harassed in front of many emp... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

My employer is reducing my pay a dollar based on two reasons that are untrue, can she do this?
First reason is that I do not do the inventory anymore,and the fact is that I got a dollar raise in July, 2012 and I started the inventory in Nov. 2012. I never got a raise to do inventory. Secondly, ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

fired vs quit
I recently lost my job. My former employer told me that he could no longer afford to pay me and that my position was being eliminated effective immediately and that he would pay me 1 month severance O... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

In Nevada can an employer reduce an employees pay without notice
In Nevada can an employee reduce an employees pay without notice such as the only notification the employee receives is seeing the reduction in their paycheck Example I was receiving ten dollars an ho... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

Can I get my vacation pay?
I resigned from my position. I received final commissions, but no accrued vacation pay. I asked verbally to the owner 3 times and then in writing. I got a pesponse that said that vacation had to be us... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I accept job from employers former client
I am in the IT field and worked for a consulting/staffing company that farms its employees out to other companies. I recenetly left in September 2002 to look for a better employer. When I was hired, I... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Two questions regarding pay.
I have two questions regarding pay where I work. My first question is: At one point, any hourly employee working over 40 hours was paid overtime (time and a half) for any time over 40 hours. In an eff... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Company declining to pay earned commissions after lay off.
I was laid off in July 2001 from a company located in Massachussetts. I had $15K in commissions due to me for sales made. They pay 50% at time of order and 50% when collected. The 15K is for the 2nd 5... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Unions and mergers
I work as a RN in a local community hospital.In Jan 2002 a merger was completed with another local hospital. Now the CEO is telling us that we are part of their exisiting Union.Despite protest from th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is it legal for an employer to switch from hourly to salary with-out the consent of the employee?
The company which I worked for, switched from Hourly to salary so they would not have to pay overtime,without the consent of the employees that were hired on at an hourly rate, also the same company m... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Former employer giving info to 3rd party
I am a loan officer in AZ and recently left one company to go to another. My previous employer has called an appraiser that we have both worked with, and told him many personal lies: What my gross inc... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Bullied by attorney
I recently settled on a Title VII lawsuit. THe contract between my attorney and I was 50% Contigency or hourly rate whichever was higher. Well since settlement came about I was under the assumption he... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I know severance pay isn't mandatory, but.........
After 25 years of service, I am being terminated due to lack of business/income. Although originally told the company was closing, that has changed and the company will continue with only the owners a... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Laid off. Vacation pay policy inconsistent?
If my employer only offers to pay only my 'unused' vacation, but a previous employee was paid their 'accrued' vacation after after a layoff, does the Dept of Labor get involved if I file a claim? What... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Overtime for orientation meeting
If an employee works 37 hours and attends a meeting for 6 hours, are we required to pay him overtime for the 3 hours (40 regular and 3 overtime). All employees had to attend an orientation for 6 hours... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

help - H1B-visa - salary not paid
Hi, I have come to the US on H1-B visa with a consulting firm. When I joined this company in March, I signed an agreement that I would serve the company for 1 year, and not leave them before that. And... applies to Maryland  ·  2 answers

Cut wages, If I quit, do I still get severence?
I am an V.P. of an Ohio based company. Due to lack of funding, everyone in the company was put on a mandatory lay-off for 3 weeks. At that time, it was verbally said that those employees that would go... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Fired, slandered and no money.
I was terminated today and was given the reason that I did not show up for work on Saturday May 27 and Monday May 29 2006 and did not even call in. However, I informed my boss on Thursday the 25th tha... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

non-equal pay rates, based on race
One thing, about the Equal Pay Laws regarding gender as the only disciminatory feature. Is there any other acts or cases even that involve equal pay based on race? If so, I definitely have a case that... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Older contracted workers being replaced by young for less.
My company is forcing myself and others to resign. We have been with the company, average 38 years and more. This is being done by calling us into meetings and saying we are not doing well then threat... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

need a lawyer expert in medical contracts
I am a cardiologist who is planning to leave my group and work with a local hospital..I have bee with my group for 2 and1/2 years.my original contract ended in september, 2002.we never signed a renewa... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do I have any kind of case?
I was terminated from my waitress job for supposed bad comment cards which I never saw or was reprimanded for. I have already filed for unemployment. There are some things too that the employer does t... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Compensation for missed meal breaks.
My job requires that I, and all others in my department, work through their lunch breaks. It's an 8 hour shift with no breaks. I understand that CA Assembly Bill AB 2509 requires an employer to pay 1 ... applies to California  ·  4 answers

vesting period for accued vacation to be payable on termination
I was involuntarily terminated from my position as IT Manager on Jan 8, 2004. I had accrued 38.2 hours of vacation time, and this time is documented on my paystubs. When terminating me, my employer to... applies to California  ·  2 answers

can my employer require me to pay for my benefits while off on fmla due to surgery?
non union government employee applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Are there any exceptions for long term employment to receive severance pay?
I had been working for the same company for over 22 1/2 years and the last 7 years I worked from home doing billing and collections for them. This past September I was laid off due to the company havi... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can I report my employer for not giving me my W2's and not giving me my last paycheck?
I was wondering if there was anything that I can do about my employer, he still hasnt given any of the employee's their W2's and frequently bounces our paychecks, I was recently let go, and even thoug... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

laid off with written guarantee of pay
My husband took a job with a company that had a written agreement with him outlining guarantee pay and other benefits the company offered. After 6 weeks his manager called (who signed the agreement) a... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Employer Filed Bankruptcy, owes me salary, will I get it ?
Hi There, My employer informed my yesterday that they have filed for bankruptcy and unable to pay my due salary for 1 and half months ! I would like to get some advise how to proceed further and will ... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

Cutting duties and salary
I am a salaried female supervisor who works at two facilities. The policy of my employer is to pay a certain percentage over base salary to perform duties at two different facilities. Several years ag... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

severance pay
Is it legal to have an employee keep working as they "close up shop" and be paid their severance pay during that time? Also, when severance pay is offered, is it usually paid in one lump sum or as the... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Fired for not working mutiple weekends in a row.
Can a company fire an employee for not working on the weekend, if that employee is hourly and signed no contract stating that they would work weekends. Reason for not working the weekend was due to ex... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is a non-compete agreement that is missing the employer's signature valid?
About a year ago I was laid off from my job. My employment agreement contained a non-compete section that outlined several restrictions for the first 12 months, and some general restrictions for an ad... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

employer takes back commission earned
I have been employed for the same company as outside sales rep 13 years. We rely on "repeat business every month" Is it legal for my employer to NOT pay me a significant portion of commissions earned ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Employee AND contractor??
I am an employee with my employer withholding taxes on my pay. I started working for this company last May. On February 20 the boss came in with a 1099 and handed it to me. I got a W-2 in January. The... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Severance Pay/Umenployment compensation
I was just laid off/downsized at Underwriters Laboratory. They will pay my bi-monthly salary for 20 weeks. Am I still entitled to unemployment compensations? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

cut in pay legal without notice
I am a auto technician and recently my pay was cut from $19/hr to $18.63 due to recent experation of my certifications. Is the company allowed to do this? I am scheduled to take the tests in Nov. Othe... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Fraudulent Employer
My employer has bounced and stopped payments on several of my checks. To date he owes me $1,200 in wages plus bank fees I've incurred. He is also in violation of the Independent Contractor/Employee th... applies to California  ·  1 answer

How can I get my final pay?
Questions: 1. What do I need to do to, if necessary, enforce payment of the amount due me, which is in excess of $22,000. 2. If it is necessary to retain an attorney, would I be able to collect attorn... applies to Florida  ·  3 answers

Equal Pay Discrimination?
I apologize, but I removed the details in case my employer is lingering around these boards. Thank you everyone for responding. applies to California  ·  1 answer

Vacation pay taken out of final pay check
After 3 months of employment, I became very ill, had emergency surgery and was back to work after missing 3 weeks. When I was given my paycheck (distributed while I was absent) I was told the employer... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

Is it legal for my CEO to decrease pay with out verbal or written warning?
Is it legal for my CEO to decrease pay with out verbal or written warning? On Monday, March 7, 2011 my CEO held a conference meeting with the employees. In the meeting he stated that he may need to de... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Do I have legal recourse?
Upon return to work from FMLA for back surgery, my second day back I was presented with a 30day performance improvement request. The items mentioned in this request also included and stated absenteism... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Does a breach of contract cause the whole agreement to be voided in arbitration?
The owner of my company makes it a practice of going into accounts that the sales people opened and then stopping paying commissions to the sales people. The sales people are commissioned w2 employees... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Contractor to Employee under Non-Compete
I am a contractor in the IT field. I am currently working a contract at a client in Iowa, through a firm in New Jersey. I have worked with the contracting firm a number of times, and one clause is non... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can an employeer not pay owed sick time?
My husband recently had to call in sick for more then the normal amount of time. He did have enough time in his "sick account" for paid time off. His employeer is now telling him that they will not pa... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

How do we pay taxes on severance pay?
We now live in Wisconsin. Two years ago we lived and worked in California. The place closed and we moved. Two days ago we recieved a check from the place and were told it was severance pay. We were al... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Disclosure of deceptive pricing to customers - legal risk to me
I have been working for a former employer as an independent rep. for about 8 mos. I have become very uncomfortable with some of their pricing approaches to my customers, primarily claiming a higher co... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

severance null due to operation/disability???
Severance contract states I must be working on a specific date just been informed by GYN I will be needing a hysterectomy with a normal 2 mos lay up I may NOT be able to BE @ work that specific day. W... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Severance Pay for Part Time employees
With the closing of our plant, we were told we would receive severance pay, one week for each year of service. I started my employment here full time. After the birth of my son, I accepted a part time... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Work remotely. Where do I file for unemployment?
I currently work remotely for a consulting firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. The company that I do my daily work at is in North Carolina. I live in NJ. When my consulting contract ends, where would I file... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

timeliness of paycheck
Do employers have to pay you by a certain time of day? My employer handsout our checks so late, the banks are already closed. applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

should I sue or take the money and run
I work for a large corporation and have worked for them for 22 years, I am 52 years old. Rumor has it some of us may be terminated soon, the company offers severance of 2 weeks per year but you must s... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

severance pay and age discriminations
5 employees were laid off for budget cuts not for work performance. All are 58 years and older. It appears may subcontract our positions to younger employees. No one was let go for cause. Also it ther... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Contract position for 1 year, clause stating may not leave before then
I am thinking about taking a long term temporary position with a staffing company. However, I was told I would have to sign an agreement that I would not leave the position for one year for any other ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is my employer required to hold my job while I am on maternity leave?
I am currently on maternity leave. I have 3 1/2 more weeks left for my maternity leave. I found out my employer posted part of my job online. I work at 2 different nursing homes run by the same owners... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Can your employer make you resign?
I have been at my job 9 months. It is an extremely larger work load than anticipated. I have been writtten up twice. The company has no handbook or contracts. I went to the er on tuesday June 21, 2011... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Severance Package
After 14 years of service, I have been advised that the owner of the PA based company is moving the accounting/office/support to CO. Terminating my job and that of one co-worker. The owner offered me ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is a non-compete valid if the employer breaches the agreement?
As part of a hi-tech development deal, XYC (of which I own 30%) hires me as CTO (administer and develop) at a salary that increases with CPI. As part of emloyment contract, I agree to assign all inven... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Employer fires at will to avoid paying BIG commisions
Can an employer promise (in writing) to pay a 10% commission on sales (expecting salesperson to sell $2 mil) , but when salesperson overachieves to the tune of 15 mil, the employer fires the salespers... applies to California  ·  3 answers

Hiring by state assisted university
Over the past few years, the adminstration of a state-assisted university has repeatedly filled non-bargaining unit, unclassified positions (in other words, adminstrative positions)without an open and... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

severance pay if hired back?
I was offered a severance pay pkg. If I accept employment with the same company but another position, can I keep the severance pay? or only after the date of my termination? Then am I hired back as a ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Non-compete
I am a software consultant and I have been in the country 6 years. I was a on H1B but have gained my green card in 2001. The company that put me out to a client in ILLINOIS that I have been at for the... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

greedy loan officer
I recently got a job as a loan processor for an independent loan officer, I have been there 7 weeks and during that time she has bought homes for herself using other peoples names, created phony docum... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is the non-compete clause in the contract I signed valid and enforceable
I work form home in a full-time salaried position for a research company. They also hire some peers on a project basis. They are moving into an office late this year. My husband moved out of state for... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Unauthorized stoppage of 401K contributions and severance overpayment
I was on a severance plan from my employer. The terms of my severance included continuation of 401K contributions on both my part and my former employer. Due to some sort of "hickup" in the the system... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Do we pay payroll taxes to ex-employee on agreed settlement amount?
We agreed (reluctantly!) to settle a wage claim instead of dragging it out for who knows how long. The agreement is we will pay BOLI $500 a month (that they then turn around and pay the ex-employee)fo... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

Position elimination vs Quitting
My job was eliminated and then I was given a servance package; and now my former employer is denying my unemployment benefits. I was originally getting unemployment benefits, but then 2 months later u... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  4 answers

Unfair severance pay
My Company has a written severance policy that gives two weeks pay for each year of service, the policy was written in 1998. In 1999, my company laid off about 20 people and gave them 30 days notice, ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

last paycheck-education reimbursement
I recentky resigned from my company, and they are considering withholding my last pay check and accrued vaction to cover company sponsored education reimbursement. They are saying that since I did not... applies to California  ·  1 answer

WHAT ARE MY LEGAL RIGHTS ?
I have been working for this company for almost six years. Last year, I was promoted into management and was sent to Illinois Upon my arrival, it was clear that things were not going to work out.I hav... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

How long does an employer have to keep a past employees pay stubs?
We have a former employee requesting payroll information from 11 years ago - our payroll person cannot locate anything on her computer from that long ago - what is the amount of time that an employer ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

still waiting for commission payment....
I was layed off from my company in October. At that time my employer owed me commission for Sept and October. It is now December and I still have not received payment. Is there a law in NY that requir... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Vacation Pay
My former company is denying a vacation pay payment because they claim there is no vacation accrual implied in the employee handbook. However, the wording does stipulate that "upon completion" of spec... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Will a non compete hold up if my employer has changed my compensation several times since ive signed
I signed a non compete when I was being hired. Within the last 3 years my employer has changed my compensaton package (cutting my pay) several times. I have been in my industry my entire working caree... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Getting paid 5 days after pay period, is that legal?
The end of our pay period is on Friday (bi-weekly) we use to get paid that day then it was moved to Monday then to Tuesday and now to Wednesday. We are not getting paid until 5 days after our pay peri... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

can my previous employer withhold my final check?
Hello, I was let go from my job almost three weeks ago and after the pay period ended i have not received my final paycheck. I emailed my previous employer asking about the status of my final paycheck... applies to California  ·  2 answers

see details
I got my last check from employerX and it has my vacation payout and last week of work pay on it. I immediately noticed that it looked less than what i anticipated. They got the vacation pay right, bu... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

please help me !!!!!!!
I am a consultant for a company in maryland and I live in florida. I am owed $ 16,000.00 in wages and expences. I sued the company and now they claim they owe me nothing. I have a contract and bank re... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Is it legal for my CEO to decrease pay with out verbal or written warning?
On Monday, March 7, 2011 my CEO held a conference meeting with the employees. In the meeting he stated that he may need to decrease every ones pay by up to 35%. He also stated that it may be for as lo... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Job Elimination - Severance Pay
My company is moving my department to another state. They have gave us a severance benefit, which provides two weeks of severance pay for each completed year of service, up to a maximum of 26 weeks of... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Company missed payroll.
What can I do to collect wages owed to me? Last week the President of our firm, in a conference call two days before pay day, told all salaried employees of our firm that he was not going to pay us fo... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can my employer cut my pay to minimum wage if I quit
I did not give my 2 weeks notice I was just wondering if it is legal or not to do if its not stated in our employee handbook? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I re-write the non-compete, non-solicit contract myself or do I need an attourney to do it?
We bought an established business which uses independent contractors to carry out our services. We want to update the non-compete and need some help on what is legal in California. We don't want it to... applies to California  ·  2 answers

If im moved to a higher postion that is a higher pay level can they not pay me?
I was moved to customer service and was told that I will get a pay increase from being a cashier. I was told that i will get it after minimum wage increase in jan 1st. I was told after minimum wage in... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

A friend starts selling services you have sold can I give unpaid advice?
I recently left a company that I had a Non-compete and a severance contract. I have a friend that owns a business and the services I used to sell are vertical to his marketplace. If he asks me questio... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Do I Have a Provable Case of Retaliation
I was hired at a youth drug rehab center as a treatment assistant in Oregon. I worked there for 6 months and never had any write-ups, never called in sick, and had one complaint (but ended up getting ... applies to Oregon  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination?
I was recently terminated from a very large California corporation and have been advised that it was wrongful termination. It was an at-will contract, but I feel that my boss (an exec.) retaliated aft... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Forced 401(k) Account from
Dear Sir, I am a self-employed individual that often contracts with large multinational firms. It is becoming increasingly common for these multinational firms to channel your contract agreement throu... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

company defaulted on severance agreement
I have a signed notarized severance agreement with my past employer for 11 weeks pay at my regular hourly rate - benefits & taxes will be taken out as usual and I will be covered by health & dental un... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

My company has paid severance pay, now they are saying it was a mistake
My company has paid severance pay as past practice to all Supervisors/Management. Now they are saying it was a mistake and they will no longer pay it out. What are my rights if I can prove it has been... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

A co-workers unsubstantiated opinion cost me an employment contract
A former co-worker shared his negative opinion of me with a company that had accepted me for employment. Unfortunately, his unsubstantiated opinion cost me an employment contract. I would like to know... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

Severence package signed/bankruptcy possible
I was laid off and I signed my severence package agreement, but the company may be filing for bankruptcy. If I have signed a contract, will they still be obligated to the severence payments even thoug... applies to Minnesota  ·  1 answer

Is my contract valid?
I was almost certain I never signed a covenant not to compete. To be sure, when I got my notice of termination of employment I requested my entire employment file. Including any an all signed contract... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

I lost a company cell phone, can my employer charge me?
So I lost a company phone, when I informed my employer of the loss, he told me I would be forced to pay the full replacement cost of the phone, or face termination. I told Him that I would want a rece... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Concerns before giving two weeks' notice
I have been offered a job via email and have accepted via voicemail and a conversation with an office secretary. However, the person I need to speak to regarding employment details and a contract is o... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can an employer dock our paycheck?
Hello Is it legal for an employer in CA to reduce the hourly rate of an employee that has been calling in sick and having personal issues a bit too often? This is being done for a "probation" period. ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

not able to leave facility on a unpaid break
if your employer doesnot pay you for break can the employer stop you from leaving the facility for you 30minute unpaid break. applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can an employer charge for a loss of a company cell phone
So I lost a company phone (during work hours) when I informed my employer of the loss, he told me I would be forced to pay the full replacement cost of the phone, or face termination. I told Him that ... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

if my boss told me i have to stay at work for 40hrs does he have to pay me 40 hrs.
I get paid by the job not hourly so if I don't have work I'm suppose to sit there without pay or I will get wrote up or let go applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

severance pay and effect on earned income for earned income tax credit
I recently learned that my job was closing our branch. Iwas given a package for a signing bonus and severance pay for 16 weeks. Will my severance pay be considered as earned income for tax purpose. Wi... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

REPAYING A BONUS WHEN LEAVING COMPANY
AM I REQUIRED TO PAY BACK A COMPANY BONUS GIVEN TO ME FOR MOVING EXPENSES. MY COMPANY SAYS THAT IF I LEAVE IT WILL HAVE TO BE PAID BACK. IT WAS BASED ON SALES PROJECTIONS. THE BONUS WAS 1000 MINUS TAX... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Cut in my pay!?
This can't be right! I am a Registered Nurse and have worked with the same home health care for approximately 10 years and loved it. Several years ago, this company changed everyone's pay from hourly ... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

"insubordination" to an officer of same rank.
I was terminated by a county sheriff for "insubordination" to an officer of the same rank as myself. In our contract with the county it says only a supervisor can give a "lawful" order, and that the c... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Denying benefits/payroll change
I was denied full time benefits when the company did an addendum. I've seen an attorney who confirmed under the terms I was hired as well as the new terms I qualified under both. This affected my vact... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Can you force comission employees to work OT?
I work for a debt consolidation agency where I was originally hired as a " comission only " employee. Due to the fact that some weeks, there are some employees that DO NOT acquire any deals the employ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can the employer make me sign an agreement to return 3 months pay if I do not give 3 months' notice
My employer has circulated a new employee manual which mentions that it is only a guideline. At the end of it, there is an agreement which is one-sided and says that I owe the employer my 3 months sal... applies to California  ·  2 answers

PTO Payout Laws
Is it against PA law for an employer to only pay out 50% of my earned PTO time? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Does my employer have to save my job?
I'm currently out of work on disablity incurance The incurance is a benefit i pay for through work.I am out due to a mental health issue. I am allowed 26 weeks of paid leave. does my employer have to ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Unwanted - cost of personal fuel to be withheld from my paycheck
I work at a consulting firm where the vast majority of employees are on salary, and work at temporary customer jobsites throughout each day, and have no permanent place of work provided by the employe... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Exempt Salary Manager that worked 21 paid days, yet employer only paid for 18 and refuses to pay out
I am a salary exempt manager for a food service company. The month of August was a 21 day pay month (meaning I would need to work a minimum of 21 days to receive my salary. I am new to the company and... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

commissions owed/non compete valid
i went to work for an insurance agency owned by my brother. i signed a three year non-compete contract that also spelled out my salary,commission and benefits. i left a good job in an unrelated field ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

ABSOLUTELY NOT PAYING FOR CONSULTATION!
If your employer ask you to go back on your on time and finish a job without pay. Because of a mistake that was made that was not necessarily your fault or for whatever reason. Is that a violation of ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Comp time - legal issue or company policy?
I am an exempt employee working four days per week by agreement with my non-profit employer. If I work a fifth day in any given week, can my employer legally offer me comp time off? If so, am I requir... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

can my employer resend the offer of severance pay once it has been offered?
my boss had the corporate attorney draw up a severance agreement for me to sign. the terms were not such that i could/would agree to so i altered the agreement to a more resonable agreement. one parag... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Relocation Payback
I am trying to find a way out of a 36 month relocation payback contract. I started the job 9 months ago and I still think it is a good company. But my direct supervisor is unbearable. He texted my per... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Severance Pay
My boss told me my position is elimated, however, I found it open on the website when conducting job search. Does the company have any legal libility for that? Can I get negotiate my severance pay wit... applies to California  ·  1 answer

unique medical field non compete - is it enforceable?
dear MEL, thank you creating this website and allowing me to post my question. i am a certified health care practitioner. trying to pull myself out of a dead end job in a deep south state, i found a "... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Bankrupt employer - can I keep my laptop to secure unpaid wages?
My former employer, fell two weeks behind in payroll, on Jan 3rd after taking two weeks of vaction, I gave him notice that until he got me current on my pay and expense's, I would no longer be returni... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Employment Termination on the internet
I was wrongfully terminated from my Job with a City Government. Started a lawsuit process and had seltled out of court. Signed documents saying would not bring action against this Government agency. W... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Question on Maryland based Non-compete
HI Mel, I have 2 questions for your review. I signed a non-compete and at will contract in Maryland for a Maryland (Aerotek) base company but have always worked in Texas. Could the Non-compete be enfo... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

wifes final paycheck
My wife was fired from her job at Great Clips hair salon two weeks ago. Her old boss is refusing to pay her, her last pay check. He is claiming she over reported her hours worked. This never occured. ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Pay after giving resignation
IF i gave my resignation on Monday and On tuesday they tell me that my services is no longer needed are they entitled to pay me up til my resignation date? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can my employer force me to take flex time in lieu of overtime by readjusting a set work week?
I work for a municipality as a non exempt employee. My work week is Mon-Fri with weekends off, but my employer wants me to take one day off during my reg work schedule"flex" in order to work on the we... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Can a recruitment agency enforce its non-compete clause on previous employer and me if I move to CA?
I was hired by a recruitment/placement agency that placed me with a software company. Originally, I worked as a permanent contractor and was going to be hired full-time with the company, and at that p... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Exempt to non-Exempt to avoid severance payouts
Changing from exempt to non-exempt so not to have to pay Severance benefits ? --- Is it legal for public US based company with offices/employees worldwide - to abruptly just reclassify/change with onl... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Can earned vacation time be taken away in IL due to a demotion?
My spouse was informed 2 weeks ago that he was being demoted and his hourly rate was being reduced significately. He received a 1 day notice. When he got his paycheck this week the company also reduce... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Trying to recover unused vacation
I recently quit my job to work for another company. I gave my former employer a formal two-weeks notice and they sent me home for the remainder of the two weeks. They have paid me for wages earned but... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Bounced Payroll Check, Company Out of Business
My former employer laid off the entire company and closed the company office on 10/9/01. The company also filed for bankruptcy. My employer promised to pay me for my wages for the work I did on Octobe... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

company says I breached severance agreement
My job was eliminated. I was offered a severance agreement. I signed. I received a letter saying they would sign and send back the agreement. They did not. They now say that I breached the agreement. ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Wages Held By Employer Until Items Returned: Is this Legal?
I was employed at an acute care hospital as a Systems Analyst and recently gave two weeks notice. Thursday (April 01, 2004) was my last day of employment. This morning (Friday, April 02, 2004), I rece... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Is it legal for my employer to make me train another employee with out pay?
I am a licensed esthetician working for a day spa. I work for commission plus tips. My employer requires us to attend meetings and training that we are not paid for. I have also been required to train... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

What to do if the offer for a job was withdrawn after you resigned from existing job?
I got a job offer and I accepted the offer and they had given me a start date. After that I gave my resignation letter to my existing job and after the last day of work at my current office, the new c... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

While on FMLA and short tem disability, can I be laid off?
I am a Union member that within our contract we have a 45 day period starting the day we are notified of the lay offs, instead of being laid off the same day. I was wondering if while on short term di... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Am I liable to my employer for a clients bounced check?
I worked for a veterinarian in my area for a short time. At the end of August a client came in, asked us to hold her check for services rendered unto her, for a few days. Since this was explained to m... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Does an employer have to pay bonuses if they promised it to an employee who met all requirements?
I became the Bar Manager in February 2010, and was told I would receive more hourly wage, a promo, and bonuses. The bonus is meant to be payed to managers who meet their required numbers. I met my num... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Unpaid wages and employer threatening
Hi sir, I would like to know whether I could claim my wages from employer, who made me work when I was in the process of transition from an f-1 visa to an h-1 visa, I started the work after getting a ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

pay cut
dear mel, two questions for you. 1.my boss recently informed me that i do a great job but he demoted me and cut my pay. do i have to accept this cut and if i quit, would i possibly be eligible for une... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Bounced paycheck after quitting my job
I recently quit my job on January 9th. The usual payday was every 15th of the month, which came and went without my direct deposit showing up in my account. After several emails to my former employer,... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Repayment of relocation Monies (Take 2)
Superior Court Summons received.I currently reside in RI and they have filed here(they are in NC). Which state do I get the lawyer? Which states laws apply here NC or RI. Under the contract of 2years ... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

travel expense reimbursement for a W2 employee
I had interviewed for, and subsequently received an offer for W2 subcontract employment from a contracting company in NY state for work in NY state. I am a resident of Florida. Both during the talks w... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

In regards to a Non-Compete Contract does the following mean 12 months, or 12 months after working.
Here is the beginning of the non compete. I am wondering if it is for 12 months only, or 12 months after I would leave the company in anyway, (fired, or just want to work for a different company). I a... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

NON-COMPETE
my husband has been working for 3 years with a NY company, IN OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR THEY STARTED TO ASK HIM TO SIGN A CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT-NON COMPETE. FINALLY A FEW MONTHS AGO THEY SAID THEY WOUL... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Unequal pay at work+Government facility
I work at the VA in Oklahoma City. Earlier this year they were hired with the promise that their pay would be adjusted to be more competitive with the civilian sector. They all have e-mails from highe... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

Can I be terminated for performance two months after successfully accomplishing a performance test?
Two months ago my employer gave me a performance test. Three tasks were assigned to me that I had to accomplish in 2 weeks. I was able to accomplish those within the time and have the documented proof... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is it legal to pay me a base salary and require me to work 50 hours per week?
I work for a pizza franchise and I am the general manager here. I have been doing this job for almost 2 years now. When offered the position I was told that I would be paid a base salary which was gre... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Promised Benefits
Despite the year long posting of our holiday payment schedule (we are only paid for Independence day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's), my boss has decided not to pay for Christmas or New Year'... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can an employer dictate who employees fraternize with outside of work?
I work for a union. (Directly for the union, that is - not as a member of that particular union.) One of my superiors recently resigned, evidently as a result of internal politics and conflict with th... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Am I entitled to seperation pay if my airline ceases operations?
Our CBA includes a benefit that states "in the event of a furlough or reduction of workforce, such employee shall receive 1 week of pay for each year of service with no cap." Cesssation of operations ... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

severance and issue of contract
My company is closing down. I have been offered a severance pay the offer is less than what my colleagues have been offered. I questioned this with our personnel department asking if the severance is ... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Non-Compete, IL worker with MD laws
I work for a Comp A insurance company in IL and signed a non-compete clause which follows MD laws. Anyway it advises that I can't work for the same type of company who competes against them currently.... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

can you deduct pay from an exempt employee?
I'm a new exempt employee and not yet eligible for paid time off. I left work early and was docked 4 hours pay for it. Is this legal? applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

How can I collect my final wages and vacation pay?
I resigned three weeks ago. The company has not paid my remaining vacation or my final pay. They keep making excuses. What can I do? applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

overtime and docked pay
I work in an assisted living community as a leasing coordinator. I am on salary. am i entitled to overtime and can my pay be docked in i am hospitalized applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Are employers allowed to limit the amount of hours an employee works in a season?
I am a seasonal employee for the City of Highland Heights. I have worked as a lifeguard for six years and a swim coach for four years. This summer when I received my contract for coaching it stated th... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

my employer is trying to deduct unemployment from my full back pay award
Hello Mel, I was so happy to have ran across your web site it's very useful. I live in Ohio, I was working for a hospital and I was terminated for unjust cause. The case was arbitrated by my union and... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Telling perspective employers that I threatened to kill my supervisor
Can a former employer tell a perspective employer that you made threats against other employees. I was terminated from a job after 5 years. I was given an exit interview at HR. Shortly after that I wa... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Do equal pay jobs have to be at the same time?
I just have one question on the equal pay act laws. Do the employees that are being compared have to be employed during the same time period? For example, I was wrongfully terminated from my job. I wa... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What make me a salary enployee ?
I work for a company and they pay me a salary and I don't get overtime . I questioned the about it and they got me buss. cards saying i was a supervisor and said they didn't have to pay it. But i am j... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What make me a salary employee ?
I work for a company and they pay me a salary and I don't get overtime . I questioned the about it and they got me buss. cards saying i was a supervisor and said they didn't have to pay it. But i am j... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Severance pay
I work for a Casino boat in Illinois. The company is in the process of replacing the boats with a permanent barge. Seeing as how I am the Captain of the boat, I will be getting laid off. I have a lett... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

taxing and pay and possibility of paying for consultation
If an employer is taking taxes out of my check but I have not yet filled out a W-4 what can I do? He has not even issued my irst heck which was due to me on the 15th of June and is trying to take out ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

FL employer has not paid severance. I want the money.
I got laid off a couple of years ago from a company in FL. I had a contractual severance package for 6 months of salary to be paid in monthly installments. They ceased sending the severance pay after ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Nonpayment of Wages
I'm a non immigrant worker(on H1-B work permit).I worked for a company based in Tampa,Florida.In March 2005,I decided to quit, by giving 2 weeks’ notice period(as per policy).The company pays wages on... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is it discrimination if an employer avoids scheduling higher pay scale employees on Sunday?
Employees that have been with the company for a substantial amount of time are "grandfathered in" to be paid time and a half on Sundays. Newer employees are paid their hourly rate plus a dollar when w... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Am I REALLY salaried?
I have been employed for a CPA firm for the last 2 years, as an accountant on a salary basis. My checks are twice a month the same amount, regardless of hours worked. However, if I work overtime, I ge... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Severance pay and salary: "double dipping"?
My company was recently sold, and I was laid off with no notice. However, my final check included two weeks salary that was designated as "severance pay". During the following two weeks, I continued w... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

How can they tell me no matter where I work and get laid off for the next year I can
I took the buyout Jan. 1 2007 Since then I have been employed with company and worked over 7 months and was laid off..I applied for Unemployment and was paid for 4 weeks and now Unemployment is saying... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Final Week Wages Unpaid
I was terminated from an outside sales postion July 9 in Florida. My employer indicated I would be paid through the prior Friday, July 6. I was in fact paid only through the previous week, June 29. My... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Upaid wages and expenses
I was working for a AT&T vendor as a wireless test engineer, for abour 9 months. The company is based at West Monroe,LA. After I resign the position on 10/13, and still they didnt paid me for my last ... applies to Louisiana  ·  2 answers

Is it illegal to not pay for breaks under twenty minutes according to federal law?
I've been working for a company for the past two years and have never been paid for breaks, is this illegal and can I file a lawsuit for the back pay due, and resulting overtime. applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Equal Pay for Equal Work
I am one of four VP's in my company charged with identical responsibilities and duties: Q: Is it legal for each of us to have a different base pay and one of the four of us to have a seperate bonus st... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

I was being paid under the table and my boss stopped paying me and still owes me a weeks pay
I recently went back to work for an old emmployer. I was in a "Re-hab" and it was about time for me to leave so I needed a job desperetly. She told me she could only pay me "under the table". Needing ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

W4 discrepancy
Is it right to for an employer not to pay a newly hired employee a paycheck if there's a discrepancy with the W4 form i.e. entered exempt but was not qualified as one? Is it acceptable if there were e... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I was not paid overtime for one and half years, how do i collect back overtime?
I beleive that my current employer willing didn't pay me overtime. What is the process and how do I proceed? applies to Nebraska  ·  0 answers

Can a company change a severance package if no contract has been signed?
My husband's company lost a key account that will come into effect in September. They sent out an email saying that, of course, layoffs will happen but so will severance packages of a decent amount. I... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Coersion?? & Suspension without pay
I would like to know if it is legal for a supervisor to demand that an employee write a resignation letter but not accept what is written amd being forced to stay at work to write it. Is it legal to b... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

I was re-classified to a lower pay scale ,but I am still doing the exact same job as before.
HR called me into the office to tell me that due to a reorganization in the company due to lack of work I would be reclasifeid to a lower clasification ( From Material Handler A to Material Handler B)... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can I be termed for none disclosure on criminal past were employer doesnt state disclosure period
Here is my story I have been working for a company in Neenah, WI for the past 11 months this was a contract to hire position which was to hire in December but the company started a reorganization arou... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Breachment, Non-Compete Agreement
I'm a H1B S/W consultant. My H1B holding company is based in NJ. After 15 days of my entry in US I, was placed in CA through another middle level company at client place. My resume was manipulated for... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Must work day before & after holiday to get holiday pay
The company I work for gives us certain holidays off with pay. If we don't work the day before or the day after the holiday they won't pay for that holiday. Is this legal? applies to California  ·  1 answer

Salary vs. Hourly
A few days ago I inquired about a salary vs. hourly question and received a very informative answer. I approached the controller in our company and she agreed completely with your reply but stated the... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Even though i am required to work 50 hours a week my employer only pays me 40 hours for a week vacat
my employer requires me to work a 50 hour work week but for a weeks pay vacation only pays me 40 hours is this legal. applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I be forced to take a wage cut?
My employer has told me that they can no longer afford my salary and would like me to take a permanent 20% pay cut. I am the only one in the organization that has been asked to take this cut. Can they... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

bonus pay upon termination
I have worke for 10 months this year & are elgible for up to 8,000 bonus. My employer has offered 2 weeks severence. Can I get part of my bonus on top of that? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Will I still receive benefits?
I was injured on the job on Feb 4th, 2011. I have not yet reached MMI and have been out of work since that date. I broke my right fibula and cannot drive. I have no means of transportation to and from... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Late Pay
I have been working as a consultant (W2) for an IT outsourcing company for 4 years.In the last year we have recieved only 1 pay check on-time. We are to be paid on the 1st and 15th of every month. One... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

laid-off and then fired
I volunteered for a permanent layoff around August 16,2002. My job was to pay me 26 weeks of sub-pay and I also would receive unemployment pay. My last day of work was to be Sept. 13. I called into wo... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Can an employer in FL withhold a weeks severance pay for items that believe that I possess?
I was let go on 11/16. My boss told me I would get paid for the next two weeks, one of those weeks was the week I worked, the next week was not worked, but, nonetheless he told me that I would receive... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

vacation/overtime pay
I have recently quit my job. I was not paid for vacation that was not taken, we are paid an overtime check at the end of each month which makes up my base salary and that was not paid. Also the compan... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Just want to leave peacefully!
I moved from Washington State for a job and have been employed with a proprietary school for several months. My contract included a non-compete clause that outlined the following: 1. no direct or indi... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

What can an employer reveal about their employee to a possible new employer?
Before I begin, I would like to thank anyone who reads/answers my question for your time.I am unable to pay for a consultation, my husband and I live week to week-but I understand completely if you do... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

salaried but paid hourly?
I am a manager at a call center with 5-10 employees underneath me. My employer classifies me as salaried non exempt on my pay stub. I am required to work 40 hours a week, and 2 extra Saturdays each mo... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

should non-competes be identical for identical workers?
my non-compete with my employer restricts me from working in 2 counties. The same non-compete with similar workers (seniority job description, work performed, territory, pay, access to confidential in... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Non-compete: Who is the client?
I consult for company A. They contracted me to Company B, their client. Company B contracted me to one of their clients Company C. Company C is not a client of company A. My non-compete with company A... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

does my employer have to hold my job, can i be fired?
I'm currently out of work on disablity incurance The incurance is a benefit i pay for through work.I am out due to a mental health issue. I am allowed 26 weeks of paid leave. does my employer have to ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Implicit severance policy changed without notice after 10+ years of no changes at all.
My company recently had a RIF. I was laid off after 9 years. The company has a 10+ year history of paying a severance of 2 weeks plus 2 weeks for each year of service to anyone in my position. They ha... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can a former employer Recall your Severance Package?
Former employer gave me a Severance Package at the end of my employment, October 2010. The package was a 2009 Lincoln MKX, at that time he said that he would continue to pay the lease payments until t... applies to Nevada  ·  1 answer

ohio pregnancy leave laws?
Mel, I work in a small anenethesia group (6 people) and recently my husband and I got pregnant. There was not specific maternity language in our contract,so my boss had the lawyers make one up at that... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Am i bound by a non compete signed between my ex company and another company
I never signed a non compete contract. It was signed between the only two companies in my town that do my line of work. I was laid off sixteen months ago and my ex company says I am bound by their agr... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

can an employer not pay me for a holiday that i was elegible for?
for some unclear reason i wasn't paid for the 4th of july holiday and i should of received it. i have made multiple phone calls and emails to my supervisor and all my efforts were brushed off applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

can an employer still appeal an unemployment claim after the first 21 days?
When I filed my unemployment claim in March,I was informed that my former employer would have twenty one days to appeal it. They did not so I received benefits. I have recently become aware that the c... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Severence pay
If i was told that my job is gone due to a store closing, I was told I would recieve severence pay. now I have been offered a position that is 20 miles away do I lose my severnce if I say No. I am tol... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Majority of my question is in the details section. Thank you.
Hi. A Dallas, TX area Client ended business with a contracting company A, who in turn terminated my contract with them (contracting company A). The Client hired a contracting company B, who is trying ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

They made me test, still did'nt put me in classification.
I started at Goodyear aerospace in 1978. I became a supervisor around 1984. Goodyear was sold to Loral of New York. I was made a manager of production. A project we were working on was V.L.A. This was... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Severance
My company is closing we were told we will receive a severance pay. We recently found out a new company will be taking over the business. We will still have jobs under the new owners. Will our present... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Separation from a company,
I was just "separated" from a company that I had been with for 4 years. It was out of the blue, I had no idea it was coming. I wasn't on any improvement plan or anything like that. I received 5 weeks ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is alright for my employer to make me stay on maternity although I am ready to go back to work?
I work for a small organization that does not have to comply with fmla. I have been working for the organization for over 2 years. And once I found I was pregnant, my employer granted me an unpaid mat... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Reducation in bonus rate on the contract after the year is complete.
I work on salary with commission. We have been using a company setup commission plan that requires a spreadsheet to determine commission amount for over two year now. In 2010 I ended up way above goal... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Salary Cap/Bonus
1. My employer decided to put a year salary cap. Therefore any inflation raises are paid to me in a lump sum and does not get included on the overall pay. 2. My employer bought my past company and con... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Is it Non compete if do same job but not competing? Also company sold to new company.
I work as a MSDS author for a company that authors MSDS for many companys. I signed an agreement with my company (Comany X) that says I will not compete against them or there best interest. If I went ... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Can my non compete effect a company fully owned and operated by my wife?
I have recently left my company (x) which is in Software consulting. My wife fully owns and operates a software consulting company (y). She had previously done business with Company x. Now company x h... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

can how dock me holiday pay for being 8 min late
i am a salaried employee. Our handbook states the employee must work the day before and the day after the holiday in order to receive holiday pay. i was 8 min late the day befor chrismas eve to work a... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

SEVERANCE AGREEMENT
I signed a severance agreement in exchange for nine weeks of pay. The company paid me 4 weeks of pay and stopped. The agreement states when severance pay either in full or part is denied, I should get... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

what evidence I need to prove that I wa discriminated by my Supervisor.
I was treated unfairly by my Supervisor for a long time, he embarassed me, he yeld at me, he accused of lying and he's being very rude to me. my co-workers come in late, leave early he doesn't care wh... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

My employer is trying to force me to resign through extreme micro-management
I was hired as a mid-level Manager. I was then subsequently given the responsibilites of my previous Director without a promotion or pay increase; i.e. the scope of my responsibilities changed dramati... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Serverance and age discrimination
On the morning of September 18, my immediate supervisor told me of his decision to replace me with a younger and lower salary individual. After this discussion I was paid up to date and told to leave ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is it legal for an employer to force certain individuals in a group to change their scheduled hours?
I work in a group of approx. 50 associates, many of whom begin work between the hours of 5 and 7 AM. Recently, a new manager was hired and has decided she does not want only certain individuals (speci... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Is it legal for an employer to force certain individuals in a group to change their scheduled hours?
I work in a group of approx. 50 associates, many of whom begin work between the hours of 5 and 7 AM. Recently, a new manager was hired and has decided she does not want only certain individuals (speci... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Is it legal for an employer to force certain individuals in a group to change their scheduled hours?
I work in a group of approx. 50 associates, many of whom begin work between the hours of 5 and 7 AM. Recently, a new manager was hired and has decided she does not want only certain individuals (speci... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Time Frame of Wages According to O.R.C. or D.O.L.
My spouse works for a paid ambulance service. This company is far behind on payment of wages. He is owed over $2500 of gross pay. They are at least a year behind on some employees. What is the time fr... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can an employer cut my hours if i go on an interview?
Recently i came into work dressed up after meeting with a recruiter and since this incident my hours have been cut sometimes a low as 8 hours a week from a normal 40 hours. I was told by my shift lead... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Employee No-Hire Clause
I work for a Company A which is the one that pays me, but I am assign to a Company B which is the place where I do all the work. In my contract there is a No-Hire clause. Now the Company A lost the ou... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

unpaid salary
Hi : My previous employer stopped my salary for oct 2003 which is due on Nov 1st 2003 ..When i sent him 3-4 emails about salary ..he is mentioned he will pay me only when the client pays him and need ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

no follow through on a verbal promise of promotion and pay increase
I work for a Fortune 500 company and late last year was verbally promised a promotion and increase in pay of more than $10,000 per year. This was to be effective no more than four months after relocat... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Overtime drawing
I am a computer programmer. The company I work for has always paid straight pay for any hours over 45. About 18 months ago the company eliminated overtime pay and incorperated a contest. The rules of ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Overtime vs Docked pay for a non-exempt Salaried Employee
I'm on salary, but my boss says that any overtime worked is "voluntary" and we need pre-approval before earning overtime pay (although its never been approved in the 2 years I've been here). She said ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Final Wages
Does the law require an employer to pay final wages within 48 hours of termination? applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Musical performer employed with restuarant
I'm an independent contractor working as one of four musical performers for a well-known theme restaurant. Our pay has not been equal. For the last year, we two African-American performers have consis... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Calculating Annual Salaries
What is the law on calculating the annual salary of "salaried" employees. Bi-weekly per pay period or per paycheck disbursed? I have 26 pay periods in 2003 and 27 checks disbursed. Was there an over-p... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

theft
My work truck was broken into and a little over a thousand dollars worth the product was stolen. The company was aware that I didnt have locks for the truck months before the theft. Now they are docki... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Can I reopen an unemployment claim after doing contract work?
I was laid off in April. I opened an unemployment claim, within weeks accepted a sales job at a firm HQ in GA. While is was to be a regular employee position, they have only paid me via straight check... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Changes to Employment Agreement
I was employed with a company that had me sign a employment agreement. It was typical non compete non solicate ... my question they did yearly evaluation and asked to resign new agreement. in December... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can I sue for lost wages from old job if my new employer misrepresented my new role?
I had a great long term stable position and was recruited to resign from it and relocated across country. I accepted it because it was higher pay, but supposed to be considerable travel, up to 75%, an... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Non Payment of Severance
My wife has a severance agreement for six months pay. The company refuses to pay on the agreement. In Florida is this considered non-payment of wages? Can we get attorney fees? applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Would making inquiries into possible illegal activities be a "protected activity"
This involves a franchised commercial cleaning company to which I was employed, (2 yrs-one raise - no disipline actions) I began to check on some of the activities of the Master Owner. I can prove on ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can employer ask me to waive right to future claims in exchange for OK on unemployment benefits
My former employer failed to pay semimonthly three times in 2008, nine times in 2009 and all four times due in 2010 before separation. I left my employer after nine years when workers were told their ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Is working for for the Company's Customers (direct or indirect) restrict working for a competitor?
I signed a Terms and COnditions of Employment form which states "I agree not to perform any work for any of the Company's customers (either direct or indirect) mean I cannot work for a competitor in a... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Office has a 35-hour work week. Do I get straight pay for 35 to 40 & then 1.5 over 40
Our company has a 35-hour work week. I sometimes work an extra 10 hours a week, for which my company refuses to pay overtime, saying I have to "adjust" and take time off the next week. They say we don... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Is this considered discrimination
I am a recently retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 maintenance officer. I was hired by a defense contractor 18 months ago. The person I was hired to replace was promoted above me. This person is born and... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

Uniform Policies
My boss says we have to wear our uniform shirts that we had to pay for thay got a discout on them but i am not sure why we are forced to wear a uniform that the company does not provide we have to pay... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Is a non compete valid in my particular case as a contracted financial rep in Texas?
I am a former Allstate Financial Registered Representative that was on contract. Since leaving Allstate, I have had several former clients (friends and relatives) who have contacted me to ask about mo... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Severance pay taxes?
Do federal, state, and social security taxes have to be taken out of the severance pay? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can an employer force me to share a hotel room with a co-worker?
My employer wants me to travel out of town, stay overnight and share a room with another co-worker. I learned of their room sharing practice early in my employment and informed my boss that I didn't f... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

commission claims
Can my employer change my pay from hourly and commission to just hourly without my agreement. applies to California  ·  1 answer

What am I entitled to if I was fired after my boss found out I filed a claim about overtime?
I was terminated after two months of employment today. My employer made an announcement last week that everyone was being changed from hourly pay to salary with no overtime pay, and also no vacation, ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

benfits & salary cut after non-compete signed
Ater ten years of employment my empolyer demaned that I sign a non-compete contract or I would be terminated in one week. Two months after signing the non-compete, empolyees were faced with paying mon... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Severance and vacation pay
I was terminated January 9, 2004 due to restructuring of the department. I was employed by this company for 12 1/2 years. I had also accumulated 4 weeks of vacation of which i had not taken any of the... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

on mat leave, laid off due to lack of work?
I work for a small heating and air conditioning company approx 35 people are employed. I am on maternity leave. I delivered my son on 1/25. I was put on bed rest per the dr 1 week before delivering. I... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

What is the required length of time for notice before being given a pay cut?
My company decided to give pay cuts and they told us that we were getting it last Thurs. and the cut went in effect on Friday. The check we were getting paid for was for the week of work prior. I do n... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

non compete for North Carolina
At hire I signed a non compete which stated nothing about my terms of employment. Ten months later my employer wants to reduce my base pay. If I quit or if I am fired for not accecpting the reduction ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Can an employer tell you not to attend work without pay because of the weather?
My employer told only some of the employees not to come to work and if we wanted to get paid for those eight hours we would need to use a vacation day. We were expecting a large amount of snow. The bu... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Demotion from employer
I was recently demoted as a manager at a Group Home, to a direct care worker. My pay was drastically reduced by five dollars and twenty cent. I have no disciplinary actions or write ups against me; th... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

No-waivers?
Looking at a employment contract. What the heck does this mean in plan language? The waiver by any party of any other party's breach of any provision of this Agreement shall not operate nor be constru... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Are bankruptcy employee settlement payments taxable?
My company filed Chapter 11, 18 months ago and I have just received a check (settlement)for vacation pay earned 90days prior to filing the bankruptcy petition. Nothing was withheld. Will I be required... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Severance Pay
Do I as and fired employee have the right to sue for severance pay? I was fired due to the fact my husband was fired the day before. applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is it illegal for an employer to cummunicate a payroll adjustment by using the word "dock?"
If I send a written notice to an employee that their pay will be adjusted due to exhausted sick leave, is it illegal to use the words "dock"? applies to California  ·  0 answers

Final pay issues.
My wife is an interior designer who left a firm abruptly after a conflict with the owner. The owner is now refusing to pay her salary for the final week of employment plus all outstanding commisions o... applies to Texas  ·  3 answers

wrongfull termination/does Texas employment Law protect people from this
My wife worked at a company were her duties not limited to answering 7 phone line for three companies and various administrative duties. She was called into the HRO reps. office and told that the owne... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Company making employees pay for shortages
I work in a cash advance place in Ohio. We deal with large amounts of money and are sometimes short at the end of the day balance. Our company makes us pay with our personal money to make up shortages... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Forced 401k plan
The company i was working for was bought out by somebody else.I knew I was going to get a pay cut, but it is a lot more than what I was told.The benefit package that we were promised still isnt togeth... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

I signed an ADR when I hired on with ex-employer. Can I file with EEOC for Pay Discrimination?
I signed an ADR agreement at hire - with ex employer. I am female, and I found out several weeks before I took another job that they were paying equal male peer $30K more than me for the exact same jo... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

.Is it legal for a boss to switch you from Salary to Hourly without giving you something in writing
I asked that he provide me documentation and he is refusing stating he doesn't have to when I asked what my new wage is he declined to tell me. My job duties are the same, he is very possessive and is... applies to California  ·  0 answers

My legal rights using sick/FMLA time
I have been using sick time and FMLA from a large corporation for treatment of severe depression and anxiety for the last 2 months. My doctor has filled out ample forms requested and recently was aske... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

If an employer payed the employee equal to or more than the amount of overtime...
If an employer payed the employee equal to or more than the amount of overtime but did not title it "overtime pay," there is no problem right? Also, is there a rule prohibiting the act of countersuing... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

severance & retention bonuses when company is sold
I work for a company, in NC, that announced it would be winding-down their operations over the next 4 years. This company A is a wholly owned subsidiary (LLC.) of company B. I am technically an employ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Do We Have The Possibility Of A Case In Which To Negotiate/Sue For Severance Pay?
Hello- In advance, we'd like to thank the attorneys who take the time to read and answer this query. Our company has recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Our location was one of many announced as... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

What is my rights ?
Had Doctor to fill out FMLA papers , which stated I suffered from copd, cronic sinutitus . I would have flare ups sometimes every month . Example tonsilillitis 4 times this year due to bacterial infec... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

What is the recommended course of action when your employer does not reimburse travel expenses? They reimburse on Google listed miles and times driven not actual. Also they pay a perdiem for meals that is based on departure and arrival times but will rand
applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Collecting from Employer Vaction Pay
I was terminated on 7/8/02 at the same time offered a job with the same company as an Independent Contractor. The amount I was offered was a flat $50 an hour, this was to cover hotel, food, cell phone... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

Signed non compete and was fired 6 months later -
I was hired as an independent contractor last October to work for an insurance brokerage. I signed an employment contract which included a non compete clause. I misplaced the agreement and have reques... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can employer read private e-mail w/o notice?
I was recently terminated by my employer for disclosing "confidential" information. The confidential information was a resignation letter that a former employee copied to me (I forwarded it to two oth... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Non-compete
I signed what is titled as "key employee agreement" with a non-compete clause stating I will not w/o company's consent engage in any employment, consulting or other business other than for the company... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

if on-call staff are informed that if we need them they would know by 3 that day do we have to pay
for staffing purposes, we have oncall staff - it has been suggested that we try telling our staff that they would be on-call until 3:00 that day to know if we wil need them, if they have not heard fro... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

commisisoned sales rep.
In short, I am a commissioned software sales rep. I get a base + 6% of the accounts I close. I have an employment contract. My boss, the VP of sales, and I get along great and he tells me he is very h... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Employee
Hello, I had an employee that worked as my assistant. He had no office experience until I took him in. Because of my big heart I co signed a car for him and bought him all kinds of gifts because he wa... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Non compete contractor (non employee) situation
I have been working as a 1099 contractor for a guy (company "A") who has placed me as a contractor via another company (copmany "B") to a big firm (Company "C"). Company "C" allows contractors from on... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Percentage of Commissions with held
I have no contract, only a written agreement of what my salary and commission compensation would be when I started my managers job 3 1/2 years ago. My first year I was on a guaranteed salary/commissio... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

when is severance pay due in california? i'm growing impatient....
i was promised a month's severance. it's been over a month since i left. when is severance pay due to an ex-employee? i signed a release but i think i'm being led around by my nose.... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Want to file a claim against former employeer.
I quitted work after 8 days of work because of my former employeer doesn't want to pay over time fee. My work hour supposed to be mon ~ fri and 9 am to 6 pm(8 hours a day). However, he always wanted m... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Termination
Are IT techs discriminated in california? Meaning - it seem an IT staff is exempt from employer policies when it comes to corrective action. Termination is what takes place unless you are buddies with... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I work at a company that handles sewage and mold mitigation, is hazard pay required?
I work at a water mitigation company that deals with sewage losses and mold mitigation. I used to get double pay for handling these hazardous materials at a competing company. Now, even though they ch... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Do I have a case?
My husband and I have worked at the same job for 30 years as groundskeepers doing mowing, equipment maintenance, painting, cleaning, and such miscellaneous jobs; however, my husband passed away in Sep... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I keep the sign-on bonus if I am fired?
My employment contract says that I have to repay the sign-on bonus if i decide to not to remain employed, ie quit. Does that mean that if I am fired/laid off then I can keep the bonus? Here is the ful... applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

not allowed to return to work
i am employed as a contract employee (court attendant) and recently encountered a situation with a co-worker that resulted in my asking the supervisor for a transfer from what i believed a harraring s... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Docking a full day's pay from exempt employees
My question is: Can exempt employees be docked a full day's pay? I've taken an employment law class and I understood an exempt employee could not be docked at all or it would erode their salaried stat... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Is my non compete still in effect?
I work as a salesman for a company with a 2 year non compete contract. 20 months ago I resigned with 2 weeks notice, was ask to leave that same day. 2 day's later they called and wanted to counter off... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Denied pay
I worked as an assistant wrestling coach & was told I would recieve about $1500 at the end of the season. I turned in a late physical form to the school, when I recieved my paycheck it was 180 dollars... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Temporary pay cuts for performance management
I work for a transcription company that pays by production and conducts monthly to quarterly audits of my work. Additionally, if a transcriptionist can't make out a word or find a term, she can leave ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

fighting without a lawyer and winning!!!!!!!!!!
I was discharged from my place of employment. After I filed a chage of dicrimination with the EEOC, the company finaly gave a reason for firing me. The reson was false and without merrit. I was given ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

HIRED FULLTIME AND NOT GETTING FULLTIME HOURS
I WAS HIRED AS A FULLTIME EMPLOYEE OF A SMALL HOSPITAL, NOW DUE TO DECREASE IN PATIENT CENSUS, I AM FORCED TO BE CANCELLED, ALONG WITH OTHERS, THEREBY LOSING PAY. SINCE I JUST RETURNED FROM A WEEK VAC... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Medical leave & Diciplinary Actions
I had taken 7.5 requested days off since September 2003. I previously had informed my employer I would be needing time for Medical appointments with specialists for my children(opthamologists,ENT's). ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What am i required to pay someone who works for commisssion after they leave
i have just been given notice that my construction manager is leaving. he is paid a base salary plus commission. the commission is pad at the end of the job, after completion and customer is satisfied... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

not sure what to do about a former employer bad mouthing me
my former employer let me go last month. i have been contacted by former clients telling me he is calling them threatening if they help me find another position ( not within their companies, just a ge... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Write-ups and Withholding Pay (Salaried Employees)
One of our Partners wants to implement the following policy for his client: If avoidable error committed, person is written up. Second time sent home without pay. These are salaried employees, in Flor... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

Requirements for overtime pay
My daughter works in a jewelery company in NYC. She is classified as an exempt employee, and her salary is $28,000 per year. She is not supervising other employees and is doing routine specification w... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Ineligible for Severance in buyout situation
Our employer has the following statement in our severence plan: "You are ineligible to participate if you are offered a job with a company that purchases all or part of the operation in which you are ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Is unusual pay structure discrimination?
I am a bus driver subject to a 2-tier pay structure, which includes a higher wage for duties I perform as a trainer. In addition to actually training the drivers, I sign off on all the official docume... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Change of job title and pay v/s Non-compete
I work For one of the local television Station in Evansville Indiana. When I first hired in I was paid a salary plus instant commission for Non-Traditional Revenue (NTR) sales. I sold Internet based p... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Does the insurance agency for whom I work as an independent agent own my book of business?
I have worked as an independent agent for an insurance agency for 8 years. Recently, two other independent agents who also work in the agency bought it from the agent who started the agency. I do not ... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Pay Cut
The company I work for restructured the management system in all of the stores throughout the country. In the case of my store we are going from three salaried positions to two and three hourly manage... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

severance
i recently got laid off with a severance pay. 3 days after i filed for unemployment ,i was asked if i was let go with severance pay i told them i did.she then said that i had a hearing schedule to det... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

Employment issue
I worked as a senior engineer with a mjor steel company in Canton Ohio and was laid off in Feb subject to recall till June 1 I have my employee handbook and a relocation guide that spells out a severe... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Employment Discrimination
Please direct this to Minnesota. Hello. I'm writing because I filed a charge with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights approximately 1 1/2 years ago against an insurance company that owes me thous... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Long Term Disability
I have been on Long Term Disability from my employer since 11/21/00. I no longer have a gurantee job status and my LTD ends 11/21/02. Can I ask for servance pay ? I have been employed for 20 years at ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Late Pay and Covenent Not to Compete
My employer is more then two months late in giving me my last paycheck before my layoff. They don't dispute that they owe me the money they just need "some more time". I would prefer to open my own bu... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Working with no-pay because of changing from exempt to non-exempt
I work in Pennsylvania in a very large corporation. The department I work in consists of 23 employees with different titles. All employess are exempt. However, the coroporation has change policy and 2... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Unpaid employer expenses
My husband's company laid him off in Ocotber. They said they would pay his expenses within 30 days. 3 months later and still on money. It is close to $40,000. What can he do to get this money? He also... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Can my employer track "comp time"?
It has been a past policy for my employer to keep track of "comp time" rather than pay overtime for its salaried employees. Comp time was also banked as single hour instead of time and a half. It was ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is the union obligated to answer questions prior to a ratification vote or face a DFR
I am a member of the Transport Workers Union and the current TA has many vague statements as part of the final language. The negotiating committee chairman has been sent questions asking for clarifica... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Can I still get severance pay after not returning waiver on time?
I lost / forgot about the "no sue" waiver form and did not return it within 45 days, as required. I finally returned it 5 wks late, after investigating why I hadn't received the check. They've denied ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

How long do I get off work when my child is born?
I am currently 37 weeks pregnant. I have a c-section scheduled in 2 weeks and have had the fmla paperwork completed, turned in and approved since july. I have since only used one day of fmla where my ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Am I being blackballed?
I was recently at an interview where the interviewer called my previous employer and asked the question: "Why was he terminated?" She replied, "He had an attendance problem." --I heard her voice with ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Base rate or time and a half?
I work as a consultant for a contract firm. I am a degreed EE who designs circuits and writes low level software. In my present job, I am a W2 employee who gets a paycheck based on the hours I work. I... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Whats the best way to handle a boss saying you're an independent contractor when you're an employee?
My friend was hired as in independent contractor. He fills out a 1099 and signed a contract saying he was an independent contractor & won't sue for injury. They bought him insurance, supplies, set his... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Overtime for salary
I was hired two years ago by my current employer. I received a letter confirming I was hired at a specified salary but I would receive overtime for any time over 46 hours. The overtime would be paid q... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can an employer pay fulltime employees with same hire date different vacation benefits?
An employer is paying some fulltime employees two weeks vscation while others three weeks paid vacation. Employees have same job category, same hire date. In addition, one employee is still fulltime, ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can they cut my pay?
i work for a company that contracted me out to another company. I get paid 20hr and they are trying to cut me 8%, saying that they had absorbed the cost, due to ObamaCare. I have never received any be... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

How does severance pay affect unemployment benefits?
My husband is losing his job after 25 years. They are offering him a year of severance pay that will be paid out in a lump sum on January 3rd, 2014. Will he be able to file on January 4th and start co... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

see above
At a union workplace, certain workers are scheduled 10 days in a row and no overtime is paid. The company says they do not have to pay overtime if the work weeks carry over into two different pay peri... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Company closure over Holidays
If an employer closes their buisiness for two days over a holiday, are they required to pay their saleried employees for both days? Can they require the employees to use vacation or sick time in order... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What are my rights regarding unfair wages in the public sector?
I work for a public school district. The District is unionized, I however am not a member therefore I cannot seek representation from it. Our District is somewhat of an anomale since it is the product... applies to California  ·  0 answers

What are my rights regarding unfair wages in the public sector?
I work for a public school district. The District is unionized, I however am not a member therefore I cannot seek representation from it. Our District is somewhat of an anomale since it is the product... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Do the unemployment rules in Georgia qualify my case for constructive dismissal?
This is a brief description of what I would bring to the unemployment office in Atlanta, GA to press for a constructive dismissal and I wanted to find out if you felt I had a strong case. In short, em... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Can sev. pay be denied if accepting poss. with co. taking over?
Take over will be in two weeks, I'm told that sev. pay will not be given to employees offered positions with the new company. I have been offered a position and have to give an answer tomorrow, is thi... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

CAN MY PAY BE CHANGED FROM SALARY TO HOURLY FOR NO REASON
My boss has been upset with me for a couple of months basically doing anything he can to get under my skin. He knows that I am the only one in the family working so I took on a part time job which in ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can I be forced to sign a non compete clause after working without one in my present job for years?
I am an office manager in a CPA firm. I have been with the company for years (over 20) and suddenly my boss decides to make the office sign a noncompete contract, if we don't sign it, we will be termi... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

release of non compete
Phyllis, my company is in litigation and will be closing down and possibly filing Chapter 7. I am not sure if I signed a non compete and we are a Florida company. I have worked for them for 30 years a... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Unemployment Compensation after Severence Agreement
I was laid off from my company due to downsizing and have been offered a severence package of 4 weeks pay. To recieve the severence I am required to sign a "Release of Claims" Agreement. If after the ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

contingent upon future employment
My husband's position with our local county highway dept was recently eliminated. He was given the explanation that it was "reorganization". There has been a lot of local concern raised to our county ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Unable To Pay Back Relocation
I recently left a position with a company because it was costing me money to stay and an oppurtunity became available elsewhere that would put me closer to my family. I had been through a relocation w... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

shouldn't I receive a severance pay
Co. moved to another state , gave help and sev pkgs to all employees losing jobs. I was given a paper-my job was not affected. laid off, rtnd to work to do a different job, less work & OT. Made consid... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Should I get a lawyer to handle my religious discrimination claim, will it be free?
I was terminated after day 7 of working for telling my employer that I will honor my religion. Before I began the job, I was told that I would be able to get Saturdays off because I am Jewish. I hadnt... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Asked to work while off the clock
I work for a relatively new company who requires it's employees to do their own "marketing" or advertising. This is done thru handing out materials and flyers to area businesses and placing flyers on ... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Discrimination Settlement Check
I recently mediated a discrimination charge with my employer and the dispute was resolved in my favor. When the check came, it stated on the check that it was a "severence pay" check. I am still emplo... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Being Forced to sign Non- Compete after being employed over a yr.
Hi, I work for a nail salon for over a year and a half and was told if I didn't sign the same day I will lose my job. Several red flags I felt was wrong was the document in question has white out on a... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Is it legal for a county government to pay a worker less after a promotion ?
Is it legal or standard fair labor practice for a County government to promote a unionized employee to a non union management position and dictate that the employee take a pay cut from the previous po... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can I be terminated for taking legal action to collect on bounced checks?
I work in Jacksonville, for an Orlando based security company. For three weeks I was issued paychecks, one cashed at a grocery store which was later returned NSF that I had to pay back to avoid prosec... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Unpaid Training Hours
I recently took a position with a company. I trained for one week before actually beginning my job responsibilities. In the meantime I received a better offer from another company. I am now being told... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

docking pay for employee foul-ups
If you have an employee, who is repeatly missing insurance charges for services, after repeatly telling that employee of the problem. can you tell that employee to contact the patient to receive the b... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Can I Dock Their Pay?
An employee is scheduled to start at 8:00 AM. They arrive at 8:10 AM Can I require them to come back to work at 8:30 AM and dock their pay one-half hour? They have accrued vacation time to cover the h... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Company Restructure/Severance Pay
The company I work for has recently restructured and as a result, my position was eliminated. I have been offered a different position with no reduction in pay but a different role with more obligatio... applies to California  ·  1 answer

umemployment benefits
if I agree to a "VOLUNTEER CALL OUT" from my CO. I'am I agreeing to be layoff and therefore not eligible for unemployment benefits after my 26 week severance pay? the layoff is permanent with no chanc... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

"Temporary" layoff and severance
5 of 6 (not the manager) salary employees were layed off after being given 2 weeks verbal notice. I have a contract with the company that requires 90 days written notice or payment in lieu of. There i... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

UNPAID MANDATORY MEETINGS
Is it legal for an employer in MD to require us to attend UNPAID MANDATORY MEETINGS during our lunch hour? I have a full-time job with hourly pay. For the past year, every two weeks, my employer has r... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

DISALLOWED unemployment
I was DISALLOWED my unemployment I was collecting for a few months and the year was up from the first claim and had to reapply. I did that and now I was informed I was DISALLOWED. I went back to work ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Does bankruptcy mean I lose severance?
I was laid off from an IPO start up company on Dec 18, 2000 during this time I signed an agreement stating I would be paid for my remaining vacation time and 2 weeks severance pay. The company filed C... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Does bankruptcy mean I lose severance?
I was laid off from an IPO start up company on Dec 18, 2000 during this time I signed an agreement stating I would be paid for my remaining vacation time and 2 weeks severance pay. The company filed C... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Not getting paid for on-call emergency overtime from Employer
I work for a Home Medical Company or DME company. All service technicians are required to work after hours emergency on-call if a patient or doctor's office call us with a emergency. We were getting o... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Is company liable for pay out of benefit?
Company conducted open enrollment for Aflac, I elected coverage. HR generalist did not enroll me, I asked several times and then the generalist said she was working on it. I had a qualifying event and... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can an employer adjust your date of employment after taking FMLA?
I requested 4 weeks FMLA from my employer and they approved it after I completed the Federal Medical Certification form but they also required me to spend 4 weeks accrued vacation time. So I was force... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Salary reduction for "unpaid" holiday
My employer has a policy of deducting pay for "unpaid" holidays, which results in my not earning the salary offered when I was hired. When I asked him about this, he said the salary offered to me was ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can my boss steal my shifts and give them to his son just so he doesnt have to pay me?
I started working for a small business about two months ago. However, lately my boss; the owner of the dog day care had been calling me off. Saying that there is not enough dogs to watch and to not co... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Non profit organization.
Our employer pays on a 40 hour work week Monday through Friday. If an employee uses benefit hours for a day off, for instance sick, personal or vacation hours and works and additional 8 hours on Satur... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Company Reneging on a Severance Agreement. Sending me Lesser Amount
I signed a severance agreement with a company. The company responded by wanting to change the amount paid in the agreement and trying to get me to sign a new agreement (which I did not sign, but have ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

RELEASE AGREEMENT BREACH
I was laid off by my former employer in June 03. In return for signing Release agreement, I was offered 7 weeks of pay. I accepted and signed the agreement. After paying 3 weeks of severance, the comp... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Was I a freelancer or an employee?
I was employed by a major publishing entity for 3-1/2 years (from 4/01 to 9/04), working exactly like staffers, but considered freelance and denied all benefits, including health insurance, sick pay, ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What should I expect for final pay?
I quit my previous compnay on July 1st. They are a California based compnay (head quartered in Irvine). I gave a formal resignation letter to HR, VP of Sales and Direct Manager. I know (from previous ... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Can I do anything if my employer does not compensate me for wages?
Time and time again during the three years i have worked for this company the same issue keeps comming up. My employer fails to pay me on time and never can give reasoning for the event. Most recent, ... applies to Arkansas  ·  0 answers

Job Expectations Change
My employer started hiring for my position approximately one month before he told me that I was being demoted because the expectations of the job had changed since a different person hired me 4 months... applies to California  ·  1 answer

What are my options for keeping stock options and claiming unpaid wages
I am working in a tech start up in a senior position. I started in 2008 and worked without pay for some time since the company could not pay and was trying to raise money at that time. Once company wa... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Unpaid Commission and salary vs. hourly
My employer of 2 1/2 years does not pay a weekly salary, overtime at a rate of time and a half, or time worked out of the office unless pre-approved. I am considered salaried/non-exempt and told I am ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is sick leave the same as FMLA?
I was out sick for 5 days with Flu and Strep Throat. My employee benefits include short term disablity benefits with full pay. My employer sent FMLA forms home for me to fill out. They indicated I has... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

manager gave employee cocaine
My girlfriend's manager offered her cocaine and she accepted. Over the next couple of months she became heavily involved in cocaine use as 2 managers for this company suppliedsoldgave her it. When I f... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

When factoring the difference when not making the min. wage as a tipped employee is this done daily?
For example: you work as a bartender and in the course of a shift you do not make, with tips, what amounts to to Ohio minimum wage and are being paid half the min. wage. Is the employer responsible fo... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Am I entitled to back pay in a salaried position?
Here is the scenario, I would like to know what my options are. Team of 3, 1 boss, 2 equal co-workers reporting to him working on a large scale software implementation. Dec' 2007 My boss leaves the co... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Can an employer withhold severance when a release agreement was signed?
I was recently "laid off" from a company due to downsizing. I worked for the company for over 10 years and had a good relationship (so I thought) with them. When I was laid off, I was offered a severa... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

non-compete for right to purchase stock
I have been working for a company for 6 years. The company was sold 4 years ago. The previous owner gave me a huge bonus which was to be used to buy stock in the new company. I did this and part of th... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is getting paid under the table illegal and can taxes be taken out?
My boss decided to pay me under the table for the past few pay periods to avoid paying taxes. If I am getting paid with cash, is he allowed to take out taxes from the money he is giving me? He also di... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

Employee Intellectual Property/Confidentiality/Non-Solicitation Agreement
I worked for company "A" for almost seven years in sales when it was sold at the end 2006. When job offers were made by the buyout company we had to sign an "Employee Intellectual Property/Confidentia... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

withholding last paycheck as ransom
I was employed by a local small employer office. I was employed for 6 years. I terminated my employment with two weeks notice. In the first week I was gone I receive a letter from my previous employer... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Severance Shortfall
My father was just recently laid off after 10 years of service as an Engineer with a large multinational engineering firm. After, just completing a project which kept him on the road for a year straig... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Large company caugt cheating me out of pay
I was off work at financial sevices company. LOA rules in company say must help my clients while off on leave. Instead the managers poached my insurance policies and other business. Refused to correct... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

final wage and per diem
my previous employer pays me regular salary and per diem ..He need to pay me couple of months salary ..so when i file wage claim in texas workforce commission can i include wage and per diem ? Thanks applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

homeowners insurance denied claim
I had a 4 wheeler stolen out of my closed garage.Got a police report,and took it to my homeowners insurance,and they denied to pay for it because it was cosiderd a vehicle but you can notlicnes a 4 wh... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Unpaid wages and bounced payroll check
I worked for four weeks for my previous employer. He hired 4 other employees at the same time as myself. To my knowledge, none of us have been paid with a 'good' check. We all, at this point, have pap... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

My employer has two year non-compete clause - that seems awfully long.
Our company provides urban and regional planning consulting services. A one year non-compete seems more than sufficient to cover their business needs but two years seems excessive. The firm does not p... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What should I do if my eployer fails to pay my final check?
I quit my job a few weeks ago. My final paycheck was due on Monday and should have been direct deposited to my bank account. I even contacted my back to verify that they had not received the deposit. ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Is overtime pay a matter of policy or law?
In the Matter of At Will Employment,over-time pay and working longer than 6 days per week. Are this issues law or are they a matter policy, and if a company doesn't have any written policy in regards ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

I need to know how to get out/ fight a non compete clause
I was let go from my job Friday morning. I have already found another job but it is at a competitor (Im a florist). When i started employment in 2006, my former employers had me sign a non compete cla... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

PLEASE HELP
I have been employed for 2 years with my employer, no vacation, no paid holidays, no benefits at all. I also work overtime for regular pay, and RARELY take a lunch! They are now telling me I have to c... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Severance - Wages vs. Assets
My current position was eliminated and I was given 60 days notice with an additional 8 weeks severance payable at the same schedule as my previous wages. Immediately following my layoff, I was served ... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Appears to be overly restrictive non-compete, trying to understand the legal limitations
The company is a computer solutions company that provides computer stuff -- software, hardware, networks, and consultants. This non-compete appears to restrict: * Working for any company that performs... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

I recently relocated with my current company, is the repayment agreement really enforceable?
I've been working at my company for ~18mos in middle management. I recently (2mos) relocated from overseas, taking up a new role. As a part of taking the new role, I signed a boilerplate relocation re... applies to California  ·  0 answers

i can't even buy groceries right now-must less pay for a consultation
can the company you work for call you in the office on friday after you have worked all week and get your check on monday and tell you that your check will be half of what it was the week before. you ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

False Pay and Review Promises
I was employed with a company located in Oakland, Ca. for almost two years. After my initial interview with this company, I was asked what salary rate I was seeking by the person interviewing me. I wa... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Discrimination during pregnany: wages, forced maternity leave.
At the beginning of 2009, my employer cut everyone's wages 20% and management 10%. Managers had to work a full schedule on the 10% cut, while the rest of the staff was permitted to take a day off per ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Does an employee have a case of tortious interference, defamation or slander?
In this situation, an employer had a layoff of union and non-union employees. A company officer stated that one of the non-union, at-will employees he laid off "would never work at the company again."... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Is my Employer violating FMLA since they haven't responded to my requests for intermittent FMLA?
I am currently on intermittent FMLA leave for a serious health condition; however, my doctor accidentally left part of it off, but included it in an attached form. They added the condition on the empl... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

FAILURE TO INFORM EMPLOYEE INJURED EMPLOYEE OF BENEFITS, AND WRONGFUL TERMINATION
ON 9/11/00 MY DOCTOR DIAGNOSED ME WITH BI-LATERAL CARPAL TUNNEL, AND WAS TOLD TO APPLY FOR WORKER’S COMPENSATION. WHEN I INFORMED MY EMPLOYER, THAT I WOULD NEED TO FILE A WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIM, ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Hired for wrong job, fired for lack of experience?!?
Hired through an employment agency to process home loans for a well established bank. I let them know I had no previous mortgage experience, and was told not to worry, they have a three week training ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Is this legal?
I have been working for a company for 5 years now. I started out salary, and after 5 years they have decided to move me to hourly. Which when i was working salary I was working like 84 hours a week. A... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Terminated and them wanting me to pay invoice
Here's the issue - I was let go or fired if you will, from my previous employer - I was DENIED my unemployment benefits because somehow my employer said I was abusing the internet during business hour... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is there a way for employers to not have to pay unemployment if they comply with Employment-At-Will?
Employment is entered upon "at will." Are there cases where this relationship has held up for unemployment cases - meaning that the employer can terminate the employee for good cause, bad cause, or no... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

worker's comp and severance pay
I have a current worker's comp claim. I went back to work on a trial basis but have found I cannot continue and my Dr. is taking me back out of work. My office has offered me one week of severance pay... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Blocked account and work interview
My previous employer wrote me my final paycheck and it was returned as "blocked account". Is this the same thing as NSF and can I bring this to a district attorney. Also, my first day of work he refus... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can I be layed off this way....
I filed for worker Comp 12/17/2011 .. 6 days in employer showed his disapproval thru actions, about 25 days in when paying insurance premium was asked if i was doing this on own insurance or am I goin... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can I be layed off this way....
I filed for worker Comp 12/17/2011 .. 6 days in employer showed his disapproval thru actions, about 25 days in when paying insurance premium was asked if i was doing this on own insurance or am I goin... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Breach of employment contract by employer-not honoring designation/title mentioned in offer letter
I have been hired by a Fortune 500 Company for a senior manager position via hiring agency. After 9 months - I was told that they hired me at a higher salary grade and i need to work at the lower desi... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

What do I need to do in order for my non-profit to pay my top three staff/volunteers a stipend
"What do I need to do in order for my non-profit to pay my top three staff/volunteers a stipend of $100 a month, totaling $1200? We are not a 501c3 organization, but we are Inc in Mississippi and have... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

Boss gave verbal agreement in meeting (witnesses) for bonus but wont pay. Do I have any recourse?
My employer promised bonus payments for certain completed tasks (I don't want to get into too much detail here for fear of reprisal). This promise was made only verbally, although it was in a formal m... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Resigned, then terminated, policy for vaca pay differentiates between vol/invol
In Pennsylvania, an at-will state, a 7-year management employee resigns and provides the required 4-week notice and is immediately terminated. Written formal Policy Manual is in place and states payme... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

On what basis does an employeer have to pay a mimimum wage?
I work for a local IT company. We are commission only (sales) and have been told that we are 'Independent contractors'. However, we are set hours we must work and clock in at the beginning and end of ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Severance pay for maternity leave
Is it legal for an employer to lay off pregnant employees before/during/after maternity leave without additional compensation for medical leave of absence benefits in their severance agreement even th... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Re: Dion Cassata--Equal Pay
Dion Cassata responded earlier concerning equal pay. I resigned as supervisor of security at my job because the management would not support me as supervisor, or the company's written policies concern... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can they make me pay this money?
I signed an employment offer letter for a job that required me to relocate in order to accept. The offer letter indicated that company provided relocation expenses would have to be paid back if I left... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Severance pay without signed agreement
My husband was recently laid-off from his job. He was sent a legal agreement in the mail from the corporate office which sounded very "fishy" . The agreement said he would never seek future employment... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

When can a Non Compete by put in place
I work for a Firm in Virginia and live in Alabama, i have been there 3 years. my Boss recently sent me a Non Competition / Trade secrets Contract. Where i have a issue is when i went there they did 99... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

Is a C Corporation Obligated to pay back wages to an Owner?
We own a C Corp. There are 4 owners. In March of this year we all decided to take a 25% paycut meaning only 3 paychecks a month rather than 4. Money got tight so there were weeks when we only took 1 o... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

Can my employer require a physician's statement stating the reason for absence?
I have had to use more sick leave more than usual since August 2011 (14 sick days, 9 vacation days). Family issues with a family member's drug use, my daughter's separation from her husband in which s... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Can they reduce salaries as well as lay off employees?
My employer (located in New York State) is having some financial difficulties. As a result the company is now reducing all salaried employees' pay by 18% for the next 7 weeks as well as shutting down ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Comp Time- vs- Over Time
I am a non-exempt employee. My Employer has told me they will no longer pay overtime for ovetime worked but said I can take the time off at a later date. They are calling it "Comp Time". But I do not ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Ensuring no conflict of interest prior to consultation
We need to consult with an attorney ASAP. Situation involves exempt/non-exempt status,overtime pay (request has been made),retaliation,worker safety,have been informed overtime situation has occured i... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Unemployment Compensation vs. Severance
Hello! I recently lost my job in Indiana to "corporate realignmet." Can you tell me if there is a way to collect unemployment compensation before or during my severance period (18 weeks)? According to... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Employer has no funds topay salary for next pay period. Can I reopen a previous claim?
can i open up claims for remaining unemployement left i have 15,ooo dollars left never collected in 40 yrs working i cant fiancially take achance no salry we are colllection agency i would be colllect... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Wrongful Termination Without Cause
I was terminated from my job a few days ago after 2 1/2 years of service. The reason that my employer gave me was that my skill set did not match the direction in which their IT Department was headed.... applies to District of Columbia  ·  1 answer

Enforcability of Non-Compete When Going From MA to CA
I am in marketing for an established software company in MA and am moving to a more senior position in marketing for a start-up in CA. I have been doing marketing for a shipping product that has techn... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

We are told because it is the government there is nothing we can do.Is there lawyers who can help us
I was working for the government in 2003,I had direct deposit as did my wife.After stopping my employment, my employer continued to pay me.We were unaware,moved,closed the bank accounts.1 1/2 years la... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

vacation pay
I am terminating my employment on Friday, 12/17/2004, making my last day Friday, 12/31/2004. If I wait until Monday, December 20, 2004 before terminatating, i.e., giving two weeks notice, making my la... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

What can I do to protect my commissions once I resign?
I am planning to resign from my present sales job which compensates me with salary and commission.how can I be assured that my present company will pay all commissions do on shipped orders, and on ope... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Pregnancy Discrimination
I am currently in an employment discrimination case with a Fortune 500 company. I worked for them for almost 6 years, was a vested employee, and two days after disclosing my pregnancy they terminated ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

If away from home for work, how is compensable time calculated for non-exempt employees?
I will be administering a conference (non-exempt employee) and will be away from home for three days and two nights. Does my employer only need to pay for actual time worked during the conference? Is ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Boss clocked me out two hours before shift was over and did not tell me until the end of the shift.
I work at a sandwich shop and I was forced to work a double shift that gave me a total of 40 hrs. for the week. Two hours before the second shift was up the owner clocked me out without telling me unt... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Can management decide to pay severance to some employees and not others?
Our company is going out of business and everyone was laid off this month. There are 5 directors and a CEO. Three of the 5 directors are receiving 4 weeks severance pay. The CEO is receiving a large l... applies to Nebraska  ·  0 answers

45% pay cut and reverse discrimination
My husband is a sales executive for a fairly large company. He has been paid a salary + commission for 4 years. Friday he was told because of a negative canvass of 2% he will no longer receive a salar... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can employer prevent me from making a living by working other place.
I am an on-call/as needed sign language interpreter at a local agency. I am also a student at a local community college. In the past the college had contracted with the agency to provide interpreter s... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Non competition valid after 11yrs service?
I signed a Employment Agreement with a Non Compete clause in 1997. The company was one of the holding companys of the US parent. Since then the Parent has split itself into many holding companies, sol... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

can they turn my job into part time and hire some one else for the other half of my job
After working for 9 years full time, my ex-company told me that they were going to turn my position into two part time jobs and offered me one of the 4 hour slot which I took, then about 1-1/2 yrs lat... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Am i getting cheated?
I am a store manager for a farm parts retail store I was put on salary income, and i only get paid for 80 hours every two weeks regardless if i work 100 hours, but if i work less lets say 60 hours i a... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

I am in the auto sales industry
At out dealership they pay the salepeople minimum wage for their hours and then whatever commissions they earn for that week are taken to cover the minimum wage, however if you do not earn enough comm... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Termination letter vs Employment contract
I'm one of the programmers brought in from overseas on H1B. My employment agreement with my H1B sponsor has a non-compete clause that prohibits me from working with any client company should my employ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Unused Vacation Pay in Arizona
I was recently laid off from my job of 22 months. I have 95.50 hours of unused vacation time that I believe I am owed. Are you familar with Arizona? According to their handbook it says "While unused P... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Kmart not paying bonus to it's employees..
Kmart three weeks before it was to pay our bonus decided to pay only 54% of it to all all store management except pharmacy.. Our unsigned agreement with kmart was on performance of the store, not on h... applies to Minnesota  ·  1 answer

Severance Pay
My company is relocating to California and my job has been eliminated. I have been employed by this company for 12 1/2 years and have been offered 1 month severance pay. For this I have to train my bo... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Vacation Policy Change
I have been with my employer for 8 years now and our vacation policy has always been that you could carry over 1 1/2 times your accured vaction, and at seperation any unused vaction was paid out at 10... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Harassed for not being a team player
I am the only female and age 54, working with an IT Team of all young men. Whenever I discuss anything with my boss, I refer to them as "The Guys", which they all are, and my boss said that we have te... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Employer will not accept physician release
My employer has asked me to take a fitness exam after my physician released me back to my job without limitation. I had a partial shoulder replacement on January 26th. I did not ask my employer for me... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Vacation on the books when Laid Off
Recently I was laid off due to a sharp decline in business. I had one week of Vacation on the books, does my employer have to pay me for that week of vacation? applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Docking salary pay due to doctor's note
I am a salary employee. On my paycheck stub bi-weekly it states I am paid for 80 hours (40 per week), though as salary at my job it is understood that we are to work 50 hour work weeks. I have not sig... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

non compete agreement after employment
Hi I am in sales and marketing. I have brought some accounts into my customer base from previous experiences and I have developed some new customers no doubt with this employer. The present company I ... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

Pay for accrued vacation days after resignation
I recently left a company where I worked as a commission salesperson. I had four days of vacation time accrued. Now the company is telling me that because I left without giving them two weeks notice, ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

is it possible to collect the wages
employer operated a business taking care of elderly people giving in-house services he was being paid by the government capped six employees working without pay for about three months filed bankruptcy... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I was retaliated on because i reported my manager What can i do about this?
I reported my manager to the store manager I was blatently harrased and my hours were cut because of it I then reported harrasment to the company headquater which brought on more harrasment and retali... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

change from commission to salary and territory increase
I signed a non-compete 9 1/2 yrs ago the agreement was mentioned after I was hired and i was paid 25.00 to sign it or i would be terminated. Company recently changed the compensation package from comm... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can former employer violate oral agreement to list as rehire status
I worked for a state agency and had conflict at a new position. I was given a choice of being fired or resigning. The HR director offered me some severance pay, to help me get UI benefits, and to "...... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Sub-Contractor to Sub-Contrator switch
I signed a non-compete at the time of hire. I am currently a sub-contractor and would like to switch to another sub-contractor under a big contract with multiple sub-contractors. I was wondering if yo... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Need a lawyer that can win retaliation case for this bookkeeper.
I have a 17 years stable, continueous work history with high integrity. Until this year. My Ex-employer denies that they fired me. They are refusing to pay my annual performance based bonus that I ear... applies to California  ·  2 answers

terminated vs lay off (benefits still paid.)
I was layed off from my job due to work cut back. I was a full time contractor in the computer Industry. My company confirmed my lay off with the unemployment office when I filed stating that I was NO... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Independent contractor salesperson in California
I know that real estate brokers hire agents as independent contractors and pay them commission only. Plus, they pay worker's comp and maybe some errors and omissions insurance. I'd like to hire a sale... applies to California  ·  1 answer

neneed urgent answer re FMLA , etc. before April 11, 2001, please!
Please help! I was attacked by a fellow crewmember on a ship and required major spine surgery December 8, 2000, and have been on leave since then (16 weeks more or less) receiving 60% of my salary thr... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

$18,000 in unpaid wages and reimbursements - how to pursue
I'm looking to see if I have a case or legal options in recovering unpaid wages and reimbursements from a past employer. About two years ago I started working for a IT services company in Aurora, Ohio... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Discrimation-Termination of employment
I was terminated from my employer with no reason for termination given when contacted via answering machine from company vp of operations. i have since filed a claim with eeoc because of the firing, i... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can you be forced to use vacation time for being sent home early from work?
My company just instituted the rule that when we are not busy, employees will be sent home and their vacation time will be used to pay for the time off. I feel this is illegal, not to mention unethica... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Serverance and discrimination
Our company is going through a RIF and I am eligible for a severence as per the announced policy - 2 weeks of pay for every year worked, with a cap of 8 weeks. The RIF is going to happen on 31st March... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Bench policies for consulting companies
I was living in NC when I received an offer from a consulting company in NY. Before accepting the job, I made sure to cover issues (verbally and through email) such as the 'bench' and what would happe... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

PC Help Desk Overtime
I was hired with a company with "full-time salaried employment status" back in June 2006 to work as a computer help desk tech. It was always commonplace to work overtime, it came with the job. I have ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Sevarance
I was terminated from employment after 2 years because I was "not working out." I have received 2 performance increases. Totaling $10000.00 (annually) I reported to the VP of Operations, who implied t... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Does my employee have to provide me with a final pay stub if i am unable to get it on-line?
We no longer recieve paper paychecks or stubs and must look at them or print them from the on-line HR site. i was terminated and do not have access to the on-line service any longer. I want to see my ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Longer hours requested, no more money for it ...
I work in a small private company as a manager and supervise 5 -6 employees. Our working week is 35 hours, but company has a right to extend it to 40 hours when needed. Such extensions happen and all ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Exemption Status at Risk
If an employer instructs an exempt employee to take five days off without pay as a company cost savings initiative, then fails to instruct the employee's to leave their Blackberry's and laptop's at th... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Employer denies involuntary leave in layoff with severance choice
I was recently laid off and offered a severance package. There are two options, take a lump sum payment or a weekly payment. If I take the lump, my employer states that they will consider this a volun... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Employer unwilling to pay on a legally enforceable severance agreement
Recently I was the President and CEO of a company that was purchased by a much larger Indian outsourcing business. Suffice it to say I was recently let go. While my severance package is minimal compar... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

How can i get my manager to pay me for my pdo's my manager gave me?
I put in my two weeks at my job and my manager suggested for me to use the rest of my pdo's(paid days off) to work out my week because of my commute. So i agreed to it believing that my manager should... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Payroll Garnishment Deductions Missed for almost 2 years
Hello, Our HR department told me to pay $10K of the child support that was not deducted from my biweekly payroll since February 2011 to the Present. The payment were made to the child support but not ... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Ask a current ee to fill in temp basis do we have to pay them the same wage?
Employee was handled clerical tasks is out on FMLA until Dec - prob longer - job duties have to be filled or we do not receive funding from the state. If we place somone in her position on an interm b... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Firing upon coming off of Doctor recommended leave
My husband was hired for a non-union company that employs over 500 people on 3/10/03. Here are the facts: 3/10/03--Hired as JR. Paint Process Engineer 8/25/03--received 2 letters of recognition for ou... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Time payed for operating company vehicles
I work in construction and my company furnishes myself and other foremen trucks to carry their tools and materials to the jobs.They pay travel time to the job only once no matter how far or how long y... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Differant pay rate on vacation time
Six months ago I was given a pay raise yet the new rate is not being paid for any vacation time or sick time. My old hourly rate is still linked to my vacation/sick time. I am told that the raise is f... applies to Texas  ·  3 answers

How do you figure the worth of a claim
In a discrimination claim, how do you figure the worth of your claim? Can the loss of your life insurance coverage be considered a loss? How do you figure any back pay that maybe considered? And what ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Do I have a lawsuit against my employer for lost wages and emotional damage?
In April I found out I had a brain tumor, and had emergency surgery. I went on disability and FMLA. When the FMLA expired I was not recovered from my ordeal. The HR dept. for my employer sent me paper... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Is it legal for my employeer to dock my pay?
I was told on Jan 10, 2012 that I was being docked 30 minutes of pay dated back to Dec 23, 2011 (I am an hourly employee). I was never told of any schedule modifications, but the office manager states... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Holiday Pay During Two week notice?
So I put my two week notice in with one additional day so I would get my Holiday Pay. My company came back and said they are terminating me the day before the holiday. Is this legal? (I am willing to ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Defamation or slander or both ???
i am a self-employed truck driver. in todays troubling times it is becoming increasingly difficult to be successful in my industry. After 7 months of struggling to make ends meet working for the compa... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can my employer deny my return to work? Doctor did a fit for duty certifcate saying I could return.
Employer states the doctor was unclear and she needed more info. and as a result, I couldn't return. The doctor stated I can do light duty,(meaning no strenouous activity). My job doesn't entail doing... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is it legal to pay another person the commissions that I have earned?
I recently had a job where I earned commissions. Our company recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy so alot of changes were made, including forcing us into new positions that do not pay commissio... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Is it legal to pay another person the commissions that I have earned?
I recently had a job where I earned commissions. Our company recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy so alot of changes were made, including forcing us into new positions that do not pay commissio... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

Non-compete issue
My wife worked as a sales rep for one year with a local radio station. After she began with the radio station she was asked to sign a contract that included a non-compete amongst several other things.... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can a "copy-and-paste" haphazard non-compete be legal?
Last November, my ex-employer got to a point where he threatened me, after over a year of verbal abuse, harrassment, suspicious discrimination and general mistreatment. When I complained to HR, they s... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Is it an Equal Pay violation to pay a bonus to one employee and not the other in the same position?
I was hired 2 1/2 years ago in a management position. There are two of us at the location that share the same management title and we have the same job description. When I was hired, I was paid 20% le... applies to Kentucky  ·  1 answer

Can we get this job back?
My husband was terminated from his job after less than a week of working at it. He was accused of "lying" on his application. When he asked what his employer was referring to, he was told that he left... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Are the following statements enforceable in my case?
I signed the following non-compete agreement(NCA), while accepting employment. I had been out of work for 11 months, so I had to accept this. • Can my employer include "customer" in the NCA? • Als... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Does signing a settlement allow mw to collect unemployment benefits?
I have been told that if I signed a Separation and Release Agreement that for AZ unemployment purposes, my severence pay of two weeks would now constitute a 'settlement' and I should not count it as S... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Confidentiality and No Solicitation Agreement in CA
I worked at a company for three years as a sales rep. I signed a "confidentiality and no solicitation agreement" when I started working there along with my compensation contract, etc. After three year... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can client withhold final pay from contractor
I have a client that I have done work for for a year. Last week he learned that I was going to take on another client to work from home. He called me and stated, if you go into this meeting it will co... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Change of Payday
Pay day question. Employed 35 yrs for an N E Ohio company that is a union shop. Pay is based on 2 weeks work, payed out historicaly on following Thursday (1 day early)even though 'official' payday is ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Temporary job - can it affect my possible severance pay?
I got laid-off in April '09 and was told I could be called back in the Fall. If I'm not called back I will be terminated on Jan 1 2010. I haven't been recalled and most likely won't be. Since then, I'... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is my non-compete valid when I had my pay cut and benifits cut ?
I signed a non-compete with my employer after I got another job offer and gave my two weeks notice. The next day my boss called me in and offered me more money to stay,so I did. A few days later they ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is the restriction in labor agreement between the old employee and me still valid?
hi , I signed a offer letter half year ago, which indicated that I need to pay back the relocation benefit package(around 25K) if I left company within one year since onboard. but now the busines unit... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Re:Over The Road (OTR) Trucking & pay per mile.
Trucking companies regularly short their OTR & regional drivers upwards of 12% or more in general, per load, for mileage driven. Is it possible to sue for the unpaid miles? Companies use various guide... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I am paid less than the Sheriff and not paid OT for days off I work.
I am a corrections ofc. for a private corp. and sometimes we have to pull hosp. duty. I make $9.50 hr. At my job. The marshals pay the co. $12.00 hr. When I work the hosp. The co. Only pays me $9.00 h... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

owed vacation hours after being terminated for no reason
i was recently let go from my job of 7 years for no reason.when they told me they said they would pay me for all my vacation hours which would be 3 weeks, with one week carried over from last year(we ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

unemployment issues due to appeal
I got terminated from long john silvers for a breech of contract. they said i thew a piece of chicken at my manager. I didn't threw the piece of chicken at my manager. I tossed it at him. the reason w... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

Forced to work for free to collect owed bonus
Myself as VP, another VP and the CEO negotiated a bonus plan that pays a % of profit quarterly. When we made profits it was decided by the CEO that we had insufficent cash flow to pay it so book it fo... applies to California  ·  1 answer

with a company buyout am I eligible to draw unemployment?
My employer just sold the company to an individual. It is a private company, no stock involved in the sale, assets only. The new owner has offered me a job, same position at the same rate of pay, but ... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Is my non-competition restrictive covenant enforceable?
I am a residential property manager with a real estate brokerage in Hampton Roads (southside). I am unhappy w/ my current company & am being recruited by another real estate brokerage. I just realized... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Denied the option of using intermittent leave that would have assisted me better.
I was approved for FMLA leave to care for my mother who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer/Dementia. She also suffered from rhematoid athritis. I requested Intermitted leave (reduced schedule) but was ... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

hOW LONG DOES AN EMPLOYER HAVE TO HOLD YOUR POSITION IF YOUR OUT ON DISABILITY?
I AM CURRENTLY FILLING IN AS A DAYCARE DIRECTOR BECAUSE THE DIRECTOR IS OUT ON DISABILITY. HOW LONG CAN THEY HOLD THE POSITION? DO THEY HAVE A LEGAL OBILGATION TO PAY ME AT THE SCALE OF MY NEW POSITIO... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Severance packages effect on work comp benefits?
I am curently collecting workers compensation for a herniated disk. My employer has decided to permanemtly outsource my job due to the uncertainty of my return, or ability to perform upon return. A se... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can a employer hold 10% of your commision and not pay it back?
We have a portion in our compensation douments that state that youmust achieve a minimun lock to fund ratio of 55% each calendar quarter if you do not achieve a 55% lock to fund the gross commision ea... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Can a company deny your severance pay after they told you you would receive 2 wks severance?
I was told to resign or be terminated, either way I would receive 2 wks severance pay. Those were the exact words from my director. My clinical manager was present when she said this and now I have be... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Regarding my severance pay amount.
Dear sir: I have laid off last month. and I have received severance pay package. Then I found that My staff received severance package as his salary x 1/4 x 6years = over $4,ooo for his 10yers working... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Am I due my vacation pay
I was trying to disipline a subordinate where I was a supervisor. The employee refused to perform a tasks wich I assigned her to do and walked out. A few days later my supervisor called myself and the... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Relocated and can't return to the old job.
I was relocated to a foreign country three years ago by my old boss. Although he didn't give me a written promise to hire me back, he did tell me verbally that I could come back after a few years afte... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Was I discrimated because I requested Health Insurance?
I was terminated today for unknown reasons; I worked as a Director of HR for a family owed Footwear Company in NYC for almost 1 1/2 years as a permanent P/T employee working 24 hrs per wk. I was told ... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

If i quit my job, can my boss reduce my last paycheck to minimum wage?
My husband is ready to quit his current job but he heard that if he quits or even give his 2 week notice that his last paycheck will be at state minimum wage and not his regular pay. Is the employer a... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

Exempt employee travelling WAY too much.
Hi. I am an exempt employee in sourthern CA that works at a software company. My job title is Support Specialist, although I am more of a travelling technician. I know that an employer can make you wo... applies to California  ·  3 answers

My right to choose where to park my car.
I was legally parked on a public street about a half a block away from my work. Does my employer have the right to suspend me two days w/o pay for parking there? - There reasoning: " It's in the polic... applies to California  ·  1 answer

If a company pays out severance to other employees and you find youself in the same situation...
I work for a wireless communications company based out of California, but I am employed in a retail store in Oklahoma. Back in 2009 they closed a store in Pryor, Ok and offered everyone positions in T... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

Am I entitle to back pay
I was notified that I was being paid less than my peers with similar skill set so I was getting a wage adjustment. There was a restructure and job title change. My question, am I entitled to back pay ... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Can an employer not pay you for time worked because of a failed drug screen?
I got a job with a community action group and was not aware of the drug screen. After I found out, I felt that I would pass since it had been quite a while since my last use so I took the test and hop... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

can I sue the union for failure to fairly represent me?
I was a Flight Engineer for an airline (A) that terminated all it's Flight Engineers. A breach of contract greivance was filed and at arbitration it was determined that the airline was wrong and it wo... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Current Employer Blocked Me From New Job
I have been working as a department lead for a grocery store for four months. One of my distributors changed routes, leaving his sales rep job open. I interviewed for the position, and was told that m... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Collecting Umployment on Seperation Pay
My company is laying off 8000 employees and is offering a Seperation Plan that pays out 2 weeks for every year plus 8 weeks and any vacation. This is not a lump sum payment so every 2 weeks employees ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Resignation or Severance Pay
my job role/ responsibilites have recently changed for the worse, and my question is: if my employer proposes a new position within the company (lateral move), and i choose not to accept the position,... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can going to arbitration worsen my position ?
I was in sales and I have a non-compete where my former employer pays me a small percent of what the clients I brought in continue to pay - this is what is at stake. I feel the entire agreement should... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Does a non profit, non FMLA agency have to pay for health care coverage medical leave
Is a non-profit non FMLA employer liable for health coverage for an employee who is requesting a two month medical leave due to seizures? She does not have any sick leave left nor did she take advanta... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Merger related job change / elimination - Employer won't agree to severance.
I am a long-time employee of a major financial institution, which recently went through a merger. As a direct result of the merger, my position, as I have known it for the past 5 years has completely ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

FMLA and overtime
I have a chronic medical condition and have been approved for intermittent FMLA. Last I utilized three days of FMLA; my employer was shorthanded for the weekend and I agree to work two shifts. There w... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

Is a non-compete valid if the company backs out of Agreed terms?
I worked for a GA company for 8 yrs an upon returning 14 mths later they wanted me sign a non-compete. We agreed upon expenses,commission an a monthly salary. Expenses to be submitted by 1st of month ... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Severance Pay Discrimination
I was recently laid off. When I asked about a severance package they gave me $7,000 for now. They are suppose to let me know about my severance package. The last employee who was laid off received 1 y... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

CAN I FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST MY EMPLOYER FOR ALL THE VIOLATIONS AGAINST ME INCLUDING DEFAMATION?
WRONGFULL TERMINATION, RETALIATION,DEFAMATION,DISCRIMINATION, AND FAILURE TO PAY WAGES OF OVERTIME WORKED. ALL STARTED AFTER MAKING A STATEMENT OF GRIEVENCE AGAINST A DIRECTOR THAT WAS ENGAGING IN WRO... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Salaried Employee docked pay for 1 day off.
I am an exempt salaried employee. My duties include supervisory, administrative and I am also on call 24 hours a day for emergency situations. I work in a Customer Service Help Desk. This year I was i... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

What should be the rule when a company has locations in different states and accrued vacation
is in question? I work for a company headquarter based in Cincinatti, Ohio and I worked out of Baltimore, Maryland. They refused to pay me vacation pay but have admitted that accrude vacation was paye... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

Reduction in eligibility for bonus
I was hired by my employer in April of this year (at will). During the interview process the bonus was pitched to me as something that would make up for the difference in my base pay. My offer letter ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Erratic Schedule and Pay Errors
I have two questions. The first pertains to having a set schedule, and the second pertains to correcting wage errors. My mother works in the activities department of a nursing home for little more tha... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

renege on pan plan after task accomplished
I have worked for my company for many years and have worked in many departments. In late 2006, I accepted a position in the sales dept signing an agreement of salary and commissions to be paid. After ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Was it legal for my employer to swtich me to 1099?
I have worked for this company for more than 10 years. In the past 2 years there were many changes in how the business was run, including change of ownership. Originally I worked in Denver, but was re... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

I have been confronted 3 times at my whits end
I was laid off in 2009 by an employer. They cliamed that the economy was bad. In march of this year I was asked to come back to help out. 3 days into my employment I was asked to give statments about ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is my non compete agreement enforceable?
I signed a non compete with a lawn maintenance company called Floralawn who has been doing buisness in Lakeland for 19 years. I started off as the Account Manager and then they changed my title to Lan... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Character defamation?
I have recently started a temporary work contract for a financial services company. On my official first day of employment, the HR manager called me in for a meeting and informed me that one of my pre... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

TWC files lien for employees back wages
My employer owes me back wages of approx. 6k. I filed with TWC who found in my favor and TWC has filed a lien on the company for my wages. TWC says there is nothing else that can be done other than pu... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

i've been at my job for over two years, the only policy my employer ever advised me of regarding vacation time/pay was i had to accrue the time (1 week a year, after 1 year's work) prior to being able to take vacation time. Over the past year, I have take
in the past he has allowed me to use vacation time as needed, i.e. advise him when i called in that i needed to take the day off. applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

Can my emplyer, who receives state funding, dock me for two days when I missed one due to illness?
I missed 4 days total and brought in a doctor's note. My employer is going to dock my pay for 8 days because he says July is a blackout month, and employees may not be absent during this time. I am sa... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Vacation time & demotion
When I hit my year my at my job, I earned 1 week of vacation time. Over the past few weeks, I had to miss work on a couple occasions because of illness. Due to the missed hours, my employer decided to... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

should we be paid for all hours operating a dump truck?
our pay does not start until we get to jobsite,which could be anywhere from one half to two and a half hours per day plus the drive home,they do however pay us 1 hour of drive time per day,we drive co... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Can a job offer be withdrawn unilaterally? After an expensive, complicated relocation?
My husband was offered a position with a privately held company in North VA. As a result, we sold our previous home, I quit my job, and we all relocated from the West Coast with our family and pets, a... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Benefits, pay increase given to male colleagues only
My boss has decided after 23 years of impeccable service that I am a poor employee due to complaints from my male colleagues that it isn't right that I make more money than them. Since I started this ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

They fired him and they still want him to do work...
My co-worker is being "bullied" with threats of criminal charges of extortion if he does not produce paperwork on a laundry list of categories -- none of which currently exists in a written form. Once... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can my husband get severance pay?
My husband was "laid off" 6 months ago from an employer that he had worked 32 years for. There had been a reduction in force through lay offs. Employees were laid off and jobs were re-assigned. Most o... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is it legal for employers to not pay their employees for mandatory meetings?
I am required to attend a monthly mandatory meeting on my day off that I am not paid for. I signed a form saying I would attend all mandatory meetings but it doesn't say I wouldn't be paid for it. My ... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Is it legal for company to force debit payroll card in Hawaii under law section 388-2(a)?
I was issued a payroll debit card from Sears. The problem happen when I lost the card. I reported the card lost and closed the account. Ten days later my paycheck was deposit in the account. They told... applies to Hawaii  ·  0 answers

Does an employee get paid for time spent taking a client to lunch?
I work as a designer for a small home construction company. I have recently changed to part time hourly. My employer, who is the owner and sales person, scheduled a meeting for me with a client to sel... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Bonus earned
I was terminated from my job on Friday and was told I would be paid for earned wages, commissions and accrued vacation. However, my employer is refusing to pay a fair monetary value on a trip I earned... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can I get severence if I'm not fired, but ask to leave instead?
My employer is unbearable. He is the worst manager I've ever had. I've reported him to HR on two different occasions, due to his inability to manage in a professional manner. I've been with my current... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is this an example of discrimination?
I was hired by a company November 1 2010. Everything was going well until April when the company conducted it's annual audio gram. Upon seeing the results of it they referred me to my doctor who regul... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

FMLA - job elimination
I was on FMLA leave for back surgery, and call my boss to tell him of my release from doctors to go back to work the following week. Two days later I was told by my boss that he "eliminated" my positi... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

unpaid wages
I had been working as a video editor for a leased access television show in New York. The pay was never on time, however I always recieved it at the most ten days late. The rate was 350/week and I wor... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Non payment of Services
I am an H1B software engineer. I work as a consultant for companies on projects for a limited duration. the placement agencies is the middleman i.e they are paid by the company and then i am paid by t... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Unemployment compensation appeal by former employer.
I was terminated for violating company policies in April 2009, and had to have a hearing with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (telephone hearing) to determine if they would pay my unemp... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Severance Pay Issues
I was laid off from my job. A big company bouth my company. They offer me severance pay for 6 months, but they do not want that I work for that period of time in any place. I was a manager and I under... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

My fiance is being demoted out of nowhere and they are decreasing his salary. Can they do this?
My fiance is the manager of a jewelry store for about a year and a half. He has done an amazing job and won many awards within his company for doing so well and improving this store from the year befo... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Formerly salaried, now hourly for questioning authority
I am a recruiter on-site at an electronics co. in CA. I have always been considered an "exempt" employee as I hire, fire, interview, recruit, etc. Recently I asked my employer how it was legal for the... applies to California  ·  1 answer

How can I determine that my new employer is truly a competitor of my old employer?
There is only one product offered by my old employer that could be considered a competitive product. Both use the same sales channels. However, I have worked for my old employer on two separate occasi... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

What exactly is severance pay?
My husband overheard a conversation in December in which his boss was offering his job to another employee. When confronted his boss told him yes he was planning on laying him off. My husband asked hi... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Gender Discrimination - Pay Rates
I was hired in July, 2002 by a company out of LA. I'm a 22 year old female college graduate w/ 4 yrs experience. My pay rate is $11/hour. A 20 year old male with no college degree and 2 years experien... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I go before a court without an attorney to blue pencil a Non-Compete Agreement?
NOTE: I AM WILLING TO PAY A SMALL FEE FOR GOOD, USEABLE INFORMATION. I was employed for 17 years with a Construction Labor Leasing Company. I was recruited by their largest national competitor. After ... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

HRA Laws
I was recently put on "indefinite layoff" from my job. At the time, I had an HRA account with approx $1,100 in it (i had 2 upcoming dr appts scheduled at the time). I was told that even though I am NO... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Am I owed earned wages?
I was cheated out of my Holiday pay despite the fact that I followed all of the requirements in our employee manual(EM). I was not paid holiday pay because I called off Sunday which was my overtime. A... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

I was assaulted by a coworker n called 911 and then fired the next morning?
Working for the past 3 years for a retail wine and spirits shop in NYC. I was assaulted by a co worker who has been there for 12 years. She grabbed me by my shirt on the upper collar and bruised and s... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Fired and previous employer will send final paycheck.
Dear Mel, I was fired the other day from a Kwik Kar Lube and Tune and was told by the owner that he would put my final paycheck in the mail. When I did not recieve it, I called to ask why. He said tha... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Overpaid PTO and Tax Question
I was recently paid 20 hours of PTO that I did not request. I have the PTO to spend, this wasn't PTO I didn't already earn. Deducted from the 20 hours were both state and Federal taxes. The very next ... applies to Minnesota  ·  1 answer

Verbal agreement/non-compete enforcable?
I have been working for a consulting company for about three years now, and have been dealing with multiple issues since year one. I was hired for a position at what I believed was a good wage, until ... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

MINIMUM WAGE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
I WORK FOR A SMALL BUSINESS WITH LESS THAN 50 EMPLOYEES WORKING FOR THE EMPLOYER. I WAS WONDERING DO A SMALL BUSINESS HAVE TO PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES MINIMUM WAGE OR THIS NEW LAW DOES NOT APPLY FOR SMALL ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I take them to Small Claims Court ?
Dear Mel! I was terminated in October from my job of 5 years. I have taken them to the unemployment board since they denied my unemployment. The board found that I was not responsible for the separati... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

Is my employer to pay me if I put a 90 day notice in and they want to let me go before
I have been working for a big bank for 3 years now. This bank has a harassment policy which includes sexual orientation. I have had a couple of issues with employees making comments that I have report... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Additional Duties not within Job Description with No Additional Compensation
Can an employer force their employee to take on additional duties NOT in their job description without compensating them? If not, can they eliminate the employee's current position and lay them off, i... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Worker's compensation retaliation
In April, 2000, I offered to resign when I noticed that my boss was not treating me right. Once I turned in my resignation, the manager over my boss call three us to a meeting after three days. I was ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

2 week notice given: Released early
I gave my 2 week notice on the 18th of Dec with january 1st being my last day, and to my surprise, my last day was 5 days following my notice. It was brough to my attention that they let me go early s... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Is major depression covered under the Amerians with Disabilities Act
Met life denied my STD claim for stress/depression. The deaths of two close relatives within 30 days of each other (preceeded by multiply stressful life events in the last year) caused my depression s... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

No last Paycheck until exit interview
My employer refuses to give me my last paycheck until I do an exit interview. This can only be done Mon-Fri from 8am -4pm. The problem is I work Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. I live in ga where there is no laws es... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

after final order can exemployer stop the collection by suing and filing a injuction?
husband filed for unpaid wages won judgement won all appeals, all time has passed. now that payment has been requested employer filed law suit and i think he plans on filing a injuntion saying that he... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Discrimination/EEOC Mediation
The EEOC filed complaints against my former employer. Gender discr.-EPA (30k salary diff between male/female same job, gender discr. - Title VII, racial discr. (i am white) - Title VII. I have agreed ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Monies owed
Thank you in advance for any help and direction that you can offer. I was employeed for 9 years with a firm in NY and was not paid in a timely manner. I currrently am no longer with the firm and am wo... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can I not take the job and still collect unemployment while I continue looking for another job?
My employer laid me off. I have been on unemployment now for 2 weeks. They have now called and offered me a different position with a smaller pay. The new job requires me to be on my legs for 8 hours ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

I was terminated a month prior to my 401K vesting date; do I have any recourse?
I was terminated by my employer on November along with several other employees. I will be 59 in January and my anniversary date is December 8. It was implied that the termination was performance relat... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Independent Contractor Non-Compete Agreement
First, Thank You for your time and reply. I am an independent 1099 health and life insurance agent. I would be working for the company in Illinois. I am considering employment with a Florida based ins... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Does new COBRA rule apply to me?
There are new COBRA rules (part of the Economic Stimulus Act) allowing for a 65% subsidy of a terminated employee's COBRA premium. I am trying to determine of I am eligible for this benefit. I was inv... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Wrongful termination/slander
Hi MEL.... This is an awesome website. My question is for a serverance pay agreeemnt can I change some of the language in the agreement for example. The agreement is standard and does not include the ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Does a non-compete apply to clients who decide to leave the former employer
My non-compete states that I can not sell to anyone who was a client of my former employer. A large client that was mine has called me stating that they have fired my former employer. Would the non-co... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

violation of equal pay laws? (woman making more than men)
for the last 8 months I have worked at an assited living home where I am one of three male certified nurses assistants I have recently discovered that ALL certified female CNAs are making $8.00/hour w... applies to Idaho  ·  1 answer

Can I sue the company who didn't pay me until two month later~
I worked as internship in a company in New York City, at the beginning we sign agreement that the company will pay me two thousand dollars for compensation, one is at the beginning of the internship a... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Can an employer take away your earned vacation time when you get fired?
The employee manual I signed stated "you would receive one week of paid vacation after a year." It said nothing about it being accrued, or that you forfeit your right to this if you leave or are fired... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Severance & Stay On Bonus
During July 2001 our mfg. facility was closed & all employees laid off. We received at the time a letter which said they were going to exit the fabricated strainer business. A group of key employees g... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Said salary job, but feel being treated like hourly?
Had a former employer where my compensatioon was susposed to be a salary yet our checks always stated an hourly rate and as "Regular Pay". Additionally we had only 6 sick days a year afterwhich you wo... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Some Companies Don't like Ethical Questions
Hello, I was recently terminated from a company in what I think was the end of a retaliatory process. It started with my requesting an ombudsman or arbitrator, after I had not been able to resolve som... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Some Companies Don't like Ethical Questions
Hello, I was recently terminated from a company in what I think was the end of a retaliatory process. It started with my requesting an ombudsman or arbitrator, after I had not been able to resolve som... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Demotion enough to avoid non-compete?
I previously worked for a home improvement company and upon employment was asked to sign a non-compete agreement. At the time my salary was $1250 a week plus commissions. Because I was in the military... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Under Mass law, is a company required to pay employee severance if it files chapt 11 or chapt 7?
I joined an early stage company in Cambridge 1 year ago as an executive. The company is incorporated in Delaware and employees based in Massachusettes. I signed an employment agreement that included n... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

What chance do we have to get a favorable result with a TILA error in our mortgage?
We have been working with Certified Mortgage Audit of New York. In the Forensic Mortgage Audit, an error was identified. We also have many email and telephone conversations saying something that is de... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Can an employer deny you vacation time?
I planned to go to Florida for a week the First week of October and put it on the calendar the last week of June I have only two days of vacation left due to my Motherin law had to have surgery so i t... applies to Kentucky  ·  1 answer

Which states laws to follow for resignation from an out of state employer?
I worked in California for a company based in New York. I recently gave notice (2 weeks) and served out that time. They did not hand over my final check at that time, and have still not paid out wages... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Company refusing to pay severance what are my options?
I am based in CA and went to work for a company based in MO and I worked in TX. I started work on 1/17/11 and was terminated on 4/1/11 (yes April Fools day). At termination I was told I would receive ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Tuition Reimbursement
Hello My company has a tuition reimbursement policy that states that if an employee leaves the company within 12 months of any tuition reimbursement, the employee must pay the company back in full. Ho... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Am I owed penalties and dues?
I worked for a court reporting agency that I later found out that I signed a non-compete clause for, even though I was told I would be working as an Independent Contractor; paying for my own supplies,... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is it leagal for a corporation to claim a false exception to avoid paying overtime?
My husband's company(He is a diesel mechanic for Swift Transportation) Told him they do not pay overtime. Is that legal? I know this illegal with the exception of a few situations. The CEO claims one ... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

What is the best way to categorize my settlement if I dont claim wage replacement?
I am going to mediation soon for wrongful termination/disability violation/retaliation/ERISA violation. As I am receiving 60% pay reimbursement from a private long term disability plan, and applying f... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Forced to work holidays when not my scheduled days
My wife works in the guard shack at a private lake community. She works first shift weekends, every weekend(she works Sat & Sun 16 hrs every week), on time never misses, she has always worked any holi... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

if we agree to cut our hours due too low revenue, we are forced to use vacation time
Due to low census, at times we are asked to cut our hours. Previously we were allowed to take a NO PAY DAY. Now, if we take a cut in hours they want us to use our vacation time. Those who have used th... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

greedy again
Thanks for such a quick response, I sensed trouble with miss piggy so I have already made copies of the phony documents and have made a package documenting details on each frauded loan, I also have al... applies to California  ·  1 answer

WARN letter clarification
this is a copy of my warn letter dated july 7 2004 Due to the non renewal of a major contract we are forced to reduce our workforce..This letter is to provide you with a 60 day displacement notice. Yo... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Do I have to pay taxes on the emotional disterss portion of my out of court settlement?
I was terminated after returning from FMLA leave for treatment of Hepatitis C and informed my employer the treatment did not work. I was harassed and blamed for my position falling apart due to my ill... applies to Iowa  ·  1 answer

Is it legal to not rehire someone strictly because of there size. More specifically there BMI?
Since November of 07. I have worked for Cunard. A cruiseline out of England. My last contract was from October of 08 to just this past July. Two weeks ago my agent told me that because I was american ... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Not paying employees
Recently resigned employment from Company I've been with for the past two years. Short facts are: Company required direct deposit for semi-monthly pay (payable on 15th & end of month, unless date fell... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Not eligible for FMLA, being forced to pay company paid insurance premiumS
I am 8 months pregnant and have recently been informed since I will be taking unpaid maternity leave and will be taking off one full month that I would be responsible for paying the $400 insurance pre... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Severence Package/WARN Act
My company is closing down and doing mass lay-offs. They are offering a Serverence package, however the terms were not consistent with that of the WARN act. WARN act states that an employer must give ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Broken-Footed Worker being pressured to stay home
I work for a contract company, within a school district. Ten days ago I broke my foot at home. I immediately told my employer and the personell school district I work in. No one was sent to help me. I... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

abuse of 'at will employment' clause
The 'employment at will' clause is being abused by the employers these days. I am an engineer. In my last job, my employer wrote explicitly the 'employment at will' clause in the offer letter. After f... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Race/Religion Discrimination Harassment settlement
how much money can my Lawyer ask for in a Letter of Demand for Discrimination/Harassment? My understanding is that the cap is between 50,000 to 300,000 based on the size of the employer. I was retalia... applies to Idaho  ·  0 answers

didnt get payed what was promised
i recently joined a courier job. the owner had promise me gas money plus good pay raging from 300 to 500 dollars a week. well i worked my first week and put 1000 miles in my car put 150 dollars in gas... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can my employer cut my residual income form commissions if I am absent due to illness/vacation ect
I am a salaried employee who gets commission on top of a small base. Recently my employer started to deduct my residuals by the days I am absent/late ect. (I am 8 months pregnant, going on leave tomor... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Discrimination, Retaliation?
I am a national Mexican; since I filed a discrimination charge back in 2002, and complained to upper management about lack of advancement and lack of pay increase (June 2003 and December 2003) my empl... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Am I legally bound to repay my company for their tuition reimbursement?
My company offers different tuition reimbursement plans. I am under the plan that the company pays 100% of the tuition and textbooks UPFRONT (before completion of courses). I was recently reimbursed b... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

can the police department not hire me because Im getting sent to fight for my country?
I WAS WORKING PART TIME IN ONE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND I WAS TRYING TO COLLECT UMEPLOYMENT BENIFITS TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE IN HOURS AND PAY BUT THEY REFUSED MY REQUEST. I REINLISTED INTO THE NAVY BEC... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Negotiation of the repayment of a sign in bonus
The terms of my employment included a 5,000 signing bonus that had the following verbage,"In addition, Yardi Systems(my company) will pay you a one-time amount of $5,000, payable upon signing this agr... applies to California  ·  1 answer

PART TWO OF EMPLOYEER DEDUCTING FROM SECOND CHECK?
I UNDERSTAND THAT YES THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY DID. THERE ARE FIVE EMPLOYEES WHO ALL DO THE CLEANING AS A SECOND JOB. THERE IS ONLY ONE OF US WHO HAS A PAY PLAN FOR THE CLEANING. IT STATES HOUSEKEEPING/M... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

on call dispute with for profit hospital.
I am a supervisor in a for profit hospital. I feel there are many issues which I have been given an "unfair shake" here, promotion practices included. I was recently given extra pay for carrying a pag... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is this age discrimination in compensation and eventual lay off?
My dad was layed off due to the company cutting its expenses as a result of the company's poor results. He worked for a publishing company and is the only resource that does graphic arts in the compan... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Consultaning Company Non-Compete applicable nation wide
I am a consultant at a Consulting company. After accepting the job they gave me a non-compete to sign which bars me from working for competitors or starting a company in the field which they are doing... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Acceptance of notice to resign - withholding of pay and bonus
applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Non-compete agreement
I have accepted a position with a company and given notice to my employer. My current employer sells products, my new employer rents different products (but some are the same as my current employer se... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can they use a "use it or lose it" policy when
I currently work for an at will employer and put my two weeks notice in. I was told I would not be paid for the two weeks of vacation that I have earned. They state they have a "use it or lose it" pol... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Valid claim?
To shorten a very long story, I had filed FMLA paperwork with my employer. The condition I have sometimes makes it not possible for me to call in by a certain time EVERY day to report my absence for t... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Is this considered worked time and payable by employer?
My employer has fixed rules for the use of vehicles. We are not allowed to go to resturants or stores during meal periods or breaks unless in passing during the scheduled meal period. The employer tel... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Commission Payment upon Termination
What is the obligation of an employer to pay outstanding commissions upon termination? Our company policy (no written policy) was commission rate was set based on performance level at the time P.O. wa... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

will the ri labor board help me if i live in ri but my company is based in pa. ?
i wasn't paid forthe 4th of july holiday and i was eligable for the holiday. i was told that the labor board was the place to take this problem. i have tried multiple phone calls and emails to my supe... applies to Rhode Island  ·  0 answers

Legal Actions by Employer?
I have a friend who doesn't speak English who signed an agreement entitled "Independent Contractor, Non-Competition and Confidentiality Agreement." She works for a cleaning service and is not at all a... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Mis-classified employee?
Last August 2000 I switched from a 40hr. to a 32hr. work week with a matching reduction in pay. I was a "salaried,non-exempt employee & earned OT pay. I received a 3% merit increase in December 2000 d... applies to California  ·  2 answers

the company my wife and I work for waited until after my wife went on maternity leave to tell her th
My wife signed up for FMLA 7 months before the baby was born and was told she would get 12 weeks of FMLA and that since she qualified for short term disablity benefits that she would get 60% of her pa... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Can I be sued for going to work for a competitor after I was told that "no action will be taken"
I worked with EDS for two years. I signed a non-compete with EDS however, worked for EHRO (Relocation Company) with EDS being the largest shareholder. When HP bought EDS, HP bought all shares of EHRO.... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Overtime at different sites?
Hello. I am employed at a Gas Station, as well as my sister. She works at a store owned and managed by the same individual as where I work. Apart from these two stores he manages a third store. My sis... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Falsely Accused
A girl I work with has falsely accused me a sexual harassment. Any contact between us was always intiated by her, I have many witness's that she was always asking me for a hug. She was interested in d... applies to California  ·  1 answer

do i have a case if I was fired for missing a call on the on call phone while driving.
Four weeks ago I put in a formal complaint about verbal and physical harrassment from a co-worker. This co-worker is a favorite of the president of the company and did nothing when I put in the compla... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Have I been discriminated for pregnancy? I was "laid off" the day before I was to return.
Do I have a case for Pregnancy Discrimination? I was employed by the company for 4 years. I recently had a baby and was due to come back to work on May 22, 01. My position was Customer Service Trainer... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Company Standard Practices
I recently quit a job that I have had for 2 years. I left on excellent terms and had my best sales month ever. The company paid my base salary but refeuses to pay my commissions for the final month sa... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Company wants proof of sortware being deleted, no such prove is available from manufactor..?
I recently ended my employment with a salary positoin. I'm in another section of the state from where the main office is, and we used special software for the job. I recieved an email today saying tha... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can an emplyer rightfully lay off an employee 10 days before starting maternity leave?
I am 8 months and 3 weeks pregnant. All of my paper work is set up to start disability on the 29th of this month. I am having a scheduled C-section delivery on the 29th of this month. My employer info... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Do reporting staf misconduct in the workplace constitute whistleblowing if you were removed from job
On June 26, I received a letter stating that I was on Prn status/ and that my rate of pay dropped at my job becauseit was reported to the CEO of the company that I and several other employees reported... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

i had to quit due to being replaced and offered lower paying position
I quit a job of 6 years after employer "reorganized" and made all staff reapply for positions they previously held. I did not qualify for my position after reorganization due to educational requiremen... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

GEICO UNFAIR TERMINATION
I was recently terminated from GEICO along with up to 100 people for what they refer to as gross misconduct. Some people in the company were removing credit scores from a quote to get a better company... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

company paid holidays
My Husband has worked for his employer for over 12 years. They aren't a corporation but a small company. He gets 6 paid holidays a year. These are the Federal recognized holidays. He works a Monday - ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

can my previous employer deny me severance pay after stating i would receive it?
i was part of a mass layoff empployees were told they would be paid a severence package approx 390 were paid i was not i was told because i took a job with another milk company i was being denied i fo... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Employer refuses to correct payroll error from 2002
I have been trying for over a year to get my employer - a consulting company - to pay me for a payroll "error" that occurred in April 2002. The "error" (erroneous interpretation of a change in compens... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Can Executive Grade employees be discriminated in amount of payment of Severance Pay.
My company is being taken over by another company. To save the jobs of employees, current management has approved a Severance / Compensation Policy for Executive Cadre employees of Grade 7 to Grade 14... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

My boss offered to pay me vacation days and then rescinded. What should I do?
My Director of Operations terminated me and agreed to pay my vacation days. I received an email from her confirming that I would be paid through the days I worked plus be paid 5vacation days. I receiv... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Descrimination
I relocated to Boston Ma from Birmingham Al with a company I have been employed with for four years. I was interviewed by phone and offered a position. However, since I arrived in Boston things betwee... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Is this justifiable?
I called in on my day off, was told by boss that we should be filling out the check for EVERY (loan) customer reminded her that she has worked in that store and was aware that we do not fill out the c... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can an employer force me to provide the name of my private insurance information to their group ins
My employer is forcing me to provide my private insurance information to their group health insurance is this legal? He is threatening to fire me....I am a Iraq Combat Veteran, I am insured I guess th... applies to California  ·  1 answer

DO I HAVE A LAW SUIT
I have been working at a this law firm for about 1 month as a full-time employee. When I received my pay-check I saw that I was docked for Memorial Day. No where was it stated in the employee manual t... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is my non-compete and non-solicitation agreement enforceable?
I signed a 24 month non-compete and non-solicitation agreement with company A in 2006. In 2007 I formed company B which then hired all of company A's employees and provided all the services that an em... applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

Unpaid Wages
I am a Computer Developer. I worked for a (contracting company) “employee leasing” company here in Atlanta for a total of 10 months. For the last three months of this assignment, the “recipient compan... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

What type of work ethics is this???
Recently I have been having some problems at work and I had a few questions I would really like answered. Ive been working for this company 3 years now. When I started working I was in our Tokyo offic... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Do I have any recourse?
new employer recruited me away from my previous employer. They withheld the existence of a very restrictive non compete until after I had left my previous employer and started with them. They had hope... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Can a restrictive convenant prevent me from accepting any work at a customer site?
My employer laid me off. A customer of my former employer wanted to engage in consulting services with me. My former employer said I could not engage in the consulting services because of a non-compet... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  3 answers

Refusal to pay wages, overtime and in timely fashion
I recently took the position of "Assistant Manager" with an hourly rate of $10/hr at a new Restaurant/Sports Bar/Ale House in the NW suburbs of Chicago on November 8th. I kept record of the hours work... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Legality of commission only job offer in a salon
Hello, Recently, I was offered a job in a salon. The offer is as follows: Commission only 60/40 salon, I buy all product. Payments would run through the salon till. I was told I would need to get a db... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Multiple non-compete questions
There are many questions involved in my non-compete issues and I do plan on seeking the advice of an attorney. However, I would like some general information to determine if I have a strong case. My o... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

What can i do for flase accusation of not paying for gas?
Hello please help me if this would be a case? I have been accused not paying for a gas few months ago. The gas station have my car license plate and edited video of the car and me.I been told my card ... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Employee Rights in obtaining their personel records.
I've asked my employer for an integral copy of my employee file. My manager responded that some of the records are kept locally, others at corporate headquarters (another state) and others are kept el... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can my employer withhold my tip money?
For the last couple years, I have been an employee (did not make hiring/firing decisions, received a W-2 from manager/owner) of a profitable band. Recently after receiving a very large tip from a weal... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Can a salaried employee be docked holiday pay?
I am a salaried employee. Our handbook states the employee must work the day before and the day after the holiday in order to receive holiday pay. I was out sick the day after a holiday. I have PTO ti... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Non Compete Agreement- Unrealistic
I am in the investment industry referring potential clients to a specific company and are to receive a fee for the referral once successful transactions fund. I had upfront signed a NCND for a 3 year ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

ADP TotalSource has messed with the unemployment insurance benefits wrongly
My wife and I had both worked at a sales company in Aguora Hills, CA. We have both moved to where we are now because she is pregnant and to take care of her disabled mother and sister. She had been re... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Equal Pay Discrimination Yes or No?
Me: Work for a niche management consulting firm that concentrates solely on specific industry segment (architecture/engineering firms). Have MBA, PMP, relevant industry experience and prior consulting... applies to Illinois  ·  4 answers

contract / defamation of character
first i was hired as an Adm.Asst. 3 months into the job I was in a meeting w/the pres, dir, and accountant. The pres, and the accountant both said if I was given the proper the training and help I wou... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can exempt employee's pay be docked when vacation leave bank is exhausted?
Exempt employee went on vacation but does not have enough hours in accrued vacation leave bank to cover the # of days off. Can the employee's pay be docked for those days not covered by accrued vacati... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

employer illegal activity caused termination
along with not paying my agreed upon salary, it has been determined that the employer never withheld any income taxes for any employees during the same period of time that i was employed. When I confr... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

COMPANY SEVERANCE BUT NONE FOR ME
Iam 60 yrs old, employed with same company for 24 yrs as an Exec Admin, . Last 18 mos my position has been HR specialist. Six weeks ago I was told my job was being eliminated. I was informed I had two... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Severance and retaliation
I WAS TERMINATED FROM MY FORMER COMPANY A BIG BANK STATING REDUCTION IN FORCE DUE TO BUSINESS SLOW DOWN. ALONG WITH ME SOME OTHER COLLEAGUES WERE ALSO TERMINATED. THE REAL REASON FOR MY TERMINATION IS... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Overtime -- exempt status determination for IT employees
Regarding overtime pay, I would like to determine if I should be considered exempt or non-exempt. I work for an IT consulting firm, and am out in the field, working at clients in a desktop support cap... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Retaliation after questioning payroll deductions? Cut hours and rumors of terminating me.
I heard rumors through colleagues that the company deducts pay out of paycheck for loss or shortages. This happened to other employees, and it happened to me. When it happened to me I refused to conse... applies to New Mexico  ·  0 answers

Can I be demoted after a FMLA absence?
I have been on intermittent FMLA for 18 months due to chronic staph infections. I recently missed 1 hour of work due to issues with a staph infection. Within 30 minutes of my return to work I was demo... applies to Arkansas  ·  0 answers

three employes broke a non compete in a 4 mo. span 1 st one was fighting it and had a court date the new employer that hired all 3 of else laid us off when pre-employer sued the new employer and the other 2 employees that left later we was told retain the
non=compete applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Afraid Employer Will try to screw me out of bonus earned
I am a grant writer for a non profit. I am paid hourly and also on a Grant Writer/Incentive Bonus plan, which I have a copy of. The terms are that I would be paid on a percentage 2%, 3% and 10%(with a... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Is a write up, reduction in pay any demotion after refusing to falisy document be retaliation
My question is my details applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Charging vacation time for built in overtime day.
I am an exempt employee working a 12 hr shift schedule that results in working a 48 hr week every fifth week. My employer just recently announced that we would not get the extra 8 hours straight time ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Have I been sexual discriminated against?
Recently my position as a Coordinator(non-exempt) was reclassified as an Assist. Manager (exempt). I had to again interview for my position and now I've been deemed no longer qualified. Employer is st... applies to California  ·  2 answers

A non-compete and non-disclosure for a non-employee??
Sort of a non-compete, but I am not an employee. I am looking into buying a LP company in California from the general partner. As part of my due diligence process, I asked him to furnish his tax and p... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Holding severance for unpaid travel allowance.
I was recently laid off. I signed a severance package stating I would receive a lump sum payment of 1 month's salary along with the week I had already worked along with unused vacation time. This tota... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Prime Contractor Refusing to Pay 1099 (sub)
A pseudo-govt client instructed me (my small business) that I would have to work through one of their approved prime contractors. We did through them on prior projects and I was brought back for a sec... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

My previous employer has called my part time employer making threats about contacting clients
I am a Managing Esthetician. I began working for a dentist who wanted to offer skin care in his practise. I was hired around the 10th of November, 2009. I had a following that I brought with me. I hav... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can someone on Workers' Comp be put on Family Medical Leave
If someone was injured on the job and is receiving Workers Comp can the employer, without notice to the employee, put them on Family Medical Leave. If so, when the 12 weeks for Family Medical Leave ha... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Requested to Sign Non-Compete Agreement Upon Quitting
My husband's current employer is a licensed C-7 contractor. My husband recently became a licensed C-7 contractor and has given his employer 2 weeks notice that he is quiting to start his own business.... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Retaliation/wrongful demotion?
Sam has worked between 44 and 50 hours each week. Regardless of how many hours he works, he's paid $3000 per month. He questioned his supervisor about this and was told that he is not entitled to over... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

work (demotion)
If you are a assitant manger(hourly) and you step down from that position is your employee allowed to cut your pay? applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Is there any way to challenge the state's failure to pay unemployment compensation benefits?
My wife lost her job in June 2007 when her employer moved his laboratory from Cleveland, Ohio to Buffalo, New York. Since she lost her job through no fault of her own, she qualified and applied for un... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Confusion about overtime pay...
I recently accepted a job position with the title of assistant manager for a local chain of speciality retail shops. I was told that I would recieve a salary of XX, XXX per year, but that also anythin... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

salary holiday pay and time clocks
the company i work for is a salary and hourly based employer. for our holidays they require us to work the day before and the day after to be paid for the holiday. i understand the hourly employees, b... applies to California  ·  1 answer

employer sues exemployee
I am the employer. I wish to enforce a noncompete covenent. I have retained counsel. What are the 5 to 10 most significant arguments for an employer to win suit? An injunction was issued by a judge. E... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Wrongful termination & severance accepted under duress
My husband was fired after 5 years in the company for "vague" reasons. He was the Executive VP and CFO for the company. He has been given several promotions recently and a pay raise 3 weeks ago. His b... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Problems with illness/employer
My employer has a three doctor excuse per calander year limit. I have used all 3 doctor excuses, 2 of those were for the same medical condition and additional 2 more for a total of 4 for the same cond... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Demoted and was forced to quit my job
Last week I was force to quit my job because my boss said to me that my clients was not happy with my work and they do not wish to work with me and that's why he had no choice but to demote me to be a... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Wrongful termination
I was recently terminated after a protracted situation with a major federal security contractor. The story goes like this: About a month ago, I was approached by two supervisors who informed me that t... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

RIF'd; rehired at lesser position/less pay; no chg in responsibilities
During a company-wide RIF in Sept. of 2001 I was advised that my position had been eliminated. My boss advised me that they did have a lesser position available at reduced requirements and a reduced s... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

Gender discrimination, retaliation (wrongful termination)
I am a 52 year old woman who held a highly responsible position for the last two years in a growing company. During this time I averaged a salary 25% below my male counterparts in the same level of ma... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

nanny overtime
I have a nanny who is scheduled to work 40 hours a week, with 1 wk sick, 1 wk vaca and paid holidays to start. Our family takes more than 1 week vacation every year, but cannot afford to pay her for t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Pregnant and Work
I am currently 9 months pregnant and expecting to have my baby any day now. I’m currently working for a company that has just filed for chapter 11. I received a letter in the mail from my HR and Payro... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Holiday and Overtime in same week
I am classified as "salaried with overtime" so when I reach 41 hours, I am paid at 1/2 time. That stinks enough. My question is: During a holiday week for which I am paid for the holiday (as the compa... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can my employer make me sign the employee handbook without giving time to review it?
I am working in a dental practice that has been open one year. We were recently given an employee handbook, which had a lot of grammatical errors and very vague descriptions of what is expected, mostl... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Unsure of Non-Compete requirements
I signed a non-compete agreement when I was first hired by my former company as a sales rep. I have been recently terminated due poor performance in sales. I signed the agreement on Sept. 19, 2001, bu... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

maternity leave and vacation
Good Day, I am a citizen of US and work for a non-profit organization. I am 7.5 months pregnant and I was informed today that my last day of work will be december 2, 2005 and that my position is elimi... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Am I eligible for vacation pay that has been earned even though I was just terminated?
I just became eligible for 2 weeks of paid vacation on 11/2/2010 after nine years of employment. On the 11/18/2010 I was terminated but I already received the paperwork stating that I was eligible for... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Am I eligible for vacation pay that has been earned even though I was just terminated?
I just became eligible for 2 weeks of paid vacation on 11/2/2010 after nine years of employment. On the 11/18/2010 I was terminated but I already received the paperwork stating that I was eligible for... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Paying back relocation when orginial terms were changed by my company
I signed a relocation package in Sept 2011 for a new position which included a higher base salary and a 50% bonus potential, this was a signed offer letter. My relocation agreement states I must pay b... applies to West Virginia  ·  0 answers

severance when offered job w/ outsourcer
facts: 1)employer has severance policy w/ point 'fail to accept job deemed suitable by company' gets no severance 2) employer outsourcing my job and position offered by outsourcer 3) employer offers n... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

breach of employment agreement - unpaid wages
My wife left her previous employer and was not paid wages she was owned on commission. We are contending she was terminated because items specified in her employment agreement where taken away prior t... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

NYS Non-Competion Agreement and Former Employer
I've been working for a tool distributor (Employer A) in NYC as an IT professional for nearly two years and I have decided to change jobs, returning back to a former NYC employer, a cosmetics manufact... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

at termination, employer admitts no cause. They now have discovered possible cause - now what?
I was terminated the day I asked to renegotiate my employment agreement. In my UI hearing Employer acknowledged they had no reason to terminate me other than suspicion. UI ruled - that "cause" is a ma... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Can I sue my employer for for putting me into severe debt?
I sure you're asking yourself how did his employer put this guy into debt? The answer right off the bat I'm sure is no. But if you consider the individual circumstance. I work for a financial firm her... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Employer asking me to violate their own trade secret aggreement.
Two years ago my employer had me sign a non-compete and a trade secrets agreement. However, since then my employer has repeatedly asked me to violate the trade secrets agreement (and possibly the non-... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Do I have a case
I worked for a national respiratory company for just over 5 years. I was intially hired as a sales rep (and signed a non-compete) but assumed the role of manager within the first few months of employm... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

How enforceable is this non-compete in PA?
I have been offered a position with a company in PA. They have sent me an offer letter as well as a non-compete they would like me to sign. The non-compete seems to have overly restrictive covenants a... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Payment of Accrued Wages
With my consent, during several periods over the past two years, my employer, an Indiana restaurant corporation, accrued a substantial portion of my agreed salary because it had cash flow problems. Th... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Unpaid wages from Nov. 07
I am putting my city/state as Marietta OH because that is where I worked. I actually live in WV but assume the case would be an Ohio case. I was employed with this company for over a year. My last day... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Mental and verbal abuse & harassment
I worked for a small company-10 employees in the office svereal hundred in the field. My boss was the owner-I reported to him. A mean, nasty little man who for 11 months bitched at me constantly--I co... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Disparate Impact // Request for Counsel or referalls
My question is about disparate impact. Regarding my circumstances, I was an employee of very large corporation. As a protected employee engaging in a protected activity, namely intermittent FMLA, I pr... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Relocated to "no job" company holding me responsible for relo. exp.
Tried to summarize...there's alot more to it...summary after questions.(I am willing to pay for a consultation in Dallas or Houston)... Q:Am I responsible for repayment of relocation? (see below summa... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can an employer change their mind about eliminating your position after giving you a letter?
I've recently received a letter indicating that my position is being eliminated, which gave general terms of severance pay I'm to be paid later on this month. I need to know two things: 1. Can the com... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can my wages be cut for no reason?
Ten years ago I was asked to take over another person's job duties and my pay was increased 13% as compensation. Three years ago I realized I was being underpaid, went to my boss and HR and both went ... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Illegal paycut?
I have been working as a third shift waitress for over a year. When I was hired I was told I was getting paid $8 an hour from 10-8am and that I was getting paid this because along with serving I also ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Can I file a lawsuit against my boss and company for not responding to an obvious toxic situation?
I have been working under a boss that told me to do things that were against company policy, unethical, immoral and even illegal. I contacted her boss and hr to let them know about this. They said the... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Can I add a future employer reference inquire clause to a employment separation agreement
20 years of service with company- severance offered but concerned the employer will black ball me from future employer reference applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Billable time & required time in the office?
My boyfriend recently took a job doing ITS, website management, and website design work. He was told he would be paid $10 an hour for the ITS/website managment stuff and $20 and hour for any of the de... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Can I quit and receive unemployment?
I have worked for a company for a couple of years and have undergone many troubles: temporary pay cuts, temporary and involuntary pay deferrals that remain unpaid, broken agreements, and doing more th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

former employer getting scary
I hope you dont mind. I have a question/problem... I was permanently laid-off by my employer om 3/1 She told me her husband wanted her to do the bkpg and didnt want to hire me in the first place. She ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Severance to a part time employee who was once full time
My company recently got bought out by another company and we are all receiving severance. My situation is a little unique compared to my co-workers. I have been with the company for 16 years, 12 of th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I never signed a non-compete, but I still being sued.
I am in technology sales. I was fired several months ago after an arguement with the owner of the company I worked for. I had never signed a non-compete, non-disclousure, or non-solitication agreement... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Salaried or not?
I am an RN who was hired to do the required government paper work in a long term care facility. I was hired at an hourly rate. After about a year and a half as an hourly employee, our company suddenly... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

can you legally be terminated for refusing to sign an "exclusive right to represent" document?
three weeks ago I was terminated from my job as a sub-contractor working on a PA state project. The project and many others are currently up for re-bid under one large state request for proposal. The ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

I think my former employer is retaliating with bad references.
I am a 55 year old former employee of a company that dismissed me from my position at the beginning of 1999. I did accept severance pay and signed the agreement not to sue. I have since been searching... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Sign disclaimer under duress to receive pay check
Just an incredible wealth of information here! THANK YOU! Although... after reading the many situations here, I haven't found mine. I worked for a company in Maryland as a skilled craftsman. The owner... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

Pregnancy discrimination, Arizona
Yesterday, at 33 weeks pregnant and after over 19 months with my company, my employer brought me into his office and terminated my employment effective immediately. He stated that he was going to take... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Have any of my rights been violated and do I have any cause to garner additional severence?
I have been Director of Purchasing for a small $15M garment manufacturer for 6.5 years. I have not had a review in 4 years. I was verbally complimented highly for my performance last Dec. and given a ... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

Employer holding back wages stating I owe him money for car damages
Thank you very much for your answer. Three months ago I was laid off for lack of work. I had had the job for 5 years with no problems. Two weeks after I was laid off the former employer called and ask... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Lifelong disease with approved intermittent FMLA being denied 12 weeks
Over two years ago I was diagnosed with a lifelong disease completed paperwork and was approved intermittent FMLA. Close to my one year anniversary was told we work on a rolling basis and my days woul... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

What are the consequences if I don't accept a per diem position in collecting Unemployment
I was notified by my employer that as of 1/30/10 I will no longer have my F/T, Benefitted, Hopice Social Work position. First I was informed that my work was not acceptable and that I made mistakes on... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Relocation Expenses Reimbursement
I am an outside sales rep for a software company in Northern California. I was in a good position in So Cal and was recruited out to the present position. I was hired by one of the parent company's bu... applies to California  ·  1 answer

What is necessary for an employer to void a NCA?
I am subject to a 1 year NCA in a geographic location identified as "any location within the United States" (too broad?) on an at-will basis. I was hired to secure business with a specific prospect wh... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

What is necessary for an employer to void a NCA?
I am subject to a 1 year NCA in a geographic location identified as "any location within the United States" (too broad?) on an at-will basis. I was hired to secure business with a specific prospect wh... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

I don't receive a pay stub with my check. How can I determine if I was paid the correct wage?
I started at $14/hr and in a couple months increased to $17/hr. I've been at that rate for the past 4 years. It's a small company and we don't always work 40 hour weeks. I've tried to record my wages ... applies to Iowa  ·  0 answers

Am I held to non-disclosure with former employer if I didn't sign any such agreements?
I worked for a small private company(less than 15 employees). The employer had some shady business practices that I was awere of. There are no trade secrets worth talking about. Am I bound to not talk... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

What rights and potential remedies are available when an retaliated against due to FMLA
I was approved for FMLA leave to care for a serious health condition of my spouse. I was terminated by my employer due to a no-fault absence policy, but this termination was reversed after some of the... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is my employer creating a hostile work environment, or our they discriminating against me?
I have worked for a small company (around 20 employees) for 11 years. I found out i was pregnant 2 months ago and informed them that when time comes i won't be able to perform some of my job( which th... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

On call pay
Am I entitled to compensation if I have to call a telephone number to see if I am required to work for each day. applies to California  ·  1 answer

non-compete
I worked in sales for a moving company. My first day of work, they had me sign a non-compete. I never knew anything about it beforehand. I have since been laid off and am trying to get other employmen... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Confidentiality Statement
I signed a confidentiallity agreement with a company that I am working for that states " During employement with X company, employees may be exposed to certain information of a confidential or proprie... applies to California  ·  1 answer

not being able to take off work for dr.s appt.
I was informed at work that I take to many hours out of my schedule for mental health doctor appts for myself and my daughter. I have bi-polar, anxiety, addictive behaviors. My daughter has ADD & OCD.... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Legal recourse
I have a non-compete with my former Mortgage lending company. In the non-compete, there was no specification on geographic boundary. Recently, when my old company found that i was with a new mortgage ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

thnaks will i be able to take them to court?
i worked for an employer for 7 years and left and went to another employer same business auto field then previous employer sked me to come back to work for them and i agreed even though i had left a g... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

what laws guide overtime pay
where can laws be found on labor? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can my employer cut my wages 1/2 if I do not agree & what about my accrued Paid Time Off?
Our office is downsizing. They are talking of cutting our wages in half. Is this legal? This is an "at will" work office in Georgia with head office in Universal City, TX. Also, I have accrued over 15... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

I was granted unemployment compensation and now my former employer is contesting that decision.
I was terminated from my position as a social worker in a local facility. There had been occasions when my employer wanted me to sign for payment for services that I did not provide. I am licensed, an... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

No Salary Employee Bonus for 1/2 year Employment?
I recently left a position as a "civil designer," the equivalent of a non-licensed civil engineer, to pursue a JD degree. I was hired to produce drawings and to coordinate land development issues betw... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

Age Discrimination, Harrassment to force resignation
I was hired 7 years ago as Chief Engineer of a large hotel. The position has been management (supervision, delegation, discretionary judgement,etc). My new general manager of 3 weeks told me he wanted... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Am I entitled to severance pay?
Hi, I have worked for my employer for 10 years, I live in NJ and I will be locating to SC in 3 weeks. I approcahed my bmanager at the begining of 2010, explained the situation and stressed that I want... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

FMLA Certification incomplete
I am a union rep .My question is for an employee of the company. He went out on FMLA and the company gave him FMLA paper work. He gave it to his doctor. The doctor completed the paper work and returne... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

told can not take time for health appts.
I was informed at work that I take to many hours out of my schedule for mental health doctor appts for myself and my daughter. I have bi-polar, anxiety, addictive behaviors. My daughter has ADD & OCD.... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

enforceable geography
Can an employer enforce a non-compete in their entire coverage area even if the individual employee never worked in the territory they are seeking to work in now? That is to say that the employer is a... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Retaliation? Please help...
I will try to be brief. I was fired after eight years of service. I had an excellent attendance and performance record. Several months prior to being terminated, I filed a sexual harassment claim agai... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Layoff Voiding My Non-Compete
My employer may be laying me off due to lack of clients and work. My non-compete states that I will not do business in the area that might compete with my current employer. If I get layed off as state... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

i work for a non profit company when i was offered my job i signed a non compete
At time of hire they offered me a base salary as well as a per bin bonus (I'm a site finder/territory manager for a non profit that collects clothes and shoes. They also ogreed to pay me $.30 per mile... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

What can a wage claim do to compensate unpaid wages?
My husband worked for a start-up company who owes him apx. $11,000 in wages and health care reimbursements. We have a signed letter from them stating the amount owed to him and their intent to pay him... applies to California  ·  1 answer

defamation/slander
What are my rights? I was hired by a local LTC facility as a RN. During the paperwork orientation, I was told after the 3 hour break that they would not be able to hire me because I had a bad referenc... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Could I get unemployment benefits if I choose to leave my job?
I am manager of a small business and gave birth to my son a year ago. My son was born with many health problems and I was not able to go to back to work on a full time schedule. President of the compa... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

lies in job offer
I was hired a little over a year ago by a company and have a copy of the job offer that I signed that stated my pay as hourly amount or commission whichever is greater, starting 5 days prior to my sta... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

equal pay for equal but more work
I am security guard 3rd shift for ywca homeless shelter.. Recent admin change now pays 10-12 for all shifts. I was hired as a lone security guard for 3rd shift @ 9 dollars an hr. New hires are paid mo... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Last paycheck bounced, terminated with no pay.
I recently quit a job that I had for 9 months to work with a co-worker in a startup business that he owned. 3 months pass and I think everything is good until I see the financial papers. We lost most ... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Can my salary be docked?
I started to work for small company in January 2010 as a temp. I was hired in May 2010 as a permanent employee. At the time I was told that I would be salary exempt and if I worked overtime I would no... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Salaried time requirements
Is there a limitation to the hours that can be required of a salaried employee? Is it governed by level of pay and responsibilities of the job? If so, where would I find this information? applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

can you apply for unemployment while on severance pay weekly or in a lump sum?
The company I work for is releasing all of their employees due for closing the plant and moving the equiment to other locations outside New York state. applies to New York  ·  0 answers

I filed bankruptcy with included a loan I obtained from my employer. Subsequently I was terminated.
Can an employer retaliate against an employee for filing bankruptcy and including a loan obtained from the employer? applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

my stop payment
I was working for a firm in Fifth ave 47th st. on july 2nd i told my employer that i am quiting my job and gave him a 30 days notice. my status there was H1 visa. In return he got wild on me and start... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can I sue my company for harassment while still working for them
I am harassed daily and forced to work unlimited overtime, I have to work 9-10 hours a day plus saturdays with no extra pay. applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is a Confidential/Non-Compete Agreement valid if only signed by the employee and not the employer?
Almost 13 years ago when beginning employment, I signed a non-compete form, but the employer may not have signed the document. Would it be valid without the employer's/representative's signature and d... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

bounced payroll checks
My boss keeps bouncing our paychecks, then takes days, even weeks to make good on them. Can we insist on direct deposit, certified check, or pay in cash? Is he breaking any laws? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

I feel that I was unfairly layed off and not giving proper pager work, and was age discrimation.
On Feb. 7, 2010 at 3 p.m. my boss came into my area and said he needed to speak to me. I worked for a local newspaper in the pre-press department since 1984. Besides scheduling jobs, doing layout, sen... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

401k theft
January 11, 2003 To whom it may concern, In 1997-98 my husband and I took out a loan against our 401k. Thereafter, money was taken out of every check to pay back the loan. Recently we found out that t... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Overtime pay, retaliation
For 22 years, I've worked at the local, family owned newspaper, and until last Friday, was the paper's Special Sections Coordinator/Real estate editor. For the first 20 years, I was salaried, working ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

How resticted am I by a non-compete with a MN employer, living and working in GA?
I signed a non-compete with MN employer less than 3 months ago. This is not working out well. I am also bothered by the fact that the employer sent out bids ("on my behalf")for construction contracts ... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

is small claims a way to collect wages ?
I am a over the raod truck driver. I had worked for a small company this year located in illinois. In march last year I went without getting paid a full month,This employer was contracting through a b... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

is small claims a way to collect wages ?
I am a over the raod truck driver. I had worked for a small company this year located in illinois. In march last year I went without getting paid a full month,This employer was contracting through a b... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Is it valid if you quit on your second day?
I signed an offer of employment letter, started a job, and quit on the 1st half of my second day. I got an offer for a better job, the new job was as a sales manager and what I left to go do was Opera... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

My former employer owes me over $5000 but has now declared bankruptcy; how can I collect?
I am owed over $5,000 in backed wages and reimbursements due to bad checks and non-payment by my former employer. After several attempts to contact them and a wage claim made with the department of la... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

I have been doing 24/7 On Call in a group for two a almost two and a half years
You are resticted after your 8 hours due to the reponse time. They only want pay per page not the time you have to stay around waiting. Isnt this a viloation of the FLSA and CLSA? applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can an employer request a non-smoker and scent free employee?
Can an employer request that prospective employer be a non-smoker and scent free if the position is working in an controlled enviroment (clean rooms). Or is this something that can not be asked due to... applies to California  ·  1 answer

out of state employer
My employer is based out of Iowa, do i get minimum wage increase? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

right to a confidential recommendation letter
My former employer held a round of lay-offs recently and I was affected. I signed a severance agreement with them in order to receive some pay continuation and a percentage of my bonus. During the mee... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

wrongful termination
I was wrongfully terminated from my employer on December 1, 2002 and I want to know what rights I have as far as sueing my former employer. applies to Indiana  ·  2 answers

see above
I worked for a period of 7 months. 2 checks were issued to me in the amount of $8750.00. No funds are available in the account.If I cash the checks they will both bounce. What should I do? I would be ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Docked pay due to use of FMLA
I am on approved intermittent FMLA due to my son's disability. Both my supervisor and HR director dislike FMLA and have made working very difficult. Since I am salaried and also exempt from receiving ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Abusive Work Environment - is there anything I can do?!
Hello, I am a full time non-exempt employee that is paid hourly. I have been working for this company in Philadelphia for almost 2 years now. Since the company has expanded and the owner brought in he... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Confrontation with employer
Mel, Just recently I was engaged in a confrontation with my employer to the point that we were face to face and raising our voices. Unfortunately, he abused me verbally and I struck him. It was Friday... applies to Wisconsin  ·  2 answers

Former employer trying to impose non-compete after the fact
I resigned from my previous employer to accept a new position. In accepting the new position, I did NOT sign a non-compete agreement. Despite a strong and exceptional track record in my position, I wa... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

I feel wrongfully demoted?
My boss has recently hired his friend to get my position. Never was i informed about new positions available, he is getting a hire pay i have senority, we work full time no benefits and feel like it's... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Is my severance agreement lawful and enforceable?
My severance package requires me "duty to report new employer's name to my current employer....to allow my current employer to reasonably determine whether such activities fall within the scope of act... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Employee Quiting with Wages Owed to Employer
Employee took vacation and then quit and owes wages to Employer. What is Ohio's law regarding deducting wages from last paycheck? Everything I am searching says Ohio law is silent on the issue. Also, ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Discharge:DRP
I was recently discharged from a management position for a national restaurant chain. I believed that the underlying factor was a conflict of interest between myself and my GM. The "reason" for my ter... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Do I have a case?
I asked my employer for an hearing acommodation so I could participate in class conversations & learning. The 1st accommodation I asked for did not accommodate me. Employer refused to accommodate me a... applies to South Dakota  ·  0 answers

Can my husband be terminated during surgery leave?
My husband had hernia surgery on Jan 18th 2013. He gave his employer notice and informed of being out for 6 weeks. His HR person told him to go through FMLA, which he did. They denied him protection d... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

non-exempt pay
non-exempt employees only get paid overtime if they have worked 40 hours in one week. Does it matter how many hours they work in a day? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

If you resign with 2 weeks notice and the company terminates you before your last day?
If you have accrued vacation & Sick Time shouldn't the company pay you for the time? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

is this legal
I work at McDonalds. My owner wants to deduct a dollar from our pay checks each time our drive through time goes over 200 seconds. is this legal applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Overtime for exempt and repayment of overpayment
I worked for a company as an exempt employee. My title was Technology Architect. I worked a lot of overtime - which did not bother me all that much at the time. From the week of April 2 (1999) to the ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

wages from salarey to hourley employee
Can my employer pay me far less money when going from salary to hourly? I have been on salary for over say 8 years on my check stub it states 1837.51 for 80 hours or two weeks which would bee 22.97 an... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Vacation reimbursement
I am considering leaving my job. If I do, is my company required to pay me for unused vacation time (as in California)? Or do I lose that time if I don't use it before I leave? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

At-Will? Wrongful Termination?
I live in San Jose, Ca. California currently abides by "at-will" employment laws, supposedly allowing an employer to terminate an employee's position for any reason. But. . . . I work(ed) in an auto d... applies to California  ·  1 answer

retaliation or whistle blowing ?
Since filing complaints against my supervisor, my position with my company have become unbearable. Since raising the question of sexual harrassment by my supervisor against employees within the organi... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

can my employer cut my salary for not performing a duty that he has not trained me yet to do?
hello, i am not sure who to turn to and i am hoping you can atleast help me determine whether I have a leg to stand on. I recently became injured no at work but on my way to work by a 3rd party. My ba... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Former employer making disparaging remarks and trying to impose non-compete after the fact
I resigned from my previous employer to accept a new position. In accepting the new position, I did NOT sign a non-compete agreement. Despite a strong and exceptional track record in my position, I wa... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Employer retailiated my responding to a performance memo by terminating my employment.
Do I have good grounds for a "retaliation" lawsuit based on the following information. My immediate supervisor prepared a "Improvement Plan" memo that contained several issues that were used as the ba... applies to California  ·  2 answers

If a previous employer sends you business is their non compete still valid?
I worked for an employer for almost 13 yrs and she made me sign a non compete 2 yrs after being there or be fired. 3 other workers and I left due to mistreatment by the employer. Since I left and went... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Can a WI employer reveal a disability to the entire staff?
I have a disability that is not immediately apparent to others. I held a part time position. My employer switched the position to full time which I could not do. The agreement was reached that I would... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

overtime & lay-offs
Can an employer require their employees to work 12 hours days, every day, every other week, if the employer has a portion of the workforce laid-off? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is my employer allowed to control all 7 days of the week?
My employer pays minimum wage as well as cut hours when they feel like it with no regard for the employees So I need to get a second job. However they say that I must be available when they want me. applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

bounced paychecks
Would you please inform me what punishments there are on the state or federal level for an employer bouncing paychecks. I recieved about 7 myself, but there was about 19 in all. Also how long can an e... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can one go on a vacation while on FMLA and unable to work?
My mother put in for vacation time to go out of the country for 3 weeks several months prior to needing a leave of absence. In an unanticipated circumstance, she went to the doctor where they found lu... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

State Unemployment Benefit Eligibility
In Illinois, if an individual is let go from his job and he accepts a severance package that includes a year's pay, is he still eligible for unemployment benefits from the state? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Severance pay following two week notice.
I was fired when I submitted my two week notice. Am I still entitled to get paid? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I sue for my employer leaking information?
My employment was terminated approximately 1 year ago. I have always heard that it was illegal for an employer to discuss terms and reasons for termination with other employees, however, I recently me... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Is Non-Compete agreement from my current employer too broad?
I signed a non-compete agreement when I got hired. Now when I review it, I think it's very strict but could be too broad. Currently when I read it, I feel like it blocks any opportunity which needs my... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

What recourse do I have against a former employer who is contacting my current employer about me?
I worked for a medical practice that was run in an enethical and unjust manner. An employee was fired for seking reimbursement for being clocked out for lunches she was unable to take. The remaining f... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Terminated while on FMLA
I was terminated from work while on FMLA. I submitted the paperwork that the doctor filled out. They said it was not filled out correctly and needed the doctor to redo it. They said they mailed the fo... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

How to get copy of a signed non-compete aggreement from former employer
I have asked my former employer for a copy of a signed non-compete agreement during pre and post-employment period. Former employer is not giving me a copy of signed non-compete agreement. How can I g... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What recourse do I have when my employer laid me off after filing a discrimination claim with H.R.?
I was laid off shortly after I filed a discrimination claim with my employer's H.R. office. At the exit interview I was told that my position was eliminated. However the employer advertised my positio... applies to Oklahoma  ·  1 answer

dont understand my rights
I got a call from HR today and he stated that I no longer have a position. That I am not terminated but when I come back to work they will try to find me something to do. While I still out do my benef... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

unlawfully terminated?
On Friday I was told my by my employer that I was being "let go", because the company was restructuring. My employer sited "personality conflicts" and my inability to do certain tasks (none of which w... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

How can an employer, especially an employer, funded by the government get away with violating
applies to Connecticut  ·  0 answers

Is this harrassment or just a bad HR Dept?
**Long post, just trying to be thorough** A few years ago, I began using FMLA leave to cover days off I needed because of complications with my bi-polar disorder and some troubles my wife has with her... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Discrimination and commision problems.
In August I hired into a company with big issues. My employer is currently in a Discrimination law suit from an ex employee on gender issues. My concern is the fact that I know our sales rep is not ge... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What recourse do I have regarding unemployment?
I left a part time position to accept a full time position with another employer. After less than a week, I was fired from the full time position. The employer said that it just wasn't working out. I ... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

I was not given the free life insurance or retirement as every other employee. Any recourse?
When I was hired was told the life insurance was at my cost and never told of a retirement plan which every other employee was given. The retirement is employer matched to 2%. I found out after almost... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Can my boss take discounts for clients out of my Commission
I am a licensed Hairstylist in Honolulu Hawaii I work on strictly commission base I have no benefits at all I left my job and I am in a labor dispute with the labor board regarding this Here it is I w... applies to Hawaii  ·  1 answer

If I signed my non-compete, but the agent of my former employer didn't sign it, is it still valid?
I have a very detailed non-competitive agreement in place with my former employer which includes a time frame of 15 months and a territory of 150 mile radius of former employer's Louisiana office, how... applies to Louisiana  ·  0 answers

Non-Compete
For one year I worked for a recruiting firm that recruited only for the health care industry. After my employer denied me a raise I resigned and took employment with another recruiting firm that recru... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is it illegal to work for a completing company owned by former employees of my current employer?
I would like to leave my current employer and work for a competitor. The competing company was started by my current employer's former VP and one other former employee. Both former employees lost thei... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

Non-Compete Agreement
Last summer I and two coworkers left our previous employer because he was going to sell his business to some other people. The three of us did not feel comfortable with the sale, so we left the compan... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Severance
I work for a large company and I've recently been provided with the option of taking a lesser paid position or severance. On 1/12/09 they made the offer via email, not a formal agreement. I followed u... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Do I have an opportunity for litigation in this matter.
I was tramatized at work after an abusive co-worker threatened me while I was working my shift. I missed one week of work after seeking medical attention as recommended by my employer. Three days afte... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can employer deny COBRA coverage due to being under 20 employees if they offer it to other ex-EEs?
I was recently left an employer with 18 employees. Although they do not meet the 20 employee minimum, they have voluntarily (and I believe currently are) offered COBRA coverage to separated employees.... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Can employer deny COBRA coverage due to being under 20 employees if they offer it to other ex-EEs?
I was recently left an employer with 18 employees. Although they do not meet the 20 employee minimum, they have voluntarily (and I believe currently are) offered COBRA coverage to separated employees.... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Unemployment issues due to recent cash advance industry law.
I have some questions that affects 6,000 people here in Ohio - Ohio law (H.B. 545) which is effectively closing down the industry. My company is passing along information to it's employee's that make ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Severance
Is it legal for an employee to receive severance pay and wages for work performed at the same time? The employee was terminated and subsequently rehired as temporary, short term employee. applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

not get the check
if i was fired from my job through the phone and my manager told me that i was gonna get my pay check through the mail and it has been about a week and i have heard nothing, how long does the manager ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I have been a sub contractor and done 8 jobs for them and have not been paid what can I do?
My son has done 8 jobs for this moving company and have never recieved any pay. He keeps being told that the compnay is out of money or that the payroll guy has messed up. It has been a couple of mont... applies to New Hampshire  ·  0 answers

Can I be sued for taking clients from a prior employer?
I have recently left my job, which was in the accounting field. A non-competition agreement was never signed between myself and my employer. I have now started up my own business. My previous employer... applies to Utah  ·  0 answers

Fired for calling OSHA
Hello, I was fired on July 11 2013 after returning back from vacation. On June 26th or 28th I had filed a complaint with OSHA regarding unsafe practice my employer makes its employees preform. The day... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Fraudulent representation
An employer represented to me in the job interview that pre-qualified appointments would be made for me. I had to go in and consult/sell. Many of the appointments were not in fact qualified. *** Sever... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Equal Pay Act
Do I have a case? I resigned my position as Supervisor because the company I worked for would not back me up. They promoted a woman with less experience in the job after asking several others if they ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

How do you pay Independent Contractors?
In a small business how do you go about paying Independent Contractors? applies to California  ·  1 answer

hostile work environment?
For almost 8 months now I have made several oral and written complaints to management of the company I work for about another employee (african american) that has been disrespectful to her boss and ot... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete
My employer recently asked me to sign a revised non-compete clause. It changed from 'not working for a competitor' to 'not working for any firm that provides marketing services' within the industry I'... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can my employer fire me after I give my two weeks notice?
I am 18 and have worked in a law office for the past 3 and a half years. One week ago today I put in my two weeks notice to my employer. Today (due to circumstances out of my control), I was significa... applies to California  ·  1 answer

12 week leave of absence covered by FMLA verses Doctors orders to be off work for 19 weeks.
I had a health issue that my Doctor had me off work for, for aprox 19 weeks. I gave my employer the letter from the Doctor explaining the reason. My employer told me I HAD to fill out FMLA forms to co... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

mileage reimbursement
What can I do about mileage reimbursement?? Before I ended the employment relationship, I turned in my mileage report. I was supposed to get over $200. The check was mailed to me, but I only received ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Delayed Severance
Is a company allowed to specify that they will only pay the severance amount if no other work is obtained prior to a date 4 months later? I was laid off in 12/11 and will be paid 4/30/12 but only if I... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Delayed Severance
Is a company allowed to specify that they will only pay the severance amount if no other work is obtained prior to a date 4 months later? I was laid off in 12/11 and will be paid 4/30/12 but only if I... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Commissions lost by employer account mgmt
I was employed as a commission-only salesperson. The constant stealing of accounts by the employer caused me thousands of dollars in lost commissions. Examples - account moved to other salesperson aft... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Non-competition Case
I've worked with company A as sales person. President made me sign non-disclosure/non-competition agreement after I've started working for a week. I was badly treated and sexually harassed at occasion... applies to California  ·  1 answer

HELP
What is the procedures for settling a race discrimination/retailiatin lawsuit? If the attorney tells you the amount of the settlement, shouldn't he also provide copies of ALL documentation pretaining ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can an employer request separate physician notes for intermittent leave?
Can an employer request separate additional physician notes with appointment times each time an employee gives notice of an appointment of an already certified condition that was approved for intermit... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

My non-compete says I can do no work I did with my ex-employer anywhere in US. Is it enforceable?
My non-compete states that I cannot do any of the work that I performed for my former employer (engineering), anywhere in the United States for the period of one year. I did not quit, I was laid off. ... applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

Job discrimination
My employer has been calling me into the HR for the past 3 weeks. The first week, she complained that I don't communicate effectively when I go to a doctor's appointment (email is not enough); so I co... applies to California  ·  1 answer

when does the employer have the right to deny union repesentation.
If an employer wants to give someone a write up and he ask for his union rep does the employer have to get him union rep.or can the employer just give him the write up and be done with it . applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

How can you protect yourself from being falsely accused of breach of confidentiality
Over the past 2 years I have documented hostile and discriminate behavior against me in my workplace. It got so bad that one-day the Director exploded in an anger and rage against me in front of the e... applies to California  ·  1 answer

If married and employed at the same employer, how does this effect FMLA ?
My employer tells me that we are only entitled to half the the FMLA leave each because of our marital status. applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Can my employer give my job away while I'm on FMLA?
Is it legal for an employer to demote an employee who is on an FMLA-covered short-term-disability? applies to Oregon  ·  1 answer

How to figure what a non-compete should be worth for 3 yrs.
I have worked for a company for 6.5 years. When I was hired, I sat with the Pres and CEO and was promised sweat equity ownership..this was a verbal promise and never in writing. They moved me from Col... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

exempt employee: not allowed to make doctor appointments. Is it legal?
I work on salary and commission. Have insurance I pay for. Dr. ordered 4 test. E.D. said you cannot go at the end of the year it is crunch time. It is also when my deductable has been met. Have seriou... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

My employer is moving out of state
My current employer has decided to move out of state. I am not willing to do this, nor is it economically feasible at this time. Is my non-compete agreement still valid? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can the employer terminate my employment while I am on family leave?
Can the employer terminate my employment while I am on family leave? (taking care of a new born child) If yes, can this termination take effect during the leave or does the employer have to wait until... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

non-compete
Am I obligated to a non-compete agreement if my "would be" employer is dissatisfied with my previous employer's performance and unscrupulous business practices? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Am I entitled to overtime even though I am a salary employee?
I work for a manufacturing company that does not pay any of us overtime. At one point they were giving us only comp. time that had restrictions on it. I am in Quality and work with my hands all day. T... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Wages Held
I voluntarily quit my job after 10 years of service. During my tenure, I was forced to return to school to attend APICS classes and to obtain my bachelors degree. It was a part of my performance metri... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Unemployment questions
Dear MEL: i recently quit my job working for an egg ranch.I have filed 4 weeks strait and havent recieved a dime.Is this fair i pay there wages and when i need help i take it and dont get squat.Is it ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

obligated after lay-off?
I was recently notified that a dozen of us will be laid off with severance pay at the end of June. I am a supervisor with extensive knowledge of the company and how it works. My work nickname is 411. ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Must employer give patent bonuses to laid-off employee?
My employer will be laying off quite a few employees this spring. At our place of employment, any patents we author belong to the company, but we do get a bonus for each one that becomes viable ($1,00... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

terminated for taking a lunch break
i worked for usps as a temp. letter carrier. On 8/18/2009, i was carrying a 6hr route. i took an 1/2hour lunch break. It was a hot and humid day. my start time at 10am and end time at 4:30pm. The next... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Against Public Policy
THE ISSUE/S.. AT-WILL EMPLOYEE TERMINATED AFTER BEING WRONGFULLY ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT.. EMPLOYEE WAS MIS-LEAD BY AT-WILL EMPLOYER AS TO ISSUE; MEANING, AT-WILL EMPLOYER RELAYED TO AT-WILL EMPL... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can I be fired because I heard my boss yell that I was an f---Btch and I called him on it?
Today I was suppose to meet with a client and my boss told me to reschedule, so I did. I was in my cube working on other issues at hand, when I heard the owner/my boss ask another employee why I left ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Demoted upon return from FMLA
Went to Rehab and returned to work. When I returned I was demoted to a differant level and total pay. I don't believe this can happen since I was on FMLA. applies to California  ·  1 answer

wrongful termination pursuant to public policy
For your review, if you can please assist me with this case or refer me to someone. On June 6, 2007 ; I filed a complaint with the IRS about the city of Crescent City not paying employment taxes and n... applies to California  ·  1 answer

what are my rights as an employee in a nursing home
I was falsely accused of sexual abuse in a nursing home i was working in and i was put on suspension without pay i have been employed with this company for 4 years and a new employee comes in an sland... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Can OH employers deny vacation time earned?
A friend was told he cannot take the day as vacation, but could take it without pay because he didn't give enough notice. He gave 1/2 days notice - asking at lunchtime the day before he needed off. applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can I be forced to participate in after hours social events?
My boss uses the fact that I won't participate in after hour social events (drinking at bars etc) on my annual reviews which affects my pay. What recourse do I have (if any)? applies to California  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination and Defamation of Character
I have worked for a company for the last seven years as a Property Manager. The owner of the company has always been volatile but I made the choice to stay because I liked my job. One of the condition... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Can I sue a former employer for giving a bad recommendation?
My friend is a doctor and she was told by her current employer that the previous hospital she worked for gave her a very bad recommendation and the only reason she was hired was because of personal re... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I have a truck that belongs to my former employer, no storage fees have been paid to me
What is my legal right to work truck owned by my former employer whom I have filed a wage claim against, that has been in my possesion for 11 months. applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Self-employed eligible for unemployment ?
I have been self-employed for 10 years. As an employee of my C Corporation I paid unemployment insurance to the state and federal governments. Due to the economic situation I am no longer able to pay ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can they deny benefits to "freelance" employees?
First, thank you for providing the opportunity to make the following queries: I am employed at a large law firm in NY. I am considered a “freelance” employee of the firm in the proofreading department... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Are companies required to have an employee handbook?
i work for a small (5 person) engineering firm which does not have an employee handbook. the owner kind of makes up rules regard vac, sick time, etc. is this legal? do they need to be written? should ... applies to New Hampshire  ·  0 answers

AT-Will Terminitation
My company is having layoffs next month (no severence). I plan on resigning on Monday and giving 3 weeks notice. Can they ask me to leave the day I give notice and then not pay me for those 3 weeks? T... applies to California  ·  1 answer

IS THERE A STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON UNPAID OVERTIME
WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON UNPAID OVERTIME? My employer asked me to start skipping my lunchbreak to help get caught up on deliveries until company hired more drivers. I worked 30min/day ove... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Unpaid wages from temp agency
This is a tricky one. I have gone to mediation and the small claim is going to trial. I worked for a temp agency that placed me at a trash company from 12/06-7/08. I was requested to keep my own times... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Have a non compete agreement issue, can you help?
I worked at a Baseball/Softball training facility for 3 years. I had to sign a non compete. The form stated that if after quitting or fired I can not do the same style of work for 1 year or 18m in a 5... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Employer threatening to fire
If you have a workmans comp claim and the employer did not offer fmla but is threatening termination if you do not come back to work but your doctor says your not ready, what are your rights as an emp... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Employee rights on company asset sale
My company recently sold some of its assets (not a takeover) and wants to transfer me to the transferee company. I would like to retire and take any severance pay that my company can offer. Will I be ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What is the correct pay on mileage and travel time?
If a company pays an employee a hourly rate plus travel time and mileage. applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Willingness to pay depends. Being out of work has strapped my funds immensely!
I need to know if the non-compete agreement my company forced me to sign will hold up now that I have been fired and am looking for work. There was no benefit from signing it other than keeping your j... applies to Wisconsin  ·  2 answers

Severance package includes continuation of health benefit until end of severance period
as long as I pay my portion to COBRA. At the time of notice, I asked about the rate and was told by HR they would get this for me. Now I am told that they would not tell me the amount until I returned... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

A temp agency didn't pay part of my wage
I worked only four days and they sent me a paycheck which covers only two days. It has been almost two months and I emailed/called them several times. Accordingly they don't have my records of work, b... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Unemployment Benefits
I told my boss on a monday i was unhappy with my work situation and was thinking about resigning.She told me that she wanted me to stay with the company I was a great worker,etc.On Wed I was told we'v... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Non-compete expired, am I in the clear?
I signed a non-compete with my former employer- specifics aside, I chose to honor the full 12 months of the agreement. I am now worried my former employer may try to casue me hardship through legal ac... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

concerned about my health and rights for unemployment
my employer is renting a building that has documented proof that it contains black mold. if i was to quit my job would i be able to collect unemployment, even if my employer is not paying into the sys... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Employer curses, screams and belittles - what's the law?
Is it against the law for an employer to curse, scream and belittle you in front of all your coworkers? I've been called names from scumbag to f**ing bitch and I would just like to know the laws on th... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

When am I entitled to pay?
I work for a firm in Memphis Tn. In my job responsibilities I have to drive a company vehicle to my work site which located 1.5 miles away from where the vehicle and keys are kept off the clock. The k... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Ex-employer telling others not to hire me.
I was recently laid-off from my job. There are many other employees that are below me as far as seniority and they are still employed with the company. Is there a law on the order that employers shoul... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

w2 supplemental severance/settlement taxing rate and writing off expenses
I worked on a year-to-year basis at a major cultural institution for 11+ years as a restorer. My first bad performance review came ten years at the job, followed by the loss of job at age 51 nine mont... applies to Connecticut  ·  0 answers

final wages
I work on h1b visa ..recently i moved to new company and my previous employer stopped paying my salary for last 2 months ..I sent him couple of emails and left couple of voice messages but no response... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Full time plus additional work?
I run a nonprofit organization. I have an employee who works FT in one program on salary. He wants to work in another of our programs several hours in the evening, seeing therapy clients (he is a Mast... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

"overpaid" wages are being taken back without any notice
I used work for my employer for 25 hours a week. I then cut my hours down to 10 hours a week due to other obligations. They pay two weeks in advance, so if you didnt work the scheduled hours, the next... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can I receive disciplinary action or be terminated?
Colleague made false accusation against me with no proof, grounds or witnesses. I am now being investigated by employer. Can I be disciplined or terminated? Employer admitted that video inconclusive. applies to New York  ·  0 answers

FMLA - coercion
I was out on FMLA from my job of 2+ years at an NGO while my terminally ill brother was in the hospital and when I returned to work after 9 weeks they had hired a new director in my sub-dept. We do no... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Do I have a chance to fight this?
I was a salaried employee. Without warning or reason, my pay was cut about $12,000. I was cut from salary and put on hourly. I also went from a full-time position to a part time position, working 25 -... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Does my former employer in va have to give me my employee records
I would like to no the reason my former employer has in my records for my termanation.I live in va and need to no if there is a way to get them. applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Can a non-compete be enforced if too broad?
I was let go from a FL-only homeowners insurance company. During the exit process, I was told I could not work for a "direct competitor." I just got a copy of the non-compete and it says it is for 1 y... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Statute of limitations on repayment of signing bonus to former employer
Is there a statute of limitations on how long a former employer has to demand repayment of a signing bonus. I live in Indiana and it has been two years since I left my former employer, who is now aski... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Non Compete - Other Employees were Offered Clients
I have recently left my employer, it was my choice, and now I have my own business in the same industry. I left my employer because his business was failing, as did other employees. Around that time a... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can a potential employer obtain my employee record from my current employer?
I am currently working at a job and am looking for employment near home. My potential new employer has initiated a background check through an outside company with my permission. I see that they verif... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can salaried employees be docked pay for not signing a write up?
I submitted a letter of complaint to my boss/owner about the improper use of the N-word in the office as well as a complaint that I was singled out and punished for using my cell phone when my child c... applies to Iowa  ·  0 answers

My previous employer Stop Payment'd my last check for multiple reasons, what can I do?
I got a letter in the mail today from a lawyer saying my paycheck is being held due to multiple reasons.. "He informs me that you were terminated from your employement on July 1st. Thereafter, without... applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

unlawful termination?
I have been employed in a nursing home for 11 months and am no longer happy there. If I were to place an application elsewhere and they contact my current employer for reference, can my current employ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Employer Threats
I found out that my employer was not paying me what we had agreed to in the interview. I went to him and he adjusted my salary and called it a raise. I bought up the subject of the raise. He said that... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

If I am a salaried employee and work over the 44 hours I am suppose to can I get overtime?
I am on salary and it is set at 44 hours per week. I average anywhere from 50-60 hours per week and it is documented through a time clock. Am I eligible for overtime pay? applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Pellegrino v. Robert Half International, Inc.
I have been task with ensuring our current pay practices are in-line with the current FLSA regulations. My organization has notice that there have been some talks lately in regards to how employers pa... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Forced to sign non-compete after starting employment...
When my husband was interviewing with a consulting company, he specifically asked if there was a non-compete agreement. He was told there was not. The first day at the company was supposed to be orien... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is it legal to lower the required min quals of jobs for employees vs ext cands
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. I have the following questions as a Non-Union, Non-Civil Service, New York State Government Employer: Is it legal to lower the required minimum qu... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Working from home
I have a question....I have on several occasions work from home with my former supervisor on several occasions for different reasons and now other staff that get to do this as well. I have a new boss ... applies to District of Columbia  ·  1 answer

Is this legal?
Hi - Is it legal for a company to pay employees at one subsidiary a different wage than employees at another subsidiary for doing the exact same job? Thank you. applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

Is this Wrongful Discharge
I worked as Call-Center Team Lead here in Cleveland, Ohio. Several weeks ago my Director brought to my attention a letter that someone sent anonymously to the CEO stating that our new director was rac... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Employer used FMLA for other than described
I was granted FMLA by my employer for my back problem. My DR. filled out my paper work stating that my back problems could be possible lifetime. I never used any of the FMLA. February 2010 a month or ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Freelancer Recouping Payments Question
I have a client who I have worked with for several years and has had a good history of payment. But in the last six months my payments have become later and later. They are currently about 8,000.00 be... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Is this retaliation or discrimination?
I was recently "Laid-Off" and the company I work for said it was due to lack of work (Construction CO). I found out through co-workers that the same day they laid me off they hired a male employee at ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

employer stealing from my paycheck
my father has been working for as a auto mechanic for 6 years. he earns 50 % percent of all the work that he does at this shop. he gets paid every seven days but gets deducted 20 dollars for absolutel... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can my employer use my medical test results as a requirement of employment.
I have been employed by my employer for 14 years. They new I was a diabetic when I was hired. I have had medication issues and adjustments made by my doctor and have had to see an Occupational Health ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

Cal Labor Law Dispute Questions
Hi. An employee who I fired in September of 2002 filed a complaint with the California Labor Board for back over time pay and for 92.38 per day for 30 days in penalties. The employees name is Jody. Sh... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Bonus payment question
My employer has a bonus program that it pays out at the end of every year to reward employees for hard work during the previous year. My employer processed my bonus and it was posted on our payroll si... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Employee Non-Compete agreement
I signed non-compete agreement with my employer A when i started as an employee in the year 2005. I work as contractor at the client C through Vendor B. My employer A works with Vendor B and he doesn'... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

lay off while pregnant
I am going to be laid off July 1st, 2005 but I am 4 months pregnant and my due date is July 3rd. This way I am unable to go on maternity leave. I would like to know if the company should pay for my ma... applies to California  ·  1 answer

IL non-compete legality
We have recieved a new non-compete that we are required to sign by the end of the day. They included a specific list of companies that would prohibit us working for these companies for a period of 12 ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

What rights do employees have if their company files Chapter 11.
I have worked for a company for 24 years. They have filed Chapter 11. they do not want to pay the employees any severance or their acrued vacation monies. What rights do we have? applies to California  ·  1 answer

Heart attack
I was admitted to the hospital because of a heart attack and missed 8 days of work. the company used my last vaction day for one days pay. but still said I was out on fmla for 8 days shouldn't it only... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is minor offense a ground to fire an employee?
Dear Sirs, I have a question. My friend had a minor offense in May and he pled guilty. He filled out his application to his employer before that and he said no to all criminal related questions. He st... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Enplyer won'
My employer won't put me on payroll on the claim that I am not an employee, but a consultant. I certainly *am* an employee. What can I do to make my employer comply? Is there a governmental department... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Having a hard time finding a job.
What can a past employer say about you. When some one calls to varifies your dates of employment there? A past employer is giving more then dates and a yes or no if asked if he would hire me back. applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

my employer was granted a dismissal without prejudice that expires Dec. 10,2010, if they refile,
can I file for a dismissal without prejudice in order to prepare my case. this is concerning an unemployment appeal by my employer. applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Whistleblower and Retaliation
I reported my employer as a whistleblower about time and attendance. What can I do to be removed from this position to stop receiving constant harassment and retaliation by my employer. I also want co... applies to District of Columbia  ·  1 answer

Can my employer put me on FMLA without consent or contact with me?
I filled for STD, I was denied, I appealed, I was approved. During this time my employer put me on FMLA and took 32hrs. of vacation without consulting me. applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

What action can I take against Lowe's for paying my male coworkers more for doing the same exact job
I transferred from one Lowe's to another within the state of NH and was forced to take a pay cut. Now I learned that male coworkers in the same job are being paid more even though I have more skills i... applies to New Hampshire  ·  1 answer

Eligibility for unemployment
The owners of the business I worked for,for 15 years sold it. I was given my final paycheck and my paid vacation days I had not used. I have to apply for a position with the new owners, I was manager ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Breach or try to get fired?
I work at a automotive company for over a year now and I of course signed a Non Competition agreement under the job description of a File Clerk, but now I work in Accounts Receivables and I am also a ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Does my employer have to hold my job when out on Maternity Leave?
Due to complications during pregnancy I was put out of work by my doctor 6 weeks before my actual delivery. I delievered by C-Section, and therefore am entitled to 8 weeks disability after delivery. I... applies to New Jersey  ·  2 answers

Settlement Amount
I've sued the county due to sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. The lawsuit was filed in federal court by my ex-attorney. I am now without counsel and the county has scheduled a settleme... applies to California  ·  4 answers

Fair Pay - Salary vs. Salary (non-exempt) vs. Hourly
Mel, I have a long list of things I'd like to ask about but will focus on overtime here. The company is an AZ for-profit corporation. Approx 4 years ago I was promoted from the support department to o... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

transportation Fees
I'm in outside sales, When i started with my company, I was paid per mile that i put on my personal vehilce, which was below the standard. then when they realized how many miles i was getting paid for... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

employer false accuasations
what kind of action would be wise to take if your employer is accusing you of stealing money from your place of work and is also threating to run you out of town and publically embarrass you, and the ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Salary vs. Hourly
Two and a half months ago I accepted a position with a company offering me salary vs. hourly. I've been putting in anywhere from 9-11 hours a day, five days a week and was recently told with the upcom... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

docking pay for being late
My boss is tired of people coming in late to work. He wanted to know if he can dock hourly employees paycheck for being late to work. He wants to dock them 2 hours for each time they are late, regardl... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Situation is very detailed.
Is there anything that can be done when you have a situation where 1 employee threatens another & assaults her during break but not on employer property and it is reported to mgmnt and case closed say... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Wage overpaymeny by State of Ohio
I was State of Ohio employee in 2007, overpaid by $12,000 during course of year due to "glitch" in newly installed pay system, "OAKS". Attny General's office requesting to be repaid in full plus inter... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Harassment Bullying and Hostility at work
I have been harassed by my supervisors. I do my work. However since she threatened to have me fired 2.5 years ago, the Director has engaged in building up a series of warnings and unwarrented complain... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Repayment of relocation Monies
I have left the company before the 2 years in my relocation agreement. However with just cause. Racial issues have plagued this plant for years and come to find out the HR department knows about it an... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Are movie theaters in Wyoming exempt from the Equal Pay Act?
I've been working as a staff leader at a theater for about 3 years. Recently, other male employees were promoted to staff leader and are getting paid more then me. I am the only female staff leader an... applies to Wyoming  ·  0 answers

Accidental Overtime?
Employees punch time card either early or stay and clock out after quitting time. Neither is time worked nor authorized over-time. Because the time is on the card, are they entitled to overtime pay? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Harassed since standing up for an agreement for benefits which was later denied then allowed.
My family and I were moved from near Richmond VA. back to Ohio (by the employer and housed as agreed) from which origionally came. This company had promised health benefits through the previous HR Man... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I was denied unemployment because of my lump sem severance package
I was laid of in February from my full time job because of lack of work, My severance was based on my pay and the number of years that I worked for the Company, the Company did not fight, but Ohio une... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Defamation and Lack of overtime pay
My husband has been working for Mineke for 2 months now, and his boss has used foul language everyday around him, the other workers, and customers. He also accused my husband for being a thief in fron... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

false informing
I worked for ten years for my employer. I was discharged and went to a hearing with the ALJ who ruled that I had been unfairly discharged. I have learned that this employer has black listed put me on ... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

What is the statute of limitations for discrimination?
Can you please tell me the statue of limitations in Tennessee for suing and employer for wrongful termination and sexual discrimination? The employer is stalling regarding re-instatement and I am afra... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete
I was previously workinbg for a radio company here in town in sales, I worked there for approximetly 5 months and things ended up bad there. The Sales Manager even after signing the Protected Account ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Not allowed to have a copy of my performance review?
I recently received a semi-annual performance review by my new employer. It was a good one, but I was told I was not allowed to have a copy of the review. This is the first employer I've had that didn... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

How Can I dispute a false accusation and get it removed from my record?
I was accused of saying that I wanted the world to end and that I wanted to hit people over the head by a coworker where I currently am a Temp worker. The first, while close to what I said, was not qu... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Charged filed with EEOC/Resigned after
Below is the letter I sent to EEOC dated 8/4/13. I have not received a response from EEOC to date. However, I was told by a former employee that EEOC sent a letter to my previous employer on 8/20 for ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Am I entitled to severance.
On Monday I was "asked" by my VP at a local hospital not to finish out the last 4 days of my emplopyment as Director of The Emergency Department and ICU because it was causing to much turmoil among th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

unauthorized payroll deductions
I was released from my job without any reason or warning. When I received my final check the following week, they had deducted $500.00 for an engine I had been "paying out" per the company's agreement... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Being run out of my job for discrimination AND am filed as "exempt" and don't think I should be
I am an “exempt” employee for a travel firm which plans meetings and requires me to travel at least once per 6 weeks for about 10 days. When I was hired in April 2004, I was told I would receive payme... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

hired @ salary, paid hourly
i was hired at a salary position, then was told after 6 months that the policy is changing, we are still 'salary' but if we miss time we are docked that time from our 'salary' pay. We are not alowed t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Exceeded salaried sick and vacation- company withholding pay
I have exceeded my 2003 company granted sick and vacation days by 15. The company has witheld my last two biweekly paychecks as what they consider overpayment. I am salary. Is that legal? Do they have... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Servance
I was terminated from my employment. We have a servance package that includes 4 weeks pay for every year worked. I worked there 7 1/2 years. Am I entitled to still receive my servance package when no ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

2 weeks notice
I have two weeks notice on March 25, 2005, in an email (which I unfortunately did not save a copy of). On March 26, 2005 at 2 pm, I was told that this was my last day and that I could leave immediatel... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Wrongful termination
I worked for a bio-tech company in NY, which relocated to MA. Some of us were offered to relocate and given moving expense money and a cost of living increase in pay. The relocation occured in April. ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Would the non compete keep me from getting a new job?
I am working in Recruitment at a Home Care company for seniors in their homes. I am looking to work at an Assisted Living as a Sales Manager. My non compete says to not work for a like company for 2 y... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

How to protect myself and my spouse from retaliatory action once I sign my severance package.
Greetings, I was recently laid off from a local Parks and Recreation who also employ my husband as an instructor, site supervisor and he also volunteers 2 nights a week to run open gyms for the local ... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Can I sue for being falsely represented/quoted on Board Meeting Records?
There are records proving that my former employer falsely made me part of a Board of Directors and falsely quoted me on multiple Board Meeting Records without my knowledge. My former employer made it ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Can an employer fight unemployment benefits if they gave the employee a promotion a week before?
Salaried employee was fired from Akron based company after 5+ years of work. At time of firing, Employer gave Employee letter outlining reasons for firing which were minimal infractions at best (e.g. ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can my doctor contact my employer to tell them I am no longer a patient?
My midwife wrote a doctor's note and filled out the FMLA papers for my maternity leave while under her care. Since then I switched doctors. When I switched my Former midwife contacted my employer to t... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

BOSS WITHHOLDING MEDICAL INS. FOR 1-1/2 YEARS
I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR A SMALL TRUCKING COMPANY FOR NEARLY A YEAR AND A HALF. WHEN I WAS HIRED I WAS ASSURED MEDICAL INSURANCE, JUST AS ALL OF THE OTHER EMPLOYEES, BUT THROUGH ALL OF MY EFFORTS I STI... applies to California  ·  2 answers

WARN act violation
Hello, I got a conclusion of emplyment letter (WARN) from my employer. However, the same job I do now (I am still showing for work for this employer) is posted as available in our internal job posting... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Laid off but my employer says I resigned - can they do that?
I signed a separation agreement after being laid off (unexpectedly) in order to receive my severance package. I recently discovered that my previous employer has sent out letter(s) informing people th... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

is it fair for them to fire me without any warning?
Dear Mel, My job was recently terminated by my company without any prior notice. The reason they cited is that I was not performing up to the company standards. However, I feel that I have gave my bes... applies to California  ·  1 answer

compressed work week
We are a Non Profit organization located in New York who employs both exempt and non exempt employees that are paid on a bi-weekly pay cycle. We are looking into a compressed 9 80 work week and would ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

daily check writing fees
I work through a temporary staffing company that promotes "daily work...daily pay" but charge me a $4 per day "check writing fee" for the daily paycheck to be issued. Is this allowed? applies to Kentucky  ·  1 answer

ee took time off to care for father - was not told it was classified as FMLA - father passed away -
Father just passed away over the weekend - employer was not counting previous time off as FMLA - what is the employer required to do NOW since the father passed away or should do when she says she nee... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can my employer post my position while covered under FMLA and do they have to tell me when they do?
I left on FMLA because of pregnancy complications. While I was out my employer posted my position without officially noticing me. The day after my leave was up they hired someone for my position and a... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

Can a City Goverment pay more wages to new hires than senior employees doing the same job?
Been working for Unified Govt. as security officer for 2 1/2 years. Boss hires nephew 8 months ago at almost $1 an hour more. Hires another person 1 month ago at 30 cents more an hour. Same job/duties... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

Is it legal to have to wait 30 days to recieve overtime pay?
If I work ot in dec 09 it will not be seen unitl jan 2010 is that legal I am a state empolyee and we are paid on the 1st and the 16th unless its a holiday or weekend. Suppose I worked ot on Dec 16 sin... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Final pay hourly wage cut
My husband recently quit a job because the new owner cut his hours and we could no longer afford the long drive to his job everyday. He did not give a two weeks notice and when he picked up his final ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Employee slandered and has proof
I had been working as a server at a restaurant in Orlando for almost 2 years. My file was clean. I actually had good compliments on my service and attitude. I became pregnant and into my fifth month I... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Laid off soon after relocating to California
Last year I was working for a company in the UK. At the time, this company announced a massive re-organization and basically gave me two options: (i) take a redundancy (or severance) package of approx... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Seeking advice on how to cut employee benefits
Health Insurance Questions: 1) Is it legislated what percent a company must pay of employee medical benefits? 2) Can we go from paying 50% of all insurance (employee and family) to paying 50% of emplo... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

reduction in pay to meet OT requirements w/o increasing costs
The empl