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Is it worth it to pursue $2K in wages from a bankrupt company?
About 6 weeks ago I quit a company called Intellisys Group. They have since filed chapter 11. I am owed about $2000 in back wages and vacation compensation. Chapter 11 should not exclude them from pay... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Payment of vacation owed and severance pay after being layed-off when Co. filed for Chapter 11
My company, Aerolineas Argentinas, filed for Chapter 11. A week later I, together with some other employees got lay-off (until the company resumes operation). 1) Shouldn't I get paid for my vacation t... applies to New York  ·  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

Unpaid Wages - Options
My ex-employer (who is the sole owner of the company) owes me for past wages of over $5,000. At the time, I was a salaried employee. My question is - Can I file a lien against his property without fil... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

WAGES NOT PAID FOR 1.5 YEARS
I worked for a companyfor 8 years as their sales person. I was not paid any wages from (approx) June 2001 to Dec 2002. I continued to work with them, even travelling overseas on assignments. I was alw... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Can an employer garnish the wages of an employee who was working when a restaurant was robbed?
My brother-in-law was a manager at a restaurant when it was held up at gunpoint. Now, the restaurant owners are trying to say that he is responsible for the stolen money. They are telling him that the... applies to Texas  ·  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

My employer refuses to accept claims for unpaid wages after 120 days.... when it is truly owed.
Is there a time limit in which an employee can claim unpaid wages? My employer claims that unless I discover the error within 120 days.... I am not entitled to the money. Ooooppppsss... our computer s... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

non-payment of wages
I worked for a medical office for a few days under a verbal aggreement. There have been many promises and excuses but I have not received my promised wages. Now the owner is not answering my calls or ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

Final Wages
Does the law require an employer to pay final wages within 48 hours of termination? applies to Florida  ·  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

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

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

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

Can an employer garnish my wages for a broken laptop?
Simply put I spilled my drink on a work computer and it needed to be replaced. Is it legal for them to hold me liable for that laptop and garnish my wages for the cost of a new one? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

PAYMENT DEDUCTION ON PROBATIONARY EMPLOYEE
IF YOU HAVE AN EMPLOYEE THAT HAS BEEN HIRED AS A SALARY EMPLOYEE AND HAS ONLY WORKED IN YOUR OFFICE FOR 1 MONTH, AND IN THE FIRST 2 WEEKS HAS MADE A REQUEST TO BE OFF ONE DAY (SHE IS STILL IN 90 DAY P... applies to California  ·  1 answer

can a company decrease your base weekly wages?
Can a retail company decrease your wages due to a demotion applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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 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

Unpaid Wages
I was laid-off in February 2003 & my ex-employer still owes me for wages & expenses. I filed my claim with the IL Department of Labor in January 2004 & just received a letter from them indicating that... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

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

deducting taken paid vacation from wages
I understand I am an "at will" employee. This is my second year working for the company. My manager has told me consistently throughout this year that I have two weeks of paid vacation. He has showed ... applies to Arizona  ·  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

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

arizona gun laws and defemation
Can I receive compensation if a employee accuses me of insubordination to my hr which I lost 3 days wages but have physical evidance to the contrary. Also I was told by hr I can not keep a gun in my c... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is non-compete I signed to get Chap 11 reorg approval enforceable if I convert the case to Chap 7?
My company received Chapter 11 Reorganization approval with the stipulation that I, the owner, sign a non-competition agreement with my company. The company is still struggling and I can potentially b... applies to Maine  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Mandatory Non-Compete 3 years into job?
I have been with my company selling wild game meat to upscale accounts for over 3 years. Last year the company was sold and I signed a new confidenitality agreement at the time. Last week my company f... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

How long is "temporary lay off" ?
Eight months ago the company I worked for 22 years put me in "temporary layoff". How long can "temporary layoff" last? By not laying me off permanently they avoided paying me severence pay as well as ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

unfair wage docking
May an employer dock a non-exempt employees wages for simple mistakes. Employer wants to dock wages of $1 an hour for 8 hours for 1st offense . $1 an hour for 3 days for send , and $2 an hour for 1 we... applies to Texas  ·  2 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  ·  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

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

Is it lawful for an employer to deduct wages for non work reasons?
Hi. My ex-employer deducted wages in the amount of $275 from my last paycheck. The deduction was made without my consent for a transaction with a coworker that had nothing to do with work. The transac... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

State and Federal laws with respect to damages
It is my belief that I was terminated seven months ago due to my reserve military obligation. I feel there is a clear-cut USERRA discrimination case. I have pursued the matter via the Department of La... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

40% owner of a company has backwages that are not being paid
I am a 40% owner of a company. I am owed about 150,000 dollars in salary and commission that was not paid to me as the cashflow was not good. However, we have received a lumpsum payment of 200,000 dol... 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

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

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

Can a company give me a document letting me know I will get severance and then later tell me I wont?
Hello The company I worked for filed Chapter 11 in April 2001. They let go of almost half of the employees with a severance package. Each month or two after that, they continued to lay people off and ... applies to New York  ·  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Non-Compete, company paid me inappropriately, can they enforce it?
I had been employed at a local mortgage company for approximately two years. I was terminated four months ago. From the day I started I was a W2 employee and wasn't paid a single dollar for minimum wa... applies to Florida  ·  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

Compete with my Employer in different state.
I signed a non compete agreement that states that under any circumstances whatsoever compete with Company X euther as an employee, agent, consultant, ownerproprietor, or in any other capacity within s... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Time Frame to File Legal Documents
I wrote last year about a unpaid wages issue and followed your suggestion to contact a lawyer. After looking at my case the lawyer agreed it was a solid case and accepted responsibility to recover my ... applies to New York  ·  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

Clock in time, and garnishment for non-payers
My employer requests us to be at work at a specific time, however, we are not allowed to clock in until we are needed. We cannot leave, due to the employer not knowing when we will be needed, yet are ... 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

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

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

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

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

Retaliatory Discharge: Effective Notice
On April 21, 2005, I submitted a formal written complaint to my former employer regarding discrimination as covered under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. On April 28, 2005, I filed charges of discr... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

im filing a lawsuit on my employer for min wage violation of 40hrs how much will i get
what is the percentage over what is actually due to you like say they owe me 300 in wages over a 4 month period and i go to court will i recieve more if so approxiamely how much applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

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

What is the minimum salary to be paid to an employee?
I was working in the restaurant business for a new business and paid a weekly salary of $200. I was working between 70 and 110 hours per week and feel that I was underpaid. When taken to the owner of ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

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

non-payment
Previously, i worked for an catering company in September of 2003 which was supposed to be off the books. However, to this day i still have not received payment nor or any of my phonecalls returned. M... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

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

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

legality and fairness of bosses guidelines of travel time wages
My Question concerns travel time. My Job requires me to travel long distences from our shop to go to work. my boss doesn't feel he should pay us for our time to make the trip for him. Here is his guid... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

if i file a lawsuit an win what could i approximately expect to recieve?
my boss has been skimming hours off my checks for like 6 months. when i questioned her she took me from 4 to 5 nights a week down to 2 when i threatened labor board she knocked me to one. they still o... applies to Tennessee  ·  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

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

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

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

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

punished for doing my job
Can my employer give me an annual review when I have only been employed for 7 months in training and be scored as if I have had all necessary training And had no chance to have a score that can exceed... applies to Montana  ·  0 answers

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

Unpaid wages by Temp Agency. What are my rights?
I worked for a temporary agency only four days during one event. They send me a paycheck for two days only. I emailed and called them about this several times. It has been almost two months now. What ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Corporate Commission Re-structure
My company does a commission re-structure every March (this is not disclosed in my employment agreement but it is common knowledge among sales Reps) that changes the way I am paid. Is it legal for the... applies to California  ·  2 answers

How can I get my last paycheck from Taco Bell?
About 2 months ago, I worked at Taco Bell for about 3 1/2 weeks, and I have yet to recieve a single paycheck. I have kept in contact with the Manager, but he keeps writing me off. How do I take approp... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Severance trick
I understand a severance package may be non negotiable. Is it necessary to outline this term in the language of the package? Is it proper to offer wages owed to me as a part of a package? It is an amo... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Ohio revised code 4109
i am 17. I worked at a pizza shop as a driver. At the beginning of august i will of been there two years. A few short months after i was hired as a kitchen worker they had me start delivering. In this... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

Wrongful termination.
My former employer accused me of cashing a check that was designated for fuel. I still have the uncashed check in my possesion. Also, I was fired because they said that I cashed the check. I also had ... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Sign or be fired
I work as a night auditor at a hotel. My employer wants me to sign a paper giving them permission to deduct from my wages any amount applicable for errors that might occur when handling customer payme... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

clocking in and out
There are 6 employees at my job and we just started 'punching a clock'. Some of us forget to clock in or out from time to time. Our system is not attached to a company, it consists of cards with print... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

income tax not filed
Dear Sir: My name is Jo-anne Serra and I used to work in a japanese lounge for 5 months. Now, I called them for my w-2 forms and the manager said he doesn't know anything. Everytime they give me wages... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Can I make her responsible for lost employment and wages??
I recently quit a postion as Manager of a Self Storage facility with a 90day notice. I had problems with the owners daughter-in-law which she left in charge with her threat management. Iam now looking... applies to California  ·  2 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

In what year was MGL c149 s148, as it is written today, signed into legislation?
I need to know when MGL 149 s148, a.k.a. MA Wage Payment Act, as it exists today, was approved as a law. I've traced the law back to the early 1900s, but the wording has changed slightly over the year... 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

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

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 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

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

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

Retaliation
I worked for my employer for eight years during which time I received several promotions and great performance reviews. For the past two years my direct supervisor has often asked me out on dates, sen... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Sub-contractor or not
I went to work as a subcontractor for a family member with the promise of a guaranteed wage. Now after a few months the guaranteed wage was withdrawn and now is only commission based. They have contro... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

Can I be fired for turning in one employee of mine for sexual harassment of another employee?
I have an employee out on disability. During this time, another employee came to me and told me , she had been inapropraitly touched and vulgarity had been used numerous times, by the employee on disb... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

Can my employer with hold money from my checkes because of a mistake that they made?
I work at a hospital for may years now. Recently the hospital changed computer systems. They are now stating that they over paid me and a few of my co workers and that they are going to garnish our wa... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

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

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

Non Payment of Wages
Sir,I am an electrician for a small San Jose based co.None of the employees have been paid for the last 3 weeks & I am owed $1700.00 as of this date.My employer has told us IF he gets paid we will get... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Company is strong arming recruiting companies from hiring people with their certifications.
I've been working at a large HealthCare organization (we'll call it organization X) that's in the process of implementing a new electronic medical records system. This company has hired me as an at wi... applies to California  ·  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

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

Acceptance and Delivery of Severance Package for the State of Arizona
I was terminated from employment on 12-31-2008 due to downsizing. I am due to receive a severance package. Is there a law in Arizona which dicates a specific time frame in which that benefit is requir... applies to Arizona  ·  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

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

is there any chance to recover damanges from loss of employment?
Employee (E) resigned from employment with company (A) to take new opportunity with company (B). After all paperwork was done with company (B)- employee (E) can provide evidence of new employment, com... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

One employee is excused & the other employee is not excused
Lets say that employee #1 is excussed from being on the "on call duty list at night" because of taking a medication. Employee #2 (on FML) is taking the exact medication but yet employee #2 is required... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Can an employer lower wages for work already performed?
I am paid on the last day of the month. On January 31, 2009, I was told that my check for that month would be 10% less, due to the company's poor sales. I had already worked the full month expecting t... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Violation of rights/false reporting to State agency
I am an RN in the state of Tx. My former employer (private home health business) reported false information to the Board of Nurse examiners. I was forced to surrender my license and was unable to be r... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

How does a legal settlement affect one's eligibility for California EDD UI?
Part of the settlement is characterized as lost wages (reported on W-2), while the remaining portion is compensatory damages for physical harm and emotional distress (reported on 1099). The fact of th... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Salary cut after signing non-compete - Is it valid?
I signed a noncompete disclosure 4 years ago that said I signed it as an acceptance of the offer of employment. My offer of employment specifically stated a starting salary and hourly wage. In the las... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Are freelancers able to file a claim with the NY DOL for unpaid wages?
I am a freelance editor who has not been paid by a media company for work done on their magazine in January 2011. I have signed contracts from them regarding the terms of delivery and rate of payment ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Employer requires employee to be available by phone and in person during term of severance payments.
Employee agrees that, during the time period she is receiving payments under this Agreement, Employee will make Employee's self available to Company either by phone or, if Company believes necessary, ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

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

Company owner sexually harasses and discriminates
I work for a small company where the owner sexually harasses the females in the office by staring, touching, etc. No one that is currently employed there will bring anything to his attention for fear ... applies to California  ·  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

Wages Problem
Hello Sir/Madam, I am on H1B of one of the local IT company, who is into contracting of IT consultants to different clients on project basis. I have reached USA 2 months back and working my employeer ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can I apply for work as a LPN if I signed a non compete as a Community Relations Specialist
I signed a non compete after I took a job with a nationwide hospice provider as a CRS(sales manager) Three months later I fear dismissal because I am unable to bring in enough referrals. My non compet... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Can employers require employees to use of personal devices & internet for work duties?
Employer requires using personal cell phone and internet to perform after hours support. Employees are required to provide 24X7 support on a planned schedule. They do not offer to provide tools to han... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Is this considered retaliation?
My fire dept recently received a payment for wages that were not paid correctly over the last 5 years totaling around $500,000. Within one month of receiving the money, the city has taken away overtim... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

Salary Reduction
My position requires me by state regulation to possess a 4-yr. degree and this position is the only one with this requirement. There are two male colleagues-I am female-who answer to the same supervis... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Wrongful Termination?
I was a graphic designer at a marketing agency, and was laid off in the end of june. The reason given was "financial hardship of the company" and that my job position was being eliminated. Three other... applies to Illinois  ·  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

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

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

Should my attorney have filed a 1099 for a physical injury, emotional distress settlement?
Won settlement. $15k was issued to me by employer(defendant). That was taxed and considered back wages. The remaining money was sent to attorney to be distributed. Atty sent me a 1099, line 7! Should ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Unfairly treated by another employee
The problem here envolves 3 employee's of a large corporation.(non-union). I'll call them employee A, B and C. Employee A is a supervisor Employee B is a full-time employee with some supervisoring res... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

Employee termination PTO payout and termination cancellation thereafter
An employee gave self resignation for Friday of a week, basically Friday is the last working day of that employee. Now on Friday morning, PTO payout for the employee got processed and employee got pai... applies to California  ·  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

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

Exempt if only 2 employees?
I have been working for a medical practice for a year. My title is office Manager however I only supervise 1 person, the receptionist. Most of my time is spent helping patients with physical therapy, ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

Company owner sexually harasses and discriminates
I work for a small company where the owner sexually harasses the females in the office by staring, touching, etc. No one that is currently employed there will bring anything to his attention for fear ... applies to California  ·  4 answers

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

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

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

Not getting payed overtime and threatend by manager not to contact state
About 6 months ago I started a job with a handshake stating at 30 days I would recieve a $3 raise and assistant manager status. After 3 weeks I became assistant manager but 6 months has passed without... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Company asking for a new resignation letter
After being on Short term disability for almost five months I was released back to work. Upon handing in my release note from the doctor I also gave my written two weeks notice of resignation. Since a... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Termination of employee
Employee misses days of work, cancel appointments, collected cash on jobs and does not turn in the monies to the company, admitts himself into the hospital for alcohol or mental problems but never cal... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

please help me-ada violations-harassament-work related discrimation
i been employed at a company that has over 600 employees in over 10 states. as of late and after I placed a reasonable acomadation on file with this co. I have been harassed. They have insulted me, cu... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Was told after resigning I would have to pay back salary previously earned.
employed as an aide, Five months ago was convited of a mistomeanor - Class 1. Told in four months ago by Dept of Education that I was not eligible for a newly required license until the conviction is ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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 employee is non-exempt and works approximately 10 hours per week in OT. This has been occuring regularly for several years. In a sudden effort to reduce costs, the company wants to cut the employe... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

accused of calling a hosp to find out personal info on an employee-not true- my recourse?
An employee requested to change shifts. I denied the request. The employee has at least four reprimands of insubordination, post abandonment and inattiveness to duty. The employee filed false charges ... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Termination for my Non Compete agreement
I signed a non-compete agreement with my former employee and then moved to a competitor. During my interview and after I was hired by my new employee they were aware that I was coming from a competito... applies to New York  ·  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

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

In-accurate Commission Pay
I have been working for the same company for over 3 years and recently I have found out that a certain number of part numbers have not been included in our commission report. This affects several empl... applies to Texas  ·  2 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

loss of wages
Hi I was working for this security guard company and the owner of the company would not give me overtime...he suggested I also work for this other company he owned and get more guard work there..I had... applies to California  ·  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

Failed post accident drug test
We are a private owned manufacturing company in Chino, California. Recently we had an employee injured on the job. The employee sustained some injury and was treated at our local health facility. Per ... applies to California  ·  0 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 employer reassign duties based on perception of disability-none claimed?
Supervisor reassigns duties to employee based upon her perception that employee has a health issue; employee asserts that no disability exists and inquires if reassignment is due to a performance issu... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

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

Unemployment benefits for day to day layoffs???
The company which I work for has been rather slow for the last few months. To compensate for our lack of sales a 12 hour shift was eliminated. I was on this 12 hour shift and have lost a great deal of... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What criteria must employers consider in termination for failure to perform job duties?
The situation is that an employer terminates employment of a long-term senior employee. The employee has an exemplary performance record and is a very well liked employee. The employee begins experien... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

What if an employee is retaliated against regarding a reported issue outside of protected classes?
An employee reports a director for doing something wrong. The director then gets angry and starts nit-picking the employee for minor things that are not necessary. Are they still covered under some ty... applies to New York  ·  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

Employer placed restrictions on employee investment oppertunities.
Hello, Is there any legal standing for an employer to determine: 1. The broker used by an employee for the function of investing in the stock market. 2. The release of all holdings by the employee or ... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

job "handed" to unqualified employee without posting
A position for which I was qualified for at my company was created and handed to another employee as a reward - she is by no means qualified. Are employers required to post jobs internally before givi... applies to California  ·  1 answer

What are my rights as a Contractor?
I am classified as a contractor through my employer, but I am being told that I am to report to the office every day to work, or there will be no work from home, plus I am not allowed to pursue other ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Is it lawful to be terminated from a job because of what someone else did ?
I was falsely accused of taking items from place of employment (but didn't) by the owner of the company. The manager of this company knew it wasn't me, that it was another employee and had proof. I, a... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Terminated before probation period ended
When a person is terminated during a 9 month probation period, note the probation period does not end until 10/18/00 and termination is to be 10/6/00 because employer states that employee has been una... applies to All States  ·  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

Employee access to employee file
Do I have a right to see my employee file and to make copies of its contents? applies to Oregon  ·  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

resignation - lack of
What rights does an employee have when an employer replaces them before they have given notice? An employee talked about going into the daycare business b/c she was having problems with babysitters. O... 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

Do I have to release an employee's entire file to WC Insurance company?
I have an employee that has been out of work on a WC injury for over a year, she cannot return to work, they are currently asking for her entire employee file, which does not contain anything about he... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

I terminated an employee based on hearsay
I own a Temporary Staffing Agency in Georgia. I terminated an employee on 07/31/09, based on outside information that this employee was selling applicant's personal identification information to illeg... applies to Georgia  ·  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

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

What is reason for this paragraph? How do I respond, if asked by new or potential employer?
Confidentialitv of Agreement. Employee will keep this Agreement confidential and not reveal its existence or contents to anyone except Employee's immediate family and Employee's attorney(s) or tax adv... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

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

Physician Charges $15 to Complete FMLA Papers
One of our employees recently had an experience at a local surgeons office. The employee is in need of surgery and would need to be off work for 3-5 days. We provided FMLA paperwork for the employee t... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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 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

Family Medical
On return from FMLA, what time frame can an employer lay-off an employee? Does FMLA protect the employee from lay-off upon return from leave, and if so for how long after date of reinstatement to the ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Non-compete agreement; violation
I own a small company and hired an employee who represented in writing that he did not have a non-compete agreement with his former employer. After 4 months of employment, my employee's former employe... applies to Maryland  ·  6 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

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

Are there any rights to those employees who are laid off?
Are there any rights to those employees who are laid off? For instance, we just had another layoff, making it #5 for the year. Our company employs over 500 employees in our Dallas location. I work in ... applies to Texas  ·  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

CEO RAIDING PAYROLL ACCOUNT BOUNCING CHECKS
The CEO of our company has been willfully, and deliberately, raiding the payroll account when money has been put in to pay employee's salaries and commissions. He has caused employee's payroll checks ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

wage and or sex discrimination
Worked at Harrah's Casino in Shreveport La. Was hired in a pantry position with several yrs. exp. at starting wage of $7.50...after 8 months, I had received an above average review but NO raises, star... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

What documentation, if any, is HR required to share with supervisors about employee's on LOA?
I am the Payroll Supervisor/Human Resource individual for two convalescent hospitals in California and my Supervisor, the Administrator of the corporate office facility, would like me to cc supervisor... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

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

How to decide Salary Vs. Hourly
How do I differentiate between deciding if an employee should be a salary employee or an hourly employee? Right now we only have four (myself and other owner included) employees that are salary, but I... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

work as employee paid as contractor 1099
Hello, I've been working on a 1099 non-employee status and stated im a employee but no an employee. i am claimed as being a wiener & complainer on travel expense paying out of my pocket & with trying ... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

wrongfully terminated
I told another employee that I would kick her ass if she didnt stop spreading rumours about me so she got in my face and said lets go so I Pushed her away from me because she was so close to me that s... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Employee not meeting training guidelines and procedures
I want to terminate an employee thats just dragging their feet. I've written her up twice because she is not preforming at her level of training. I also gave her a verbal warning. In the state of Penn... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

once an employee hands in their resignation letter and calls out sick the next day, is it legal for the employer to fire that employee?
applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

once an employee hands in their resignation letter and calls out sick the next day, is it legal for the employer to fire that employee?
applies to New Jersey  ·  0 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

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

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

Question about racial slurs in the workplace
My question involves other employees' use of racial slurs in the work place. I work at a widely known bank who, I'm sure has policies against this type of behaviour. Yesterday, employee A, says someth... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Withholding Employee Information on Termination
By law, is an employer in Tennessee required to release an employee's file to them upon dismissal and can they be held responsible for not doing so? Thank You. applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

I+was+wrote+up+because+another+employee+called+me+the+B+word+three+times+the+boss+said+that+I+starte
I+asked+if+anyone+was+going+to+wash+the+silverware+and+the+employee+got+smart+but+I+still+didnt+say+anything+and+then+she+kept+bumping+into+me applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

I+was+wrote+up+because+another+employee+called+me+the+B+word+three+times+the+boss+said+that+I+starte
I+asked+if+anyone+was+going+to+wash+the+silverware+and+the+employee+got+smart+but+I+still+didnt+say+anything+and+then+she+kept+bumping+into+me applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

what are legal or other ways to properly deduct wages
Hello - I own a small business, As you know with any small business in the past few years margins are tight. which is why this is a big deal. I have been having problems with lost and neglected tools ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Employer's right to medical information
Approximately 8 months ago my employer sent a form to each employee for the employee to itemize what prescription drugs they were using, including dosages and times. Supposedly, every time an employee... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

May an employer hire a witness named by an employee who has a pending law suit against the employer?
"X" interned in the office and is qualified for an open position in the office. X's internship ended. Shortly afterward, a disabled employee filed discrimination suit against boss, naming X as a witne... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

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

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

about Labor code section 221 (to Mr. Richard J. Vaznaugh), Please answer
hi; Thank's for replying. I'm new at this so could you please tell mem what is the contact number of Cal. Labor Commissioner in San Francisco? Do you hear alot of case like me? and what is their solut... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Temp employee discrimination complaint
I was employed through a temporary agency with a large telecommunications industry as a temporary employee. Do I have the right to file a discrimination complaint with EEO against that company even th... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Wrongful termination declared by unemployment office should I seek further legal action?
I was recently terminated from my employer for reasons that I felt were not justifiable, so I claimed unemployment and after hearing my case the unemloyment office ruled in my favor stating exactly th... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

"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

Work place security camera spying
I live in Iowa and at the work place there are visible security camera’s because it is a quick service restaurant, so the camera’s are located in strategic places. How ever with the New GM in the ... applies to Iowa  ·  0 answers

Releasing an Employee on Maternity Leave
If a small employer (15 employees) has an employee with marginal performance (never documented)who goes on maternity leave and has a temp in the office who is an exceptional worker, can the employer t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

This was done during an investigation of a training session.
Is it legal for a representative of a company to ask an employee if they have a personal relationship with another employee outside of work? There is no company policy against this. Thanks. applies to Texas  ·  3 answers

Required Overtime
Is there a limit to the amount of over time an employer can require from and employee without penalizing the employee for refusing to work excessive overtime. 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

Fired after giving notice of resignation - what can I do?
Once an employee turns in his/her resignation is it illegal for the employer to lay the employee off? applies to Ohio  ·  2 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

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

Job offered and accepted, then someone else was hired...
I recently applied for a vendor (based in NY) rep position at a department store in Ohio. After faxing in my resume, I received a call right away that I was "approved for the job", discussed and agree... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Unpaid wages, overtime and expenses as independant contractor.
I worked as an independant contractor as a physisian with a Locum company based in Florida. The actual work "client"- hospital was in Columbus, OH. Prior to assignement I was promised a daily rate of ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

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

12 year employee
I have worked for a major corporation since February 1997. Since June of 2006 I have been a Sunday employee. I transferred to an Antioch location February of 2007 as a Sunday only employee. As of Marc... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I am interested in working for a competitor but I want to know if I can after signing the non-compet
I signed an "Employee Confidentiality Invention Assignment and Restrictive Covenant Agreement" before I started work. I am interested in working for a competitor but I want to know if I can. I was onl... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Can an employee be demoted because they can no longer perform 100% of a job due to a disability.
We have an employee who only has use of one eye. When he was promoted to a teamleader and given a forklift license this information was known. Due to a small incident involving another lift truck, it ... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

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

Can my employer use a sick day as an unexcused absence if I have PTO to cover it?
A new policy at my workplace is as follows: If an employee calls out because they are sick, that call out is listed as an "Absence", even if the employee has time-off to draw from. After 6 "absences" ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Unintentional bounced payroll check to an employee
I'm with a small business in Pennsylvania. One of our employee's payroll checks bounced and they are suing us. The funds were available that day, but in a small window of misopportunity, they couldn't... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is Two Weeks Notice Required?
An employee told me about three weeks ago that she was interviewing for another job. I was grateful for her honesty so rather than hire a new employee and release her once the new employee started (wh... applies to California  ·  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

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

Claiming racial discrimination reality bad perfomance
I work for a large co, supervising 18. A recent hire interviewed well, resume indicates experience but 3 months later she has not caught on to much of anything. We closely monitor performance via comp... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

Forced Medical coverage/deduction
My company provides each employee $750 annual benefit credits to apply towards the cost of medical coverage. The rule is that if you waive coverage you keep the credits and are taxed accordingly. Howe... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Non-compete in force, former employee uses information to better new employer.
Employee signa a non-compete, leaves the company and is hired by our competitor. What reasonable expectation can we have to restrict contact with customers, equipment and sales in the intermountain re... applies to Utah  ·  1 answer

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

are there any mitigating factors which would nullify the employers rights in a non-compete cause?
If an employer has impeded the ability for an employee to conduct business, because of lack of merchandise, lack of credit from distributors., lack of financial support to the running of the business,... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Is an employer required to give an employee restroom breaks, when the privilege is being abused?
At my workplace there is an employee who takes the "average" restroom breaks that any one else does, but also takes 3-4 additional breaks a day that are an extended period. The employee will come into... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

2 yr employee never signed non-compete agrm't & co not pursued. Emp at risk if leaves/does same wk?
Employee exploring opportunities to start own bus or collaborate with others providing same type of services. Would not serve same clients as current employer but provide some similar services. applies to Tennessee  ·  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

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

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

I have an employee who was been on a worker comp leave since 12-30-09
I just got a letter from the worker comp carrier saying the emploee is eligible for a supplemental job displacement and the ee is 13% permanent partial disability, when can I terminate this employee. applies to California  ·  1 answer

Limiting employee hours to eliminate overtime.
Can a public employer (school district) limit the amount of hours an employee works so that they do not go into overtime? applies to New York  ·  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

How many employee's work for a company?
I have sent in a letter of complaint against my former employer to the EEOC. My question is how do you determine how many employee's work for the company? Is it based on just the store I worked at or ... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Can a Human Resources employee break confidentiality between HR & an employee?
If I went to my HR department to discuss issues about my manager and I asked HR to keep the conversation confidential, can HR go to my manager & inform him that I spoke to HR? And now my manager has b... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

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

English Only Rule
My midsized company wants to implement an English-Only Rule. This arose from an employee sexually harassing another employee in Spanish and the supervisor was only made aware of it later. Is this grou... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Right to see my employee files
I just have a simple question. I want to know if I have the legal right to see my employee files. I know that my employer has put notes in my file that are questionable, and I have ask to see my file ... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Can an employee be docked vacation time if late?
Dear MEL, I am employed by a small- medium sized company (employing approx. 100 people) and they have recently enacted a new late policy. The policy is as follows; If an employee is one minute late th... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Can a company change their procedures for annual employee goals ?
I work for as an insurance underwriter In 12/01 I will be there 5 years. Our company guidelines in our employee handbook indicate that an employee is to get an annual review each year. Each year the e... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

If told by employer to do something illegal, how does this affect the recission of a non-compete?
If told to do something illegal by an employer and the employee quits, does this invalidate the non-compete? Employee was told to drive a vehicle for which the employee is not licensed. Second, how do... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Do employers have to track salaried, NON-EXEMPT employee hours?
I believe I am NOT an exempt employee, while I am a computer programmer, I am only paid about 25$ per hour, but am paid on a salaried basis. My question is, is my employer required to track my hours a... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Privacy/Health Information Ilegally accessed.
I am an employee at a hospital where I also recive my healthcare. One of my employees has accessed my medical records over 200 times (report provided my medical software). I also found another employe... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Can I claim unemployment if I leave a job in which I feel threatened?
I am the manager of a store for an owner who lives out of state. It is myself and one employee. Twice now this employee has blown up at me. I wanted to terminate him, however the store owner is refusi... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Harrassment
A fellow employee advised me today that an ex-supervisor of mine, now a specialist, but still a salaried employee, is plotting to have me fired in order to cancel any and all retirement benefits I am ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

what is the maximum amount of hours an employee is to work?
Is there a limit on how many hours an employee can work? Was scheduled a 12 hour shift - but picked up 4 additional hours voluntarily to help cover shifts - is this permitted? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Employee rights when caught or accused of stealing
Ok at my work place recently have been a string of thefts.Money from purses,a pair of shoes... I narrowed it down to a time frame.Weekends and around times school kids worked. There are no cameras in ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Employee right to veiw personnel file.
I need that law on personnel files in Florida that stipulates an employee can review his/her personnel file. Does the HR Manager have to supervise. Does any information have to be removed. Thanks, applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Non-compete/Restricted Activities
Question on non-compete statement below: I am working for company AAA, subcontracted to company BBB, which place me at a state government project. The state government has offered me a job, matching m... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Alternative Work Schedule - Employee Rights
Does an employer that utilizes an alternative work schedule of 4 days 10 hours/day work week have the right to require an employee currently working this schedule to permanently change his schedule to... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Was I wrongfully discharged?
I have been working for the same company for little more than a year and was fired today for work performance and was told they are going in a different direction. Last August I was injured and did no... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Was I wrongfully discharged?
I have been working for the same company for little more than a year and was fired today for work performance and was told they are going in a different direction. Last August I was injured and did no... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Required to take training, required to repay all training costs if terminated
I was looking at my employee handbook, and I saw that the company will reimburse the employee for any job-related training/education expenses (up to $2000). However, if the employee terminates FOR ANY... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

EMPLOYEE AUTO LOANS
As an employer what steps need to be taken when making employee auto loans? Thank You, Matt Geerdes applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Hiring employees after leaving company
I am employed in Maryland. A colleague and a friend of mine has left that company (A). While talking to him about the kind of work he's doing I asked if he needs help. Consequently, I was offered a jo... applies to District of Columbia  ·  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

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

Non-compete for 1099 status
I signed a non-compete agreement with a new employer. However, instead of being a W-2 employee, they are paying me as a 1099. Is the non-compete enforceeable since I am technically not an "official" W... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

can an employee's file be kept off site in the possession of a board chairperson?
We recently had our chairman of board step down as chairman - and is now an employee of ours. Per the new chairman of the board he will report directly to the board (this is a non paying board). The n... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

FMLA ?'s
My wife has recently returned to work after a leave of 9 weeks due to the birth of our third child. Upon returning she was not returned to the same position and hours she held for the previous 3 or 4 ... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

What can employee do if they were given false info on how disciplinary hearing procedures
Employee was given false information in writing published by employer that they had a right to be represented by counsel at a disciplinary hearing. Upon arrival, attorney was not permitted to speak. applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Temporary Employment
I am considered a temporary employee. This basically measn I have no benefits and do not acquire seniority. I have been a temp for 14 months. At some point, does my company have to convert me to a per... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Upon leaving employment, does employee have to re-sign the Non-Compete Agreement?
If an employee leaves the company, is the Non-Compete Agreement only legal if it is resigned on their last day of employment or is it valid with their signature dated when hired? Thanks, Christine Car... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

How can I prevent my former employee for deleting information relevant to my employment case?
I am a former employee of the City of Miami, and I want to prevent the destruiction of certain information that might be relevant in a legal suit. I understand that emails are public records, can anyo... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

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

current poolicy - FT employee is working over 30 hrs could this be changed to 36 hours just for 1 de
non-profit residential facility for developmentally disabled - we have state mandated ratios to be met to care for our individuals. Current policy states a PT employee can work up to 29 hrs each week ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do I need to marry my fiance for her to qualify for medical insurance under Calif Ed Code 7000?
I am a Calif school district employee and not currently married, but need to know if my fiancĂ© and I need to marry before I retire for her to get insurance from my school district that is governed by... applies to California  ·  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

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

EEO & Fraud
As a Federal employee, I am interested in knowing if fraudulent information in my employee file is a violation of my civil rights. Although I am reasonably certain that it is racially motivated, I am ... applies to Kansas  ·  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

part-time employee rights
Is it legal for a classified part-time employee to repeatedly work fulltime hours without being given fulltime benefits? applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

Employee Surveillance/ Monitoring
I am a fairly new employee (private company) and I believe that I am being monitored by management as well as other employees on the same level as myself. I have overheard conversations discussing my ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Assault by employee bad enough for IIED?
I work in a bar and had to cut off an off-duty security employee from drinking. He was under the obvious influence of narcotics and his liquor consumption was high enough to put his BAC above .10 Upon... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

employee didn't call or show up for work for 2 days
I had an employee who was a no call, no show for 2 days. Still haven't heard anything from them. Is this job abandonment? applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

What distance boundary can I enforce for a non compete?
I posted a question earlier and forgot something.I have a mobile hair styling business that services a wide mileage range in various cities. I am just wondering what kind of parameters I could place o... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

is my non-compete enforceable
Hello, my company was recently acquired, and I was asked to again sign my non-compete, as the original was supposedly lost. The non-compete carries over to the new company. The specifics of the non-co... applies to Massachusetts  ·  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

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

If an employee has vacation & personal time available can they still collect?
If an employer takes a few days off & an employee has a very fair amount of vacation & personal time available, do they have to take those days before being able to claim benefits? I have been unable ... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

What are my rights in position elimination
23 year employee position being eliminiated over a 4-month employee with same classification. 23 year emmployee told no position in-house & therefore unemployed because "look back" only allow within 5... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Do I have to offer an employee the same job and the same shift after a very long WC absence?
I have a FT employee that works a shift which has limited help during this shift. He has been out about 5months on a WC injury. I need to find out if I am legally bound to offer him his same position ... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

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

Is there a loop-hole in this non-compete?
I am looking for another job in the same automotive field. My old job delt with aftermarket car parts and the new job does too. The new job is an up in coming company. Here is a copy of the non-compet... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

Can an employee be responsible in paying company back for lost money due to working errors?
Can certain pay be withheld until error is fixed. Example filing a wrong medical claim and extending claim to be paid. Basically employee would get paid back after error is corrected. applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Is a non-compete valid if I am a contracted business and not an employee?
I have signed a non-compete not knowing what I was signing. I sell and project manage roofing projects but I am a sub-contractor and not an employee. I operate my own business but the company that sub... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Exempt Employee hours and timesheets
If you are an exempt employee how many hours can an employer require you to work? Do non-profit agencies have different exempt laws then for profit businesses? applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Can I contact my employee's doctor if he is exhibiting unacceptable behavior?
The company in question is very small (6 employees), and all employees are friendly and open about personal issues. One employee is on medication for an anxiety disorder. When he doesn't take his medi... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Docked hours for a salaried or exempt employee
I am a salaried "exempt" employee. We do not get paid for over-time and most recently had management changes who have instructed us that working from home has to be approved, this happens on a case by... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

asked to waive benefit in order to get severance pay
a 45 yr. old woman is being laid off. She has 23 yrs. with large retail company. Employee handbook says, after 20 yrs, employee receives lifetime discount. She is asked to sign a waiver rescinding dis... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can I post the employee survey results to the internet
My former employer sent anonymous employee surveys results to all the employees. There are a lot of valuable information can be helpful for people who may join the company. Can I post it to the intern... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

assault in the work place by a department head
What legally can be done when an employee is physically assaulted by a department head in the work place? The employee is suffering from depression and anger and it will not shake off. applies to Arizona  ·  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

Can a nonunion nonbenefitted employee be denied participation in a severance program?
A union employee at one campus of a hospital chain is given a severance package. Can a nonunion nonbenefitted employee at a different campus be denied a severance package given that the hospital alway... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

Non-Compete only for Employer/Employee?
Hello - I plan to purchase items from a wholesaler in CA for retail resale on a major internet auction (I am located in TX). It has been recommended that I require the wholesaler to enter into a "non ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

do i have any legal recourse against the university for emotional distress?
I work at a University as a housekeeper in an apartment complex. I am THE housekeeper in a 112 apartment unit. I recently reported suspicious activity to my supervisor who reported it to the campus po... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

harrassment
recently i was informed by one of my employees that another employee was planning on filing a harrassment lawsuit against me personally for alleged "verbal harrassment". I informed this employee to te... applies to Alabama  ·  1 answer

Florida law on employee having access to their own employment files
Does a employee of a Company have the right to see their own records or files. Or do they have to get a lawyer to be able to see them. I would really like to know what law is on this matter. You know ... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Is it legal for employer to make impossible for employee to find employment in industry after 19 yr?
I started with a company in 1996 without a non compete. I worked in the same industry for 6 years previously. In 2007 I was forced to sign or lose my job. At that time I was an inside sales manager. T... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

Do we have to allow intermitten FMLA for birth of a child?
I realize in general the answer is no, however, we allowed it in one case at a different location. Now an employee wants to take 8 weeks after the baby is born and use FMLA for well-baby checks, etc a... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

Offered less than a female employee for same job?
I'm being offered a promotion, but the salary offered is $30,000 less than a female employee recieved to do the same job a year ago. We have similar levels of experience and would be doing exactly the... applies to California  ·  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

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

Can you get fired becouse you were threatend by another employee?
I worked at a medical office and was threatend by another employee. I made my emplyer aware and they told me she was not capable of hurting me. A few months later she threatend me again and told me sh... applies to Florida  ·  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

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

Return of corporate assets: mobile employees
An employee is issued a company owned computer when hired but does not sign any form stating that the computer is a company owned asset, upon termination the employee does not return the asset, does t... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Company taking away earned vacation after employee has enjoyed this vacation time for many years
Is a company allowed to take vacation time away from an employee after the time has been earned and the employee has been using this time for many years? My dad has worked for a certain company since ... applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

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

Age Discrimination or Just Lay Off ?
We have a former employee who has sued us for age discrimination. The employee was laid off after one year of employment from a Part Time position and the position was not refilled due to economic rea... applies to Indiana  ·  2 answers

What union rights do I have as a "casual" employee?
I am a "casual" employee for the New York Times Newspaper. I am a driver and work in their union shop. I have been working at least 40 hrs a week for them for over 8 years. At this time I am not affor... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Is it legal to make an exempt employee use benefit
As a exempt employee if you take a day off in the work week but still have over 40 hours can an employer make you use benefit time for that day off? applies to New York  ·  0 answers

What rights does management have?
What rights do management have against an employee that constantly claims "retaliation or harrassment" when they are not true allegations. The employee seems very paranoid, and defensive all the time,... applies to Georgia  ·  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

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

What personal information can your employer request?
HR has given each employee an employee data sheet to complete. Some of the info requested includes children's names and spouse cell phone number, and personal cell phone number. Am I required to provi... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Whistle Blowing in Private Industry
If an employee (whistle blower) provides information about another employee's (executive management)embezzlement activities and that private employer treats the whistle blower differently than other e... applies to California  ·  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

exempt employee & snow days
I am an exempt employee who is required to work 45 hours a week. Recently I called out during a snow storm. I worked 52 hours this week and was still required to use an 8 hour PTO day. Is this legal? applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

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

salary deduction
i know its illegal to deduct an employee's salary paycheck if they are out one day, but is it still illegal if the employee is on a 3 month probabtionary period? If im late, i have to make up the time... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Employee signs an employment agreement with Company A. That agreement contains a non-compete. Seve
Question: Is employee bound by employment agreement with Company A? applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination?
I was just terminated from my job after an investigation for sexual harrassment. The company told me that the result of the investigation was that I had not sexually harrassed anyone, but that in the ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

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

Non-Compete in Florida
I am currently employed as a Manager at a real estate firm. Last year my broker had me sign a non-compete/non-solicitation agreement. At the time I was not an "employee", I was working as a realtor/in... applies to Florida  ·  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

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

As a commission-only employee of a salon, can I be forced to stay at work if I don't have clients?
When there are no clients on my book, I do not get paid. If I don't have anyone on the books, for instance, in the afternoon sometimes I would like to leave early but management forces us to stay even... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Demand Letter ??
I am an African-American female who worked at a large communications company as temp for 8 months. Recently I was terminated by the supervisor there for reasons which I felt were discriminatory. I was... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

Can negligent retention suits pertain to public safety employers?
I understand that there are certain laws to protect public safety workers from civil suites. However, if there is documented proof that a public safety employee (ie a 911 dispatcher) in incapable of d... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Exempt employee and work in job non-related area
I am an exempt or salary employee. Can my company force me to work in my job non-related area? Like if I am computer guy, can they ask me to work extra hour in sat as security guard? applies to California  ·  2 answers

Employment-At-Will...if we expect them to follow company policies, should this be relationship be me
Working on a revised company handbook. I understand that if we expect our employees to follow certain company policies that they are "techincally" not an employee-at-will. Do you recommend the "Employ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can an employee have more than one active FMLA at one time?
Years ago at a company I worked for our corporate labor law attorney said that an employee can have only ONE active FMLA at a time. For example: if she had one for herself, then that one had to be exh... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

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

Harrassment
An employee, Christi, in my department was recently promoted to my position after my departure. Christi has another female employee under her supervision, Tammy that is having an affair with another m... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Can an employer hold me back from a promotion due to me taking time off for medical leave
I am an employee of 10 years. I was out for 7 weeks for back surgery. I returned to work, full time without limitations, in Feb. A position is coming open but I am being told that due to my time off I... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Harassment - Retaliation by Employer
Would this be considered retaliation for not supplying damaging information about another employee. President of company feels performance of an employee on my team is poor. Although he has expressed ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I have been working full time at Barnes & Noble and now they have me at working at part time
Can an employer legally change your status from full time employee to part time employee without permission and if not what can I do about it? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Falsely accused of Sexual Harrasment
My husband went to his shift at 4:00 he was at the front counter where there is cameras and all the customers and other employees are he needed to get to the printer to get a paper that he must have w... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

TAPED PHONE CONVERSATION
MY HUSBAND WAS RECENTLY FIRED FROM HIS JOB AT A RADIO STATION BECAUSE OF A TAPED PHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN HIMSELF AND ANOTHER EMPLOYEE. THE COMPANY HAD A MEETING WITH MY HUSBAND AND THE OTHER EMPLOY... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Termination for refusing to sign an authorization form.
Can an employee be terminated for not signing a "Combined Disclosure Notice and Authorization Regarding Background Consumer Reports"? The employee has been working for the company for over 6 years, an... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Salary vs. Hourly
I am an hourly employee. My hourly wage is determined by $25000 a year, so it comes out to $12.02 an hour. When I am paid they just divide my $25000 by 24 or twice a month and that is what I am paid, ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Salary vs. Hourly
I am an hourly employee. My hourly wage is determined by $25000 a year, so it comes out to $12.02 an hour. When I am paid they just divide my $25000 by 24 or twice a month and that is what I am paid, ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

How long does a discharged employee have to accept a severance pay offer?
Employee is over 40. We allowed 21 days from discharge Nov 2 2009. Another month will have passed without a response to accept, reject, or counteroffer as of Dec 23. We did not write in an "end date" ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Exempt employee wondering if I should have been non-exempt?
I was a insurance sales manager for the Auto Club of Southern California for 2 years. We were exempt employees, but we were required to do non-exempt employee work such as selling policies, servicing ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Whistle Blowing in Private / Public Industry #2
If an employee (whistle blower) provides information about another employee's (executive management)embezzlement activities and that private employer treats the whistle blower differently than other e... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Forfeiture of vacation time in addition to docking for lateness
Written company policy states that an hourly employee is considered to be tardy if s/he arrives more than five minutes after the scheduled starting time and will not be paid for that time or be permit... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Discrimination
I work for a company that has approximately 500 employees. Their 401k plan is set up that the employees are eligible the first of quarter following 90 days probationary period. I started in October 20... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Salary employee but treated as an hourly employee
I worked for this firm for three years. When I started working I was paid by the hour then in February 2000 I received a raise and I was told I will be a salary employee and I will not be paid overtim... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete
After working for a small computer consulting firm in NY for over 2 years, I signed an employee agreement addendum with broad, new non-compete and non-solicitation clauses. There were no such clauses ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

when a "key" employee is on intermittent FMLA leave, can his/her position be replaced while on leave
the question is to the exception for key employees. When can the key employee be replaced? during an intermittent leave while he/she is still working, albiet in an intermittent leave capacity? must it... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

non compete as an independent contractor
dear mel, I had an agreement with a autoglass replacement co. in az, not as an employee but i was an independent contractor or as they called it a licensee. in the agrement we had there was a non comp... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Personal Time Off for Exempt employee
My wife is an exempt employee and works for a company that has a Personal Time Off (PTO) policy. She accures PTO every pay period, and can use that time for vacation or sick days. Every other company ... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Points system woes
We work under the points system at my job (15 points and you're fired). The company has a policy not to disclose to anyone the number of points they have accumulated until they recieve a write-up for ... applies to Alabama  ·  1 answer

I need to know if I have been wrongfully terminated and what my options are.
I have been recently terminated from my job. They wrote dishonesty as the reason. I had used gift cards for purchases for work which usually they have a company card but there was not one available. A... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Promise to pay for a car lease if terminated - enforceable?
I signed an employment agreement in 8/98 with the following clause: MRC (company) shall lease a vehicle for Employee in the name of the company in an amount not to exceed $550.00 per month;provided ho... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is this wrongful discharge
I worked as a certified fire inspector. The company I worked for started a new policy for our inspection reports we fill out. This new policy is illegal. I let the employer know it, and anonymously qu... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Illegally taped private phone conversation.
A "fellow" employee recorded a private telephone conversation I had with him after working hours. This conversation was made from my home phone to his home phone. This "fellow" employee took the tape ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Threat in the workplace and ADA
My sister encountered an interesting situation at work. She worked for a manager who tormented his employees in fact when she joined the team two members of the team left to pursue other opportunities... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

Whenever employee file a disrimination with EEOC, this does not mean they said "look because of your
Whenever employee files a disrimination with EEOC, this does not mean they said "look because of your age, we are going to fire you, or because your race...". This is totally wrong and no one on the e... applies to Massachusetts  ·  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

Mistaken identity that resulted in retaliation and "employee discipline"
Question: Are their any legal ramifications when an employee of "good standing" is subjected to "employee discipline" in retaliation for a formal grievance filed within the company's HR by another kno... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

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 reducing my salary in half be seen as constructive discharge
I currently work for a less than 8 employee privately held company based in GA. I am in sales, and they have just told me my salary is immediately cut in half from 40k to 20k due to the state of the b... applies to California  ·  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

Failed settlement clauses, discrimination, retailiation
This question will be somewhat lengthy because I read over many of your sample complaints and noticed a constant appeal to more information =). I'm a hearing impaired individual and wear two hearing a... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

No non-compete, CA employer, NY client... ?
I have been working as a full-time employee of an IT consulting firm based out of Southern California, however I live in New York City. I did not sign a non-compete clause specifically, but I did have... applies to New York  ·  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

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

Is there a cut-off that employees must submit their commuting expenses?
I see employees submitting expenses for from 3-9 months ago. Iv'e seen T & E policies state that if they are not submitted by the 5th business day of the following month the expenses are incurred - th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I signed a non-compete agree., fellow employee didn't, discrimination?
I signed after I started. I felt it was the thing I had to do. Owner's worried about me and everyone they came in contact with stealing their ideas. I did not receive a copy. This fellow employee who ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Do I Have A Case For Court?
For that past year I have had to deal with mental harassment from my boss. He will make snide comments to me, when I ask a question he will not give a direct answer, but for other employees he will, h... applies to Florida  ·  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

severance and unemployment please help
I recently was terminated from my job, they offered me severance pay over the phone. They said I would receive it every two weeks for two months they would give the checks to my sister who is employee... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Justification for Employee Lay Off
If a person is laid off with the explanation being RIF, and there are two people with the same job title and only one is laid off, is justification needed on why one person was laid off and not the ot... applies to Illinois  ·  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

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

Agreement after-the-fact?
An employee of my company resigned his position after 9 months, invoking repayment terms for relocation expenses that require a pro rated portion based on remaining with the company for 12 months. Pro... applies to California  ·  1 answer

are there any legal reasons that allow you to break an employee payback agreement?
I signed a employee payback agreement in which I have to payback relocation expenses if I leave before a year. I am leaving after 4 months because my house in the previous location has not sold and wi... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

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

Is it legal to have an exempt salaried employee have to use vacation time even if they put in 40 hr?
If this employee worked 40 hours or more already by Thursday and had asked for a vacation day on Friday, is it right to make them use vacation time for that day off even thought they already worked a ... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

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

How do you define insufficient consideration?
I have been employed as a sales consultant from 4/99 - 8/04. I was dismissed without cause/reason (as stated in my employee handbook as an "at-will" employee). My company is headquartered in Wisconsin... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

My company sold to another am I still bound
I signed a noncompete with my company. They where based in South Carolina and I was a remote employee with a home office in Arizona. I reported to another Arizona remote employee. My company was priva... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Should I Pursue A Retaliation Claim ?
I had been complaining to my manager and the owner for about three months about several violations they were routinely committing, including OSHA standards, Overtime pay, Child Labor issues, health in... applies to Hawaii  ·  2 answers

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

Overtime
I work for a bank and became a salaried employee when I became one of the managers in the branch. I have never had any employee report to me, and my job description is sales, non-commissioned. I am re... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

my employer told another employee that i was committing fraud to unemployment insurance
A fellow employee told me our boss told her in a private meeting that I was attempting to perpetrate unemployment insurance fraud. This is a falsehood. Is this slander? When I confronted my boss and t... applies to Washington  ·  1 answer

Does an employer have to disclose to an employee that they were accuse of discrimination?
There was an eeoc suit filed naming a specific person in the complaint. The person accused is wrongfully accused, and is now being told that they should know nothing of the ongoing complaint. Now this... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

Can I enact a non-competition agreement with a 1099 contractor?
I am in the process of getting ready to hire a commission-only salesperson (1099 employee) for my business, but I am having a difficult time understanding whether or not I can enact and enforce a non-... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

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

Asked to resign when I give birth
I am 7 months pregnant and have been working at my current job for 3 months. Before becoming an employee, I worked here as a consultant for 1.5 years. HR is told me that I do not qualify for FMLA sinc... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Don't understand non compete I signed
I signed a non compete and I don't understand what some of the categories means such as: Own, manage, be employed by or otherwise affiliated with, any person, corporation, firm or other business entit... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Can an employer prevent a part-time employee from working at an additional job?
Our company just instituted a new employee ethics policy that prohibits full and part time employees from working at any other employer without prior senior management approval. As the workforce is 80... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

employee declines light duty job offer - can they be terminated
offered employee a light duty position in order to get them back to work - but they declined - do they keep their position until released back to work? Do they continue to receive any money if they de... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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  ·  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

Unstable employee
I am a supervisor in a call center enviorment. I have an employee who has become very mental unstable in the past year.. He is taking several medications and has been known to call other employess aft... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

CAN EMPLOYEES ON THE JOB HARRESS AND EMPLOYEE THAT HAS AND MENTAL ILLNESS DISABILITY ON THE JOB
I WANTED TO KNOW CAN EMPLOYEES BE HARRESSING AND CURSING AND EMPLOYEE ON THE JOB THAT HAS AND MENTAL HEALTH DISABILITY ILLNESS. IF IT IS STATED IN AND PERSON WITH AND DISABILITY JOB ACCOMENDATION THAT... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

need time off for religion and only 1 week, summer
i need 2 weeks total to go to a special once a year schoooling for my religion, i am a part time employee for a hospital. i am also a part time preacher. i nned a week that another employee has. my da... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

AZ NonCompete Enforceability wrt Considerations
I read, "All states that allow the enforcement of non-compete agreements require that the agreement be supported by adequate consideration, or a bargained-for exchange. Most states find that the offer... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can an employer hold your pension savings plan after you have been terminated?
I was terminated from my job of 26 years on Nov.7 2000. I asked for my pension-savings plan to be released so I could turn it over to my financial advisor. I was told there was a block on all the empl... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

What happens if the tipped employee doesn't earn the other half of minimum?
I'm a tipped employee that was recently discharged after four years, two as manager then demoted when the bosses daughter came on board. She fired me while her dad was on vacation for events that took... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

Do I have a wrongful dismissal suite against my former employer
I was fired for sexual harassment on Friday October 22, 2010. I was asked to come into work on my scheduled day off to help out at an office I had managed until the earlier that week. I had recently s... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Questions about Terminations & Non-Compete Agreements
My daughter was recently fired from her job as an account manager for a business forms company. 1. She took 2 individual sick days to interview with other companies. When she returned to work on Monda... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Can I help clients I used to assist when working for my former employer?
This is sort of a follow-up concerning my last question: I signed a non-compete agreement with a former employer. No where in the agreement does it say I cannot start my own company. First paragraph s... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Employer knew about complaints with employee sexualy harrasment and wont do anything about it
I have had an employee ask me to go to his house on his day off when he wife was gone and then the next day ask why i didnt come over. Then he asked me if my new hair due did have have better sex .He ... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

FMLA - does employer impose it on pregnant employee from time her DBL begins.
My employee is pregnant, due any day. Her last day was 7/15 and she's going out on NYS DBL. Does the company "force" FMLA on her at the same time as she collects her DBL -- or let's say after four wee... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Missed Holidays while on Intl Travel
Last year I did a fair amount of international travel for my employer (~120 days). As a result, I was abroad and working for 8 of the 9 published US holidays in our employee handbook. When I asked for... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Can salaried employee with “flexible hours” listed in the job description, be disciplined for tardin
17 year employee, 12 in current salaried position with “flexible” hours. I received a new supervisor in May, and have received 3 disciplinary notes for tardiness; additional disciplinary actions w... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do I have a case for wrongful demotion?
I have been employed at the company for 5 years as a manager. (I am no disclosing the specific management title). I have an exemplary background with personnel reviews for back up. About a year ago I ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Retaliation for seeking other employment
I know that Texas is an at-will state, but is it legal to be laid off after an employer finds out an employee is seeking other employment? My manager received a reference survey from another company a... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Termination for making a few data entry errors with nothing to tie back to
I have taken a new position at my company. I have been an employee for 10 years. In this new position I have had little to no training from my supervisors or guidance. I know that I have made a few mi... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Nigger calling
Mel, We were working is a rv/trailer park as workkampers, the owner came to us and gave my wife a office position and gave me mainteance supervisor. one of the worker called me a nigger and that same ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Can I ask an employee to sign an agreement that they continue to work at their own risk?
We have a full-time employee that works in part in our warehouse, but is pregnant and her doctor has said her pregnancy is high-risk. She has had a series of sick days related to the pregnancy, and ha... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

losing sleep over wage discrimation
I am a 44 year old female and have worked for a major financial institution for 20 years. Ownership has changed several times due to mergers and divestures, but I have been with the current owner sinc... applies to Georgia  ·  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

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

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

May a company lawfully fill a position that was previously eliminated?
An employee receives a severence package in September, stating job elimination. The exact position (same title and functions) is posted immediatley and the position is then filled by an external candi... applies to Arkansas  ·  0 answers

I need information on whether a company is able to deny full-time to someone?
I live in Michigan and work for a company as a "part-time" employee. I have been putting in 43-55 hrs /week for over 3 years now which is the same or more than all the full-time employees work at this... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Can a legal challenge be made against an employer who avoids layoff responsibilities?
Scenario: a company "offers" a fulltime workforce an across-the-board salary cut, one so eggregious that few would accept the "offer." Further, the company states that if the individual employee (as p... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

Late legal action against a former employee
Hello We are a small company in Florida. Over 3 years ago, we terminated an individual for not following company policy after we discovered he had a competing business on the side and were prospecting... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

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

Can I fire en employee who is pregnant, close to her pregnancy for absence
I have an employee who is now 7 months pregnant and advisedd me that she would be taking disability at the end of the month which has now changed to the end of next month. Over the past year, she has ... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 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

Entiltled to Holiday pay or paid time off as stated in employee handbook?
I am a full time employee at Citigroup (40 hours per week). In the employee handbook it states: "Citi provides 10 paid holidays to eligible employees. Some paid holiday time may be granted as a floati... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Terminiated After Giving Two Weeks Notice
I gave my job two weeks notice that I was leaving the company. On the day that I handed my notice and they told me to leave the company and not to return. The company handbook states that" an employee... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Mrs
My former employer (one satellite office of a national non-profit corporation) has had me arrested for collaborating with the company controller to take forged paychecks. This is completely baseless. ... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

We get paid on the 1st and 15th of each month. Our Employee Manual states “Should payday fall
We get paid on the 1st and 15th of each month. Our Employee Manual states “Should payday fall on a recognized holiday in which the company is officially closed, you will be paid on the last working ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Co worker fired 2 days after being named as witness in my retaliation complaint
I had filed a grievance claiming I was being retaliated against for getting union backing for a wage dispute. I was suspsended for 3 days amongst other things. A co-wprker had come forward and told me... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Would these actions fit the definition of retaliation?
I work for a federal agency. In 2006, while on educational leave, I filed a grievance through our employee grievance process alleging an unfair hiring practice by my supervisor. He arranged to promote... applies to Alaska  ·  0 answers

Absurd activist judge? Employee acknowledges he signed non-compete - but the reasons...
He admits he signed non-compete. (A vary narrowly defined non compete - only applies to client(s) he was assigned to support.) The client was not paying his employer, so his employer issued stop work.... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

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

Signing Under Duress
I am a member of a union. The company, which I work for has been forcing us to sign off on their new policies. and procedures. We've been told to write: "My signature denotes receipt and all right res... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

My unemployment has been denied, I filed an appeal, and am wondering what my other options are
Was I wrongfully discharged? I worked for a physician for three years. My daughter was employed by same physician for six months. My daughter was offerred another opportunity from another physician. W... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can an employee call out sick for an indefinite time period?
I have a salaried (Exempt)co-worker who called out sick on a Wednesday. On Thursday he was a no call no show, on Friday he went to the hospital and was subsequently discharged that Sunday. Over the ne... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Is this a law?
Hi! My question is? I am paid a salary wage (ex. $1170 bi monthly). But I am being told that I am an hourly employee. If I am a hourly employee I should get paid on a hourly wage not a salary wage. I ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FMLA deducted hours for 40 hour disabled employees
My employer recently announced that if any employee who is diabled, and can only work a 40 hour work week, will now have their FMLA hours deducted when OVERTIME is a mandatory requirement. Basically i... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can an employer discriminate in severance situation for being a great employee?
A voluntary severance opportunity has become available where I work, and once I heard it was coming I decided I wanted to apply for it. However, upon receiving the HR letter that was broadly distribut... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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 an employer reduce pay on some employee but not all?
applies to Rhode Island  ·  0 answers

what are the normal duties of a salaried employee
applies to Oregon  ·  0 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

Full Time Offer at Consulting Client
I am a consultant of company A (based in CA) working for a client. I have worked for the client in IN through another consulting company B (based in CA). Client doesn't know about A. After that projec... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

I have proof they are giving negative comments from the job ref.company I hired to prove their negat
I have been a very good employee for a very good friend of mine for the past 10 years. I don't have medical/dental benefits. I began a job search, my employer (friend knew of this, I had nothing to hi... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Did I commit defamation?
I work for a small firm of about 10 people. I had a situation where the Vice President of my company took a new female employee to lunch for 3.5 hours and when they came back were completely drunk. Th... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

As an Employer, what is the best way to win an appeal against a terminated employee that has been "A
applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can an employee go back to work without a Dr release following a serious injury?
applies to California  ·  2 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

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

IS THIS CASE APPLICABLE FOR THE WRONGFUL DISMISSAL
I started with this company thirteen years ago with the job title Technical Support Manager (Grade 21 - exempt employee). Since then, I have been promoted to Grade 22. Three years ago I was transferre... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

do i have a case of retaliation?
I WAS A MANAGER FOR A LARGE RESTRAUNT CHAIN IN OHIO THEIR POLICY ON HARASSMENT IS IT IS TO REPORTED TO HR IMMEDIATELY. I REPORTED A SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIM FOR CREW MEMBER HR RESPONDED BY MAKING THE M... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Is this retaliation
The administrative staff asked for a meeting with two owners to voice our concerns of needing help. We were down two people in our dept due to downsizing and couldn't keep up the pace. We also asked w... applies to Vermont  ·  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

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

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

do core role hold grounds for writing up a employee
applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can an employee who has paid sick days, use them first and then apply for FMLA?
applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Questions Regarding Non-Compete Agreements and Inventions
Hello, My question is in regard to whether or now the non-compete my company made me sign is enforceable here in Texas. Here are the circumstances: 1. No mention was made of the requirement to sign a ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

3 weeks and
okay i was hired 3 weeks ago, i have showed up to work everday, the supervisor said i was doing a great job, i had the most experience out of all the workers there....the night before i was let go, i ... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

Can i sue my place of employment if an employer retaliated against me?
I have reason to believe that an employee that works in the same department has retaliated against me and now i am on a weeks leave of pay waiting to see if i am terminated. About a month ago an emplo... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

Can Microsoft hire employees from their supplier base to become commodity managers for the same co.?
I have been a Foxconn employee to supply interconnect components to Microsoft, however and I resigned my job. Part of it was because MSFT hired a Former Foxconn employee to be my commodity manager. I ... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Employee misclassified as Independent Contractor
I was hired by a company to work as an employee in their IT department as a Web Developer. After almost 2 years of employment I was switched to independent contractor status and allowed to work from h... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

OT and PTO / Vacation labor regulations
I currently work for an employee who has classified every employee as exempt. We are charged PTO / Vacation time in 1/2 day increments. As exempt employees we are not eligible for OT pay. Most of my c... applies to Ohio  ·  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

can my boss tell a fellow employee that i put there name in a sex discrimmination charge
applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I worked for an assisted living facility
Do i have a right to my complete employee file? applies to Utah  ·  0 answers

When an employee quits his job with free housing, how long does he get to say in the house for?
applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can employer require a no compete claus of employee after 5 yrs of employement
applies to Kentucky  ·  1 answer

Is it legal for an employer to not pay a former employee vacation time that is earned?
applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

Employee Agreement includes non-compete clause. Is non-compete reasonable and/or enforcable?
I live in NJ but have been offered employemnt by a company in Arizona. Employment Agreement they are requiring me to sign as condition of employment, includes confidentiality and intellectual property... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can an employer accomodite 2 employees sched. for childcare & deny 1 who has child w/diabetes?
I was working second shift & was asked by my employer to switch spots w/another employee & work mornings, now 3 months later the other employee wants mornings back for childcare reasons so they moved ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Does two people being treated differently with medical problems be considered discrimination?
Hi I work a fulltime job I have been there for 18 years, I recently was on medical leave I had 2 surgeries and was off work for 2 1/2 months. when I got back I see a note posted that if anyone could s... applies to Iowa  ·  0 answers

Non-Solicitation Employment Question
Hello. I'm currently a consultant working for a sizable technology firm. I wish to purse an opportunity with a client that the firm has previously (5 months ago) done business with. However, I was not... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

When to bring claim of
Please look at my information. I have been in a family business for 12-14 years. The majority stockholder has used a variety of intimidation and actions to keep control of every aspect of the business... applies to Ohio  ·  3 answers

Did my wife's Employer breach her non-compete agreement?
My wife signed at non-compete agreement at hiring as a Sales Rep. with base salary, comissions & expenses and related insurances including health. After 4 years, the owner of the company forced her to... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Will my non-compete hold even though my position was reduced to part time
My position was recently reduced to part time as needed. I have a non-compete with this company and a portion of it states: "For a period of 1 year after termination of employment for any reason whats... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

My husbands boss ....
I am asking for him, as he is at work right now. My husband requested our son's birthday off on April 15th(his birthday is May 30th). His boss approved the day off, and everything seemed fine. Today h... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Verbal & Physical Abuse On Job Site
I work for a new car dealership in NY State. I am in the position where I have authority over the mechanics in the repair shop, but no actual title as manager, etc. I am the dispatcher/service advisor... applies to New York  ·  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

Replacing a laid off employee
If my employer lays me off, can they then legally hire someone else to do the same job I was doing? applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can an employer force an employee to work and stay out of town under threat of termination?
applies to Michigan  ·  0 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

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

Are non-compete's enforceable if you don;t sign anything?
I believe this might be a unique one for you. I have been working for a painting company as a business sales manager for four months. I have recently considered starting my own painting business. My e... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

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

Wrongful termination due to appropriate use of computer
My employer set up computers at my jobsite for billing. Staff at the jobsite share the same computer. When the system was set up, I asked my supervisor what would happen if someone used it inappropria... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

WRONGFULLY TERMINATED
2 1/2 YEARS AGO I WAS HIRED AS A ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. MY BOSS RECENTLY TOLD ME THAT I DO A EXCELLENT JOB BUT HE REALLY NEEDS A BOOK KEEPER ( WHICH I WAS NOT HIRED TO DO OR KNOW) AND IF HE HIRES A... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Shift work.
I perform computer help desk support for a large airline catering company in Memphis. I am an exempt employee (No overtime). My regular work hours were Monday -Friday 8:30am to 5pm (7.5 hours). My sup... applies to Tennessee  ·  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

Did I Defamate my Boss?
My boss has a reputation around our workplace that she is a user of cocaine, many people have told me stories about her being a user. The other day I watched a fellow employee give her what appeared t... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Salary employee isn't getting paid for days the company decides to close the office
I'm a salary paid network administrator for a company in IL. My company requires all employees to use a vacation day if they want to get paid when the company decides to close for a day, for example w... applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

Employee Misclassified as Independent Contractor
I was hired by a company to work as an employee in their IT department as a Web Developer. After one year and 10 months of employment I talked to my employer about plans to move approximately 100 mile... applies to Texas  ·  3 answers

as a nj employee can i take njfmla to care for my adult daughter who will have a c section.
my employer says "no" unless she is mentally challenged, which she is not. thanks applies to New Jersey  ·  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

My Boss told a fellow employee that I slept with his wife.
This may seem like an odd situation. My Manager(boss) told a fellow employee that I slept with his wife( x wife or seperated)He based this on the fact that we where at the same place at the same time.... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I have worked for 8 almost 9 years as a temp in HR but was told to find a job any help
The policy states I should have worked for 1 year, but my has been renewed every year. I applied for 1 job in my department twice only to have younger women hired. The prerequisite for the job was to ... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

False Claim Against Employer Through The State
I work as a supervisor for a security company. Recently, we had an employee who was preparing to go through a gender identity change. He asked, when hired, whether we discriminate for this. He was tol... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Exempt employee and making up missed time
I am an exempt employee for a municipality. One morning I had car trouble and was an hour late for work. I did call work and explain the situation. Later the same day, my supervisor told me to just wo... applies to Illinois  ·  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

What are my rights?
I am under review by the HR Dept. regarding an incident with another employee. Recently, I tried to assist a co-worker, who is known to behave in a dramatic manner, and she became upset. She was not u... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

unemployment benefits eligibility
I worked for a company for just under 1 year.Our paychecks came from a different company. I was layed off due to down-sizing.I've been collecting unemployment benefits for 3 months. I got a letter in ... applies to Arizona  ·  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

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

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

What can a do about being falsely accused of sexual harrassment and being terminated
I have worked for this company for 11 years with no problems. Then about 3 weeks ago I am terminated for sexual harassment that was not true. When the GM called me in the front office about is he aske... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

I am a salaried employee: Can my permanent mandatory schedule be 50 hours a week?
I am a salaried employee, when I was hired I understood that meant that I would need to work as many hours as necessary to get the job done. I did have a regular schedule posted as 40 hours a week, bu... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Non-compete
I have been with my employer for nearly 10 years. I am involved with a competitive industry but my position is one in which I have no direct client contact. I am mid-level management in operations for... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Overtime & Comp Time
Should I be considered a salaried employee or hourly? When I was hired at my current place of employment I was hired as a salaried employee. I have a written agreement for a salary amount. When my pay... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

Rights under an employee agreement.
On October 12, 2001, I was terminated after nearly seven years of service from my management position at a medium-sized special machine builder in nearby Michigan. Approximately two years earlier I ha... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

I am an employee at a local hospital. There has been talk about sending one of our team members to
another location to work. Can my boss just pick anybody to transfer or does this have to done by seniority? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can i ask for a non compete (clause contained in the employment agreement) after the employee was hired (time lapsed over 6 months since original date of hire)
applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Do I have any legal rights?
I am a School Psychologist Associate who has worked with an Ohio ESC for 7 years, contracted for 6. Up until this year, I have been an exemplary employee with several high remarks from districts and v... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can a company arbitrarily enforce a non-complete agreement?
I was just laid off from an IT consulting firm where I was a full time employee for eight years. I am being asked to sign a non-compete agreement in order to gain severance. According to the terms of ... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

Do I have a Valid Claim? Sexual harrassment & dicrmination
I have been employed with my company 10yrs and have maintained an excellent record. I was placed on suspension for 4months due to cobc mis-use of company time( walked into break room and asked an empl... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Can I be terminated for posting my resume on Monster?
I was recently written up for posting my resume on Monster.com. In the write-up my employer stated that if I did not remove my resume immediately I would be terminated. I had to sign the write-up, bec... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

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

paycheck stubs handled outside of human resources
I was recently laid off with severance as my position was eliminated from the company's organizational structure. Working in Information Technology, it is normal procedure to remove an employee on the... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Employer's False claims of
In 2007, I was employed with a local hospital, first as a nursing assistant, for a very brief period, I left after discussing with my boss the discomfort I felt with the position, and then a few month... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can an employee be demoted after they asked for an accommodation based on their disability?
My mother was recently demoted for "quality" after she requested an accommodation based on her MS. She is a resident manager at a national hotel chain and request a ramp for her apartment door because... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Pending Termination
I work as the H.R. Manager for a family owned business with 250 employees. We have no employee handbook and few company policies. Basically there are different rules for everyone, depending on who who... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do I have cause for a reverse discrimination suit?
I am an alumnus of a small private college in PA, and the son of an employee. The college has a very strong history of hiring alumni, children of alumni and children of employees first. I am both an a... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

what can I do ?
I am being told that i am at risk of losing my job oveer another employee, who has had a numbeer of complaint against him from internal & external sources. can this happen? is there anything I can do ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is this retailiation?
I've been denied break periods for about 7 yrs that i've worked for this company. My hrs changed and i was ontime everyday however, i couldnot get into the building @ my scheduled time. I complained t... applies to California  ·  1 answer

what is wrongful discharge? and what happens when a union wont fight it?
since when is it contractually legal for a companY that is bound by a union contract to punish employees for breaking minor rules that lead up to and including termination, while letting others get aw... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

Employee Personnell File - does OH have certain guidlines to follow if ee requests to view file?
applies to Ohio  ·  0 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

Time off denial legal
Can a permanent, per diem, state employee be denied time off even though they are not being paid ? Thank you applies to All States  ·  1 answer

Am I protected from a former employee who knows where I live knowing that I was apart of having fire
He was stealing from the company and we both are former employees of the company what are my rights. applies to Louisiana  ·  0 answers

Walked out of building, badge disabled, phone disconnected - was I terminated?
I was walked out the door of my company by a representative of HR and told not to return until a later date. The reason given was that I was regarded as a physical threat to others. The basis for this... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Bad Language
Could you tell me where to find information on your webiste regarding fowl language? (A supervisor cursing at an employee.) Thank you for your time. applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

write up from employer
Do I have the right to ask for a copy of a write up or any information in my employee file? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

was this a discrimination? was this a racial discrimination?
My immediate manager(team leader)is a very sharp and smart person, but he also treats people very unequally. A few months ago he asked me to conduct technical interview with 2 people - one at a time. ... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

I think I said it all.
I am a manager and an employee claimed I retaliated against him. The employee was disciplined for a vehicle accident. I told Him I would consider him for his next progression raise if he accepted resp... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What can I do?
First I would like to say, I live in PA and work in DE as an RN. I have just been faced with a difficult situation. I was asked to leave with the option of resigning. I worked there for a little over ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Laws on Personnel Files
In Ohio are we required by law to make copies of entire personnel folder when asked for by employee? applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can an employer deduct a shortage in drawer from an employee...My drawer but others have were using
applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

proving retaliation
should an employee have to prove they were treated unfairly before they can prove that they were reataliated against by being discharged for engaging in the protected activity of complaining of unfair... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

I am the only employee in my company that lives in NH, my job has been eliminated and I am not sure
my employeer has paid into unemployment in NH. How do I find out ? The company is Porter Airlines based in Toronto Ontario...... applies to New Hampshire  ·  0 answers

salary cuts
The school I work for is cutting all employee salaries by 6% starting next month. We all have written agreements which state our salary for the year. Is this legal? 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

Discrimination by nationality? Jobs not published either
OK, I have been working at my company for the second run, after originally being laid off due to them choosing to have me train an H1 visa'd employee to do my job instead of me. For some reasons (perh... applies to New York  ·  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

Fair Labor/Harrassment
In general-am employee of the state--with all perks that go with position as well as being "political" I have a very stressful position dealing with finance and budgets---question I believe has been a... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

PA non-compete is it valid
Upon employ with my current company "XYZ software", I signed a Proprietary Information & Non-Compete Agreement. The non-compete clause states " It is understood that upon termination of employment by ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

I'm the LOA focal/disability manager at Boeing Satellite Systems.
We at Boeing Satellite Systems (BSS) are asking for opinions/solutions to a dilemma that has arisen. The issue: Boeing's Corporate physician is hesitant to allow BSS in El Segundo, CA, to continue mai... applies to California  ·  1 answer

when mandated by law
Is a leave of absence to be granted to an employee that is having a meltdown over job duties? There are no sick days or vacation days on this salaried position. It is for a non profit organization. applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Do I have a good enough case to appeal my denial?
Ok so back in June I had hernia surgery due to an injury at work, I then had to take 8 weeks off and ended up returning to work pregnant. Ever since then my boss was treating me so much different than... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

Retirement - Job Elimination
Are there any restrictions for an employer to adhere to before eliminating a position of an employee who is near retirement (less than 2 yrs to go before retirement). applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

FMLA
Can an employer charge your time off to FMLA after you informed them you chose to use PTO? Is FMLA employee initiated? Thanks applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Violation of my rights under FMLA
On June 13 of this year, I returned to work from FMLA. Before I took FMLA, I trained another employee on my job. When I returned, my manager said she wanted to keep my co-worker in my former position.... applies to California  ·  2 answers

can an employer take disciplinary action against an employee for something a spouse did?
My husband posted videos on YouTube of an after hours party of people doing karoake. No one was obviously drunk but during the video there were people drinking beer. applies to Georgia  ·  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

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

Do I have a case for defamation of charater or other things?
Recently a couple of fellow employees and I have been socializing in the parking lot at our place of employ on our breaks and lunches. Yesterday my friends supervisor threatens him and my other friend... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Wrongful termination for sexual harassment
My husband was the construction superintendent at a subdivision. He supervised a crew of 3 construction assistants. A young lady was recently hired to handle customer service. She was not getting alon... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

My friend was terminated for harassment of an employee who conducts the same behavior, is this legal
My friend (Joe) was just hired at a new job on August 8th. Over the course of four days of training he was subjected to listen to a particular employee (Jane) curse and make offensive comments regardi... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Can I get Sundays off to attend church?
Is it illegal for an employer to not give an employee who wishes to start attending church Sundays off? applies to Illinois  ·  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

mediation of severance
looking for a referral to a human resource consultant to assist with termination/HR policy/ CA state law/ mediation of severance / represent me (x-employee) applies to California  ·  1 answer

Bonuses owed per my employee agreement
My severance offer did not include outstanding bonus money that is owed to me during my employment. How do I obtain the funds owed if signing the release will void my rights? Thank you, applies to Massachusetts  ·  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

when should i get my last paycheck?
In the state of California, what is the time frame in which a last paycheck has to be given to the former employee if they quit. I've heard its 48 -72 hours after they quit. Can you help me out here? applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Do I have any rights as an At Will employee?
I was laid off last week as a company reorg took place. I was the only one to go. Employed for 7 years. I feel the reasoning was fabricated. Volume in my department went down. They removed me, never i... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

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

clarification of wrongfull termination
What qualifies legally as wrongfull termination? How can I research this topic as it pertains to Texas law and what conditions would a terminated employee have a case against the employer? applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

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

FMLA/ restoration not key employee
A week before returning to work from FMLA, my work provided me the completed form for Family and Medical Leave Act Request, this form states on the second page that I am not a key employee and that th... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

Wrongfull termination
Mel can you please tell if I have a case. I worked for KS Management where I was fultime employee for almost a year. I had been with company for over three years as temp.I believe I was wrongfully ter... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

Release from liability of damages regarding background check on non-job history (pr. resume info)
I had a very negative experience with an educational institution from which I graduated. The school/head official has interfered negatively with my professional development and success. Recently, I re... applies to New York  ·  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

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

commission
I am a commison salesperson My question is can my employer change my commison structure without telling there employees? I have asked for the #s from management and told I could get the structure but ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Termination with cause question / reduction in force
I am reviewing a job offer from a consulting company in Texas. A "reduction-of-force layoff" is included in the list of reasons for which an employee may be "terminated with cause." Is this standard p... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

verbally told she 'passed' probation - then terminated
My wife was nearing the end of 6-month probation period for a good job she enjoyed, working for a California county. Everything was great with her supervisor and with her supervisor's boss. The first ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete Opposite of Usual
I do extensive work for my employer with respect to Workers' Compensation and Union issues in a heavily regulated industry. I would like my employee to compensate me in exchange for a non-compete clau... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Laid off
Hi, could not find anything related to my cituation. Just got laid off, been employee for 5 years. The reason they gave was elimination of my position as a result of re-org but in the same time I know... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

child support garnishment orders - are these to be kept in the payroll file for confidentiality and
is there a stepulation that states that anything effecting the payroll of an employee - garnishments, witholdings, wage increase, reimbursements, deductions - that this is to be kept in a seperate con... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Is a spouse limited to where they render help?
While out on approved Intermittent FMLA for spouse with chronic Illness, is the employee limited to where they assist ill spouse with daily living needs, transportation and psychological support? applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Is a spouse limited to where they render help?
While out on approved Intermittent FMLA for spouse with chronic Illness, is the employee limited to where they assist ill spouse with daily living needs, transportation and psychological support? applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Is employment at-will in Vermont?
At Will employment: your employment can be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time at the option of the employee. It this legal in the state of Vermont applies to Vermont  ·  1 answer

Is employment at-will in Vermont?
At Will employment: your employment can be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time at the option of the employee. It this legal in the state of Vermont applies to Vermont  ·  1 answer

Can a noncompete be enforced if a company lay's an employee off?Would being on uneployement be a good argument (against public interest)?
I was layed-off from my company and had a non-compete.I had certifications prior to my employment with this co.Also being on unemployment i am required by the state to search for work in my trade.If i... applies to Ohio  ·  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

no defense? wth
I am a hospital employee. My friend and I got into an arguement and she went to the administration and said she was uncomfortable around me. The adm. slapped a haradssment on me and forbid me to talk ... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

assaulted then fired
While replacing a broken exit sign as my supervisor instructed me to do I was physically assaulted and battered by another employee by throwing me from a 4' plywood cabnet I was standing on to the con... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Does a law set a maximum on the number of hours worked?
Is there a law stating a maximum amount of voluntary overtime an employee can work in a work week? applies to Ohio  ·  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

Release of information
What type of information may we give out to a potential employer seeking for information on a terminated employee in the state of Illinois? I was under the impression that we were only allowed to give... applies to Illinois  ·  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

Forced overtime
I am an "at will" employee who's schedule is 7:30 - 4:30 m-f. I have been told that I am required to be at my desk with my voice mails listened to and my emails read and ready to take a call at 7:30. ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

they asked me if I told the boss why i had resigned, i said no... cause i didnot trust him, either
My reason for recently resigning from my job was do to Harrassment by my coworkers and I believe ... reverse discrimination of my employer/boss. I had noticed sept. 9 that certain employees had begun ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Employee Handing Out Performance Survey at Workplace
Assuming there is no prohibition in the written policies of the company I work for, is it otherwise legal for me to hand out a questionnaire to my fellow employees asking them to rate and comment on m... applies to Massachusetts  ·  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

terminated before probationary period ends
Is a non-compete agreement enforceable when an employee is terminated before they complete a company's probationary period of 3 month's? Is this legal ground to make it unenforceable? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Wrongly Classified 1099: IRS Determination in my Favor: Need Help Suing and Recovering Lost Benefits
I was wrongly classified as 1099 and sent in my SS-8 to the IRS in 2010. I have just received my IRS determination letter siding with me that I was in fact wrongly classified and was not a 1099 IC but... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Loosing health insurance that was promised when disabeled.
PLEASE HELP I FOUND OUT TODAY I WILL BE TERMINATED ON MONDAY JULY 23. I suffered a stroke in 1988 and am permanetly disabled from most jobs,(this fits the description of disabled by my disability insu... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

What can my boss actually say to me? Written up for fraternization with fellow employee. Policies are vague at best.
I was written up for fraternization after dating someone in a different department. Neither of us is a supervisor and our jobs are unrelated. The policy is vague, I have now seen two different version... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can an employer hire an employee for a policy violation which is not enforced equally to everyone?
I was recently fired from the Department of Youth Services for policy violations which are not followed by other employees. Do I have any rights for following common practice instead of written policy... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

"Job Elimination" two days after notification of pregnancy
I was let go of my company two days after I notified them of my pregnancy. They stated that my position had been eliminated with no other explimation. There is now a male employee that assumed the dut... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

What can be done about a co-worker who falsely accused you something you didn't do
I work in HR. A coworker stated I gave out her salary information to a another coworker. Upon doing an investigation it was found not to be true. Her salary proposal was on one of the drives that can ... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

right to sue fromm eeoc under vii
i have just got my letter to sue from eeoc and i think i have several issues sexual discrimination to a male by male supervisor ie pinching pulling of arm hair, on job harassing phone calls while i am... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Threatened with dismissal
I have been threatened with dismissal for actions such as not using "reply all" in emails, etc. None of the actions are included in the employee manual, previous expectations, or job description. I ha... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

non compete
I am an independent contractor massage therapist. About a year ago I signed an agreement with a booking agient. I was NOT an employee, but an IC, taking care of my own taxes, etc. There is a non compe... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What is "due process" in a CBA between school employer and emoployee organization?
No employee shall be disciplined, reprimanded, suspended, or discharged without due process. What does due process mean? Is there a standard definition? Can it mirror just cause? applies to Indiana  ·  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

black eye and busted lip in the workplace????
I have worked as a bartender at a country club for two years,a week ago I was hit in the face with intent by a co worker. I was senior to this person by 1 year at no time did I provoke this violence ,... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

STD/FMLA situation. refused to accommodate and FMLA lapsed. ODJS D/c without just cause.
I had a massive blood clot in right leg and was on STD/FMLA. My lovely boss would not agree to hold my RN educator job (desk)so my physician cleared me to return to work. I was using cane. Restriction... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

Recording hours worked for a salaried employee in NY
I am a salaried retail manager, the company has me put myself in for 1 hr worked to be paid, yet where and are they required to document an employees time worked. If the claim was I worked 7 days stra... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Can I be fired for refusing to travel?
I have a young child at home in which I am the caresgiver. I work overtnight shift and my employee as asked me to travel to cover staff shortage in Maryland 2 hour away. Can I be fired for refusing to... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

pro se
If I write a complaint citing incidents that happened but have mainly circustantial evidence for one of the claims. I would then like to use answers to questions employer will make during discovery on... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

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

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

Maternity Leave and FMLA
I work for a large, reputable telecommunication company as a software engineer (I’m also management employee). I received a severance package the day after my maternity leave ends and while on FMLA. I... applies to Texas  ·  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

What qualifies as tardy in NC, and what disciplinary action is allowable?
Hourly worker, verbally notified that they would be "written up" for their next tardy. Said employee was 2 minutes late. What qualifies as tardy, 2 minutes, 5, is there a "grace" amount for NC? applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

No support from corporate.
I was verbally abused and threatened by a customer. Customer called corporate, corporate said they did not care what the customer said, customer got rushed service and I believe for free. How much is ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Agency failure to follow own rules.
According to a written policy, the use of corporal punishment will be grounds for immediate termination, an employee made those allegations against me on May 5, 2009. My supervisors adressed them on M... applies to Alabama  ·  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

Validity of a Non Compete
I have an employee agreement that has a non compete clause. The employer has made real changes to monitary benefits without modifying the agreement to reflect the changes. Would this make the agreemen... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

can female boss discriminating female employee be still dicrimination
My boss, ethnic caucasian female humiliates only females, caucasian, of the same ethnicity that report to her(one at a time). My question: Is this discrimination based on gender/national origin applies to New York  ·  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

An employee terminated for just cause is accusing me of age and race discrimination
What can I do if I have be wrongfully accused of age and race discrimination? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can I sue my ex-employer for using drugs and indecent exposure?
I worked with a tax attorney who did nothing but charge clients for work he did not do, smoke marijuanna and crack in front of me, and walk around in his underwear. He was verbally and mentally abusiv... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Should vendors agree not to hire their customer's employees?
More frequently I am seeing vendors requiring written permission from their customers before they will hire a current employee to prevent that vendor from being blacklisted by the company. If all comp... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Is my non-compete covenant valid?
I am a journalist with a job in Connecticut, but I would like to take a job at a competitor in New York. The thing is, I pretty naively signed a non-compete covenant when beginning my job. There are s... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Is there any action I am able to take for a client making a false statement about me to my employer?
Hello, I have worked on and off for for a large staffing agency for approximately 4 years. Most recently I had the opportunity to become a full time employee for the staffing agency. I began working f... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Discrimination Harassment Retaliation
Because an individual is employed by an At Will Employer and basically no explanatin is necessary for an employee's severance fromm service, is it possible to challenge a lay off using Tort Law? Can T... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

non compete question
I am a manicurist with an independant contractor's license in the state of Ohio, and I am about to sign a lease agreement to RENT space in a salon in Ohio. The owner/landlord has put a non compete par... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can an employee be forced to leave if they do not partake in something that violates their beliefs
My employer just enacted a policy that makes employment contingent on receiving the flu shot. They do offer a religious exemption for all religions that state (as one of their tenets) that their membe... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Without a non compete clause can I solicit customers of former employer
Store I worked for on a part time basis, has ended our relationship. Business claims I am an independent contractor. However I meet most the parameters of the IRS ( 20 Pts )which qualify me as an empl... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

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

18 months in temp position, promised permanent but always denied. Any recourse?
My wife has been employed, through an employment agency, with the same company for the past 18 months. She was hired to fill a newly created position on a temp to hire basis. She has survived several ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Can I be docked a vacation/ personal day?
I am an exempt employee not eligible for overtime, however the company has a policy that if we are more than 30 minutes late for whatever the reason, even if it is a first occurrence. You will be dock... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Employer compliance with personnel policies
Does an employee have any recourse when the employer is violating it's own personnel policies? Specifically, not providing performance evaluations and not providing the necessary tools and information... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Forced to leave because of a hostile environment - do I have cause for a suit?
I was recently forced to leave my job due to the incredibly hostile environment at work. My employer was well aware of the situation , ( caused by another employee ) and I am wondering if I have cause... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Can my employer change the percent I am vested in my 401(k) after firing me?
I had 7 years and 10 months with the company. The company 401(k) policy states an employee is 100% vested after 6 years. When I checked my account to roll over, they are only awarding 80%. Is that leg... applies to Arizona  ·  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

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

We have 29 employees total - are we required to follow FMLA regulations?
We have 29 employees total - 14 in Ohio, 5 in PA, 1 in NJ, 1 in GA and 1 in FL and 7 Over The Road Truck Drivers What do we need to do as far as FMLA if anything - I recall there being a stipulation a... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Are there circumstances in which an employer is required to layoff his/her employee?
My husband is currently working for someone who will not lay him off. His boss only calls him approximately one time a week to work. He has been trying to find other employment but has had no luck. Is... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

bad body odor a disablity or what?
Is bad body odor caused by a genetic disorder called Trimethylaminuria also known as Stale-Fish Syndrome be considered a disability when it affects an employee's daily interactions with her co-workers... applies to Hawaii  ·  1 answer

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

What defines a "reasonable" distance/time for a physician non-compete in this area?
Situation: Naturopathic physician (ND) (board certified) working with private family of investors (non-professional) who are investing capital in a new private practice in their town. Note* There are ... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

NYS Workers Compensation and termination of job
Does not pertain to me - just a discussion. Can an employee who is out on a job related injury in NYS, collecting Workers Compensation, be terminated? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can an employee be forced to use PTO for paid Holidays?
Our employer has decided to close for the christmas holiday on December 24th but instead of allowing us the choice of working or taking the day as unpaid they are making us use one of our PTO days? Ca... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Piracy laws
An ex-employee has been coming in to our place of business trying to recruit current employees for her new employer. Her method includes bad mouthing our company up to and including bringing applicati... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

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

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 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

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

please see details
I am a machine builder, more specifically building custom automation, working on the electrical side, or as an electrician. I have worked 11 yrs in the field of building/wiring the machines, and the p... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Retaliated against for being a victim. 1st was denial of promotion. 2nd was term. while getting help
I was a 14 year employee of UPS. Served 13 years as a supervisor. In March of 2001 I was assaulted by a manager. I was taken of work by my Dr. due to the trauma. While out under Dr.s care my emploment... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Unfair treatment and layoff
Hi I was recently fired from my company for the reason of breaking company policy. What occured was that i had a relationship with an employee. The girl was my assistant manager and i was the store ma... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

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

Was my reason for getting fired a criminal act and do I have a case?
I along with another employee chose to prank call our site director and his wife (the company medical coordinator). The prank was computer generated and recorded on a personal account on a prank web p... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

lay-off while on short term disability
We have an employee that we wanted to lay-off. Before we could do that he went on short term disability. We still want to get rid of him but don't know how to legally do that while he is collecting di... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Can a 2wk notice be required and if not offered wave unemployment benefits
It has been requested that a new policy be noted that a 2 wk notice is required if leaving the organization - if not offered the employee would be waving their right to apply for unemployment. Is this... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

non participation in other employee's lawsuit
I am negotiating a severance package. I was the HR director and have intense knowledge ofr all employment activities. In the severance agreement there is text that states I can not participate in anyo... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete
According to my employer (Spa/Salon) I signed a non-compete, but never received a copy. In addition, my previouse employer has not required other employees who perform the same job I did to sign a non... applies to Florida  ·  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

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

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

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

Demoted with no legitimate reason
I was recently demoted from a manager to a regular employee. In 5 years of working there, I have NO corrective actions against me. Since I was demoted, they have also not been scheduling me to work. I... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Multi-Discrimination
This took place during normal business hours on/at my personal work station, involved over 10 employee's/co-workers/mgmt/HR all discriminated against me with throwing objects at me, forcing me to resi... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

is it disparate impact when employer places conditions on intermittent leave to care for disabled
One of the circumstances is that the employer had placed conditions on the use of intermittent leave (FMLA/CFRA)that required employees to provide doctor notes to certify each and every time intermitt... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is this non-compete enforceable?
I have been working ofr a firm based in Stamford, Ct for last 5 years. For the last 2 years I have been working from home office in Roselle, IL. I have been working on IT Security project for a partic... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Nepotism
Where I work, there is a nepotism policy that states: (A) No relative of a trustee may be considered for appointment to any position at the College until all other sources of candidates have been expl... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Related coworkers in supervisory roles
Hello. I work for a large HMO, where written policy clearly states no employee shall hold a supervisory position over a relative. However, that situation exists in my office and the higher ups continu... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Should I fight this
Was fired because I left the job not telling the management after being belittled by my boss in front of other employee's. He used foul language and I got flustered and went home to get my composure b... applies to Iowa  ·  2 answers

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

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

Do I have the right to know who the accuser was to give proper info for a fair investigation?
I was a female store manager for a large corporation for 11 years and was terminated for sending a cartoon text message 6-7 months ago to a "friend" who NOW says they were offended. When questioned if... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

No compete in Texas automotive field
I am a corvette technician,24 years expirience working for the same company for three years and now they want a no compete singed or im terminated. This is all I do and I paid for my training and scho... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Can employers penalize tardiness by taking away vacation?
My employer has had a difficult time with employees consistently coming in a few minutes late. Recently, he decided to implement a penalty for tardiness: if an employee is late four times in a month, ... applies to North Dakota  ·  0 answers

Why am I hourly and not salary like the other AP person in my department?
I have been at my company for about 12 years and have always been a salary employee. I have the same responsibilities as the other A/P person in my department. I have recently changed by hours (start ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Salary and Hourly Differences
What is the difference between salary and hourly? Is it just based on overtime differences? If you leave an hour early when you're a salaried employee, can the employer deduct that hour from your sala... 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

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

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

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

should i still get 25 hours a week?
i am considered a part time employee i was working a steady for 25 hours a week before i went on medial leave or until the job was done witch gave me a lot more hours then 25. i had been working the s... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

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

Can I collect unemployment?
I have been with the company for 20yrs. I was hired on with the office i am at now at within the corporation about 2yrs ago, working a MON-THurs 8-4:30p shift. The needs of the office have changed and... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

Can I terminated for symtoms of a medical disease?
I was terminated for my apparent lack of communication skills. 6 weeks ago or so, I contacted the Employee Assistance Program. They arranged for me to start seeing a mental health professional. The we... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

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

salary or not salary ?
I am classified as a salary employee, my check stub states salary 40 hours, although I am required to work a min of 50 hours weekly. If i miss a day of work,( out sick, emergency,) I am forced to eith... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

Should I sign an at-will agreement after 12 years?
Should I sign an employee at-will agreement with my employer after 12 years of service without one. applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Is my non-compete covenant valid?
(I originally posted this in the New York section, but I realize I should also post this in the Connecticut section.) I am a journalist with a job in Connecticut, but I would like to take a job at a c... applies to Connecticut  ·  0 answers

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

Arizona's - "Right to Work" vs "Non-Compete"
Non-Compete question: I'm an employee working from my home in Phoenix, AZ. My employer is in St. Louis MO. and they would like for me to sign a non-compete after 3yrs of being employed.. they say that... applies to Arizona  ·  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

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

performance reviews and rankings
Our company now does regularly scheduled employee "rankings" and the bottom 5-10% are fired. These rankings are based on our perfromance reviews. My boss recently turned in a negative performance revi... applies to Indiana  ·  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

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

Vacation Policy change
Is is considered a legal change in vacation benefits if we are notifed via an email of this change ? Such as: We (company) will no longer pay any accrued vacation time at the time of an employee leavi... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

freelancing while you have a full-time job
I work for a national trade magazine and freelance for local papers and magazines as a second job (since magazine editors don't pay much to start with). I've been doing it for more than five years. Re... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

29 year public servant facing termination over new NYC law !
My step-father is classified as a provisional employee for New York City. He has been working there for 29 YEARS ! A recent law states all provisional employees who do not become civil service within ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is non-compete valid in different industry?
I have a non-compete where the first clause that i question is: 1)"The Employee shall not, at any times during the period hereof, and for ,2 years from the date of termination of this Agreement. direc... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

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

personal difference with boss...now affects work
Hello, I don't know where to turn. I work for a company who's H.R. department is not in the same country and they are not addressing my problem. As of March 31st a sitiuation has escillated to make my... applies to California  ·  1 answer

As A high paid employee am I entitled to severance pay if I was terminated?
I worked for a private Metal Company as a Metal Buyer/Trader for 6 years earning approx $90K annually. I was terminated because the company is cutting back for financial reasons. Am I entitled to any ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can you be re-hired by a company that has paid you a severance package?
My husband received a severance package from a company that closed the plant that he worked at for 32 years. Now, a year later, they called and asked if he would be willing to come back to work for th... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Employer witholding my final paycheck -- Ohio
I resigned from my position at my former employer 3 weeks ago, and they are witholding my final paycheck. They say they will not send it until I do an exit interview. Their "employment at-will" policy... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is a Non-Compete enforceable if employee termination occurs within 90 day probationary term?
I was hired on Jan. 3, 2011 and required to sign a 2 year non-compete within certain service areas of the company hiring me (Waste Disposal Industry). I was terminated 03-29-11 and will be paid throug... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

employer contacting employee's doctor
after submitting FMLA paperwork my doctor was contacted by a doctor for clarification, this doctor asked for stipulations that my doctor see me with each fmla absence misleading him to think it was ne... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Can a public employee have union representation when investigated by an outside agency?
A coworker was investigated on an alleged infraction having to do with intimidation of a developmentally disabled adult. I was her representative. The outside investigative agency told me I could not ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can I re-open a case filled with the EEOC in 2008?
I was an employee for several years, upon hiring another woman that I trained, she became my boss. All the men that were in the office (3, including me). One left, the other transferred unwillingly, a... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

FMLA LWOP meant reduction in performance award
I am a federal government employee who invoked FMLA rights to care for terminally ill mother. I was given only 80% of a performance bonus because of my LWOP for FMLA. I have a formal grievance being i... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Medical/Dental Benefit Changes for LTD recepients
I've noticed the many responses to acquiring the Benefit SPD and then in finer print the Plan. The latter is much more informative while the Summary is just that - summary and seldomly touches upon al... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Is an employer allowed to call a restaurant to get a copy of a receipt for a meal that employee exp
and is the restaurant allowed to furnish a copy of receipt and itemized copy of what was ordered at their restaurant without contacting patron first applies to Florida  ·  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

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

How far back can EEOC go to use evidence to support a claim?
can serious examples of discrimination in a workers history with an employer be used to support a claim? Ex. employee was the only one that was not promoted, even though all workers in that job descri... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Does it violate a non-compete to ask former clients for a recommendation?
My non-compete has a clause stating, "Employee will not directly or indirectly Canvass, solicit or accept from any "Clients" any business in competition..." Does this prohibit me from asking any of th... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

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

Could this be age discrimination?
My mother is 64 years old, turns 65 years old in 3 weeks. She has worked for a large and growing doctors office for 23 years as a medical transcriptionist. This position was replaced by technology but... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

what should i tell my boss?
i am the only employee at a gas bar and variety store. the owner (my boss) likes to hug me, kiss me on the cheek and coment on my physical apperance. i am a very friendly person in general. in uncomef... 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

Church Politics
I was terminated from my job of 10 years as a Facility Manager of a rather large Episcopal Church. Every year a new "lay" employee is delegated the task of Buildings and Grounds, of which I am subject... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

Can a no compete agreement extend beyond the employee to immediate family members?
My grandfather is retiring from a company he owns 49% of and is selling his shares to his partner. His partner is trying to impose upon him a no compete agreement that would extend to his immediate fa... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  3 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

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

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

Meal Breaks Replay from Employee.
I just asked a question regarding meal breaks and compensation. The response was that the employer must grant a meal break. Due to the nature of our work (monitoring satellite signals) doesn't allow u... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Discrimination against males
I just resigned from my job for various reasons. One of the reasons is my boss who is a female makes many comments on how she hates men and that she wishes she had more women working in the office bec... applies to Florida  ·  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

sexual harrassment, retaliation, discrimination
I am a city employee. I made a sexual harrassment claim against a council member to my supervisor. There was a short investigation by the city attorney and was told that because the council member had... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Wrongfully Fired
My situation is I was laid off 2 weeks ago because of "Lack of work". This week, I was called back in and they had a meeting and told me that they suggest that I move. So I went home and told my landl... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

I have been a permatemp for 7 years, is this legal?
hi, I have been working for an appliance company in Los Angeles, CA. for 7 years. They have me filed as a temporary employee. My pay check from the company says A&S temp. Which is a company owned by t... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Geographic Limitation
I will be freelancing and my non-compete from a previous employer has a geographic limit of 60 miles. Does this apply to where I live, where the client is located or both? In other words, if my client... 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

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

What rights does a US citizen have for a non-compete drafted in Canada?
I am attempting to hire a person that has a non-compete with a company from Canada (he is from the U.S.). The employee was terminated but there is a clause in the non-compete that states even on termi... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

Laid off while others in same position were not
56 year old male, 20 year employee in mgmnt position. Have had melanoma (surgery 3 years ago) and have to be monitored every 3 months. Plus just had kidney stone "blasted". Example is recent hire (one... applies to New York  ·  3 answers

Would my situation possibly have a claim?
I am a clinical coordinator at a hospital. On several occassions different employess have went to HR and called coporate compliance and made false accusations about me showing favortism to a certain e... applies to Florida  ·  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

Attorney fees
I am going to talk to an attorney today. He said he would take my case because he is familiar with the public employer where i work as a public employee. He told me the fee would be $3500 for the civi... applies to California  ·  2 answers

I was laid1 off 5 months into a back disability and job given to a coworker 2 months later
I went out on a short term disability to get a back surgery done. My employer laid me off 5 months later and then gave my exact same job to another employee 2 months later. I was due to return the mon... applies to Texas  ·  0 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

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

I quit my job and got paid at minimum wage
I quit my job without giving two weeks notice and my employer paid me at minimum wage, is this legal, do i have a case? Yes it is written in the employee handbook but i didnt read the handbook. applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What is nepotism and is it against the law?
Can a boss, whose son works directly for him, promote that son without informing the other employees that the position his son received was even available? A former HR employee said the son received a... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Company policy does not prohibit facial hair.
If a company's policy doesn't state that it prohibits facial hair. Can an employee who was initially hired with facial hair and then fired only as a result of having facial hair take any sort of legal... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Is their a minimun number of hours in a shift?
I am curious if their is a minimum number of hours an employee must work before they are sent home to save labor costs? Sometimes I send people home as early as 45 mins. Thinking, if I were them,I wou... applies to Texas  ·  0 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

Is it legal to be required to take conference calls for work at home on your phone and not be paid?
My wife is a non salary, hourley paid employee as a teller at a bank. She has been told she must take a weekly conference call at home on her phone without being paid for her time or phone minutes. I ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Wrongful termination
I worked as a director for large services company and reported directly to the CEO. The business year of 2002 and 2003 was very successful for my department, and I was awarded as “The best PS director... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Commission only employee
I would like to hire a few commission only employees. Can I hire them as exempt or do I need to hire them as non-exempt and pay overtime? For the non-exempt answer, how would I calculate the overtime ... applies to California  ·  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

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

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

What are my rights against a false workplace sexual harassment accusation
I am a local truck driver and make pick up and delivery stops throughout the DFW area. I am a male and was confronted by my employer that another male at a delivery site has accused me of sexual haras... applies to Texas  ·  0 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

Does the employer have to notify the employee that they are eligible for FMLA
I was having a lot of medical problems. I did not know anything about FMLA. I talked to human resources about what I could do, and they said nothing just reprimanded me for the time that I was absent.... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

Worried about signing Seperation Agreement
5/10/07 I was told I was "Permanently Laid-Off" and was presented with a "Separation Agreement & General Release" document. Item #1 states "Employee will resign their employment effective May 10, 2007... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Severe bi-polar employer
My employer is severely bi-polar. She's on anti-depressants, but they're not for bi-polar. Needless to say, she is very abusive and has a high employee turnover. Nothing is ever good enough. Those of ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Is this non-compete valid?
My employer, for whom I have worked for over 2 years, just today presented me with an employment agreement to sign. Most of the terms are fine, but in the section on non-competition, I have some conce... applies to Maryland  ·  0 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

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

Former employee harrasment.
I was laid off on 7/7/06. I had a company issued cell phone, which I turned in. On 8/29/06 I received by mail from my former employeer a copy of the phone bill with a note stating " I authorized the t... applies to California  ·  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

Is it legal for a company to sign a non-competite with another company without employee knowledge?
I am a contractor. When I began to look for a different position, a company I applied to stated they had an agreement with my agency to not hire any of their people. Turns out my agency has this agree... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

can earned vacation be taken away because change of policy
i had 12 days vacation already earned and was informed that in jan everybodys vacation would start over if you had any vacation left that it would be lost starting january 1st and start overthen and c... 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

Direct deposit reversed?
My paycheck was direct deposited into my account on the same day I resigned. My employment was terminated on the spot. Three days later, the transaction was reversed and the money was taken out. It's ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can an employer be allowed to not let an employee leave the workplace during an employer paid break
My wife works for JoAnn Fabric and was told by her supervisor she could not leave the store during her fifteen minute break as it is a company paid break. My wife works part time in the state of Orego... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

Terminated shortly after volunteering info
Well, I excercised my legal right and volunteered information to OSHA (9-10-02) and volunteered information to the Indiana State board of Health (10/29), I formally asked for my job duties in writing.... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Non-Exempt Overtime while travelling on company business
Non-exempt employees who travel to conferences and who will be working more than 8 hours a day- Can we pay our employees a travel wage instead of their work wage when they travel? IF so, can you give ... applies to California  ·  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

Severance, at will and non-compete
Hello, I'm a commissioned sales representative who will be laid off without cause ( at will employee ). I was asked to sign a non-compete agreement when this current company purchased my former compan... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Why would a "Separation Agreement and General Release" suggest getting an attorney?
What might be for a "Separation Agreement and General Release" (specificly the one I have from BT Americas Inc) contain the clause (Employee) "...is being advised herein in writing to consult with an ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can a comapany require it's hourly employee to be on call without on-call pay?
I am a Respiratory Therapist working in a home he alth company. I am on call 7 days a week. I receive no compensation for my time,unless I have to go out to go out to visit a patient after working hou... applies to North Carolina  ·  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

my job is on the line because I do not want to partake in unethical behavior.
This is Retaliation for "squealing" on the GM(and other employees) for Theft, harrassement(1,2,3), nepotism, Majority of unethical behavior. Current GM was promoted, from Bartender, after Termination ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  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

I think I may be let go for being out of work for medical reason 4 days.
My employer posted a job opening for my job while I was out sick for 4 days and have medical documentation to prove it. I found out about the posting from my colleges job site the same day they posted... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do I have a case for wrongful termination?
I was terminated from my previous employer on May 23, 2001. I have not contacted a lawyer since that time due to not having a job and no means to fund a lawsuit. I am now employed again, but am afraid... 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

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

Was it right for them to cut bonus w/o warning?
My husband is an salaried employee for a auto parts chain store. When hired he was guaranteed a base salary, bonus & stock shares. Today he was told all of a sudden that his bonus is going to be cut b... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

can my empoyer get away with this? what should i do?
it started over a few months ago when i filed a osha compailnt anomynously about several safety violations. after they contacted him, he then fixed some but not all of them. i then discovered some mor... applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

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

Is a manager required to do something if an employee has their belongings and money stolen from them
I work as a waitress and when I walked into work I had put my purse with my keys and wallet in our breakroom where I always put it. A couple hours into my shift, I noticed it was gone and no where to ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Is a Mn employer (less than 50 emp) required to hold a job for an employee who left to have a baby?
We are a MN private family who employs PCAs (personal care attendants) to help care for our child with disabilities. We have less than 20 employees. One of our PCAs is pregnant. Are we required to pro... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Bad Referal
I have recently applied for a new job, listing my current job as a reference. When the new job called my place of employment, the manager falsely accused me of stealing from the company and being a ba... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Unemployment Questions
Dear Mel, I have worked in the same industry for over 15 years. I have worked for my current employer for 2 years. Recently, we were given goals at the beginning of the year. Since my industry is in t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Notice pf Proposed Termination
I am a San Bernardino County employee for the last 4.5 years. I have been served a "notice of Termination" They have given me two choices, meet face to face with the elected official who has proposed ... applies to California  ·  3 answers

How many weeks vacation is my employer on the hook for?
I am a twenty-three employee who has 5 weeks vacation and given my full two weeks notice. To date, I have used two weeks and would still be owed three. My question is in regards to next year. I have b... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Can City of Detroit Tax Severance if I don't work there
I was released from an employer in 2009. I worked in city of detroit. My employer continued to deduct city taxes from my severance even though I was no longer an employee, did not work in Detroit, and... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

If there are 8 employees that were asked to stay with the company until a given date,
is it legal to give only 7 of the employees a retention bonus. My company is scheduled to close on 4/15 and I was the only employee not offered a retention bonus. In my opinion, I should have received... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Would my situation possibly have a claim?
I am a clinical coordinator at a hospital. On several occassions different employees have went to HR and called coporate compliance and made false accusations about me showing favortism to a certain e... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Fired and told not to collect UI
I have been working for a company that cleans parking lots with big street sweeping type vehicles. My hours are in the overnight. I have been fired for taking a nap on my break, which the owner said i... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

SALARY TO HOURLY
I'VE BEEN WORKING FOR THIS COMPANY FOR 5 YEARS AT MY 2ND YEAR THEY PROMOTED ME TO OFFICE MANAGER AND THEY ALSO SWITCH ME FROM HOURLY TO SALARY AFTER JULY OF 2003 I WAS WORKING FROM 48 HOURS TO 56 HOUR... applies to Connecticut  ·  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

Can I be fired due to mental health issues?
Can I be fired from my job due to a mental health issue? If not, I feel that I am being set up to be fired anyway for other fabricated reasons. Do I have any recourse? Also, I recently asked for a cop... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can a former employer hold me to a non compete
I worked for former empoyer for 2 1/2 years prior to that i worked in the same industry for 18 years. I was a salaried employee in production. They gave me a 15 % paycut near the end of my employement... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

buisiness advice, terminating unfair hire legally
An employee (manager/bookkeeper) that's worked for me for about three years now just recently quit, but before she did she hired a new girl w/ a gauranteed 40+ hours a week overtime $15 an hour. I hav... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Does a non-compete agreement signed in WA state apply if the employee moves to Oregon state?
I signed a non-compete agreement with my current employer in Washington state. I am moving to Oregon. The field that I work in is very narrow and I am wondering if I work for another company if it wil... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Any difference between Part-time/full-time non-compete employees?
I'm working for a market research company, am a newly hired, part-time, temp. employee. I signed a non-compete waiver and was wondering, if I get a full-time job in the same industry (or even direct c... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can an employer lay off someone for no reason and then hire someone else?
I recently got laid off from my job. The reason is times were tough and the owner couldn't make the numbers work in order to keep me, yet after a week of me being gone, he hired someone else for 50 ce... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Am I entitled to payment, or can I file a small claim?
I was terminated on 5/27/10 by an officer of the company. Handbook states that employee must be employed on the date payment is made for expenses which are paid 1st Friday after the month they occurre... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

Do I have the legal option to sign the paper doc of the Arbritration Agreement?
Good day, I am an employee of Ross Stores. A few days ago, approx. Friday March 22, 13, I was approached by the store manager and presented with the company's Dispute Resolution Agreement which states... 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

Is there a limit of hours that a salaried exempt employee is to work?
I know I have to work 40 but our company says 45. That's fine. But I'm putting in 65-80hrs. weekly. I am a co-manager at a convenience store that also sells fuel. I hire and I terminate. I've been wor... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Do I have to move because of a non-compete
3yrs ago I partnered with an individual and we created a company together. Since then, I've decided to go on my own. Our shareholders agreement contains a non-compete agreement that states that I cann... applies to North Carolina  ·  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

Overtime for Salaried Employees
I am a salaried exepmt employee. I am forced to work a lot of overtime. No less than 65 hours a week and up to 80 hours on a regular basis. I have kept track of all of my hours on a spreadsheet since ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

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

Can I open a new business in the same field when my divorce is final?
I wish to start a new business in the same industry as the one in which my soon to be ex-husband and I own. I manage the current business and most of the customers will want to switch over to my compa... applies to Michigan  ·  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

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

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

If a white male feels discriminated against by employers, is it grounds for an EEOC lawsuit?
If a white male employee gets passed up for a promotion to two black males who are not qualified, is it discrimination? These two black employees have been repremanded several time for stealing from c... applies to West Virginia  ·  0 answers

Forcing a non-compete
Hello, I currently work for a Technical Staffing Firm which I joined in February 2004. At the time I started with them I signed a one-page non-compete. Just last week (April 2008, 4 years later) I hav... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

I was on the payroll for a week, is my non-compete enforceable?
Last Tuesday, the 21st, I went to work for company in my field of work. I was hired as a sales manager for a manufacturer and left a job doing the same work but for a different manufacturer. When I wa... applies to Idaho  ·  0 answers

Typical Length of Time at one client
I have a quick question regarding the testing for independent contractor v. Employee Status. I have reviewed the IRS 20-factor test for determining if an individual can be an independent contractor. A... applies to California  ·  2 answers

I was discharged from a temporary position for being wrongfuly accused of damaging property.
I was working through a temp agency for a company. I was discharted on August 17, after having worked there since November 2009. I was due to be hired as a full time employee on August 23. I was told ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Can my employer record my Cell phone conversation?
In short, I was issued a cell phone for use by the company. It was clearly understood over the course of several years and many conversations that this cellphone was primarily for business use, but th... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

Afraid to stand up in fear of losing my job.
Hi, I have a situation. I'm a non exempt salary employee. The owner of the company in my opinion is discriminating. He is allowing an hourly person to make up lost hours before during lunch and after ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

What remedies are available to an employee who has suffered intangible retaliation
I am still employed without any loss of compensation but my reputation at my company has been ruined due to my Sarbanes Oxley complaint to the Federal Energy Regulatory Agency and OSHA. My immediate s... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

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

Is an electronicly knowledgedment of a non-compete agreement included in our company handbook valid?
I used to get the employee handbook once a year electronically. I read it and check the knowledgement. On the handbook, there is a non-compete document included. I never physically signed it but knowl... applies to California  ·  4 answers

I was falsely accussed of Sexual Harassment
I was falsely accused of sexual harassment due to a phone call I had with a supervisor asking for advise about whether or not I should write up one of my employees who was displaying rude/unprofession... applies to New York  ·  3 answers

Can your supervisor announce your termination to all staff before you are notified even if the emplo
You are transferred from one office to the other to clean up mess. The job is performed above satisfaction and you have received exceptional performance reviews. Then directors are re-assigned. New on... applies to District of Columbia  ·  0 answers

large company demanding unpaid labor from employees; possible class action
I work for a large test-prep company teaching classes for high school students. I am paid as an hourly employee. I took an assignment to proctor an exam for four hours at $10/hr. After accepting the j... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Exempt Status in Jeopardy
Dear Mel; I have been working in my position as Fiscal Manager since June 2003, and have been consider an 'exempt' employee by both myself and my employer, and rightly so. However, I have had hours de... applies to New York  ·  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

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

Employment Question
I'm a full time exempt employee of 10 years who has been paid for 37.5 hours each week according to my paycheck. My department just issued a mandate that we must now work 40 hours a week not including... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Severance pay due if outsourced
I am employeed by CSC and work at a client site in Horsham PA. I was notified on Oct 31st that my position is being outsourced to a company named CC-OPS with my last day to be Nov 10th. I am promised ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

Can I file a suit for my company failing to take action against my former supervisor?
When one of my managers started at my former place of employment, sexual harassment quickly began and was brought to my former General Manager's attention. After having a conversation with human resou... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

Can an employee be fired while on doctors no work order
On Nov. 5th 2003 My fiancee was in an auto accident resulting in a severe neck fracture and was told he could not return to work untill he was cleared by a nuerosurgeon. We have an appointment for Thu... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Voluntary Layoff denied by management
Our entire company was given the option of taking a voluntary layoff to help with labor reduction efforts. Each employee received a letter with a severance package included based on years of service w... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

I need some help please
I was wondering if you could tell me if I should pursue a case against my ex-employers. I walked into an office with no staff manager etc....I was hired as the administrative assistant...hired in all ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Lay off after applying for a position through internal Job Posting
After following proper procedure for an internal Job Posting I have been informed that my services are no longer needed for my current position. When I spoke with my boss who is a Sr. Executive she wa... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Employer not fulfilling termination clause
I was an at-will employee with an employment agreement that stated "The Company shall provide at least 3 months notice prior to termination unless it would be for cause or if the company were to exper... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Broken employer agreement
I was recently laid off from a job i was at for about 5 months. At 3 months I was given a positive evaluation and a raise. I was "laid off" due to lack of work in the area recently while 2 newer emplo... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

payroll jumping
I have been made a offer from my emplor to mtg. a store. on the first day , i notice the prictice of payroll jumping. not only reg. hours but overtime. the last mtg. was overiding employee hours.so no... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Medical Privacy at Work
My employer is shopping health insurance and has asked each employee to complete a thorough medical history questionnaire. I understand that an insurance company would require this for underwriting, h... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

How can I protect my reputatuion from being ruined and cause me to be unemployable in the fututre?
I was fired based on an accusation of alloing students to go through my line without paying for items. I was told that I could not wait on my own children and was written up for it. The second and fin... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

If I'm paid commision at my salon in MA, can they force me to stay at work when I don't have clients
Hi, I have worked at a salon in Mass for 5 years now, and since I have been on commision, for 3 years, I have set my own schedule and could come and go as long as I had no clients. The owners now want... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

If I'm paid commision at my salon in MA, can they force me to stay at work when I don't have clients
Hi, I have worked at a salon in Mass for 5 years now, and since I have been on commision, for 3 years, I have set my own schedule and could come and go as long as I had no clients. The owners now want... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

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

Assigment of Agreement in Non-Compete, still enforceable?
My firm was sold to a private, individual investor. The president of the firm left to take a full time position with another firm, informing me upon leaving that I am locked up in a non-compete and wo... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Can a noncompete be enforced if the employee was terminated within a 30 day probation period?
My daughter was terminated by her employer within a 30 day probation period. She signed a noncompete upon being hired. Can that noncompete be enforced? applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Is the EEOC right to sue letter useless against a private employment arbitrary agreement.
My employer adopted a private employment arbitrary plan stating you must use arbitrator and may not sue them in court. How scary is the EEOC to an employer if they know an employee can't sue regardles... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Non compete agreement
I am considering a job opportunity and my future employer is asking me to sign the following non-compete agreement. My question is can you review the agreement and let know how strong is the agreement... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

What about the HR process being compromised.
I filed a formal greivance with ER against my managing director (MD) who responded with a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). I was asked to file the greivance by our HR rep who had been in our office... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

Working many hours over salaried agreement
My husband was a salaried employee with the agreement being 50 hours a week for $35,000 per year. He consistently worked 7 days a week upwards of 60-70 hrs per week and on occasion even more hours. He... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Enforceable non compete?
I'm currently starting up a business here in Florida. I'm looking to hire someone as an employee to work from his home in New Jersey. My candidate is unsure about working for me because he currently h... applies to Florida  ·  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

is it legal to take a person off the schedul and not tell them beforehand or talk to them after the
I was taken off the schedule at my work and not told ahead of time so i had go in on my scheduled day and when i wanted to talk to the manager she said i don't want to talk to you so i have called the... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Drawing Unemployment & Have Taken Commission Based Sales Job
Hello, I lost my employment in which I was a W-2 wage employee. I have been drawing unemployment compensation since I lost my job. For about a month and a half now, I have been working as an independe... applies to West Virginia  ·  0 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

fired for false accusation
I worked for Stuart Anderson's Black Angus as a server/bartender for about a year and a half with no problems. In my last month of employment, a new general manager was hiired and started changing eve... applies to California  ·  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

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

Can my employer fire me from parking on a public street
Worked for the company for 8 years. I was singled out.. The only one told to park down the public street from the store. Every other employee was fine to park where ever they please except me. So they... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I submitted resignation letter on 4/8/11 under duress? I am STILL employed until 5/6. Can I rescind
I resigned 4/8/11 'effective immediately', however, management stated I would still be considered employee until 5/6/11 so that I could bid on internal positions for four weeks. I had had 'counseling'... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

what do I do about unfair pay for a company I have worked for almost 5 years?
I have been working for this company for almost 5 and have only received 3 raises with in that time period. I am a full-time stock management employee, paid hourly and receiving about 3 dollars less t... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can a public employee who is briefly incarcerated be compensated vacation time while incarcerated?
A Ohio public employeee was arrested and held in jail for domestic violence. He was incarcerated for a brief time that he was scheduled to work. He wants to receive vacation time for the day he spent ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Unemployment and Forced Resignation
I'm an hourly employee at a large corporation and received a negative review for "poor judgment". Whether fair or not, I have been given the option of 1) signing a voluntary termination agreement waiv... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Are homosexuals and people over 70 safe from discrimination?
Are people over the age of 70 protected by the ADEA? And do Federal EEO Laws protect homosexuals from discrimination in employment? Does an employee have to report sexual advances to the company in or... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

harassment by federal bureau of prisons
i am a 16 year employee of the federal bureau of prisons. In 1995 sfter a nation wide lockdown at a prison in greenville IL i recieved a three day suspension. I was informed that this would only effec... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can I sue if I got laid-off whithout notification of any kind while on maternity leave?
I was laid-off while on maternity (mid January) but was never notified by my boss by letter, email, nor phone call. I was told by an employee that they weren't bringing me back. I was notified of this... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

can you keep shift bid seniority if you transfer within county from a non-competetive job to a compe
a county employee from a non- competetive union job transfered into a competetive county union job (same union)...do they have seniority with shift bids? I understand keeping benefits, but can you jus... applies to New York  ·  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

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

Discrimination
Recently I was an employee for a company. I gave my two week notice and went to a job that I thought was a better offer. I had been with the previous company for three years. They asked me to return s... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is an employer required to give a day off in a regular scheduled workweek?
I am currently working at a retail department store. I was talking with another employee and she stated she was scheduled 14 days in a row without one day off. Is that legal? I told her I thought it w... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

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

Why are they doing an internal investigation over my termination?
I was notified via phone call that "We are going to find out were you really are in the disciplinary process and we will get back to you with the results." Prior to the mentioned phone call I was fire... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Why are they doing an internal investigation over my termination?
I was notified via phone call that "We are going to find out were you really are in the disciplinary process and we will get back to you with the results." Prior to the mentioned phone call I was fire... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

how do i go about suing my current employer?
I work for a DVD company that recently suspended me due to rentals on my account that they were never able to collect on due to a closed bank account. I was advised I would be placed on a unpaid suspe... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Layoff with no severance and hiring non union workers to do the job
I am a union employee and due to budget cuts the company is eliminating their entire IT dept. therefore laying us all off giving us a 2 week notice. However, they will be paying a private consulting c... applies to New York  ·  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

Can I collect unemployment?
I was on unemployment until Oct 09 (was on 1st extension). I then took another job and went on a m2 week medical leave from Doctor recently. On the 1st day of leave my supervisor informed me I needed ... applies to Ohio  ·  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

113 people laid-off: no notice
Recently laid-off: No notice lay-off; Reduction-in-force. Came to work told to gather up personal belongings and leave premises immediatly. Denighed access to personal computer and email account. Laid... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Wage discrepancies based on Education & Experience
We work at a hospital & we recently found out that an employee in our department, who does not meet the educational requirements for the Technologist position (Bachelors Degree + experience), was hire... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

FMLA when paid leave is exhausted
My wife has been approved for intermittent FMLA to care for her mother who suffers from dementia and is recovering from a broken hip. The employers policy is to require paid leave to be used first for... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

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

Dispute of performance review.
Numerous employees (myself included) have received performance reviews with amibiguous and/or untrue statements made against them. During the performance review meetings, management has declined expla... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

Termination due to retaliation for reporting supervisor
I recently worked for a hospital in my hometown of Paris, Tx and had problems with my supervisor. I called the integrity hotline which the employees were advised to do so if they had problems, the pho... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Employee or Contractor? Right or Wrong?
I'm a 1099 sub contractor for a company yet I have the position title Vice President. I recently did some work on a Saturday after hours and the President found out about it. My paycheck hasn't cleare... applies to Texas  ·  0 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

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

Severance pay discrimination
My company was purchased and is closing it's office in NYC and moving everyone to Chicago. I understand that VP's like myself will not receive severance if they are offered a position in Chicago and d... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Is this Retaliation?
Would it be retaliation if I was terminated for taking a company mandated break whilst taking a phone call regarding testifying under oath about unemployment case that involves my place of employment ... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

HELP
I work for a law firm and i asked our office administrator can i see my personnel files and she told me i couldn't see it. That is baffling me because any other firm I have worked at you can see your ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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 a supervisor demand an employee to work an extra 8 hour shift ?
My son was told by his supervisor that he HAD to work another 8 hour shift ion top of his regular 8 hours, and has to return to work for his regular 8 hour shift. first 8 hrs. 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Dem... applies to Connecticut  ·  2 answers

ee using company computer to check personal email - what are we able to check/view?
What are the limitations of the employer with the employee that was found to not only be sending personal email from her work email account - but also checking and sending personal email on the compan... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

harasssment abuse
i had been contacted by a temp agency saying they found a great job for me. they offered full time employment and a lot of money. at my first day on the job, the building was disgusting,dirty inadequa... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Lump sum severage payment promised on last day not received. Told 6 wks. Unemployment?
Hello Mel: I did look at your severance FAQ section but I don't believe the unemployment question was addressed. I worked nearly 5 years as a full-time employee for a major company here in Phoenix. I ... applies to Arizona  ·  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 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

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 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

Can a parent take leave for an adult child who is having ankle surgery?
Adult child lives at home with parents, as well as adult child's minor child. Adult child broke ankle in 3 places and is facing surgery. he will need transportation to and from (doctor appointments, s... applies to Maryland  ·  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

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

bumping rights
a co-worker and I were both started in our positions at the same time. we are both local government employees. This new position required me to switch to another employee union. His job is now being e... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Company Bought - Does non-compete remain in force ?
Non-Compete ? I joined a IT Company A in 99. I did not sign a non-compete aggement there. In 2001 Comp A was sold to Comp B. We were made to sign an employee aggrement , but it did not include anythin... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

I had a seizure in march and I am unable to drive to work for six months
Due to my seizure, I am not allowed to drive for six months. I asked my employer if I could work from home which they allow other people to work from home to save money in gas. My employer said no. I ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Evaluations being shared with others.
I am a Computer Technician for Lorain City Schools. My supervisor tried to force me to go to a voluntary district party. I inturn reported his intimidating conduct to HR. They informed me I was not ob... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Demotion after merger and offer letter?
I am a remote employee working in my home office as a manager for a company in another state. My old company was recently purchased by this company. I was offered my same manager position via an offer... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

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

Severance Agreement - Co. likely to go into CH 11 during 21 day eval period
As part of my offer letter (7 yrs ago) - I have a 3 month severance agreement. I was let go on Aug 11th....It appears the company may file on Aug 27th. Does it matter that I wait until they file (or t... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Can I prove my non compete was added after my termination?
I recently left a job where the non compete agreement that had previously been in the employee manual had been removed by the owner at the time I signed the manual acknowledgement. Unfortunately I don... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Defamation / harrassment Case potential?
I work in a large sales organization and I am at the top of my field. We reguraly attend semiannual meetings. One employee who is essentially on the cultural level of nascar and pro wrestling inferred... applies to Illinois  ·  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

Most of the people in our office are being laid off some are pregnant due before thier last day
If an employee has a last day of September 15th and are offered a stay bonus to stay until September 15th. They are due to have their child around that time. If they go out before their last day do yo... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Can a Manager prohibit where employees walk in the building?
My manager was recently granted a desk move for me next to him and two other peers of mine. Another manager wanted the desk I am moving into for her employee however, she did not get it. My manager ha... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can bullying an employee be considered as discrimination?
I feel like my previous manager bullied me out of my job because I stood up for myself and didnt allow him to disrepect me. The manager had displayed disrespect and sarcaism in a meeting in front of o... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Compensation While Waiting on Clearance Transfer
I work at a company in VA. I was working there for 6 weeks when I was called at work the Monday before Thanksgiving and told that I had to pack up and go home (after I had already been there for 5 hou... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

To what degree can I prevent an employee from soliciting customers.
I am a mobile hairstylist who primarily markets the senior community, assisted livings and various retirement facilities. I am looking to add other stylists to my growing business.I am considering a n... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

I thought a 1 year limit to file was not enforceable & was a remedy limit against my 2 year statue
In an Article on this site i read: However, limits on the number of interrogatories and depositions and a one year limitations period for filing a claim did not render an agreement unenforceable, at l... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Do I have a valid case of employment discrimination?
I have been employed at a Healthcare Billing company for over 1 year. At the time of my hire, I was told by the Hiring Supervisor that there was much room for growth for a person with the level of exp... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

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

What is the first step I should do contact a lawyer or who? Do I have a case?
I am almost 9 months pregnant. My boss gave me and only me a evaluation yesterday it was poor. Said that I will be re-evaluated in 30 days. if not better then I can receive disiplinary action up to an... applies to District of Columbia  ·  0 answers

Is it legal to demote employee without notice when FMLA has expired?
I was in an auto accident and was put on leave by my doctor because I could not perform my regular duties. As FMLA came close to expiring I was not informed at all, but received a letter from HR three... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Reversal of Bonus on Last Paycheck
My final paycheck dated 10/16/2003 reflected $1.00 and included the following note from the owner/employer: As you know you were paid in good faith 2 bonuses for August. Your individual bonus was real... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Are there lawyers that can fight to get the EDD benefits someone is owed.
I was finally granted EDD benefits 6 mos. after I became unemployed do to a simple EDD employee error. This person told me that my last employer was not my last employer. This took so long to clear up... applies to California  ·  0 answers

non compete in Pa.
I own a staffing company and hired a key employee,who wasn't so key appx.15 years ago. The company started out as a 3 person operation. The PERSON was in charge of human resources and responsible for ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

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

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

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

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

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

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 my employer make me resign?
I had a simular question but this one is slightly diffrent. I am employed and have been empoled for 10 years, in a company of 20 employees. In december i had to use my my disability insurance for a me... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Upper Management allows bullying of middle of mangment. Is this considered harassment?
I have been a Team Leader for almost three years. I have always maintained a strong level of integrity and have strived to be consistent and fair at all times. Occasions arise where disciplinary actio... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

Is there any relief for violation of a separation and release agreement?
My wife and I both worked in a church office and reported tax evasion, harassment and theft violations by another office worker to the Pastor. As a result, we both lost our jobs when the accused emplo... applies to Colorado  ·  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

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

Defamation
I was forced to quit a 22 year career position last year in October. I can go into those details if necessary. I was also attending school full time. I have now graduated and want to secure full time ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

wont send me my check after being threatened(physically)
I was threatened by another employee at work which nothing was done about it..I decided to walk out an quit...tired of the harrassment.Anyhow the company sent me a letter stating they stopped my direc... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Harrasment in the work place
I was hired by the city in Feb 2002 in a specialized feild in which i have 18 years of expereince for a better quality of life 300 miles from my hometown. After my probationary period in which i recei... 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

Is this non-compete still valid?
I started with my company as a computer consultant in 1999. I was verbally told there wasn't a non-compete to sign the day I was hired. A year later I was asked to sign one in consideration of a salar... applies to Illinois  ·  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

Termination upheld at Skelly
I am a public employee working with union benefits. I have been served with a notice of proposed termination. Before i asked for a Skelly meeting i was offered a chance to resign and my employer would... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Layoff due to position elimination
In Aug. 2003 I was layed off due to elimination of my position. I was told at the time I was let go, that the position could not be reinstated to another person for 1 yr. and that if the Dr. that was ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

defamation/wrongful termination
I was terminated suddenly after 6 weeks of work. I wanted a reason, and I was told they would not discuss it with me. I never had any discipliary action or warnings. Management met me in my office one... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Can my employer fire me 3 days after finding out that I am diabetic?
I have worked at my job for 4 years and 10months. In that time I was written up only once for a disgreement with another employee. That was two and a half years after I started. I have had no other is... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

This job was a non union position.
After 13 years and 11 months of service,my supervisory position was eliminated in March of 2003,and filled by a younger employee making less money as a team leader. At the time of being let go I was 4... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Sorting through benefits / options when
04/06/09 - Thank you for the forum this website offers! My father was let go from his 42-yr position as salaried employee at age of 61 last week! He is reading a litany of info provided by company re ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Copy of Investigation Document?
Hello, I recently was fired from my last position. I submitted a formal complaint to the head of HR in January stating many complaints such as harassment, threating texts, sexual discrimination about ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

employment offer
I recently left a small firm due to the unethical dealings of the president. When I took the position with the company, I was promised in an "Employment Proposal" the following; "...would like to thin... 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

We accrue vacation time based on hours worked, do I get paid for it?
I work in the state of Florida. I accrue vacation time based on hours worked. When I took the job, the vacation time was part of the sales pitch, Now I have 6 weeks of vacation accrued and no way to t... applies to Florida  ·  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

vacation time
I would like to know how I can get my vacation time returned to me. In 2001 my company was purchased, all employess who stayed where promised that vacations and seniority would remain the same. In 200... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Rules for Salary employees regarding overtime
Dear Mel, A couple of questions: 1. If I have a business meeting in the middle of the day can my employer deduct the travel time from my hours worked? 2. I work for a nonprofit agency as an exempt emp... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Age discrimination in lay off selection?
I was recently laid off after 12 years of service. The reason given to me was "cost cutting", the company did lay off other directors and senior directors. I was senior manager. On the explanation giv... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Vacation pay
I have written before concerning this and received some very helpful information I have another question. Summarize My boyfriend worked for his company for 19 years was labeled an Executive manager pa... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

am i being set up for termination and what can i do about it
i work in the medical field and have held my current position for 15 yrs. two years ago I acquired a new boss and it is quite obvious she does not like me. in the first 13 yrs of employment with this ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

(usps) notice of removal action for fmla absences was cancelled. what does that mean?
9/2009 notice of removal given to employee. 10/2009 notice recinded for fmla covered days. 1/13/2010 another notice of removal more covered days used. while in non-pay status til greivence arbitration... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

can an employee be fired for wearing his cross necklace?
My boyfriend just started a new job a few months ago and has never had a problem with fellow associates or managers until recently when one of his managers told him to tuck his cross away. My boyfrien... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Cannot get over death at work
On Oct. 13, this year an employee that works with my wife had a heart attack and fell in the floor. No supervisor was there and the office was locked. there is no address on the building. My wife call... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete applies to the new company?
I'm an employee of a consultanting company. I've assigned and worked for the same client as a contractor for more than a year. Now, my employer is being acquired by a competitor. I do not like the com... applies to New York  ·  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

Age discrimination
My son was terminated 3 days after having started his employment with his company. Reason he was to young. He was hired by the General Manager at his site for a part- time summer job. The corporate di... applies to New York  ·  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

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

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

Soliciting former employer's clients...
I work for a registered investment advisory firm in California, and I'm looking to either go to another firm or start my own firm. Here are the facts: 1) There is NO non-compete or employment agreemen... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Retailiation incidents
Recently I was questioned by the EEOC/Affirmative Action office of where I am employed. The situation was due to an employee who walked out of her job due to sexual and racial slurs by her co-worker. ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination
Do I have any chance of winning a wrongful or constructive termination case based on the following: Wrongful constructive termination I live in a community in PA. It is a HOA. For the period of 5/05 -... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

My supervisor degrades and yells at me and threatens to fire me.
I work for a large resort company in Naples seasonally and my direct supervisor or multiple occasions has left me under staffed, yelled at me , insluted me, placed wrongful blame on me and has threate... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Draw vested pension with backpay
I would like to know if my seniority date was terminated by an Employee Buyout on the 19th Day of March 1991,and my Social Security Disability determined me as unable to perform gainfull work begining... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Is this wrongful discharge or retaliation?
Two days ago my shift began like this- I was finishing a conversation with my wife on the phone in the parking lot when my regional manager whistled loudly at me in a demeaning manner in front of othe... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

if it isnt stated clearly in my handbook, can I be fired for it?
If I am ASKED, meaning I am given a choice, and not ordered to complete a task, is it considered insubordination and can I be fired for this? Does swearing in front of a customer even if it is not lis... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Is it against the law for an employer to ask me if I needed a day off for mental health?
I recently resigned from a job in corrections. I was under investigation for inmate/staff relationship, and accused of doing acts while working. This is false, I admit that I was probably flirty but, ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Unfairly Treated?
I worked as Acting Housing Program Manager and saved the program from being shut down. For four months I asked for more money, no compensation. After working 50-60 hours a week and literally working m... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Could I qualify for unemployment benefits?
I recently resigned a position. After speaking with my supervisors, I reconsidered & rescinded the resignation, which both encouraged me to do & told me would be no problem. When I decided to rescind,... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

Is Non-compete Agreement enforceable if the employer has no more business with the client
I was laid off from the current employer (Say, X) because they don't have any clients and its hard to keep all the consultants. I signed a non-compete agreement with X when I joined them 2 years ago. ... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Intermittent leave through FMLA
My wife works for a company located in Louisville, KY. She has been empolyed there for 26 years. Our son who is 14 and is autistic is in need of after school care. Would she be eligable for intermitte... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Is a note stating person may return to work with out restrictions for all job related functions considered acceptable certification: when the doctor has a copy of employees job discription.
My doctor gave me a note to return to work. HR then required a full release certhficate. My doctor wrote blank blank may return to work without restrictions foq all job related functions. HR said that... applies to Nevada  ·  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

Can I get unemployment if I quit?
I have been at my job for 2 years and about 8 months ago I got a new boss, we started seeing each other. I was a manager and while dating him I recieved 2 raises and amazing evuals. After a few arguem... applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

Is my employer required to honor promises made in writing on job offer letters?
My job offer letter indicated that I was supposed to receive a review on July 17th, 2008. It is now August 3rd, 2009 and I have yet to receive my review despite my attempts at reminding my employer of... applies to Massachusetts  ·  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

Am I exempt from overtime requirements?
I will be working for an Illinois seven attorney law firm as a law clerk this summer. I will be paid hourly, based on the number of hours I work each week, no set weekly or monthly salary. I was surpr... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

How do I explain a forced resignation in a job interview?
I have been a stellar employee for 8.5 years. In fact last year my bonuse was higher than it has ever been. I am 55. I also had a workers compensation claim last year. Out of the blue I was put on pro... applies to Idaho  ·  0 answers

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 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

Can an employer give away employee services, without compensating them?
If I am an personal trainer at a large gym and I get paid per client (at a rate individually decided by ourselves), can my employer give away training sessions without compensating me? My gym continua... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Displaced from exempt position due to CEO resignation
I have been employed for over 20 years for the same company as an exec assistant. Most recently (the last 5 years) I have been an Exec Assistant to the Pres & CEO. I was recently promoted to the Assis... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Hostile work environment
I am being blackballed by the company I currently work for. Even though they are in the process of hiring new personnel for 7 new locations they are opening, I've been told they have no job listings a... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Unpaid Salary and Overtime
Hi, I have worked with a Company based in Atlanta, and the client place was in Texas. I worked with the consultant between April and July first week. In the second week of July, I joined the company a... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

Do I have a valid case with or without the Right to Sue Notice
Hello. My name is Paul Hollins. I recently received a 90-day Right-To-Sue Notice from the EEOC Commission. I am trying to obtain an attorney who will accept my case on a contingency basis. I am willin... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Personal Insurance Verification
A company is requesting a copy of each employees personal auto insurance information for those employees that regularly drive for company business. Most of the employees do not have driving positions ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Is an employer required to give a copy of an ltd policy to the employee upon request?
I went on long term disability 5 months ago. The ltd is paid by the company and administered by prudential. After receiving conflicting information from the company and the claims worker at prudential... applies to Wyoming  ·  0 answers

FMLA return
I have been employeed with my company for 8 years now. I took a leave of absence 12/09 . My return to work date was 030110. When I return I was informed that the attendance policy had change 0101109. ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

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

illegal action voids non compete?
A few weeks ago, my company began withholding checks from me. This has gone on for the last three weeks due to collection issues with some of my clients. I am a commision only employee. since that tim... applies to Indiana  ·  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

Can companies break their own non-compete agreement?
I signed a non-compete with my former employer, and I was the only person in the company that had knowledge in the type of work that I did. Upon my departure, one of their clients contacted me and ask... applies to Oregon  ·  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

Can my employer deny me coming back to work while on FMLA ?
My fiance was injured OFF the job on March 18th 2013. He broke his wrist, was in the hospital until the 20th. He ended up going back to the hospitalMarch 29th 2013 and had surgery and was released Mar... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Severance Discrimination
My company was sold in October 2001 and the new company transfered employee seniority as part of the purchase agreement. While I performed the same manager's job, I was changed from salary to hourly a... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Is it legal to record an employee not involved in company business
I was recently confronted by my manager and supervisor where I was informed that they got me on tape talking. My manager insisted on getting the name of the person I was talking too. I informed her th... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Employee assaulted by Boss on the job
I am a Projects Specialist for the City. On Wednesday Dec. 17 my boss called me into his office upset over an harassment charge I had filed with Human Resources. He called the incident chicken s##t, t... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Am i eligable to draw a vested pension while on Social Security Disability
I would like to know if my seniority date was terminated by an Employee Buyout on the 19th Day of March 1991,and my Social Security Disability determined me as unable to perform gainfull work begining... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Employment Lawyers in Muncie, Indiana
I am inquiring on behalf of my brother who is a federal employee 59 years of age. He had open heart surgery in July, was out for 4 months on medical leave. Employer accommodated telework, however, tra... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

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 Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements
I worked for "Company A" and was contracted to work for "Company B". Company B wanted to hire me as a full time employee and informed Company A of their intent. After receiving the offer letter from C... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Is it illegal to write in your hours?
I work part time at a Dr's office 6 days a week. Most weekends I stay late as I have a lot of work to finish since I only work part time. I have forgotten to clock out a couple times but remembered th... applies to California  ·  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

is there leverage ? (perhaps media publicity)
i was assured of a comparable position with the company that acquired my former employer of 13 years. i relied on those promises now to my detriment. I have chosen to leave and has asked for the sever... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Can I be fired after coming back from a FMLA and the boss say things that are not true?
I recently came back from a FMLA and my third week back I was called into the office with two other employees. I carpool with one employee and three hours before the shift was over he was asked to sta... 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

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

Change of severance plan without notification
We have a written severance plan which offered up to 6 months severance (2 weeks per year of service). Our parent company has now changed the plan so that the maximum an employee can receive is 4 week... 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

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

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

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

Fired while on vacation because someone wouldn't come in?
I am a computer programmer with a smallish company and have repeatedly had an issue that until now I have ignored other than to voice my concern to the owner who doesn't see a problem. I have been wit... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

How can I be a "temporary worker" after nearly 4 years at the same job, same place?
I worked for a security company that has contracts for most of the security for Shaw Industries. Shaw has been replacing their own security guards (who are fully benefited, well compensated employees)... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

Ovetime, demanded stays without overtime and sexual harrasement
Hi Mel, I have a couple of questions for you any answers would help. First, I was required by my employer to stay after the usual 8 hour work day to satisfy the owner of the company and prove that I w... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

Is this protected conduct, bogus explanation, and what is time limit?
I worked for Census Bureau temp employee. Complained to my crew leader & then to his supervisor about no follow up being done by my supervisor on employees who were not properly collecting Census data... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Is this protected conduct, bogus explanation, and what is time limit?
I worked for Census Bureau temp employee. Complained to my crew leader & then to his supervisor about no follow up being done by my supervisor on employees who were not properly collecting Census data... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Is it discrimination to schedule you for hours outside of your availability in retaliation?
I have been working two jobs for about 3 years. I recently was offered a full time position at my formerly part time job. I accepted the offer. I informed the manager at my other job that i would like... applies to Vermont  ·  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

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

"Forced" to "volunteer"
My husband's company put him on "forced vacation" for 4-6 weeks. He was then told that if he wished to "volunteer" his time during that 4-6 weeks, he would be looked upon favorably for re-hire. If he ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Vacation Accural--Manditory Overtime
I was hired 6 months ago as a salaried employee in AZ. I was told by the VP, the required hours per week would be anywhere from 40-50 hours a week. My personnel profile states I am required to work 40... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can my employer ask for all medical records from all my doctors since my accident
I am a City Firefighter involved in a MVA while on vacation that was not my fault but resulted in several traumatic injuries that required me to be off work for 6 months. My employer put me on FMLA im... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

When terminated can you work for a client that contacted you for employment?
I am a non-CPA accountant that has worked for a local accounting firm for three years and I was let go in April for reasons not involving work product. I do not recall ever signing a non-compete agree... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Filing for Unemployment as remote-based employee of non-Ohio company?
I recently was let go (severance separation due to company downsizing) from a remote-based consulting position with a company based outside of Ohio. I have been seeing conflicting and incomplete infor... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

Demotion and then months later might get pay reduction
I work for a state agency and was working in a management role. The department had 3 supervisors managing the same department, so there were issues with how the department was running. One of the mana... applies to North Dakota  ·  0 answers

IL - Commissions upon termination
Our company pays our sales reps commission when payment is received from the customer. If the sales rep is terminated, are we required to pay commission when the payment is received from the customer ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

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

Severance For Other Employees But Not Me
I work for an LLC in Georgia. Our corporate office is in Virginia. A few weeks ago, corporate notified us that they were closing our office in Lawrenceville (metro-Atlanta). They indicated we would ge... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

isn't retaliation unlawful whether or not you can prove the discrimination was unlawful
I was discriminated against because I was subjected to adverse actions which had a negative impact on my income and job security for reasons that were not performance related or justifiable by any oth... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

How do I inform future job prospects of my situation without implicating my former employer?
I resigned from a job for personal reasons, gave two weeks notice, was asked to give an additional week and I did. I have had over seven interviews, five of them stated that they will get back to me a... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

What can part-time indep contractors offer in terms of language to replace a non-competer clause?
I am being offered a temporary work assignment for 2 1/2 months as an independent contractor. I have worked for the company for 3 months via a staffing agency. The company now wants to make me a 1099 ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I was refused unemployment after being let go for unproffesionalism(complaints of a coworker)
I was called to HR and told I was on investigative leave. The next day they called and let me go. 8 weeks later the unemployment office said that the company said I was fired for unproffesional behavi... applies to Kentucky  ·  1 answer

age discrimination
I (age-53) was terminated from my position on 08/01/08. I was the only employee in my department (Engineering). About four weeks prior to my release, A younger,(age-35) less paid and less experienced ... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

Replaced with Younger employee
About 2 months ago my company hired a Field applications Engineer for the west cost . Since this was also my title, I asked my supervisor if he really thought that we needed two FAE''s on the west coa... applies to California  ·  4 answers

Verbal agreement to
I signed a "payback sign on bonus" agreement if I voluntarily quit within two years for my previous employer. For various reasons, including harassing email's from a fellow employee (which HR said the... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Should I be a non-exempt employee?
Facts: I am employed as a web content developer, which comes down to I fill already structured (programmed) and designed websites with text and a few images (mostly cut & paste) and requires little to... applies to New York  ·  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

4 sentence non-compete. How valid is this?
My non-compete is exactly as follows: "12. Restriction on post employment competition. For a period of (1-1/2) years after the end of employment, the employee shall not control, consult to be employed... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Im pregnant and my job is trying to force to to take a LOA
I just found out Im pregnant. Per my company handbook I am required to tell my management ASAP due to the physical lbaor I do. (Im an EMT) So I did. I was told I had 7 days to get medical clearance fr... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

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

Being out on medical leave and returning can they not honor your availability you were hired with?
i was out on medical leave for twelve weeks getting paid by myh companies insurer. i gave them notes from my doctor every time i received one. i had two surgeries once i was cleared i gave them the cl... applies to Connecticut  ·  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 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

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

How do I handle an abusive supervisor
I have a supervisor that is failing at their job and has gone on record saying that I have a better job and wishes that he had mine. I am performing a very high level and have consistently been one of... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Wife Is Being Harassed At Work; What Can I Do?
My wife got a job as a salaried office manager back in March of '08. At the time of her employment, she works in the same office as the company's sales representative. Numerous times she has found the... 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 supervisor retaliate against me for applying for another job within the company?
Hi, I recently applied for another job within the non-profit company that I work for. I notified my current supervisor of my interest in the new position and indicated on my work google calendar when ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Wrongfull Termination?
"Attendance" was the reason for being terminated. "Paid time off" is accrued and is defined as such, not vacation or sick time, at this company. At the time of my termination I still had "PTO" availab... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Sexual Harassment.
I have had several conversations with my supervisor concerning new restrictions he has placed on my access to our accounting system. Keep in mind I have been with this company 4 years and have seen bo... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can severence be rescinded after signing to receive it over an unreasonable job offer?
My company is consolidating branches, and offices are closing. As a result, I was approached by HR with an internal job offer. This offer was considered to be unreasonable as it would reduce my positi... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can an employer withold a discretionary bonus b/c you were on maternity when the bonus was awarded?
My employer has a discretionary bonus program that when we work there for 18 months we enter a pool and receive a bonus at the end of each quarter if the company is doing well. This program is not in ... applies to Iowa  ·  0 answers

Unlawful demotion? I feel i am being discriminated against, and demoted unfairly.
I am a 2 year employee at a bank and have always risen far above what is expected of me at my position. Have always recieved exemplary evaluations, thus recieving several promotions. My fulltime posit... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

What forms may an employer require from employee for intermittent FML
Company has farmed out FML management to a third party concern. At the third party concerns request. I have supplied certification of serious health condition form ( there's ) completed by my health c... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Disablilty
In 1997 I was an employee of Time wARNER cABLE in Middletown, NY. I was diagnosed with basal joint diseas and Des Quervain's in both hands. I was approved for Comp and had unsuccessful surgery on both... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Fired for something the company cannot prove - wrongful?
According to the plant manager, I was fired because an employee that worked for me, recently filed a complaint and said I was verbally abusive to her. This is in fact not true, I have never had an iss... applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

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

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

Is being on call acceptable without pay?
Hello, I work for a very large company as a part time sales associates (there are no full time sales associates). The shifts comprise of for the most part one manger and 2-3 sales associates on the fl... applies to California  ·  0 answers

I NEED TO KNOW IF I HAVE A CASE
I WORKED FOR THE CIYY FOR 26 1/2 YEARS. IN 2005 I WAS TOLD I WOULD BE PLACED AT 311 CALL CENTER - EITHER TAKE THIS POSITION OR BE WITHOUT A JOB. THIS JOB CAUSED A LOT OF STRESS TO THE POINT OF MY DR P... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I be demoted without being given any reason?
I am the lone female management person at my place of employment. The state requires someone in my position to have a bachelor's degree. My position is the only one with this requirement, and I am the... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Waiting period to rehire?
I was recently terminated from my job. I was told the termination was not based on performance but that the position was eliminated due to a reorganization in the department and my skills did not fit ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Are we in big trouble?
My Husband is being sued for "non compete" breech in Ohio. His former company was a wholesale distributor. The company he now works for (as a 1099 employee) in an independent representative for severa... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Loss of job due to inability to work with a hostile employee
I was recently released from my position in customer service. I had not quite been with the company for a year. My direct supervisor had made for a "hostile" work environment. The owner was very aware... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

No compete clause in ultrasound
I currently work for a mobile ultrasound company that provides services in the Youngstown, Warren, Akron/Canton areas as well as some of the other surrounding areas. I have been offered a job at anoth... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Company has not reimbursed expenses or paid commissions
I was an employee working for an Illinios based company on a commissioned sales basis. This firm was to provide me with per-diem and mileage to offset travel related expenses that I paid for out of po... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Pension funding dropped in partnership buyout
I have been an employee of a company for 23 years receiving funding for a pension which provided unreduced retirement benefits (with a medical benefit) at age 55 for me. Four years ago I took a positi... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can a county office terminate me due to "excessive absences during a probationary period?
Was sent a termination letter stating terminated due to "excessive absences during my probationary period" and was quoted a section in the county employee manual which I never received. I was also nev... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

forced to resign
Ive worked in the for this medical company for eigteen plus years, never had a bad evaluation, took on the role as a manager for 1 1/2 years recieved bad evaluation from manager and director based on ... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

false sexual harrassment charges
I have a question about sexual harrassment. If one is accused of sexually harrassing someone in the workplace, is the supervisor that fielded the complaint legally obligated to confront the accused an... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Denied Promotion due to Pregnancy
I have been employed with my company for over a year and a half. I was promoted to asst. mgr. after my probationary period and was told that when the mgr. position was available it would be mine. I co... applies to Maryland  ·  2 answers

Non-compete vs. Self-Employed
I signed a non-compete clause as part of "employment agreement" to be a "strictly commissioned employee" selling advertising. I want to go into business for myself, however, I fear the agreement will ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

slander
This question is in regards to my father. He worked for an IT consulting company that assigned him to a large company where he worked for a couple of years. Last week they told him that a cleaning lad... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

WARN Act Violation
A couple of weeks ago, my company laid off myself and 130 others with no notice, just two weeks of severance pay. There were about 400 people in the company. I, and many of my former co-workers wonder... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Discriminatory decision based on non supporting evidence
I worked for a data center (we'll call Biz "A")that has many other companies inside its facility. The data center provides cooling, power and security. Biz "A" was purchased by another company (Biz "B... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Can an employer require evening social events/12-hour days at risk of being fired?
I work remotely for an online school. The employer has decided on short notice that we will be required to travel for 4 days to the home office for a "conference." (Travel was not in the original term... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can retaliation still be considered after time limit for filing EEOC claim has passed?
I have been with the company for over 4 years, after almost 3 years I was assigned a different job at the same facility, after several months in that job I discovered that another employee with the sa... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

Is applying for a new job protected conduct?
I currently work for a vendor service company where work is assigned on a daily basis. Work has been drying up lately and as such I have started to look for other employment. When I asked my manager f... applies to Illinois  ·  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

Duties removed and deemed unqualified
I work for a large accounting firm in Maryland. I started in March of 2004. Less than 60 days ago I received a wonderful review, salary increase and a large bonus for all the work I had done over the ... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

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

Changing Company Holiday Schedule
Our company's employee handbook lists the company paid vacation schedule. On the bottom of the page, there is the disclaimer that the schedule is subject to change. The schedule includes, as paid vaca... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Female manager harassing another female manager, but not in a sexual way.
I have been in a situation for about a year where my female manager has been harassing me, a female manager, but not in a sexual way. She has wanted me out of my job and eventually out of the Company ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is blocking security access which lead to loss of employment on fasle accusations worth court?
I worked for a data center (we'll call Biz "A")that has many other companies inside its facility. The data center provides cooling, power and security. Biz "A" was purchased by another company (Biz "B... applies to California  ·  0 answers

I want to start my own business and may have signed a no-compete clause, will it hold up in court?
I've worked for a sign shop for 9 of it's 11 years and have been instrumental in the growth of the company. Last year during a slow time my boss asked to meet with me and told me that nothing (employm... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

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

Can benefits be selectively changed for a small group
I work for a large US company, part of a multi-national. The company has US-wide benefits policy for all 20000 employees. The company purchased a small company. My unit with 125 employees was integrat... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can I be forced to sign a Non-compete / confidentiality agreement?
I am paid as and considered a 1099 contractor by the company I am working for. They do not withhold any federal taxes or provide any benefits. Other than the way I am paid, they treat me as an "employ... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

As a 1099 employee after a year I am being asked to sign a non-compete
After just over a year of working with a company as a 1099, they are now asking for me to sign a non-compete agreement. The company is a marketing agency that currently is exclusive to the hospitality... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Accomodating & allowing 2 employees to work but not a 3rd?
My fiance's place of employment won't let him come back to work right now. He broke his wrist a month ago playing softball OUTSIDE of the work place and had surgery. he now has his cast off stitches o... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

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

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

Overtime Question
I am an IT engineer working for a small company in Toledo. I feel we are getting a bad deal as far as overtime is concerned. I will explain how my compensation works. I am a non exempt employee. I get... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Can commission paid non sales employee be asked to perform misc. work when have not customers?
Hello. I am a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Ohio. I work fully on commission. If I have customers booked that day I get paid 50% of the profit minus service and supply fees, etc. If I do not ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Does a doctor have a duty to return an FMLA form?
Employer(Casino) and Employee (the Lady) subject to FMLA. Casino gives form FMLA certification to Lady for delivery to Doctor. Lady delivers same. Doctor does nothing with the form certification, alth... applies to Tennessee  ·  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

Do I have a Case??
In a previously submitted complaint form that was filed with the EEOC against my former employer, The Hilton Charlotte Center City Hotel. I am filing a lawsuit against the manager of security, Ms. Mar... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

HUSBAND WAS A SUPERVISOR AFTER 13 YRS HE WAS WRONGFULLY TERMINATED
hello my husband after 13 yrs at his job as a supervisor was wrongfully terminated . the company has not given him a evaluation in two yrs and he has always been told how well hes was doing . this com... applies to Maryland  ·  0 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 was pressed by my Executive VP about my commitment to may large family and if I could travel
I have a 21 career with my large employer. Was told directly by my VP manager that he had to post a job similar to my position because of an HR political reasons, wanted me to go through the process o... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

overtime and benifets
My boy friend has worked for the same company for 19 years. It was at one time a family business but was sold about 8 or 9 years ago. The main office is up north and where my boyfriend works there are... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can I get back on unemployment with the following occurrence of "just cause"?
I took a job while I was collecting unemployment after about 2 and a half months. The new job did not work out and I quit after an employee I had to work in close proximity with was hostile and did no... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can an employer or co-worker touch or remove your personal belongings from your desk ?
My 2 other co-workers were asked to stay after hrs. to rearrange our desks, I was not told about this or ask to stay. In doing this, they removed all my personal and work related things out of my desk... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

Do non-compete clauses still apply if worker's state voids such clauses?
I work as a part-time 1099 contractor for an Ohio-based company, however I work in California. When I started, I signed a non-compete document that bars me from taking any position with a competing co... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

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

Sexual Harrassment, Retaliation, Hositle working environment
About a year ago, I accepted an opportunity within my company to move into another role within the Finance Department. (Mar 03) The Sr. Finance Analyst was a man who at the time was not my direct boss... applies to Arizona  ·  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 a canadian company enforce a non compete in the USA on a independent contractor?
I quit my position as a 1099 contractor with a large Canadian auto dealer sales event company that does business in Canada and the US. I am a US citizen and live in Washington State and do not work in... applies to Washington  ·  0 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

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

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

Is there anything I can do?
I gave my store manager documentation from the health department, stating that I had caught my Daughter's head lice, and that it was only a recommendation to send me home for treatment. My store manag... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

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

Not allowed to touch the babies cause we're black
I reported my supervisor for using slang ratial remarks about me and my co-workers. We work in a hospital department of about 16 employees. It is our everyday duties to draw blood on our patients. We ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

I do not wish to use my FMLA time but my employer is forcing me to
I work for Albetsons Inc. I am on disability for stress unrelated to work. I turned in a doctors note to notify my company as such. I am collecting State disability. My employer had me fill out a form... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Pregnant and dismissed because of need for light duty work
I am 4 months pregnant and due to some pregnancy complications, my physician wrote a note to my employer requesting "light duty". I work as a nursing assistant in a children's hopital that has granted... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

part time to full time
My question is, that i was hired as a part time employee around the end of 8-2008. i recived 40hrs a week for about 2 or so months then my hrs would drop to 20-40 threw january. between jan and mar my... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

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

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

Inaccurate information given by HR to employee regarding maternity leave
My HR representative gave me incorrect information about the Company’s maternity leave policies. I asked this person in April what the paid leave would be and this person outlined 2 policies that wo... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

wrongfully denied the right for an interview/employment
Hi, I am a U.S. citizen, who worked for a U.S. multinational IT company. I applied within the same company for another position. The night before the scheduled interview, the interview was misteriousl... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Do I have a case for wrongful termination/discharge?
I worked for a corporation that is relatively new. From the beginning of employment for a number of reasons I found the business to be a little shady though it is well funded. One of the corporate emp... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can I be "laid off" when returning from medical leave at the same time 4 new nurses being hired?
I have been with this company for 6 months. I am a full-time 3rd shift nurse. I had to go on medical leave due to a fall which resulted in a broken bone and needed surgery. I was off initially for 4 w... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 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

Business is Business... Leave the personal stuff at HOME!
I am in a situation where one employee has gone to HR to complain about me. Her complain is that she can not work, because she "claims" that I am engaged to her Ex husband and that my "unethical" beha... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

can my boss fire me because i reported another employee threatened me with physical violence
the office manager threatened me with physical violence. i report this to the owner of the company he took no action i felt very unconfortable and state to my supervisor if i needed to have the policy... applies to California  ·  0 answers

What are my right as an independent contractor. My last company hasn't paid me in 2 months. Im net45
I have worked or the same company for 3 years as an independent contractor. A very large corporation bought out the company in 2008 and I was kept on as an independent contractor. I have yet to be pai... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Are my travel hours included in my 40 hour work week?
I live in Oregon and work in Arizona and My Company pays to fly me to that location on a weekly basis. I work 4 X 10 hour days but my start and end times are not mandated. I am an exempt employee. My ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

Do I have legal recourse or grounds for protection?
I am a married white man, not quite 40, and work for the food industry for XYZ company. A month ago, I went to a bar, also owned by XYZ company, after work (1:45 am) to buy a coworker a birthday drink... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

Wrongfully terminated without progressive discipline
I was terminated without notice today, without any form of progressive discipline, for what I consider to be an error in judgement while executing my retail job duties for The Bombay Co. Recently I co... applies to District of Columbia  ·  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

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

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

Want to know the limits of companies I can accept offers with given a non-compete clause.
I was never given a copy, but got one from a laid off employee. The non-compete says for 18 months I can't become an employee of any business in competition with or similar to my company (software dev... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

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

Is a noncompete valid if a nursing agency is getting rid of home care case to keep nurses away?
My mom is very ill (has ALS). We have had the same nursing agency for around 7 years (provides nursing care 16 hours a day). We had a recent disagreement with them as we wanted rid of one of the nurse... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

Fraud and Age Dscrimination
I was recently hired by a roofing company as an offer manager. I applied for the job through a online job board. I was contacted by the roofing companyďż˝s HR department, negotiated my starting wage, ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Was I wrongfully discharged?
I was terminated yet gived the opportunity to resign for using a company computer for personal email use. Later it was disclosed that it was not the violation of the Company Computer policy, but the c... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can my supervisor tell my co-workers that she took discipinary action on me without my permission?
I had missed a few weeks of work due to exposure (fumes)to floor stripping chemicals being used in my office during regular work hours. I filed a workman's comp claim with a physician's letter stating... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I negotiate a severance package if I am being forced to report to a manager who made slanderous statements about me during my leave of absence?
While I was on my leave of absence for a medical disability, my manager told my colleagues she was "suspicious" of my leave of absence since I seemed fine to her and that she felt it was due to stress... applies to California  ·  3 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

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

Pregnancy and age discrimination
Upon my return from pregnancy leave, I was told by my employer (a large Customer Service Promotional Company)that they were taking me off my sales accounts and giving the accounts to a much younger ma... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Retaliation as a witness in an unemployment appeal hearing
A close friend of mine was recently denied CA unemployment benefits due to conflicting reasons for termination by her former employer. At the time of discharge, she was told that the reason was for ne... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Does Judge order reinstatement if a former city employee prevails in a lawsuit?
I decided not to appeal for administrative hearing with civil service Board of Commissioners (Board) my unlawful termination from the City of Los Angeles. I was told by the clerk of the Board that I n... applies to California  ·  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

medical leave of absence (financial ressource while on med. leave)
I am a table game dealer around xmas time they open a new pit with new tables (table layout placed further away then normal( been dealing over 20 yrs with no medical issues ever happen) i was to deal ... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

I turned in a memo on a supervisor for threats and harrasment.. but it was lost. what do I do
I turned in a memo to my head supervisor (I am a federal employee)about basically taking the last straw. On many occassions the supervisor belittled me. Then on one occasion over the radio for all sta... applies to West Virginia  ·  0 answers

How can I get hard evidence that my employer did not rehire me, because I had filed an ADA discrimin
From 2004- 2009, I had worked for a trash company. I never had any write ups and I was always at work. In Feb. 2009, I had stomach problems which lead to me having to have my third ventral hernia surg... applies to Wyoming  ·  0 answers

Is it against California Law to fire a Car Salesman becuase of birth of his son?
Is it illegal in California, to fire or lay off a male employee becuase of his wife's pregnancy? I was hired about 4 months ago as a Sales Consultant for an Automotive Dealer in Northern California. W... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can an employer require an employee to stay over their scheduled time?
When I was hired, nothing was said about having to stay 30 minutes or more after my schedule said i was to be off. Before I was hired for this job (fast food restaurant) I informed the lady interviewi... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

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

Should I reply to "non-compete violation" letter myself or hire an attorney?
I was an employee of a software consulting firm A and was placed as a consultant on firm B for a few months. I was subsequently taken out of B and placed at another client C due to a better rate. Afte... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Help Help Help
I was wondering, I own a small employment service that I started in 1999 . At the time I hired on my stepmom and as it grew I hired on my half sister. They both signed no compete clause with me . 2 ye... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

employment agreemnt
My company is based in Dallas, Texas I am based in Ohio. They were purchased on Nov 12 by another company with an HQ in California but is a VA corporation. They have asked me to sign a non-compete. Th... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Merger nightmare - legacy employees terminated after severace package expires
I am a manager for a large insurance company. We are in the 2nd year of a merger. The severance package that was established for employees who lost jobs due to the merger terminated in April. One by o... applies to Florida  ·  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

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

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

Is this non-compete valid if I want to take up a position with a client
This agreement was made in State of Michigan, I did not receive any additional compensation for this. Will this stand in court. You agree that during the term of your employment with Company and for a... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

How can I receive fair representation from a union that does not practice impartiality?
Looking for EMPLOYMENT or LABOR Law help. I work in a school district where the majority of employees are related to each other. This has left me without fair union representation for a meeting that m... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Re-employement disability law?
Hello: I will try to make my question brief so you won't delete me.:) I am a 46 hearing impaired woman who resigned from Citibank in 1996 due to what I considered harassment from a new female executiv... applies to New York  ·  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

is this harassment?
I work in Radiology, my 2nd in command boss retired two years ago, 6 people tried for her job..including myself. A lady (Deborah) got her job only b/c she is over the radiology school; therefore, they... applies to Texas  ·  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

What if I can only provide strong circumstancial evidence of retaliation, but no concrete "proof"?
For the year and a half I have worked for my company, I have been an "All-Star Model Employee". I have never received even a verbal warning. I have consistently gone above and beyond for my company. I... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

Need representative knowledgeable about USPS policies
I am a US Postal Service employee. I was charged with sexual harassment and issued a letter of warning in lieu of 14-day suspension (reduced on appeal to 7-day suspension). I was moved from my private... applies to Washington  ·  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

Employee with Chronic illnesses losing job because of attendance
After missing a week of work due to the flu, I was told I was being replaced because my boss "is used to having someone who is there all the time". The HR Director brought up all my sick days (for whi... applies to Illinois  ·  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

Company reloacted, offered severance unless employee agreed to relocate. Agreed but resigned later.
As a result of a merger, in September 2002, my company offered a severance package for those that did not wish to relocate in the town that the company was moving everyone which was 1200 miles away. E... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Wrongful termination
I have been with this private healthcare facility for almost 2 years. I was gonna move to a different area, and my administrator was hounding me for a two week notice. During this period I had changed... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Is "Truth as an absolute defence" go both ways? And if so, what can I do?
Hi, my name is Sabrina and I was fired from my job of 18 months of service on hearsay for a theft I didn't commit, and also had money taken out of my final check to pay back the money. The owner negli... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Employee Records?
I was employed as an assistant manager for a national company in the entertainment rental business. In September 2002, I was rather abruptly terminated from this position. I understand the concept of ... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete After Transfer to New Company
I signed this agreement when I began work with Company "A". After six months as a salaried employee I moved to doing freelance (i.e., 1099) work for them. I worked for them consistently under that cap... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What can be done when your supervisor retatiates against yoy for asking for reasonable accommodation
State employee with 20yr seniority I am 47 yrs old with type 2 diabetes wearing an insulin pump. In November of 2011 we ordered new uniforms and I asked for a uniform that properly fit due to my pump ... applies to Ohio  ·  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

negative references, defamation, other
I worked for two retail establishments part-time in 2001 where the managers of each were related to each other. I quit at one place and then wrote a letter to the company stating why and that they sho... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Was I wrongfully Discharged
I was told I was terminated for a violation of the employee conduct policy. I was a Supervisor, another Supervisor the same level as me logged on to a computer that I previously used and got into my p... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Denial of Severance Previously Promised
My state is an "at-will" state, however, since the company is one of the nation's largest media corporations, they have a company severance policy. On May 14, our department was notified of a reorgani... applies to Texas  ·  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 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

Would we be wise to continue action for slander and or defamation of character?
My husband was recently fired over two events involving "hear say". He was accused of damaging a part that was welded by another employee by pouring water on it. They claim they have a witness who saw... applies to Louisiana  ·  0 answers

I dont know what to do...
I've been with my employer for 4 years this October. Not long after I started my postion in the company which was customer service. I became very ill and had to be off of work due to my illnesses. I f... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I was threatend by a supvisor and had my hours cut.Do I have a case?
In Feburary2003 A shift supervisor were I worked had been treating me very badly at the start of my shift; she was insulting my intelligence, insinuating that I was a thief, all in front of the custom... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Discrimination because of ADHD and # of Children?
I am currently 32 weeks pg. I was laid of yesterday 6/28/05. It was stated that there was a lay-off in many departments and I was chosen as I had no completed training. I have ADHD and my previous bos... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

How to work around a non compete clause
Hi, I'm currently employed by Company A (Indian entity of a US based company) and in the US on a H1 visa (state IL) and I have a non compete clause in my employment letter which goes as below. During ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

would this qualify as defamation/sex discrimination/hostile job environment?
I've been working with a company for two years and I recently became aware that during this time my employer conducted two separate investigations of alleged Sexual Harassment being filed against me. ... applies to Idaho  ·  0 answers

Sales & Non-Competes
Mel: I signed what my company refers to as a "Key Employee Agreement". I have contacted a local $200 an hour attorney who tells me that it is enforceable, but too broad. I work for an organization (he... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

I am cleared to drive, Am I able to get my job back with USPS?
I was employeed for almost 5 yrs with USPS as a Sub-Mail Carrier AKA RCA. I began having episodes (seizures) that occured while I was driving my personal vehicle and then once in my mail truck. Comple... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

What can I do if I am working in a Hostile enviorment and am being targeted by my assistant manager?
I have been working for a property managment company. I have some question's about Hostile work enviorment. I have been working with my company for about 2 months now, and am now faced with a assistan... applies to Arizona  ·  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

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

Harassed because using intermittent FMLA
I have a recently disabled son who at times needs my assistance. I applied for and received intermittent FMLA, allowing me to take a few hours off 3 or 4 days a month to help him, using a maximum of 1... applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

My boss and co-workers are acting like high school kids
I need someone's help... I started working for a pet stoe back in January of this year. Everything was going fine for a while and my job was great. I was basically allowed to do what I wanted and beca... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Do I have legal rights against a verbally and psychologically abusive boss?
I've been working for an internet-based home office company since January of this year. Over the past 4 months, my boss has become both verbally and psychologically abusive to me. He had always had em... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

no non-compete
I recently ended my 2 1/2 year employment with a title abstracting company. I have been working with a real estate settlement company part-time for the past 5 months as well. I have never signed and h... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Retaliation/ Defamation/Worngful Discharge
I started with my previous employer on 05/15/10. I was hired as a Staffing Coordinator and in June of 2010 was promoted to a Payroll/Staffing Coordiantor. I received an excellent review after my 90 da... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

out on medical job eliminated
I have worked as a manager at a tavern for a year and a half. In July I hurt my back and ended up in the emergency room. From there on I followed their diagnosis and treatment but didnt get better. In... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Falsified Review
Okay...for all those attorneys that may be in response to my dilema (of which I am truly appreciative and gratefull)or in review: here is the latest update. A true test for your profession. -My law fi... applies to California  ·  1 answer

What is Gross Violation? And I believe I was set up to be fired- what can I do?
I had been with a big pharmacy for a little over 5 years and recently in February transferred to the store I just got fired from on December 19, 2010. Previous to this, I had been written up for takin... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

Retaliation for report to Internal Audit
I have recently been fired for very trivial reasons, after a period of two months of hostility from my boss, which started very shortly after I reported an issue relating to his management of a projec... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Was terminated.. Have questions on it.
Hello, In September of 2004 I was terminated for buying cigarettes for a minor. It was an honest mistake, I was outside and the kid was crying, saying that his dad had beat him up. He didn't want to g... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Denied a promotion.
I have been employed at a major aerospace company since 1979 -- 21+ years. For 15+ of those years I have worked in its public relations office for the manager of Community Relations, along with a staf... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Does this qualify as insubordination?
On December 30, 2009 I was written up for insurbordination by my Supervisor. I completely disagree with the reasons I am being written up for insubordination. I did not, not accept the initial request... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

discrimination /retaliation or both
The company I worked for was sold on April 1st 2006 The regional manager for the new company came aboard and started making decisions based on what the old supervisor suggested to him for example " th... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can my company decrease my paid vacation time that I negotiated at the time of my job offer?
I received an offer for my job in January 2010, at which time I tried negotiating a higher salary but my boss, stating that his hands were tied in terms of salary, offered me more vacation time. Compa... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

Can I file a lawsuit if I feel I have been passed over for promotion due to my disability?
I am a contractor in Kuwait working with a defense contractor I am seeking advice as to whether what I am experiencing is favoritism or discrimination I feel I have been passed over for promotion beca... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Are they terminating me?, Unemployment with LTD or do I have wait until terminated? What can I do?
I been working at a big box store for 10 years I when out for surgery Dec 7 2012. I came back t o work March 7 2013 my manager approved my release from my dr. When my GM came back from a trip he told ... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Discrimination/Retaliation/Harassment - pick one......
I have experienced a discriminative hostile work environment on a daily basis by my immediate supervisor. As a result, I’ve been diagnosed with severe depression; panic attacks, as well as high anxiet... applies to Illinois  ·  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

I am falsely accused of sexual harrassment, what are my legal options?
After a break of four days i returned to work, only to find my entry card deactivated. After gaining entry to the office, i was escorted by four corporate security guards to an office where my manager... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Salaried Exempt? Maximum hours required to work?
My husband is a Quality Assurance Engineer for a company that creates software. When he was hired on six months ago, he asked about overtime in the interview and was told that it was not the norm. Sin... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

denial of long term disability benefits because fired
I have an accepted worker's comp claim. My physician took me off work. I was paid total temporary disability payments through comp. The company has a benefits program that pays 100% of salary for 8 we... applies to California  ·  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

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

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

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

If compnay not registered in IL, can they enforce Non compete?
My question involves employment and labor law for the state of: IL and NJ I Work in IL at a client place through a vendor from IL since June 2008. I am employee of a company based in NJ. this company ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Accused of smelling like alcohol - never give test as stated in handbook - from prior evening
Over this past holiday I was celebrating with my family and having cocktails. I had to work at 7:00am the next day and went to bed around 11:30pm. I had several drinks with my family and apparently ha... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

Boss says that I quit, and I never quit! Can I get unemployment? Help please!
Hello! I was employed at my previous job for almost 8 years. The past few months have been difficult due to co-worker confrontations and such which I brought to my boss' attention, and as far as I kno... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Non Compete in Mass
I was recently terminated from my position w/ my company. I was forced to sign a non compete as part of my employment agreement. I have included the 2 most relevant sections of my Key Employment Agree... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

What kind of proof do you need for discrimination lawsuits and how do you proceed?
i work the midnight to eight am shift. for the second time i was told i was going to be a supervisor on night shift and recieve a pay raise. during my 2 month time as a supervisor i did not recieve a ... applies to Nebraska  ·  0 answers

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

What are the normal measures taken for yelling at a fellow employee and throwing paper the table?
My mom was working for Daktronics for about 4 years now and she's recently been fired from data entry position. She's the ONLY minority working in her department, and she has been harassed several tim... applies to South Dakota  ·  0 answers

How do I make it stop?
I am a 40+ yrs. old African-American male flight attendant for a domestic airline. I have been employed for several years. Throughout the duration of my employment as a flight attendant, I have repeat... applies to Illinois  ·  4 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 at risk of violating my non-compete agreement?
I was recently contacted by a retained search firm about an excellent career advancement opportunity. Upon completing the selection process, I was offered the job. I am concerned however that my curre... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Will I be able to escape the Non-Compete agreement if I change my area of work?
I have happened to enter into a Non-Compete agreement with my employer when I started off my job as a Software Developer. The Non-Compete Clause states that "the employee cannot perform the same or si... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Do I have a case for harrasment and defamation of character
I recently left an organization for several reasons voluntarily, however, due to the culture of the business I felt forced to leave. I live in CO and the organization is in MN. I was harassed by an em... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

1099 employee with business half way complete for company falling apart!? what do I do?
I am a 1099 commission paid sales rep for a construction company. The company is owned by 2 owners the majority owner and the minority owner. Both owners the Majority lives in Texas and I have had no ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I sue an employer that lied to me during an interview to get me to accept the job?
My entire 12 successful career was with a company that ranked number 5 in the Fortune 500. I had worked in several deferent businesses this company owned and was a valued employee. In order to get the... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

wrongfull termination, descrimination, wage payment.
I was recently terminated for absenteeism/tardiness, this was the company's reason. My wife had major surgery and I needed to have time off to be home with the children. I had vacation time(7 days), s... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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 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

What is the standard for defamation?/False accusations to avoid paying unemployment ``
I have been working for a small co. for the past 3 yrs. and I have always been an exemplary employee. One day I made the terrible mistake of being honest with my employeer and I told him I was applyin... 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

Should the supervisor consult an attorney.
A male employee (straight) accuses a male supervisor (straight) of sexual harassment. The 2 have worked together for 8+ years, with in the last year the accused has been made supervisor of the accuser... applies to Washington  ·  0 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

Unlawful practices or ??
I have currently been employed at the same establishment for nearly 8 years. About three years ago new management took over and they have found every way to make my time at work miserable. It clear st... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

I believe I may have a strong case involving retaliation by my employer, but want to be sure.
About 14 months ago I complained about the behavior of a black coworker to my black manager. (I am white). Following that complaint (which I did not pursue past manager level, and have thorough docume... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

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

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 recertified FMLA be dennied if a required class is taken during the time specified ?
I had an ruptured diviticuli which resulted in abdominal abcess and two hospilizations with surgery. I obtained the required paperwork from MD and submitted and was on FMLA leave from july 10th to the... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Relationship with boss, FMLA pregnancy leave, retaliation?
I had a relationship with my boss, and became pregnant. He told me he was in the midst of a divorce. In August, he went on FMLA leave after finding out he had testicular cancer that spread. In late Se... applies to Florida  ·  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

Gerrymandered schedule denies benefit of company holidays, due to policies.
I realize that companies don't have to give their employees paid vacation days. But if they do give them, shouldn't they have to treat non-exempt employees the same? I already know that our company do... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is this a case
my name is Liz and this is a thing that happened to me. I was walking towards the door getting ready to go to lunch counting my money to see if i had enough money to see if i had enough money for a ha... applies to West Virginia  ·  0 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

SUSPENSION FOR BEING ON DISABILITY/DISCRIMINATION/RETALIATION
My question is regarding medical leave. I was suspended without pay by my employer who is a Union Employer, for my absences. It was put in writing that the date of incident was the day I was placed on... applies to California  ·  1 answer

do I have grounds for a case? Do I need a lawyer to do it?
I work for Lowes part time and applied for a full time job in which I have 7 yrs experience. I'm 44 yrs old & take medication for attention deficit. When I applied for job the Human Resource (HR) aske... applies to Hawaii  ·  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

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

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

Can I get my Road Driver position back?
I had been employed for 24 years with the company. I transfered 3 years ago carriyng with me my company seniority for job clasification layoff. After I transfered The Teamsters were voted in, and chan... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Do I have legal recourse against an employer that didn't fire me, but involuntarily transferred me?
In July, I was working for AECOM at Denver International Airport and had been with them for approximately three and a half years. I was hired in March of 2006 as an inspector for AECOM and assigned to... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Discrimination and Worker's Compensation
I built a store for a large company five years ago. I am company trainer and Manager. Have a new District Manager. I was injured in August(first time in my life), a six-foot beem came down and hit me ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I feel as though I am being retaliated against because I took an FMLA leave
On 7/2/09 I took a maternity LOA. On 8/4/09, I became eligible for FMLA. After some resistance and push back from my employer, my leave was finally designated as FMLA. My vacation pay was taken, but I... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

Brief as I could be, Help me in Texas.
I've worked for my last boss for 5 yrs, the first 3yrs with no problems, promotions, annual increases, etc. When my company migrated all the business ofc's to one central location, he brought me over ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Disciplined for FMLA excuse
I am currently on approved intermittent FMLA leave for an immediate family member. My immediate supervisor is very much against any leave of any sort. Since I am a salaried employee who is not eligibl... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Is this a disablity discrimnation case?
I was just wondering if anyone could enlighten me and elaborate on a situation that I’m experiencing. The situation is I was working about a year ago and encountered an off the job illness, which I ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Unfair treatment and termination
Let me start from the beginning, My husband and I worked for the same company, he was there for 13 years and I was there for 12 years, we helped to buld the company, nobody else there has been there f... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Non compete gives me little choice in employment
I signed a non-compete upon employment with an evaluation company 3 years ago (appraisals, evaluations, ect..) and worked in the Quality Assurance/Control aspect of the business. I had never spoken wi... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can my boss make me work against doctors orders? Can he fire me but not others for the same reasons?
I have been working where I'm working for 5 years, with CVS Pharmacy. I've transferred twice, making 3 stores that I've worked at. I'm a shift supervisor. I have two kids. Just recently, I've been hav... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Defamation and Retaliation
To begin I worked as an exempt HR Generealist and had to do an investigation in our department based on discrimination. The victim had sevearl complaints over a 5 to 10 month time frame and the suspec... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Unfair demotion?
Unfair demotion? Wednesday November 5th 2014 I was supposed to go into work hourly manager at 12pm I called the restaurant while in the waiting room of the ER around 10am to let my supervisor who was ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Chronic and permanent Illness and Fmla
I have epilepsy... here is whats happened to me with employment in the past 6 months and yes I am seeking a lawyer for civil or any suit if you find any discrepencies. march 4th fmla was sent a certif... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Benefits Unreasonably Denied
My wife has worked for a fortune 500 company for 9 years. We had our second child about 7 weeks ago. Before going on leave she contacted HR to make sure she had all the paperwork in order, including t... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Fired from my position while a customer
I had been an employee for four years. Was moved to Bar Manager two years ago. Recently the owners daughter (who was also married into the same family I was) came on board to work part time in the lou... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination Discrimination & Retaliation
worked for a very large tobacco co for 2 1/2 yrs. Within the first 2yrs, I had 3 different mgrs. After the first 6mos;The first manager was unjustly fired. His replacement was in place for 1 1/2yrs un... applies to California  ·  2 answers

How do I take care of a hostile employer?
I work at a coffee shop, and many things have happened there that were very hostile and abusive towards me. I would like to know what I can do to solve this problem. For example, a lady came through t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

statue of limitations
what is the statue of limitations on whistleblower and freedom of speech. please advise reference to former job at sheriff's office. thank you for your time, gerlena cruz applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

Verbal Employment Agreement
My stepfather had a verbal agreement with a friend to work for him at the local County Fair in Massachusetts for 3 weeks (9am-8pm, 7 days a week). The man agreed to pay my stepfather $1000/wk, and the... applies to Massachusetts  ·  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

Overtime payback requested by employer
Hello, I have searched through the forums below with no luck to my current situation, I am hoping someone can shed some light on this. I work for a IT consulting firm as a hourly project manager that ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I was a Nanny for a Family and they stopped payment on check!
I need some advice here! I have been a nanny to a family of 2 boys for the past 2 months. July 26th was my last day as I told her that I couldn't sit for them anymore. She paid me each week on Thursda... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

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

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

Demoted and Pressured to Quit after insisting on receiving Promised Sales Commissions
I work for a major corporation in the Los Angeles area. In my job as a service technician we have opportunties to receive small commissions for sales referrrals (commissions are generally in the $50-$... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can an employer revoke vacation time after it has been earned?
My mother-inlaw works in Mesa, AZ as a nurse practitioner for a family practice medical office. She has been employed there for 17 years. She has been earning vacation time the same way and at the sam... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Terminated, was not paid for last day
I had been unemployed for over a year, but working part time in a job I loved. However, making ends meet was extremely hard. My 'profession' is real estate management/maintenance construction. I final... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

FMLA retaliation/perceived disability/hostile work environment/intentional infliction of emot stress
Hi! I have an ongoing problem w/ my employer, a medium-sized city in northeast Ohio. I have been using FMLA every once in a while for the last few years due to a depression condition. All of my abscen... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I get salary of one week only at the end of 8 week of employment
I get salary of one week only at the end of 8 week of employment applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Gender Discrimination
Hi, I have a question about gender discrimination. Is there state (OH) or federal law protections for gender discrimination under small employers? If an employer has 10-15 (or less) employees does tha... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Bounced Payroll and Late Payroll
I work in a small recruitment firm of 3 people. 2 Partners and I am the Sr Associate. Payroll has been repeatedly late and the June 15th Paycheck bounced (a previous payroll check bounced in 2009)caus... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can a company just stop giving me paychecks and write me off?
I work for a Company that company owns several clothing brands. I work exclusively on one brand. The license between Company and brand is being terminated. The brand told the company that they would b... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Fired with no reason and given negative employment reference.
My husband was a maintenance person for a large rental property. About a month ago, out of the blue, he was called to the rental office, where he was greeted by an attorney and given a "Notice of Term... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Terminated for any reason
I have read that Georgia is an at-will employment state. Does that mean anyone can be terminated for any reason? Is the only grounds for a law suit in Georgia based on discrimination or sexual harassm... applies to All States  ·  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

Offer withdrawn based on H-1B discrimination
My wife recently got an offer from a private financial management firm in New York which was withdrawn within an hour after she signed it. They had agreed to process her H-1 B VISA. Timeline: Friday a... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Employment related
Dear Sir, It has been couple of months I left my company, but they did not do any final settlement for me. They owe me approx $40k. They discriminated against American employees and salary wise too. T... applies to California  ·  2 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

Pay check
My friend works at a daycare and her daughters attend the daycare. She asked the owner 3 months ago if he could take her daycare fare out of her check every month and he said no. A few months later(th... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can employer set up an escrow account for all employees that they are entilted to.
Employer is asking if an escrow account can be set up for all employees, and they would receive this amount of money at the end of their employment IF they turn in a notice. Is this possible? If so, i... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Told I was laid off than terminated
I was told that I was being laid off with a one month severance pay. A week later, I received a letter telling me that I was terminated with just cause but nothing telling me what the just cause was. ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Is it legal in nj to withhold my commission by using excuses from my employer?
Got an email fm my manager, said no longer need my help, but said to let me fill up my customers' info before release my final commission. Pls. reference to his email: > " I want to thank you for your... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

Lawyer needs lawyer.
In January I left my employ with a Chicago law firm and moved to a new job in Tucson AZ. Part of my compensation at my old firm (7 attorneys)involved an annual bonus which, due to poor record keeping ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Commissioned dealer employees: What are the laws?
I was recently terminated as a Finance Director from an automobile dealership. My "effective date of termination" was 12/21/04, with termination paperwork completed on 12/27. I did not receive (what w... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Not Provide An Accomodation
I have stage IV cancer and receive chemotherapy treatments. I'm also a school teacher. I have made several accomodation requests to my employer to move me out of such a high stress position but I eith... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

no commission detail provided by employer
my employer a cable company pays flat plus commission. when we get our weekly commision reports there is no detail of what orders the commission came from there is no way i can check if i'm actually b... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

Earned commissions not paid after discussed.
After discussing errors of commission paid on contracts that were coded to other sales person and paid to that sales person, employer states that there will be no changes made and that the commission ... applies to Florida  ·  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

My actual job duties include more than 20% non-exempt tasks. What...
...is needed to demonstrate that they are "not an essential part of and necessarily incident to" my exempt duties. My non-exepmt tasks include: repair, maintenance, calibration, and cleaning of equipm... applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

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

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

Bonus after termination
I was terminated from my job with no prior write-ups and when I inquired about my last paycheck and BONUS I was told I am getting my last check but that they arent giving me my bonus at ALL! My record... applies to Arizona  ·  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

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

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

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

Employer not following through with agreed severance package
I recently received a severance package from my company due to a downsize. In the agreement I was awarded a cash payment as well as 5 months of free health coverage. The payment came, great! BUT the h... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

Can my employer change my position from part time to full time
I have been working at my company for 10 years. The last 5 of those years have been part time (24 hrs per week). I was told on Monday that they no longer want part timers and that I can come full time... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can I strike and deposit , on the hand written on the back of my salary paycheck.
I am in california and worked for california based comppany. Company can write any condition on back of my last paycheck (salary) with hand written and no company stamp and no signature of company aut... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

How long do I have to report retaliation from my previous employer?
I worked for non-accredited college as a staff accountant. I was doing payroll for them and at first my controller, Cindy, would tell me that the teachers were contractors and shouldn't be paid until ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

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

overtime rate
What is the overtime rate for tipped employees in Ohio? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

FMLA Violations
I know I have a FMLA case, with proof them falisfying hours as FML in order to fulfill their FML obligation, and "for my best interest, released me of any obligation to return to work." What is the FM... applies to Texas  ·  2 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

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

Can an employer prohibit employees from comparing personnel evaluations and salary increases?
My employer's Code of Conduct forbids employees to share information about about annual performance evaluations and salary increases: i.e., I cannot say to a co-worker "I received a 2 rating and a 3% ... 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

A lot of hours worked, overtime not Paid!!!!!!!
I work in this cleaning company and i get paid by salary plus bonuses plus overtime. My weekly regular pay is $350, bonus $180 and weekly bonus of $105.The thing is that the minimun amount of hours th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can my employer make me pick up my last paycheck?
I was recently fired from my place of employment. I usually get it directly deposited into my account. For my last paycheck, they want me to come in and pick it up... preferred that I sign a bunch of ... applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

I never received my raise from my promotion
I applied for a new position with my company, and negotiated for a raise from 56,100 to 67,000 to accompany the promotion. I received a letter stating my new salary and position and also confirming th... applies to Florida  ·  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

Splitting hairs on the word
My current employeer of 21 years infomed me in March that I will be downsized as of July 1st and that I should look over the severance policy as I will be offered a severance should I fit the policy. ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Cutting hours after not taking salary offer
My wife has worked at this resturant for 5 yrs. She started out out at $5 hr. With in less than a year she was up to $9hr due to her hard work ethic. The resturant was sold and she was hired on at $10... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

severance package rights in case of quitting
I have been working for the same company for ten years as a manager and would like to quit. Do I have the right for a severance package if I quit or do I get it only if I get fired? applies to New York  ·  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

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

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

Unused Vacation TIme Arizona
I was recently terminated from my job of 22 months without reason. I have 55.50 hours of unused vacation time that I believe I am owed. I am researching but find different answers from different websi... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

When should I receive my paycheck?
I recently quit my job before my 90 day probation. I had observed that the clinic was practicing many procedures not in regulation with the Dept of Health. eg. Allowing non-licensed personnel administ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can my employer issue paycheck but insist it not be cashed or deposited yet?
My former employer issued four paychecks (biweekly) in a row to me, but insisted that i did not cash them due to insufficent funds. As of October 2009, I got a new job, due to the money problems with ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  3 answers

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

payment
I was working for a company, and I quit,and I know a manager that works for the company at a different location that I was at. Then when the manager found out that i was no longer working for the comp... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

FMLA once laid off
I am pregnant which my employer is aware of. If I am laid off while pregnant (prior to going on leave), does my employer have to still provide me with my leave benefits once I give birth (short term d... applies to New Jersey  ·  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

What qualifies as
My boss went on vacation for a weekend while I was working. I decided I wanted to quit my job so I WROTE my two weeks notice, put it on her desk along with my things. I only had 2 shifts in the next 2... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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 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

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

paid day of pain
My boyfriend cut his thumb and the nerve in his thumb on the job. They stitched it up and he has to go to a specialist to see if the nerve can be repaired. The hospital stated he could go back to work... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Resigned and was terminated on spot
I am currently a manager at a small medical collection firm. I am about to give my notice 8 weeks in advance. The owner of the company has a track record for letting people go as soon as they give not... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Wges not paid & bounced checks
Mel, My husband and I worked for the same company,the owner is one of our best friends.Both our paychecks bounced and the boss said he would make them good including all bank fees on the next schedule... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Is COBRA Option for Employer?
I was terminated from my position less than 30 days ago (not for cause, for failing to meet performance guidelines -- although there were no performance guidelines). My benefits were cancelled three d... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Pre-Startup Question
I have been working for a pre startup company with a memo of understanding that I will be compensated for all my work if the company ever gets funded. My concern is, if this company is funded, there i... 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

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

Asked to sign a non compete after leaving job
My ex employer spoke of having a non compete agreement drawn up while I was working for him, but never did. Now that I have resigned and opened my own business, he wants me to sign one. Is this legal?... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can I sue for punitive damages for withholding my final paycheck?
I was terminated from my employment and was never given my final paycheck. I wrote a letter and got a reply from an attorney that stated I must return items in order to pick up my paycheck. I do not h... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Can my employer open up an FMLA claim for me without my approval after an on the job injury?
As a flight attendant my friend had an on the job injury, and after a few weeks found out that her airline opened an fmla claim on her behalf instead of workmans comp. Please advise. applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Do I have a case?
I worked for a company in Staten Island from 2002-2005 and was treated unfairly. The employer, knowingly, treated me as an independent contractor from the start to avoid in paying necessary taxes and ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Need legal advice fast. (Please help)
hi; I just got letter from my previous company that laid me off saying that I have overpayment couple thousand dollars. Is it legally possible to keep the money and not returned it since they're the o... applies to California  ·  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

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

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

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

money owed on promised raise?
Am owed money for the months I waited for a raise granted in nov. 2000 but not received until may 2001? I was promised I would get my raise and the retro after the "new system" was in place...I receiv... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

preapproved ot
I often work 45 to 55 hours a week, but my employer says that overtime must be pre-approved. Is this correct. applies to Ohio  ·  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

maternity leave turned to lay off
Im due to take maternity leave very soon. I gave my boss enough notice about my maternity. When he got back to me in regards to the leave, he told me the company didn't have enough money to pay for my... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Salary Half Time
I am an Administrative Assistant for a seasonal manufacturing company. We are required to work overtime as dictated by our corporate headquarters. However, I was hired in as "Salary Half Time". This m... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Employer is lying and shorted my last check 200.00
On 10-17-2006 I started a job at Hauser Pharmaceuticals as a customer service Rep. I was told NOT to quote pricing until I had been trained. I started asking questions, like why are we shipping to a r... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

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

Termination & Florida Law
Under Florida law, when must an employer provided the final paycheck upon termination? Are the any reasons they can withhold this paycheck legally? applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Injured back at work, saw doctor, pulled out of work 5 days later, fired 2 weeks later for missing t
Is this retailiation for filing compensation? Terminated 2 weeks after doctor pulled me out of work. Was told if I would get released they would keep my job as it was. Finally won compensation case, r... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Layed off after requesting future FMLA
I sent an email to our HR Director stating that I would be requesting FMLA after my wife delivers in August. I was then part of a layoff that seemed to be totally subjective in the selection process. ... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

working 70 hours, never receive overtime or comp time
i am a courier/messenger for an armored service business. i usually work 13 or 14 hour days. on average i work about 70 hours weekly but i only get paid regular time.should i be getting paid overtime?... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

I was discharged from my managment position and offered a minimum wage job. How do I not accept the
I was an assistant Marketing Director. I was discharged and a man was hired and started the next day. I was given no reason. I asked if I was fired and my boss said no we have a minimum wage position ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Retaliation and pregnancy discrimination, all-in-one!
I recently called HR's attention to the poor behavior of my supervisor, regarding comments she had made about pregnancy and family leave. As this would soon affect me, it was urgent to get it out ther... applies to New York  ·  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

Can my boss demote me after I have filed an affidavit implicating him in a harassment suit?
I reccenty signed an affidavit implicating my boss in a harassment suit. Since then he has threatened me, told me i could not afford to be involved, and told me that know one will believe me. I signed... applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

Breachment, Non-Compete Agreement
My Husband is s Sofware Programmer.His status is H1B.He came to usa in newjersey based consultant company..and my husband was placed by a middle company to work in a Client Company which is in Newyork... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Travel Policy
If an employer has a travel policy that states: "All travel time is to be paid at straight time." and defines travel time as: "Time in excess of your 40-hour work week." are they violating the overtim... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Personal safety
Hello, I currently manage an apartment complex in Kenmore and the environment has continually become more dangerous since I started working here nine months ago. I was not aware of this when I accepte... applies to Washington  ·  1 answer

Employer Attorney needed
myself and my friend have wage claim from the same company ..we want to pursue through attorney ..Please let us know if any attorney willing to take our case . Thanks applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

non compete?
I am a salon owner. I have spent thousands of dollars promoting stylists. Recently one of them went across the street to work on her own. My fear is that other employees will follow. If I do not a non... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

Termination for Inquiry of Unemployment Rights
I recently was terminated from a small mom and pop company for bringing to the work place information concerning unemployment benefits. The company is a fundraising company that works with the local s... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Liability of new ER in regards to hiring ee with non compete
Does an employer have any liability if they know of a non compete agreement that an applicant has and they hire the applicant anyway. I know it is bad business of course but I am trying to explain wha... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

getting out of a non-compete agreement.
I have a non compete agreement working for an Executive Search Firm. I do not believe that I have any proprietary information or any "trade secrets" that need protecting. Executive Search firms are a ... applies to New York  ·  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

Demoted at work
I was demoted today for failing to display "a leadership quality" that I was not trained for at any point in time. I only found out after I got in trouble that this was an issue. I have not been writt... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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 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

Sister entitled to intermittent fmla
I have a friend who's sister is in a coma ( She had a brain aneurysm burst) She is the only living member of her sister, other than her brother in law. Why isn't she eligible for an intermittent leave... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Do you have to qualify for 1250 hours twice if you have 2 conditions?
I have more than one fmla condition on file, and have used both conditions in the past. Now my attendance manger is saying that i have to have 1250 hours for both conditions in order to use them both.... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Laid off because job was "eliminated", yet company is still hiring for the position
I was recently laid-off because I was told that my job was "eliminated". I've since learned that my former company is filling my position internally (same title) with less-costly employees. I'm unclea... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

After FMLA
I was out on FMLA for 5 weeks. The second day I was back my manager with HR person told me that while I was out my work was gone (there were 3 people working on the project each doing specific part). ... applies to New York  ·  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

Being demoted from Director to Manager or laid off after maternity leave.
As a director of my company I intended to return from Maternity leave on November 5th. My company has delayed my return until November 19th and has offered me a manager position with the same benefits... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

New job responsibility imposed by Employer
I work as a Sr. Telecommunications Specialist in the IT dept. where I was hired to do a specific job relating to the company's voice systems and devices, (I'm paid salary, not hourly). In an effort to... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

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

Changing employment
Hi : I informed my company sometime in middle of oct 2003 that i will not work for them from nov 15th ..Then they stopped my oct 2003 salary which was due on Nov 1st and also they never added my new b... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

MA or NY
I signed a non compete with my employer situated in MA. My client in NY hired me. Will non compete be governed by MA or NY law. I live in CT but work for the client in NY. I implement the system. applies to New York  ·  1 answer

can I still sue, if I signed a serverance agreement
I signed a severance agreement 4 weeks ago; I worked for the company for 30 years. They said it was head count, but I know the HR lady really disliked me. My severance was for 6 months, and to carry m... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Does Severance Agreement Disclude Unemployment Benefits?
I am concerned that if I sign a Severance Agreement offered by my employer, that the agreement might exclude me from otherwise being eligible for Unemployment Inusrance benefits. Specifically, does th... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Facing Title / Salary Change
If offered a job title and salary change (lower) and not accepted, is it considered a layoff. Current position being reevaluated. No performance issues exist. applies to New York  ·  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

accused of something i didn't do
I just got fired today. i worked in a fueling company as a driver. i started working there about 6months ago. Worked hard and did everything i was suppose todo i got along with my other co- workers an... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

Non-Compete Question
I have a question about a non-compete agreement (that I believe would be helpful in your DB). We hired a girl about 3 months ago to help us get a clothing line off the ground. She had a non-compete (t... 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

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

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

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

can an employer charge your fmla time if you are out on a workmen comp claim?
I was hurt on the job, (My back and Knee) and the were charging my fmla hours, i went back to work and was not ready yet and went back on Wc and they denied my disability and said i'm out of FMLA, now... applies to Texas  ·  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

Law in NY?
Recently, my fiancee got layed off from a company he worked for for nine years. They called him into the office and handed him only a check for one week severence and sent him on his way. I have been ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Salary or Hourly??????
I am paid on a salary basis. I do not get over time if I work over 40 hours. I was informed recently that my boss does not pay for sick or holiday time. However, he did not let that be known until he ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can employers deduct vacation time for snow days?
My employer called a snow day last winter and phoned all of the employees telling us to not come in because of the weather. The next day I went to work and was informed that everyone had to put in a t... applies to Massachusetts  ·  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

The proper procedure for terminating a Village Administrator was flagrantly ignored.
Approx. 18 months ago I was dismissed from my job as a Village Administrator in Chauncey, OH., for the reason that the new mayor wanted a more "physical" administrator. I lost my leg in a farm acciden... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

The bookkeeper that did our weekly books was fired by thier firm, I would like to retainher services
The bookkeeping firm fired a bookkeeper that performed once weekly bookkeeping tasks for my firm and refused to keep her on in order to continue to do the books for us. I would like to hire her direct... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Can I be compensated for all the time I worked?
I have a question about the unpaid overtime. I have heard the ads on television and I am curious. I used to be an assistant district manager for a very large Tax Preparation Firm. My duties were to as... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Transfer Request
Can your boss hold your transfer request for four days, then give it back to you with a "Performance Improvement Plan"? My past work history is excellant, there are no prior indications of improvement... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

work related
I work in a supermarket, recently my boss told me that I havent been working hard enough, But I always finish the work im assigned to do. I have another part time job plus a ft school, and my boss is ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is there a law regarding favortism in the office?
Is there a law regarding favortism in the office? Can it be stopped if it is being done in a professional work environment wherein the person who is being "favored" has no qualifications to fill the j... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can an employer lay you off and call you back for partime?
My husband was with company for 6 years. He was out for 3 weeks with an eye injury not job related. The company layed off supervisors and other employees that 3rd week. When returned to work on Monday... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

After returning from an uprotected medical leave (not FMLA), do I have to accept a lessor position?
I've been out for 4mo. on unprotected medical leave (not FMLA) and have now been released. However, they could not hold my outside sales position. They do not have a similar position available for me ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Business Already Existed On The Side
I work in the construction industry, specifically in concrete. Several months ago, I began to manufacture my own line of decorative concrete tables and vases that I have created on my own time using m... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete Agreement without a Signature
My foremer employer is claiming I signed a Non-Compete agreement, yet I'm 100% certain I haven't. Is there any legal recourse my former employer can take without a signed copy of the Non-Compete agree... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Requirement of 50 employees for the location or whole company?
We have a total of probably over 200 employees throughout the whole company, but only 11 employees at my location, am I still eligible under the FMLA if I have been here over 12 months and worked over... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

After 33 years of employment and shareholdership, I am being asked to sign an employment agreement
I am employed by an old company (1933) that has been through several different types of ownership including a management buyout 25 years ago, and the creation of an ESOP 6 years ago. We have a new pre... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Employer dumping the taxes on employees.
hello mel, My mom used to work for a nail salon that is a franchise of many. when she started working there about 5-6 years ago, she had received a W2, what ever she made 40% goes to the shop, a year ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Sexual harassment
My wife was recently 'forced' to leave her job due to repeated sexual advances and lude behavior by her boss. He would repeatedly corner her, rub up against her, look down her shirt or rub her leg whi... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

betrayed by a demotion
I was in a positon for a year and two weeks. I recently switch locations. My new boss had rumors going around that she didnt working under her. She had a friend, she had in m ind for the job. I felt s... applies to New York  ·  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

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

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

severance package disguised as a buy-out offer
I work for a newspaper and I found discrepancies in accounting. Several customers (large stores etc.) had credit balances and I was told not to bring it up. I was told another time that if I had any p... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I be terminated without proof of the accusation and a chance to defend myself?
In May of 2009 I was terminated from my position at a Charter School as Principal because of an alleged "inappropriate comment" that I had made towards a staff member. I was not offered the opportunit... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

short term medical/payout of EIB earned
Hospital I work 4/just anounced the outsourcing of our jobs-very next day the outsource company met with us & offered us our jobs on a probationary period upon termination by the hospital-haspital has... applies to Illinois  ·  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

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

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

How long does an employer have to mail a severance check after the severance package was signed by
Was forced to signed severance package on the 15th of the month. The paperwork was ready, but the check was not. Was told the manager who works out of state would mail the check to a manager who is on... 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

My employer wrote me a paycheck and it bounced?
This is part time job for me at a golf course. They wrote me the check on 12/17 and it bounced...they keep blowing me off to write me a new check...what are my rights? Thanks! applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Unemployment denied
My husband voluntarily left his employer of 23 yrs to seek employment with another company. After 3 months with this company, he was laid off. Upon filing for unemployment, we found out that he is ine... applies to Ohio  ·  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

possible legal proceedings
I was recently fired from United states Post Office for what I believe retaliation for Sexual Harassment suit that I consequently won. I was injured on the job, and they used my out sick absences to r... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Do I have the right to see documentation of an alleged complaint against me?
I have worked for the same company for 4 years now and I am well respected by my peers. The company recently made several changes which has resulted in a wider gap between clinicians and middle manage... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Insubordinate staffing-defemation
I am a male supervisor of a team of 5 female employees. On Thursday, I was sitting in the cubicle of a co-worker and overheard in the next cubicle two junior members of my team, Stacey and Jaime and a... applies to New York  ·  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

I don't want false and damaging statements in my file.
My manager at work has attempted to issue me a written warning that will become part of my permanent personnel file. The document states that she monitored a telephone conversation between myself and ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

hourly
Can a employer after you have been working hourly change it to salary? applies to New York  ·  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

FMLA and STD
i have been on short term disability since july 15th 2011 and i am supposed to return to my job by october 5th. If i do not return i will be terminated. But on september 26th i have to go in for surge... applies to Illinois  ·  3 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

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

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

General Procedure Question
I'm not sure where this would fit in as far as questions. I guess it's a general question involving procedures? If I had an employment case thrown out of court on the basis that the Plaintiff's Attorn... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Should I accept or decline
I worked at a big retail company in Ohio for two years. On March 19th, 2006 I was injured on the job and I had to go to the hospital (standard procedure according to this retail company) to have the b... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Denied Unemployment Despite Lack of NEEDED JOB Experience at HIRE.
I was term'd in my first 90 days. I was denied UE benefits because they had "just cause" under Section 4141.29(D)(2)(a), Ohio Revised Code. So stated my appeal and original determinations. I took the ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What are my rights to keep false statements out of my personnel file?
My manager at work has attempted to issue me a written warning that will become part of my permanent personnel file. The document states that she monitored a telephone conversation between myself and ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is there a time frame?
applies to Georgia  ·  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

Taxes on severance package and evaluation of severance agreement.
My severance agreement states that taxes will be withheld at the rate of 27%, which is much higher than they would be if they follow the paperwork I filled out for deductions, etc. Additionally, all t... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

I have purchased a business.
I purchased a business from a family. The son and grandson of the people I purchased my business from have opened an competing business in the same city. The son has contacted several of my customers.... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can my Boss keep me from participating in the Company 401K program?
I have been with the Company over one year (the required time); I received the paperwork to join; I inquired about the plan and today my Boss said, "I'm not giving you any more money until you "fix th... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

WRONGFUL TERMINATION
I HAVE BEEN WITH THIS ORGANIZATION FOR 6 WEEKS AND THE PERSON WHO HIRED ME JUST OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SAY YOUR SERVICES ARE NO LONGER NEEDED, ALSO SAID THANK YOU FOR SELECTIONG THIS JOB BUT IM LETTING... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

mandatory on call
Employer just instituted mandatory on call. 27 hour shift unpaid. Is that legal? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Discrimination, Lible, Slander?
My wife and I are truck drivers and recently took a break from over the road. We were hired at a local company driving dump trucks. After our 3 day training period of following trainers so they could ... applies to Florida  ·  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

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

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

Can I pursue sexual harassment against a coworker who is currently pursuing harassment against me?
Is it considered retaliation on my part if I decide to pursue a sexual harassment complaint against a coworker who is pursuing a harassment complaint against me at the same time? Months ago I was vict... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Commission Structure Changes
When i started working at my job i was given a commission structure on my sales (certain amt depending on % to goal). Now they are wanting to change the commission in which you dont make any commissio... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Job discontinuation due to FMLA use
I have been working at the same company for 23 years with an exemplary record and evaluations. Since I began using intermittent FMLA, however, things have changed. I have been harassed by coworkers, s... applies to Illinois  ·  4 answers

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

Game Plan for Paid Leave after FMLA Expires
After checking various sections of your portal, I have the following question: My wife is currently disabled and is nearing the end of her 12-week FMLA period. As she needs additional time for treatme... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Suspect of getting laid off while on Maternity leave
I'm 34 weeks pregnant. I was put on bed rest by my doctor last week, 12/3. I missed work starting 12/4. My company/department is in the middle of laying off people by March. I found out they lay off a... applies to California  ·  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

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

i need your help please read
ive been working for a company for 18 years.title-operations manager,the last 5 years.my boss became very ill in 1999.at that point ,his secratary stayed on ,and i ran his company. its only she and me... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I called all agency I could find on internet.
THE WCB advised me to file WC Discrimination papers. When I was fired due to being injured, I filled the papers. Had a hearing on August 16,2002. Judge told me to get a lawyer and postponed untill 11/... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Mom fired while on medical leave
My mom has been out on medical leave since around July 2002. She is currently receiving long term disability payments, but recently recieved a letter from her employer stating that she had been termin... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Can my employer tell you an hour before your shift is over that there is manditory overtime?
On a regular basis we finish our work at least and hour before our scheduled quiting time. They make us leave so they save money but on certain days they'll walk around an hour before quiting time and... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Making False & Disparaging Remarks to a Potential Employer/Client
I would like to see if I have a defamation case against a former employer. I worked for a Virginia-based company until January when I was fired, without any reason given. There was some friction betwe... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

wrongfully terminated
hi my name is john Mendez and I work in NYC for a company called watermatic coolers. today I went to work and I was terminated .I asked why and they gave a lame excuse that I wasn't productive enough ... applies to New York  ·  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

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

terminated for ending an affair with boss
My wife just informed me of an affair she was having with her boss, the owner of a school/camp. It lasted about a year and turned sexual about 2 months ago. My wife broke down and ended it recently. T... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

My position was eliminated in July 2009 - but has now been rehired
In July 2009 my position was eliminated. I was a Food and Beverage Director. My position was recently "reinstated" and filled by one of my past associates. There seems to be no change in the duties th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

2 Weeks Notice - company terminated me
This morning, I gave 2 weeks notice to my employer as requested through the company handbook. My manager called to let me know that today would be my last day and that I would not be paid beyond today... applies to Connecticut  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

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

denial of bonus
I have worked for this company for almost two years. I recently received a better offer from another employer and decided to take the job. My employers are now trying to deny me my fourth quarter bonu... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

texas "at will" law
Please explain this Texas "at will" thing. What would be the best plan of action for a non-lawyerly type to have this law seriously viewed and rewritten. I do not need to contact a lawyer as I have al... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

responsiblity for paying insurance premium if I extrend my FMLA leave
I am planning to use FMLA leave- if I extend my leave by using my vacation time am I still responsible for paying my insurance premium? applies to New York  ·  2 answers

after calling HR i was retaliated against. what can i do?
i called the HR department of the company i work for to inform them of the abuse of our facilities equipment and the safety issue that was created by this abuse. i had originally said something to my ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Several questions
My employer is under the impression that as long as she is paying you for your lunch period she can require you to work. Specifically she allows you enough time to eat a sandwich, but then expects you... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can a past RMO recieve unemployment compensation
Hello, I recently disassociated myself from a construction company in which I was the RMO (Responsible managing Officer of the corporation). I was given this title about 4 months ago, but the people I... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Verbally Abusive boss.
So first off let me say, I enjoy my job. I get networking connections that i would not normally get at any other place, which is the reason why i want to stay. However my boss is verbally abusive, so ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I have a gym in Williamsburg, VA and will be adding trainers and need a non compete agreement.
I need a non compete agreement for my trainers. Thanks, Roxanna Wood applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Is there a way I can protect myself from a boss who is targeting me?
I complained to HR on three occasions regarding my boss. The third time I went to them was due to my boss finding out I had complained twice before and she had begun retaliating against me. She is sti... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

Freind and Sextual harrasment
Im the president of a small corporation. I have a female mananager That I knew personally (freinds) before I hired her. She always gave me personaladive on my relationship for example Your girlfreind ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Didn't sign a non-compete, what now?
I had hired a sales rep but I did not have a non-compete agreement signed. Now he has left my company, with my contacts in his computer. Is there anything I can do or I am completely out of luck in th... 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

My Sales Manager gets demoted and takes my job.
My question concerns "bumping". I was laid off in a force reduction at my software company. I was a sales rep. My sales manager was demoted and took my job and sales territory (in New York City - the ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is this legal termination?
Requested 2 week leave of absence, possibly becoming medical for panic attacks and stress. Was granted leave by manager. 7 days later received personal belongings from work UPS. Received a text messag... applies to California  ·  3 answers

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

pregnancy discrimination in a medical spa setting
I am a highly educated nurse practitioner in nyc. I have a BS and an MA. I am licensed as an RN and also as an NP-C in New York. I was hired to work for a cosmetic dermatology "medi-spa" to learn and ... applies to New York  ·  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

I was injured at work, but they had me submit FMLA papers. Have I forfeited my WC claim?
Closed head injury at work on 8/30, a Thurs, but didn't realize had grade 2 concussion (although I did report it to my supervisor-just didn't realize it was quite so serious). After holiday weekend fu... applies to Virginia  ·  1 answer

Can my supervisor require me to attend after work social events, ie dinner or drinks?
I work for a large company and my particular department supervisor has required our team to attend social events outside of work. Usually dinner and/drinks or something along those lines. We were forc... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

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

What does the term "rescission period" mean in a severance package?
This is the paragraph from my severance package that I would like clarified. Payment of your severance will be made to you in thirteen (13) biweekly installments, the first of which will be paid as so... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

fired for falsification of medical records
When you are fired for "falsification of medical records", don't they need proof? Suppose you took a huge medical questionare twice and the first time you forgot something. Suppose you were hired once... applies to West Virginia  ·  1 answer

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

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

Who's shift is it?
I asked a co-worker if he could work my shift the next day, upon his agreement, we aproached our manager for his approval(Company Policy). Unfortunately, I did not return home until late the next even... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

I found a letter from my boss offering my job to somebody else
Two months ago i found my job in the newspaper my boss denial ,yesterday I was working late i found a letter offering my job to someone else I call sick today I dont know what to do? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Position eliminated in merger - Am I entitled to severance?
I am a female executive in a company that is about to make a major acquisition. I was notified on Friday that as part of this acquisition, my position is being eliminated and my product line dropped. ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

FMLA CERTIFICATION AND ADA VIOLATION
If I'm on approved intermittent FMLA for a year due to my fibromyalgia. Can my boss require me to have my doctor fill out the FMLA paperwork each time I'm out for more than 3 days? Can they also charg... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Unintentional Retaliation ???
I submitted a question the other day and it was not completly answered. My specific question is, Can Retaliation be unintentional? The audit report says the the actions were retaliation. The report go... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Parents' rights
My 17 year old daughter is currently employed with a fast food chain. I have asked and been denied the right to look at her personnel file. As a parent of a minor child do I have the right to look at ... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Retaliation after resignation announcement
I recently resigned from a state university faculty position to accept a more desirable appointment elsewhere. Within 2 weeks of announcing my resignation (with > 3 months notice as a courtesy), my em... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

harassment
I work in a family owned business and was falsely accused of having a sexual relationship with my employer's husband. Do I have legal grounds to sue for defamation creating a hastall work inviorment, ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

I want to seek justice from those that had a direct impact on my current finanicl condition.
False reference by an supervisor Do I have a case? My division was being terminated due to consolidation. Therefore, we were false to seek employment in other areas of the bank. As a result, I and oth... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I was laid off and then someone else was hired 30 days later to fill my position.
Is it legal to layoff employees and then fill them a short time later? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

Who addresses complaints of workplace violence?
I have a question regarding workplace violence: Whose responsibility is it to address a potentially violent worker-a co-worker or the management? My friend works in a nursing home, and one of her co-w... applies to New York  ·  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  ·  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

NSF paychecks getting to be a habit
My employer (a lawyer) keeps issuing me bad paychecks drawn on his attorney business account. When I take my weekly paycheck to his bank to cash it (I no longer take a chance on depositing it to my ch... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Hostile work environment based on race
My sister was recently terminated from her job of 22 years. She suffers from clinically diagnosed depression, this was diagnosed 7 years ago. She transferred to a new job, where she was the only cauca... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

my last emplyer of 45 days reduses to pay me my last weeks salary bc I left
I worked for approx 45-60 days and found a better paying w/benefits job. so I gave an approx weeks notice. but it was very uncomforatble so it ended up being 3 1/2 days. they were mad so they are refu... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

fired for false accusation
i was accused of using racial language at work by a "customer" who reported it to the company. i was immediately suspended, then fired about 2 weeks later. The claims are untrue, and the investigation... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

wrongful termination
My wife wrote a letter to a friend and I got terminated over it. THey accused me of writting the letter. I feel I need legal help applies to California  ·  1 answer

Terminated for having baby
During the last week of my maternity leave, my boss called me at home to inform me that he was going to have to "let me go" because " with the baby we don't feel that you'll be able to give us everyth... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do I have any legal rights as I resigned from my position when asked to do something illegal.
I have been working as a substance abuse counselor at this position for 5 years. I was given a new supervisor who told me to increase the number of clients referred to treatment. By doing this I would... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

At Will Employment and No Notification of Firing
I am a waitress in Ohio and had an argument with my boss about his sister-in-law and her favoritism techniques in doing our schedules and gossiping to other employees. I was, subsequently, taken off t... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

I resigned from my current job and my last day was November 29, 2004. I then requested a delay of r
Is this legal? "fault" for being unemployed, and Can I collect unemployment? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is a 10-yr & 100-mile radius of co borders unreasonable?
Insurance company contracted with me and paid me with a 1099 as an "independent contractor" but always provided office space, office equipment, local telephone service, told us how much insurance to s... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Hurt in non-paid, pre-employment training.
I was at a pre-employment training at a home health aide agency. On the training I became injured because as I was practicing a procedure (how to break a fall) on the other trainee, who had to fall on... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

non compete
I have worked for my company for 7 years, and now they are requiring me to sign a non compete document. Can they fire me for refusing to sign? applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Unjust, unfair and dishonestly laid off
My employer laid off 1 senior flight attendant using discipline. They laid off 4 pilots and myself, a dispatcher, and said that since we all scored the same on evaluations, they had to use seniority f... applies to New York  ·  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

No performance review, then fired.
I was recently fired shortly after telling my boss that I was unhappy in my position. We agreed that he would support me while I found a new job and I would help him get someone to take over my job. A... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

seeking damages for unsafe working enviroment
I work for a very large union. I am a maintenance worker for them. The building I help maintain is constantly in need of remodeling and repairs. None of which permits are pulled to do this extensive w... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Would there be any legal consequences if I do work for 2 competitors at the same time ?
I do not work with confidential information, I do not have any relation with account management, clients or suppliers or any other case that would affect any of the 2 companies business but I have sig... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Is a no compete valid if parts are missing/blank?
Is a non compete valid if it is not signed and dated by the company, they breach on their part and the geographical area is left blank? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

I resigned my position am I entitled to unemployment compensation.
Am I entitled to Texas unemployment compensation if I quit my job in an office after over 10 years? I am almost to retirement age with several health problems. Due to stress and repeated demands to wo... applies to Texas  ·  3 answers

Is there anything I can do ?
I am writing you about a problem that I am having with my employer. I was put on Administrative Leave yesterday, 10/6/09. The customer was verbal assaulting me and I decided to remove my self from thi... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is my non-compete valid if I only worked at a company for less than a month?
I worked at a healthcare office for less than 4 weeks. I was fired because they felt that I was not working at their standards. Their office goes through new employees every week. I have another job o... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

How do you pay Independent Contractors?
In a small business how do you go about paying Independent Contractors? applies to California  ·  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

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

at will- right to work state
In lay mans term can you explain what an "at will" state means and what are the employees rights under this law? applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Work Schedule
When it comes to work scheduling, must the employer do so by seniority when all employees are doing the same job? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Overtime
I have a couple of issues at work but I'll only address one. When I got hired, I was told that the work week would be 35 hours. I agreed that if I had to stay late to complete some work, that I would ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Laid off 5 days before starting date after relocation to CA
I declined two other offers after I accepted the offer from a California company. They agreeed to pay for my relocation after I start working. I shipped my car and furniture from TX to CA, bought a pl... applies to California  ·  3 answers

terminated
I was recently fired. There reason was because i was out on disabilty. I belong to a union. Can they do that?. applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Wrongful termination
I was fired from my job yesterday because they said that I was not meeting their expectations. They actually fired me b/c of a mistake that occured on Monday night but it had nothing to do with me! Th... 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

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

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

Arizona - "Right to Work" State
I know Arizona is a "Right to Work" State. Does this mean an employer can terminate your employment at any time or any reason? applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Overtime for 13 consecutive days
I know that you get overtime pay on the 7th consecutive day but, I can not find anything about the days after that. Does it continue on the each consecutive day after that or does it reset for a new w... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Can a company not reimburse employees for expenses submitted past 3 months from date of purchase?
My company enacted a policy of not reimbursing employees for business expenses if they are submitted more than 3 months from the date of purchase. My finance department is currently withholding reimbu... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

After resignation, can I still utilize an intermittent FMLA benefit?
After resigning almost 4 weeks ago, I have had to use intermittent sick time for a previously approved FMLA of which I qualified for, was approved and also have a certification of healthcare provider ... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

non disclosure
My employer of the last 11 years is requirng me to sign a non disclosure agreement. Do I have to sign ? Will I get in any trouble if I don't? Thanks, Bruce..... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Nexus between Arizona telecommuting to Nevada company
I reside 90% of the time in Nevada and work for a Nevada company. I would like to move back to Arizona and telecommute from Arizona to a Nevada company. Does telecommuting from Arizona to Nevada const... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Abuse at work.
Recently, due to the actions of a slick office politician, my employer laid me off two months ago. This individual made inspiring speeches to the staff about how everyone was going have a role in the ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Wrong Termination on Temp. Worker From A Lie Told To Human Resources
I understand temp can be fired and anytime and NY is an "at-will". I also understand that temps are at the bottom of the chain and most people can care less but its not fair to have a supervisor make ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Co-worker w/same title makes a lot more money
I am an Oracle Database Administrator just hired (2 months ago) by a large company in my area. I was hired at 90K/yr. Another DBA was hired on the same day. Although we have the same title, we are "ex... 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

Competition/trade secret issues
Dear Mel, Your site has proved to be most informative and I thank you for that. I'd like to map out my situation for you as succinctly as possible in hopes that you can provide me with some general ad... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

can I be told not to call in anymore if I have accrued six weeks sick leave?
I recently found out my step mother has throat/ lung cancer and she lives 3 hours away. I called in my sick leave every day consecutively while caring for my step mother. While in Indiana caring for m... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

tampering with production databases
I recently was asked to resign as I was told that I had introduced a change to one of our production databases. This change caused a lengthy period of downtime on a production application/ I freely ad... applies to California  ·  1 answer

First paycheck "HELD!".
My husband new employer states they will "hold" his first paycheck. It will be payed when he resigns/or is terminated. This is a small technical company....other employees confirm that thier paychecks... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Termination while on Sick Leave
I have been off of work on approved disability/sick leave. My doctor requested an extension for leave and it was denied. We are currently appealing it - I'm still off work. A colleague said they may t... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

fired on comp or filing for comp
I was fired from at will employment after I returned to work and asked for more medical. I was having back issues from a herniated disc. I asked to see a Dr again and was told I was fired. I'm under t... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

I didn't sign a non-compete but my co. is considering sueing....
My brother and I work in a very specialzed field and there are not many individuals in our specific profession. We have never signed a non-compete with our current employer. We have decided to form ou... applies to New York  ·  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

Medical disabilty then laid off
I was laid off one day after i returned from a 2 1/2 month medical disabilty (torn achilles non work related) all the paperwork was done and i recieved disabilty benefits throughout that time. Is this... applies to New York  ·  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

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

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

how to nullify non-compete and do i have the right?
I may be offered a job at a company that has similar clients of my current employment and I signed a non-compete. I should first state that I am not a sales person, simply the Quasimodo behind the sce... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  3 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

WARN ACT
do you know of any lawyers in the Dayton, OH area who would handle a case dealing with the WARN ACT- My husband worked for Consolidated freightways and him and several others workers would like to kno... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

may have signed a Non-compete in NY with big company
Hello, my father works for a large, national trash hauler. He has been offered a new job with a competitor in the same area, he might have signed a non compete when he started about 4 years ago. He is... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Use of business emails after resigning without signing a non competition clause
I have recently left a business that is an acting studio in NYC. I did not sign a non-competiion agreement or ever agree to one verbally. Do I have the right to use the email addresses and phone numbe... applies to New York  ·  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

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

Forced to sign non-compete or lose year end bonus
My employer has just sent out a very broad non compete (2 years, globally) to limit me from working for a like company. The email states that my 2004 bonus and 2004 options will be witheld unless I si... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

wrongful termination
hello, my name is Kelly P and my question is this, in Dec 2003 I was terminated (w/out just cause according to the ohio unemployment office). My situation is quite lenghty to explain,i apologize. In N... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I am a 47 year old male
3 months ago my CEO took me to lunch and ask told me my job was secure and not to look for another position. Last week they dismissed me without cause after 6 years of proven success. They have offere... applies to Georgia  ·  2 answers

overtime with different stores same company
I was wondering i was working for a franchise company that has 5 different stores. I worked at 3 of their different locations and received 3 separate paychecks 1 for each store. I get paid bi-weekly. ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I be fired for being a witness for my friend in an unemployment hearing? I need help immediatly!
I got my friend a job with me and Wendy's and she worked there for about 6 months and all of a sudden they had a problem with her. They said she needed to work on her performance and she did. The mana... applies to Georgia  ·  2 answers

Wrongfully terminated, discrimination
I worked for a company for several years and was injured on the job.They wouldn't put meon light duty or change y dept. I complained to several people and state companys. I was treated really badly fo... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is cutting my hours and not giving me a raise considered retaliation
I reported finding pot at my workplace, poor management practices and policy/procedural infractions. My GM was talked to but nothing has ever been done and my request for a transfer was denied. Since ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

Treated Unfairly.
I worked for a large oil company in Des Moines, IA was moved to Aurora IL. During this time when some trainees came to Des Moines they said the ammount they were making. They were offered more than mo... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Retaliation?
Recently I contacted the GM of the company I work for on behalf of other employees. The Office Manager in our office as well as another member of managemnt had been making derogatory comments about so... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Termination- Company policy and state law
Say I have been terminated, which I have, and company policy requires a written final warning before termination, but termination came before the final written warning. What legal options do I now hav... applies to Arizona  ·  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

sexual harassment.... need to know what i can do
my wife had to file a sexual harassment charge against a co worker around 6 months ago. She has since moved to a different store and the kid that did is still employed at the other location. she had t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

workers comp
I was injured on the job and now are getting ready to return to work, I am concerned that my manager might try to fire me because of my injury. Is this legal? All the doctors I have been to confirm th... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

termination during maternity leave
I have been on maternity since Dec 2011. I recently applied for for an extended leave through my employer & was informed by the leave of absence department that I had been terminated (the term date wa... applies to California  ·  4 answers

Is this a case of Retaliation?
I reported my manager to the Executive Director for what I felt were unethical payroll issues. Since that time my job has changed dramitically. It is getting to be what I feel is unbearable. The thing... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Fired because of injury.
I was fired 2 days after having major knee surgery. I was scheduled to go back to work the next day. They stated I missed too many days, I only missed 3 total days for this, 2 of which I was in hospit... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

Can my employer give permission to my coworker to inspect my time cards and payroll sheets?
I have a colleague who is stalking me during work hours and keeping a diary of what I do, when I eat, who I speak with, etc. to try and get me fired. He has convinced my boss that I am guilty of trans... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Do I have a chance of proving I left for good reason?
Hello. I'm an engineering who recently left my position because I was forced to ship and sign off on manufactured parts which go into humans that were not to FDA or OSHA endoscopic standards. This mak... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

if staff volunteered to pick up a shift is it not an issue with Fair Labor?
We have PT employees who can work up to but not including 30 hrs a week - our FT employees are any staff that work 30 or more hours per week. If we have PT employees that are volunteering to pick up h... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

What is the minamim requirement for failing a urine test for marajuna
i was termanated for a possitive test result for marajuna with a score of 35 is it my belief that a min. score of 50 is needed for a possitive test result. and if so have i been wrongfully termanated.... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is refusing overtime allowed?
Upon my hiring I revealed that I required about 20 or so weekends off per year for personal reasons. He said that was fine(without putting it in writing unfortunately) as long as the hours were made u... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can this be justified as a reason to be written up?
applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

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

Can I still collect benefits if i didn’t call the payroll company within 24hrs of separation?
hi, I was working for a company that closed down on Jan. 7th 2011, but 4 months before closing they switched payroll companies. I filled for unemployment and now the payroll company is trying to appea... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Age Discrimination
My name is Grady Lollis, I am 56 years old. I have work for a Company a total of 32 years. 17 of those years, I have worked at two of their overseas locations (Panama, and Cyprus), as a Field Engineer... applies to California  ·  1 answer

terminated without warning
I was recently fired from a job I had for 7 years without any reason or warnings. As a manager at this job I was always required to give other people, including other managers, written warnings before... applies to California  ·  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

UNLAWFUL TERMINATION OF MOSTLY MINORITY WORKERS FOR THE WORK FORCE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
On 17th of may the mayor of New York laid off thousands of city workers (95% minoroties). Isn't this ILLEGAL under WARN act a federal law? In other words, if we can prove that had his decision to lay ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete IT Consulting -> New Firm
The IT Firm I am currently working for is probably going to lose one of their clients (A). I know pretty much for sure that the new company coming into the current client (A) wants to hire all the con... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Do I have a case related to whistleblower?
I informed my prior supervisor that a co-worker was doing her personal business inside the company and nothing was done. So I informed the manager, which gave me an "explanation" and the excuse that t... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Wrongful
Can a freelancer be rejected work because of a previous affair? My boss just wrote me an email telling me that we couldn't work together anymore due to his wife finding out about his infidelity issues... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Child with disability and reduced work schedule
I have a 5 year old autistic child who does not speak, feed herself, dress herself, not toilet trained and displays destructive behavior. It is difficult for me to find someone to care for her while I...