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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

harrassment/defamation
I was cussed out and called a "f-ing idiot by my boss in front of several people. I would think it would be harrassment or defamation of character. Do I have a legel leg to stand on? applies to West Virginia  ·  1 answer

Not quite defamation, but........
I was recently laid off from a white-collar technical position. Immediately after, my ex-boss sent a division-wide email (several-hundred recipients) announcing my layoff and adding his "opinion" that... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Defamation in an unrelated court case
I read in one of your answers that it is legal for an employer to include any statements they want in a court case, and this will not count as defamation. Recently I found out that some horrific accus... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Defamation case against Cablevision.
I am looking for a lawyer to work on my case. Defamation against Cablevision. I have 18 years of an unblemished record and did what my boss asked me to and was fired. I have only a small amount of mon... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

defamation/discrimination
my wife boss at her present job has been making false statements about her (isnt doing her job, falsely accusing her when there are issues, accusing her of theft, etc.) to other employees and also cus... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

employer defamation: negative coding system
RE: the following article; negative reference by employer HR coding system. can we sue for defamation? we may have proof My wife recently discovered that her former employer (the business manager) pro... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Possible defamation
I may be the victim of defamatory statements at work. Not only do these statements have a strong impact on my co-workers, but on my managers as well. In fact management is making decisions concerning ... applies to All States  ·  2 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

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

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

Is asserting condescedinghis defamation?
applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

Defamation? Former employer falsified medical information in letter to board of directors.
I am wondering if I am a candidate for a defamation law suit. A former employer had me terminated me based on false information from a doctor who I had never seen. This has derailed my career and caus... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Defamation or slander or both ???
i am a self-employed truck driver. in todays troubling times it is becoming increasingly difficult to be successful in my industry. After 7 months of struggling to make ends meet working for the compa... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Defamation in workplace
Do I have a case against my former employer? My new employer upon verifying my employment was told by a manager that I was fired from the company. I was not fired, I resigned and worked my 2 weeks tha... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Character defamation?
I have recently started a temporary work contract for a financial services company. On my official first day of employment, the HR manager called me in for a meeting and informed me that one of my pre... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is this defamation or just unprofessional?
I manage a territory of distributors for a large corporation. I have had consistent challenges with one, where my female gender and younger age set me apart from the entire sales staff I deal with the... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Running my name through the mud running me out of Town.
My old employer is going around telling cops and others in the community that I was fired for smoking pot which is completely false. Now the cops in our town our saying they will keep an eye out for m... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Is asserting condescension defamation?
I manage a territory of distributors for a large corporation. I have had consistent challenges with one, where my female gender and younger age set me apart from the entire sales staff I deal with the... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Is asserting condescension defamation?
I manage a territory of distributors for a large corporation. I have had consistent challenges with one, where my female gender and younger age set me apart from the entire sales staff I deal with the... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Is asserting condescension defamation?
I manage a territory of distributors for a large corporation. I have had consistent challenges with one, where my female gender and younger age set me apart from the entire sales staff I deal with the... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

can we sue for defamation? we may have proof
My wife recently discovered that her former employer (the business manager) provided negative references about her to prospective employers which may have damaged her reputation and prevented her from... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Defamation/Non-compete/and wrongful termination
I was recently fired for "gross misconduct" for being insubordiant to an Operations Director hired as a consultant for my company. It was never communicated to me that he was my superior or that I rep... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is this defamation?
I gave at least a 2 week notice of resignation in January of 2008 i resigned from a nursing home where i was employed as a Registered Nurse. I gave a 2 week written notice and my last day with them wa... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

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

contract / defamation of character
first i was hired as an Adm.Asst. 3 months into the job I was in a meeting w/the pres, dir, and accountant. The pres, and the accountant both said if I was given the proper the training and help I wou... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

defamation
I hired a reference check company and my ex-employer told them that I had no people skills, had taken files and not returned them, hadn't returned their keys and didnt give leave passwords for the com... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

Defamation and Lack of overtime pay
My husband has been working for Mineke for 2 months now, and his boss has used foul language everyday around him, the other workers, and customers. He also accused my husband for being a thief in fron... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

age discrimination
I am a General Manager with over 30 years of exemplary service to the company. Due to business reduction the company has informed me of my pending termination. I've requested to retain the one GM spot... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

Is "informal" reporting false information to local police defamation?
My husband and I work for the same company. He has always been picked on, but latly it has escalated to more. He is being unfairly repremanded, which is soon going to turn into a demotion. Well, since... 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

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

Do I have any legal recourse?
This past week I received an invite to participate in a class action lawsuit against a Senior living community. When I resigned from there in September 05 there was a management meltdown--lots of empl... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Defamation & Retaliation
I am a para in a school district. The mother of a former student of mine called my boss(who is the special ed.director of the district)to tell her she wanted me to teach her son again. She says the di... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

is this defamation
i was working for a restaraunt in nc. the party in which i was waiting on told my manager that i cursed them and told thier child that i yelled at him saying Put your hand down. i have not discussed t... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

What can I do if the whole office is harassing me, retailiating against me, & defamation of me?
I have Bipolar Disorder and ADHD. I am on Meds and see a Doctor. Two years ago, I became Manic. There was a lot of stressful things in my life. Even though I have a Domestic Partner, I felt alone at t... applies to California  ·  0 answers

My name on the schedule has been changed to something offensive, does this fall under defamation?
I've been employed at a local restaurant for nearly 3 years. I recently took a 2 week vacation, upon my return I found my name on our schedule had been changed to "Piece of sh**" and my hours cut by %... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can my former employer really pursue a legal course of action against me?
I left the company I worked for 7 months ago to pursue a new career. Today,I received a certified letter from my former employer's Attorney. The letter states that I have been making "disbaraging comm... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

Can e-mail defame when others are included?
I work in Sales. My supervisors boss sent out an e-mail that contained false accusations regarding my performance and copied in several other employyes of the company. I feel that he is entitled to hi... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Bullied by attorney
I recently settled on a Title VII lawsuit. THe contract between my attorney and I was 50% Contigency or hourly rate whichever was higher. Well since settlement came about I was under the assumption he... applies to California  ·  1 answer

emotionally wiped out!
I am a healthcare cna with the largest company in the U.S..I was Verbally told of new policy 10-14-03 to wear all blue uniform or be sent home.I have abided but others still wear anything.On 11-18-03,... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

If a co-worker defames me using slander to customers and my employer doesn't stop it can I sue?
A co-worker accused me of theft and improper time recording to HR as part of her ultimate goal of being awarded my job. An audit ensured in which no grounds were ever discovered substantiating her cla... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Can a former employers current employees discuss why I was fired with random customers?
A former employer, whom I worked for for 6 weeks, now has a current employee telling random customers that I was fired. This happens if a customer asks where I am or what happened to me. I did work at... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

Lying to the Police
I have recently applied for a police officers position, listing one of my former employers job as a reference. I had to list all previous employers for the Personal History Questionnaire, during my Ba... applies to Ohio  ·  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

How do I find a lawyer willing to prove defamation of character, discrimination and slander destroy
I was subjected to a hostile work environment that made it impossible to do my job. My direct supervisors (The Board of Directors) board took progressive actions to undermine my authority, slandered m... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

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

I want to sue my employer for my raise, and defamation of work ethics
I worked as contractor for Computer Sciences Corporation in year 2007. My performance evaluaitons ere always exceeded expectations with performance increase. I was dismissed in August 2007 and my imme... applies to District of Columbia  ·  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

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

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

Do I have grounds for defamation law suit?
So I have worked for a company for about 6 months, the supervisor and I got into plenty of arguments and did not get along for most of the time. At some point when I thought things are going good, the... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Company is providing false firing information
My husband worked as a truckdriver for a major fuel hauling corporation. He quit his position and went to work at a former company while applying to other trucking firms. He was denied employment whic... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Was I wrongfully terminated?
I was terminated from my employment without an explanation. I was contacted by my manager and told that I was on administrative leave due. She then explained to me that I would be contacted by the HR ... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Ok for salary, not ok for hourly...
Myself, and four other employees of a large company were suspended without pay approximately 3 weeks ago.. pending termination. We were brought up on charges of misconduct, and violating the code of b... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

defamation?
I worked for a temp service several years ago (2001) and was removed from an assignment not knowing the specific reason. I believe now that it was because a coworker told management that I was having ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

defamation/slander
What are my rights? I was hired by a local LTC facility as a RN. During the paperwork orientation, I was told after the 3 hour break that they would not be able to hire me because I had a bad referenc... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Should I sue my coworkers for Defamation of Character and Slander?
As soon as my 90 day probation period ended at my new job and I was allowed to start using the personal, vacation and sick time that I accumulated. I spoke with my superior and asked if on slow days i... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 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

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

Invasion of Privacy?
Hi, I work for a large company and I recently became very ill. I took a couple days off of work and went to the hospital a couple times. The doctors finally told me what I had and it wasn't anything r... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Devito Restaurant: defamation, slander and discrimination law suit...possible?
I was approached by a superior while in the presence of other employees and told that I smelled like smoke. 3 hours later in front of other employees I was told I was being written up and sent home fo... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Devito Restaurant: defamation, slander and discrimination law suit...possible?
I was approached by a superior while in the presence of other employees and told that I smelled like smoke. 3 hours later in front of other employees I was told I was being written up and sent home fo... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Devito Restaurant: defamation, slander and discrimination law suit...possible?
I was approached by a superior while in the presence of other employees and told that I smelled like smoke. 3 hours later in front of other employees I was told I was being written up and sent home fo... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

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

Possible defamation by former co-worker
At work, I've always had positive relationships, getting great marks professionally and personally. Recently I applied for a position at a company where many people know me and initially, they were ex... applies to California  ·  3 answers

Can my employer change their referral for hire after committing to it?
I recently started at a large department store and then applied for a job at one of their stores out of state. I had expressed interest a long time ago but everything was on hold due to the economy. M... applies to Minnesota  ·  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

Are we obligated to help
We are at loss here. Hopefully you can inform us. My husband was hired by a company in Idaho. We moved our family there and within 6 months my husband was fired. He (husband) was CFO and asked the CEO... applies to Utah  ·  1 answer

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

Defamation through a professional organization network
I left a position for several reasons and was offered a separation agreement, severance and three months health insurance. The situation was to be kept confidential by both parties - at least that's w... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Are these actions by former supervisor harassment?
I work with a program which helps seniors (I am 62) and people with barriers to employment (I have a felony conviction for a white collar crime and am on disability) gain skills that will lead to perm... applies to New Mexico  ·  0 answers

Franchisee defamation actionable to national franchise?
I have a problem, perhaps you can render an opinion if it is pursuable. On May 16th I went to pick up my paycheck from Liberty Tax service, a franchise operation owned by Wesley Talcott 3675 Nameoki R... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

This is Deflamation of Character? How much can i recieve in a civil suit against these officials?
County Court officials and Department Of Corrections Staff told amongst each other that i am a young African American male living with HIV/AIDS. Which is defamation of character. Because of this, inma... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

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

My question is if I have grounds to seek compensation for wrongful discharge and defamation?
Two female co-workers that I had relations with, contrived to get me fired, and HR not only allowed it, but appears to have facilitated it. Woman (A) filed a harassment complaint as a result of woman ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Slander and blacklisting after departure?
My question possibly involves the following areas of employment law: slander, defamation, and blacklisting by a former employer. I am interested in determining whether pursuing a case would make sense... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

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

How can I determine that my new employer is truly a competitor of my old employer?
There is only one product offered by my old employer that could be considered a competitive product. Both use the same sales channels. However, I have worked for my old employer on two separate occasi... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Does a non-compete apply to clients who decide to leave the former employer
My non-compete states that I can not sell to anyone who was a client of my former employer. A large client that was mine has called me stating that they have fired my former employer. Would the non-co... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Non-compete agreement
I have accepted a position with a company and given notice to my employer. My current employer sells products, my new employer rents different products (but some are the same as my current employer se... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

Do I have any recourse?
new employer recruited me away from my previous employer. They withheld the existence of a very restrictive non compete until after I had left my previous employer and started with them. They had hope... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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 restrictive convenant prevent me from accepting any work at a customer site?
My employer laid me off. A customer of my former employer wanted to engage in consulting services with me. My former employer said I could not engage in the consulting services because of a non-compet... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  3 answers

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

Non-compete prevents me from returning to old employer
This letter concerns a "non-to-compete" agreement I signed with my employer. I have been at my current employer, 3 months. When I was hired, they asked that I sign the agreement and I did. Now I am be... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

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

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

Requested to Sign Non-Compete Agreement Upon Quitting
My husband's current employer is a licensed C-7 contractor. My husband recently became a licensed C-7 contractor and has given his employer 2 weeks notice that he is quiting to start his own business.... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

employer sues exemployee
I am the employer. I wish to enforce a noncompete covenent. I have retained counsel. What are the 5 to 10 most significant arguments for an employer to win suit? An injunction was issued by a judge. E... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Problems with illness/employer
My employer has a three doctor excuse per calander year limit. I have used all 3 doctor excuses, 2 of those were for the same medical condition and additional 2 more for a total of 4 for the same cond... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

severance when offered job w/ outsourcer
facts: 1)employer has severance policy w/ point 'fail to accept job deemed suitable by company' gets no severance 2) employer outsourcing my job and position offered by outsourcer 3) employer offers n... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

NYS Non-Competion Agreement and Former Employer
I've been working for a tool distributor (Employer A) in NYC as an IT professional for nearly two years and I have decided to change jobs, returning back to a former NYC employer, a cosmetics manufact... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

at termination, employer admitts no cause. They now have discovered possible cause - now what?
I was terminated the day I asked to renegotiate my employment agreement. In my UI hearing Employer acknowledged they had no reason to terminate me other than suspicion. UI ruled - that "cause" is a ma... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Employer asking me to violate their own trade secret aggreement.
Two years ago my employer had me sign a non-compete and a trade secrets agreement. However, since then my employer has repeatedly asked me to violate the trade secrets agreement (and possibly the non-... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

Can I add a future employer reference inquire clause to a employment separation agreement
20 years of service with company- severance offered but concerned the employer will black ball me from future employer reference applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Employer not putting money in IRA?
Hello, I recieved my Simple IRA statement in the mail today 6/10/2010. I have been contributing into this program since 2/3/2010, my pay stubs show I have contributed over 400 into this and my employe... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

What is necessary for an employer to void a NCA?
I am subject to a 1 year NCA in a geographic location identified as "any location within the United States" (too broad?) on an at-will basis. I was hired to secure business with a specific prospect wh... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

What is necessary for an employer to void a NCA?
I am subject to a 1 year NCA in a geographic location identified as "any location within the United States" (too broad?) on an at-will basis. I was hired to secure business with a specific prospect wh... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Am I held to non-disclosure with former employer if I didn't sign any such agreements?
I worked for a small private company(less than 15 employees). The employer had some shady business practices that I was awere of. There are no trade secrets worth talking about. Am I bound to not talk... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

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

Legal recourse
I have a non-compete with my former Mortgage lending company. In the non-compete, there was no specification on geographic boundary. Recently, when my old company found that i was with a new mortgage ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Former employer giving info to 3rd party
I am a loan officer in AZ and recently left one company to go to another. My previous employer has called an appraiser that we have both worked with, and told him many personal lies: What my gross inc... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

thnaks will i be able to take them to court?
i worked for an employer for 7 years and left and went to another employer same business auto field then previous employer sked me to come back to work for them and i agreed even though i had left a g... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I was granted unemployment compensation and now my former employer is contesting that decision.
I was terminated from my position as a social worker in a local facility. There had been occasions when my employer wanted me to sign for payment for services that I did not provide. I am licensed, an... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Layoff Voiding My Non-Compete
My employer may be laying me off due to lack of clients and work. My non-compete states that I will not do business in the area that might compete with my current employer. If I get layed off as state... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

How resticted am I by a non-compete with a MN employer, living and working in GA?
I signed a non-compete with MN employer less than 3 months ago. This is not working out well. I am also bothered by the fact that the employer sent out bids ("on my behalf")for construction contracts ... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

Can an employer request a non-smoker and scent free employee?
Can an employer request that prospective employer be a non-smoker and scent free if the position is working in an controlled enviroment (clean rooms). Or is this something that can not be asked due to... applies to California  ·  1 answer

out of state employer
My employer is based out of Iowa, do i get minimum wage increase? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

wrongful termination
I was wrongfully terminated from my employer on December 1, 2002 and I want to know what rights I have as far as sueing my former employer. applies to Indiana  ·  2 answers

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

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

Confrontation with employer
Mel, Just recently I was engaged in a confrontation with my employer to the point that we were face to face and raising our voices. Unfortunately, he abused me verbally and I struck him. It was Friday... applies to Wisconsin  ·  2 answers

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

Is my severance agreement lawful and enforceable?
My severance package requires me "duty to report new employer's name to my current employer....to allow my current employer to reasonably determine whether such activities fall within the scope of act... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Employee Quiting with Wages Owed to Employer
Employee took vacation and then quit and owes wages to Employer. What is Ohio's law regarding deducting wages from last paycheck? Everything I am searching says Ohio law is silent on the issue. Also, ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Do I have a case?
I asked my employer for an hearing acommodation so I could participate in class conversations & learning. The 1st accommodation I asked for did not accommodate me. Employer refused to accommodate me a... applies to South Dakota  ·  0 answers

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

Is my employer required to hold my job while I am on maternity leave?
I am currently on maternity leave. I have 3 1/2 more weeks left for my maternity leave. I found out my employer posted part of my job online. I work at 2 different nursing homes run by the same owners... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Employer fraud
I was recently laid off and collected about 4 weeks of unemployment, which the employer tried to fight. I am now an independent contractor, not collecting unemployment, and want to roll over my 401k t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

If a previous employer sends you business is their non compete still valid?
I worked for an employer for almost 13 yrs and she made me sign a non compete 2 yrs after being there or be fired. 3 other workers and I left due to mistreatment by the employer. Since I left and went... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Can a WI employer reveal a disability to the entire staff?
I have a disability that is not immediately apparent to others. I held a part time position. My employer switched the position to full time which I could not do. The agreement was reached that I would... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Is my employer allowed to control all 7 days of the week?
My employer pays minimum wage as well as cut hours when they feel like it with no regard for the employees So I need to get a second job. However they say that I must be available when they want me. applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

overtime & lay-offs
Can an employer require their employees to work 12 hours days, every day, every other week, if the employer has a portion of the workforce laid-off? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

direct deposit debit by employer
Hi Mel, My husband left his last job (walked out). He was not officially terminated by the employer. He was on salary and was paid for the last pay period by direct deposit. Then the direct deposit am... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

bounced paychecks
Would you please inform me what punishments there are on the state or federal level for an employer bouncing paychecks. I recieved about 7 myself, but there was about 19 in all. Also how long can an e... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can 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

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

What recourse do I have against a former employer who is contacting my current employer about me?
I worked for a medical practice that was run in an enethical and unjust manner. An employee was fired for seking reimbursement for being clocked out for lunches she was unable to take. The remaining f... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Terminated while on FMLA
I was terminated from work while on FMLA. I submitted the paperwork that the doctor filled out. They said it was not filled out correctly and needed the doctor to redo it. They said they mailed the fo... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

How to get copy of a signed non-compete aggreement from former employer
I have asked my former employer for a copy of a signed non-compete agreement during pre and post-employment period. Former employer is not giving me a copy of signed non-compete agreement. How can I g... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What recourse do I have when my employer laid me off after filing a discrimination claim with H.R.?
I was laid off shortly after I filed a discrimination claim with my employer's H.R. office. At the exit interview I was told that my position was eliminated. However the employer advertised my positio... applies to Oklahoma  ·  1 answer

Will a non compete hold up if my employer has changed my compensation several times since ive signed
I signed a non compete when I was being hired. Within the last 3 years my employer has changed my compensaton package (cutting my pay) several times. I have been in my industry my entire working caree... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

unlawfully terminated?
On Friday I was told my by my employer that I was being "let go", because the company was restructuring. My employer sited "personality conflicts" and my inability to do certain tasks (none of which w... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

How can an employer, especially an employer, funded by the government get away with violating
applies to Connecticut  ·  0 answers

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

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

What recourse do I have regarding unemployment?
I left a part time position to accept a full time position with another employer. After less than a week, I was fired from the full time position. The employer said that it just wasn't working out. I ... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

I was not given the free life insurance or retirement as every other employee. Any recourse?
When I was hired was told the life insurance was at my cost and never told of a retirement plan which every other employee was given. The retirement is employer matched to 2%. I found out after almost... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

If I signed my non-compete, but the agent of my former employer didn't sign it, is it still valid?
I have a very detailed non-competitive agreement in place with my former employer which includes a time frame of 15 months and a territory of 150 mile radius of former employer's Louisiana office, how... applies to Louisiana  ·  0 answers

Non-Compete
For one year I worked for a recruiting firm that recruited only for the health care industry. After my employer denied me a raise I resigned and took employment with another recruiting firm that recru... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is it illegal to work for a completing company owned by former employees of my current employer?
I would like to leave my current employer and work for a competitor. The competing company was started by my current employer's former VP and one other former employee. Both former employees lost thei... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

Non-Compete Agreement
Last summer I and two coworkers left our previous employer because he was going to sell his business to some other people. The three of us did not feel comfortable with the sale, so we left the compan... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Do I have an opportunity for litigation in this matter.
I was tramatized at work after an abusive co-worker threatened me while I was working my shift. I missed one week of work after seeking medical attention as recommended by my employer. Three days afte... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can employer deny COBRA coverage due to being under 20 employees if they offer it to other ex-EEs?
I was recently left an employer with 18 employees. Although they do not meet the 20 employee minimum, they have voluntarily (and I believe currently are) offered COBRA coverage to separated employees.... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Can employer deny COBRA coverage due to being under 20 employees if they offer it to other ex-EEs?
I was recently left an employer with 18 employees. Although they do not meet the 20 employee minimum, they have voluntarily (and I believe currently are) offered COBRA coverage to separated employees.... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can I be sued for taking clients from a prior employer?
I have recently left my job, which was in the accounting field. A non-competition agreement was never signed between myself and my employer. I have now started up my own business. My previous employer... applies to Utah  ·  0 answers

Fraudulent representation
An employer represented to me in the job interview that pre-qualified appointments would be made for me. I had to go in and consult/sell. Many of the appointments were not in fact qualified. *** Sever... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete
My employer recently asked me to sign a revised non-compete clause. It changed from 'not working for a competitor' to 'not working for any firm that provides marketing services' within the industry I'... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can my employer fire me after I give my two weeks notice?
I am 18 and have worked in a law office for the past 3 and a half years. One week ago today I put in my two weeks notice to my employer. Today (due to circumstances out of my control), I was significa... applies to California  ·  1 answer

12 week leave of absence covered by FMLA verses Doctors orders to be off work for 19 weeks.
I had a health issue that my Doctor had me off work for, for aprox 19 weeks. I gave my employer the letter from the Doctor explaining the reason. My employer told me I HAD to fill out FMLA forms to co... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Commissions lost by employer account mgmt
I was employed as a commission-only salesperson. The constant stealing of accounts by the employer caused me thousands of dollars in lost commissions. Examples - account moved to other salesperson aft... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

My non-compete says I can do no work I did with my ex-employer anywhere in US. Is it enforceable?
My non-compete states that I cannot do any of the work that I performed for my former employer (engineering), anywhere in the United States for the period of one year. I did not quit, I was laid off. ... applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

when does the employer have the right to deny union repesentation.
If an employer wants to give someone a write up and he ask for his union rep does the employer have to get him union rep.or can the employer just give him the write up and be done with it . applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

If married and employed at the same employer, how does this effect FMLA ?
My employer tells me that we are only entitled to half the the FMLA leave each because of our marital status. applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Can my employer give my job away while I'm on FMLA?
Is it legal for an employer to demote an employee who is on an FMLA-covered short-term-disability? applies to Oregon  ·  1 answer

My employer is moving out of state
My current employer has decided to move out of state. I am not willing to do this, nor is it economically feasible at this time. Is my non-compete agreement still valid? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can the employer terminate my employment while I am on family leave?
Can the employer terminate my employment while I am on family leave? (taking care of a new born child) If yes, can this termination take effect during the leave or does the employer have to wait until... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

non-compete
Am I obligated to a non-compete agreement if my "would be" employer is dissatisfied with my previous employer's performance and unscrupulous business practices? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

Employer Holding final pay check
I terminate from my employer on 1 Oct, he still owes me for about 207 hours ($8000) for work that I performed for him. I have called him and sent him email, but he still hasn't sent my paycheck. How l... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

I have a truck that belongs to my former employer, no storage fees have been paid to me
What is my legal right to work truck owned by my former employer whom I have filed a wage claim against, that has been in my possesion for 11 months. applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

Have a non compete agreement issue, can you help?
I worked at a Baseball/Softball training facility for 3 years. I had to sign a non compete. The form stated that if after quitting or fired I can not do the same style of work for 1 year or 18m in a 5... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Employer threatening to fire
If you have a workmans comp claim and the employer did not offer fmla but is threatening termination if you do not come back to work but your doctor says your not ready, what are your rights as an emp... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Unemployment Benefits
I told my boss on a monday i was unhappy with my work situation and was thinking about resigning.She told me that she wanted me to stay with the company I was a great worker,etc.On Wed I was told we'v... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Non-compete expired, am I in the clear?
I signed a non-compete with my former employer- specifics aside, I chose to honor the full 12 months of the agreement. I am now worried my former employer may try to casue me hardship through legal ac... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Employer curses, screams and belittles - what's the law?
Is it against the law for an employer to curse, scream and belittle you in front of all your coworkers? I've been called names from scumbag to f**ing bitch and I would just like to know the laws on th... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

concerned about my health and rights for unemployment
my employer is renting a building that has documented proof that it contains black mold. if i was to quit my job would i be able to collect unemployment, even if my employer is not paying into the sys... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Ex-employer telling others not to hire me.
I was recently laid-off from my job. There are many other employees that are below me as far as seniority and they are still employed with the company. Is there a law on the order that employers shoul... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Can I receive disciplinary action or be terminated?
Colleague made false accusation against me with no proof, grounds or witnesses. I am now being investigated by employer. Can I be disciplined or terminated? Employer admitted that video inconclusive. applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Position elimination vs Quitting
My job was eliminated and then I was given a servance package; and now my former employer is denying my unemployment benefits. I was originally getting unemployment benefits, but then 2 months later u... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  4 answers

Does my former employer in va have to give me my employee records
I would like to no the reason my former employer has in my records for my termanation.I live in va and need to no if there is a way to get them. applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Can a non-compete be enforced if too broad?
I was let go from a FL-only homeowners insurance company. During the exit process, I was told I could not work for a "direct competitor." I just got a copy of the non-compete and it says it is for 1 y... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Statute of limitations on repayment of signing bonus to former employer
Is there a statute of limitations on how long a former employer has to demand repayment of a signing bonus. I live in Indiana and it has been two years since I left my former employer, who is now aski... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Non Compete - Other Employees were Offered Clients
I have recently left my employer, it was my choice, and now I have my own business in the same industry. I left my employer because his business was failing, as did other employees. Around that time a... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can a potential employer obtain my employee record from my current employer?
I am currently working at a job and am looking for employment near home. My potential new employer has initiated a background check through an outside company with my permission. I see that they verif... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

unlawful termination?
I have been employed in a nursing home for 11 months and am no longer happy there. If I were to place an application elsewhere and they contact my current employer for reference, can my current employ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

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

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

Employer used FMLA for other than described
I was granted FMLA by my employer for my back problem. My DR. filled out my paper work stating that my back problems could be possible lifetime. I never used any of the FMLA. February 2010 a month or ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Can my employer use my medical test results as a requirement of employment.
I have been employed by my employer for 14 years. They new I was a diabetic when I was hired. I have had medication issues and adjustments made by my doctor and have had to see an Occupational Health ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

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

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

Bonus payment question
My employer has a bonus program that it pays out at the end of every year to reward employees for hard work during the previous year. My employer processed my bonus and it was posted on our payroll si... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Employee Non-Compete agreement
I signed non-compete agreement with my employer A when i started as an employee in the year 2005. I work as contractor at the client C through Vendor B. My employer A works with Vendor B and he doesn'... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

IL non-compete legality
We have recieved a new non-compete that we are required to sign by the end of the day. They included a specific list of companies that would prohibit us working for these companies for a period of 12 ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

Injured, fired and stiffed. Now what?
I was injured on a construction job, was fired by employer while in the hospital. Employer refused to pay commissions owed. Owner promptly died. Now what? applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can my employer put me on FMLA without consent or contact with me?
I filled for STD, I was denied, I appealed, I was approved. During this time my employer put me on FMLA and took 32hrs. of vacation without consulting me. applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

my employer was granted a dismissal without prejudice that expires Dec. 10,2010, if they refile,
can I file for a dismissal without prejudice in order to prepare my case. this is concerning an unemployment appeal by my employer. applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Having a hard time finding a job.
What can a past employer say about you. When some one calls to varifies your dates of employment there? A past employer is giving more then dates and a yes or no if asked if he would hire me back. applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Whistleblower and Retaliation
I reported my employer as a whistleblower about time and attendance. What can I do to be removed from this position to stop receiving constant harassment and retaliation by my employer. I also want co... applies to District of Columbia  ·  1 answer

Does my employer have to hold my job when out on Maternity Leave?
Due to complications during pregnancy I was put out of work by my doctor 6 weeks before my actual delivery. I delievered by C-Section, and therefore am entitled to 8 weeks disability after delivery. I... applies to New Jersey  ·  2 answers

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

employer false accuasations
what kind of action would be wise to take if your employer is accusing you of stealing money from your place of work and is also threating to run you out of town and publically embarrass you, and the ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

What is the statute of limitations for discrimination?
Can you please tell me the statue of limitations in Tennessee for suing and employer for wrongful termination and sexual discrimination? The employer is stalling regarding re-instatement and I am afra... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

false informing
I worked for ten years for my employer. I was discharged and went to a hearing with the ALJ who ruled that I had been unfairly discharged. I have learned that this employer has black listed put me on ... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Non-Compete
I was previously workinbg for a radio company here in town in sales, I worked there for approximetly 5 months and things ended up bad there. The Sales Manager even after signing the Protected Account ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Not allowed to have a copy of my performance review?
I recently received a semi-annual performance review by my new employer. It was a good one, but I was told I was not allowed to have a copy of the review. This is the first employer I've had that didn... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

What are my rights?
Can my employer cut my pay if they demote me for my ilness?They are trying to say I can not perform my required duties in shipping, even though I have my doctor's release letter saying I can return to... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

Can I sue for being falsely represented/quoted on Board Meeting Records?
There are records proving that my former employer falsely made me part of a Board of Directors and falsely quoted me on multiple Board Meeting Records without my knowledge. My former employer made it ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

Can an employer fight unemployment benefits if they gave the employee a promotion a week before?
Salaried employee was fired from Akron based company after 5+ years of work. At time of firing, Employer gave Employee letter outlining reasons for firing which were minimal infractions at best (e.g. ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can my doctor contact my employer to tell them I am no longer a patient?
My midwife wrote a doctor's note and filled out the FMLA papers for my maternity leave while under her care. Since then I switched doctors. When I switched my Former midwife contacted my employer to t... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

WARN act violation
Hello, I got a conclusion of emplyment letter (WARN) from my employer. However, the same job I do now (I am still showing for work for this employer) is posted as available in our internal job posting... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Laid off but my employer says I resigned - can they do that?
I signed a separation agreement after being laid off (unexpectedly) in order to receive my severance package. I recently discovered that my previous employer has sent out letter(s) informing people th... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

ee took time off to care for father - was not told it was classified as FMLA - father passed away -
Father just passed away over the weekend - employer was not counting previous time off as FMLA - what is the employer required to do NOW since the father passed away or should do when she says she nee... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can my employer post my position while covered under FMLA and do they have to tell me when they do?
I left on FMLA because of pregnancy complications. While I was out my employer posted my position without officially noticing me. The day after my leave was up they hired someone for my position and a... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

Can an employer force me to share a hotel room with a co-worker?
My employer wants me to travel out of town, stay overnight and share a room with another co-worker. I learned of their room sharing practice early in my employment and informed my boss that I didn't f... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Should I have received a W-2 and reimbursement of FICA and Medicare taxes?
I was laid off in 2010 by my employer and was initially denied unemployment benefits because I had been classified as an independent contractor (without my knowledge). On appeal the ALJ found in my fa... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can I be terminated for performance two months after successfully accomplishing a performance test?
Two months ago my employer gave me a performance test. Three tasks were assigned to me that I had to accomplish in 2 weeks. I was able to accomplish those within the time and have the documented proof... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Can I be forced to sign a non-compete on my way out of a company?
My employer claims to require all prospective employees to sign a non-compete before commencing employment with the company. I initially refused to sign the non-compete, but my employer put me to work... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

I signed an ADR when I hired on with ex-employer. Can I file with EEOC for Pay Discrimination?
I signed an ADR agreement at hire - with ex employer. I am female, and I found out several weeks before I took another job that they were paying equal male peer $30K more than me for the exact same jo... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

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

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

What is the reasonable geographical distance from your current employer to a new employer is allowed
Working in st. louis, missouri. Two other companies doing similar work with some of the same clients has interest in my employment. Companies are located in tulsa, oklahoma and chicago, il. Will a non... applies to Missouri  ·  0 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 confidentiality clauses relating to third parties apply to lawyers and why not?
In a non-compete contract I signed, it indicates that all information is strictly confidential and that permission from the other party must be received prior to releasing it. If I send a letter from ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

can your employer take out taxes if he has not had you fill out a w2 and your being paid cash?
my employer pays me in cash, and still has yet to have me fill out a w2, and is taking taxes out of my check.. is this legal??? and to top it off, he dont even have my social security number on file, ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

can your employer take out taxes if he has not had you fill out a w2 and your being paid cash?
my employer pays me in cash, and still has yet to have me fill out a w2, and is taking taxes out of my check.. is this legal??? and to top it off, he dont even have my social security number on file, ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

Telling perspective employers that I threatened to kill my supervisor
Can a former employer tell a perspective employer that you made threats against other employees. I was terminated from a job after 5 years. I was given an exit interview at HR. Shortly after that I wa... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can my employer sue me over a non-compete agreement
I was hired as a sales manager and signed a non-comptete agreement by my current employer. After 1 year my employer demoted me down to an entry level sales rep with 15 years experience behind me. They... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

How long after I return to work from maternity leave does my employer need to guarantee my job?
I am returning to work after maternity leave under FMLA however, I belive that my employer will RIF me within the first day or two. Is this legal? applies to Maryland  ·  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

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

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

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

my job was eliminated, my employer now wants me to train someone else what can I do?
I have until the end of the year to finish the reports that are due to close out this year. My employer now wants me to train the individual that will be doing the work that I had been doing. I am a p... 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

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

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

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

If my employer appeals the EDD decision am I eligible to receive the benefits that were unpaid
I filed for unemployment benefits. the EDD awarded them to me, then my ex-employer filed an apeal and benefits were unavailable until a hearing was had and a decision made. The judge found in my favor... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Non-compete relating to prospective customers
I was told I had to sign a new non-compete in 1999 (3 years after original employment)or I would risk being fired. The new non-compete included prospects as covered under the non-compete as well as pr... 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

Can an employer take away your already earned vacation
Hi I earned 3 weeks of vacation on December 5, 2010, it shows on my check stub that I have 120 vacation hours available, can my employer take that from me since it was earned due to expense cutting? I... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

If my company agrees to a LOA, but does not ask for certification, is it FMLA leave?
I had a medical condition which required my hospitalization. My employer is large enough to be covered by the FMLA. My employer agreed to let me take about one or two months off, but nothing was in wr... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Intermittant FMLA
Is my employer supposed to give me FMLA paperwork if I inform them that I have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? They are also aware of my son's ADHD and are reprimanding me for my a... applies to California  ·  1 answer

employer takes back commission earned
I have been employed for the same company as outside sales rep 13 years. We rely on "repeat business every month" Is it legal for my employer to NOT pay me a significant portion of commissions earned ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

but what about the right to be free from retaliation?
I have a discrimination case against my employer, I already filed that with the ACRD, but this was an unemployment hearing. I gave notice of intent to resign because of the discrimination I was subjec... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

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

what are my options with an employer who has not given me final pay
on the 28th of february, my wife attempted to cash four of my paychecks. there was only enough money in my employers payroll account to cash two of them. my boss had left for the day so I tried to cal... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

My employer refused to honor signed 12 months severance agreement.
Can an employer legally renege on paying signed severance package agreement? applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

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

Is there anything I can do to an employer even after the statute of limitations has expired?
I was falsely accused of theft and terminated. I spent time finding witnesses and I fought for my unemployment and won. Now I see its expired for a EEOC filing etc. Is there any thing I can do to this... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

Employer lying on disciplinary documents
My employer has taken several disciplinary measures against me. They contain outright lies and I have the evidence to back it up. In particular there is one person who is after me, he has a history of... applies to Massachusetts  ·  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

Employer Smoking Ban
My employer is implementing a no smoking policy everywhere on the premises including outside the building and the parking lot. Can they legally implement if the property is not owned by the company, i... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Returing to work long enough to not have to reimburse benefits paid by employer after FMLA leave.
If I decided I don't want to return to work after FMLA maternity leave, I understand that I would have to reimburse my employer for my benefits they paid while I was off. How long would I have to work... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can my employer force me to quit if I can't change my schedule to a completely different one?
I have one full time job working mornings, and I have a second part time job working nights. My full time employer fired another employer, then told me I would have to change to night shifts. I explai... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Who notifies my previous employer that I've secured a new job so that severance payments are stopped
I am receiving severance payments. My agreement is that the payments to me are only until I find other employment. Other than me personally telling my prior employer that I've found a new job, how els... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

What are my rights in Maryland if my paycheck bounces?
I have worked with my current employer for a little over a year now, to my dismay. I have had two paychecks bounce already and have had my bank charge me fees for this. I have had to go back to my emp... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

If I sue my employer for age discrimination, can I be fired?
Does my employer have the right to terminate my employment if I sue them for age discrimination, and if they do, is there any legal remedy for their response? applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

employer signed my name on documents
After filing a wage claim with CA DOL, Employer signed my name to several documents and sent them to DOL.DOL suggests civil action or hire an attorney.Should this also be reported to the police? applies to California  ·  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

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

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

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

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

Emotional Abuse from employer
I have suffered under frequent berating by my employer. He is often screaming disrespectfully, unprofessionally, and rudely. Fequently he curses and uses profanity directed at me. My actions do not pr... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Is alright for my employer to make me stay on maternity although I am ready to go back to work?
I work for a small organization that does not have to comply with fmla. I have been working for the organization for over 2 years. And once I found I was pregnant, my employer granted me an unpaid mat... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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 I have a non-compete waived or released?
I was recruited by a competitor for a job that will consist of (exec) managing billing and collections. I will have no sales or marketing contacts and will manage tasks that in my opinion will pose no... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

How long is my job protected?
How long is my employer required by law to "protect" my job? I was out on FMLA for 12 weeks (due to cancer) and have been on short term disability for apx 6 months. Is my employer required to give me ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

how long after termination can i fill suit if they did not give a reason for termination then they t
They told a perspective employer a lie and it was proved a lie on a lie detector the perspective employer gave me applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Question about a Non-Compete and Harassment from former employer
Hi and thanks for any help. I filed this under Contracts, but it kind of combines a non-compete and harassment in one big issue. In 2005 my wife signed (against my advice not to) a non-compete which s... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Can A Previous Employer Make Extraordinary Attempts To Prevent Someone From Obtaining New Job?
I was fired from a job last March. Reasons given were completely false. Employer attempted to fight unemployment. When confronted that he lied, he backed down, allowed the unemployment. Now, when I am... applies to Colorado  ·  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

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

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

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

Can my employer decide when I have to take my vacation?
I have 10 vacation days per calendar year. On November 1st my employer informed me that I was over my limit because 1) they are counting 2 sick days as vacation days 2) they are closing the store at C... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 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

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

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

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

Can your employer revoke your ability to travel when using FMLA for an off the job injury?
I will be requiring knee surgery for an off the job injury. I will be using FMLA to get the time off I need for recovery. My employer states that not only can I not return to work until fully healed b... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Constructive Discharge
What is the purpose or intent of the Constructive Discharge Statute (Arizona) if successfully proven your employer was in violation of the statute but you cannot seek any recourse from this violation.... applies to Arizona  ·  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

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

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

What is the max amt of hours your employer can mandate you to stay over and work? You have already w
I work in a hospital setting and due to fluctuations in staffing and patient census, we are occasionally mandated to work over past our regularly scheduled time out. We would like to know the maximum ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

is an employer allowed to say he is going to fuck me or kill me
is a chinese owner allowed to constantly say he is going to fuck me a(as in hurt me)or say he is going to kill me if i hired a certain person? is he allowed to take percentage of credit card tips? is ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

is an employer allowed to say he is going to fuck me or kill me
is a chinese owner allowed to constantly say he is going to fuck me a(as in hurt me)or say he is going to kill me if i hired a certain person? is he allowed to take percentage of credit card tips? is ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

Employer has not reimbursed expenses for months.
My employer has not repaid my travel reimbursement expenses since August 2003. It is now Feb 2004. The amount totals $15,000. I am still employed with them. They just give me the run around---they are... applies to Georgia  ·  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Am I at risk if I take a job with a competitor in another state?
I work in a field that requires highly specialized training, where people with my skill-set and knowledge are very rare. I am being recruited by a company that is not a direct competitor with my curre... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

Is it illegal if a past employer threatens to prevent you from getting hired by other employers?
A past employer sent me an email threatening to do everything in their power to prevent other employers from hiring me and that I should remove them from my resume. Is this illegal? applies to New York  ·  0 answers

What activities meet the criteria "contact two employers" each week?
Do the following meet the criteria for the week: 1. Applying for two different jobs at one employer? 2. One interview and one job application for two different jobs but same employer? Does interview t... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

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

undesired of filing a complaint
1 - If I file a complaint againts my last employer. Will this affect me when I am looking for another job? 2 - Can I file a complaint if I am thinking that my employer let me go because of my ascent s... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

Ex-Employer wants to sue me for starting my own buisness
I worked for a company for about 3 years. I filled out normal employment application and a Confidentiality agreement. That agreement was basically to ensure all company secrets remained company secret... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Exempt Status
Hello, If you ask your employer what your status is, exempt or Non-exempt are they required to tell you? If they are what can you do if your employer refuses to tell you? Because it will raise questio... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

How long can employer hold flexpay deduction?
My employer deducted my designated flexpay amount from my paycheck (for dependent care), and it has been 2 weeks now and they have not sent the money to my flexpay provider in order for me to claim it... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

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

I lost a company cell phone, can my employer charge me?
So I lost a company phone, when I informed my employer of the loss, he told me I would be forced to pay the full replacement cost of the phone, or face termination. I told Him that I would want a rece... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

My legal rights using sick/FMLA time
I have been using sick time and FMLA from a large corporation for treatment of severe depression and anxiety for the last 2 months. My doctor has filled out ample forms requested and recently was aske... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

IS THE FIRING OF THE OFFICERS RETALIATION ON THE PART OF THE EMPLOYER (MANAGEMENT COMPANY)?
A GROUP OF POLICE OFFICERS WERE WORKING AN EXTRA JOB AT 2 OFFICE BUILDINGS. AN ATTORNEY (TENANT) HOLDING A CONCEAL LICENSE TO CARRY A GUN WAS ARRESTED FOR PULLING HIS HANDGUN AND SHOWING IT TO TWO COM... 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

not able to leave facility on a unpaid break
if your employer doesnot pay you for break can the employer stop you from leaving the facility for you 30minute unpaid break. applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can an employer charge for a loss of a company cell phone
So I lost a company phone (during work hours) when I informed my employer of the loss, he told me I would be forced to pay the full replacement cost of the phone, or face termination. I told Him that ... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Can 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wrongfull Termination
I have been working for this employer for the better part of two and a half years. Having no sick days available points were collected as a consequence of calling off or coming late. This was a new po... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Can a "copy-and-paste" haphazard non-compete be legal?
Last November, my ex-employer got to a point where he threatened me, after over a year of verbal abuse, harrassment, suspicious discrimination and general mistreatment. When I complained to HR, they s... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Does my employer have to save my job?
I'm currently out of work on disablity incurance The incurance is a benefit i pay for through work.I am out due to a mental health issue. I am allowed 26 weeks of paid leave. does my employer have to ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

How can I get a former employer to remove photos of me on their company Facebook page?
I recently noticed a former employer of mine posted pictures of me ( in group photographs) after my resignation, on their company page on Facebook. I did not sign any media release. I have also asked ... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Do I have a case for constructive discharge?
I have been working at a medical office for 6 years as an administrative assistant and my employer recently told me that I would have to start working in the clinical part of the office. I do not have... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

Employer's right to information from physician
I am currently on intermittent FMLA and am required to provide a doctor's excuse every time I use any accrued time for my condition, even if I only use 30 minutes. Is this within the regulations of FM... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is an employers non-compete agreement enforcable if that employer knowingly and intentionally competes unfairly in the market place.
I was terminated after 14 months and my unemployment claim was not disputed. My direct supervisor discovered along with the aid of fellow employees that my employer had been misrepresenting it's produ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Can a non Compete Agreement be enforced if your current employer has been purchased by a compeititor
I currently work for a Tire Distributor and we have been informed that we have been purchased by our biggest competitor. I signed a non compete agreement with the current employer... is it still valid... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

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

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

medical leave retaliation / discrimination
I signed a form agreeing to go forward with Binding Arbitration in a grievance against my past employer. This was forwarded to the employer two months ago at which time I submitted a check requested f... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

Concialiation in a discrimination case
Hi, I recentely received a "reasonable cause letter" from the EEOC, the agency found that it is more likely than not that my employer discriminated and retaliated against me, it states the reasons for... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

What is the employer required to compensate if your position is eliminated?
If your position is eliminated, does the employer have to give two weeks notice, or subsequently compensate you for the two weeks' salary? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

My employer has less than 50 employees what are my options as far as a Leave of Absence goes?
My employer has 5 employees, I work 30 hours a week with no benefits. I am stressed to the point I can't perform my job properly. I don't want to get fired for poor performance so I was thinking about... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Temporary Injunction filed against me with false accusations printed in newspapers/online
My former employer has filed and was granted a temporary injunction against me. In the court documents employer states I stole trade secrets, as well as violated a non-compete. I did not steal any tra... applies to Iowa  ·  0 answers

Can the district release information that can hurt my potential employment elsewhere?
I have just been non-renewed due to poor performance. My employer and I worked out a separation agreement in which I will receive a postive recommendation from the school istrict if a potential employ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

smoking policy results ONLY in termination
my employer at lucy's diner in booneville ar. has started a no smoking policy at work that the only result of an infraction is termination, no write up, no suspension. he used to allow smoking in the ... applies to Arkansas  ·  0 answers

smoking policy results ONLY in termination
my employer at lucy's diner in booneville ar. has started a no smoking policy at work that the only result of an infraction is termination, no write up, no suspension. he used to allow smoking in the ... applies to Arkansas  ·  0 answers

Can employer require notification for you to apply at another company?
My employer has new employment agreements they want signed. Before you apply for employment with any other person or entity, you will provide them the non-compete AND deliver a copy of the notice to C... applies to Florida  ·  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

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

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

Ex-Employer owes me $10,000+ in payroll & expenses
I was laid off in February 2003. As of today, 1/6/04, my ex-employer still owes me approximately $10,000+ - payroll & expenses. My question is should I file a claim at Department of Labor or sue him i... applies to Illinois  ·  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

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

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

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

Is an employer allowed to continually give bad references?
I was let go from a job and have been unable to find work since. There is no reason I should still be unemployed I am good at my job. I left a previous job to go to the one I was let go from and shoul... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Do you have to disclose your diagnosis for FMLA?
Since the question is not outrightly asked on the Pa FMLA form,is your employer permitted to ask why you are filing for FMLA, and do you have to answer? Additionally, is your FMLA diagnosis covered un... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 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

Is it ok to go direct to my ex-employer to ask why my pay was lower before I file with EEOC?
I was assisting a laid off person by my ex-employer to find a job when he told me how much he had made while we both worked at the ex-employers company. I was angry upon learning that my equal coworke... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Are the 12 wks per calendar year or benefit year
My employer is telling me that since I was out on FMLA in June 2012, I am not elibible for 12 more weeks until June 2013. FMLA guidelines state I am elgiblible for 12 more weeks if I have worked 1250 ... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

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

Can a non-compete be enforced for ideas that were discussed but not used?
Is it possible under PA law for a former employer to enforce a non-compete if you use ideas from that employer for a new business that was never followed through on (i.e. they internally decided to ta... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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 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

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

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

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

Can my employer terminate me if not back by the end of the 12 weeks?
I have been on FMLA since 7/19/10 due to a serious illness. I used my 10 sick days from the start. My employer is using those days as my FMLA. Can they do that? I have been under the care of several s... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

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

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 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

Can my employer require a physician's statement stating the reason for absence?
I have had to use more sick leave more than usual since August 2011 (14 sick days, 9 vacation days). Family issues with a family member's drug use, my daughter's separation from her husband in which s... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

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

workman's comp / termination / personal injury
While at work, I injured my shoulder during physical training, which 1 hour each shift is required by my employer. My employer is trying to terminate me for another matter, am I still eligible for wor... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

FML running concurrently with short term disability
I work for a large company. I am currently out on short term disability, a benefit provided in part by my employer and in part my my own state disability payroll deductions. Can my employer require me... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Termination in a short while after receiving a letter of appointment?
I have been working for an employer under an H1B visa. As a part of the employment based green card processing, a perm process was conducted. I was selected from among several candidates, and was offe... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

Forced to start FMLA early
I am 33 weeks pregnant, and have been "forced" by my employer to start my FMLA early. Their reasoning is because I can't fulfill the requirements of my job description. When I asked to see a job descr... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

Employer Refusing To Itemize Paystubs
I am a painter working through a union. My employer continually pays me late. He also does not itemize my deductions. He does not contribute my taxes and does not take out my union dues. The union is ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

terminated while on fmla and short term disability
I am on fmla leave,while being paid short term disability.when i contacted my employer i was told i know longer have a job.was told that my contact where i worked at wanted to keep the new manager my ... applies to Arkansas  ·  1 answer

I took a day off after being up caring for my daugter until 2:00 am and had to be at work 4:30 am
my 12 year old daughter was diagnosed with (ALL) acute lymphoblastic leukemia 2-25-11. I was approved for fmla through my employer and gave them certification from Roswell Cancer Hospital in Buffalo, ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

Loss of vacation and holiday time from employer
I had previously earned 2 weeks paid vacation + 3 paid holidays from my employer. The store I work in was sold to another company and now I am told I no longer have any vacation time or holiday time b... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

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

Salary questions
My employer pays us two weeks in arrears. Currently we are behind by one paycheck. Although we are in the computer field, and called "salaried", we must keep time records. In certain circumstances, we... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

retaliation
Over one year I filed an age discrimination claim against my former employer. the eeoc picked up the suit and investigated. I was informed that things were done do to items (false items) found in my f... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

what are my options for pursuing current customers if start my own business?
My non compete agreement is not signed by my employer, but does have my signature. It has a one year term, and prevents me from contacting any former ustomers. My employer is not short on resources if... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

can a employer fire you if you don,t do a different job that is not yours to do.
Can a employer fire you I you don,t do a job that you where not hired to do and can they make you do it if you are a person that works in the office and on the computers can they make you sweep the fl... applies to New York  ·  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

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

How can they tell me no matter where I work and get laid off for the next year I can
I took the buyout Jan. 1 2007 Since then I have been employed with company and worked over 7 months and was laid off..I applied for Unemployment and was paid for 4 weeks and now Unemployment is saying... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

was injured on the job, now old employer is telling potential employers i left on bad terms
I was injured on the job and required surgery, after four years and legal battles i am finally able to return to work. I have been trying to get a job for over three months and have had several interv... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

Can an employer test for body fat percentages?
Can a manager test an entire staff, physically himself, and then post the results? This employer does not have health insurance so it was not related to health costs. As a side note I'm 5'2" and 124lb... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Property stolen from workplace
I was asked by my employer to use my personal notebook computer in my office because of their lack of equipment. It was locked in my office each night with my boss and I having the only key. After 2 m... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can a private employer have different vacation amounts for exempt & nonexempt?
Is is legal for a private employer to offer exempt employees more vacation than non exempt employees? Are there any illeagal perks that can be offered to exempt rather than non exempt? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I write an open letter to my ex co-workers explaining my unlawful dismissal?
I have filed a charge of discrimination with EEOC against my ex employer. The EEOC is in the process of assigning an investigator. I have been told that my ex-employer had announced in the annual meet... applies to Washington  ·  0 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

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

Can I lose medical coverage while awaiting surgery?
I live in TN, but my employer's headquarters is in IN. I began working on 11/12/09, and benefits started 3/1/10. I discovered on 3/22 that I have a tumor pressing on my spinal cord. An April 5th date ... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

How can I get my former employer to waiver my non-compete?
I was layed off in April 2008 by my former employer. In June 2010 I asked them to waiver my non-compete which I would then resign and take employment elsewhere. They declined, claiming that I have tra... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Even though i am required to work 50 hours a week my employer only pays me 40 hours for a week vacat
my employer requires me to work a 50 hour work week but for a weeks pay vacation only pays me 40 hours is this legal. applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can an employer expect you to get FMLA approval from a third party?
Can an employer force you to get approval for intermitent FMLA from a third party administrator on a day to day basis? In other words the third party admin. must approve each day of FMLA. applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Laid off after telling employer I was going on disability
In July of this year I took ill with a respiratory infection. I had been working on a helpdesk and had been working several weeks while suffering from this infection. Eventually the manager at the fac... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

maternity leave
I am pregnant and beginning to plan for my maternity leave. I was planning to use all my sick time. My employer is saying that they have a policy saying you can only use 5 days of sick time for childb... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

If an employer promises stock options in an offer letter, are they obligated to follow through?
My former employer promised 25,000 shares in the company in their offer letter, which was signed by the owner of the business. But they never gave me any documentation or certificate of ownership to b... applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

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

My ex employer is offering a conditional severance - if a sign a non compete
I'm 56 - got sick - Employer Threw the health insurance premium at me and said this is unacceptbale - wife also got sick. After that down hill - entire staff aware of health issues and we were brunt o... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

My doctor will only certify FMLA leave once a year
I don't know what to do or what I can do. I live in Ohio and my employer wants us to recertify every 30 days, which is okay for me I don't use this too often. But my doctor has a different point of vi... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Money lost because employer failed to communicate FSA submission deadline
Hello, My employer has an FSA plan, but failed to ever communicate to me, in writing or verbally, that the submission deadline for 2009 was January 30, 2010. Now they say I have forfeited my $900 in c... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Can I take FMLA to take care of my newborn child?
I asked my employer for the FMLA forms to take to my doctor to fill out because I plan to take 6 weeks maternity leave and 6 weeks FMLA for a total of 12 weeks. My employer stated that FMLA is only el... applies to Alabama  ·  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

Fired or let go for submitting a resume to a company
I worked for a company during April 2001 I submitted just 1 resume by mail to a company. I found out that the owner of the headhunter agency new the partner for the company I worked for, they had dinn... applies to California  ·  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

if you have intermediate fmla and can employer ask for note on days out
i have intermediate fmla its for stress and incase i need to take days out can my employer ask for a note for those days out i dont take days out often so this seemed strange to me ive been employed t... applies to Rhode Island  ·  0 answers

does my employer have to hold my job, can i be fired?
I'm currently out of work on disablity incurance The incurance is a benefit i pay for through work.I am out due to a mental health issue. I am allowed 26 weeks of paid leave. does my employer have to ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Can a former employer Recall your Severance Package?
Former employer gave me a Severance Package at the end of my employment, October 2010. The package was a 2009 Lincoln MKX, at that time he said that he would continue to pay the lease payments until t... applies to Nevada  ·  1 answer

termination form positive drug test results in loss of new job
My husband was terminated for failing a drug test after an injury at work. Can another employer rescind a job offer after finding out about this reason for termination even though my husband passed th... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

fired after telling hr I feel discriminated against and am seeking legal counsel! can they legally
recently I expressed to my employer that I felt discriminated against and that I was seeking legal counsel...I was forced not to work(by employer -I was okayed to work by a physician).I received a let... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

Can employer get around clause in a separation agreement and enter agreement as evidence
Can an employer get around a clause in an employment separation agreement when there is a clause says that the agreement will not be used in court proceedings applies to Massachusetts  ·  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 an employer still appeal an unemployment claim after the first 21 days?
When I filed my unemployment claim in March,I was informed that my former employer would have twenty one days to appeal it. They did not so I received benefits. I have recently become aware that the c... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

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

In Ca is it legal for an employer to secretly record employees conversations?
In an office with less than 50 employees that is privately owned, and in CA, is it legal for the owner/employer to secretly record conversations between employees without the employees being aware? Em... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Previous employer is appealing my benefits after they was effective
I was found eligible for unemployment and have been receiving my weekly check, I got a letter in the mail saying i was a party to an appeal by my previous employer, It stated in the letter that they f... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

Can I consider Constructive Discharge when terminated wrongly in an At Will state?
In 9/04 I was terminated From my employer of 6 years after an 8-week Performance Review. The reason given was my failure to perform or improve in three (3) specific duty areas. None were true (proveab... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can I get my job back if my employer terminates me for failing drug test?
I was on a community service day through my employer, in Florida, at which I got injured on and had to go to the hospital. I was given an alcohol and drug test. The drug test came back positive for ma... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Salary Cap/Bonus
1. My employer decided to put a year salary cap. Therefore any inflation raises are paid to me in a lump sum and does not get included on the overall pay. 2. My employer bought my past company and con... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Physicians and the non compete clause
I am a physician that was terminated because of fear of competition. I opened a Saturday clinic over 20 blocks away from the clinic I was employed at because I was losing patients due to the primary o... applies to New York  ·  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can my employer fire me because I have a Dr's slip limiting me to 32 hours instead 40?
Because of a debilitating illness and medication that I am on for severe grieving( I lost my husband of 32 yrs. a few months ago) My doctor wrote a letter requesting my company to cut my hours back to... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Does my previous employer have to give an explanation since I was given a reason for termination?
I worked for a small town as city recorder for 9 months. I was the 3rd recorder in less than a year. The Mayor created a hostile work environment which is the reason for the previous 2 recorders quitt... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Can my former employer hold me to the noncompete I signed?
The previous employer is an indirect Sprint dealer in Lapeer, MI and the noncompete stated that we could not work for wireless for a period of 2 years. It did not stipulate a geographic range or posit... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

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 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

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

Can I be held to a non-compete I signed if my employer will not give me raises?
I signed a non-compete agreement prior to my employment with my company. I got one raise within the first year of employment. Since then, I have only received the 2 or 3 percent cost of living raises ... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

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

Can an Employer Post date your termination?
Can an Employer Post date your termination? Fact: here is the Email I received from the head of HR on June 19th 2001 XXXX, As per our telephone conversation of June 19, 2001, please consider June 2, 2... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

age discimination; retaliation; sexual harassment
I filed 5 EEOC complaints against the agency I work for: (1) age discrimination and failure to promote; (2) two retaliation complaints; and (3) two sexual harassment complaints. After filing the first... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

CIVIL SERVICE SENORITY OVER PROVISIONAL
I AM A CIVIL SERVICE BOOKKEEPER FOR A LITTLE MORE THAN 2 YRS. I AM BEING TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER BORO, SAME TITLE. IN MY OFFICE THERE IS A PROVISIONAL BOOKKEEPER WHO HAS BEEN EMPLOYED FOR MANY YEARS. D... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Retaliation
A former state supervisor informed a prospective employer at a state agency that I was not rehireable. However, I have proof in writing from Human Resources that I am. The EEOC is investigating. I hav... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can I go before a judge myself to Blue pencil an agreement?
I was employed for 17 years with a Construction Labor Leasing Company. I was recruited by their largest national competitor. After 5 months of employment, I was terminated due to a FALSE annonymous "w... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

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

Can a employer take away earned vacation time?
I have worked for a small business for 22 years I worked the first year with no vacation earning my vacation for the following year each year I am now up to 5 weeks which I should have had available t... applies to Wisconsin  ·  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

Can an employer force you to punch out for a break even though you can't leave the premises.
I work for a major retailer who has instituted a new policy that if a store manager works more than 5 hours in a shift they are required to take a 30 minute break. The problem is that if there is not ... applies to Connecticut  ·  0 answers

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

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

What if a previous employer promises to give a copy of a non-compete (or a release) but never does?
IBM is looking to hire me back but this previous employer (ironically, an IBM business partner) represented by the COO keeps saying he will e-mail me a copy of my non-compete (if he finds it in off-si... applies to Texas  ·  0 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

Can I file for "Tortious Interference" for coertion and intimidation by my employer against my union
My questions revolves around discrimination and a hostile work environment at my workplace. I already received my right to sue letters from the EEOC and have already filed a timely complaint. I am now... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

May Ienter a partnership with a customer I previously serviced under my active non-compete agrmt?
I have a non-compete with a company based in Arkansas. I now work for their competitor, which is in Tennessee where I live. I have an opportunity to invest into a business that I serviced under the pr... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

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

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

Can an employer add new documents of misconduct to an appeal after a determination?
I was admitted to the hospital in the evening. I had a friend call my employment and notify them of my absence and my intent to return to work. Over the weekend I was transferred to a psychiatric faci... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Can an employer tell you not to attend work without pay because of the weather?
My employer told only some of the employees not to come to work and if we wanted to get paid for those eight hours we would need to use a vacation day. We were expecting a large amount of snow. The bu... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

About to return from FMLA & my employer changed my hours of work from 9a-5p to 1p-5p. Is this legal?
I had a baby on 4/28/11. I was due to return to work from FMLA on 7/22/11 to my normal hours of 9am to 5pm. I received a letter from my employer yesterday telling me to return on 8/1/11 and to the hou... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Is the non compete valid if the employer never signed or witness the agreement?
I have requested a copy of my non compete agreement from a previous employer. The HR person sent a copy to me and it was only signed by me. No member of the company ever signed it according to the HR ... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can i sue my employer?
I have been requested to work off the clock numerous times, and felt threatened if i did not do so. When people did not call in, my employer would show up at my house at all hours of day to request me... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

family life in evaluation
Can an employer state anything about my special education child in a formal evaluation? My employer stated "that Me often speaks of her own son who is a special education student, which makes me wonde... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

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

Being avoided because of competitor
I was laid off from my employer and ever since I have not been able to get a job. Filled out many apps but nothing. I got called back from that employer and filled out proper paperwork and ever since ... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

If my current employer goes bankrupt, or closes the company, will I still be able to receive a settl
If my current employer goes bankrupt, or closes the company while I still haven’t settle my worker’s compensation case, will I still be able to receive a settlement, or will I loose all benefits? ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

Can an employer deduct from a final paycheck (salary) for the personal debt?
My boyfriend's employer is claiming we owe her $300+ for personal things she picked up for us at the store, completely not work related. She says that we owe it to the ranch (where he works) because s... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

Should I indemnify my former employer in our gender discrimination settlement?
My former employer sent a settlement agreement for me to sign. They have agreed to 1099 me the settlement under 100% emotional distress and want me to agrees to "indemnify and hold the Company harmles... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Can I accept job from employers former client
I am in the IT field and worked for a consulting/staffing company that farms its employees out to other companies. I recenetly left in September 2002 to look for a better employer. When I was hired, I... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

The new employer whom i am going to join wants to change the offer.
Hi, I,resident of Texas, recently got an offer from a company for a position(of my interest). When i went for an interview, i was eligible for more than one positions but i showed an interest in the p... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

victim of accident at the work place
I am a school bus driver of 19 years. As a victim of school bus verses a pedestrian at the work place, no action was taken. I have notified my local union and employer in writing and verbally on numer... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Undeliverable Legal notice
My former employer has recently come to know that I am still working for his client (via another vendor) and has been sending emails that he wishes to aggressively enforce the non compete copying his ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Unemployment compensation appeal by former employer.
I was terminated for violating company policies in April 2009, and had to have a hearing with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (telephone hearing) to determine if they would pay my unemp... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Unemployment compensation after severance expired
I was laid off on 1oth December 2008 and my employer paid 2weeks of severance and 1 weeks of vacation for me in 2 installments. I received my last cheque from the employer on 29the December. I claimed... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

not sure what to do about a former employer bad mouthing me
my former employer let me go last month. i have been contacted by former clients telling me he is calling them threatening if they help me find another position ( not within their companies, just a ge... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Ineligible for Severance in buyout situation
Our employer has the following statement in our severence plan: "You are ineligible to participate if you are offered a job with a company that purchases all or part of the operation in which you are ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Does an employer have the right to use my personal property as a condition of employment?
My employer is requiring me to park my personal vehicle at a gas pump island where I work as a condition of employment. 1. It is my vehicle. 2. They will not allow me to park it off site. I must park ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Age discrimination
Is it considered age discrimination when an employer has a health insurance set up on a premium flat rate. An example is a 22 yr old's rate is $144.35 and the company matches $60 so they are paying fo... applies to Connecticut  ·  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

Can I go before a court without an attorney to blue pencil a Non-Compete Agreement?
NOTE: I AM WILLING TO PAY A SMALL FEE FOR GOOD, USEABLE INFORMATION. I was employed for 17 years with a Construction Labor Leasing Company. I was recruited by their largest national competitor. After ... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can a hospital prevent an occupational therapist from working for another hospital in a non-compete?
I accepted an offer for employment in another state via phone conversation. I quit my job, sold my house and was in process of moving to Illinois. I was then told I had to sign a non-compete or the jo... applies to Illinois  ·  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

My employer is harassing me every few days about being out for intermittant FMLA.
My employer is harassing me every few days because I have extreme pain daily in the A.M. That makes it difficult for me to get to work. I am late most days, usually about 10-30 minutes. I do contact t... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Does my employer have to notify me when requesting new FMLA paperwork?
My employer notified me yesterday that my FMLA had expired for intermittent leave, therefore the current 2 days I was taking off for doctor's appointment for my FMLA condition would not be covered. Wh... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

Can an employer stop me from working because he wants to talk to my doctor?When I have a release.
I Had surgery and a week later when I returned to work with a doctors release.he told me I can not return to Work until he has spoke with my doctor and a week later I received a letter stating that th... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can my employer advertise my position at work while I am on Disability Leave?
Hello, I was out on a month long disabiltiy leave due to a biopsy that has proven a diagnosed disease. During the time I was home, I noticed on my work blackberry that my position was being advertised... applies to California  ·  2 answers

extended injury & provided dr note & employer wants more detail
5/8/11 tore acl, surgery 6/22/11. 7/3/11 cracked kneecap, 7/21/11 broke kneecap in half due to slip & fall. Need surgery again on 8/4/11. Provided dr's notes for all absenses as required. Now employer... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Employers 3 day or prior notice FMLA Policy. Is it legal?
I recently left work early, without notifying my supervisor, due to work related stress caused by harassment I get due to a disfigurement. The harassment takes place at work and is done by my coworker... applies to Illinois  ·  3 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

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

Can i take fmla a day at a time when needed? employer says no week at a time only.
Is it OK for an employer to tell me that i can't use fmla intermittenly? If my baby was sick and i had to leave that day they said i could'nt i have to give them a 30 day advanced notice. How can i pr... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can i take fmla a day at a time when needed? employer says no week at a time only.
Is it OK for an employer to tell me that i can't use fmla intermittenly? If my baby was sick and i had to leave that day they said i could'nt i have to give them a 30 day advanced notice. How can i pr... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can employer withoold incentive pay for not agreeing with their incentive plan terms & conditions?
my position is primarily paid through sales & commission plan. Beginning last year the employer requires that we "agree to and sign this document (a terms & condition document) in order to be eligible... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

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

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

What should do when the employer masks information to the EEOC
Here's my dilemma, I'm currently engaged in a EEOC claim with my former employer where I was terminated for negligence or misconduct concern another associate stealing from the company and I was ultim... applies to Alabama  ·  1 answer

Discrimination & loss of confidentiality in the work place
Synopsis: Person A was called to go in for an interview about 45mins prior to the interview. She went, had the intervie and left. The next day her co-worker Person B went to apply at the same place. D... applies to Texas  ·  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

Should I get a lawyer to handle my religious discrimination claim, will it be free?
I was terminated after day 7 of working for telling my employer that I will honor my religion. Before I began the job, I was told that I would be able to get Saturdays off because I am Jewish. I hadnt... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

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

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

right to work when terminated?
i was terminated by my employer, a consulting company. i have decided to start my own consulting business. i signed a non-compete agreement when i was hired into a company that was acquired by a large... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

What are my rights, what is reasonable, and how do I know that I'm not getting screwed?
I was a VP for a small firm (only there for about 3 months) - prior to this, I worked hard for 30 years or so and never had any problems with any employer. After a discussion with my employer last wee... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

I signed an A.E.A. with a former employer with a Non-compete clause. Want to know my rights.
I have worked in the same industry for 25 years. I signed an A.E.A. with an employer that recently let me go,not in any breach of the signed agreement. The non-compete clause in the A.E.A. outlines th... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can my former employer enforce a non-compete if it means I can't work in this field anywhere.
I worked for a company that only offered 1 loan product to a specific group of people. I decided to leave and work for a broker where I have access to a large array of products and can service the ent... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Not getting paid for on-call emergency overtime from Employer
I work for a Home Medical Company or DME company. All service technicians are required to work after hours emergency on-call if a patient or doctor's office call us with a emergency. We were getting o... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Rounding hours
My company recently switched to a new clocking program, during a transition phase where we have been using both the new and old we noticed some differences, the biggest being the rounding. My employer... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 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

If employer have an intention of hiring you, and you quit your previous job, can you sue?
I was offered a job and was to start on Jan 16th. On the morning of that day, my employer assistance called and told me not to come in, but that my employer will call me later that day. NO word whatso... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can an employer adjust your date of employment after taking FMLA?
I requested 4 weeks FMLA from my employer and they approved it after I completed the Federal Medical Certification form but they also required me to spend 4 weeks accrued vacation time. So I was force... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can an employer terminate employment without providing proof of why you're being discharged?
My employer terminated me today, she stated that she was told by the old D.O.N (who is no longer employed at our facility) that I was verbally told that 2 absences in my 90 probationary period was an ... applies to Ohio  ·  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

FMLA question
My husband has worked for a local auto dealer for 32 years, he's 53 years old. He has held key management positions for approx 20 years. February 5, 2008 he stayed home from work, which was rare, thou... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Non-interference in Employment Agreement
I am an IT consultant residing and working in Phoenix, AZ whereas my former employer is Massachussetts. He made me sign Non-interference clause in the employment agreement to not work with his clients... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

My ex employer is trying to suei
applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Job terminated whil still on Work Comp tretment
I am a senior computer engineer. I was diagnosed with carpol tunnel injury. My company accepted this injury as work related and since then I am on work Comp insurance. I am still going through treatme... applies to Illinois  ·  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

Blackballing
Here is the short version of this situation. I am a mortgage broker in Columbus Ohio and have been for the past 7 years. I have recently left an employer on bad terms due to me holding a funding check... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Workers Compensation Retaliation
I'm a Deputy and was involved in a major accident in my patrol car on duty in route to a call. My supervisors insisted I go to the hospital and be checked out. (they drove me!) To make a long story sh... applies to Texas  ·  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 compensation or employer signature on our forced non-compete, is it valid?
6 months after full time employment began, I was provided a non-compete agreement, forced to sign it, there was no signature by the employer and no compensation provided to sign. 2 months later I was ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

Employer is appealing the initial determination that I was discharged without just cause, What now?
I was laid off from a job that I had worked 8+ years on 2/28. Since I had been warned of the layoff I was able to secure a new job that began in March. The description I was given of the job duties ch... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

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

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

Is this type of action considered deflamation
I was fired from my job in Aug. 2009, after being falsely accused of falsifying vehicle mileage reports. I have substantial proof my former employer is not being truthful (statement from accounts visi... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

FMLA/Stroke/termination
I had a mini stroke on Oct. 3, 01. I informed my employer and my doctor wrote a note explaining that I would be out of work for an undetermined amount of time. He wasn't sure what was wrong with me. H... applies to Louisiana  ·  1 answer

Rests and Meal periods
So just out of curiosity, my employer states that by law all employees MUST take a 30 minute meal period, honestly I'm ok with being a forced meal period but is it truly illegal? I know minors have to... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 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

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

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

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

Fired for filing workers compensation claim
My husband was hired at a small company less than 8 employees. He went to the dr. and was told he had carpal tunnel. He then went back to work & told his employer he wanted to file a workers compensat... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Employer cut hours and
applies to New Mexico  ·  0 answers

Employer cut hours and
applies to New Mexico  ·  0 answers

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

what if there are fewer than 15 employees?
I have been subjected to various forms of discrimination over the course of my employment from my boss and finally decided to give my written notice to him, in which I stated that unless I received so... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

Commissions and Parole Agreements
I am working under what amounts to a parole agreement to be paid commissions of 11% on sales in a retail/construction business. The original proposal I signed and returned to my employer crossing out ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Do employers have to pay you before a company observed holiday?
I have a friend who works for a company that will be observing Thanksgiving on both Thursday and Friday. The company will be distributing checks out today, Wednesday, however the checks are postdated ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can I Sue Old Employer for damages to Income?
Hi, My question is based on a non-compete injunction that is coming to keep me from working for a new employer. You need a little history to understand the complex issues of this case. Three years ago... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can You stop my former employer from giving a horriber unhonest reference
I am a CNA got training at Salem Golden Living Center in Salem,SD . Never been wrote up or discharged , gave a month notice verbal quit relocate notice. I am getting very bad reference from this empol... applies to South Dakota  ·  0 answers

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

I signed a non-compete with a company and then was let go within 8 weeks. Is that enforceable?
I am an outside sales rep. who has worked a specific industry for many years. I also worked for other industries on occasion in a similar capacity as the economy challenged my ability to earn. Recentl... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can my employer require me to change a shift although it is in my job description?
I have been on FMLA leave for nine weeks and am due to return to my job next week. I have been employed there over two years. My job discription requires my ability to work flexible shifts. I normally... applies to Arkansas  ·  0 answers

Is my employer allowed to take a cut of my tips?
applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

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

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

Do i need a lawyer
Hi,I'm trying to contact you about a problem I'm facing due to becoming unemployed. Immediately after becoming unemployed I filed my unemployment claim only to find out I am unable to claim what I'm e... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

My ex employer is suing me for a non compete agreement issue that does not exist.
I was hired in 2002 in Dallas area, 6 months later was told I needs to sign a "Non Compete Agreement". I did sign it but did to keep my emolument. In 2005 I was fired because he heard I went on a job ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Boss gave verbal agreement in meeting (witnesses) for bonus but wont pay. Do I have any recourse?
My employer promised bonus payments for certain completed tasks (I don't want to get into too much detail here for fear of reprisal). This promise was made only verbally, although it was in a formal m... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Does my previous employer owe me a refund for COBRA coverage not used?
I was laid off and got COBRA coverage thru the company that laid me off. I paid that company for COBRA coverage 2 weeks prior to the month covered by the payment. Then I got a job w/immediate health c... applies to District of Columbia  ·  0 answers

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

Emplyer change me from workers comp to Family leave Legal??
I went out on April 23, 2004 on Workers Comp (all paperwork filed)due to injury on job. I have been receiving pay from Workers Comp also. My employer is now telling me that my 12 week deadline is appr... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Can my employer require me to use paid time off when working a reduced schedule?
I have fibromyalgia, arthritis, GERD and back problems. I had back surgery in September. I walk with a cane. I have filled out the FMLA forms for intermittent leave and have used it this year. I have ... 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  ·  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

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

Does an employer have to pay you if you attend a mandatory meeting?
applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

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

Collecting Employer Match Contribution
In mid-80's, worked for Psychiatric Facility owned by major US Hospital Chain. Participated in 401K/retirement plan which employer matched up to 4%. Psych Facility was sold. When attempted to collect ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Separation Agreement
I have recently been terminated from my employer and have been asked to sign a Separation Agreement in order to obtain a severance package. I have a question about a clause in the agreement called a n... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is Non-Compete Enforceable when Employer is moving the company out of state?
My question is about a Non-compete agreement signed with a company that is moving out of state. The employer is an IT recruiting firm, that has been based in Manhattan. The owner no longer wants to co... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Non-compete & severance
I had worked 10 yrs for a insurance broker. 7 yrs into the job the comapny was acquired - the new company required me to sign a non-compete and paid me $3000 to do so. 3 years later my job was elimina... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can my employer enforce a non-solicitation agreement that restricts me from doing my job?
I have been employed with my current company for over 5 years, several years in one position and several years in my current position. Recently my employer presented me with a Confidentiality and Non-... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Ensuring no conflict of interest prior to consultation
We need to consult with an attorney ASAP. Situation involves exempt/non-exempt status,overtime pay (request has been made),retaliation,worker safety,have been informed overtime situation has occured i... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination Without Cause
I was terminated from my job a few days ago after 2 1/2 years of service. The reason that my employer gave me was that my skill set did not match the direction in which their IT Department was headed.... applies to District of Columbia  ·  1 answer

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

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 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

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

non-compete
I have been working for the same company for 8 years. After being hired, on my first day they had me sign a non-compete agreement. The agreement has many flaws that would make the agreement invalid. A... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

non-compete issue in IT.
I joined a company back in 2/02. I was asked to call on an account. I had previously called on the account but in a different area. I was asked to further develop a relationship with the account. The ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

My employer terminated me and refuses to pay me for twages earned. What can I do?
applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

What can i do if i don't not have a year of previous work with my employer because of a layoff i was
applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

What concerns should I have if I don't know if I signed a non compete with Employer who fired me?
applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Can I sue my employer landlords for falsely accused me of stealing
applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Can I sue my employer landlords for falsely accused me of stealing
applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Is my former employer responsible for employment verifications if they have closed business?
applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can I sue my employer landlords for falsely accused me of stealing
applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Is my employer creating a hostile work environment, or our they discriminating against me?
applies to Michigan  ·  0 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

my employer terminated me while on approved FMLA leave
My employer terminated me while on approved FMLA leave. The IL Dept of Labor upheld the decision stating my doctor had not notified them of my last appt. (Dr. staff stated they did send the FAX w my r... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Severance & Stay On Bonus
During July 2001 our mfg. facility was closed & all employees laid off. We received at the time a letter which said they were going to exit the fabricated strainer business. A group of key employees g... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

Vacation Policy Change
I have been with my employer for 8 years now and our vacation policy has always been that you could carry over 1 1/2 times your accured vaction, and at seperation any unused vaction was paid out at 10... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Fired after an ATV collision
I was recently released from an 8-month employment as a scheduler in the OR at a local hospital. I am a single mother of 2 boys, ages 7 and 9 years. I had previously been written up for missing too ma... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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 it a reasonable accomadation ask your employer to NOT use available paid time off?
I am currently using both FMLA intermittent leave and FMLA reduced schedule leave. I have no avialable paid time off. Starting in January, I will have available paid time off. My employer is telling m... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Mutual Separation Agreement - Severance - Signed & Notarized - Now they want to Void & Null it
I was let go by my employer after 6 years of reliable service. They offered me a mutual separation agreement with severance included in the agreement. I got it signed and notarized and employer got it... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

DEMEANING VERBAL ABUSE
HOW CAN I ASK A QUESTION WITHOUT DISCLOSING MY IDENTITY OR MY EMPLOYER? applies to West Virginia  ·  1 answer

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

recently employer has initiated a no smoking policy that results in termination
applies to Arkansas  ·  0 answers

What to do when employer provides checks but no funds to cash them? What type of lawyer to find?
applies to New York  ·  0 answers

during employment, employer covered deductible. do cobra beneficiaries get the same benefit?
applies to Delaware  ·  0 answers

Does
I'm over 40. Is it age descrimination if a prospective employer won't hire me because I'm "over qualified?" applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

breaking a non-compete
I am a resident in Kansas but worked for an employer in Arizona. I was terminated Dec. 2003 for downsizing/financial reasons. I was forced to sign a proprietary rights and non-compete agreement 19 mon... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

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

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

Discrimation-Termination of employment
I was terminated from my employer with no reason for termination given when contacted via answering machine from company vp of operations. i have since filed a claim with eeoc because of the firing, i... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

If an employer misrepresented job, do I have to pay back moving costs?
I recently took a job as a sr. manager with promise of being promoted to Dir. with in 6 months to a year. When I showed up at work the person who hired me was fired. They placed me under another perso... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

If I DID sign a non-compete and my employer didn't mention it when I quit… is it relevant?
I worked for a very small local company for 6 years. In December 2010, I told my employer that I had interviewed at another company and was considering an offer (I was in a key role and wanted to give... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Employer denies involuntary leave in layoff with severance choice
I was recently laid off and offered a severance package. There are two options, take a lump sum payment or a weekly payment. If I take the lump, my employer states that they will consider this a volun... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Following my stroke I returned to work but my employer thretened to cut my pay. Is this legal??
applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

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

AS A EMPLOYER WHEN AM I OBLIGATED TO PAY DRIVE TIME WHEN I FURNISH A COMPANY VEHICLE.
applies to Kentucky  ·  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

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

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

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

what can you do when your employer fires one person and not another person for the same thing?
what can you do when your employer fires one person and not another person for the same thing? I was expected to do another persons job since she did not want to do it herself, when i told her that sh... applies to New Hampshire  ·  0 answers

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

Can a non-compete restrict future employment by specific companies?
I have been working for a local firm that provides services to the medical industry. Specifically, our largest client is the second largest medical providor in our county. The non compete restricts fo... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can we get this job back?
My husband was terminated from his job after less than a week of working at it. He was accused of "lying" on his application. When he asked what his employer was referring to, he was told that he left... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Terminated and them wanting me to pay invoice
Here's the issue - I was let go or fired if you will, from my previous employer - I was DENIED my unemployment benefits because somehow my employer said I was abusing the internet during business hour... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can my employer require a doctors slip for every FMLA absence?
I have an approved FMLA claim for a lifelong illness covering myself and a seperate one covering my spouse. In both cases, I was approved for one day of FMLA leave per week (totaling 2 days a week). N... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

Do i have to answer my employer's questions,
I have been out of work on disability leave for a mental health issue. My employer, a church/ child care, knows exactly why I was out even though i didn't tell them, i feel that my mother in law, who ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

Can an employer install hidden cameras in general work areas to monitor employees?
applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My employer is denying me FMLA for my baby
I took FMLA for the birth of my son. In May 2007 (5 months pregnant) I was put on bedrest due to having preterm labor. I was off on FMLA from May 14 until October 8th 2007. Around August 1st I recieve... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

something stinks in Indiana
My employer is breaking a lot of rules, don't know where to start... 1. Our corporate safety director told me they would fix one of the safety issues "when somebody gets hit". We have a blind spot tha... applies to Indiana  ·  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

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

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

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

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

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

Medical Information Privacy in the Workplace
I work at a small non-profit organization (40 employees) and recently advised my supervisor that I would be requiring some time off work to have an operation for kidney stones. Not seemingly a privacy... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

FMLA and overtime
I have a chronic medical condition and have been approved for intermittent FMLA. Last I utilized three days of FMLA; my employer was shorthanded for the weekend and I agree to work two shifts. There w... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

Is a non-compete valid if the company backs out of Agreed terms?
I worked for a GA company for 8 yrs an upon returning 14 mths later they wanted me sign a non-compete. We agreed upon expenses,commission an a monthly salary. Expenses to be submitted by 1st of month ... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Equal Pay Discrimination?
I apologize, but I removed the details in case my employer is lingering around these boards. Thank you everyone for responding. applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can my employer stop paying me for benefits once I've worked 2080 hours in a year?
testing, I'm not posting any links! applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Disclosure of deceptive pricing to customers - legal risk to me
I have been working for a former employer as an independent rep. for about 8 mos. I have become very uncomfortable with some of their pricing approaches to my customers, primarily claiming a higher co... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

I Rescinded my resignation, can my employer force unpaid leave with no promise of future employment?
Will I qualify for unemployment while looking for a new job? applies to New York  ·  0 answers

wage payment
I work straight commission. Can my employer start penalizing me for late paying customers? He started this 11/01/02. applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

timeliness of paycheck
Do employers have to pay you by a certain time of day? My employer handsout our checks so late, the banks are already closed. applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can I be forced to work in a toxic environment while pregnant?
I'm a Chemist in Holliston, MA and I'm also pregnant. My job requires me to come in contact with several chemicals that are known to cause birth defects. I have to climb ladders, and lift heavy loads ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  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

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

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

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

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

May an Employer reneig on a signed, executed and paid severance agreement?
My employer (based in Michigan) made the decision to close the plant where I work. they put together a spread sheet with proposed severance agreement and stay on bonus dollars. My last day of work was... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

can i sue my former employer for wrongful termination?
I were falsely accused of stealing, did not go to court or anything I ask to view my charges the official could not find any record of it. applies to Arkansas  ·  0 answers

Former employer making disparaging remarks and trying to impose non-compete after the fact
I resigned from my previous employer to accept a new position. In accepting the new position, I did NOT sign a non-compete agreement. Despite a strong and exceptional track record in my position, I wa... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

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 an employer force you to do the job you did before you got hurt on the job
can an employer force you to do the job you did before you got hurt on the job applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

dress code/pantyhose
Can an employer in California require a woman to wear panty hose or knee high stockings UNDER her pants? applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can my employer cut my pay to minimum wage if I quit
I did not give my 2 weeks notice I was just wondering if it is legal or not to do if its not stated in our employee handbook? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

my doctor has not released me to return back to work
my employer says that my FMLA has ended and that my job will be terminated, what can I do. Am I eligible to receive unemployment compensation? applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

I HAVE DEGENERATE HIP
how can i go about filing law suit against former employer who denied me flma right because i have never used it before and they are assuming i am faking my health problem so i was fired for attendanc... applies to Kansas  ·  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

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

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 this retaliation?
I recently quit my job as a Director of Sales for a Technology company and never signed an NDA (Non-Compete Agreement). I took a position with a partner of my last employer (with the blessings of the ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

What?
I have a question. If you are hired can your employer terminate your job because of a past offense (felony conviction for drugs) even though you where truthful on your application and have worked ther... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can my 2nd employer enforce the non-compete against my 1st employer?
I went to work for TCi in Apr '11 as a Business Development Manager to grow the trailer repair business. I signed a non-compete agreement with them upon acceptance of offer. In December 2011, I was ap... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Monies owed
Thank you in advance for any help and direction that you can offer. I was employeed for 9 years with a firm in NY and was not paid in a timely manner. I currrently am no longer with the firm and am wo... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

specified or implied non-compete for mobilized reservists?
Background: Several years ago I worked at a consulting firm. At that time, the company did not have a non-compete policy, nor did I have an non compete agreement with them. I was involuntarily mobiliz... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

Is it worth fighting an emplyer for unemployment when they lie about the circumstances?
I was employed at a chain grocery store and had to call off sick one day from work. My company handbook states that if you need to call out the procedure for calling off is to call the manager at leas... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

Do I have a valid case for constructive discharge?
I was placed on 90 days performance probation or be subject to termination during which time the work environment became hostile and it became clear that my employer was not acting in good faith. As a... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

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

DO I have a case worth looking into?
I was recently fired from my job at Startek Inc. for allegations of Domestic Battery that were false,the person that accused me of these charges no longer works for the company, she was fired because ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

discrimination
What is the statute of limitations in Ohio for filing against an employer who made promises several times (President Level) of a promotion within a specified timeframe and then did not do so but promo... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

How to determine what to ask the courts to do?
Is there a website, that will outline/detail what judgements I am due to ask for, in a racial discrimination, retaliation case against my employer. What training is availble for pro Se representation.... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

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

Employer Vacation Rules
Are employers(with 25 employees or more) are required to grant vacation time? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

PTO Payout Laws
Is it against PA law for an employer to only pay out 50% of my earned PTO time? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

reneged job offer caused me to lose an earlier offer
For seven years I've been an independent contractor to Hospital A, and they've been my major client. For the last four years I've asked them to change my role to full-time instead of contracting, with... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

what's my rights
what are your rights on your medical excuse.. do your doctor have to go in detail to your employer about your physical health. where does you privacy come in at? applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

DRUG POLICY
CAN AN EMPLOYER USE THREATS AND INTIMIDATION TO GET EMPLOYEES TO CONFESS TO BREAKING COMPANY POLICY'S applies to California  ·  1 answer

Alleged overpayment of wages by employer/denial of three paychecks
My employer did not pay me for three recent pay periods, alleging he had overpaid me in the past. I provided him all information proving he had not overpaid me and requested paychecks. He did not pay ... applies to Hawaii  ·  0 answers

Severance 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

Leaving job due to company's questionable future.
I am resigning from a company that I feel is in a downward spiral and I have felt (with valid reason) that I would be one to soon be let go. I need to work at some point but need advice on 3 issues...... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Termination Over The Phone
I was just fired form my job today and I was wondering if the employer has to tell you in person or can they just call and tell you over the phone? applies to Florida  ·  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

final paycheck
How long will my employer hold my paycheck in nv until they mail it if I quit? I don't want to go in and sign for it and that is what my manager is saying I HAVE to do. applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

Statute of Limitations on producing a noncompete
If the employer says they have a noncompete, but can't find it. What is the length of time that they can produce one and it be valid? applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

When do I need to get a lawyer?
Should I take a lawyer with me to a mediation meeting between my employer and myself that was set up by EEOC? applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

Exempt Salary Manager that worked 21 paid days, yet employer only paid for 18 and refuses to pay out
I am a salary exempt manager for a food service company. The month of August was a 21 day pay month (meaning I would need to work a minimum of 21 days to receive my salary. I am new to the company and... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Set up for failure and discarded because of being an older female.
I was hired by a consulting company as a high level validation lead. The circumstances of the job opening up were not shared with me. The young man who had the position before me refused to abide by t... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

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

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

Can my company go with an outside higher with out even acknowledging my application.
My current employer filled a position today with on outsider. I applied 3 months ago. I was not interviewed and have heard nothing from HR or the Hiring manager. Can I do anything? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination
I was permanently laid off from my job. The reason given to me was that the employer needed to make room in the payroll so that he could hire his brother who was just released from the military. I wan... applies to Colorado  ·  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

Harrassment during Pregnancy
My daughter-in-law is about to have her first baby. Her employer is harrassing her in hopes that she will quit. The second-in-command admitted to her that the boss has it in for her. What rights does ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

My wife and I work for the same company. I want to resign because of a better job opportunity. We are concerned the employer may be retaliatory and fire my wife. Is this legal?
applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Employer verbally waived their non-compete at a meeting with several attendie and is now retracting.
I am a nurse who brought several patients to my now former employer. During a meeting several nurses called due to having bounced paychecks and wondering if the company was in danger, we asked if we c... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Can a employer make Saturday mandatory after a 40 hour work week ?
Does this mandatory also affect people working through a temp service? applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Can a employer make Saturday mandatory after a 40 hour work week ?
Does this mandatory also affect people working through a temp service? applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

hourly
Can a employer after you have been working hourly change it to salary? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

paid holidays
when can an employer start paying holidays . applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Help! I think I've been blacklisted. . .
I was terminated from a past employer under dubious circumstances. To make a long story as short as possible, it was necessary for me to utilize a sick day to visit a hospital -- I was having severe c... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What can I do to get my money back from employer ?
Atfter 21 months of employement my current emplloyer with out PRE-warning is taking moneys out of my check claiming they have been paying me at a higher rate then they intended. applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Wrongful termination
I was laid off on 5/27 and I know that I am not being called back. When I was still there they hired a girl that was only there for two months and they kept her. I was screamed at and harrarsed by my ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

wage payment
I work straight commission. After 9 years, can my employer change the way he pays? It was based on sales, now it's based on receivables. Thank you, Janie applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Can my current employer block my entry into working for others by telling them not to hire
Facts: I am currently employed by a large corporation in Vermont and I have applied for jobs with another newly formed (competitor & partner) corporation locating in New York. Last week I received pho... applies to Vermont  ·  0 answers

More Time
I filed a gender discrimation complaint with my state as well as the eeoc. The employer has asked for more time to reply to the charge. What does this mean for me? and my case? Is it good or bad? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

abuse of 'at will employment' clause
The 'employment at will' clause is being abused by the employers these days. I am an engineer. In my last job, my employer wrote explicitly the 'employment at will' clause in the offer letter. After f... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Enforcibility of non-compete
Hello, I am educated in a very small, unique, highly specialized allied health field that relies on referrals from doctor's and therapists. I was recently forced to resign, and signed a non-compete as... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can I be fired by my employer for refusing to sign a non-compete agreement?
I am afraid the agreement is too broad and it may affect my chances of finding a job if I choose to seek new employment. applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

prospective new job is not a direct competitor
I have a possible opportunity to work for a company that is in the same generic industry however does not, nor would not compete with any customers of my current employer. Would this still violate my ... applies to Illinois  ·  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

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

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

Non-Compete Question
I moved to PA a little over two years ago and was hired by a company that is in distribution. One of the conditions of hire was to sign a non-compete agreement. I had lived in another state for the pr... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Restaurant Scheduling
After being out ill for a week my employer requested that I bring in a doctor's note clearing me to work, which was done. Now I have not been put back on the schedule since. How long do I wait until I... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Quarantined
I was planning a trip to China, but my employer stated that I would not be allowed to return to work for 8-10 days after I got back due to the SARS scare, and they would take that time out of my sick ... applies to Florida  ·  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

Valid claim?
To shorten a very long story, I had filed FMLA paperwork with my employer. The condition I have sometimes makes it not possible for me to call in by a certain time EVERY day to report my absence for t... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

I was let go form my former employer. The reason was due to a policy, The issue was I took the company vehiel home like always, and some called my truck which I was not home during that time. The next day they took me in the office and told me what happen
applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

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

Am I REALLY salaried?
I have been employed for a CPA firm for the last 2 years, as an accountant on a salary basis. My checks are twice a month the same amount, regardless of hours worked. However, if I work overtime, I ge... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Can I be sued for going to work for a competitor after I was told that "no action will be taken"
I worked with EDS for two years. I signed a non-compete with EDS however, worked for EHRO (Relocation Company) with EDS being the largest shareholder. When HP bought EDS, HP bought all shares of EHRO.... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

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

Hidden knowledge of noncompete
If an employer denies having an employment agreement, and does not give you a copy of one after being hired, but tries to sue you after you work for a competitor. What liability do you have if you hav... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

does my employer have to post our grivence policy?
I dropped a pan lid on the floor and my boss cursed me out i can not find a copy of our grivence procedure any where. his superior was here so i mentioned it to him and his respoonse was "so"". I need... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Is my boss taking my FMLA illegally?
If I am injured at work and I am on workmans comp, my employer says he can exhaust all my FMLA for the year if I am off for 3 months,wheather I like it or not! Is he correct or is he just bulling me a... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Unaurhoized payroll deduction
My former employer deducted $740.00 from my paycheck. He has it listed as material. I did not authorize this deduction. I have waited to persue as I had cobra health coverage with him and did not want... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

I was not paid overtime for one and half years, how do i collect back overtime?
I beleive that my current employer willing didn't pay me overtime. What is the process and how do I proceed? applies to Nebraska  ·  0 answers

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

can my employer retaliate because I asked for FMLA?
Four weeks ago I was diagnosed with severe bronchitis and was told by my doctor to stay home to get rest and take a course of treatment. I had no more time to take off for the year but the doctor told... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

My Employer in Violation of FMLA Laws?
I have a chronic condition in which I was approved for intermittent FMLA leave for time off for doctor appointments, physical therapy and time off in the condition is exasperated. My physician wrote t... applies to Michigan  ·  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

bonus pay upon termination
I have worke for 10 months this year & are elgible for up to 8,000 bonus. My employer has offered 2 weeks severence. Can I get part of my bonus on top of that? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

employer discriminated against me during pregnancy and terminated me without just cause
In the early part of 2001 I informed my employer that I was pregnant and due in November. Almost immediatly afterword I suddenly found myself being witten up and placed on warning after warning. All o... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

what% of taxes should be taken out of a lump sum severance payout?
I received a severance package and was taxed at 37.5%. My employer at the time told me that i would be taxed at 20-25%. applies to Nebraska  ·  0 answers

Clocking out for restroom use
Can employer's make you clock out into lunch everytime you have to use the restroom? What I mean is not during your normal lunch time, or break just while you are on production line etc. applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

fired because of a disability
If a person is fired for limitations directly associated with a documented disability they have which the employer has been advised of, what are their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act?... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Injunction threat
My former employer says he will enforce non compete and initiate an injunction. All this by email. How do i fight an injunction ? what are the due process stages before an injunction can be filed ? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Non-compete agreement in MD
Is a non-compete agreement enforceable in the State of Maryland? What legal rights do I have if my former employer has filed a suit? Thank you. applies to Maryland  ·  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

violation of personal property/ failure of employer to have e mployee complete paperwork
I am a highly skilled and experienced Paralegal. I have been voluntarily out of work for about 6 months. I recently decided to go back to work and accepted a job with a small firm who was eager to hav... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Discrimination
I was hospitalized for depression and now require once a week psychiatry appointments. My employer would not let me off work for these appointments and said that if I wasn't at work I would be written... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

non-compete prior to sale
My employer recently sold his franchise to an out of state owner. Does my non-compete with him carry over to the new owners even if we left before the sale was complete? applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

ADP TotalSource has messed with the unemployment insurance benefits wrongly
My wife and I had both worked at a sales company in Aguora Hills, CA. We have both moved to where we are now because she is pregnant and to take care of her disabled mother and sister. She had been re... applies to California  ·  0 answers

NonCompete
Hello, I am a resident of Texas, working as a consultant for a Minnesota firm. I was previously engaged on a project in Raleigh, NC. I would like to go work for this company in NC, However, due to a n... applies to Texas  ·  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

non-compete clause - promotions
Can my employer make a promotion (into management) contingent on me signing a non-compete clause? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

within rights of FMLA
can a employer fire you if you took fmla for maternity leave. while on leave you go out of state on vacation. can that get you fired? applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Work Humiliation
Even though I work for a non-union employer, can you still have a case on humiliation? I don't want to bore you with this so if you have the time I would like to get to write more to you. Please let m... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

Layoff and wife been pregnancy.
Dear Lawyer, May I ask the question for about my right. My wife just got pregnancy. And I am the only one person work in the family. Are I protected by any law if the employer going to lay off. Best R... applies to Texas  ·  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

Is there a time frame?
Following the verbal advice of lay-off, is there a time frame in which the employer is required to provide an official letter of termination with ourlined severace package? applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

I haven't signed a non-compete agreement. Is there a general "non-compete law" in state of Colorado?
Is there a "reasonable" timeframe after which I could start my own business (similar to the business of my previous employer)? applies to Colorado  ·  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

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

Can I contact companies and people I knew before I signed and worded for my latest employer?
I had many contacts before working for this company. I would like to contact these contacts for either employment itself or for future business. Thanks, Mark applies to Rhode Island  ·  0 answers

90 day probation period and workers comp.
I was working for a company for about 3 months. (Since May 15th 2006) On August 15th, 2006 I hurt my back at work. I notified my employer right away, but they still wanted me to work. When I told them... applies to California  ·  1 answer

mandatory on call
Employer just instituted mandatory on call. 27 hour shift unpaid. Is that legal? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Final Wages
Does the law require an employer to pay final wages within 48 hours of termination? applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Retaliation after questioning payroll deductions? Cut hours and rumors of terminating me.
I heard rumors through colleagues that the company deducts pay out of paycheck for loss or shortages. This happened to other employees, and it happened to me. When it happened to me I refused to conse... applies to New Mexico  ·  0 answers

$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

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

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

Should an attorney help write my severance agreement?
Do I need an employment law specialist to have a constructive termination/severance agreement written? My case is unique in that I am not being let go, but I think it would be best for both me and my ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

THREAT OF TERMINATION
My Employer is threating to terminate me,because a background check revealed an open arrest for Patronising a Female,the charge was eventually DISMISSED AND SEALED,no fine,no plea,no conviction,a wron... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Retaliation
I filed a discrimination charge against my company with the EEOC on September 2002. And on June 2003, I was demoted without an explanation at all. I would like to know what to do next. If I should go ... applies to Arizona  ·  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

commission claims
Can my employer change my pay from hourly and commission to just hourly without my agreement. applies to California  ·  1 answer

Discriminated against for not having children
Has anyone ever filed a successful discrimination lawsuit against their employer for being discriminated against because they do not have children? applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

non compete for North Carolina
At hire I signed a non compete which stated nothing about my terms of employment. Ten months later my employer wants to reduce my base pay. If I quit or if I am fired for not accecpting the reduction ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Demotion from employer
I was recently demoted as a manager at a Group Home, to a direct care worker. My pay was drastically reduced by five dollars and twenty cent. I have no disciplinary actions or write ups against me; th... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

Am I eligible?
I have been very recently terminated from my previous full-time employer of 3 years because of an accidental firearm discharge (self-inflicted wound) on company property, NOT during regular business h... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

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

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

COBRA being indirectly avoided
I was laid off due to lack of work at the end of April. I was notified of cobra coverage, which I elected. It was done through a 3rd party, and I have sent in two payments so far. I paid my first prem... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

What is the recommended course of action when your employer does not reimburse travel expenses? They reimburse on Google listed miles and times driven not actual. Also they pay a perdiem for meals that is based on departure and arrival times but will rand
applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

getting fired while on FMLA
My husband is on FMLA and we recently found out that his employer is reviewing his record and considering firing him because of abcenses. Can he legally be fired for taking days off when he is sick wh... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Retaliation/Discrimination
Is it possible for 2 co-plaintiffs to bring a single action against a common former employer? My co-worker friend was fired, and I was overloaded with work while being told I would never get help,(I'm... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

Renegotiate Severance?
After 8 years, I was RIF'ed by my employer in Arizona which is a U.S. wide corporation based in Michigan. As a G.M. with extensive knowledge of the company�s risks, liabilities and legal practices, ... applies to Arizona  ·  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

Should I worry about a phone call from HR after I complained?
I cited a grievance against a prospective employer (temp to perm situation). I received a phone call from headquarters HR that I'll be asked to meet with company executives and attorney in the near fu... applies to Florida  ·  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
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

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

Employment Transfer
My employer sent me on a temporary assignment to a NJ facility. After being at the NJ facility for 8 months they told me their was no job to come back to at the NY facility. In the mean time they hire... applies to New York  ·  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

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

Unauthorized stoppage of 401K contributions and severance overpayment
I was on a severance plan from my employer. The terms of my severance included continuation of 401K contributions on both my part and my former employer. Due to some sort of "hickup" in the the system... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Is a non-compete agreement binding for a subcontractor if only the subcontractor signs it?
The agreement has a place for both signatures, but the employer did not sign it, only the subcontractor. 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

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

Can I sue my employer for for putting me into severe debt?
I sure you're asking yourself how did his employer put this guy into debt? The answer right off the bat I'm sure is no. But if you consider the individual circumstance. I work for a financial firm her... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Response can't be located on the site
Hello, you sent me this sometime ago, and I don't see my problem/ answer on the site. Could you please help me locate it? Thank you, Carole -------Original Message------- From: neil@myemploymentlawyer... applies to Washington  ·  1 answer

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

feeling betrayed,demotion
I was in a position for a year an 3 weeks. My employer and my new boss said i was deficient in certain aares. they agreed to update my training, I have it in writing on my eval. In Dec they said they ... applies to New York  ·  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

Can I beat my "non-compete"
My employer made me sign a "non-compete" back in 1999. In 2000 they were acquired resulting in a new change in company name. There is nothing in the non-compete that allowed the transfer of my N/C Agr... applies to New York  ·  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

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

Unemployment and Non-compete
Can I file for unemployment if my employer terminates me for not signing a non-compete agreement? I don't agree with the agreement and she is forcing us to sign it without getting any type of compensa... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

Long Term Disability
I have been on Long Term Disability from my employer since 11/21/00. I no longer have a gurantee job status and my LTD ends 11/21/02. Can I ask for servance pay ? I have been employed for 20 years at ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Fail Drug Test = No employer sponsored medical
We random drug test, often. Employees are counseled for 90 days and retested. For the 90 days, can the premium contribution from the ER be suspended? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Should we get paid for putting on the company uniform?
If an employer provides your work uniforms, and has them cleaned and delivered to a locker at your work place, do they have to allow you time to put them on and take them off on company time. If so wh... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Late Pay and Covenent Not to Compete
My employer is more then two months late in giving me my last paycheck before my layoff. They don't dispute that they owe me the money they just need "some more time". I would prefer to open my own bu... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

To remain employed, do I have to sign a non compete agreement?
I am reasonably sure that I did not sign or was presented with a non compete agreement when I was hired by my employer. Approximately 1 yr and a half later, I am now being approached by them saying th... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

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

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

Is the no-compete clause valid in California?
There is no-compete clause in my severance package by my employer, and it states that I would have to abide by laws of other state, even though I work in California. applies to California  ·  4 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

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

I would like advise on constructive discharge claim
I have been advised that I have a case for constructive discharge with my soon to be ex employer. After reviewing the laws it seems that my situation does in fact fit all of the nessesary criteria and... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

Do I have a case?
My employer recently fired me because they believed I was stealing I was not an the have no evidence of such actions they fired me anyways over the phone an told me there was no reason for me to comeb... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Counter offer reneged on
I recently accepted a counter offer from my employer to continue my employment there. I did not have the foresight to obtain this offer in writing. They are now delaying my salery increase and renegin... applies to New York  ·  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

what do i do
I was approved for time off to get my cdl to drive for my company while gone employer field position I called to return and was told I was fired I field for unemployment and was approved now company i... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

former employer getting scary
I hope you dont mind. I have a question/problem... I was permanently laid-off by my employer om 3/1 She told me her husband wanted her to do the bkpg and didnt want to hire me in the first place. She ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Am I being blackballed?
I was recently at an interview where the interviewer called my previous employer and asked the question: "Why was he terminated?" She replied, "He had an attendance problem." --I heard her voice with ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Does my supervisor or employer have the right to ask me questions concerning a 2nd part time job?
Do I have to give my supervisor information concerning a 2nd job if I have FMLA? applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

does a non compete need to be signed by both parties to be enforceable.
I am looking for employment after having ben terminated by my employer, and I asked for a copy of the non compete. It is only signed by me is it enforceable. applies to Florida  ·  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

Work Injury and FMLA
Pleas Help! I have a work injury (carpal Tunnel syndrome) My employer made me take a FMLA and then terminated me is this possible? applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

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

can fml be shortened by employer?
I received FML past Nov used 15 days returned for light duty approx. 6 weeks upon I then was told my FML case is closed and if I need time again I would have to request it again. When I asked this pas... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

can my empoyer get away with this.
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  ·  0 answers

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

Duration of time of a non compete agreement.
I have a non compete with my former employer that states I cannot sell products similar to that of the company in a specified geographical area for a period of two years. My question is in regards to ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Pregnancy discrimination, Arizona
Yesterday, at 33 weeks pregnant and after over 19 months with my company, my employer brought me into his office and terminated my employment effective immediately. He stated that he was going to take... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Is it legal for company to force debit payroll card in Hawaii under law section 388-2(a)?
I was issued a payroll debit card from Sears. The problem happen when I lost the card. I reported the card lost and closed the account. Ten days later my paycheck was deposit in the account. They told... applies to Hawaii  ·  0 answers

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 an employer force you to do the job you did before you got hurt on the job
what if i told that i cant do the job i did before i got hurt and cant lift heavy applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

My employer has asked to agree to a committment to make future sales based on a forecast. They also
I am being asked to commit to these numbers with the threat of bieng fired if I do not make them. Should I sign this agreement. Being in sales for years, Ive never had a company do this, with so many ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

I have been on a medical leave for 3 months. I returned to work for 3 days. I had to extend my lea
I was still sick and had to extend my medical leave 7 weeks. I got a letter from my employer stating I voluntarily quit and am no longer employed. Do I have a wrongful termination case? applies to California  ·  2 answers

I got fired and my boss used audio surveillance to fire me isnt that violating privacy. it was general conversation with customers
I received text from boss the reasons i got fired and she stated audio was used in their decision for my termination. Do i have a legal case against my employer? applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Seeking to minimize the tax impact of the settlement of an employment discrimination claim
I would like to structure a settlement using an annuity purchased by the employer to spread the receipts over several years, to avoid higher tax rates from a lump sum payout. How do I ensure that this... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

can an employer stop granting reasonable accomodations and fire a disabled worker
a man had been working for emp.X for 8 yrs. he had been granted reasonable accomodations for his disability, all of a sudden he was fired for what the reasonable accomodations had at one time covered.... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Can employers put requirements on FMLA maternity
I am 5 months pregnant, I am due to have my baby in November. At that time will only be employed at my employer for 9 months. They have told me that in order for me to qualify through them for FMLA I ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

why was I not given 30 day notice of my health insurance being cancelled
I was discharged from my employer on 8/15/12. I recently received notice from the health plan saying that my coverage ended on 8/16/12. They also included the cobra information. My understanding is th... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 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

Discrimination Settlement Check
I recently mediated a discrimination charge with my employer and the dispute was resolved in my favor. When the check came, it stated on the check that it was a "severence pay" check. I am still emplo... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is it legal to be terminated after giving 2 weeks notice?
Just gave my 2 weeks notice with current employer and he terminated me on the spot, I am curious if there is any sort of compensation to make up for the 2 weeks I am unemployed. applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

Intrusion upon seclusion?
Can an employer rqeuest info from a hotel on my past guest visits without my permission? Isn't this invasion of privacy on both if the hotel complies? The hotel has said they only give info to the ind... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

can a employer tell you have to work 12hrs or else?
Ia am employed by a company for over a year now, and benn on a 8hr shift the whole time. They told me a day and half before that I was drafted to work 12hrs. I plead my case and in the end i was force... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

can a employer tell you have to work 12hrs or else?
Ia am employed by a company for over a year now, and benn on a 8hr shift the whole time. They told me a day and half before that I was drafted to work 12hrs. I plead my case and in the end i was force... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

Where can I find how to prepare a Brief to Appeal Disqualification for Benefits.
Today is the deadline for filing a brief to Appeal Disqualification of Unemployment Benefits which had originally been granted to me but appealed by my employer. The reason was termed: Grossful Miscon... applies to West Virginia  ·  0 answers

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

Employment termanation due to Court Summons
My husbands received a court summon and now his employer is trying to hold that missed day of work for grounds to fire him. Is that legal? We were under the understanding that a summons is like a supe... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Unpaid Training Hours
I recently took a position with a company. I trained for one week before actually beginning my job responsibilities. In the meantime I received a better offer from another company. I am now being told... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Threat to rescind a Severance Agreement
I was my position was eliminated and I was given a severance agreement 3/16. My employer the decided they were going to modify it, and took until 3/30 to get me a new agreement, which I signed that da... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

failure to notify about COBRA
I was laid off and my employer failed to notify me of my rights under COBRA (I've just found about it). Now it is too late for me to apply for COBRA benefits. What are my rights here and can I sue the... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Privacy Violation?
My employer terminated me, but then told my landlord who is a friend of the owner, that I was terminated. Can I sue them for telling my landlord that I was terminated? Did they violate any privacy law... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Promotion not given due to Maternity Leave
My employer told me I was not given a promotion, specifically, because I was on Maternity Leave. Is this discrimination? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

What do I do?
I signed a letter of non-compete that is for 18 months. I've been away from this company for 13 months. Have never received any letter from them until now. I am over 1000 miles away from the company a... applies to North Carolina  ·  2 answers

Requested FMLA-am I on it?
I requested FMLA verbally upon emergency hospitalization. I assume it was granted. However i did not receive any paperwork from employer indicating I was granted FMLA or what my rights and responsibil... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Salary reduction for "unpaid" holiday
My employer has a policy of deducting pay for "unpaid" holidays, which results in my not earning the salary offered when I was hired. When I asked him about this, he said the salary offered to me was ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Had surgery do i qualify
I just recently had sholder surgury and i was released to light dutie ,but my employer does not have any light dutie work .they said that they would let me draw unemployment .My question is would i qu... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Short Term Disability vs FMLA
A person is pregnant and the baby is due in November however her doctor has required her to take leave 12 weeks prior to her due date because of problems she still wants to take time off after the bab... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Can a part of a non-compete void the whole agreement?
My non-compete with former employer contained three pages and I signed all three. On page two there was a paragraph which stated "can't work for anyone in this field, two years" I crossed it, I wrote ... applies to Illinois  ·  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

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

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

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

Job Expectations Change
My employer started hiring for my position approximately one month before he told me that I was being demoted because the expectations of the job had changed since a different person hired me 4 months... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

IS THIS WRONGFUL TERMINATION AND IF SO WHAT CAN I DO?
I WAS FIRED FOR MISCONDUCT SO I WENT TO APPLY FOR UNEMPLYMENT AND I WAS DENIES FOR THAT REASON. I APPEALED THE UNEMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT AND WENT TO COURT. THE JUDGE RULED IN MY FAVORE AND SAID THAT THE... applies to California  ·  1 answer

My employer is unfairly targeting me.
I work in law enforcement and was accused of a crime. I was cleared criminally and now the admin are continuing to go after me while in the past if people were cleared they left them alone. I feel lik... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am a salaried employee that is paid bi-weekly. I called in late once last week and only worked 5 hours and then the last day of my employment this week I was late by over two hours. I gave my resignation with no notice on that last day. Can my employer
applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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  ·  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

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

arbitirations
the arbitiration agreement my employer wants me to sign says i waive my right to a jury trial and that i cant sue for punitative damages. Are they allowed to ask me to sign a agreement that makes me g... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

While on st disabil after surgery, I want to give my 3 wks notice. Empler says I can't til off disab
Employer says I can't give notice to leave employment til I'm off short term disability. Then 3 wks. Can they do this? applies to Vermont  ·  1 answer

Employees forced to attend seminar
I work for a technology consulting firm. Recently my employer has envoked a policy wherein it is mandatory to attend certain company-led training seminars. If we fail to attend we will be charged $50.... applies to Illinois  ·  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

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

Can an employer discharge you for excessive absences without a previous counsling
I worked for a company that has recent discharged me due to excessive absences. I was never written up for these absences and provided a doctor's note due to the fact most absences more medically rela... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

FMLA chronic and permanent conditions certifications
When you have an ongoing chronic and permanent illness such as epilepsy,does your employer have a right to demand you see your doctor every 60 days even though hes askign to see you once every six mon... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Am I still held by a no-compete clause I signed?
I started working for my employer 4 years ago, however, since then 4 former employees have either been terminated or have quit and went to work for different companies that were in the non-compete cla... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

2 YEAR NON-COMPETE TERM- Fuzzy
Hi Mel, My AZ law states that non-competes are allowed if they expire 2 years after employment date. I have been employed for one yeasr, but my employer is now asking me to sign a non-compete. Therefo... applies to Arizona  ·  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

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

If the current employer has "stifled" my career, not allowing for raises, growth opportunities, etc,
I am a senior manager, Director of Operations, for my organization. They were going out of business when I arrived, and we have experienced 62% growth since my arrival. I have asked repeatedly for a r... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Havent recieved my Expenses
My employer owes me $5500 in unpaid expenses I incurred before I left the company. I have called HR, the controller and even the CFO in trying to get my check. 9 weeks have past and the only answer I ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

What can you do when someone is a victim of discrimination and dscharged for unjust reasons?
A friend of mine was recently fired from her job at a hotel. The reason for her discharge was apparently because she left a dish soap dirty. Her employer humiliated her and was completely rude. They g... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can an employer offer you a severance package but say if you have a job not give it to you?
My company has offered a severance package if I stay until 1/31/11 but told some of the other employees that if they start to work for the company that's is taking over the plant 2/1/11 that they will... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

final wage and per diem
my previous employer pays me regular salary and per diem ..He need to pay me couple of months salary ..so when i file wage claim in texas workforce commission can i include wage and per diem ? Thanks applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Noncompete agreemtn valdity
My present employer is selling the division in which I work to a competitor. If I am not offered employment with the new owner, is my non-compete agreement still valid? If I am offered employment with... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete Length of Service
If I enter into a non-compete agreement with a new employer, is there a typical amount of time that I would need to stay employed by that company in order for it to be binding, enforceable? For instan... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

My employer has two year non-compete clause - that seems awfully long.
Our company provides urban and regional planning consulting services. A one year non-compete seems more than sufficient to cover their business needs but two years seems excessive. The firm does not p... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Are residency requirements legal for a non-competitive job?
Can a employer mandate where you live when it is a non-competitive and non-elective job ? I am a county worker and live outside of the county I work in. Thank you. applies to New York  ·  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

PLEASE HELP
I have been employed for 2 years with my employer, no vacation, no paid holidays, no benefits at all. I also work overtime for regular pay, and RARELY take a lunch! They are now telling me I have to c... applies to California  ·  2 answers

FMLA Statue of Limitation for Filing in Federal Civil Court
What is the statue of limitations to file a civil suit against an employer who lowers a yearly performance award amount because I invoked FMLA and was out for a few weeks in the past year? I hoped the... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

H1 B extension
My spouse's H1b visa was about to expire,so his employer has filed for an extension,but the file was returned back stating that the fees was insufficient,so they had to file it back again just 1 day b... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Non-compete
My former employer has recently just sold their business. I have not worked there for a year and there is still a year left on my non-compete. Is it enforceable by the new owners? I am sure they are a... applies to Florida  ·  3 answers

minor crime removel from permanent record
I have looking for a job and am currently unemployed. Years ago i stupidly jumped a turnstile in the subway and got arrested. This arrest is now comming up on my background checks when i go for jobs a... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Breaking an employeement agrreement
I have an employer xx Inc, who is trying to sue me based on employeement agreement I signed, with them, stating that I am working for the same client through another firm. Is there any way, I can prov... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

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

Wrongful Termination - No Explanation
My boyfriend was called in for a meeting Monday morning, to find all his belongings packed and told that "his services were no longer required." ... seemingly for no cause. When asked, "we are not at ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Non-compete
I am currently working for an IT Company in Columbus. I am moving to another state in which my employer does not do any business in that area. They say the non-compete is valid. NON-COMPETE TERMS: Can... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

is it possible to prove that the masons are an organized gang and have discriminated against others?
it is common knowledge that my employer and the majority of employees are members of the masons organization. the discrimination that non members endure is unceasingly harsh and cruel. would it be pos... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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

Breaking an employeement agrreement
I have an employer xxx Inc, who is trying to sue me based on employeement agreement I signed, with them, stating that I am working for the same client through another firm. Is there any way, I can pro... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

Can my employer deny me TA becasue I am eligible for VA TA benefits?
Tuition assistance is available for everyone at the company, but those who earned GI Bill benefits are not eligible. The thought process being that they have other school funding available and this wo... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Loan Officers marketing Realtors
Hello! I have searched incessantly over the internet for a clear, concise answer to my question, and have found many conflicting answers. I am a loan officer in Phoenix, AZ and my employer wants me to... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination and Non-compete
Very recently I was wrongfully and suddenly terminated for no good reason from a salaried sales position in California. I had just been given a stellar performance review days earlier, was the top rev... applies to California  ·  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

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

Do sales commissions figure into minimum wage?
I get paid a monthly salary of $1100 for 40 hrs per week. I receive commissions every month for new sales. Do the commissions count as part of the minimum wage obligation of my employer? applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

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

Lay Off and Health Insurance
My husband was laid off on Tuesday 9/14/10. His employer cancelled our health coverage within 2 days. We have not received any information yet about Cobra and he was not given any information regardin... applies to Massachusetts  ·  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

Blocked account and work interview
My previous employer wrote me my final paycheck and it was returned as "blocked account". Is this the same thing as NSF and can I bring this to a district attorney. Also, my first day of work he refus... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

can i pursue legal actions against my former employer?
my old boss was fired for changing our punch in and punch out times because he had us violating federal dot regulations so he would not get into trouble. he had been doing this for about 1.5 to 2 year... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

disability and fml
My employer offers a disability leave of 8 weeks (unpaid). Can I take this leave as disability and then my 12 week fam. med. leave for a total of 20 weeks? Or are they one and the same? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Using paid sick leave and paid vacation for FMLA
Is an employer required to allow you to use your sick leave when you are on a family medical leave, so that you can remain in a paid status? Thank you! applies to California  ·  1 answer

wrongful termination
I was termintated from my employer after 5 years of exceptional work history for missing deadlines from a female supervisor. Prior to her promotion I never recieved any type of disicplinary action fro... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Out of state non compete agreement
My previous employer from another state is suing me using a non-disclosure/non-compete agreement I signed when I joined. The statement says I cannot work with any clent/customer in US and overseas. It... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Family Medical Leave
My son fell on Thursady night. We took to Er. Er did not find the break. Friday I took him to a bone Dr. He has a broke hip. He is two years old. We are going to cast it on Tuesday. My question is doe... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Can I still file a claim and win?
what is the statute of limitations for filing a claim against a former employer? 2.5 years ago I worked for a company in NYC. 2 years into my employment new management was brought in. The new manager ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

How long after termination do I have to be offered Cobra options?
I was wondering how long after I have been terminated does my ex employer have to offer me cobra insurance. I was layed off/fired last May 12 and they sent me a package for Cobra the first week in Jul... applies to New Jersey  ·  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

Terminated/Rehired
I was terminated from my job after unknowingly letting my FMLA expire...I was told that 2 certified letters where sent to me, one stating my due date back to work and the next for my termination.I nev... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Retaliation after employer received resignation notice
I've had a very difficult work situation for years that eventually resulted in me turning in my resignation paperwork. I gave approximately 2.5 weeks notice. A day after I submitted the paperwork my s... applies to Alaska  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Non-Solicitation Enforcement
I had left a company that I had been at for 6 years. I forgot that, at the start of my employment, I had signed a non-solicitation agreement. I offered one of my former colleague as position at my new... applies to Nebraska  ·  0 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

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

can my employer make me cancel my doctor's appointment
I have a doctor appointment which was made six month ago. Today my boss walk into my classrom and said that I have to cancel my appointment which I waited six month for. applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

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

downsize
Can an employer force you to change from a line position to an offline position and then in downsize that offline position in 45 days? applies to New York  ·  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

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

Can they reduce salaries as well as lay off employees?
My employer (located in New York State) is having some financial difficulties. As a result the company is now reducing all salaried employees' pay by 18% for the next 7 weeks as well as shutting down ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Comp Time- vs- Over Time
I am a non-exempt employee. My Employer has told me they will no longer pay overtime for ovetime worked but said I can take the time off at a later date. They are calling it "Comp Time". But I do not ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Employer has no funds topay salary for next pay period. Can I reopen a previous claim?
can i open up claims for remaining unemployement left i have 15,ooo dollars left never collected in 40 yrs working i cant fiancially take achance no salry we are colllection agency i would be colllect... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

My position was eliminated but there are 2 other people that have the same position.....
I recently lost my job and the reason I was given was that my position was eliminated. The problem is that I worked with two other employees that had the same title and position that I had and they ar... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

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

I had a stroke..and I was fired
I wanna know if, it was right for my employer to fire me....I had a "stroke back in Jan.28, 2001...The last day I worked was Jan.26, 2001..I am still under doctor's care for the stroke..I was out of w... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

friend lost potential job because current employer revealed that she has depression and is seeing psychiatrist (and was still employed)but manager volunteered they were not sure she was safe to work. My friend is an RN. This seems to vioLate MANY LAWS????
ADDITIONALLY another RN (practicing under her own license) gave an injection that could have been harmful, My friend is NOT her supervisor and does not monitor or is employed to monitor this RN, but t... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Older workers benifit protection act
Does the employer have to individually negegotiate a severance offer under the older workers benefit protection act? Can they offer a seperation agreement without offering "compensation over what is e... applies to California  ·  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FMLA-Discrimination/HArassment
I work for the largest bank in the world. I am currently on FMLA with my newborn daughter. My employer is calling me on leave wanting to conuct formal performance evaluation stating that if I wish to ... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

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

Non-compete release or compensation
Non-compete. If I am offered a job by another company in the Phoenix area that is "covered" by a non-compete and the job offers a better living situation than present, is there a law that either requi... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can I ask my employer to give me a leave of absence or lay me off so I can get unemployment
I am in the wrong job. I've been to a psychiatrist who has prescribed anti depressants but he still thinks I should leave. I have no complaints about the company (they did exagerate how good the job w... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Getting a NonCompete Waived
Hello, I was recently asked to leave my employer. I am a year out of college and initially signed a non-compete agreement. The noncompete agreement is overly broad: covers a duration of 1 year as well... 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

Vacation on the books when Laid Off
Recently I was laid off due to a sharp decline in business. I had one week of Vacation on the books, does my employer have to pay me for that week of vacation? applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

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

non compete agreement after employment
Hi I am in sales and marketing. I have brought some accounts into my customer base from previous experiences and I have developed some new customers no doubt with this employer. The present company I ... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

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 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

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

can an employer demad an exept employe o wrk 150 hours in 10 days
as a salaried computer programmer was told today 2 das before vacation that I woul be required twrk 150 in next three weeks. Then reminded them of the vacation time about to start that they had forgot... applies to Ohio  ·  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

forced OT in PA?
I live and work in PA. When I work more than 40 hours a week, my employer pays me overtime, which is great. The trouble is that I don't want to work overtime; I want to have a life and spend time with... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Training count as hours worked?
I am an hourly factory employee. My employer is forcing me to go school for further traiing on my days off or after normal work hours. I have 2 questions. 1.Do they have to pay my hourly rate for the ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is it legal for an employer to not pay you for PTO hrs?
My job gave me a 1 week notice that they where closing down. I did not take a vacation all year and was planing to do this in december, however they are closing the doors in november. I have approx. 1... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is this non compete enforcable?
My employer is offering to move me into an office position after 11 yrs. I have been working in the office here and there for about 2 yrs now. Now they are offering to train me in sales. In order to m... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Employee's Final Pay
I have been unable to get an answer from the State of Ohio on the following two issues� Is an employer permitted to make a deduction from an employee�s final paycheck for company property that has... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I lose my company paid health insurance while on medical leave?
I was hospitalized for 4 days and am currently under Dr care and my return date is not known at this time. My employer sent me a certified letter stating that I left my employment on my last day of wo... applies to Illinois  ·  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

Can I lose my company paid health insurance while on medical leave?
I was hospitalized for 4 days and am currently under Dr care and my return date is not known at this time. My employer sent me a certified letter stating that I left my employment on my last day of wo... applies to Illinois  ·  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

How do you combat a two-front battle?
I have addressed my concerns in my previous poat. However, I believe that it is better if I further explain my predicament. I am an African-American male flight attendant. In the environment wherein I... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can I fight the non complete clause
My employer provided an offer letter thting tht I would make up 10 10% each quarter and 20% at year end. I have been meeting my goals however the compnay had paid very few bonuses and never at the agr... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

What actions can be taken to get unpaid commission?
I am no longer with this company. It was standard practice that when anyone else left they were paid their commission up to 6 months after their departure. I went to work for a competitor. I did not h... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is The Non-Compete I Signed Enforceable?
I live and work in Atlanta GA. The company I worked for is headquartered in NYC. I had to sign a non-compete/non solicit that is based on NY labor laws. Does this non compete apply in Georgia if I go ... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

Can my employer deduct payment for insurance coverage I did not have?
I was laid off in January for about 3 weeks. I lost my health benefits at that time. When they called me back to work (full-time)they never re-instated my insurance. Whenever I asked about it they gav... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

giving out malice information
husband had the choice at his previous employment, to resign or be fired, my husband chose to resign. after putting in numerous applications which he is highly qualified for, and employer is very inte... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

Overpaied by employer
Since the beginning of the year my commision checks were overpaid. This was questioned by myself and others from the sales department and we were told not to worry everything was all right.In may we w... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

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

Are non-competes enforceable?
My employer has cut my hours. I have a non-compete with this company. Would it be enforceable? Have been with firm almost 10 years. Had 25 years experience and all my training before joining this firm... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

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

Can you be forced to use vacation time for being sent home early from work?
My company just instituted the rule that when we are not busy, employees will be sent home and their vacation time will be used to pay for the time off. I feel this is illegal, not to mention unethica... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

What Penalties and Remedies are the State of Alaska as an employer face when violating FMLA'
I was told by my Supervisor that the State of Alaska was 4 months late in informing me of FMLA of which at that time I had to fill out some FMLA Paperwork to get it started. What are my rights in this... applies to Alaska  ·  0 answers

Can I file for harassment based on an employer consistently using profainity toward me?
We work in a family owned business; son & daughter-in-law. For some time now, we have been harrassed by our daughter-in-law after we had a difference of opinion. The majority of her emails all contain... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

My employer is trying to force me to resign through extreme micro-management
I was hired as a mid-level Manager. I was then subsequently given the responsibilites of my previous Director without a promotion or pay increase; i.e. the scope of my responsibilities changed dramati... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

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

Is reimbursement for in house training program at a hair salon enforceable
Employer is asking for $1000 month for each month in their in house training program, class was one day a week. Was paid min wage. length of program is at their discretion. I was already trained at an... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

employer renegs on verbal job offer
After 3 rounds of interviews, I was recently offered a job by an HR representative at a major investment bank. I acepted the verbal job offer, which included salary, title by responding in writing. Wh... applies to New York  ·  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

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

Potential Employer requesting high school diploma
To Whom It May Concern: I am a registered nurse and unemployed at this time. I had two interviews for a dialysis company 15 minutes from my house. The second manager is requesting a copy of my high sc... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

violation of company policy, can i fight and win
My employer has demoted me and cut my salary by $7000 8 days prior to giving me written reason as to why the demotion was warranted. The boss spoke with me but I told her that I disputed the action. O... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

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

can an employer make you wait 5 years to apply for there job.
i have a cdl class b licence. and a year ago i failed a dot drug test. now i applyed for a new job and they say i have to wait five years before i can apply for that job. i went to a SAP and she refer... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Can my current employer sue my for taking business away from them?
I am a Sales Executive and I am looking to leave my company to work for another company similar in business. I plan on taking my accounts with me; can my current company sue me? I never signed a non-c... applies to California  ·  3 answers

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

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

Mandatory use of a company-sponsored program
Hello, Mel- I am a W-2'd, 100% commissioned employee. My employer has an agreement with an outside vendor and we are required to pay for and use their services. Since this was a mandatory, non-negotia... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Is 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

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

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 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

Can my vacation pay be withheld because i didn't give a 2 week notice?
Employer says it's in the handbook that I have to give a 2 week notice on order to get unused vacation pay. applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

non compete agreement
I signed one non compete agreement with subcontracting company.now they are enforcing me not to join client.but he didn't sponser my H1B,nothing he didn't do for me.but he is telling that I will file ... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

Time period to challenge new employment
Is there a time period (ie. 30 days) that my former employer has to challenge my employment at a competing company once I'm hired or can they take action anytime during the 2 year period, even if I ha... applies to Texas  ·  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

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 detail needs to be included in an EEOC charge?
I understand that the EEOC charge should have the basis of discrimination, the adverse action, name of the employer and immediate supervisor. I don't know if the reasons for discrimination such as dis... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Overpaid After Quitting
I recently quit a job that direct deposited money into my account. The job has now continually paid me two checks into my account past my employment. My assumption is that the company never filed my l... applies to Illinois  ·  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

how do i job search after termination due to failed post injury drug test?
Previous employer informed me that the results of my post injury drug test (which I failed) would not be discussed with any one calling or asking for reference of my employment there. I have since the... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

unable to find new employment due to possible slander
my employer called me to his office in front of one of the executive manamgers and asked me if i was dumb with regard to a sales transaction i told him i dont know from dumb he asked the same question... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

independent contractor held to non compete agreement
I am an independent contractor in a hair salon. I sign a lease annually. There is a non compete clause in this lease, stating that I cannot work within a 10 mile radius for a period of 3 years. I have... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

Employer is asking to sign non compete for 1 year thereafter
Here is the content: Non Compete: During the term of this agreement and one year thereafter, independent contractor agrees to not provide any services in any capacity, with or for any company client f... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

What step to take next in EEOC case
Filed charges for demotion in Nov 08 replaced with male. Then discharged in July 09 stating I did not provide info due to charges from auto accident. Two days after filing FMLA and had a disability. C... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

What step to take next in EEOC case
Filed charges for demotion in Nov 08 replaced with male. Then discharged in July 09 stating I did not provide info due to charges from auto accident. Two days after filing FMLA and had a disability. C... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

Withdrawn offer
I received and accepted a written job offer for a Florida sales position for a company based in NC. One week after receiving and accepting the offer, and after giving notice to my current employer, th... applies to Florida  ·  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

Unpaid severence balance and broken agreement
I have a severence agreement for 4 weeks pay. In the agreement it is stipulated that I will be paid in 2-monthly payments of $2791.50 beginning January 1, 2009 and ending February 1, 2009. I received ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can't Work With Former Employees???
I'm being let go and looking for work with companies that DO NOT compete with my former employer. That said, my non-comp has a clause that states I will not "employ, assist in the employment of or OTH... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

If company goes out of business is non compete still valid
I have received word that my current employer may be going out of business. and I have signed a non-compete agreement. If he does go out of business I would like to continue to offer some of his servi... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Standards for timeliness (tardiness)
Can an employer in NC require there employees to come in early (unpaid) in order not to be late. For example I would have to come in early 10 minutes every day in order to account for the day unpredic... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Can I be fired for missing work due to serious medical problems?
I have been working for my Employer for 7 years and I have missed alot of work for the past 2 years due to a serious medical problem. I have been out of work past the 12 week period, Now my question i... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Where do I need to claim severance pay?
I have just received a severance package from my employer when my job was terminated. I am in the process of filling out financial aid forms to go back to school. Do I have to claim the severance pay ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Compensation
I filed a complaint with the EEOC regarding discrimination against my former employer. I was terminated from my job and a person of another race was unfairly moved into my position. The EECO has filed... applies to Arizona  ·  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

day off denied proved costly!
Last July, I had a an appointment for a mammogram on my day off. I was called at home by my manager saying "my head would roll" unless I canceled the appt. and went into work. I complied. I later foun... applies to North Carolina  ·  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

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

What's the extent of Individual liability for company officials?
I have a valid claim against a former employer for unpaid OT. I understand the company's liability. What I want to know is, assuming I win my claim, what is the extent of personal liabilty for the two... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Is time off on approved worker's comp claim counted as FMLA time as well?
I am being told by my employer that even tho I am off work on an approved worker's comp injury that they are also counting this time off against the FMLA time off provisions. Is this proper? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

I need help with a non compete form I signed in 2005
I was laid off 2 weeks ago from my employer, I worked there in sales from 2005 until 2 weeks ago and had to sign a non compete form when I was hired in 2005. I have 5 kids, one just starting college a... applies to Indiana  ·  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

Question on a Unique Non Competition Agreement
I have a Non Competition Agreement with my Employer "XYZ" and i am working for a customer based out of Allentown,PA 1) It states "The Agreement shall be Constructed in accordance with the Laws of the ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  3 answers

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

12 week notice obligation - is it enforceable?
I have a prospective employer in MA who wants me to sign an employment agreement that requires 12 weeks notice of employment termination by either party. Is this enforceable or does it conflict with a... applies to Florida  ·  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

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

Severance that is not continuation of salary
I was laid off in July 2002 and was offered a severance package that includes an agreement by me to travel to any location specified by my former employer to testify in behalf of them in any action ag... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

with a company buyout am I eligible to draw unemployment?
My employer just sold the company to an individual. It is a private company, no stock involved in the sale, assets only. The new owner has offered me a job, same position at the same rate of pay, but ... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

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

Paid time off AND an absence?!
I understand that employers are authorized to force employees to use paid time off to cover unscheduled absences. Something else my employer does though is still count this absence against our absence... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

hOW LONG DOES AN EMPLOYER HAVE TO HOLD YOUR POSITION IF YOUR OUT ON DISABILITY?
I AM CURRENTLY FILLING IN AS A DAYCARE DIRECTOR BECAUSE THE DIRECTOR IS OUT ON DISABILITY. HOW LONG CAN THEY HOLD THE POSITION? DO THEY HAVE A LEGAL OBILGATION TO PAY ME AT THE SCALE OF MY NEW POSITIO... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Can an employer force an individual to sign their future intent regarding employment?
In a medical practice, the current providers have turned in 90 day notice to leave their jobs. The office is to remain open. Employees have been given 2 weeks and are being asked individually to sign ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Non Compete statement
Mel...My employer made me sign a non-compete about 4 months after I started to work for them. I received nothing in consideration. I have been in Construction sales for 15years and it is all I can do.... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Severance packages effect on work comp benefits?
I am curently collecting workers compensation for a herniated disk. My employer has decided to permanemtly outsource my job due to the uncertainty of my return, or ability to perform upon return. A se... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Can a employer hold 10% of your commision and not pay it back?
We have a portion in our compensation douments that state that youmust achieve a minimun lock to fund ratio of 55% each calendar quarter if you do not achieve a 55% lock to fund the gross commision ea... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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

If my workplace broke policy and procedure on an investigation do I have a case against them?
I have had a sexual harrasment complaint filed against me. I have done nothing wrong in this case, but they are doing and investigation. In policy and procedure they are to do this confidential, but I... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

If i quit my job, can my boss reduce my last paycheck to minimum wage?
My husband is ready to quit his current job but he heard that if he quits or even give his 2 week notice that his last paycheck will be at state minimum wage and not his regular pay. Is the employer a... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

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

How do I get the money I was supposed to receive for training from a previous employer?
I was supposed to be trained at a restaurant but never was. My trainer ignored me and refused to train me for reasons unbeknownst to me. After three days one of the managers let me go because he thoug... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Driving 60 miles to work everyday
My employer for the past 3 years wanted me to cultivate the sales territory around my home. I became their leading sales rep for a number of years. Recently they shut off my ROC - Remote office Connec... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

My right to choose where to park my car.
I was legally parked on a public street about a half a block away from my work. Does my employer have the right to suspend me two days w/o pay for parking there? - There reasoning: " It's in the polic... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Severance & Unemployment Benefits
Akron Ohio employer is closing up at 12/31/2006. They are offering one week severance pay for each week of service. How will the receipt of this severance pay impact employees' ability to collect Ohio... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is it ever correct to stop the EEOC investigation process and obtain a right to sue letter?
I believe I have an excellent case against my former employer. They failed to engage in the interactive process (I am a diabetic)and therefore could not reasonably accommodate. I can prove causal conn... applies to Arizona  ·  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 a potential employer refuse to give you a job app?
I was following a lead for a job that I was certain I was perfect for. I entered the business and politely asked for a job app. Upon reciept of the app, I discovered that I had no pen. I asked to borr... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

can my employer terminate me after signing a non compete agreement. if so, why are some reasons
i was presented today with a non compete agreement which required my signature. iam uncomfortable with signing the agreement and want to consult with a lawyer who specializes in this field. the agreem... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

Procedure or Precedence for Re-opening a Dismissed Case?
I filed a Cause of Action in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas , Pro Se, against my former employer, NASD, in 2006, based on Discrimination, Hostile Work Environment, and Retaliation... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

If my employer witnessed the majority of his workers breaking a rule but chose only 3 to fire...
If my employer witnessed the majority of his workers breaking a rule but chose only 3 to fire could we sue for retaliation? For the past 6 months I've been working in a restaurant/bar. It was a great ... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

Resignation or Severance Pay
my job role/ responsibilites have recently changed for the worse, and my question is: if my employer proposes a new position within the company (lateral move), and i choose not to accept the position,... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can going to arbitration worsen my position ?
I was in sales and I have a non-compete where my former employer pays me a small percent of what the clients I brought in continue to pay - this is what is at stake. I feel the entire agreement should... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Non-Compete Agreements for non-sales or executive employees
Question about non-sales or executive non-compete agreements: My position is as a Senior Manager (non-department head and not considered part of the company management team) of Human Resources. The in... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

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

Do I deserver any type of compensation after 7 years at my job?
I've been working as a truck driver for my company since 2005 with no problems with my employer. Know the company is closing the hole transportation department without further notice. Do I have any ri... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

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

Mandatory lunch break?
I am scheduled to work 40hrs per week. I work 8-4, eight hours a day. I prefer not to take the 30 min unpaid lunch that is provided by my employer. I have a coworker who says to watch out if the Dept.... applies to New York  ·  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

Non-compete agreemnet
I am a Recruiter with a candidate that lives in Texas and is looking to make a career change to Arizona. He is an Engineer and wants to make a move to a competitor in Arizona. The position in Arizona ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Reduction in eligibility for bonus
I was hired by my employer in April of this year (at will). During the interview process the bonus was pitched to me as something that would make up for the difference in my base pay. My offer letter ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

non-compete valid after termination?
My employment was recently terminated by a local printer. I was terminated because "they no longer needed my services". At the beginning of my employment there I signed a 1 year non-compete clause. I ... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

No break given in ten hours results in hospital stay.
I have been made to work by my employer for up to ten hours with no break given. Two weeks ago this resulted in my ending up in the hospital with severe asthmatic bronchitis that was going into pneumo... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

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

"Substantially Equal Employment" - coercion?
If an employer sells a product line and the severance policy states "substantially equal employment" means no severance payment, can they insist that the employees concerned sign a statement that the ... applies to New York  ·  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

Offer letter rescinded
I was given a signed offer letter by a large corporation. I signed accepting this position. We had been discussing this position for several weeks. I then gave my resignation letter to my current empl... applies to Arizona  ·  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

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

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

How long must I wait for overtime pay?
How long can an employer withhold payment of overtime? I teach at a college that only pays overload on load once a year. Classes ended a month ago. Overload pay was not included in our next check. The... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Disability
I am a single female with cancer,I been employed at the same company for 9 years. I was diagnosed with cancer 4 years ago. My employer has been playing games the whole time. Getting good reviews but n... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

I have not signed a non compete agreement
I am working near chicago, Illinois. I recently applied for a position in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company I applied to informed me that they have a non-compete agreement with the company I work for... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

TWC files lien for employees back wages
My employer owes me back wages of approx. 6k. I filed with TWC who found in my favor and TWC has filed a lien on the company for my wages. TWC says there is nothing else that can be done other than pu... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

i've been at my job for over two years, the only policy my employer ever advised me of regarding vacation time/pay was i had to accrue the time (1 week a year, after 1 year's work) prior to being able to take vacation time. Over the past year, I have take
in the past he has allowed me to use vacation time as needed, i.e. advise him when i called in that i needed to take the day off. applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can my emplyer, who receives state funding, dock me for two days when I missed one due to illness?
I missed 4 days total and brought in a doctor's note. My employer is going to dock my pay for 8 days because he says July is a blackout month, and employees may not be absent during this time. I am sa... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

'what if i am asked to wk past my scheduled shift, but i cant?'
can i be fired if i didnt finish everything i was supposed to do by the end of my shift ,through no fault of my own or the company, if i still left at the time i was scheduled? i had a personal obliga... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Moonlighting
My job was eliminated (Office Manager) and I was offered another position at 1/2 my salary. I took it and was able to get side work which I told a partner at my office about (who had no problem with i... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

If a holiday falls not on my scheduled work week, am i allowed to work that holiday?
I work in a union and i have the most seniority than the other workers. I usually have Friday and Saturdays off, and Christmas this year falls on Friday. My employer scheduled me to work on Christmas,... applies to California  ·  1 answer

If a holiday falls not on my scheduled work week, am i allowed to work that holiday?
I work in a union and i have the most seniority than the other workers. I usually have Friday and Saturdays off, and Christmas this year falls on Friday. My employer scheduled me to work on Christmas,... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Lay-off and 2 year non-compete agreement
I work for a large chemical company and signed a non-compete clause which forbids me from working for ANY other company in any business in which my current company does business/sells product for 2 ye... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can my husband get severance pay?
My husband was "laid off" 6 months ago from an employer that he had worked 32 years for. There had been a reduction in force through lay offs. Employees were laid off and jobs were re-assigned. Most o... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is it legal for employers to not pay their employees for mandatory meetings?
I am required to attend a monthly mandatory meeting on my day off that I am not paid for. I signed a form saying I would attend all mandatory meetings but it doesn't say I wouldn't be paid for it. My ... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Can the 90 day probationary period start over if one missed an approved day of work?
Before I accepted the job I informed my employer that I have proir reservations that will require me to miss 2 days of work during the first 90 days. Is it legal to start the 90 day period over again ... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

Discrimination Again
I recently went through a case of discrimination by my former employer and it was resolved by the new company by firing the offending parties. Now the company is being sold again and the new owners ha... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Baby Bonding in South Carolina
If I have not taken the full 12 weeks of FMLA, can I use the remaining weeks for "care for a newborn" all at once at a later date if it's within the first 12 months following birth? For example, I too... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

Company Wide Vaction days for 4th July- legal requirment?
Is an employer legally required to give full time employees a specific number of 'company vacation days' ie X-Mas/New Years/4th July every year- or is it up to the companys disgression and on a year l... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

My hours are being changed to times I made clear I was unavailable to work. Can I be terminated?
I was poached by my employer on the basis that I was unable to commute to work outside of a 9-6 Monday-Friday schedule. My schedule has changed and now I have to work weekends starting at 9 am. Due to... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

is it legal for my employer to stalk me when i reported sexual harassment?
I reported verbal and sexual harassment and i think they targeted me for retaliation. I have gone places and someone will randomly ask if i was at certain places. I think they have employed people to ... applies to Kentucky  ·  1 answer

Am I able to pursue a lawsuit for wrongful termination while receiving unemployment benefits?
I was terminated from my employment while on an approved documented medical leave. A few days later, I applied for unemployment benefits and was determinate eligible. On the day that I was expecting t... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Unemployment in Texas
I have been working full time as an Administrative Assistant for 2 years at the same company. I have only worked during the day from 7 am to 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday. I was informed that due the the... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

Bonus earned
I was terminated from my job on Friday and was told I would be paid for earned wages, commissions and accrued vacation. However, my employer is refusing to pay a fair monetary value on a trip I earned... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can I get severence if I'm not fired, but ask to leave instead?
My employer is unbearable. He is the worst manager I've ever had. I've reported him to HR on two different occasions, due to his inability to manage in a professional manner. I've been with my current... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is this an example of discrimination?
I was hired by a company November 1 2010. Everything was going well until April when the company conducted it's annual audio gram. Upon seeing the results of it they referred me to my doctor who regul... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

FMLA 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

Non-compete Clause Valid?
My division is in the procees of being acquired. The new employer required all "transitioning" employees to sign a non-compete clause even though the official transition date is not until April 1, 200... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

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

Fear of retaliation.
I have worked for my present employer for 7 years. Last year I transfered to a different department. My new Director manages us by scare tactics and intimination. Recentlly he wrote me up stating I wa... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Can a person be justly fired after being defamated by their supervisor?
I worked for a healthcare facility for three years, and was loved for my work by the residents in my care as well as my peers. Unfortunately, my supervisor didn't like me and continued to spread false... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can I be terminated because of one incident in my 38 months with employer?
On 9/30/11, I had a meeting with the Director of an agency and the client working in their facility. The Director wanted to end the program with the client because he failed to perform his duties to t... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Travel time
My employer pays me for travel time based on the amount of time mapquest says it should take me to get there. For example, I travel from Kittanning to Harmarville to get the turnpike which tkes me abo... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

What can I do if my employer purposely deleted my overtime hours?
My last pay period I worked approximately 87 hours, meaning 7 hours overtime pay. I use an online time clock system to clock in and keep track of my hours. I was reviewing my hours and saw that one of... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

NYC Non-Compete Agreements
Hi, I am currently being sued by my former employer for going to work for a competitor. I am doing a completely different role currently. There is no information that I feel was considered confidentia... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

Denied perks and training that men receive. Do I have a case?
I am a 45 year old woman with 6 plus years with my employer. The males in my unit are routinely given perks the woman are not (golf dates, concerts,etc.) in addition to educational & travel opportunit... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can my employer enforce 3rd party do not compete I was not aware of?
My boss has put a division of our company up for sale. He made sure to contact all companies in our industry in a 50 mile radius. He made them sign a confidentiality agreement (understandable) but a c... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

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 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

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

Is it legal to expect employees to be on call (expected to be at a phone) and not be compesated.
My employer has enforced on call as a requirement of employment, we are expected to answer the phone when called and if we don't answer or come in we are written up and in some cases discharged. We ar... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

Non compete agreement
I was on H4 and later switched to H1.Her employer collected money for H1 processing.It took four months for him to find her a job .He is not paying the salary which he offered while applying for H1.Ri... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Why Human resouces will not do anything about my continuous harrassment/age discrimination?
I filedd a grievance that was not investigated properly, reported to EEOC in 9/10 for being retaliated against. I was offered an option to leave it open, or they could investigate. I decided to leave ... applies to Illinois  ·  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

Enforcing a Non-Compete Agreement
My previous employer (Job 'A') is a distributor of building materials where I worked as a sales representative. I am planning on going to work for one of my customers (Job 'B') who are licensed contra... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Can a daycare require its employees to work overtime for straight pay weekly?
I'm not sure of what the annual gross for the company is and I know a little about the labor laws. The owners do not pay any of their hourly employees overtime for hours over 40 hours. Is this legal f... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

termination or not
I have taken a short term disability leave for depression/anxiety. Have been off work for 3 months now. Was cleared to return on the 3oth of this month. When I went into my work, my supervisor said sh... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Do I have a case against my employer that discharged me and I have been with them for 12 years?
I was the manager of the store and I had sent some paint to the body shop next door to try to match a customers car color that they had been trying to match for for almost 2 weeks. We do this all the ... applies to Missouri  ·  0 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

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

I get paid 2 times a month, how is my overtime supposed to be calculated?
My pay period is from the 1st to the 15th and then the 16th to the end of the month. I get paid (hourly rate) on the 7th and the 22nd of each month. How should my overtime be calculated since sometime... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I was fired and denied unemployment because someone said I said I was goin to smoke pot.
My ex employer denied my unemployment because someone said I was goin to go smoke pot. They even stated that I was not seen smoking pot and was not drug tested. But I was denied anyways so I appealed ... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

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

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

Accountant forced my employer to replace me with his own person
I have had apart time bookkeeping job for the past 2 1/2 years. I have never had any complaints about my job perforamce. Even yesterday as my Boss explained to me that his Accountant will not do his T... applies to Wisconsin  ·  2 answers

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

HRA Laws
I was recently put on "indefinite layoff" from my job. At the time, I had an HRA account with approx $1,100 in it (i had 2 upcoming dr appts scheduled at the time). I was told that even though I am NO... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Non-compete agreement re: inability to "bid"
My husband works in a very specialized field as a consultant. There are only 3-4 other companies who operate in this field. He signed a non-compete agreement 9 years ago which says he cannot "bid" aga... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

Is my company required to pay me accrued vacation time upon leaving?
Hi, I work for a small, privately owned business. I recently put in my 2 weeks notice and was asked to leave at the end of that first week. Does my employer have to pay me for my unused days? I have a... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Retaliation
Do I have retaliation? I left a job to take another position. The new company hired me two weeks prior to my quit date from my old job. The new company sent a letter stating the hire date, with the le... applies to Wisconsin  ·  2 answers

Fired and previous employer will send final paycheck.
Dear Mel, I was fired the other day from a Kwik Kar Lube and Tune and was told by the owner that he would put my final paycheck in the mail. When I did not recieve it, I called to ask why. He said tha... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Overpaid PTO and Tax Question
I was recently paid 20 hours of PTO that I did not request. I have the PTO to spend, this wasn't PTO I didn't already earn. Deducted from the 20 hours were both state and Federal taxes. The very next ... applies to Minnesota  ·  1 answer

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

Non-compete for pest control?
Hi I'm currently in a non-compete clause with my employer at a pest control company. At the end of this year I had planed on relocationg across the state to start my own company, as I have been workin... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

overtime pay
My employer informed me last October(2001) that my position no longer requires them to pay me overtime. I make no commission, I am no ones supervisor. My position is a parts department counterperson i... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is it legal to be laid off when returning from work after reconstructive surgery for breast cancer?
I told my employer that I was going to have surgery and would be need to be off work for 4 weeks. I was told this would be no problem. When I called to let them know that I had been released to return... applies to Ohio  ·  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

MINIMUM WAGE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
I WORK FOR A SMALL BUSINESS WITH LESS THAN 50 EMPLOYEES WORKING FOR THE EMPLOYER. I WAS WONDERING DO A SMALL BUSINESS HAVE TO PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES MINIMUM WAGE OR THIS NEW LAW DOES NOT APPLY FOR SMALL ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Comparible Offer
My employer is selling our business unit to competitor. They offer a severence package but say that if the purchasing company makes a "comparible offer" in regards to position, pay and distance of tra... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Non-compete Ohio
I signed a non compete agreement back in 2003 as an independent contractor for sales. Included in the agreement was the commissions I was to receive for my sales. In 2005 the commissions were decrease... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Which non-compete should I honor?
I signed a non-compete agreement five years ago which stated I would not compete against the company for 2 years. Within the past three years I was asked on an annual basis to sign a personnel manual ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Additional Duties not within Job Description with No Additional Compensation
Can an employer force their employee to take on additional duties NOT in their job description without compensating them? If not, can they eliminate the employee's current position and lay them off, i... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can an employer in FL withhold a weeks severance pay for items that believe that I possess?
I was let go on 11/16. My boss told me I would get paid for the next two weeks, one of those weeks was the week I worked, the next week was not worked, but, nonetheless he told me that I would receive... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

LAY-OFF DUE TO RETALIATION
My last employer gave me a "pink slip" with two weeks notice, indicated the job was terminated due to "BUDGET CONSTRAINTS", when in fact, it was a personal conflict. The budget was in fact, approved 2... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Does my employer have to pay me the day after Thanksgiving?
We work in a small office. There are two hourly employees and the doctor here. We are forced to take the day after Thanksgiving as she closes the office. I was told at another employeers office that w... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete Statute of Limitation
I was curious as to whether there is a statute of limitations on Non-Compete agreements. I have a one year non-compete agreement which expired a few weeks ago. During the one year time of my non-compe... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

humiliation
I recently divorced a supervisor, whom I have children with. After our divorce, she began to date a supervisor in my section. Since I had also injured myself at work, I became seriously depressed abou... applies to Texas  ·  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

Bad reference, no clinical reference permitted
Trying to get endorsed as a PTA in NV, My only employer in that profession would not provide me any clinical references for the required application process. I believe they told a member of the board ... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

No last Paycheck until exit interview
My employer refuses to give me my last paycheck until I do an exit interview. This can only be done Mon-Fri from 8am -4pm. The problem is I work Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. I live in ga where there is no laws es... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

What unemployment benefits am I qualified for I'm being "forced to resign"?
I recently moved form San Jose to Los Angeles due to my husband's work. I was able to work remotely for 6 months and was hoping to continue this arrangement. My employer said they wanted somebody onsi... applies to California  ·  3 answers

Which state's laws are applicable in non-compete dispute?
Regarding agreements to not compete across state lines. What state's laws would be applicable, the state of incorporation of the employer's company that wrote the non-compete, or the state where the n... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Discrimination/EEOC Mediation
The EEOC filed complaints against my former employer. Gender discr.-EPA (30k salary diff between male/female same job, gender discr. - Title VII, racial discr. (i am white) - Title VII. I have agreed ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

fired vs quit
I recently lost my job. My former employer told me that he could no longer afford to pay me and that my position was being eliminated effective immediately and that he would pay me 1 month severance O... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Fighting a non-compete in CA
I have left a company headquartered in Texas, but I worked in CA, and had a non-compete agreement upon departure. I acted in what I believed to be in good faith and solicited to an old account that st... applies to California  ·  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

Can I be fired for the opinions of others?
I was fired last month. I was told that the employees felt that I was an unapproachable manager and unfriendly. The employees comments were put in a comment box with no names on them. Therefore I coul... applies to Delaware  ·  0 answers

Can I not take the job and still collect unemployment while I continue looking for another job?
My employer laid me off. I have been on unemployment now for 2 weeks. They have now called and offered me a different position with a smaller pay. The new job requires me to be on my legs for 8 hours ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

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

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

wrongfully terminated by united steel workers steel factory because of possible discriminationbipo
Terminated by employer of 15 years 4 months. Possibly over mental health issues, bipolar,. Misrepresentation by union usw, negligent to advise me of all availabe options. Under Family Doctor and VA Py... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I be forced to take an additional 15 minutes for lunch because I punch in too early on my lunch
I had several 44 minute lunch breaks instead of 45 minute lunch breaks. Because of this my employer has decided I must take an additional 15 minutes each time I punch out for lunch. Is this legal and ... applies to Florida  ·  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

I was terminated a month prior to my 401K vesting date; do I have any recourse?
I was terminated by my employer on November along with several other employees. I will be 59 in January and my anniversary date is December 8. It was implied that the termination was performance relat... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

2 Agreements - Consideration
I have a non-compete w/ my former employer. It is fairly restrictive. I signed it 1 year after joining the company. There was no raise, promotion, etc. tied to the non-compete. How does FL law view co... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

non-compete / lawsuit
My husband 35 years old had a heart attack on the job due to stress he was not allowed by his boss to collect workman's comp. I opened the same type of business as my husbands former employer of 14 ye... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Letter stating I will not return to work.
I have been on medical leave for 10 weeks. My doctor extened me another 5 weeks. When I informed my employer of my extension, they reminded me that after 12 weeks they can no longer hold my job. Then ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

how do I protect myself - employer accused me of illegal activity
I work for a sales co. The company allows and promotes state agency employees to use specified funds for one purpose to be used for other non-specified items . For example- use software funds - to pur... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Is this covenant not to compete considered unreasonable?
I am a veterinarian and was employed for more than three years before being fired. The reason for firing was because I told my boss I was opening my own practice in 6 months. My non compete clause sta... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Is this covenant not to compete considered unreasonable?
I am a veterinarian and was employed for more than three years before being fired. The reason for firing was because I told my boss I was opening my own practice in 6 months. My non compete clause sta... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Is this covenant not to compete considered unreasonable?
I am a veterinarian and was employed for more than three years before being fired. The reason for firing was because I told my boss I was opening my own practice in 6 months. My non compete clause sta... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

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

Compensation for missed meal breaks.
My job requires that I, and all others in my department, work through their lunch breaks. It's an 8 hour shift with no breaks. I understand that CA Assembly Bill AB 2509 requires an employer to pay 1 ... applies to California  ·  4 answers

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

fired for being late
I had my last warning for being late but due to a nature disaster (there was a heavy rain and thunderstorm that the power went out) I can't help but to call my employer that morning I can't be on time... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

What if they hire a younger person to take my job and want to transfer me to a different job.
Age 57, earnings >$100k, manager, 10 years seniority. My employer has made it known that they want a young management team and set out to find a younger person to take my job. I have never been reprim... applies to Ohio  ·  4 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

Discrimination for a disability
I worked for a very large company. I was diagnosed with depression and told me employer. They sent me home to get rest, but IMMEDIATLEY upon my return they brought up performance problems and fabricat... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

WRONGFULLY TERMINATED
HI MEL, I WANT TO KNOW IF I HAVE A CASE AGAINST MY FORMER EMPLOYER. ON DECEMBER 1. 2004. I WAS QUESTIONED MY EMPLOYERS ABOUT THE USAGE OF THE INTERNET. SHE ASKED IF I KNEW OF ANYONE WHO HAD USED THE C... 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

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

should i reply to a cease and desist letter
I was laid off and received a severance package. the package did not contain a non compete requirement. I recently received a letter from my former employer warning me that they feel i may have breech... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Cutting duties and salary
I am a salaried female supervisor who works at two facilities. The policy of my employer is to pay a certain percentage over base salary to perform duties at two different facilities. Several years ag... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

can the non compete clause stand
I worked for an agent where I had a 440 license however I was never allowed to write any business, quote anyone or bind any coverage. I was let go. Six weeks later i got hired on with another agency t... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

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

Can an employer deny you vacation time?
I planned to go to Florida for a week the First week of October and put it on the calendar the last week of June I have only two days of vacation left due to my Motherin law had to have surgery so i t... applies to Kentucky  ·  1 answer

Which states laws to follow for resignation from an out of state employer?
I worked in California for a company based in New York. I recently gave notice (2 weeks) and served out that time. They did not hand over my final check at that time, and have still not paid out wages... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Dismissed for conflict in personalities
Can I be terminated due to a conflict of personalities? Yesterday I was dismissed by my employer. I was told that my work was good. He even offered to write me a letter or recommendation. He said his ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

I am a witness to harassment. What should I do?
I have been working through a temp. labor company off and on for about 3 months. I have witnissed harassment from my employer on a regular basis for that length of time. If "yall better get the fuck o... applies to Tennessee  ·  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

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

Please Help Me :(
I've worked at a temporary company for the last 4 years. The new year just started, as did our vacation days (I didn't have any left from last year). The first week of the new year I took vacation bec... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

Can I take withdrawal of cash balance pension and still receive UI?
I lost my job in August and currently am receiving unemployment. Just last week I received a letter from former employer, stating it was not in their best interest financially to maintain my cash bala... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Does my employer hace a right to make FMLA so stressful?
I have had FMLA for more than 5 years for my mother. Now i have recieved notification from HR that it is extended for 3 months attach to this email is a letter to my supervisor and payroll that if i g... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

non compete questions
I am an Ad Specialties Rep for a very small firm in PA. This firm operates nation wide but in a small very specialized market.The Ad Specialties industry is huge and involves over 500,000 products. Is... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can a non comp agreement signed with a TN or OH company be enforced in FL?
I am employed by a company based in TN, soley owned by an Ohio company. I am an inside salesman who works from his home office in FL. Customers from many different states call. I do not have a specifi... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

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

Employer grabbed me out of anger
I was recently asked to resign. As I was cleaning out my desk my director watched. She became very agitated while i did. I went to my computer to delete any personal emails. She told me no and turned ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Forced resignation or termination
In June, 2010 I was employed as a nurse at a Correctional facility. I was asked to resign because I wrote an inmate 3 letters (I know this was wrong now). I was offered a great job at a hospital. Mont... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

My 401K Plan Administer has failed to execute a withdraw request per the plan rules
My wife has become fully disabled. Per the 401K plan rules she has been terminated from the plan. Also, per the rules she is entitled to a full withdraw of her 401K balance to roll over into Roth of h... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Stolen Confidential Information
I am being sued by my former employer for using "stolen confidential information" to solicit business from their clients. The client in question was also sued but subsequently dismissed. The client di... applies to Ohio  ·  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

do i have any legal rights to sue my employer or union
ok after reading all of your answers i understand that hostile work enviroment dosent actually cover a verbally abusive rude disrespectful supervisor but my question is this i filed a complaint with h... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Non Compete after a company leaves a market
My employer has recently sent out a memo stating that they are no longer engaging in business in several markets that we were previously conducting business in. All of the employees have non-compete c... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Have I been discriminated against because of gender and age?
I am a male over 50 who has been passed over for promotion five times in the past three years. Those positions were given to women under 35 years of age. The last two attempts for promotion occured re... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Direct Family Member Non Compete Clause
My present employer was recently sold, and my father was a shareholder in the company. In the purchase agreement there is a clause that says no shareholder or direct family member may obtain employmen... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Can a boss have different rules for certain employees?
Can an employer pressure some employees to work hard, while allowing other employees to do little work without penalty? Isn't this a form of discrimination? For instance, our furniture store office mg... applies to New Jersey  ·  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

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

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

hello i need some advise my employer offers a 26 week std or ans leave for me if im injured off the job but they are telling me that the fmla law lets them take my vacations before my std aor ans would kick in my std is for 26 weeks am i entitled to an
they are telling me if i go out on std or ans that the time im off goes against my 12 weeks of fmla but im on std or ans but im entitled to 26 weeks of std or ans applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

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

Can a non-compete clause be enforceable if my distributor's area has changed?
When first being hired by my company, I signed a non compete listing counties that the non compete was held to. If my employer no longer has the distribution rights to many of those counties and areas... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

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

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

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

does fmla cover absentism due to sick baby
Ever since I have returned to work from my maternity leave, I have missed a number of days & have been late a lot due to having to tend to my son. He has been sick a lot(nothing terribly serious) sinc... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

How to protect myself and my spouse from retaliatory action once I sign my severance package.
Greetings, I was recently laid off from a local Parks and Recreation who also employ my husband as an instructor, site supervisor and he also volunteers 2 nights a week to run open gyms for the local ... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Severence Package/WARN Act
My company is closing down and doing mass lay-offs. They are offering a Serverence package, however the terms were not consistent with that of the WARN act. WARN act states that an employer must give ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

My employer lied to me during the interview about getting health insurance.
During my interview my company in Santa Cruz, CA told me that health insurance would be included in my compensation package. After I started work they told me that they were changing companies and I w... applies to California  ·  0 answers

My employer lied to me during the interview about getting health insurance.
During my interview my company in Santa Cruz, CA told me that health insurance would be included in my compensation package. After I started work they told me that they were changing companies and I w... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

can a employer force an employe to forfit vacation time due to days allready missed for medireasons
i have ten years on job with ten days of paid vacation per year. i m told that i will be payed for the days but not be able to take the days off. reason given ive missed to much allready. ive missed d... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

can a employer force an employe to forfit vacation time due to days allready missed for medireasons
i have ten years on job with ten days of paid vacation per year. i m told that i will be payed for the days but not be able to take the days off. reason given ive missed to much allready. ive missed d... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

I signed a non-compete with a software company.
I signed a non-compete with a software company that stated I could not work for a competitor. My job was to fix computer equipment in the field for our clients. I was offered a position with another c... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Is it discrimination for an employer to hire a union position after elimination of nonunion jobs?
The City I worked for eliminated my position as well as another non-union position due to "financial circumstances" of the City. The Mayor & Council have publically stated that the City is going to ha... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Discrimination & Retaliation
I am a female engineer in a large company and am currently on the medical leave. I received a letter from my employer that my job position is eliminated due to the organiztion's restructuring and down... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Is it illegal for a potential employer to run a background check without permission?
I applied for a position by submitting my resume (basic info: work and school history). I had two interviews, neither of which I signed or filled out any paperwork giving them permission to run a back... applies to Utah  ·  0 answers

Can employer change what is said in my deployment letter signed by me and ED?
I received an offer letter for employment. It says I will make $41000 per year and that $11000 had been set aside for benefits package. It also said that the benefits package details would come later ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Race/Religion Discrimination Harassment settlement
how much money can my Lawyer ask for in a Letter of Demand for Discrimination/Harassment? My understanding is that the cap is between 50,000 to 300,000 based on the size of the employer. I was retalia... applies to Idaho  ·  0 answers

IS THERE AN APPEALS PROCESS IF MY EMPLOYER DENIES MY APPLICATION FOR FMLA?
I have had an ongoing condition with my back. I had a series of surgical injections and finally had spinal fusion surgery in Dec 2009. It was not as successful as my doctor and I had hoped. Since retu... applies to New Jersey  ·  2 answers

IS THERE AN APPEALS PROCESS IF MY EMPLOYER DENIES MY APPLICATION FOR FMLA?
I have had an ongoing condition with my back. I had a series of surgical injections and finally had spinal fusion surgery in Dec 2009. It was not as successful as my doctor and I had hoped. Since retu... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Made-up Rule
Question: Can a new rule (law) be made up on a whim when supervisors want to remove a person from their current position? My last employer stated that all secretaries had to support at least 2 doctors... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Competition for a machine tool company
I have a one year non compete. I want to set up my own machine shop which will be competing against my employer after one year. Its going to take me one year to set the business up (ordering machines ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can you switch back & forth between FMLA & EST time during a sick leave?
I have recently been diagnosed with Lupus & the Rheumatology Doctor has started me on what he states is a very strong medication that will possibly make me ill for a length of time. He states he wants... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

Has there been a recent June 2009 change in FMLA law?
I've used FMLA intermittant leave for time ranging from approx. 15 minutes to 90 minutes--all approved. NOW,my employer is saying as of June 2009,there was a change in the law,and I can no longer use ... applies to New York  ·  0 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

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

Is my non-compete agreement still enforceable against me?
I signed a non-compete agreement with my employer over 13 years ago. Since that time, the company for which I originally was hired, integrated with another company, as a result, the original company w... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

Non compete in Ohio law
My husband is a physician who signed a five year contract with a local hospital and after only 2 yrs they initiated the separation (either party could separate w/o cause given 6 months notice). He per... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Isn't my job protected when on disability?
I live in northeast Ohio. I used up my FMLA time during the summer, some of that time was approved short term disability. I returned to work for a month and my doctor has put me back on disability whi... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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 an employer put a listening device in the office without the employees knowledge?
There are only two employees plus the doctor in our office. The two employees are extremely and have very private conversations that doctor has made comments about many times. Many times the things we... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Does my ex emplyer have any right to restrict me from joining a competitor if I dont have a non comp
Does my ex employer have any right to restrict me from joining a competitor if I dont have a non compete clause? I have a signed NDA that I plan to honor but no non-compete. I received a letter from t... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can they use a "use it or lose it" policy when
I currently work for an at will employer and put my two weeks notice in. I was told I would not be paid for the two weeks of vacation that I have earned. They state they have a "use it or lose it" pol... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

How to remove job offer contigency upon receiving letter from current employer releasing non-compete
I received a job offer from a NON-competitor, but they are very spooked by the non-compete I signed with my current company. The two companies don't even manufacture the same products. My current comp... applies to Florida  ·  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 I sign a severance agreement after expressing a desire to renegotiate the terms?
I received a severance package after a layoff. I was given 7 days to reply. I expressed a desire to renegotiate the terms a day later (having left without signing the severance agreement) and subseque... applies to California  ·  3 answers

Comp time for exempt employees
I work for a local non-profit agency. All employees are considered exempt. I work some weeks everyday 8 hours or more. My job requirements are teaching classes, invoicing, scheduling community classes... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Severance agreement withdrawn by my employer
I was recently terminated from my administrator's job and was presented with a severance agreement, which was already signed by the COO. I reviewed it and sent a letter negotiating the proposed amount... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

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

can I collect a $32K Commission owed to me from a former employer?
In 2004 I worked for a company as a sales rep in St Petersburg, Fl. On my way out the door to work for a competing company in California I closed a deal where my commission was over $30,000. The depos... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Does my winter break count towards my 12 weeks of FMLA time?
I am a teacher due at the beginning of December. We get two weeks of time off at Christmas. My employer recently told me that the two weeks at Christmas are not counted towards my 12 weeks of FMLA tim... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

FMLA question - reinstatement to an equivalent position
I am currently on family leave after the birth of my baby. I was told that: 1) The part-time position I held since April 2000 will be eliminated at the end of my family leave, and 2) I must work full-... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Is my employer liable for this matter or my co-worker?
I used to be a rehab director in a nursing home and stepped down and worked part time at the same location to pursue higher education; however, another company took over and I was forced to join their... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can my employer fire me if I am out on medical leave
I work for a company that has a union and I was out of work on short term disabilty when the short term ran out I was still not well to return to work to having surgery. I was told by another worker t... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Bonus withheld
I recently received an "unacceptable" performance evaluation from my manager. The evaluation is inconsistent with feedback provided throughout the year and contains factual inaccuracies. As a result o... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

How to know if your a victim of retaliation.
A few months ago, my manager hired his friend to work for the company. As an Assistant, I asked how hiring this person was beneficial to the corporation because he had no qualifications. Since then, h... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Wrongfull termination
Becuase of poor office ergonomics my neck and upper back as well as extremities have developed acute pain. I have been seeing a physical therapist for about 2 months now. I discussed with my managemen... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

first step with wrongful termination when less than 15 employees
I was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for complaining about unlawful discrimination-I gave written notice to my boss explaining my intent to quit in 15 days if he didn't show some willingness to ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Do I have a sexual harassment case?
I live in SC. I have been a security officer for over a year with this company. During this time, I have reported sexual harassment and my employer will do nothing to stop the abuse. I have been subje... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 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 defaulted on severance agreement
I have a signed notarized severance agreement with my past employer for 11 weeks pay at my regular hourly rate - benefits & taxes will be taken out as usual and I will be covered by health & dental un... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Do I appeal EEOC? Do I accept offer? Do I take right to sue letter?
DO I accept offer from fact finding meeting which EEOC was going to send me with right to sue letter. EMployer offered 1000 I countered with 4000 they offered 1400. Orginal amt asked much much higher ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Do I appeal EEOC? Do I accept offer? Do I take right to sue letter?
DO I accept offer from fact finding meeting which EEOC was going to send me with right to sue letter. EMployer offered 1000 I countered with 4000 they offered 1400. Orginal amt asked much much higher ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

What can I do about my wrongful termination?
I was recently terminated by my employer, and on the day before termination I had reported one of my residents for inappropriately touching myself and others while trying to perform care. We were all ... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Can an Ex Employer re-establish a document that never existed?
I'm being sued by an ex exployer that is seeking to reestablish a non compete he said I signed the first day I was employed. I never signed one or was ever approached and asked to sign one until my la... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can my case fall under the whistleblower act
My employer clocked me out for 4 hours saying I was smoking when in fact I have proof that I was servicing clients during that time period. I reported this matter to the regional manager that I was fo... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

do i have a case?????
I am a road driver for YRC in cincinnati oh. i was refused work/ fired for walking out on the job (per employer) the following is my statement ...On 9-10-11 I was called for work at 4:21 pm Derrick, a... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

Hostile Work Environment
I work in a hostile work environment but that is generated from a co-worker, not the employer. The co-worker admitted to the director and to me that they purposely and willfully do things to try and h... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can my employer deduct this time from FMLA?
I am a manager at a large retail company and am currently 8 weeks pregnant. I had slight complications and had to take time off of work for 2 weeks. I was already owed 4 vacations days and a holiday t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Do I have to explain what I do with my days off?
My salon ran a charity food drive on a recent Sunday. I work Tuesday through Saturday and am unavailable on Sundays. I have kids and my husband works Sundays, hence my non availability. The owners wer... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Follow up visits covered under FMLA ?
In August I had surgery and was off work for 4 weeks to have a hernia repaired and two benign growths removed from my abdomen. I developed infection at one of the sites, which required several follow ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

work
I was terminated by my employer on april 19th. My supervisor and I had numerous issues over my 51/2 year tenure, but management refused each time to get involved or resolve any issues. Some of these i... 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

Do I owe income tax in AL if I work remotely from home in FL for a company in AL?
Recently relocated to Tampa, FL from Birmingham, AL for my husband's job. My employer allowed me to keep doing my job because it is able to be done remotely from my home (order handling and logistics)... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

Need to know if I can take any action about my termination...that happened during psychiatric treatm
I have worked at the same job for 16 years. This past July I had a breakdown. My boss set me up for short term disability and Family medical leave (both at the same time). I have been seeing two docto... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

i had to quit due to being replaced and offered lower paying position
I quit a job of 6 years after employer "reorganized" and made all staff reapply for positions they previously held. I did not qualify for my position after reorganization due to educational requiremen... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

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

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

company paid holidays
My Husband has worked for his employer for over 12 years. They aren't a corporation but a small company. He gets 6 paid holidays a year. These are the Federal recognized holidays. He works a Monday - ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

Can I demand legit information that caused my demotion?
I was demoted because it was said that another employer called my current job for a reference, but I had not applied anywhere else. I asked my regional manager for information on the company, she coul... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

can my previous employer deny me severance pay after stating i would receive it?
i was part of a mass layoff empployees were told they would be paid a severence package approx 390 were paid i was not i was told because i took a job with another milk company i was being denied i fo... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

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 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

Can I take action against a company who withdrew a jobn offer after I quit my current job?
A company I interviewed with several times told me I would be offered a position, gave me several start dates, a verbal offer and verbal bonus structure as well as telling me several times in email th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Non compete valid if living in a different state from employer
I'm a healthcare consultant living in the state of NC but employed by a company located in CA. I signed a non-compete contract with this Company. However, due to loss of clients, the company is experi... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

If I am still with the company after being taken over by new employer. Is non compete still valid?
The company i work for is a hose cleaning company. That hires self-employed people. And they take a % out for themselves. Well when i started with this company. It was giving to a relative and then af... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

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

Never talk to medical review officer but final decision was a positive drug test
I RECEIVE A 5PANEL DRUG TEST ON 12/5 THE COLLECTOR SAID HE NEED SEND IT TO LAB .I CALL DRUG TEST CENTER ON THE 12/8 SHE TOLD ME SHE WERE ABOUT TO CALL ME TO TELL ME BRING A COPY OF THE PRESCRIPTION OF... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

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

Recourse for Job Elimination?
I was employed on 11/5/01 and laid-off due to job elimination on 12/17/01 (6 weeks) from a Sr. IT Management position with Definity Health Corporation. I was told 3 days after I became employed that m... applies to Minnesota  ·  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

Payout of accrued vacation (PTO) time
I gave my employer 2 weeks notice prior to voluntarily leaving the company, but they are saying that they will not payout my accrued PTO time since their policy states that PTO time will be paid out a... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

Am I required to give a percentage to the owner of my salon for out of salon work?
I work at a commission based salon (%50 %50). I've been doing weddings for some of my clients through my salon. Am I required to give a percentage of my earnings to my employer? Some of these jobs req... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is being promoted to a position and then terminated for not being the right fit legal?
I was hired as a Fleet Supervisor by my previouse employer but when I started I was told I was going to be the Office Manager and then I was moved to another position without a title. Then he hired a ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Exempt employee being paid hourly. Is this legal?
Hello - I am classified as an exempt employee for a professional services firm, computer related. My employer requires me to turn in time sheets for both payroll and billing purposes. If there is a pr... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do I have a case against my employer because I was demoted due to challenging illegal practices?
I was demoted at my job I believe for 2 reasons: 1 was that I was challenging illegal practices occuring; 2: I went on a medical leave. For the past 6 months my immediate supervisor and I have had sev... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Can I waive my FLSA right to overtime
I am full-time 911 dispatcher and a part-time police officer for the same city, and when i work as a police officer i am payed overtime because even though i am working in a diffrent departmet it is f... applies to Massachusetts  ·  2 answers

Can I rescind a non-compete agreement if my employer breached my employment agreement?
I was employed as an outside sales rep for a specialty laboratory. On Nov 2011, I signed an employment offer and Non-compete agreement. On Dec 30, 2012 they verbally informed me that they would be red... applies to Hawaii  ·  0 answers

Can my employer force me to have an interview with their outside attorney?
Hello, Last week my Supervisor told me that I would have an interview with their "outside counsel" regarding my job description as a Sales Planner. We have an inside attorney, but this is a law firm m... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Forced to resign or be fired without cause, I resigned, but now being held to non-compete
I signed a non-compete as a standard part of my offer of employment. I found myself in a situation after one year of employment where I was to either resign or be terminated without cause. I chose to ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

wanting to stay within my non-compete
I currently work for a company which I am under a non-compete. It states I can not work for any competors nor can I solict any business from the company for 2 years or a 50 mile radius starting on the... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is a resignation and acceptance of resignation via email legal?
I submitted my 2 weeks notice to my manager via email due to a mandatory shift change that my employer knew would cause a transportation issue. My manager replied via email that she needed to confirm ... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

Can I receive compensation and damages if I was the only one punished for a new policy?
This occured over three weeks. Week 1, my employer sent out a text message saying the tardiness of the staff will not be tolerated and being late will lead to a one week suspension. Week 2, I was late... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

can my employer resend the offer of severance pay once it has been offered?
my boss had the corporate attorney draw up a severance agreement for me to sign. the terms were not such that i could/would agree to so i altered the agreement to a more resonable agreement. one parag... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Was I discriminated against based on my Nationality?
My employer went to Italy for a week or two with his family. While there, he had his $24k Rolex watch stolen by some italian men. When he returned, he made jokes around the office for a week or two ab... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Should I sue my former employer for unpaid commission? Should this be a class action?
I worked 6 years for a merchant serives business. I was paid a "signing bonus" which was an advance of the first year's commission. The commission was viewed as earned after 12 months of processing. T... applies to New York  ·  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

Overtime 'under the table'
this question is actually in regards to a problem a friend of mine is having. it should be noted she is not in any supervisor role, and is eligible for overtime. she is contracted for 40 hours a week,... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Pest Control Non Compete
Hi I have a 50 mile 1 year non compete that my EX employer is trying to hold up against me. I left their company and started my own. The whole reason i left the company was because they were spraying ... applies to Florida  ·  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

Was I wrongfully terminated, or do I have a case?
Description: Employer found out that my roommate and I were living together, and told us that either she had to move out, one of us had to transfer, Quit, or be fired. It was not possible for either o... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Government Contractor revising own policy
I work for a gov't contractor, we are under the SCA and are to receive an X amount of vacation time on our 1st anniversary date and ea aniver date there after My employer chose upfront to have their o... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

disciplinary actions on FMLA covered days
I have been covered under FMLA since June of 2003. I submitted my paperwork for the next year today. My supervisor has written me up once with a notice of necessity to improve my attendance. Even afte... applies to Arizona  ·  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

Have I been sexual discriminated against?
Recently my position as a Coordinator(non-exempt) was reclassified as an Assist. Manager (exempt). I had to again interview for my position and now I've been deemed no longer qualified. Employer is st... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

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

Wrongful Termination
My husband was recently fired from a company were we both worked. I am still employed with them. I know that in the State of Florida the Employer does not need an excuse to fire you. If they still pro... applies to Florida  ·  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

Is there a law in Illinois regarding what jobs can be salary or hourly?
I was offered a new position with my employer. I was told that I would be paid salary. Before I started my new position, my boss told me that I was not allowed to be paid salary because of Illinois la... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can an employer tell an associate to hide their cross on their neck?
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

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

Holding severance for unpaid travel allowance.
I was recently laid off. I signed a severance package stating I would receive a lump sum payment of 1 month's salary along with the week I had already worked along with unused vacation time. This tota... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

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

Can I seek legal advice for being discharged for being sick?
I was discharged at my job of 10+ years for going home sick. I work as a paramedic, and did not feel right about being around sick patients whose immune systems are already compromised while I was sic... applies to New Hampshire  ·  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

Retaliation
I have filed an EEOC/FCHR retaliation complaint against my former employer in 2006 and been told that I did not engage in a protected activity although I was a witness in a lawsuit concerning the same... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

Wrongful termination?
What exactly qualifies "wrongful termination"? In August, I left my job of nearly two years to work for my father's company. Two weeks after I began working for my father, he left the house - and walk... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete regarding staffing services in AZ
I recently resigned as VP of Recruiting for an AZ-based recruiting firm that specialized in medical and technology staffing. About 4 months prior to resigning an old family friend asked me to do some ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Am I liable to my employer for a clients bounced check?
I worked for a veterinarian in my area for a short time. At the end of August a client came in, asked us to hold her check for services rendered unto her, for a few days. Since this was explained to m... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Does an employer have to pay bonuses if they promised it to an employee who met all requirements?
I became the Bar Manager in February 2010, and was told I would receive more hourly wage, a promo, and bonuses. The bonus is meant to be payed to managers who meet their required numbers. I met my num... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Is there any way to challenge the state's failure to pay unemployment compensation benefits?
My wife lost her job in June 2007 when her employer moved his laboratory from Cleveland, Ohio to Buffalo, New York. Since she lost her job through no fault of her own, she qualified and applied for un... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Validity when there are multiple non-competes
We recently hired someone who's former employer is threatening to sue him and us for violation of his non-compete. He was hired out of college by a large national firm in their scientific division whe... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What can be done when employer fails to correct issues?
A person is not cooperative with any of the others in a work environment. This person has seniority, but is not a supervisor. He mistreats his peers, but is an angel with his customers. He often hogs ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

salary holiday pay and time clocks
the company i work for is a salary and hourly based employer. for our holidays they require us to work the day before and the day after to be paid for the holiday. i understand the hourly employees, b... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Validity of non-compete?
I signed a non-compete agreement after 10 months or so with a company I worked at previously (the first time I left I did not have a non-compete agreement and did compete). I was given $500.00 as cons... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Non-compete anti-competitive?
I signed a non-compete agreement with my employer, an ad agency, (Agency A) and was later laid off due to economic conditions. The non-compete forbids me from servicing or soliciting former clients fo... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

RIF'd; rehired at lesser position/less pay; no chg in responsibilities
During a company-wide RIF in Sept. of 2001 I was advised that my position had been eliminated. My boss advised me that they did have a lesser position available at reduced requirements and a reduced s... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

I have a 50 mile 2 year non-compete as a chiropractor in Central Illinois. Will it hold at 43 miles
Non Compete Question: My clause states that I may not practice chiropractic or work as an agent of another chiropractor within 50 miles of Bloomington-Normal, IL. (from memory but, if I’m correct, v... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Promised Benefits
Despite the year long posting of our holiday payment schedule (we are only paid for Independence day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's), my boss has decided not to pay for Christmas or New Year'... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is this harrassment or just a bad HR Dept?
**Long post, just trying to be thorough** A few years ago, I began using FMLA leave to cover days off I needed because of complications with my bi-polar disorder and some troubles my wife has with her... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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 search your belongings without you'r permission?
I am currently working for a fast food chain where the new manager searches our belongings (bags, coats, etc) to see if we are bringing food back home. I have told my manager many times that I do not ... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

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

Can I sue my employer for requiring me to go to work when I am sick providing a doctor's note?
I was reprimanded for calling off work because I was sick and I even provided them a doctor's note. I was told by human resource that I should have shown up for work anyways even if I was going to be ... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Parent corporation non compete agreement
I am currently working in a drafting position for a company which is owned by a large parent corporation. I have been there for less than a year and have not had any client contact. I signed a non com... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

Marital Status Discrimination
I, along with 10 staff in my office, relocated from the UK in November 2001. My employer decided to convert our salaries from UK Net to US Net, rather than from UK Gross to US Gross. Because I am marr... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Limit me directly or indirectly own, manage, operate, invest, or financial assist a restaurant?
I am a restuarant manager of a Chinese restaurant, my family is opening a Thai restaurant in town but my intention is to continue to work as I am but invest in the family business. My employer is aski... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

FL employer has not paid severance. I want the money.
I got laid off a couple of years ago from a company in FL. I had a contractual severance package for 6 months of salary to be paid in monthly installments. They ceased sending the severance pay after ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Is it discrimination if an employer avoids scheduling higher pay scale employees on Sunday?
Employees that have been with the company for a substantial amount of time are "grandfathered in" to be paid time and a half on Sundays. Newer employees are paid their hourly rate plus a dollar when w... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Comissions earned can not be considered theft, can they?
Working as a recruiter, I got quarterly commissions, which were paid at the end of each quarter(this quarter Number 1). I got terminated the end of the 1st month of the (guarter number 2); having 2 mo... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

Do I have a case against my employer?
On tuesday, I took a five minute break in the morning. Our company allows fifteen minutes in the morning and fifteen after lunch. The office was staffed when I walked out to take an important phone ca... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Do I have a case against my employer?
On tuesday, I took a five minute break in the morning. Our company allows fifteen minutes in the morning and fifteen after lunch. The office was staffed when I walked out to take an important phone ca... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Can an employer require an hourly associate to be 'on call'?
I work for Office Depot and have several concerns regarding their policies. I am an hourly associate (department manager). One of the requirements is being 'on call'. If there is a call from the secur... applies to New Jersey  ·  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

30 Hour Work Week Health Care Benefits
I'm moving from a 40 hour/week job in Texas, to a 30-hour/week job in Florida. Here in Texas I get health benifits but in Florida I will not be provided with the company health insurance plan. The Hum... 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

Unfavorable Reference Undocumented
My previous supervisor is not giving me a favorable reference. Further, she has instructed all of my previous co-workers under her direction which is almost all of them that they are under a gag order... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

I have a doctor's prescription since 7/2/10 to be off of work due to Pneumonia
I have been under my doctor's care since then and have gotten continued prescriptions to stay out of work due to continued pneumonia. I am a full time nurse, now going into third week out of work, my ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Can 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

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

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

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

Pregnancy related complications - is leave available?
I am 24 weeks pregnant and have a medical history of pre-term labor with my previous child. I have been experiencing pre-term labor symptoms with this pregnancy and have been ordered bed rest for the ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Age Discrimination -- jobs outsourced to India
My law firm has just announced that it plans to "outsource to India" the jobs in the Word Processing and Proofreading depts. There are 25 affected employees; all (100%!) are over 40 and making higher ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What are the guidelines or laws concerning working a 2nd part time job, while having FMLA ?
I was approved for FMLA at the hospital I work. My health issues were steadily getting worse due to all the walking and bending required to that job. I changed my work statis at the hospital to 20 hrs... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

maternity leave info needed for ohio and michigan
i have been on intermintent fmla (reduced hours due to complications with pregnancy) for almost two months. i am due october 24th. what happens if i use up my fmla weeks before i can go back to work? ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Repayment of signing bonus and relocation expenses
After seven months of employment I am considering leaving my company. I received relocation compensation, a signing bonus, and a one-time interest free loan (payments are deducted from my salary for 1... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

reasonable accommodate
I have lupus & fell & broke my hip at work last August 2003. The fall has exacerbated the illness & my doctor does not want me to work full time any longer. I have inquired about part time, flexible h... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can an employer change their mind about eliminating your position after giving you a letter?
I've recently received a letter indicating that my position is being eliminated, which gave general terms of severance pay I'm to be paid later on this month. I need to know two things: 1. Can the com... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Can I file a lawsuit against my boss and company for not responding to an obvious toxic situation?
I have been working under a boss that told me to do things that were against company policy, unethical, immoral and even illegal. I contacted her boss and hr to let them know about this. They said the... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Will I qualify for FMLA if I go out on Maternity Leave 3-weeks prior to my 12-month anniversary date
I began working for my current employer on February 23, 2011. I just found out I was pregnant and my due date is February 1, 2012. This is 23-days prior to the 12-month requirement for FMLA eligibilit... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

when administrative law judge doesn't recognize constructive discharge and protected conduct?
what do you do when you follow all procedure for constructive discharge and therefore unemployment determination of deputy rules in your favor, thus you receive unemployment payments for 8 weeks but t... applies to Arizona  ·  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

FMLA Violation - release of medical records request
My employer asked me to sign a release of medical records authorization form. They said until I signed the release, my FMLA would be denied. I've had FMLA intermittent since Jan. 08. My doctors have s... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is my non compete void if I am asked to do something illegal?
Is my noncompete void if I was asked to be involved in an illegal act in my position. I was asked to sign papers and complete documents that were illegal and I refused. Since then I left a well paying... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

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

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

What if I make up the time during the same week, can that be counted against my FMLA 12 weeks?
So the company I work for allows us to make up time if we leave for an illness/appointment or if you arrive late for illness/appointment. If I do this should those hours I was gone be counted against ... applies to Nebraska  ·  0 answers

Must an employeer pay you on time?
My employer has neglected to pay the employees on time twice in the past month and a half, and it is wreaking havoc with my credit score and my bank account. We are supposed to be paid every other Wed... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

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

Restrict Future Employment w/new Employer
Recently received a severance agreement (which I have not yet signed). Most of it is pretty straight forward. A single portion of the document concerns me. It states that I will forgo any future sever... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Did my employer violate FMLA?
I had called off from (i believe) 9-15 june, 2011; this was a total of four working days. I cited severe depression and anxiety attacks as the reason, but was not informed that the leave fell under FM... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

can my daughter be asked to resign her job and then go on maternity leave?
My daughter recently secured full-time employment (3months ago) She has found out that she is pregnant. She understands that she will not be covered under the Family Medical Leave Act but her employer... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination
Recently I discovered that my employer was underpaying me by $492 a month for 18 months. My check is direct deposit and I file the pay stubs without opening the envelope. I notified the owner and the ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

CAN I BE FIRED FOR MISSING WORK DUE TO MY ASTHMA
I have had several problems with my asthma over the past year resulting in me missing some time from work now and then. I have been taken off work a couple of times by my doctor and I have given those... applies to California  ·  3 answers

Do I have a case for wrongful termination?
I had been friends with a fellow manager during the duration of my employment. Recently, my husband and I split up. When this friend found out, he started to make advances both at work and off work. H... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can your employer withold your earnings because of a
I work online. The website company takes about 45-60% commission out of every online chat/email session that I do for a client. However, one client from that website contacted me, and I gave them my p... applies to Rhode Island  ·  0 answers

Not notified of policies now stuck in the middle
I was notified today that my Aetna medical insurance was terminated on 03/31/08. I have been out on short-term disability as well as FMA since 01/05/08. I have not received any notification of my insu... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

What are the consequences if I don't accept a per diem position in collecting Unemployment
I was notified by my employer that as of 1/30/10 I will no longer have my F/T, Benefitted, Hopice Social Work position. First I was informed that my work was not acceptable and that I made mistakes on... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Is it legal for an employer to force certain individuals in a group to change their scheduled hours?
I work in a group of approx. 50 associates, many of whom begin work between the hours of 5 and 7 AM. Recently, a new manager was hired and has decided she does not want only certain individuals (speci... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Is it legal for an employer to force certain individuals in a group to change their scheduled hours?
I work in a group of approx. 50 associates, many of whom begin work between the hours of 5 and 7 AM. Recently, a new manager was hired and has decided she does not want only certain individuals (speci... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Is it legal for an employer to force certain individuals in a group to change their scheduled hours?
I work in a group of approx. 50 associates, many of whom begin work between the hours of 5 and 7 AM. Recently, a new manager was hired and has decided she does not want only certain individuals (speci... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Relocation Expenses Reimbursement
I am an outside sales rep for a software company in Northern California. I was in a good position in So Cal and was recruited out to the present position. I was hired by one of the parent company's bu... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Can my employer fire me for missing work due to an injury that occurred outside of work?
I recently strained a muscle in my lower leg while stepping over a baby gate at home. Urgent Care gave me crutches and told me to stay off the leg for 3-4 days. I missed 1 night of work. The next day ... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

Hidden Non-solicitation Clause
I was recently terminated from a sales management position and have since accepted a similar position with another company in the same industry. Upon leaving, my former employer brought to my attentio... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I have a question about my vacation time, sick days, personal days while approved for FMLA
I was approved for FMLA due to a knee issue which resulted in surgery. My employer made me take all of my vacation time, my personal days and my sick days before I was allowed to use the FMLA time. No... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

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

Demoted with 15% paycut & no responsibilities reduced
On Friday 3/20/09, my employer informed me that I was being demoted for poor performance and receiving a 15% rate decrease. The only time I was advised of poor performance was on 3/12/09 when I was in... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is a non-compete agreement that is missing the employer's signature valid?
About a year ago I was laid off from my job. My employment agreement contained a non-compete section that outlined several restrictions for the first 12 months, and some general restrictions for an ad... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can a compnay change a commision structure after the quarter is complete and the work is done?
Can a compnay change a commision structure after the quarter is complete and the work is done? I have signed and returned a compensation agreement to my employer, including a commission payout structu... applies to Maryland  ·  2 answers

Is my employer creating a hostile work environment, or our they discriminating against me?
I have worked for a small company (around 20 employees) for 11 years. I found out i was pregnant 2 months ago and informed them that when time comes i won't be able to perform some of my job( which th... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

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

Does statement in offer letter bound to non-compete agreement
My offer letter which I signed when I was hired stated the following: "We are happy to offer you a position under the following conditions: Acceptance of the conditions in the attached Confidential In... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

What if your medical condition requires a longer absence than the 12 week FMLA allows?
My husband was hospitalized with a heart attack and after doing a heart cath, found that he would require open heart surgery. Because they gave him a blood thinner upon arriving at the hopital, they h... applies to Ohio  ·  2 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

Discrimination or Favoritism?
In April 2008, I accepted a position of Account Sales Manager with my employer. After a month in the position, I knew the physical and time requirements made this an a rough if not impossible long ter... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Do I have alternatives for relocation agreement payback and payback amount?
I am employed by a company and have been for exactly one year. Relocating to the new location has not been good. My wife has been unable to find work and my son started college. The net effect is that... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

on mat leave, laid off due to lack of work?
I work for a small heating and air conditioning company approx 35 people are employed. I am on maternity leave. I delivered my son on 1/25. I was put on bed rest per the dr 1 week before delivering. I... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

Am I entitled to severance pay?
Hi, I have worked for my employer for 10 years, I live in NJ and I will be locating to SC in 3 weeks. I approcahed my bmanager at the begining of 2010, explained the situation and stressed that I want... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

Is non-compete valid after layoff?
Over 3 months ago my former employer laid me and the rest of last employees off because it was going out of business due to lack of funds and large debt. A former co-worker and I then began our own co... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

.Is it legal for a boss to switch you from Salary to Hourly without giving you something in writing
I asked that he provide me documentation and he is refusing stating he doesn't have to when I asked what my new wage is he declined to tell me. My job duties are the same, he is very possessive and is... applies to California  ·  0 answers

can I be forced to use vacation for a sick day?
my employer has a new policy where they force you to use your vacation for sick time. We accrue sick days, but if you do not have enough sick time in the bank and call in we now are forced to use a va... applies to Iowa  ·  0 answers

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

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

Being sued for non-compete between states
I worked as a salesperson for a company for 9 months in the printing industry. I was compensated $18,000 in salary. This company is based in Philadelphia. I quit this job and accepted a job in South C... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

What is my rights ?
Had Doctor to fill out FMLA papers , which stated I suffered from copd, cronic sinutitus . I would have flare ups sometimes every month . Example tonsilillitis 4 times this year due to bacterial infec... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

work environment harassment
I am having trouble with my co-workers. Recently, I was allowed to go home early. My manager made the decision. The following day when I returned to work my work vehicle was filled with office equipme... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Real Estate Non Compete
I worked for a real estate developer from 10/01 until 02/05 as sales manager, resale coordinator, and builder liaison. I signed a non compete when I started that stated that I would not "work in the r... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is a non-compete valid if the employer breaches the agreement?
As part of a hi-tech development deal, XYC (of which I own 30%) hires me as CTO (administer and develop) at a salary that increases with CPI. As part of emloyment contract, I agree to assign all inven... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Is this considered retaliation from my employer
Last week I was informed I would be reporting to a new boss because my current boss is leaving. Next day I met w/ new boss and was verbally offered to stay in my current position w/some changes to my ... applies to Michigan  ·  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

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

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

Hiring by state assisted university
Over the past few years, the adminstration of a state-assisted university has repeatedly filled non-bargaining unit, unclassified positions (in other words, adminstrative positions)without an open and... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is it discrimination to passed over for a promotion based on your availability?
I have been passed over twice for a promotion by my employer based on my availability. I am a part-time college student in my Junior year. The only time I cannot work is 12pm-5pm Monday and Wednesday ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Non-compete
I am a software consultant and I have been in the country 6 years. I was a on H1B but have gained my green card in 2001. The company that put me out to a client in ILLINOIS that I have been at for the... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

Non-Compete Agreement and Forming Company in Direct Competition
I worked for a company that developed software where I was solely responsible for the design and implementation of one large component of their product. I signed a non-compete agreement mid-employment... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

WHAT ARE MY LEGAL RIGHTS ?
I have been working for this company for almost six years. Last year, I was promoted into management and was sent to Illinois Upon my arrival, it was clear that things were not going to work out.I hav... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Can I be fired 3 days after handing in a "temporary full disability note" from my doctor?
On May 17th, 2011 I handed into my employer a note from my doctor placing me on temporary full disability. On May 19th. 2011 I received a work email with the following: Jeremy I am assuming at this po... 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

Forced to sit next to extemely contaigous coworker.
I work in a call center environment. I was forced to sit next to a person who had just come back from long term disability suffering from some kind of horrible respiratory illness. She was out for thr... applies to Arizona  ·  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

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

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

my stop payment
I was working for a firm in Fifth ave 47th st. on july 2nd i told my employer that i am quiting my job and gave him a 30 days notice. my status there was H1 visa. In return he got wild on me and start... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Does a non-compete encompass the entire business entity or just the specific position when signed?
Ex-employer "A" had me sign a non-compete. I was working in the health care field in a corporate office for a nurse registry. "A" fired me two weeks ago, and I secured a position with "B" within a few... applies to Florida  ·  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

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

I believe my uncle has been discriminated against at work
My is a mechanic and was let go from work yesterday. His supervisor said that he had to let him go because he was not "steping it up" at work. When my uncle asked for and explaination and permission t... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Merger/Buyout/Spin-Off: Is a non-compete transferable? Assignable?
I live in Philadelphia & work in a satellite office of my (New Jersey-based) employer. I signed a non-compete when I was hired. My company has 2 different divisions: market research and sales force ef... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

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. afte