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Ohio unemployment appealing denial because of severance
I saw an answer on MEL (I-was-denied-unemployment-because-of-my-lump-sem-severance-package) Is there anyway to appeal the denial of benefits because of a lump sum severance. Ohio unemployment has dete... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I am being let go in Ohio and am going to receive 45 weeks of "severance"
It is my understanding that the "severance" will be paid in a lump sum. Am I correct in assuming that I can apply and receive unemployment compensation after declaring this lump sum on the first week ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Lump sum severage payment promised on last day not received. Told 6 wks. Unemployment?
Hello Mel: I did look at your severance FAQ section but I don't believe the unemployment question was addressed. I worked nearly 5 years as a full-time employee for a major company here in Phoenix. I ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

lump sum payment
i received a lump sum payment when my plant closed. It was not a pension and not severance. my paperwork even stated so. It was stated as such on my paper work. Is this deductible on a weekly basis or... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

How does severance pay affect unemployment benefits?
My husband is losing his job after 25 years. They are offering him a year of severance pay that will be paid out in a lump sum on January 3rd, 2014. Will he be able to file on January 4th and start co... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

can you apply for unemployment while on severance pay weekly or in a lump sum?
The company I work for is releasing all of their employees due for closing the plant and moving the equiment to other locations outside New York state. applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

I was denied unemployment because of my lump sem severance package
I was laid of in February from my full time job because of lack of work, My severance was based on my pay and the number of years that I worked for the Company, the Company did not fight, but Ohio une... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Due to merger new company offered me severance package can I collect unemployment?
Worked for my company for 8.5 years I live in Maryland company is located in California the severance package was based on one week for every year with company so lump sum severance is for 8.5 weeks c... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

My company is closing down and has offered severance and 25% stay on bonus weekly.
However this is to be paid out weekly after termination has begun. Not as a lump sum. will this prevent us from receiving for unemployment untill these miniscule payments stop? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

severance pay
Is it legal to have an employee keep working as they "close up shop" and be paid their severance pay during that time? Also, when severance pay is offered, is it usually paid in one lump sum or as the... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

Can management decide to pay severance to some employees and not others?
Our company is going out of business and everyone was laid off this month. There are 5 directors and a CEO. Three of the 5 directors are receiving 4 weeks severance pay. The CEO is receiving a large l... applies to Nebraska  ·  0 answers

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

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

Unemployment issues due to recent cash advance industry law.
I have some questions that affects 6,000 people here in Ohio - Ohio law (H.B. 545) which is effectively closing down the industry. My company is passing along information to it's employee's that make ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Relocation Reimbursement
Our company is relocating its headquarters in CA to another city that is farther than the current location and it has triggered an actionable event situation. They gave everyone a notification letter ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Collecting Umployment on Seperation Pay
My company is laying off 8000 employees and is offering a Seperation Plan that pays out 2 weeks for every year plus 8 weeks and any vacation. This is not a lump sum payment so every 2 weeks employees ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Unemployment Compensation vs. Severance
Hello! I recently lost my job in Indiana to "corporate realignmet." Can you tell me if there is a way to collect unemployment compensation before or during my severance period (18 weeks)? According to... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

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

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

severance
i recently got laid off with a severance pay. 3 days after i filed for unemployment ,i was asked if i was let go with severance pay i told them i did.she then said that i had a hearing schedule to det... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

severance/ unemployment
My job was recently eliminated and thus I am now unemployed. I was offered a perty standard severance package. The two questions I have are as follows: 1) Should I have an employment lawyer review the... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

umemployment benefits
if I agree to a "VOLUNTEER CALL OUT" from my CO. I'am I agreeing to be layoff and therefore not eligible for unemployment benefits after my 26 week severance pay? the layoff is permanent with no chanc... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

my employer is trying to deduct unemployment from my full back pay award
Hello Mel, I was so happy to have ran across your web site it's very useful. I live in Ohio, I was working for a hospital and I was terminated for unjust cause. The case was arbitrated by my union and... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

Got severance, denied unemployment. Can I win?
I am being denied unemployment because the company has stated that I was discharged, but I was told I was laid off. -I worked for a subsidiary company in with 65 employees with a much larger parent co... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Can they take money out of my paycheck?
My place of employment is telling me they are going to take $250 out of my paycheck. A few months ago there was a malfunction at work and one of the computers was not printing drawer change slips. The... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Relocation Payback
Trying to determine if I am obligated to pay back my relocation expenses. I started July 26, 2010. I have been paid a lump sum, expenses, and house closing costs through June 15, 2011. I am planning o... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Percentage of Commissions with held
I have no contract, only a written agreement of what my salary and commission compensation would be when I started my managers job 3 1/2 years ago. My first year I was on a guaranteed salary/commissio... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

how will a 401k distribution effect an UN-opened claim
I was laid off last tuesday and on friday had a pre-scheduled meeting to roll over my 401k, to my local bank, into an IRA. The intention was to be able to take a lump sum payment, due to serious econo... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

State Unemployment Benefit Eligibility
In Illinois, if an individual is let go from his job and he accepts a severance package that includes a year's pay, is he still eligible for unemployment benefits from the state? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

can 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overpayment of severance pay
I was laid-off in February of 2002 (via Fedex) after working for a company 4 years. The severance package was for two weeks of pay. Since I am over 40, I was given six weeks to sign it. However, befor... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

When is severance pay issued when agreed upon by all parties?
I was dismissed from my duties as a library director with 2 weeks severance pay on Sat., May 21, 2005 by a seven-member-board of elected trustees. I called the library today, Wed., May 25 to inquire w... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Severance Pay/Umenployment compensation
I was just laid off/downsized at Underwriters Laboratory. They will pay my bi-monthly salary for 20 weeks. Am I still entitled to unemployment compensations? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

personnel file access in Ohio
I would like to know if in Ohio I am permitted to see my personnel file at my place of employment? Your answer "In New York State, unlike many other states, you have no right to see the contents of yo... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

What are the HR Record Retention Guidelines for State of Ohio
Looking for Ohio's guidelines in record retention - Federal law states basically that 7 years is the amount to keep records - I'm trying to verify Ohio guidelines due to the fact that we have run out ... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

Could it be considered as duress having to sign a no suit agreement to get severance?
I was discharged today and I was shown a severance check for $20,000. I was then told that I could get it today if I signed an agreement to not sue the company. I have been keeping notes on what I fee... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Does Severance Agreement Disclude Unemployment Benefits?
I am concerned that if I sign a Severance Agreement offered by my employer, that the agreement might exclude me from otherwise being eligible for Unemployment Inusrance benefits. Specifically, does th... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Do non-compete clauses still apply if worker's state voids such clauses?
I work as a part-time 1099 contractor for an Ohio-based company, however I work in California. When I started, I signed a non-compete document that bars me from taking any position with a competing co... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

severance pay and effect on earned income for earned income tax credit
I recently learned that my job was closing our branch. Iwas given a package for a signing bonus and severance pay for 16 weeks. Will my severance pay be considered as earned income for tax purpose. Wi... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Wage overpaymeny by State of Ohio
I was State of Ohio employee in 2007, overpaid by $12,000 during course of year due to "glitch" in newly installed pay system, "OAKS". Attny General's office requesting to be repaid in full plus inter... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Severance
My company is closing we were told we will receive a severance pay. We recently found out a new company will be taking over the business. We will still have jobs under the new owners. Will our present... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Severance - Wages vs. Assets
My current position was eliminated and I was given 60 days notice with an additional 8 weeks severance payable at the same schedule as my previous wages. Immediately following my layoff, I was served ... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

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

loss of severance pay if I accept a position at another place
The preschool that I work for is closing down. They have offered severance pay in writing. The preschool up the street that has agreed to take our children & some of our teachers. It was stated verbal... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

severance pay advise
Two of my employees recently told me that they had been offered a better job somewhere else. I told them that I could not match their offer and that I needed to know what they were going to do. They t... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

when is severance pay due in california? i'm growing impatient....
i was promised a month's severance. it's been over a month since i left. when is severance pay due to an ex-employee? i signed a release but i think i'm being led around by my nose.... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Change of Payday
Pay day question. Employed 35 yrs for an N E Ohio company that is a union shop. Pay is based on 2 weeks work, payed out historicaly on following Thursday (1 day early)even though 'official' payday is ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

If a company pays out severance to other employees and you find youself in the same situation...
I work for a wireless communications company based out of California, but I am employed in a retail store in Oklahoma. Back in 2009 they closed a store in Pryor, Ok and offered everyone positions in T... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

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

Severance Pay for Part Time employees
With the closing of our plant, we were told we would receive severance pay, one week for each year of service. I started my employment here full time. After the birth of my son, I accepted a part time... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

severance pay and age discriminations
5 employees were laid off for budget cuts not for work performance. All are 58 years and older. It appears may subcontract our positions to younger employees. No one was let go for cause. Also it ther... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

severance pay if hired back?
I was offered a severance pay pkg. If I accept employment with the same company but another position, can I keep the severance pay? or only after the date of my termination? Then am I hired back as a ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Duration & Geography
What is a reasonable duration under Ohio law for enforcement of a non-compete agreement in Ohio? If different services and products are offered can it technically be considered a competitive situation... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Are there any exceptions for long term employment to receive severance pay?
I had been working for the same company for over 22 1/2 years and the last 7 years I worked from home doing billing and collections for them. This past September I was laid off due to the company havi... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

Apply for unemploymet after receiving severance package
The department I work for will be lying off 75-80% percent of its workforce tentatively speaking by October 2003. All who will be laid off will be given a severance package. Please explain to me how l... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

Does signing a settlement allow mw to collect unemployment benefits?
I have been told that if I signed a Separation and Release Agreement that for AZ unemployment purposes, my severence pay of two weeks would now constitute a 'settlement' and I should not count it as S... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Delayed Severance
Is a company allowed to specify that they will only pay the severance amount if no other work is obtained prior to a date 4 months later? I was laid off in 12/11 and will be paid 4/30/12 but only if I... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Delayed Severance
Is a company allowed to specify that they will only pay the severance amount if no other work is obtained prior to a date 4 months later? I was laid off in 12/11 and will be paid 4/30/12 but only if I... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

statue of ohio's non-compete clause for prof. employment
I am trying to find either the (specific) place online to look up the Ohio codes or information on non-compete clauses in employment contracts for professionals (veterinarian). I know that 5 states, (... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

SEVERANCE AGREEMENT
I signed a severance agreement in exchange for nine weeks of pay. The company paid me 4 weeks of pay and stopped. The agreement states when severance pay either in full or part is denied, I should get... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Serverance and age discrimination
On the morning of September 18, my immediate supervisor told me of his decision to replace me with a younger and lower salary individual. After this discussion I was paid up to date and told to leave ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Regarding my severance pay amount.
Dear sir: I have laid off last month. and I have received severance pay package. Then I found that My staff received severance package as his salary x 1/4 x 6years = over $4,ooo for his 10yers working... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Self-employed eligible for unemployment ?
I have been self-employed for 10 years. As an employee of my C Corporation I paid unemployment insurance to the state and federal governments. Due to the economic situation I am no longer able to pay ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

age discrimination
I (age-53) was terminated from my position on 08/01/08. I was the only employee in my department (Engineering). About four weeks prior to my release, A younger,(age-35) less paid and less experienced ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

denied severance
I was terminated because of a reduction in work force from a large company (company "a"). They have a written severance policy. I accepted a job with a different company that purchased one of the comp... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can a company give me a document letting me know I will get severance and then later tell me I wont?
Hello The company I worked for filed Chapter 11 in April 2001. They let go of almost half of the employees with a severance package. Each month or two after that, they continued to lay people off and ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Franchise non-compete
I own a franchise in minnesota - The franchise headquarters is in Ohio. We have a non-compete and arbitration agreement that would be handled in Ohio. The issue is that we have under paid our royaltie... applies to Minnesota  ·  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

Severance Pay Discrimination
I was recently laid off. When I asked about a severance package they gave me $7,000 for now. They are suppose to let me know about my severance package. The last employee who was laid off received 1 y... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

Severance and vacation pay
I was terminated January 9, 2004 due to restructuring of the department. I was employed by this company for 12 1/2 years. I had also accumulated 4 weeks of vacation of which i had not taken any of the... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Severance Package
After 14 years of service, I have been advised that the owner of the PA based company is moving the accounting/office/support to CO. Terminating my job and that of one co-worker. The owner offered me ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Severance Shortfall
My father was just recently laid off after 10 years of service as an Engineer with a large multinational engineering firm. After, just completing a project which kept him on the road for a year straig... applies to California  ·  1 answer

How is severance pay taxed?
In the agreement they want me to sign they want me to accept all tax liability. If it's considered income shouldn't the corp. pay normal payroll taxes and insurances? How do you get an agreement revie... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Severance Pay
My boss told me my position is elimated, however, I found it open on the website when conducting job search. Does the company have any legal libility for that? Can I get negotiate my severance pay wit... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

recieved less severance as a manager than a supervisor with a difference in 3 years service
I was given a seperation agreement to sign after my position was eliminated and provided 12 weeks of severance, when another supervisor recieved 8-month severance. I ask to be provided with the severa... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

No notice of termination - Severance Pay?
Hello. I hope that you can answer my question? I was informed at 4.45pm on a Monday 07/25 that I had to be "let go" because finances were tight and they could no longer afford to pay me. I was given n... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I take them to Small Claims Court ?
Dear Mel! I was terminated in October from my job of 5 years. I have taken them to the unemployment board since they denied my unemployment. The board found that I was not responsible for the separati... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

SEVERANCE PAY
A friend of mine was laid off today and was told not to come back on Monday. The reason is the small business that he works for is cutting costs. They are letting him go with no severance pay or earne... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

time limit on non-compete
I have read several articles which say that legal precedent in Ohio limits non-competes to "six months or time of engagement," whichever is shorter. I can not find any instances where judges/arbitrato... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Ohio Employment and Labor Law
I'm a college student writing a resarch paper on Ohio Employment and Labor law. Can you give me some general websites i can visit to get some information? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Pay Docking
My daughter was docked an hour's pay for being five minutes late. Is this legal in Ohio? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Unemployment Compensation after Severence Agreement
I was laid off from my company due to downsizing and have been offered a severence package of 4 weeks pay. To recieve the severence I am required to sign a "Release of Claims" Agreement. If after the ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Member of mgmt & co is bouncing payroll checks
I am a member of management at an Ohio Company. We have frequent issues with paychecks being returned for NSF. Although I am not aware of the bank account status at any time, I am concerned that I cou... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Under Mass law, is a company required to pay employee severance if it files chapt 11 or chapt 7?
I joined an early stage company in Cambridge 1 year ago as an executive. The company is incorporated in Delaware and employees based in Massachusettes. I signed an employment agreement that included n... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Company refusing to pay severance what are my options?
I am based in CA and went to work for a company based in MO and I worked in TX. I started work on 1/17/11 and was terminated on 4/1/11 (yes April Fools day). At termination I was told I would receive ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Exempt to non-Exempt to avoid severance payouts
Changing from exempt to non-exempt so not to have to pay Severance benefits ? --- Is it legal for public US based company with offices/employees worldwide - to abruptly just reclassify/change with onl... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can an employer withhold severance when a release agreement was signed?
I was recently "laid off" from a company due to downsizing. I worked for the company for over 10 years and had a good relationship (so I thought) with them. When I was laid off, I was offered a severa... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Severance Policy changed same day my position eliminated
I am employed by a national nonprofit organization which, via a Board decision, elected to eliminate its severance plan. The organization historically has had a written severance plan and made full se... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Is Ohio a Neutral Reference State?
I am trying to find out if Ohio law permits Neutral References for past employment. I understand that this means that only dates of employment and last position held is the only information that will ... 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

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

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

Severance pay withholding taxes
My severance pay check's withholding taxes was equivalent to 40% of gross pay. I've searched high and low on internet to get explanation, table, or reasons why it is taxed so high. Can you explain? Th... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

serverance after merger but job still present
Facts: 1) No formal severance policy at seller company 2) less than 100 employees in US 3) Verbal commitment of 3 months severance upon merger completion 4) Outplacement services offered Question: If ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

I have a question about severance pay.
My division was recently eliminated. Most of us were laid off at different times; some were offered other jobs in the company. We all have been asked to sign a severance agreement waiving our rights t... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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 a company deny your severance pay after they told you you would receive 2 wks severance?
I was told to resign or be terminated, either way I would receive 2 wks severance pay. Those were the exact words from my director. My clinical manager was present when she said this and now I have be... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Non Payment of Severance
My wife has a severance agreement for six months pay. The company refuses to pay on the agreement. In Florida is this considered non-payment of wages? Can we get attorney fees? applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

I know severance pay isn't mandatory, but.........
After 25 years of service, I am being terminated due to lack of business/income. Although originally told the company was closing, that has changed and the company will continue with only the owners a... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Can my company decrease my paid vacation time that I negotiated at the time of my job offer?
I received an offer for my job in January 2010, at which time I tried negotiating a higher salary but my boss, stating that his hands were tied in terms of salary, offered me more vacation time. Compa... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

Severance pay taxes?
Do federal, state, and social security taxes have to be taken out of the severance pay? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Job Elimination - Severance Pay
My company is moving my department to another state. They have gave us a severance benefit, which provides two weeks of severance pay for each completed year of service, up to a maximum of 26 weeks of... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Severance Pay
Do I as and fired employee have the right to sue for severance pay? I was fired due to the fact my husband was fired the day before. applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Ohio Minimium wage under $250,000.
I am a small business with less then $250,000.00 a year gross income. How does the new Ohio minimium wage affect me? applies to Ohio  ·  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

Do We Have The Possibility Of A Case In Which To Negotiate/Sue For Severance Pay?
Hello- In advance, we'd like to thank the attorneys who take the time to read and answer this query. Our company has recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Our location was one of many announced as... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Last Paycheck/Vacation
I gave my former boss 2wks notice to resign..However, on my last day she not only gave me my last paycheck minus 2 day stating she wld give to to me on the next payperiod, but did not pay me my vacati... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

COO eliminates the Severance Benefit 3 days before it's due
On 7/10/01, it was announced that my last day is on 8/10/01. There were also emails and verbal commitments that a 2 week per year of service will be paid out for our severance package. On 8/7/01, our ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination
This story is long but is very involved. I was recently fired from my job with a company headquartered in N. Carolina, I worked for them in Ohio. At the time of the discharge the only things close to ... applies to Ohio  ·  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

How do we pay taxes on severance pay?
We now live in Wisconsin. Two years ago we lived and worked in California. The place closed and we moved. Two days ago we recieved a check from the place and were told it was severance pay. We were al... applies to California  ·  1 answer

can they turn my job into part time and hire some one else for the other half of my job
After working for 9 years full time, my ex-company told me that they were going to turn my position into two part time jobs and offered me one of the 4 hour slot which I took, then about 1-1/2 yrs lat... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Severance pay and salary: "double dipping"?
My company was recently sold, and I was laid off with no notice. However, my final check included two weeks salary that was designated as "severance pay". During the following two weeks, I continued w... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

State of Ohio Laws regarding maternity leave
I work for a company with less than 50 employees so we are not covered by FMLA. Does the State of Ohio have any laws regarding maternity leave? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

NEW OHIO WAGE
THE NEW HOUR WAGE INTO EFFECT FOR 01/01/07 FOR BUSINESS' UNDER 250,OOO IS EXACTLY WHAT AND FOR TIPPED EMPLOYEES?? I KEEP GETTING DIFFERNET RESULTS ON THE ISSUES. WHAT IS THE FEDERAL MIMUMUM WAGEM I KN... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

COMPANY SEVERANCE BUT NONE FOR ME
Iam 60 yrs old, employed with same company for 24 yrs as an Exec Admin, . Last 18 mos my position has been HR specialist. Six weeks ago I was told my job was being eliminated. I was informed I had two... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Severance and retaliation
I WAS TERMINATED FROM MY FORMER COMPANY A BIG BANK STATING REDUCTION IN FORCE DUE TO BUSINESS SLOW DOWN. ALONG WITH ME SOME OTHER COLLEAGUES WERE ALSO TERMINATED. THE REAL REASON FOR MY TERMINATION IS... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

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

What exactly is severance pay?
My husband overheard a conversation in December in which his boss was offering his job to another employee. When confronted his boss told him yes he was planning on laying him off. My husband asked hi... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

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 I still get severance pay after not returning waiver on time?
I lost / forgot about the "no sue" waiver form and did not return it within 45 days, as required. I finally returned it 5 wks late, after investigating why I hadn't received the check. They've denied ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Clarify separation agreement with confidentiality clause in terms of unemployment interview.
If I signed a separation agreement as part of a severance package that includes a confidentiality clause can I answer questions in my unemployment interview without violating the agreement and losing ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Confused about severance
My company A is being bought out by another company B. There has always been a severance package in our policy handbook. As employees we have been told we will not qualify for severance enless we appl... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

I signed a 5 year non compete with a company registered in Ohio but the business is in Michigan.
Is there restrictions on the length of a non compete. 5 years seem a little extreme. Also since the business is only in Michigan do I use Michigan law? This company is only in Michigan and never opera... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Gender discrimination, retaliation (wrongful termination)
I am a 52 year old woman who held a highly responsible position for the last two years in a growing company. During this time I averaged a salary 25% below my male counterparts in the same level of ma... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Severance pay
I work for a Casino boat in Illinois. The company is in the process of replacing the boats with a permanent barge. Seeing as how I am the Captain of the boat, I will be getting laid off. I have a lett... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

I signed a non-compete, its a special scenerio and I need to know my options.
It has been 14 months since I signed a 2 year non-compete clause in Ohio. The old telecom company sold many different products (wireless, T1, internet, phone equipment, lighting, etc.) only one of whi... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

My company has paid severance pay, now they are saying it was a mistake
My company has paid severance pay as past practice to all Supervisors/Management. Now they are saying it was a mistake and they will no longer pay it out. What are my rights if I can prove it has been... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

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

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

Unpaid wages from Nov. 07
I am putting my city/state as Marietta OH because that is where I worked. I actually live in WV but assume the case would be an Ohio case. I was employed with this company for over a year. My last day... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Severance
Is it legal for an employee to receive severance pay and wages for work performed at the same time? The employee was terminated and subsequently rehired as temporary, short term employee. applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

Company Restructure/Severance Pay
The company I work for has recently restructured and as a result, my position was eliminated. I have been offered a different position with no reduction in pay but a different role with more obligatio... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Severance pay due if outsourced
I am employeed by CSC and work at a client site in Horsham PA. I was notified on Oct 31st that my position is being outsourced to a company named CC-OPS with my last day to be Nov 10th. I am promised ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Does bankruptcy mean I lose severance?
I was laid off from an IPO start up company on Dec 18, 2000 during this time I signed an agreement stating I would be paid for my remaining vacation time and 2 weeks severance pay. The company filed C... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Does bankruptcy mean I lose severance?
I was laid off from an IPO start up company on Dec 18, 2000 during this time I signed an agreement stating I would be paid for my remaining vacation time and 2 weeks severance pay. The company filed C... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

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

Severance Agreement all screwed up
Hello, I signed a severance agreement with a company. Departure date came a I departed. I have the following issues 1. Company missed payment dates in severance agreement 2. Company underpaid (no expe... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  3 answers

If I think I have been misclassified as an independent contractor, what's the best way to proceed?
I am an Ohio resident, and I have worked with a company headquarted in Ohio to provide security services for natural gas wells at locations in Pennsylvania since 9/21 of 2010. As of 8/20/2011, I was c... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete Clause within the Severance Package
My husband was given a severance package which included a non-compete clause. He is in radio advertising and the clause states that severance will be revoked if he takes a job in ANY form of advertisi... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Signed severance agreement and then company is trying to rescind saying old agreement in effect
My old company (Company ABC) filed for bankruptcy and the division I worked for was sold off to another company (Company XYZ). I was transitioned to the Company XYZ after signing an agreement that sai... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

What is the base rate used in calculating severance
Prior to separation through a "Work force Reduction" the salaried employees took a mandatory 5% salary reduction. Upon signing the severance agreement outlining the numbers of weeks for vacation and s... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

I was let go after 18 years with a company
I have many questions and not really sure how to go about asking, I was initially fired for harassment,(verbally)I was not the person that was harassing, but was verbally harassed in front of many emp... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Rights in Ohio to your Personnel File after leaving.
Myself and others worked for a horrible person. She cannot keep any employees, she defames, pays people incorrectly, etc... Anyways, we are having a hard time finding jobs and we are getting phone cal... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Severance package includes continuation of health benefit until end of severance period
as long as I pay my portion to COBRA. At the time of notice, I asked about the rate and was told by HR they would get this for me. Now I am told that they would not tell me the amount until I returned... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Denied Unemployment Despite Lack of NEEDED JOB Experience at HIRE.
I was term'd in my first 90 days. I was denied UE benefits because they had "just cause" under Section 4141.29(D)(2)(a), Ohio Revised Code. So stated my appeal and original determinations. I took the ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

If I sign a severance package - is it binding if they sell this site?
I work for a telecommunications company with 17 employees at this site - 5 of us have been told we are going to be laid off - but we haven't seen the official paperwork. The main company is trying to ... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

What are my pension rights?
I am in the process of negotiating the terms of my severance agreement. The severance agreement currently states that I will receive all benefits for the months that I will be receiving a severance. W... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Employer unwilling to pay on a legally enforceable severance agreement
Recently I was the President and CEO of a company that was purchased by a much larger Indian outsourcing business. Suffice it to say I was recently let go. While my severance package is minimal compar... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

RELEASE AGREEMENT BREACH
I was laid off by my former employer in June 03. In return for signing Release agreement, I was offered 7 weeks of pay. I accepted and signed the agreement. After paying 3 weeks of severance, the comp... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

worker's comp and severance pay
I have a current worker's comp claim. I went back to work on a trial basis but have found I cannot continue and my Dr. is taking me back out of work. My office has offered me one week of severance pay... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Will I qualify for unemployment benefits?
I was discharged on 8/12. I filed immediately for unemployment. I was told that I could put whatever I want about the seperation from the company on any application moving forward. HR Told me I could ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

This could be wrongful discharge leading to a poor severance package.
My husband worked for a company for 18 years, perfect record, always positive in sales, customers loved him. He used to win all contests the company put out there. exemplary in his position. a managem... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Taxes on severance package and evaluation of severance agreement.
My severance agreement states that taxes will be withheld at the rate of 27%, which is much higher than they would be if they follow the paperwork I filled out for deductions, etc. Additionally, all t... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

What can be done as we are being accused of receiving unemployment benefits while husband was employ
My husband is being accused of receiving unemployment benefits from the State of IL while working in 2009. When the letter was initially received we sent a letter to the IDES from an attorney immediat... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Severance Pay
My company is relocating to California and my job has been eliminated. I have been employed by this company for 12 1/2 years and have been offered 1 month severance pay. For this I have to train my bo... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Could I get unemployment benefits if I choose to leave my job?
I am manager of a small business and gave birth to my son a year ago. My son was born with many health problems and I was not able to go to back to work on a full time schedule. President of the compa... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Eligibility for unemployment
The owners of the business I worked for,for 15 years sold it. I was given my final paycheck and my paid vacation days I had not used. I have to apply for a position with the new owners, I was manager ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Late Pay
I have been working as a consultant (W2) for an IT outsourcing company for 4 years.In the last year we have recieved only 1 pay check on-time. We are to be paid on the 1st and 15th of every month. One... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

the amount of severance & termination is $6500
I was previously employeed in a sales division of a company, which is state and federally funded. That division was eliminated. I was given no formal termination, but was told that I should contact th... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Company making employees pay for shortages
I work in a cash advance place in Ohio. We deal with large amounts of money and are sometimes short at the end of the day balance. Our company makes us pay with our personal money to make up shortages... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Unfair severance pay
My Company has a written severance policy that gives two weeks pay for each year of service, the policy was written in 1998. In 1999, my company laid off about 20 people and gave them 30 days notice, ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

What does the term "rescission period" mean in a severance package?
This is the paragraph from my severance package that I would like clarified. Payment of your severance will be made to you in thirteen (13) biweekly installments, the first of which will be paid as so... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

Is this retaliation and what damages should i seek?
I was employed with a company and felt that I was being bullied and discriminated against by upper mgnt. I went through proper channels and filed a complaint with HR. I eventually was fired and offere... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

Non Compete and Severance
Hello I was recently let go from my company due to cut backs. I did not have a non compete agreement in affect. I was entitled to a severance package. When I received the severance agreement it has a ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Severance
I work for a large company and I've recently been provided with the option of taking a lesser paid position or severance. On 1/12/09 they made the offer via email, not a formal agreement. I followed u... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Implicit severance policy changed without notice after 10+ years of no changes at all.
My company recently had a RIF. I was laid off after 9 years. The company has a 10+ year history of paying a severance of 2 weeks plus 2 weeks for each year of service to anyone in my position. They ha... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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 they add to our severance agreement that we cannot file for the "trade adjustment agreement"?
There are about 40 of us being laid off in an office of 68 employees. Our jobs have been sent "off shore". I wish I had found this site sooner, because today we get our severance packages to sign and ... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

subsidiary severance smaller than parent corporation severance
I work in California for a subsidiary (LLC) of a large corporation located in Michigan. There have been many layoffs at the Michigan corporate offices and there was a press release stating the nice se... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Unemployment denied
My husband voluntarily left his employer of 23 yrs to seek employment with another company. After 3 months with this company, he was laid off. Upon filing for unemployment, we found out that he is ine... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Employment issue
I worked as a senior engineer with a mjor steel company in Canton Ohio and was laid off in Feb subject to recall till June 1 I have my employee handbook and a relocation guide that spells out a severe... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

What are our grounds for appeal of this denial?
My son was laid off in March 2009 from full time employment at CNG Financial. He has been receiving unemployment since then, including all extensions. He has gone back to UC to get his BA. This summer... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Temporary job - can it affect my possible severance pay?
I got laid-off in April '09 and was told I could be called back in the Fall. If I'm not called back I will be terminated on Jan 1 2010. I haven't been recalled and most likely won't be. Since then, I'... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Severance interrupts later employment
Recently let go from employment at national financial institution & accepted severance package that restricted former client contact. Hired & fired by regional financial who now wrongly claims employm... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Termination for Inquiry of Unemployment Rights
I recently was terminated from a small mom and pop company for bringing to the work place information concerning unemployment benefits. The company is a fundraising company that works with the local s... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Change of severance plan without notification
We have a written severance plan which offered up to 6 months severance (2 weeks per year of service). Our parent company has now changed the plan so that the maximum an employee can receive is 4 week... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

severance/bankruptcy
I was laid off after 39 years, and was to receive a severance package for 20 weeks. After 6 weeks of receiving severance, I was called back 'temporarily' for up to six months and I'm still working aft... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Unemployment Claim denied due to Remuneration
In June 2008 the delphi plant was closed and we were offered SAP packages to leave. We were told by union reps that if we accepted the package we would receive unemployment and training. As the people... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Told I was laid off than terminated
I was told that I was being laid off with a one month severance pay. A week later, I received a letter telling me that I was terminated with just cause but nothing telling me what the just cause was. ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Can I be terminated for being a witness to my coworkers Unemployment suit against my company?
A former coworker was receiving unemployment from my company and now they are stating that she has to pay it back because she was insubordinate. They are stating that he was refusing to see patients b... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

How do you overturn a hearing determination?
Unemployment was granted. Worked briefly for an agency that acted in bad faith. This agency filed an appeal stating that I refused work. Unemploymnet ruled in my favor two times stating it was not a b... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Uphill Battle for Unemployment Benefits
What do you do when your state Unemployment Commission fails to acknowledge a request for rehearing when new evidence is submitted? applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

Can I lose my severance package if I request a wording change?
I have be let go from my job and offered a severance package that requires signing a document. I understand that if I send a counter offer, the company no longer is obligated to honor their original s... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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 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

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

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

They fired him and they still want him to do work...
My co-worker is being "bullied" with threats of criminal charges of extortion if he does not produce paperwork on a laundry list of categories -- none of which currently exists in a written form. Once... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

can my 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

Can Executive Grade employees be discriminated in amount of payment of Severance Pay.
My company is being taken over by another company. To save the jobs of employees, current management has approved a Severance / Compensation Policy for Executive Cadre employees of Grade 7 to Grade 14... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

No severance because of job offer
The company I worked for was sold. I was on a list of transferred employees and offered a job. The offer said comparable employeement and benefits. They were not comparable the benefits were HMO and I... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Contractual Severance and Release
I have a predetermined severance clause in my offer letter that states:"In addition, in the event you are terminated for reasons other than for cause during the twelve-month period ending after the ... applies to California  ·  2 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 to a part time employee who was once full time
My company recently got bought out by another company and we are all receiving severance. My situation is a little unique compared to my co-workers. I have been with the company for 16 years, 12 of th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Collecting unemployment while on maternity leave if already collecting benefits before leave
Question Currently collecting unemployment due to losing 1 of my two jobs. I will be going on maternity leave in a couple months will I still be granted unemployment benefits even if I am still active... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Severance Pay Issues
I was laid off from my job. A big company bouth my company. They offer me severance pay for 6 months, but they do not want that I work for that period of time in any place. I was a manager and I under... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

Demoted and was forced to quit my job
Last week I was force to quit my job because my boss said to me that my clients was not happy with my work and they do not wish to work with me and that's why he had no choice but to demote me to be a... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

My severance agreement does not include all the benefits previously agreed upon, do I have recourse?
Our company was merged. As part of the merger all employees were offered jobs at their current pay with the job description left TBD. If employees chose not accept these new job offers, they could ele... applies to California  ·  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

Unemployment is investigating me at my on call job. It has angered my employer and may cost me myjob
I was first investigated when I was laid off from my full time job. I have been on countless interviews and filled out hundreds of applications for full time work. To show unemployment I am making an ... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

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

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

reclaim Unemployment benefits
I was fired from my job for missing work because I was arrested and was in jail for 14 days before I could post bond to get out since then my charges against me have been dismiss for a crime someone e... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

Willingness to pay depends. Being out of work has strapped my funds immensely!
I need to know if the non-compete agreement my company forced me to sign will hold up now that I have been fired and am looking for work. There was no benefit from signing it other than keeping your j... applies to Wisconsin  ·  2 answers

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

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

Non-compete as part of termination/severance agreement
I was a Vice President at a small company and was recently terminated from my position (not for cause...part of a business restructuring). The company is paying me severance, but in order to receive t... applies to Texas  ·  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

Company Reneging on a Severance Agreement. Sending me Lesser Amount
I signed a severance agreement with a company. The company responded by wanting to change the amount paid in the agreement and trying to get me to sign a new agreement (which I did not sign, but have ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

mediation of severance
looking for a referral to a human resource consultant to assist with termination/HR policy/ CA state law/ mediation of severance applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Sexual Harrassment and Unemployment
I work for a very small company with 4 employees. The owner of the small company I work for has been looking at porn at work. Every time I move from my desk I see awful images. He sometimes does try t... applies to Illinois  ·  4 answers

Letter states severance will be paid, 4 months later, haven't received it
My mother worked at a nursing facility for 29 years. The nursing facility closed, and she received a letter from the company stating she would receive $9,899 in severance pay, however 4 months later, ... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Unemployment stoped
I have been getting my unemployment for about 5months.and now they want another hearing in person i allready went to the hearing and got a letter and now they are saying i have to repay everything and... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Severance Payout after 30 days
I (we) have severance agreements that we are 1)employed until May 15th and 2) won't receive the funds until around 30 days after that date. Is this legal? Why must we wait to get our monay? applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

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

Severence pay presedents
Hi: I was recently terminated form my job which I had for one year. I held a fairly senior position and was offered 1 months severance. I know of other cases where people at my level or lower we're of... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Serverance - calculation of eligible weeks
I have recently been given a severance deal, the company is stating I am only qualified for 12 weeks of seperation due to my rehire in 2002. In June I celebrated my 25th year. They are claiming when I... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Age discrimination?
I was recently terminated from after 11 years of very good performance reviews, due to violation of their "social networking policy". My offense had to do with a personal site. The CEO of the company ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

wrongful termination
hello, my name is Kelly P and my question is this, in Dec 2003 I was terminated (w/out just cause according to the ohio unemployment office). My situation is quite lenghty to explain,i apologize. In N... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

My compnay, based in Ohio, is asking me to sign an agreement , they call a committment to make the f
applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Position eliminated in merger - Am I entitled to severance?
I am a female executive in a company that is about to make a major acquisition. I was notified on Friday that as part of this acquisition, my position is being eliminated and my product line dropped. ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Afraid of Losting Unemployment benefits please read details pane. Thank you.
I started recieving unemployment a couple of months ago. I've been looking for work but recently my gradma has become ill. She needs my help for which I am a home care provider but she lives in anothe... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

laid-off and then fired
I volunteered for a permanent layoff around August 16,2002. My job was to pay me 26 weeks of sub-pay and I also would receive unemployment pay. My last day of work was to be Sept. 13. I called into wo... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

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

Can a past RMO recieve unemployment compensation
Hello, I recently disassociated myself from a construction company in which I was the RMO (Responsible managing Officer of the corporation). I was given this title about 4 months ago, but the people I... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can 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

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

Two hotels sold by Loews Corp. to New Hampshire and Resorts/the buyer paid Severance to some people
In Dec. 1999 I used to work for a hotel that was sold, my coworkers received SEVERANCE. I did not, why ? Some of them stayed with the company because they needed them like me . Help help help. applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Severance pay without signed agreement
My husband was recently laid-off from his job. He was sent a legal agreement in the mail from the corporate office which sounded very "fishy" . The agreement said he would never seek future employment... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

Will I receive a tax statement from Unemployment ?
If I have been on Unemployment since April 2010, will I receive anything stating how much I paid to the State, and Federal Government for taxes last Year? If so, when will I receive it? Thank You, Bre... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

can i still recieve unemployment compensation ?
i'm recieving UI from the state of wisconsin but i can no long afford the house we rent and am moving to north carolina to stay with my daughter in-law ( my wife recieves ss) will i still be able to c... applies to Wisconsin  ·  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

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 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

Negotiating a severance package after layoff
I was laid off from my job at a New York City ad agency last Thursday. I received a severance package offer, and believe it can be improved, or should be; but I understand that employers are not legal... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Medical disabilty then laid off
I was laid off one day after i returned from a 2 1/2 month medical disabilty (torn achilles non work related) all the paperwork was done and i recieved disabilty benefits throughout that time. Is this... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Layoff with no severance and hiring non union workers to do the job
I am a union employee and due to budget cuts the company is eliminating their entire IT dept. therefore laying us all off giving us a 2 week notice. However, they will be paying a private consulting c... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Unemployment
I tried a new job for 2 days. I have MS. I left due to my physical illness. How can I get my unemployment benefits back. The job was so stressful and my doctor now wants me to apply for a less stressf... applies to Wisconsin  ·  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

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

What happens if the tipped employee doesn't earn the other half of minimum?
I'm a tipped employee that was recently discharged after four years, two as manager then demoted when the bosses daughter came on board. She fired me while her dad was on vacation for events that took... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Sale of company and severance package.
Our company (a sub of big corp) is being sold (stock sale) to another company. We have been offered very good serverance packages should the purchasing company decide they do not want to continue our ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Do i qualify for unemployment if my hours got reduced by 90%
I have been working for a dental office for almost 5 years, recently my boss told me that she could not afford me any longer, so she would have me there a few hours a week, do i qualify for unemployme... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

I feel that I was unfairly layed off and not giving proper pager work, and was age discrimation.
On Feb. 7, 2010 at 3 p.m. my boss came into my area and said he needed to speak to me. I worked for a local newspaper in the pre-press department since 1984. Besides scheduling jobs, doing layout, sen... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Legal? Sign amended severance package or recieve nothing but already have fully executed agreement
I was fired on Feb 23rd and given a severance package that need to be signed and returned no later than March 2nd. I sgined and returned the fully executed document on Feb 25th. On March 2nd, I reciev... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

severance package rights in case of quitting
I have been working for the same company for ten years as a manager and would like to quit. Do I have the right for a severance package if I quit or do I get it only if I get fired? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can I reopen an unemployment claim after doing contract work?
I was laid off in April. I opened an unemployment claim, within weeks accepted a sales job at a firm HQ in GA. While is was to be a regular employee position, they have only paid me via straight check... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Does a company in "foreclosure" have to honor employment agreements - specifically severance pay?
My company CEO just announced to the team yesterday that the company has no cash and will be letting all but 5 people go in a mass layoff. Keeping the 5 people is for the purpose of managing an asset ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Severance Timeframe
I was laid off in early Dec. My company has sent my final check, but I am still waiting on my severance check. I have called three times and each time they say it is on the way. It has not arrived, it... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can I negotiate a severance package if I am being forced to report to a manager who made slanderous statements about me during my leave of absence?
While I was on my leave of absence for a medical disability, my manager told my colleagues she was "suspicious" of my leave of absence since I seemed fine to her and that she felt it was due to stress... applies to California  ·  3 answers

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

The Company cheated me when paid me the severance
Im in Hong Kong. I worked for a public listed Company in Chestnut Ridge, New York. I was released last month because the re-organization. The Company agreed to pay me the severance. On the last day, ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What should be the rule when a company has locations in different states and accrued vacation
is in question? I work for a company headquarter based in Cincinatti, Ohio and I worked out of Baltimore, Maryland. They refused to pay me vacation pay but have admitted that accrude vacation was paye... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

demoted, paycut, unemployment, earned vacation time pay
I have several questions. 1)I began working for my employer in 1994 as hourly (punching a clock) plus commissioned sales, I received no pay for sick or personal time. In 1998, I was placed on straight... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Severance Agreement Review
MEL, I have a severance agreement/package and would like to have a lawyer specialized in such matters review it for me as an objective third party. applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Do I qualify for unemployment benefits?
I receive a pension from the State Teachers Retirement System. For the past 5 and 1/2 years I have worked parttime for a non-profit organization. We have been told our division is closing down by late... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Company not paying independent contractor
I did consulting work for a company in Illinois who now has decided the work does not have enough "value" for them. The work was compiling a database of names and numbers for the company to prospect w... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Bonus Eligibility at the end of a temporary assignment.
I joined a disability law firm in Cherry Hill, NJ on 8/29/11. I joined the firm as the TEMPORARY HR Manager, while the regular HR Manager would be out on FMLA through the middle of January 2012. Part ... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

pay cut
dear mel, two questions for you. 1.my boss recently informed me that i do a great job but he demoted me and cut my pay. do i have to accept this cut and if i quit, would i possibly be eligible for une... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

Severance Pay
I was told about a month ago, that my position will be eliminiated. I keep asking for my lay-off date but they keep dodging me. I work for a non-profit agency and I have seen no literature on serveran... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Will this affect me collecting unemployment?
I was laid off a while ago, I am now looking to cash out the 401K and this can be done only if I request to be taken off the lay off list (request for termination). If I go ahead with the request, wil... applies to California  ·  0 answers

do i have a opportunity to win my unemployment case?
i quit my job and they denied my unemployment benefits. i have a hearing soon and i want to be prepare,this job was very stressful,they want me to work sunday they change my position without telling m... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Would this be workplace retaliation? Is this protected by the Ohio Whistleblower Law?
I am not sure if I have a case or not, but here is a brief description of events leading up to my unemployment. Myself and former coworkers had many concerns about our boss. I followed facility protoc... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

do you normally get paid out of your severance pay when you leave a company
my company is closing the plant that i work at, I decided to leave the compamy, I was told that I would get a 60 day notice of my termination date yet I was told this past monday that my last work day... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

can I still sue, if I signed a serverance agreement
I signed a severance agreement 4 weeks ago; I worked for the company for 30 years. They said it was head count, but I know the HR lady really disliked me. My severance was for 6 months, and to carry m... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

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

Wrongful termination & severance accepted under duress
My husband was fired after 5 years in the company for "vague" reasons. He was the Executive VP and CFO for the company. He has been given several promotions recently and a pay raise 3 weeks ago. His b... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

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

can 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

Fabricated document
My current boss threatened to fire me and had said that if i tried to claim unemployment he would fabricate a document that stated that i had missed a large number of work days and also had come in la... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

continue retaliation
I filed a discrimination case against a school district. I applied for unemployment in which i qualify. The school district protest my unemployment claim. I consider this retaliation what do you say? ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Is a company obligated to pay out accured vacation time at the time of a lay off?
On Tuesday, June 22, 2010 I was let go from Bonnier Corporation. I was a remote employee working from the DC area. I was given severance pay, but was told that Bonnier does not pay out vacation time. ... applies to Virginia  ·  1 answer

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

eleigible again after 6 months of employment?
Regardiing eligibility. I collected IL unemployment insurance for the full 26 weeks of eligiblity ending in February 2005. I've been employed since December of 2004 and properly reported those earning... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Am I eligible for unemployment
I was recently told that I needed to improve my performance at my job. I was give 3 weeks unpaid leave to sort out my personal issues. After the 3 weeks I was informed that nature of my work had been ... applies to New York  ·  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

UI taxes taken out of my severance. Can I file a new claim?
My severance package was paid by out over 6 months as a payroll check and had UI insurance taxes taken. My question is: Considering that my initial claim for UI benefits was based on prior work and si... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Mental and verbal abuse & harassment
I worked for a small company-10 employees in the office svereal hundred in the field. My boss was the owner-I reported to him. A mean, nasty little man who for 11 months bitched at me constantly--I co... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

FMLA - job elimination
I was on FMLA leave for back surgery, and call my boss to tell him of my release from doctors to go back to work the following week. Two days later I was told by my boss that he "eliminated" my positi... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

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

severance compensation for commissioned salespeople
I am being offered a severance package for my 18 years of service based on my salary alone. A bulk of my income came from commission. This is not being reflected in my benefits package. Do I have any ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

I resigned my position am I entitled to unemployment compensation.
Am I entitled to Texas unemployment compensation if I quit my job in an office after over 10 years? I am almost to retirement age with several health problems. Due to stress and repeated demands to wo... applies to Texas  ·  3 answers

contingent upon future employment
My husband's position with our local county highway dept was recently eliminated. He was given the explanation that it was "reorganization". There has been a lot of local concern raised to our county ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Why pay severance to low performing employees and not to performing employees
Low performing employees were offered a severance package, normally a volunteer package has been offered to all employees. Some of the low performing employees have been offered a job to work as contr... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

I have been disallowed u.c benefits on redetermination in the state of ohio and am appealing They included that additional issuesmay fall withinthe purview of theOhio administrative code rule 4146-5-03 can you tell me what that means and how to fight it?
applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Quitting job based on salary misrepresentation, is it "just cause"
I have a job in sales. When I was hired they quoted me an "average" salary I could expect based on commision. In reality I am making less than half of that amount. Is this reason "just cause" to quit ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Cut wages, If I quit, do I still get severence?
I am an V.P. of an Ohio based company. Due to lack of funding, everyone in the company was put on a mandatory lay-off for 3 weeks. At that time, it was verbally said that those employees that would go... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Severance Policey - Descrimination or not?
I work in IT that will probably be outsourced. I would like to know if this is descrimination. I had been employed there for 21 years and due to my pay scale I will receive 1 weeks pay X 16 weeks. Ano... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

severence pay
An employee did not follow proper safety procedures on a "field" job. He was told about this and a disciplinary action form was created and he signed it. Then he threw his keys, company ID, etc. on th... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

can you be fired as retaliation for filing partial unemployment?
My husband works in the construction field. He was being told there's no work and to stay home, so he filed for partial unemployment. After being told to report to work on Monday (after Thanksgiving) ... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

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

In Ohio, what consideration can I expect to sign a non compete?
- I've worked for the company for almost 10 years - I've made over 100k for the past 3 years - I have a large amount of responsibility in several areas applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

K-1 as wage basis for unemployment compensation?
I am a Partner is an LLC, not paying into the State Compensation Fund. The LLC, tied to commercial construction is now defunct. LLC distributioms are my sole source of income. Am I eligible for Unempl... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

DISALLOWED unemployment
I was DISALLOWED my unemployment I was collecting for a few months and the year was up from the first claim and had to reapply. I did that and now I was informed I was DISALLOWED. I went back to work ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I am co-owner of an LLC in Washington State.I wa laid, is the non-compete enforceable?
I own 5 percent between 5 owners. 2 of the owners 51 shares remain in escrow until we buy them out. I was notified on October 12th buy the 3rd largest share holder that I was being laid off effective ... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

I have two jobs. If I lose my part-time job, will I be eligible for unemployment benefits?
I work full time. I have also worked part-time for roughly 14 years at Borders books and music. They're on the ropes and are likely to declare bankruptcy. If they close my store, and can't find me emp... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Is it illegal for a school district to delay severance payment for tax purposes?
A retiring teacher wants to delay his severance payment until January of the year following his retirement. This is stated in the negotiated agreement as his right. Now the school administration is sa... 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

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

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

wrongfull/illegal termination
I used to work in San Diego at Leaptek(leaptek.com) as an Office Manager. In April of this year, I was told that there was no more money from Shanghai headquarters to pay me and I was let go, with no ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Collecting Unemployment under a resignation for unethical behavior?
I'm curious if I'm capable of being granted unemployment given I have just put in my formal resignation at my job. I was the Director of Marketing at a consulting firm that was owned by one person who... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

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

Can I collect Unemployment due to forced resignation?
I recently lost my RN license for 1 year and therefore was asked to resign from both of my nursing jobs. I did not quit, but the stipulations of the career Im in require an RN state license. By beiing... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

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

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

How can I avoid tax on a separation / severance payment?
I was shocked to find that my job was eliminated and now have been sent a severance agreement with a final payment amount for my acceptance. It's not much but money I really need every red cent of it.... applies to Connecticut  ·  0 answers

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

What kind of proof do you need for discrimination lawsuits and how do you proceed?
i work the midnight to eight am shift. for the second time i was told i was going to be a supervisor on night shift and recieve a pay raise. during my 2 month time as a supervisor i did not recieve a ... applies to Nebraska  ·  0 answers

Non-compete and withheld severance
I was laid off from an IT consulting company yesterday. Management said the revenue numbers were forcing them to lay off a consultant. This has happened several times where I worked. Yesterday was als... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Company reloacted, offered severance unless employee agreed to relocate. Agreed but resigned later.
As a result of a merger, in September 2002, my company offered a severance package for those that did not wish to relocate in the town that the company was moving everyone which was 1200 miles away. E... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

Work remotely. Where do I file for unemployment?
I currently work remotely for a consulting firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. The company that I do my daily work at is in North Carolina. I live in NJ. When my consulting contract ends, where would I file... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

when offered position company did not disclose that I would lose vacation time can they now take it?
My department was closing, I was given the options of severance or apply to another department. After accepting the job, a few months later I discovered my vacation time was reduced. I brought it to t... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

severance null due to operation/disability???
Severance contract states I must be working on a specific date just been informed by GYN I will be needing a hysterectomy with a normal 2 mos lay up I may NOT be able to BE @ work that specific day. W... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Do they owe me accrued vacation pay
My company is based out of Virginia, hired me to work in Philly, and reside in Philly. I paid all PA and Philly taxes and thus receive unemployment from the state of PA. The state of Virginia does not... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

Missed payroll in CA
Hello, I work for a small company (40 employees) The boss did not pay wages to any of the employees last pay period due to lack of funds. We also have collection agencies calling at all hours and have... applies to California  ·  1 answer

$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

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

Unjust Discharge
My unemploment determination stated: After a review of the facts, this agency finds that the claimant was discharged without just cause under section 4141.29(D)(2)(a), ohio revised code. What does thi... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Bonus Eligiblity
I was recently terminated from my job. The company has a policy regarding bonus payout that states you need to be employed with the company at the time the checks are distributed. My term date was Jan... applies to Illinois  ·  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

Can I file unemployment without retaliation?
I was terminated for comping a guest's tab/check of a guest that frequent the establishment. The guests know the owners and have done business with them. One of the other managers and/or server told t... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

How can I get my unemployment beneifts after appealing and being denied?
I left a company in Newark after working there for five years. I resigned from said job to become a caregiver for a parent suffering with alzhimer's disease. I applied for unemployment beneifts and wa... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Denial of Severance Previously Promised
My state is an "at-will" state, however, since the company is one of the nation's largest media corporations, they have a company severance policy. On May 14, our department was notified of a reorgani... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

My attorney made counteroffer to original severance package;does co. have to respond?
I was terminated after working many years for company. I sought legal advise; attorney sent letter within the 21 required due date stating that I wish to make amendments to the original severance pack... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Do I have a chance of proving I left for good reason?
Hello. I'm an engineering who recently left my position because I was forced to ship and sign off on manufactured parts which go into humans that were not to FDA or OSHA endoscopic standards. This mak... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Resigned and was terminated on spot
I am currently a manager at a small medical collection firm. I am about to give my notice 8 weeks in advance. The owner of the company has a track record for letting people go as soon as they give not... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

lunch breaks
i just started to in a big retail chain in ohio i would like to know if there is any 0hio law that lunch breaks not given to me if i work more than 8 hours i ask and they said did not have people to c... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

"Temporary" layoff and severance
5 of 6 (not the manager) salary employees were layed off after being given 2 weeks verbal notice. I have a contract with the company that requires 90 days written notice or payment in lieu of. There i... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

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

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

What information is needed to find out if a non-compete agreement would apply to my husband?
My husband was hired by Company #1 in FL, 13 years ago. (He was trained elsewhere.) Company #1 was then bought by Company #2 about 11 years ago, while we were still living in Florida. Somewhere along ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Once Trooper begins therapy for personal problems a system of harrassment began
Can the Ohio State Highway Patrol use the fact that a Trooper goes to a therapist for nerve problems as a valis reason for termination? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Unemployment benfits for quitting
I have worked for for same company 15 yrs. As a Quality Manager. 2 years ago we were bought by large corp. The turnover has been trememndous. I am doing mutiple jobs, working 12-14 hrs a day. We have ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Severance policy
HR has said our division does not have a written severance policy but our corporation has a written policy which is different than what I'm being offered. Must our division give out the established am... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

shouldn't I receive a severance pay
Co. moved to another state , gave help and sev pkgs to all employees losing jobs. I was given a paper-my job was not affected. laid off, rtnd to work to do a different job, less work & OT. Made consid... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can former employer violate oral agreement to list as rehire status
I worked for a state agency and had conflict at a new position. I was given a choice of being fired or resigning. The HR director offered me some severance pay, to help me get UI benefits, and to "...... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

If I received severance and paid all taxes, when I'm rehired does the company owe me the taxes paid?
If I was paid 52 weeks of severance and paid 35% taxes upfront, then rehired after 31 weeks, it would seem as if I owe the company 21 weeks of net severance (per their policy), but they owe me 21 week... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Will cashing ck relieve xemployer of bonus earnings
It has been 1yr since I was laid off. I was offered a severance for yrs served, which I accepted the severance for years served, but indicated I could not sign agreement because other bonus earnings w... applies to Massachusetts  ·  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

How negotiable is severance during massive layoffs? I am 6 months along in pregnancy.
I work for a very multi-billion dollar international organization. We are going through a 50% cut in my division and although I have an excellent performance record I may be laid off. Is there any his... applies to New York  ·  0 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

Can earned vacation time be taken away in IL due to a demotion?
My spouse was informed 2 weeks ago that he was being demoted and his hourly rate was being reduced significately. He received a 1 day notice. When he got his paycheck this week the company also reduce... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Non-Disclosure/Non-Compete Contract
I have been working for a company in Ohio for over 8 years. Recently, they have told all of us we must sign a non-disclosure agreement but it includes not being able to work for customers, suppliers, ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Skelly
I have been given a "notice of proposed termination" from the department head. The skelly hearing would be with the same department head (seems unfair) The only option I have been giving by my hr offi... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

I was discharged from my managment position and offered a minimum wage job. How do I not accept the
I was an assistant Marketing Director. I was discharged and a man was hired and started the next day. I was given no reason. I asked if I was fired and my boss said no we have a minimum wage position ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Never Received Salary Promised/Company Sold
I went to work for a new small business company in NYS as Director of Technical Services.I was promised that the first 3 months that I would receive my monthly pay equivalent as stock in the company a... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Termination with no reason given by HR representative of the company
Yesterday right after lunch, the rgional manager of my company along with a HR representative entered my office and shut the door. The HR rep proceeded to say, we decided to go in a different directio... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Big severance "carrot" taken away
My wife worked for a company 19 years. She had stellar performance throughout her career and was the corporate secretary for her last 5 years. She was on the company's lucrative supplemental benefit p... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Acceptance and Delivery of Severance Package for the State of Arizona
I was terminated from employment on 12-31-2008 due to downsizing. I am due to receive a severance package. Is there a law in Arizona which dicates a specific time frame in which that benefit is requir... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

wrongful discharge and unemployment compensation?
My husband was terminated without notice today because they have accused him of changing settings on a computer and causing the computer to crash. They have three people willing to say he did it. Howe... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Splitting hairs on the word
My current employeer of 21 years infomed me in March that I will be downsized as of July 1st and that I should look over the severance policy as I will be offered a severance should I fit the policy. ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

company says I breached severance agreement
My job was eliminated. I was offered a severance agreement. I signed. I received a letter saying they would sign and send back the agreement. They did not. They now say that I breached the agreement. ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

severance package disguised as a buy-out offer
I work for a newspaper and I found discrepancies in accounting. Several customers (large stores etc.) had credit balances and I was told not to bring it up. I was told another time that if I had any p... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do I have recourse for not accepting comparable job?
I just found out my position is being outsourced to a third party company. We will be offered positions to work for this company and given a few days to accept, and if we decline, we will be out of a ... applies to Rhode Island  ·  0 answers

I was dismissed from work due to lack of work and then denied unemployment
Recently I was let go from my job due to a lack of work. At least that was what I was told by the boss. When I tried to get unemployment benefits, the boss manufactured a story that I was dismissed fo... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Severance pay following two week notice.
I was fired when I submitted my two week notice. Am I still entitled to get paid? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

unemployment question
My hrs were drastically cut from 40 hrs per wk to 17.5 hrs per wk and I was given a 3 day notice of this. My question is if I quit do to the fact of now I will get paid less then half of what I was ma... applies to Delaware  ·  0 answers

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

Release of harmful information
I have a situation I hope someone can advise me on. This is as brief as I could be. There are a lot of details. Earlier in the year, I was fired from a private company for what they decided was gross ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Can I be released from a non compete agreement from an Ohio company?
My employment contract indicates that I was hired as a full time projectr manager. My letter of understanding indicates that based on sales and staffing the company believes that I will be on projects... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

Can reducing my salary in half be seen as constructive discharge
I currently work for a less than 8 employee privately held company based in GA. I am in sales, and they have just told me my salary is immediately cut in half from 40k to 20k due to the state of the b... applies to California  ·  1 answer

overtime rate
What is the overtime rate for tipped employees in Ohio? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do I have to disclose if I've had a record expunged?
I had a misdemeanor for an NSF check back in the 1990s. It was expunged. I'm now applying to the state of Ohio for my teaching license. One question is "Have you ever had a criminal conviction sealed ... applies to Ohio  ·  3 answers

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

If my company closes due to underperformance, can i get unemployment benefits after my maternity lea
i will stop working 4 weeks before my due date (I have a long drive to work) my office has 3 employees; another location in GA has about 20 employees. it appears as though my office will close while I... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Ohio revised code 4109
i am 17. I worked at a pizza shop as a driver. At the beginning of august i will of been there two years. A few short months after i was hired as a kitchen worker they had me start delivering. In this... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Was I discrimated because I requested Health Insurance?
I was terminated today for unknown reasons; I worked as a Director of HR for a family owed Footwear Company in NYC for almost 1 1/2 years as a permanent P/T employee working 24 hrs per wk. I was told ... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

volunteers - are their stipulations to how much someone can do this wout payment?
We are a private non-profit organization that looks for volunteers to help out as much as possible. Are there any current laws or other guidlines in Ohio stating how much somneone can volunteer their ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can a company change a severance package if no contract has been signed?
My husband's company lost a key account that will come into effect in September. They sent out an email saying that, of course, layoffs will happen but so will severance packages of a decent amount. I... applies to California  ·  1 answer

responding to a TRO
I live in Tampa, but have been sued in Ohio for material breach of a non-compete as stated in the executed contract. I found out on 10/1 that the court has set plaintiff's motion for TRO for 10/6. I h... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Only one not to receive severance
Due to a loss of several major customers our company had to release 38 of the 40 employees in the area. My classification was different from the other 37, but many work responsibilities were shared. W... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Does my severance plan create a disparate impact?
My severance agreement states:"You agree that if you knowingly or unknowingly apply for a position with the Company or its affiliated entities, subsidiares, divisions, successors and/or parent corpora... applies to Arizona  ·  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

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

What is a reasonable geographical area?
My non-compete clause states that I cannot compete within 60 miles as a crow flies of my company. That means that I would have to move to another city to be able to work for myself. Is that a reasonab... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

What is a reasonable geographical area?
My non-compete clause states that I cannot compete within 60 miles as a crow flies of my company. That means that I would have to move to another city to be able to work for myself. Is that a reasonab... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

Termination and Unemployment
After working in a company for 4 years, I was approached by the Executive Director and forced to take another job within the company or be fired. Due to the new job within the company, I was subject t... applies to New York  ·  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

Can I be denied unemployment if i'm let go for customer complaints?
I have had four customer complaints in the last 365 days and have worked for this retailer for over 8 years. After the third complaint they told me they would have to let me go if I got another same t... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

severance and issue of contract
My company is closing down. I have been offered a severance pay the offer is less than what my colleagues have been offered. I questioned this with our personnel department asking if the severance is ... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Ohios min wage law
I am a sales manager at an automobile dealership. With the new Ohio minumum wage laws our dealer says we all must now punch a time card to have accurate dealings with the law. I read the law as saying... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Release claim for severance, not previously required, is now required.
My husband has been employed by Honeywell (formerly Allied-Signal)for 17 years and is anticipating being laid off. He is eligible for a severance package; however, he will be required to sign a releas... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Have I Libelously Defamed?
My present employer was part owner in my previous employer's company during the time that I feel I have a strong EEOC case for pay discrimination. My present employer and my previous employer are brot... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

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

Required Rest Period - Adult
Does Ohio have a law or laws that require a rest period for a given number of hours worked for adults? For example, 15 minutes for every four hours worked. applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Unemployment questions
Dear MEL: i recently quit my job working for an egg ranch.I have filed 4 weeks strait and havent recieved a dime.Is this fair i pay there wages and when i need help i take it and dont get squat.Is it ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

good case against big company
i was out for 6 months with a work related shoulder problem(ended up having surgery) when i came back to work my old sales job was gone and they had me unloading trailers. i was on light duty with wei... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

obligated after lay-off?
I was recently notified that a dozen of us will be laid off with severance pay at the end of June. I am a supervisor with extensive knowledge of the company and how it works. My work nickname is 411. ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What are my rights if the company is sold and wants me to transfer?
The company was sold, and the employees were told that if transfered to the new company and not laid off, the position that would be offered would be comparable to our current position. Well my entire... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

My unemployment Benefits were denied
I started a new job and was going to have my 90 days in by Aug 2011. I had my baby in June three months early, my job told me they could hold my postion for 3weeks only. I was denied unemployment beca... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Immigration lawyer in Northeast Ohio
Hello Mel.Ive been in contact with a firm online.I cant find them in the directory.There name is Holmes&Lolly there number is(858)483-0300.I cant find there number either.They want me to put down $100... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

CA Unemployment & Spouse Relocation
We currently live near Los Angeles, where my husband and myself both live together. I got offered a new job, up north, over 3 hours away. My husband wants to be able to do his job from home (soon to b... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Employee rights on company asset sale
My company recently sold some of its assets (not a takeover) and wants to transfer me to the transferee company. I would like to retire and take any severance pay that my company can offer. Will I be ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Officer's Obligation sans a non-compete
I was an officer of a small business. I resigned from the company. I did not have a non-compete agreement. The owner of the company says that in Ohio, I cannot compete with him, simply due to being an... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can I quit and receive unemployment?
I have worked for a company for a couple of years and have undergone many troubles: temporary pay cuts, temporary and involuntary pay deferrals that remain unpaid, broken agreements, and doing more th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Possible discrimation- take the severance anyway?
I was recently laid off after 7 years of employment (manager position for 4), I was told my position was being eliminated due to restructure. I was a manager of dept. of 4 employees. I am a 43-year ol... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Financial help during maternity leave
The company I work for has unpaid maternity leave up to 12 weeks. Is there any supplement help within the State of Ohio (temporary disability, ect). I would like to take advantage of spending the time... 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

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

do you normally get paid out of your severance when you leave a job
my company is closing the plant that i work at, I decided to leave the compamy, I was told that I would get a 60 day notice of my termination date yet I was told this past monday that my last work day... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

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

At Will Employment and No Notification of Firing
I am a waitress in Ohio and had an argument with my boss about his sister-in-law and her favoritism techniques in doing our schedules and gossiping to other employees. I was, subsequently, taken off t... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Am I due my vacation pay
I was trying to disipline a subordinate where I was a supervisor. The employee refused to perform a tasks wich I assigned her to do and walked out. A few days later my supervisor called myself and the... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

I let go for poor job performance after 15 years of employment
Feb 12 2011 my company gave me two weeks of severance. The HR manager said I could not negotiate because it was not a layoff. Normally in a layoff and in some firings my company gives 2 weeks per year... applies to Delaware  ·  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

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

quit job with just cause. but only worked 1 week
I worked for a company for over 7 years. I left this job for other employment. I started the new job and only worked for this company for 1 week. I quit this company after one week because they did no... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Harassment and now disparaging remarks by the CFO
I live in NorthWest Tennessee. I was harassed in my job as H. R. Director by the CFO for approximately 6 weeks until I finally spoke up to her on Aug. 16, 2000. She yelled at me to get my stuff and le... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Harassment and now disparaging remarks by the CFO
I live in NorthWest Tennessee. I was harassed in my job as H. R. Director by the CFO for approximately 6 weeks until I finally spoke up to her on Aug. 16, 2000. She yelled at me to get my stuff and le... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

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

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

OVER TIME-COLLEGE STUDENT
I work for a private mortage servicing company in ohio. There are about 250+ employees and they are making the dept I work in work mandatory 10 hours over-time a week unitl they tell us to stop. I att... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Hostile work enviroment
My question concerns eligibilty for unemployment benefits. My wife has worked for a privately owned company for the past 4 years. She has been extremely successful with her sales, but was recently sev... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What rights do employees have if their company files Chapter 11.
I have worked for a company for 24 years. They have filed Chapter 11. they do not want to pay the employees any severance or their acrued vacation monies. What rights do we have? applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Should I accept or decline
I worked at a big retail company in Ohio for two years. On March 19th, 2006 I was injured on the job and I had to go to the hospital (standard procedure according to this retail company) to have the b... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

being sued for material breach
I live in FL, but signed a non-compete, whcih is governed by Ohio law. I found out that in 3 days the court has set plaintiff's motion for a temporary restraining order. How can I contact the court to... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Employee slandered and has proof
I had been working as a server at a restaurant in Orlando for almost 2 years. My file was clean. I actually had good compliments on my service and attitude. I became pregnant and into my fifth month I... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

company trying to back out of part of severance agreement
I recently signed a severance agreement that, in addition to 17 week's salary continuation, also provided for me to retain my laptop for the same period of time since I don't currently own a PC and si... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

I terminated an employee based on hearsay
I own a Temporary Staffing Agency in Georgia. I terminated an employee on 07/31/09, based on outside information that this employee was selling applicant's personal identification information to illeg... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

I want to resign due to health reasons
I have been a dedicated worker to a company for many years. I received excellent reviews and outstanding performance. Last summer we were told that our department was going to either dissolve or merge... applies to Colorado  ·  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

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

If I sign the boilerplate severance agreement, am I still protected from retaliation?
I've had both good and bad bosses before, but I really suspect this last one of being seriously unbalanced. Given a range of behaviors including but not limited to his totally denigrating his entire l... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

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

Am I entitled to severance.
On Monday I was "asked" by my VP at a local hospital not to finish out the last 4 days of my emplopyment as Director of The Emergency Department and ICU because it was causing to much turmoil among th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Who can I hire to help me with my unemployment claim
applies to New Mexico  ·  0 answers

am i entitled to unemployment benefits?
applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

Retention agreement - what happens if I do not sign?
I have been verbally told my position is being eliminated and sent to another facility (out of the state). I was also verbally told that I will receive 60-days notice of my end date, what the severanc... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do the unemployment rules in Georgia qualify my case for constructive dismissal?
This is a brief description of what I would bring to the unemployment office in Atlanta, GA to press for a constructive dismissal and I wanted to find out if you felt I had a strong case. In short, em... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

I work for an Ohio based company that serves 35 states within the United States. Several years ago another separate legal business was started in another state that serves the other 15 states within the United States. These companies are separate legal
applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

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

Is it an Ohio Law to have a section in your policy and procedure manual about sexual harrassment?
I am an HR person for a large company. I have presented my boss with a policy on sexual harrassment and she does not want to enforce it. I am afraid I am going to liable for any sexual harrassment tha... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

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

Severance Package Acceptance
I am in production management and have recently been told that I will be laid off due to an obvious reduction in production orders. Upper management only decided to tell me about this situation after ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can an employer discriminate in severance situation for being a great employee?
A voluntary severance opportunity has become available where I work, and once I heard it was coming I decided I wanted to apply for it. However, upon receiving the HR letter that was broadly distribut... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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 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

Subcontractors getting paid by the hour not by the job. Are we entitled to overtime?
I work for a company based on Ohio State campus that rents homes to college students. On a average week we work about 50 to 55 hours a week. But during the month of September while the kids are gone w... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

Do I have 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

Do I qualify for unemployment?
Hi, I am in a leadership development program at work, which lasts 2 years. Last Nov, I was approved for FLMA and was told that when I come back, I will need to repeat the second rotation, when I chall... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Work dates vs. Payroll check date question
Ohio's new minimum wage must be paid beginning January 1, 2007. Our first payroll will be dated January 8, 2007 but it will cover days worked 12/17/06 - 12/30/06. Should the new minimum wage be applie... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I have laid off on last month. I have received severance package.
applies to California  ·  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

Why is my employer against me getting unemployment benefits?
I have been working for a Dr. in Nassau County for 6 years. I am a surgical assistant.I am under the suspician he is doing things he shouldn't be doing to his employees. I get paid by the surgery. Usu... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can I be fired for being a witness for my friend in an unemployment hearing? I need help immediatly!
I got my friend a job with me and Wendy's and she worked there for about 6 months and all of a sudden they had a problem with her. They said she needed to work on her performance and she did. The mana... applies to Georgia  ·  2 answers

Can I receive unemployment if i quit my job?
The company I work for has recently undergone a change in the majority of the management team. My boss was recently fired and I feel that i am being targeted due to our friendship. They have placed an... applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

Discrimination based on perceived disability
A few weeks ago I had my first seizure ever and was admitted to the hospital. When I returned to work the following week a company owner came to my office and went into a story about how he had a fami... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

If I accept the severance package will I still be eligible for umemployment when it runs out?
applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is this 21 business days till I have to sign the severance agreement.
applies to New Jersey  ·  2 answers

If I sign my severance agreement, can I stil get unemployement benefits?
applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

FMLA retaliation/perceived disability/hostile work environment/intentional infliction of emot stress
Hi! I have an ongoing problem w/ my employer, a medium-sized city in northeast Ohio. I have been using FMLA every once in a while for the last few years due to a depression condition. All of my abscen... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Serverance pay - Relase terms unreasonable. Not to take up similar work in the future
I am concerened with a release articles and non compete articles in a severance agreement. 1 - The release article states - that I agree not to take up similar work in the furture. 2 - Not to sue fore... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Separation agreement
I worked for a company that was bought by an investment firm. A competitor company is owned by the same investment firm. When I resigned from the company, they offered me a severance package if I woul... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

I have laid off on last month. I have received severance package. Then, I found that My staff have
applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can your employer make you resign?
I have been at my job 9 months. It is an extremely larger work load than anticipated. I have been writtten up twice. The company has no handbook or contracts. I went to the er on tuesday June 21, 2011... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

is there a law about sexuality discrimination at the workplace pertaining to GLTB?
Working on revised policies - is there a law in Ohio that can be sited in our policy about sexuality preference discrimination or harrassment in the workplace? Any information would be appreciated as ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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 company is closing down and new people are taking over if I don't stay can they keep my severance package
applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can I be fired (without notification) while on maternity leave?
I had my son 8/24/12, I was not due until 9/15/12. I had sent in all required FMLA paperwork, even had my Mother fax it to ensure it was there a monthy ahead of due date. While I was off I recieve a l... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Can a company require you to sign 2nd non-compete during continuous employment for longer duration?
I signed a non-compete with a duration of 18 months when I was hired 20 years ago. The company has changed names but not owners since then and just recently it was decided that all employees must sign... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

My unemployment benefits have been pending for 5 weeks
I am just wanting to check all avenues. I was terminated for interviewing with another law firm on my own time after work hours (how they found out I do not know), but the policy manual states seeking... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

FAILURE TO INFORM EMPLOYEE INJURED EMPLOYEE OF BENEFITS, AND WRONGFUL TERMINATION
ON 9/11/00 MY DOCTOR DIAGNOSED ME WITH BI-LATERAL CARPAL TUNNEL, AND WAS TOLD TO APPLY FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION. WHEN I INFORMED MY EMPLOYER, THAT I WOULD NEED TO FILE A WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM, ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

Do I have a case
I worked for a national respiratory company for just over 5 years. I was intially hired as a sales rep (and signed a non-compete) but assumed the role of manager within the first few months of employm... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Can I be entitled to Unemployment Benefits due to Hostile Work Environment?
I feel that based on the description of a "Hostile Work Environment" I should be entitled to Unemployment benefits if I quit my job. I truly feel I have no other option. I am the only woman that works... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Can I be entitled to Unemployment Benefits due to Hostile Work Environment?
I feel that based on the description of a "Hostile Work Environment" I should be entitled to Unemployment benefits if I quit my job. I truly feel I have no other option. I am the only woman that works... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Discriminatory Layoof
I am an Indian on H1-B Visa and have been recently laid off. Earlier in Sept 2003 I had given a complain against my Manager to the VP of HR for intimidation, personal comments on my beard and appearan... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

calculating overtime
Hi, I work in Ohio. It is a salary position and includes overtime. I thought anything over 8 hours per day is overtime in increments of 15 minutes minimum per day, as long as I worked full 40 hour wee... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Have I been discriminated for pregnancy? I was "laid off" the day before I was to return.
Do I have a case for Pregnancy Discrimination? I was employed by the company for 4 years. I recently had a baby and was due to come back to work on May 22, 01. My position was Customer Service Trainer... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Is this a hostile work enviroment and am I eligible for unemployment?
Event 1: Boss said I was not doing my job and screamed at me. Event 2:Boss asked me "am I on something". Said I am not doing my job. Blamed me for not 'tattling' on co-worker for not connecting scanne... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

Michigan
I worked at a factory that was shut down. I was fired because of a minor distruction of company property. Can I still draw unemployment? applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Is this justifiable?
I called in on my day off, was told by boss that we should be filling out the check for EVERY (loan) customer reminded her that she has worked in that store and was aware that we do not fill out the c... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

ohio pregnancy leave laws?
Mel, I work in a small anenethesia group (6 people) and recently my husband and I got pregnant. There was not specific maternity language in our contract,so my boss had the lawyers make one up at that... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Is a non compete still vaild
I signed a non compete 9 years ago and have recently left the company. Due to the time frame is the agreement still valid or is there an experation? Also, at the time of the agreement the company was ... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

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

My job was eliminated and now I have to meet once a day so I can teach other my skills that others do not know How much cooperation should I provide I have a severance package for 9 years of service
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

workers comp office in Cambridge ohio lost paperwork
I lost part of a finger at work on September 8, 2008. I am going to have the pins removed this month with a 3rd surgery. In November I submitted completed forms with all backup to our Cambridge office... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

unemployment issues due to appeal
I got terminated from long john silvers for a breech of contract. they said i thew a piece of chicken at my manager. I didn't threw the piece of chicken at my manager. I tossed it at him. the reason w... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

Do I have a case and how do I Present it?
I was fired froma job that I had worked at for over a year and a half for a theft I didn't commit. I was devistatted that they would even think I would do such a thing and was crying so hard, all the ... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

I resigned from my current job and my last day was November 29, 2004. I then requested a delay of r
Is this legal? "fault" for being unemployed, and Can I collect unemployment? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Possible age descrimination
My husband works for a company in Birmingham, AL. He has over 30 years and is 58 years old. They offered a very small severance package to those age 55 and over with 20 years or more with the company.... applies to Alabama  ·  1 answer

Retaliation? Please help...
I will try to be brief. I was fired after eight years of service. I had an excellent attendance and performance record. Several months prior to being terminated, I filed a sexual harassment claim agai... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Fired for having an accident
I worked for a Private Carting/Sanitation Company. I was fired for having an accident with the truck while working. A police report was not made. My boss made me return to finish my route after the ac... applies to New York  ·  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

Position eliminated while on disability
During the time I was on short-term medical leave my salaried position was eliminated. For the first six weeks I was receiving full compensation. Now I'm receiving 70% of pay since it is now considere... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

Employees rights against demotion.
Dear Sir/Madame, I would like to request information regarding employees' rights against demotion in Ohio. My husband was demoted due to reasons that we believe were not justifiable. It did not have a... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Am I entitled to collect unemployment if I resigned for good reasons?
I resigned from my job two weeks ago, I was turned down for a promotion which should have been mine. I worked at this company for two years and have worked my butt off. I was a POS Supervisor incharge... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

How does leaving a company because of rumors of termination affect a non-compete agreement?
My non-compete agreement was not funded. Nor was there any agreements of severance pay if terminated. I heard from my immediate supervisor that they (higher management) had grounds for terminating me ... applies to Oklahoma  ·  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

What can I expect from my ex-employer's unemployment appeal?
I was fired from my job on January 26th of this year. It was during an audit that my district manager fired me because as a cashier my drawer was turning up short quite a bit that month but I know for... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

I am preparing a counteroffer of my severance agreement. The agreement states that all benefits
applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Termination of Employment
As a Branch Manager for Firstar Bank, I was terminated for "conducting transactions for immediate/distant family members (3). These transactions were done to secure a $5-10MM per year account with Fir... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Harassed since standing up for an agreement for benefits which was later denied then allowed.
My family and I were moved from near Richmond VA. back to Ohio (by the employer and housed as agreed) from which origionally came. This company had promised health benefits through the previous HR Man... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

medical
I was working full time when i was forced to take a medical leave. My doctor has will not write off on allowing me to return to work just yet, am i eligable for unemployment? thank you applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

wrongly fired
I was just fired from my job, the resaon was "selling company product for cash". But the company has a product life cycle policy that states you may eleminate the product once it reaches the last phas... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Severance, termination and discrimination
I was recently laid off from my firm when it made a business decision to shut down our group. The group has been in trouble throughout the year. I was the most successful member of the group, the only... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

NEEDED AT HOME
I HAVE A 8 YEAR OLD SON WHICH HAS ADHD AND IS FAILING SCHOOL I NEED TO BE HOME TO GIVE HIM LOTS OF HELP CAN I QUIT MY JOB AND RECIVE UNEMPLOYMENT ? HE FIGHTS OTHER CHILDREN ETC... applies to Illinois  ·  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

I was offered a job w non competition
It states that I may not work in any field that could be considered a competitor for 6 mos. regardless of the reason of separation. This would make me unemployable in my field. Would I be eligible for... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

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

I have a job offer letter and completed my 1st performance evaluation-
I received a job offer letter in May 2011 to include pay increase, vehicle, gas card, cell phone, vacation-amounts are given. I completed a performance evaluation and received meets or exceeds on ever... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Am I able to pursue a suit for what I believe to be wrongful termination
I was an exempt manager for a major chain store in Pa. and I believe wrongfully terminated for theft. Am I able to pursue this legally? And if I do are they able to stop my unemployment benefits while... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

Last paycheck bounced, terminated with no pay.
I recently quit a job that I had for 9 months to work with a co-worker in a startup business that he owned. 3 months pass and I think everything is good until I see the financial papers. We lost most ... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

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

FMLA leave and use of own sick days
Dera Mel, I am a Northeast Ohio school teacher. I recently gave birth to a son four weeks early on July 18. My intentions were to use 30 days sick leave and 6 weeks of upaid FMLA and return to work No... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do I have a leg to stand on?
I am 47 years old and was forced out of my job. I had performed well for 9 years and a new manager came in and stated that my performance was sub par and demoted me. I was then subject to 4 months of ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Bonuses owed per my employee agreement
My severance offer did not include outstanding bonus money that is owed to me during my employment. How do I obtain the funds owed if signing the release will void my rights? Thank you, applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Is 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

Pregnant and Work
I am currently 9 months pregnant and expecting to have my baby any day now. Im 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

Wrongful Termination
I have a strong case to file a wrongful termination against a fortune company. But I would like to settle with them. What is the guideline to negotiate the severance package? What is the "market price... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Is this Wrongful Discharge
I worked as Call-Center Team Lead here in Cleveland, Ohio. Several weeks ago my Director brought to my attention a letter that someone sent anonymously to the CEO stating that our new director was rac... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

wrongful termination
I was fired the day I was to return back to work from a valid workers compensattion claim. The reason they gave me was that they had me on video working while i was off. I never did and i know it was ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

My boss bullied me into resigning. Is this constructive discharge or wrongful termination?
Six weeks ago I made the mistake of going into my boss's office when I was upset about a perceived miscommunication (she always gave the impression that her staff was welcome to do so) and made the ev... applies to Ohio  ·  2 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

Merger nightmare - legacy employees terminated after severace package expires
I am a manager for a large insurance company. We are in the 2nd year of a merger. The severance package that was established for employees who lost jobs due to the merger terminated in April. One by o... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

Wrongful Discharge:DRP
I was recently discharged from a management position for a national restaurant chain. I believed that the underlying factor was a conflict of interest between myself and my GM. The "reason" for my ter... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

1099 employee with business half way complete for company falling apart!? what do I do?
I am a 1099 commission paid sales rep for a construction company. The company is owned by 2 owners the majority owner and the minority owner. Both owners the Majority lives in Texas and I have had no ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

w2 supplemental severance/settlement taxing rate and writing off expenses
I worked on a year-to-year basis at a major cultural institution for 11+ years as a restorer. My first bad performance review came ten years at the job, followed by the loss of job at age 51 nine mont... applies to Connecticut  ·  0 answers

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

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 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

Can a noncompete be enforced if a company lay's an employee off?Would being on uneployement be a good argument (against public interest)?
I was layed-off from my company and had a non-compete.I had certifications prior to my employment with this co.Also being on unemployment i am required by the state to search for work in my trade.If i... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can they tell me no to unemployment
I was in a hurry and entered wrong information in a computer and got fried for it. My boss is suoppose to go to work three stores in front of everyonr and dose not and so I send a e-mail telling him t... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do I have 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

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

Reduction in compensation after non-compete signed
I signed a non-compete in Ohio in 2006. I am a Sales Rep for a company and about half of my weekly income comes from commissions. Recently the company added a new quota on the amount of weekly sales t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is non-compete still enforceable?
I was forced to sign a non-compete to accept employment after I had left my previous job and moved some 150+ miles away. I was let go without cause without receiving any severance as laid out in my no... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

My boss said I resigned. I did not resign. Do I have any rights.
I work for Honda of Mentor Ohio (Penske Automotie) for 7 years, did a beyond a good job as a sales manager and was paid well and well liked. The vice president took a dislike to me and wanted me out (... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Can a corporation tell you and employees to get tougher skin and allow an abusive customer in store?
Customer entered store for the first time that day and was mad at the world and took it out on my employees, my customers, and myself. I never made any negative comments to this lady nor did my custom... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

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

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

Maternity Leave and FMLA
I work for a large, reputable telecommunication company as a software engineer (Im also management employee). I received a severance package the day after my maternity leave ends and while on FMLA. I... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

FMLA - coercion
I was out on FMLA from my job of 2+ years at an NGO while my terminally ill brother was in the hospital and when I returned to work after 9 weeks they had hired a new director in my sub-dept. We do no... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Job Elimination
On June 26 2008 I was told that my job was eliminated. I was offered a severance package or I could stay on with the company in a different position. I chose the other position, and still with the sam... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

Refusal to pay wages, overtime and in timely fashion
I recently took the position of "Assistant Manager" with an hourly rate of $10/hr at a new Restaurant/Sports Bar/Ale House in the NW suburbs of Chicago on November 8th. I kept record of the hours work... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Wrongfully discharged?
I have been in Sales and Sales Management my entire career and have recently found myself unemployed from what I believe to be unfair practices. I was working in the Cleveland area and had been recrui... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Can I be fired because I heard my boss yell that I was an f---Btch and I called him on it?
Today I was suppose to meet with a client and my boss told me to reschedule, so I did. I was in my cube working on other issues at hand, when I heard the owner/my boss ask another employee why I left ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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-Compete as an independent distributor
Will non-compete hold up, if I did not sign anything regarding the bonus program? I signed an independent distributor agreement in California with a Company from Cleveland, Ohio 23 years ago. It says ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination and Defamation of Character
I have worked for a company for the last seven years as a Property Manager. The owner of the company has always been volatile but I made the choice to stay because I liked my job. One of the condition... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Trying not to let the door hit me on the rear. . .
Hi Mel. I have been working for a company for nearly three years. In December the owner passed away. Rather than give the business to the son, the widow has decided to sell it. and put us faithful emp... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

I was assaulted by a coworker n called 911 and then fired the next morning?
Working for the past 3 years for a retail wine and spirits shop in NYC. I was assaulted by a co worker who has been there for 12 years. She grabbed me by my shirt on the upper collar and bruised and s... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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

Florida can an emplor say tah you are not re-hirable when are searching for another job
My company says that about many people that they have fired or resgined. When they call our company they that they are not re-hirable keeping them from getting another job they also denie many people ... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Unemployment redetermination appeal hearing request has not been honored.
Is there a time limit on how long ODJFS can take to schedule me for my hearing?It has been over 90 days since I requested a hearing to appeal my redetermination and I still have not been scheduled for... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

wrongfull termination / union misrepresentation
one year ago i was working as a route driver for a baking co. and was a substitute for another route driver. I serviced a store that has a manager who has a reputation for be degrading and extremely r... applies to Wisconsin  ·  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

Severance if I leave?
I have worked at the same plant for 20 years, although it has been sold two times. They have historically (and recently) offered their "enhanced severence package" to employees whose jobs have been el... applies to Alabama  ·  1 answer

age discrimination in severance
My company is going through several rounds of cuts in headcount and I'm one of them. I am concerned that there may be some degree of age discrimination or other bias at work in my regard. I am over 40... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is a Non-compete valid if I am still in my probationary period?
I resigned my job to accept this position. I was not informed of NCA until say I started. I was not paid what they told me I would make, I quit after 45 days. I was still in prob. period. they were to... applies to Florida  ·  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

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

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

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

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

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

HUSBAND WAS A SUPERVISOR AFTER 13 YRS HE WAS WRONGFULLY TERMINATED
hello my husband after 13 yrs at his job as a supervisor was wrongfully terminated . the company has not given him a evaluation in two yrs and he has always been told how well hes was doing . this com... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

Should I sign a non-compete when I am bringing skills to the job to create new function there?
I am interviewing for a sales job. I have very specific skills in a specific sales area. I am interviewing for a new division that I would create and run at the company. My prospective employer wants ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

Can a State determination be used to support a claim of discrimination?
the state of Florida found that I quit due to intolerable working conditions. They allowed me to receive unemployment benifits. Can this determination be used to support my discrimination claim with t... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Lay off and relocation of position
Our company is laying off our department with severance (and WARN Act notice). They are relocating the positions to S. California. They recently posted the new positions with a higher job title, grade... applies to California  ·  2 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

do i have a lawsuit
in sept i accepted a job as a deal secretary- the job requried me to notarize customers titlework even though i did not witness the signature-- i am now going to arbitration because unemployment denie... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Harrasment
I worked for a wireless retailer for ten years. About six months after my employment began I was given more and more responsibilities and within a year I was running the entire company. The organizati... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Settlement Amount
I've sued the county due to sexual harassment and a hostile work environment. The lawsuit was filed in federal court by my ex-attorney. I am now without counsel and the county has scheduled a settleme... applies to California  ·  4 answers

If I can not return to my position full time(5 days 40 hrs) and can return 4 days 32hrs
does my company have the option to turn down I work 32hrs instead of 40 if I can achieve the same results in that amount of time? If yes can I file for unemployment since I can not return fulltime and... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Employer retailiated my responding to a performance memo by terminating my employment.
Do I have good grounds for a "retaliation" lawsuit based on the following information. My immediate supervisor prepared a "Improvement Plan" memo that contained several issues that were used as the ba... applies to California  ·  2 answers

not offered family leave and fired for missing too many days.
my husband had stroke. missed time from work. became sick in hospital for one week my self. fired told due to work performance. now denies my unemployment. never offered family leave act is this a vio... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Cursed at and threatend with a corrective action (write Up)
My supervisor(Resident Manager) started cursing and acitng out due to me asking him a question about my leave request. I got upset and walked off the job. I then called his supervisor and explained th... applies to New York  ·  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

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

How Can I dispute a false accusation and get it removed from my record?
I was accused of saying that I wanted the world to end and that I wanted to hit people over the head by a coworker where I currently am a Temp worker. The first, while close to what I said, was not qu... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Age Discrimination Claim?
Mark M ma1mck@yahoo.com 5-6-05 RE: Age Discrimination Question Dear Counselor, Last week I responded to an ad for a Street Department Worker at a certain village in Ohio that will hire through the May... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Florida non-compete for only working there 45 days- was still in prob. period
I resigned my job to accept this position. I was not informed of NCA until say I started. I was not paid what they told me I would make, I quit after 45 days. I was still in prob. period. they were to... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

should I sue or take the money and run
I work for a large corporation and have worked for them for 22 years, I am 52 years old. Rumor has it some of us may be terminated soon, the company offers severance of 2 weeks per year but you must s... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can my unemployment be denied due to having to take child to an appt with a specialest?
on3-4-11 i was unable to work as a sun aid due to my daughter being diagnosed with a disease and she had to be seen by a specialiest i had no one else to take her. they said it would be denied untill ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Fired for calling OSHA
Hello, I was fired on July 11 2013 after returning back from vacation. On June 26th or 28th I had filed a complaint with OSHA regarding unsafe practice my employer makes its employees preform. The day... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

fired due to violation of FMLA
I was fired from my job of 14 years. They said I violated my FMLA leave. I have it for headaches. I called into work one morning and 7 hours later I felt better. I went to the bank and store. They had... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

WHITE COLLAR TO BLUE COLLAR
JOB DESCRIPION CHANGE-WILL I BE ABLE TO COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IF I QUIT MY JOB AT FEDEX? I'M IN THE IT DEPT, WHEN PROMOTED IN 92 MY JOB INVOLVED TRAINING CUSTOMERS ON THE COMPANY'S SHIPPING SY... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

Repay if terminated?
My sister transferred to VA and signed a relo repay 1 year deal. 100% or 0% at the 1 year mark. She just got fired without cause after 2 good reviews 1 WEEK PRIOR to the 1 year mark. They didn't make ... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

A friend starts selling services you have sold can I give unpaid advice?
I recently left a company that I had a Non-compete and a severance contract. I have a friend that owns a business and the services I used to sell are vertical to his marketplace. If he asks me questio... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Terminated, was not paid for last day
I had been unemployed for over a year, but working part time in a job I loved. However, making ends meet was extremely hard. My 'profession' is real estate management/maintenance construction. I final... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Suspect of getting laid off while on Maternity leave
I'm 34 weeks pregnant. I was put on bed rest by my doctor last week, 12/3. I missed work starting 12/4. My company/department is in the middle of laying off people by March. I found out they lay off a... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

When does the 21-days review period begin?
My company has offered me a severance package today 11/18/05 and stated that my last day of employment will be 11/30/05. However, the letter states that I will have 21-days to review the agreement/off... applies to Illinois  ·  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

employment agreemnt
My company is based in Dallas, Texas I am based in Ohio. They were purchased on Nov 12 by another company with an HQ in California but is a VA corporation. They have asked me to sign a non-compete. Th... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Fired because of injury.
I was fired 2 days after having major knee surgery. I was scheduled to go back to work the next day. They stated I missed too many days, I only missed 3 total days for this, 2 of which I was in hospit... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

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

I sold a business, and may face non compete litigation soon
I sold a business based in PA which sold medical alarms over the internet. The buyer is based in Ohio. As part of the sale agreement there is a 5 year non-compete provision. 1 year after signing, I wa... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What are my options when I signed something after an incident?
I worked at a gym for just over 2 years. They were recently bought by another gym. They are still in the process of transferring everything over. Today I made an honest mistake by telling a gym member... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

Was I wrongfully discharged?
I was terminated yet gived the opportunity to resign for using a company computer for personal email use. Later it was disclosed that it was not the violation of the Company Computer policy, but the c... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Boss says that I quit, and I never quit! Can I get unemployment? Help please!
Hello! I was employed at my previous job for almost 8 years. The past few months have been difficult due to co-worker confrontations and such which I brought to my boss' attention, and as far as I kno... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

what are my options?
I was employed as an HR manager. My supervisor consistently lied, belittled, humiliated, and treated me differently while ignoring other of the exact same rank serious behavior. Because she was an HR ... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Can my husband be fired for taking me to my doctor appointments?
I am 36 weeks pregnant and so far my husband has taken four seperate days off from work to take me to my appointments as I have no one else to take me and I can't drive. I have four more appointments ... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

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

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

Unfair Severance Package Offered to Me
If I work at a Company for 15 plus years and go on maternity leave and get a part-time position there and work 7 months part-time and get laid off and the Company offers me a package based on my part-... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Unemployment benefits being denied, Wrongful Term, No COBRA offered
Hello there. I was terminated from my position as a general store manager for a large retail chain after 6 years of excellent performance reviews. I never received a single written warning or discipli... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

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

must I claim sales from a website I created on umenployment?
I live in Colorado and opend an on-line LLC retail store as I continue looking for permanent work. I used $12,000 from personal savings to buy inventory for the store. If I make a sale, must I report ... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

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

Non-compete at the point of resignation??
I recently decided to resign from my employment for famiy reasons, but also some internal personnel issues. I expressed my desire, though I did not submit a formal letter of resignation. I asked for 2... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

After returning from an uprotected medical leave (not FMLA), do I have to accept a lessor position?
I've been out for 4mo. on unprotected medical leave (not FMLA) and have now been released. However, they could not hold my outside sales position. They do not have a similar position available for me ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

required to work 52 hrs or be fired
A female friend of mine recently refused to work over 52 hrs a week, several other people in the finanical department are on medical leave because of heart attacks and long working hours and she feels... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Layoff regulations
I was layed off after nearly 8 years right before going on maternity leave. I was offered a job with a 3rd party doing the same job for less benefits. Others who were layed off got a severance package... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Non-compete problem
My company has been taken over and they are closing the New York office and moving select employees to Chicago. I am a VP of sales, but cannot go to Chicago because of elderly parents I must assist to... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Must employer give patent bonuses to laid-off employee?
My employer will be laying off quite a few employees this spring. At our place of employment, any patents we author belong to the company, but we do get a bonus for each one that becomes viable ($1,00... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

What can be done when your supervisor retatiates against yoy for asking for reasonable accommodation
State employee with 20yr seniority I am 47 yrs old with type 2 diabetes wearing an insulin pump. In November of 2011 we ordered new uniforms and I asked for a uniform that properly fit due to my pump ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

This is the only industry we know
My husband and I both have worked in the yellow page industry since 1985. We have worked for all the major companies and have just been terminated with a severance release agreement. Basically we coul... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

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

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

I was fired for sexual harassment and need help please.
I just read article by Neil Klingshirn about Sexual Harassment and the Rights of the Accused. I read it because last Friday I was fired for sexual harassment. I need your help. I'm in New Hampshire an... applies to New Hampshire  ·  0 answers

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

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

How do I find a lawyer to represent me after representing myself at a Personnel Board prehearing.
I made the mistake of believing that I was capable of effectively defending myself against an Adverse Action (termination)from the state agency I worked for. My union will not represent me. The agency... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

sexual harrassment
I recently worked in a small diner as a waitress. my boss the owner was constantly making sexual comments like your having a good ass day today or even so far as to call a local radio stationand they ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Personal safety
Hello, I currently manage an apartment complex in Kenmore and the environment has continually become more dangerous since I started working here nine months ago. I was not aware of this when I accepte... applies to Washington  ·  1 answer

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

Would like to sue and collect commissions on loans I should have closed.
I recently put in three weeks notice to my company where I worked as a loan officer. I made 50% of the commissions on closed loans. My boss then fired me immediately so that he could close the loans a... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

I'm sorry there is no way to sum this up in 100 characters or less
I joined a start up company 3 months ago, was put in charge as a creative director, and had employees under me. 6 months prior to my employment the company was shaky, had bad client relationships etc.... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  3 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

Can I still collect benefits if i didn’t call the payroll company within 24hrs of separation?
hi, I was working for a company that closed down on Jan. 7th 2011, but 4 months before closing they switched payroll companies. I filled for unemployment and now the payroll company is trying to appea... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Full time versus part time severence
I was offered the same severance package peers of mine were offered who had only been on the job 2 years. I worked there for 7 years...2 of those as part-time. I asked for more money based on my full-... applies to Arizona  ·  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

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

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

NEED A EMPLOYMENT LAWYER REFERRAL
It hurts me to pursue my case against the School District, but it is the principal of the matter involved Racism. I’m crying out for help! Race Discrimination Hurts….I’m writing to you to seek a... applies to California  ·  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

wasn't I fired by statement of: if you can tattle on staff member, then you better find another job
During meeting with boss, he said "if you can't be a tattle tale and call me when someone is not doing their job, then you should look for another job. I told him I could not be a tattle tail since ev... applies to Texas  ·  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

Do I have a case with the below information?
I am a certified medical assistant and was employed at Physicians Clinc of Spokane and was fired last Wednesday. They dismissed me stating that I was not fast enough and that I for stuff and my work r... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

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

Is "Truth as an absolute defence" go both ways? And if so, what can I do?
Hi, my name is Sabrina and I was fired from my job of 18 months of service on hearsay for a theft I didn't commit, and also had money taken out of my final check to pay back the money. The owner negli... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

Laid off soon after relocating to California
Last year I was working for a company in the UK. At the time, this company announced a massive re-organization and basically gave me two options: (i) take a redundancy (or severance) package of approx... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

leavingto care for sick dad
9/14/09 I have to talk to unemployementin 30 minutes i lived in baltimore, maryland and never have been unemployed my wife's father was diagnosed with terminally ill cancer and we had to move asap i i... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Would making inquiries into possible illegal activities be a "protected activity"
This involves a franchised commercial cleaning company to which I was employed, (2 yrs-one raise - no disipline actions) I began to check on some of the activities of the Master Owner. I can prove on ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

Does a company have to provide a separation agreement if they state that in the termination letter?
I was officially laid off on 6/3/2011 and received my termination letter on 6/4. Bullet point 5 in the letter states that I am being offered additional consideration in exchange for execution of a Con... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

How does it work when you have a warn letter and employment goes past the date on this letter?
The first warn letter we were given stated employment would end at the end of this month. I was given another warn letter extending the employment out until the end of June. There was nothing signed, ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

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

Multiple non-compete questions
There are many questions involved in my non-compete issues and I do plan on seeking the advice of an attorney. However, I would like some general information to determine if I have a strong case. My o... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Fired after six years of no warnings and great reviews
Yesterday was fired from a positon held for one year with recent "A" review and 5% increase. Been with company 6 years. All started when I copied CEO on email sent to manager concerning my take on a c... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

severance & retention bonuses when company is sold
I work for a company, in NC, that announced it would be winding-down their operations over the next 4 years. This company A is a wholly owned subsidiary (LLC.) of company B. I am technically an employ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Discrimination because of ADHD and # of Children?
I am currently 32 weeks pg. I was laid of yesterday 6/28/05. It was stated that there was a lay-off in many departments and I was chosen as I had no completed training. I have ADHD and my previous bos... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

How 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

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

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

Why can't I collect unemployment after 12 years on the job?
I worked for a company since 1999. In Jan of 2011, I was laid off due to business being slow. At this time I was able to collect until I returned to work in May. In Jan of 2012, I was laid off again f... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

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 sue over breach of agreement on status of rehire when my job was eliminated?
After 10 years my job with a Fortune 100 company was eliminated due to downsizing. I was given a period of time to apply and secure another position within the company prior to a termnation date. I ap... applies to California  ·  0 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

can I be told not to call in anymore if I have accrued six weeks sick leave?
I recently found out my step mother has throat/ lung cancer and she lives 3 hours away. I called in my sick leave every day consecutively while caring for my step mother. While in Indiana caring for m... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

fired for no real reason
I worked for a company for 11 years, and lately my supervisor has been riding me on minor clerical errors. She made up a bogus probation the last month of my employment there and has been watching eve... applies to Missouri  ·  0 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

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

Is a company required to pay vacation pay when you leave the job?
I have given my 2 week notice at my job. I am eligible for 1 week paid vacation. Do they have to pay me my vacation pay even though I am leaving this job. applies to Arkansas  ·  0 answers

Can I sue over breach of agreement on status of rehire when my job was eliminated?
After 10 years my job with a Fortune 100 company was eliminated due to downsizing. I was given a period of time to apply and secure another position within the company prior to a termnation date. I ap... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

How binding is a non-compete for a contracting consultant?
I coordinated the billing for a consulting assignment at Company X through a contracting company. The contracting company required that I sign a non-compete agreement ensuring that I do not work for C... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Non-Compete - Unemployeed for 6 months.
I signed a one-year non-compete agreement with an IT consulting firm. The client I was working for swithed to a different consulting firm and I was let go. That was 6 months ago. I am still unemployed... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Is it illegal to pay different for exact same job based solely on cost of living differences?
The company I work for was recently bought out by Xerox. All of a sudden, the employees in my city got a big boost in pay. I found out through a supervisor that the reason was that employees in anothe... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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 I be forced to sign a non compete clause after working without one in my present job for years?
I am an office manager in a CPA firm. I have been with the company for years (over 20) and suddenly my boss decides to make the office sign a noncompete contract, if we don't sign it, we will be termi... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Overtime under pay
I work for a company i am salary base. but if i miss work or have to take off from work they pay me at an hourly wage. plus i have proof where i have worked 90 plus hours in a pay peroid and only got ... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

Can they force me to work full time?
I worked for a Mental health institute for almost 7 years. When I began there, I worked 2 days a week. Shortly thereafter I accepted 3 days a week, then they wanted 5 days a week, and I explained that... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Constructive discharge due to hostile work place
I resign from my job last week. To be more realistic I feel as though i was forced to quit on my own. I felt oppressed,and intimated in many different ways . Under my old supervisor management five gi... applies to California  ·  2 answers

right to a confidential recommendation letter
My former employer held a round of lay-offs recently and I was affected. I signed a severance agreement with them in order to receive some pay continuation and a percentage of my bonus. During the mee... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can 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

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

out on medical job eliminated
I have worked as a manager at a tavern for a year and a half. In July I hurt my back and ended up in the emergency room. From there on I followed their diagnosis and treatment but didnt get better. In... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Is refusing overtime allowed?
Upon my hiring I revealed that I required about 20 or so weekends off per year for personal reasons. He said that was fine(without putting it in writing unfortunately) as long as the hours were made u... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can 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

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

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

Company has no money to pay me
The company I work for is slowing running out of money. The board will not allow the company to file bankruptcy. I was due to be paid the 15th and the 30th of the month. I am one of two employees left... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

2 weeks notice takes me to accrued vacation
I will be eligible for accrued vacation pay in 2 weeks. I am getting ready to give 2 weeks notice to go to another company. It has been my company's policy NOT to let people finish their 2 weeks. My q... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

am I entitled to unused vacation pay?
I am a police officer who was injured on duty. I have been off work for the last year and thanks to a village ordinance, have been receiving full wages and benefits while I have been off. Unfortunatel... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What can be done when you know you were set up in being fired, but have difficulty proving it?
A new GM was assigned to my store while I was in training. On his first day of work, he displayed outright hostility towards me. I was treated as unequal. He had me doing things that were everything b... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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 a 28% pay cut (or you can quit) grounds for constructive discharge?
Should I call an employment attorney? My boss informed me I may no longer have the position I occupy with no reference to any performance issues; he just "doesn't want" someone in the job. The job wil... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

Company is selling part of business that I work for - do I have to transfer for less money to new
I work for Caterpillar in Morton, Illinois. The part of the company that I work for is being sold to an external entity. They are moving us to a new location in July and the sale is to be final by end... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

I was on LTD and was term for a policy violation now they will not pay LTD,
I have been on leave since October 2008. In Oct 2009 the ltd company decided to hold my award because they said that I did not qualify any longer. I appealed and finally won through my emp. I got a le... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

Company says pay raise on signed document is a "mistake."
I signed a letter acknowledging a pay raise of what was verbally expressed as $0.50. However, the document (signed by the executive director and myself) listed my pay increase at what would equate to ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

how can my boss assume i quick my job?
I came into work as usual on a monday, when i came in someone from the other office was there in my seat, then clinic supervisor came up and took me in his office. he stated you took your pictures hom... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

I work in Florida, what are the laws in regards to PTO payout?
I worked for a company that was going through a lot of financial issues. They reduced our work week to 4,8 hours days to save money. I have since found another job and have PTO owed to me. They are no... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

Employees not paid by owners for over 2 weeks.
I was working for a company who claimed they did not have the funds to pay their employees. I decided to resign and take a position elsewhere, but am still owed about 1 1/2 weeks worth of pay; as are ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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 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

Back pay/no pay
I was working for a start up company for over 3 years. Money was always tight and we rarley got paid on time. During the end of my employment I went over 2 months without pay, before I left for anothe... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

sevarance and golden parachute for executive/officer
Can I get some help on Executive Officer Severance/compensation agreement and Golden Parachute/Exit Strategy agreement? Situation. My company is 5 years old. I own 50% of it with with partner. He is e... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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 a franchise Agreement non-compete prevent you from working in a general field?
If a franchisee sells their marine-towing franchise and signed a non-compete, can the franchise corporation prevent him from making a living on the water in a commercial capacity as long as the person... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Question about overtime pay for commercial drivers
Is overtime pay ever required for a commercial driver? I have researched the Motor Carrier Act of 1935 that allows commercial drivers to be exempt, but I am still a little confused. What does Federal ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

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

Unlawful termination
I am over 40yrs, female and was recently laid off from my management job of 11 months. There were 40 people laid off. The only two managers who were laid off were myself and another female (tho she wa... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can I get my vacation pay?
I resigned from my position. I received final commissions, but no accrued vacation pay. I asked verbally to the owner 3 times and then in writing. I got a pesponse that said that vacation had to be us... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Company declining to pay earned commissions after lay off.
I was laid off in July 2001 from a company located in Massachussetts. I had $15K in commissions due to me for sales made. They pay 50% at time of order and 50% when collected. The 15K is for the 2nd 5... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Termination letter vs Employment contract
I'm one of the programmers brought in from overseas on H1B. My employment agreement with my H1B sponsor has a non-compete clause that prohibits me from working with any client company should my employ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Overtime for orientation meeting
If an employee works 37 hours and attends a meeting for 6 hours, are we required to pay him overtime for the 3 hours (40 regular and 3 overtime). All employees had to attend an orientation for 6 hours... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Harassed for not being a team player
I am the only female and age 54, working with an IT Team of all young men. Whenever I discuss anything with my boss, I refer to them as "The Guys", which they all are, and my boss said that we have te... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Fired, slandered and no money.
I was terminated today and was given the reason that I did not show up for work on Saturday May 27 and Monday May 29 2006 and did not even call in. However, I informed my boss on Thursday the 25th tha... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

Sexual Harassment - Gray area?
I was terminated by my large company (50,000 employees) two weeks ago because of a sexual harassment claim filed against me. I was a professional person with 19 years experience. an unblemished record... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

I was retaliated on because i reported my manager What can i do about this?
I reported my manager to the store manager I was blatently harrased and my hours were cut because of it I then reported harrasment to the company headquater which brought on more harrasment and retali... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

non-equal pay rates, based on race
One thing, about the Equal Pay Laws regarding gender as the only disciminatory feature. Is there any other acts or cases even that involve equal pay based on race? If so, I definitely have a case that... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

terminated vs lay off (benefits still paid.)
I was layed off from my job due to work cut back. I was a full time contractor in the computer Industry. My company confirmed my lay off with the unemployment office when I filed stating that I was NO... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

what are my options with a hostile work environment?
I work for a resort that moved me to another facility with a different job that pays more money but did not get the raise. I am constantly being written up for things that they cannot prove that I did... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

laid off with written guarantee of pay
My husband took a job with a company that had a written agreement with him outlining guarantee pay and other benefits the company offered. After 6 weeks his manager called (who signed the agreement) a... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

cut in pay legal without notice
I am a auto technician and recently my pay was cut from $19/hr to $18.63 due to recent experation of my certifications. Is the company allowed to do this? I am scheduled to take the tests in Nov. Othe... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

How can I get my final pay?
Questions: 1. What do I need to do to, if necessary, enforce payment of the amount due me, which is in excess of $22,000. 2. If it is necessary to retain an attorney, would I be able to collect attorn... applies to Florida  ·  3 answers

Vacation pay taken out of final pay check
After 3 months of employment, I became very ill, had emergency surgery and was back to work after missing 3 weeks. When I was given my paycheck (distributed while I was absent) I was told the employer... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

Is it legal for my CEO to decrease pay with out verbal or written warning?
Is it legal for my CEO to decrease pay with out verbal or written warning? On Monday, March 7, 2011 my CEO held a conference meeting with the employees. In the meeting he stated that he may need to de... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Can an employeer not pay owed sick time?
My husband recently had to call in sick for more then the normal amount of time. He did have enough time in his "sick account" for paid time off. His employeer is now telling him that they will not pa... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Wronfully Terminated and no Union help, Iranian U.S. citizen
My wife is from Iran. She is 47 years old and a U.S. citizen. She was also a Union member. She was fired from her company after two years for using up her occurences alloted for the year. She had been... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

greedy loan officer
I recently got a job as a loan processor for an independent loan officer, I have been there 7 weeks and during that time she has bought homes for herself using other peoples names, created phony docum... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Do we pay payroll taxes to ex-employee on agreed settlement amount?
We agreed (reluctantly!) to settle a wage claim instead of dragging it out for who knows how long. The agreement is we will pay BOLI $500 a month (that they then turn around and pay the ex-employee)fo... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

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

last paycheck-education reimbursement
I recentky resigned from my company, and they are considering withholding my last pay check and accrued vaction to cover company sponsored education reimbursement. They are saying that since I did not... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Vacation Pay
My former company is denying a vacation pay payment because they claim there is no vacation accrual implied in the employee handbook. However, the wording does stipulate that "upon completion" of spec... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Getting paid 5 days after pay period, is that legal?
The end of our pay period is on Friday (bi-weekly) we use to get paid that day then it was moved to Monday then to Tuesday and now to Wednesday. We are not getting paid until 5 days after our pay peri... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

Can a company arbitrarily enforce a non-complete agreement?
I was just laid off from an IT consulting firm where I was a full time employee for eight years. I am being asked to sign a non-compete agreement in order to gain severance. According to the terms of ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

Is it legal for my CEO to decrease pay with out verbal or written warning?
On Monday, March 7, 2011 my CEO held a conference meeting with the employees. In the meeting he stated that he may need to decrease every ones pay by up to 35%. He also stated that it may be for as lo... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

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

Company missed payroll.
What can I do to collect wages owed to me? Last week the President of our firm, in a conference call two days before pay day, told all salaried employees of our firm that he was not going to pay us fo... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Relocated to "no job" company holding me responsible for relo. exp.
Tried to summarize...there's alot more to it...summary after questions.(I am willing to pay for a consultation in Dallas or Houston)... Q:Am I responsible for repayment of relocation? (see below summa... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

If im moved to a higher postion that is a higher pay level can they not pay me?
I was moved to customer service and was told that I will get a pay increase from being a cashier. I was told that i will get it after minimum wage increase in jan 1st. I was told after minimum wage in... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Retaliation claim
I was diagnosed with cancer and went out on medical leave in January, 2007 I worked from home on occasion as I felt better. I returned to work full timeon May 1, 2007. My job responsibilites were sign... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 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

Brief as I could be, Help me in Texas.
I've worked for my last boss for 5 yrs, the first 3yrs with no problems, promotions, annual increases, etc. When my company migrated all the business ofc's to one central location, he brought me over ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

How long are non compete clauses valid?
I was fired in September 2010 after three months of working in staffing assistant/sales role at an agency here in Columbus. For the first two months I assisted with filling job orders and contacting t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

slander
I called legal aid and was given a name of a lawyer in hendersonville. It seems there are not many employment related lawyers out here. Well, I met with this lawyer and told him my story about being f... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

if my boss told me i have to stay at work for 40hrs does he have to pay me 40 hrs.
I get paid by the job not hourly so if I don't have work I'm suppose to sit there without pay or I will get wrote up or let go applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can a company that has federal contracts fire you for your doctor not releasing you back to work
During the winter when the weather dipped to below freezing, I developed bronchitis that was borderline pneumonia. The doctor refused to release me to work due to continued exposure and I had a prior ... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

REPAYING A BONUS WHEN LEAVING COMPANY
AM I REQUIRED TO PAY BACK A COMPANY BONUS GIVEN TO ME FOR MOVING EXPENSES. MY COMPANY SAYS THAT IF I LEAVE IT WILL HAVE TO BE PAID BACK. IT WAS BASED ON SALES PROJECTIONS. THE BONUS WAS 1000 MINUS TAX... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Cut in my pay!?
This can't be right! I am a Registered Nurse and have worked with the same home health care for approximately 10 years and loved it. Several years ago, this company changed everyone's pay from hourly ... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

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

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

Denying benefits/payroll change
I was denied full time benefits when the company did an addendum. I've seen an attorney who confirmed under the terms I was hired as well as the new terms I qualified under both. This affected my vact... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Can 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

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

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

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

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

Wisconsin non-compete
I signed a non-compete agreement when I started with company "x" in 2000. Company "y" bought company "x" effective on July 1, 2005. In order to stay employed with company "y", I had to sign a new non-... applies to Wisconsin  ·  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

Repayment of move benefit after layoff at new location
I was laid off after moving here only 5 1/2 months ago from corporate headquarters in another state. Part of the move benefit included a high cost of living package that paid part of the house down pa... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Is there anything I can do?
I gave my store manager documentation from the health department, stating that I had caught my Daughter's head lice, and that it was only a recommendation to send me home for treatment. My store manag... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

Do i have a retaliation lawsuit?
I got to work tuesday morning and upon my arrival i was told not to clock in. I was called into my supervisors office, and in her office was the HR supervisor also. To make a long story short, one of ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Taping Conversations
I filed a formal complaint of Harassment on Monday. I was never contacted by HR concerning the complaint. The next day I was laid off. I believe I have been retailiated against for filing the complain... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

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

Wrongful Discharge Force to Sign Document
My spouse was recently terminated after working for her current employer for over a year for driving under suspension back in 1996. She had two tickets back then which she has paid all fines and court... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

wifes final paycheck
My wife was fired from her job at Great Clips hair salon two weeks ago. Her old boss is refusing to pay her, her last pay check. He is claiming she over reported her hours worked. This never occured. ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

Is there any way to get around this non-compete problem...????
I was recently terminated from a home health company in Illinois. It was my first job as a nurse. I thought I was very careful about reading everything before i signed it. apparently not. I got a new ... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Is there any way to get around this non-compete problem...????
I was recently terminated from a home health company in Illinois. It was my first job as a nurse. I thought I was very careful about reading everything before i signed it. apparently not. I got a new ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Pay after giving resignation
IF i gave my resignation on Monday and On tuesday they tell me that my services is no longer needed are they entitled to pay me up til my resignation date? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can i be in trouble for my company's system error?
Ok, I have FMLA on my job had it about 3 years now for my medical condition, so at my job we can either call our FMLA time in or put our FMLA time in on the computer, so I do that with no problems, ch... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can i be in trouble for my company's system error?
Ok, I have FMLA on my job had it about 3 years now for my medical condition, so at my job we can either call our FMLA time in or put our FMLA time in on the computer, so I do that with no problems, ch... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can i be in trouble for my company's system error?
Ok, I have FMLA on my job had it about 3 years now for my medical condition, so at my job we can either call our FMLA time in or put our FMLA time in on the computer, so I do that with no problems, ch... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

What to do if the offer for a job was withdrawn after you resigned from existing job?
I got a job offer and I accepted the offer and they had given me a start date. After that I gave my resignation letter to my existing job and after the last day of work at my current office, the new c... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

I have been harassed and discriminated against for 3 years
I have done the appropriate things that my handbook told me to do and nothing has been done. After taking a 6 month long disability for mental stress, clinical depression and panick attacks from the w... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

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

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

Unequal pay at work+Government facility
I work at the VA in Oklahoma City. Earlier this year they were hired with the promise that their pay would be adjusted to be more competitive with the civilian sector. They all have e-mails from highe... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

Is it legal to pay me a base salary and require me to work 50 hours per week?
I work for a pizza franchise and I am the general manager here. I have been doing this job for almost 2 years now. When offered the position I was told that I would be paid a base salary which was gre... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

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

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

Am I entitled to seperation pay if my airline ceases operations?
Our CBA includes a benefit that states "in the event of a furlough or reduction of workforce, such employee shall receive 1 week of pay for each year of service with no cap." Cesssation of operations ... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

can you deduct pay from an exempt employee?
I'm a new exempt employee and not yet eligible for paid time off. I left work early and was docked 4 hours pay for it. Is this legal? applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

How can I collect my final wages and vacation pay?
I resigned three weeks ago. The company has not paid my remaining vacation or my final pay. They keep making excuses. What can I do? applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

overtime and docked pay
I work in an assisted living community as a leasing coordinator. I am on salary. am i entitled to overtime and can my pay be docked in i am hospitalized applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

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

Do equal pay jobs have to be at the same time?
I just have one question on the equal pay act laws. Do the employees that are being compared have to be employed during the same time period? For example, I was wrongfully terminated from my job. I wa... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What make me a salary employee ?
I work for a company and they pay me a salary and I don't get overtime . I questioned the about it and they got me buss. cards saying i was a supervisor and said they didn't have to pay it. But i am j... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What make me a salary enployee ?
I work for a company and they pay me a salary and I don't get overtime . I questioned the about it and they got me buss. cards saying i was a supervisor and said they didn't have to pay it. But i am j... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Nonpayment of Wages
I'm a non immigrant worker(on H1-B work permit).I worked for a company based in Tampa,Florida.In March 2005,I decided to quit, by giving 2 weeks notice period(as per policy).The company pays wages on... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Equal Pay for Equal Work
I am one of four VP's in my company charged with identical responsibilities and duties: Q: Is it legal for each of us to have a different base pay and one of the four of us to have a seperate bonus st... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Is it illegal to not pay for breaks under twenty minutes according to federal law?
I've been working for a company for the past two years and have never been paid for breaks, is this illegal and can I file a lawsuit for the back pay due, and resulting overtime. applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

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

I was being paid under the table and my boss stopped paying me and still owes me a weeks pay
I recently went back to work for an old emmployer. I was in a "Re-hab" and it was about time for me to leave so I needed a job desperetly. She told me she could only pay me "under the table". Needing ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

Coersion?? & Suspension without pay
I would like to know if it is legal for a supervisor to demand that an employee write a resignation letter but not accept what is written amd being forced to stay at work to write it. Is it legal to b... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

I was re-classified to a lower pay scale ,but I am still doing the exact same job as before.
HR called me into the office to tell me that due to a reorganization in the company due to lack of work I would be reclasifeid to a lower clasification ( From Material Handler A to Material Handler B)... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

Must work day before & after holiday to get holiday pay
The company I work for gives us certain holidays off with pay. If we don't work the day before or the day after the holiday they won't pay for that holiday. Is this legal? applies to California  ·  1 answer

Florida Non-Compete
I signed a comprehensive non-compete agreement with company XXX in FL when XXX acquired a company I was working for. XXX is in the field of higher education administration software and I worked there ... applies to Florida  ·  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

Will I still receive benefits?
I was injured on the job on Feb 4th, 2011. I have not yet reached MMI and have been out of work since that date. I broke my right fibula and cannot drive. I have no means of transportation to and from... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

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

vacation/overtime pay
I have recently quit my job. I was not paid for vacation that was not taken, we are paid an overtime check at the end of each month which makes up my base salary and that was not paid. Also the compan... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

WARN letter clarification
this is a copy of my warn letter dated july 7 2004 Due to the non renewal of a major contract we are forced to reduce our workforce..This letter is to provide you with a 60 day displacement notice. Yo... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

How can I stop my previous emplyer from changing the reasons I was terminated ?
I worked for a Gov't contractor and was terminated after 11 busniess days, the claim was I showed a pronographic photo to a coworker on my iphone, and I had a negitive attitude, and touch a contractor... applies to Virginia  ·  1 answer

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

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

Severence pay
If i was told that my job is gone due to a store closing, I was told I would recieve severence pay. now I have been offered a position that is 20 miles away do I lose my severnce if I say No. I am tol... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Separation from a company,
I was just "separated" from a company that I had been with for 4 years. It was out of the blue, I had no idea it was coming. I wasn't on any improvement plan or anything like that. I received 5 weeks ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

can how dock me holiday pay for being 8 min late
i am a salaried employee. Our handbook states the employee must work the day before and the day after the holiday in order to receive holiday pay. i was 8 min late the day befor chrismas eve to work a... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

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

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

Time Frame of Wages According to O.R.C. or D.O.L.
My spouse works for a paid ambulance service. This company is far behind on payment of wages. He is owed over $2500 of gross pay. They are at least a year behind on some employees. What is the time fr... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

no follow through on a verbal promise of promotion and pay increase
I work for a Fortune 500 company and late last year was verbally promised a promotion and increase in pay of more than $10,000 per year. This was to be effective no more than four months after relocat... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

On what grounds can a pending severance offer be rescinded?
I was handed a signed separation agreement stating that I had 21 days to read, consider and return it. On day 16, the CEO sent an email rescinding the agreement, stating an unexpected and negative fin... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Overtime vs Docked pay for a non-exempt Salaried Employee
I'm on salary, but my boss says that any overtime worked is "voluntary" and we need pre-approval before earning overtime pay (although its never been approved in the 2 years I've been here). She said ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Overtime drawing
I am a computer programmer. The company I work for has always paid straight pay for any hours over 45. About 18 months ago the company eliminated overtime pay and incorperated a contest. The rules of ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Musical performer employed with restuarant
I'm an independent contractor working as one of four musical performers for a well-known theme restaurant. Our pay has not been equal. For the last year, we two African-American performers have consis... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Calculating Annual Salaries
What is the law on calculating the annual salary of "salaried" employees. Bi-weekly per pay period or per paycheck disbursed? I have 26 pay periods in 2003 and 27 checks disbursed. Was there an over-p... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

theft
My work truck was broken into and a little over a thousand dollars worth the product was stolen. The company was aware that I didnt have locks for the truck months before the theft. Now they are docki... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Can I 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

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

My employer charge me 100% medical premium even though I worked 1 week out of that month.
We pay $25 of our health care premium. I left on maternity leave April 8, 2011 was my last day. I returned to work on June 1. During this time they made me pay for April premium. I understand I would ... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Office has a 35-hour work week. Do I get straight pay for 35 to 40 & then 1.5 over 40
Our company has a 35-hour work week. I sometimes work an extra 10 hours a week, for which my company refuses to pay overtime, saying I have to "adjust" and take time off the next week. They say we don... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Uniform Policies
My boss says we have to wear our uniform shirts that we had to pay for thay got a discout on them but i am not sure why we are forced to wear a uniform that the company does not provide we have to pay... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

What is the required length of time for notice before being given a pay cut?
My company decided to give pay cuts and they told us that we were getting it last Thurs. and the cut went in effect on Friday. The check we were getting paid for was for the week of work prior. I do n... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Are bankruptcy employee settlement payments taxable?
My company filed Chapter 11, 18 months ago and I have just received a check (settlement)for vacation pay earned 90days prior to filing the bankruptcy petition. Nothing was withheld. Will I be required... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Final pay issues.
My wife is an interior designer who left a firm abruptly after a conflict with the owner. The owner is now refusing to pay her salary for the final week of employment plus all outstanding commisions o... applies to Texas  ·  3 answers

FMLA Rules Unclear...
Every few months my employer comes up with new rules re: my intermittent FMLA and I have no clue if the rules are baseless or legit. The latest hidden rule I was told is if I call in and say I'm not f... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Forced 401k plan
The company i was working for was bought out by somebody else.I knew I was going to get a pay cut, but it is a lot more than what I was told.The benefit package that we were promised still isnt togeth... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Non-Compete, company paid me inappropriately, can they enforce it?
I had been employed at a local mortgage company for approximately two years. I was terminated four months ago. From the day I started I was a W2 employee and wasn't paid a single dollar for minimum wa... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Two questions regarding pay.
I have two questions regarding pay where I work. My first question is: At one point, any hourly employee working over 40 hours was paid overtime (time and a half) for any time over 40 hours. In an eff... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

if on-call staff are informed that if we need them they would know by 3 that day do we have to pay
for staffing purposes, we have oncall staff - it has been suggested that we try telling our staff that they would be on-call until 3:00 that day to know if we wil need them, if they have not heard fro... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Want to file a claim against former employeer.
I quitted work after 8 days of work because of my former employeer doesn't want to pay over time fee. My work hour supposed to be mon ~ fri and 9 am to 6 pm(8 hours a day). However, he always wanted m... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Personnel Policy Benefits Being Denied
In my company's written personnel policy that was given to all employees, it states that if there is an involuntary separation due to a reduction in workforce, all full-time employees will be given a ... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

I work at a company that handles sewage and mold mitigation, is hazard pay required?
I work at a water mitigation company that deals with sewage losses and mold mitigation. I used to get double pay for handling these hazardous materials at a competing company. Now, even though they ch... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

How can I protect myself against untrue written warning of unacceptable performance?
I have received a written final corrective to improve performance. I have been working very diligently to meet their expectations however the rules seem to change to ensure that I will never be able t... applies to North Dakota  ·  0 answers

Docking a full day's pay from exempt employees
My question is: Can exempt employees be docked a full day's pay? I've taken an employment law class and I understood an exempt employee could not be docked at all or it would erode their salaried stat... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Denied pay
I worked as an assistant wrestling coach & was told I would recieve about $1500 at the end of the season. I turned in a late physical form to the school, when I recieved my paycheck it was 180 dollars... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Temporary pay cuts for performance management
I work for a transcription company that pays by production and conducts monthly to quarterly audits of my work. Additionally, if a transcriptionist can't make out a word or find a term, she can leave ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

HIRED FULLTIME AND NOT GETTING FULLTIME HOURS
I WAS HIRED AS A FULLTIME EMPLOYEE OF A SMALL HOSPITAL, NOW DUE TO DECREASE IN PATIENT CENSUS, I AM FORCED TO BE CANCELLED, ALONG WITH OTHERS, THEREBY LOSING PAY. SINCE I JUST RETURNED FROM A WEEK VAC... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What am i required to pay someone who works for commisssion after they leave
i have just been given notice that my construction manager is leaving. he is paid a base salary plus commission. the commission is pad at the end of the job, after completion and customer is satisfied... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

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

Labor on military base
I work for a pizza buisness that has franchises in wilmington, southport, jacksonville & camp lejeune. My job is cashier. My employer pays me 500.00 (I'm listed as salary) every two weeks. I am requir... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

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

what are the rules regarding death of 2 family members 9 days apart
back in aug of 2010 my older brother (by older brother i mean he has lived with us my whole life but he's not related by blood)vehicle was hit by a train and he died a few hrs later from his injuries.... applies to Idaho  ·  0 answers

Requirements for overtime pay
My daughter works in a jewelery company in NYC. She is classified as an exempt employee, and her salary is $28,000 per year. She is not supervising other employees and is doing routine specification w... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can 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

Write-ups and Withholding Pay (Salaried Employees)
One of our Partners wants to implement the following policy for his client: If avoidable error committed, person is written up. Second time sent home without pay. These are salaried employees, in Flor... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

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

Is unusual pay structure discrimination?
I am a bus driver subject to a 2-tier pay structure, which includes a higher wage for duties I perform as a trainer. In addition to actually training the drivers, I sign off on all the official docume... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Change of job title and pay v/s Non-compete
I work For one of the local television Station in Evansville Indiana. When I first hired in I was paid a salary plus instant commission for Non-Traditional Revenue (NTR) sales. I sold Internet based p... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Pay Cut
The company I work for restructured the management system in all of the stores throughout the country. In the case of my store we are going from three salaried positions to two and three hourly manage... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Working with no-pay because of changing from exempt to non-exempt
I work in Pennsylvania in a very large corporation. The department I work in consists of 23 employees with different titles. All employess are exempt. However, the coroporation has change policy and 2... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Withholding of Pay
I was hired into a new position as a Business Development Director. The company I was working with had limited success in the past and they were looking for an established salesperson. The sales cycle... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

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

help - H1B-visa - salary not paid
Hi, I have come to the US on H1-B visa with a consulting firm. When I joined this company in March, I signed an agreement that I would serve the company for 1 year, and not leave them before that. And... applies to Maryland  ·  2 answers

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

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

Can they cut my pay?
i work for a company that contracted me out to another company. I get paid 20hr and they are trying to cut me 8%, saying that they had absorbed the cost, due to ObamaCare. I have never received any be... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

see above
At a union workplace, certain workers are scheduled 10 days in a row and no overtime is paid. The company says they do not have to pay overtime if the work weeks carry over into two different pay peri... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

What are my rights regarding unfair wages in the public sector?
I work for a public school district. The District is unionized, I however am not a member therefore I cannot seek representation from it. Our District is somewhat of an anomale since it is the product... applies to California  ·  0 answers

What are my rights regarding unfair wages in the public sector?
I work for a public school district. The District is unionized, I however am not a member therefore I cannot seek representation from it. Our District is somewhat of an anomale since it is the product... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can sev. pay be denied if accepting poss. with co. taking over?
Take over will be in two weeks, I'm told that sev. pay will not be given to employees offered positions with the new company. I have been offered a position and have to give an answer tomorrow, is thi... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

CAN MY PAY BE CHANGED FROM SALARY TO HOURLY FOR NO REASON
My boss has been upset with me for a couple of months basically doing anything he can to get under my skin. He knows that I am the only one in the family working so I took on a part time job which in ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Unable To Pay Back Relocation
I recently left a position with a company because it was costing me money to stay and an oppurtunity became available elsewhere that would put me closer to my family. I had been through a relocation w... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

see details
I got my last check from employerX and it has my vacation payout and last week of work pay on it. I immediately noticed that it looked less than what i anticipated. They got the vacation pay right, bu... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

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

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

Employer 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

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

I can prove I am Inocent can I be represented?
I have been a table games dealer for 16 years. On the 28th of March and it was after midnight they closed the game I was on and sent me to the crap table. The table was full and evidently there was a ... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

Is it legal for a county government to pay a worker less after a promotion ?
Is it legal or standard fair labor practice for a County government to promote a unionized employee to a non union management position and dictate that the employee take a pay cut from the previous po... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

docking pay for employee foul-ups
If you have an employee, who is repeatly missing insurance charges for services, after repeatly telling that employee of the problem. can you tell that employee to contact the patient to receive the b... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Can I Dock Their Pay?
An employee is scheduled to start at 8:00 AM. They arrive at 8:10 AM Can I require them to come back to work at 8:30 AM and dock their pay one-half hour? They have accrued vacation time to cover the h... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Is company liable for pay out of benefit?
Company conducted open enrollment for Aflac, I elected coverage. HR generalist did not enroll me, I asked several times and then the generalist said she was working on it. I had a qualifying event and... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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 my boss steal my shifts and give them to his son just so he doesnt have to pay me?
I started working for a small business about two months ago. However, lately my boss; the owner of the dog day care had been calling me off. Saying that there is not enough dogs to watch and to not co... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Was I a freelancer or an employee?
I was employed by a major publishing entity for 3-1/2 years (from 4/01 to 9/04), working exactly like staffers, but considered freelance and denied all benefits, including health insurance, sick pay, ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What should I expect for final pay?
I quit my previous compnay on July 1st. They are a California based compnay (head quartered in Irvine). I gave a formal resignation letter to HR, VP of Sales and Direct Manager. I know (from previous ... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

What are my options for keeping stock options and claiming unpaid wages
I am working in a tech start up in a senior position. I started in 2008 and worked without pay for some time since the company could not pay and was trying to raise money at that time. Once company wa... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Am I entitled to back pay in a salaried position?
Here is the scenario, I would like to know what my options are. Team of 3, 1 boss, 2 equal co-workers reporting to him working on a large scale software implementation. Dec' 2007 My boss leaves the co... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Is getting paid under the table illegal and can taxes be taken out?
My boss decided to pay me under the table for the past few pay periods to avoid paying taxes. If I am getting paid with cash, is he allowed to take out taxes from the money he is giving me? He also di... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

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

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

Large company caugt cheating me out of pay
I was off work at financial sevices company. LOA rules in company say must help my clients while off on leave. Instead the managers poached my insurance policies and other business. Refused to correct... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

homeowners insurance denied claim
I had a 4 wheeler stolen out of my closed garage.Got a police report,and took it to my homeowners insurance,and they denied to pay for it because it was cosiderd a vehicle but you can notlicnes a 4 wh... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Discrimination
I need help! The Director of my program is reassigning me to a new part time site location on the brink of her hiring a white male, (I'm a Arican American female) for this location because she does no... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

Is overtime pay a matter of policy or law?
In the Matter of At Will Employment,over-time pay and working longer than 6 days per week. Are this issues law or are they a matter policy, and if a company doesn't have any written policy in regards ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

i can't even buy groceries right now-must less pay for a consultation
can the company you work for call you in the office on friday after you have worked all week and get your check on monday and tell you that your check will be half of what it was the week before. you ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

False Pay and Review Promises
I was employed with a company located in Oakland, Ca. for almost two years. After my initial interview with this company, I was asked what salary rate I was seeking by the person interviewing me. I wa... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Is this legal?
I have been working for a company for 5 years now. I started out salary, and after 5 years they have decided to move me to hourly. Which when i was working salary I was working like 84 hours a week. A... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What do I need to do in order for my non-profit to pay my top three staff/volunteers a stipend
"What do I need to do in order for my non-profit to pay my top three staff/volunteers a stipend of $100 a month, totaling $1200? We are not a 501c3 organization, but we are Inc in Mississippi and have... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

I was fired for sexual harassment and need some answers to my questions please.
I was recently fired due to a sexual harassment claim by a coworker. The reason I was fired was because my coworker and I were texting inappropriate messages to each other. My question pertains to the... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Unwanted - cost of personal fuel to be withheld from my paycheck
I work at a consulting firm where the vast majority of employees are on salary, and work at temporary customer jobsites throughout each day, and have no permanent place of work provided by the employe... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

On what basis does an employeer have to pay a mimimum wage?
I work for a local IT company. We are commission only (sales) and have been told that we are 'Independent contractors'. However, we are set hours we must work and clock in at the beginning and end of ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can they make me pay this money?
I signed an employment offer letter for a job that required me to relocate in order to accept. The offer letter indicated that company provided relocation expenses would have to be paid back if I left... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

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

Is a C Corporation Obligated to pay back wages to an Owner?
We own a C Corp. There are 4 owners. In March of this year we all decided to take a 25% paycut meaning only 3 paychecks a month rather than 4. Money got tight so there were weeks when we only took 1 o... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

Sevarance
I was terminated from employment after 2 years because I was "not working out." I have received 2 performance increases. Totaling $10000.00 (annually) I reported to the VP of Operations, who implied t... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

vacation pay
I am terminating my employment on Friday, 12/17/2004, making my last day Friday, 12/31/2004. If I wait until Monday, December 20, 2004 before terminatating, i.e., giving two weeks notice, making my la... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Two weeks notice
I recently gave my two weeks notice, my employer told me they would let me go at the end of that week, they did not want to pay me for the holiday shut down. My question is, since I gave two weeks are... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

is 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

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

What can I do to protect my commissions once I resign?
I am planning to resign from my present sales job which compensates me with salary and commission.how can I be assured that my present company will pay all commissions do on shipped orders, and on ope... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

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

Pregnancy Discrimination
I am currently in an employment discrimination case with a Fortune 500 company. I worked for them for almost 6 years, was a vested employee, and two days after disclosing my pregnancy they terminated ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Boss clocked me out two hours before shift was over and did not tell me until the end of the shift.
I work at a sandwich shop and I was forced to work a double shift that gave me a total of 40 hrs. for the week. Two hours before the second shift was up the owner clocked me out without telling me unt... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

45% pay cut and reverse discrimination
My husband is a sales executive for a fairly large company. He has been paid a salary + commission for 4 years. Friday he was told because of a negative canvass of 2% he will no longer receive a salar... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can 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

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

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

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

I am in the auto sales industry
At out dealership they pay the salepeople minimum wage for their hours and then whatever commissions they earn for that week are taken to cover the minimum wage, however if you do not earn enough comm... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Am i getting cheated?
I am a store manager for a farm parts retail store I was put on salary income, and i only get paid for 80 hours every two weeks regardless if i work 100 hours, but if i work less lets say 60 hours i a... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Unused Vacation Pay in Arizona
I was recently laid off from my job of 22 months. I have 95.50 hours of unused vacation time that I believe I am owed. Are you familar with Arizona? According to their handbook it says "While unused P... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Kmart not paying bonus to it's employees..
Kmart three weeks before it was to pay our bonus decided to pay only 54% of it to all all store management except pharmacy.. Our unsigned agreement with kmart was on performance of the store, not on h... applies to Minnesota  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Docking salary pay due to doctor's note
I am a salary employee. On my paycheck stub bi-weekly it states I am paid for 80 hours (40 per week), though as salary at my job it is understood that we are to work 50 hour work weeks. I have not sig... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Pay for accrued vacation days after resignation
I recently left a company where I worked as a commission salesperson. I had four days of vacation time accrued. Now the company is telling me that because I left without giving them two weeks notice, ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is 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

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

change from commission to salary and territory increase
I signed a non-compete 9 1/2 yrs ago the agreement was mentioned after I was hired and i was paid 25.00 to sign it or i would be terminated. Company recently changed the compensation package from comm... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Comparible Offer
My employer is selling our business unit to competitor. They offer a severence package but say that if the purchasing company makes a "comparible offer" in regards to position, pay and distance of tra... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

How do I know I am a full-time employee?
My employer has me as a part-time employee yet for the past year I have been working forty-hours a week. Yet since I am a part-time employee I do not get the benefits of a full-time employee such as v... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

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

Can 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

Independent contractor salesperson in California
I know that real estate brokers hire agents as independent contractors and pay them commission only. Plus, they pay worker's comp and maybe some errors and omissions insurance. I'd like to hire a sale... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Serverance and discrimination
Our company is going through a RIF and I am eligible for a severence as per the announced policy - 2 weeks of pay for every year worked, with a cap of 8 weeks. The RIF is going to happen on 31st March... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

PC Help Desk Overtime
I was hired with a company with "full-time salaried employment status" back in June 2006 to work as a computer help desk tech. It was always commonplace to work overtime, it came with the job. I have ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Does my employee have to provide me with a final pay stub if i am unable to get it on-line?
We no longer recieve paper paychecks or stubs and must look at them or print them from the on-line HR site. i was terminated and do not have access to the on-line service any longer. I want to see my ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Longer hours requested, no more money for it ...
I work in a small private company as a manager and supervise 5 -6 employees. Our working week is 35 hours, but company has a right to extend it to 40 hours when needed. Such extensions happen and all ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Does this constitute a constructive discharge?
My husband worked for a small trucking company, he worked for this company for almost 4 years. For the last 3 1/2 years he has had one specific coal haul that he did. The only time that he did not hau... applies to Ohio  ·  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

How can i get my manager to pay me for my pdo's my manager gave me?
I put in my two weeks at my job and my manager suggested for me to use the rest of my pdo's(paid days off) to work out my week because of my commute. So i agreed to it believing that my manager should... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

Payroll Garnishment Deductions Missed for almost 2 years
Hello, Our HR department told me to pay $10K of the child support that was not deducted from my biweekly payroll since February 2011 to the Present. The payment were made to the child support but not ... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Ask a current ee to fill in temp basis do we have to pay them the same wage?
Employee was handled clerical tasks is out on FMLA until Dec - prob longer - job duties have to be filled or we do not receive funding from the state. If we place somone in her position on an interm b... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Time payed for operating company vehicles
I work in construction and my company furnishes myself and other foremen trucks to carry their tools and materials to the jobs.They pay travel time to the job only once no matter how far or how long y... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Differant pay rate on vacation time
Six months ago I was given a pay raise yet the new rate is not being paid for any vacation time or sick time. My old hourly rate is still linked to my vacation/sick time. I am told that the raise is f... applies to Texas  ·  3 answers

How do you figure the worth of a claim
In a discrimination claim, how do you figure the worth of your claim? Can the loss of your life insurance coverage be considered a loss? How do you figure any back pay that maybe considered? And what ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Is it legal for my employeer to dock my pay?
I was told on Jan 10, 2012 that I was being docked 30 minutes of pay dated back to Dec 23, 2011 (I am an hourly employee). I was never told of any schedule modifications, but the office manager states... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Holiday Pay During Two week notice?
So I put my two week notice in with one additional day so I would get my Holiday Pay. My company came back and said they are terminating me the day before the holiday. Is this legal? (I am willing to ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

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

Is it legal to pay another person the commissions that I have earned?
I recently had a job where I earned commissions. Our company recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy so alot of changes were made, including forcing us into new positions that do not pay commissio... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

Is it legal to pay another person the commissions that I have earned?
I recently had a job where I earned commissions. Our company recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy so alot of changes were made, including forcing us into new positions that do not pay commissio... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

Is it an Equal Pay violation to pay a bonus to one employee and not the other in the same position?
I was hired 2 1/2 years ago in a management position. There are two of us at the location that share the same management title and we have the same job description. When I was hired, I was paid 20% le... applies to Kentucky  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Can client withhold final pay from contractor
I have a client that I have done work for for a year. Last week he learned that I was going to take on another client to work from home. He called me and stated, if you go into this meeting it will co... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Is the restriction in labor agreement between the old employee and me still valid?
hi , I signed a offer letter half year ago, which indicated that I need to pay back the relocation benefit package(around 25K) if I left company within one year since onboard. but now the busines unit... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Re:Over The Road (OTR) Trucking & pay per mile.
Trucking companies regularly short their OTR & regional drivers upwards of 12% or more in general, per load, for mileage driven. Is it possible to sue for the unpaid miles? Companies use various guide... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I am paid less than the Sheriff and not paid OT for days off I work.
I am a corrections ofc. for a private corp. and sometimes we have to pull hosp. duty. I make $9.50 hr. At my job. The marshals pay the co. $12.00 hr. When I work the hosp. The co. Only pays me $9.00 h... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

owed vacation hours after being terminated for no reason
i was recently let go from my job of 7 years for no reason.when they told me they said they would pay me for all my vacation hours which would be 3 weeks, with one week carried over from last year(we ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

Forced to work for free to collect owed bonus
Myself as VP, another VP and the CEO negotiated a bonus plan that pays a % of profit quarterly. When we made profits it was decided by the CEO that we had insufficent cash flow to pay it so book it fo... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Am I entitle to back pay
I was notified that I was being paid less than my peers with similar skill set so I was getting a wage adjustment. There was a restructure and job title change. My question, am I entitled to back pay ... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

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

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

Salaried Employee docked pay for 1 day off.
I am an exempt salaried employee. My duties include supervisory, administrative and I am also on call 24 hours a day for emergency situations. I work in a Customer Service Help Desk. This year I was i... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

Erratic Schedule and Pay Errors
I have two questions. The first pertains to having a set schedule, and the second pertains to correcting wage errors. My mother works in the activities department of a nursing home for little more tha... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

should we be paid for all hours operating a dump truck?
our pay does not start until we get to jobsite,which could be anywhere from one half to two and a half hours per day plus the drive home,they do however pay us 1 hour of drive time per day,we drive co... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Benefits, pay increase given to male colleagues only
My boss has decided after 23 years of impeccable service that I am a poor employee due to complaints from my male colleagues that it isn't right that I make more money than them. Since I started this ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

Vacation pay
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 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

unpaid wages
I had been working as a video editor for a leased access television show in New York. The pay was never on time, however I always recieved it at the most ten days late. The rate was 350/week and I wor... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Non payment of Services
I am an H1B software engineer. I work as a consultant for companies on projects for a limited duration. the placement agencies is the middleman i.e they are paid by the company and then i am paid by t... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

My fiance is being demoted out of nowhere and they are decreasing his salary. Can they do this?
My fiance is the manager of a jewelry store for about a year and a half. He has done an amazing job and won many awards within his company for doing so well and improving this store from the year befo... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

Gender Discrimination - Pay Rates
I was hired in July, 2002 by a company out of LA. I'm a 22 year old female college graduate w/ 4 yrs experience. My pay rate is $11/hour. A 20 year old male with no college degree and 2 years experien... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Am I owed earned wages?
I was cheated out of my Holiday pay despite the fact that I followed all of the requirements in our employee manual(EM). I was not paid holiday pay because I called off Sunday which was my overtime. A... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

2 week notice given: Released early
I gave my 2 week notice on the 18th of Dec with january 1st being my last day, and to my surprise, my last day was 5 days following my notice. It was brough to my attention that they let me go early s... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Is major depression covered under the Amerians with Disabilities Act
Met life denied my STD claim for stress/depression. The deaths of two close relatives within 30 days of each other (preceeded by multiply stressful life events in the last year) caused my depression s... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

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

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

Is 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

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

violation of equal pay laws? (woman making more than men)
for the last 8 months I have worked at an assited living home where I am one of three male certified nurses assistants I have recently discovered that ALL certified female CNAs are making $8.00/hour w... applies to Idaho  ·  1 answer

Can I sue the company who didn't pay me until two month later~
I worked as internship in a company in New York City, at the beginning we sign agreement that the company will pay me two thousand dollars for compensation, one is at the beginning of the internship a... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

Demotion enough to avoid non-compete?
I previously worked for a home improvement company and upon employment was asked to sign a non-compete agreement. At the time my salary was $1250 a week plus commissions. Because I was in the military... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

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

Trying to recover unused vacation
I recently quit my job to work for another company. I gave my former employer a formal two-weeks notice and they sent me home for the remainder of the two weeks. They have paid me for wages earned but... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can an employer cut my hours if i go on an interview?
Recently i came into work dressed up after meeting with a recruiter and since this incident my hours have been cut sometimes a low as 8 hours a week from a normal 40 hours. I was told by my shift lead... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Tuition Reimbursement
Hello My company has a tuition reimbursement policy that states that if an employee leaves the company within 12 months of any tuition reimbursement, the employee must pay the company back in full. Ho... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Am I owed penalties and dues?
I worked for a court reporting agency that I later found out that I signed a non-compete clause for, even though I was told I would be working as an Independent Contractor; paying for my own supplies,... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is it leagal for a corporation to claim a false exception to avoid paying overtime?
My husband's company(He is a diesel mechanic for Swift Transportation) Told him they do not pay overtime. Is that legal? I know this illegal with the exception of a few situations. The CEO claims one ... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

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

What is the best way to categorize my settlement if I dont claim wage replacement?
I am going to mediation soon for wrongful termination/disability violation/retaliation/ERISA violation. As I am receiving 60% pay reimbursement from a private long term disability plan, and applying f... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

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

Forced to work holidays when not my scheduled days
My wife works in the guard shack at a private lake community. She works first shift weekends, every weekend(she works Sat & Sun 16 hrs every week), on time never misses, she has always worked any holi... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

if we agree to cut our hours due too low revenue, we are forced to use vacation time
Due to low census, at times we are asked to cut our hours. Previously we were allowed to take a NO PAY DAY. Now, if we take a cut in hours they want us to use our vacation time. Those who have used th... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

What am I entitled to if I was fired after my boss found out I filed a claim about overtime?
I was terminated after two months of employment today. My employer made an announcement last week that everyone was being changed from hourly pay to salary with no overtime pay, and also no vacation, ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

greedy again
Thanks for such a quick response, I sensed trouble with miss piggy so I have already made copies of the phony documents and have made a package documenting details on each frauded loan, I also have al... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Not paying employees
Recently resigned employment from Company I've been with for the past two years. Short facts are: Company required direct deposit for semi-monthly pay (payable on 15th & end of month, unless date fell... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is it 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

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

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

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

how can i appeal a wilful misconduct decision?
I worked in a doctors office for 4 years. i was asked to go into a meeting with supervisor and manager and was being accused of padding my time card by talking to another medical provider on the clock... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

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

Collecting from Employer Vaction Pay
I was terminated on 7/8/02 at the same time offered a job with the same company as an Independent Contractor. The amount I was offered was a flat $50 an hour, this was to cover hotel, food, cell phone... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

didnt get payed what was promised
i recently joined a courier job. the owner had promise me gas money plus good pay raging from 300 to 500 dollars a week. well i worked my first week and put 1000 miles in my car put 150 dollars in gas... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Discrimination, Retaliation?
I am a national Mexican; since I filed a discrimination charge back in 2002, and complained to upper management about lack of advancement and lack of pay increase (June 2003 and December 2003) my empl... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

can the police department not hire me because Im getting sent to fight for my country?
I WAS WORKING PART TIME IN ONE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND I WAS TRYING TO COLLECT UMEPLOYMENT BENIFITS TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE IN HOURS AND PAY BUT THEY REFUSED MY REQUEST. I REINLISTED INTO THE NAVY BEC... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Negotiation of the repayment of a sign in bonus
The terms of my employment included a 5,000 signing bonus that had the following verbage,"In addition, Yardi Systems(my company) will pay you a one-time amount of $5,000, payable upon signing this agr... applies to California  ·  1 answer

PART TWO OF EMPLOYEER DEDUCTING FROM SECOND CHECK?
I UNDERSTAND THAT YES THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY DID. THERE ARE FIVE EMPLOYEES WHO ALL DO THE CLEANING AS A SECOND JOB. THERE IS ONLY ONE OF US WHO HAS A PAY PLAN FOR THE CLEANING. IT STATES HOUSEKEEPING/M... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

on call dispute with for profit hospital.
I am a supervisor in a for profit hospital. I feel there are many issues which I have been given an "unfair shake" here, promotion practices included. I was recently given extra pay for carrying a pag... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is this age discrimination in compensation and eventual lay off?
My dad was layed off due to the company cutting its expenses as a result of the company's poor results. He worked for a publishing company and is the only resource that does graphic arts in the compan... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Acceptance of notice to resign - withholding of pay and bonus
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

will the ri labor board help me if i live in ri but my company is based in pa. ?
i wasn't paid forthe 4th of july holiday and i was eligable for the holiday. i was told that the labor board was the place to take this problem. i have tried multiple phone calls and emails to my supe... applies to Rhode Island  ·  0 answers

Mis-classified employee?
Last August 2000 I switched from a 40hr. to a 32hr. work week with a matching reduction in pay. I was a "salaried,non-exempt employee & earned OT pay. I received a 3% merit increase in December 2000 d... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

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

the company my wife and I work for waited until after my wife went on maternity leave to tell her th
My wife signed up for FMLA 7 months before the baby was born and was told she would get 12 weeks of FMLA and that since she qualified for short term disablity benefits that she would get 60% of her pa... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

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

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

Overtime at different sites?
Hello. I am employed at a Gas Station, as well as my sister. She works at a store owned and managed by the same individual as where I work. Apart from these two stores he manages a third store. My sis... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

What does it take to prove Constructive Discharge
I've been subjected to constant harassment by my boss all year. He made me the project leader at the start of the year on several large projects (everyone else had hardly anything close), then pressur... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Falsely Accused
A girl I work with has falsely accused me a sexual harassment. Any contact between us was always intiated by her, I have many witness's that she was always asking me for a hug. She was interested in d... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Company Standard Practices
I recently quit a job that I have had for 2 years. I left on excellent terms and had my best sales month ever. The company paid my base salary but refeuses to pay my commissions for the final month sa... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Company wants proof of sortware being deleted, no such prove is available from manufactor..?
I recently ended my employment with a salary positoin. I'm in another section of the state from where the main office is, and we used special software for the job. I recieved an email today saying tha... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do reporting staf misconduct in the workplace constitute whistleblowing if you were removed from job
On June 26, I received a letter stating that I was on Prn status/ and that my rate of pay dropped at my job becauseit was reported to the CEO of the company that I and several other employees reported... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

GEICO UNFAIR TERMINATION
I was recently terminated from GEICO along with up to 100 people for what they refer to as gross misconduct. Some people in the company were removing credit scores from a quote to get a better company... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

My boss offered to pay me vacation days and then rescinded. What should I do?
My Director of Operations terminated me and agreed to pay my vacation days. I received an email from her confirming that I would be paid through the days I worked plus be paid 5vacation days. I receiv... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Descrimination
I relocated to Boston Ma from Birmingham Al with a company I have been employed with for four years. I was interviewed by phone and offered a position. However, since I arrived in Boston things betwee... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

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

AS A EMPLOYER WHEN AM I OBLIGATED TO PAY DRIVE TIME WHEN I FURNISH A COMPANY VEHICLE.
applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

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

DO I HAVE A LAW SUIT
I have been working at a this law firm for about 1 month as a full-time employee. When I received my pay-check I saw that I was docked for Memorial Day. No where was it stated in the employee manual t... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is my non-compete and non-solicitation agreement enforceable?
I signed a 24 month non-compete and non-solicitation agreement with company A in 2006. In 2007 I formed company B which then hired all of company A's employees and provided all the services that an em... applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

Unpaid Wages
I am a Computer Developer. I worked for a (contracting company) employee leasing company here in Atlanta for a total of 10 months. For the last three months of this assignment, the recipient compan... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

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 type of work ethics is this???
Recently I have been having some problems at work and I had a few questions I would really like answered. Ive been working for this company 3 years now. When I started working I was in our Tokyo offic... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Legality of commission only job offer in a salon
Hello, Recently, I was offered a job in a salon. The offer is as follows: Commission only 60/40 salon, I buy all product. Payments would run through the salon till. I was told I would need to get a db... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

What can i do for flase accusation of not paying for gas?
Hello please help me if this would be a case? I have been accused not paying for a gas few months ago. The gas station have my car license plate and edited video of the car and me.I been told my card ... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Can a salaried employee be docked holiday pay?
I am a salaried employee. Our handbook states the employee must work the day before and the day after the holiday in order to receive holiday pay. I was out sick the day after a holiday. I have PTO ti... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Equal Pay Discrimination Yes or No?
Me: Work for a niche management consulting firm that concentrates solely on specific industry segment (architecture/engineering firms). Have MBA, PMP, relevant industry experience and prior consulting... applies to Illinois  ·  4 answers

In Nevada can an employer reduce an employees pay without notice
In Nevada can an employee reduce an employees pay without notice such as the only notification the employee receives is seeing the reduction in their paycheck Example I was receiving ten dollars an ho... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

Can exempt employee's pay be docked when vacation leave bank is exhausted?
Exempt employee went on vacation but does not have enough hours in accrued vacation leave bank to cover the # of days off. Can the employee's pay be docked for those days not covered by accrued vacati... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

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

Overtime -- exempt status determination for IT employees
Regarding overtime pay, I would like to determine if I should be considered exempt or non-exempt. I work for an IT consulting firm, and am out in the field, working at clients in a desktop support cap... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

.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 demoted after a FMLA absence?
I have been on intermittent FMLA for 18 months due to chronic staph infections. I recently missed 1 hour of work due to issues with a staph infection. Within 30 minutes of my return to work I was demo... applies to Arkansas  ·  0 answers

My Boss is untouchable?
I am one of two managers that work under the GM of a restaurant. My GM is crossing the line many times. Workers used to tell me that he was verbally abusive, perverted and vindictive. I didn't see it ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

What is my rights ?
Had Doctor to fill out FMLA papers , which stated I suffered from copd, cronic sinutitus . I would have flare ups sometimes every month . Example tonsilillitis 4 times this year due to bacterial infec... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

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

can my employer require me to pay for my benefits while off on fmla due to surgery?
non union government employee applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is a write up, reduction in pay any demotion after refusing to falisy document be retaliation
My question is my details applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

Prime Contractor Refusing to Pay 1099 (sub)
A pseudo-govt client instructed me (my small business) that I would have to work through one of their approved prime contractors. We did through them on prior projects and I was brought back for a sec... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

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

Retaliation/wrongful demotion?
Sam has worked between 44 and 50 hours each week. Regardless of how many hours he works, he's paid $3000 per month. He questioned his supervisor about this and was told that he is not entitled to over... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

work (demotion)
If you are a assitant manger(hourly) and you step down from that position is your employee allowed to cut your pay? applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

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

Confusion about overtime pay...
I recently accepted a job position with the title of assistant manager for a local chain of speciality retail shops. I was told that I would recieve a salary of XX, XXX per year, but that also anythin... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

nanny overtime
I have a nanny who is scheduled to work 40 hours a week, with 1 wk sick, 1 wk vaca and paid holidays to start. Our family takes more than 1 week vacation every year, but cannot afford to pay her for t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Holiday and Overtime in same week
I am classified as "salaried with overtime" so when I reach 41 hours, I am paid at 1/2 time. That stinks enough. My question is: During a holiday week for which I am paid for the holiday (as the compa... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

Unsure of Non-Compete requirements
I signed a non-compete agreement when I was first hired by my former company as a sales rep. I have been recently terminated due poor performance in sales. I signed the agreement on Sept. 19, 2001, bu... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

maternity leave and vacation
Good Day, I am a citizen of US and work for a non-profit organization. I am 7.5 months pregnant and I was informed today that my last day of work will be december 2, 2005 and that my position is elimi... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Am I eligible for vacation pay that has been earned even though I was just terminated?
I just became eligible for 2 weeks of paid vacation on 11/2/2010 after nine years of employment. On the 11/18/2010 I was terminated but I already received the paperwork stating that I was eligible for... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Am I eligible for vacation pay that has been earned even though I was just terminated?
I just became eligible for 2 weeks of paid vacation on 11/2/2010 after nine years of employment. On the 11/18/2010 I was terminated but I already received the paperwork stating that I was eligible for... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Discrimination during pregnany: wages, forced maternity leave.
At the beginning of 2009, my employer cut everyone's wages 20% and management 10%. Managers had to work a full schedule on the 10% cut, while the rest of the staff was permitted to take a day off per ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Paying back relocation when orginial terms were changed by my company
I signed a relocation package in Sept 2011 for a new position which included a higher base salary and a 50% bonus potential, this was a signed offer letter. My relocation agreement states I must pay b... applies to West Virginia  ·  0 answers

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

How long do I get off work when my child is born?
I am currently 37 weeks pregnant. I have a c-section scheduled in 2 weeks and have had the fmla paperwork completed, turned in and approved since july. I have since only used one day of fmla where my ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Firing upon coming off of Doctor recommended leave
My husband was hired for a non-union company that employs over 500 people on 3/10/03. Here are the facts: 3/10/03--Hired as JR. Paint Process Engineer 8/25/03--received 2 letters of recognition for ou... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Want to know the limits of companies I can accept offers with given a non-compete clause.
I was never given a copy, but got one from a laid off employee. The non-compete says for 18 months I can't become an employee of any business in competition with or similar to my company (software dev... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Overtime for salary
I was hired two years ago by my current employer. I received a letter confirming I was hired at a specified salary but I would receive overtime for any time over 46 hours. The overtime would be paid q... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

How enforceable is this non-compete in PA?
I have been offered a position with a company in PA. They have sent me an offer letter as well as a non-compete they would like me to sign. The non-compete seems to have overly restrictive covenants a... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

Can my wages be cut for no reason?
Ten years ago I was asked to take over another person's job duties and my pay was increased 13% as compensation. Three years ago I realized I was being underpaid, went to my boss and HR and both went ... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Illegal paycut?
I have been working as a third shift waitress for over a year. When I was hired I was told I was getting paid $8 an hour from 10-8am and that I was getting paid this because along with serving I also ... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Can 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

Re: Dion Cassata--Equal Pay
Dion Cassata responded earlier concerning equal pay. I resigned as supervisor of security at my job because the management would not support me as supervisor, or the company's written policies concern... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Billable time & required time in the office?
My boyfriend recently took a job doing ITS, website management, and website design work. He was told he would be paid $10 an hour for the ITS/website managment stuff and $20 and hour for any of the de... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

Can I be terminated for taking legal action to collect on bounced checks?
I work in Jacksonville, for an Orlando based security company. For three weeks I was issued paychecks, one cashed at a grocery store which was later returned NSF that I had to pay back to avoid prosec... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

Sign disclaimer under duress to receive pay check
Just an incredible wealth of information here! THANK YOU! Although... after reading the many situations here, I haven't found mine. I worked for a company in Maryland as a skilled craftsman. The owner... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

Have any of my rights been violated and do I have any cause to garner additional severence?
I have been Director of Purchasing for a small $15M garment manufacturer for 6.5 years. I have not had a review in 4 years. I was verbally complimented highly for my performance last Dec. and given a ... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

Lifelong disease with approved intermittent FMLA being denied 12 weeks
Over two years ago I was diagnosed with a lifelong disease completed paperwork and was approved intermittent FMLA. Close to my one year anniversary was told we work on a rolling basis and my days woul... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Unpaid Commission and salary vs. hourly
My employer of 2 1/2 years does not pay a weekly salary, overtime at a rate of time and a half, or time worked out of the office unless pre-approved. I am considered salaried/non-exempt and told I am ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

On call pay
Am I entitled to compensation if I have to call a telephone number to see if I am required to work for each day. applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

what laws guide overtime pay
where can laws be found on labor? applies to New York  ·  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

What should I do if my eployer fails to pay my final check?
I quit my job a few weeks ago. My final paycheck was due on Monday and should have been direct deposited to my bank account. I even contacted my back to verify that they had not received the deposit. ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Age Discrimination, Harrassment to force resignation
I was hired 7 years ago as Chief Engineer of a large hotel. The position has been management (supervision, delegation, discretionary judgement,etc). My new general manager of 3 weeks told me he wanted... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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 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

i work for a non profit company when i was offered my job i signed a non compete
At time of hire they offered me a base salary as well as a per bin bonus (I'm a site finder/territory manager for a non profit that collects clothes and shoes. They also ogreed to pay me $.30 per mile... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

What can a wage claim do to compensate unpaid wages?
My husband worked for a start-up company who owes him apx. $11,000 in wages and health care reimbursements. We have a signed letter from them stating the amount owed to him and their intent to pay him... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Do I have legal recourse against an employer that didn't fire me, but involuntarily transferred me?
In July, I was working for AECOM at Denver International Airport and had been with them for approximately three and a half years. I was hired in March of 2006 as an inspector for AECOM and assigned to... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

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

Can I be layed off this way....
I filed for worker Comp 12/17/2011 .. 6 days in employer showed his disapproval thru actions, about 25 days in when paying insurance premium was asked if i was doing this on own insurance or am I goin... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Can I be layed off this way....
I filed for worker Comp 12/17/2011 .. 6 days in employer showed his disapproval thru actions, about 25 days in when paying insurance premium was asked if i was doing this on own insurance or am I goin... applies to California  ·  0 answers

lies in job offer
I was hired a little over a year ago by a company and have a copy of the job offer that I signed that stated my pay as hourly amount or commission whichever is greater, starting 5 days prior to my sta... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

equal pay for equal but more work
I am security guard 3rd shift for ywca homeless shelter.. Recent admin change now pays 10-12 for all shifts. I was hired as a lone security guard for 3rd shift @ 9 dollars an hr. New hires are paid mo... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

Can my salary be docked?
I started to work for small company in January 2010 as a temp. I was hired in May 2010 as a permanent employee. At the time I was told that I would be salary exempt and if I worked overtime I would no... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Salaried time requirements
Is there a limitation to the hours that can be required of a salaried employee? Is it governed by level of pay and responsibilities of the job? If so, where would I find this information? applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

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

Can I sue my company for harassment while still working for them
I am harassed daily and forced to work unlimited overtime, I have to work 9-10 hours a day plus saturdays with no extra pay. applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

bounced payroll checks
My boss keeps bouncing our paychecks, then takes days, even weeks to make good on them. Can we insist on direct deposit, certified check, or pay in cash? Is he breaking any laws? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

401k theft
January 11, 2003 To whom it may concern, In 1997-98 my husband and I took out a loan against our 401k. Thereafter, money was taken out of every check to pay back the loan. Recently we found out that t... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Overtime pay, retaliation
For 22 years, I've worked at the local, family owned newspaper, and until last Friday, was the paper's Special Sections Coordinator/Real estate editor. For the first 20 years, I was salaried, working ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

I have been doing 24/7 On Call in a group for two a almost two and a half years
You are resticted after your 8 hours due to the reponse time. They only want pay per page not the time you have to stay around waiting. Isnt this a viloation of the FLSA and CLSA? applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Can I be forced to take a wage cut?
My employer has told me that they can no longer afford my salary and would like me to take a permanent 20% pay cut. I am the only one in the organization that has been asked to take this cut. Can they... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

see above
I worked for a period of 7 months. 2 checks were issued to me in the amount of $8750.00. No funds are available in the account.If I cash the checks they will both bounce. What should I do? I would be ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Docked pay due to use of FMLA
I am on approved intermittent FMLA due to my son's disability. Both my supervisor and HR director dislike FMLA and have made working very difficult. Since I am salaried and also exempt from receiving ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Abusive Work Environment - is there anything I can do?!
Hello, I am a full time non-exempt employee that is paid hourly. I have been working for this company in Philadelphia for almost 2 years now. Since the company has expanded and the owner brought in he... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

I feel wrongfully demoted?
My boss has recently hired his friend to get my position. Never was i informed about new positions available, he is getting a hire pay i have senority, we work full time no benefits and feel like it's... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

non-exempt pay
non-exempt employees only get paid overtime if they have worked 40 hours in one week. Does it matter how many hours they work in a day? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

is this legal
I work at McDonalds. My owner wants to deduct a dollar from our pay checks each time our drive through time goes over 200 seconds. is this legal applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

If you resign with 2 weeks notice and the company terminates you before your last day?
If you have accrued vacation & Sick Time shouldn't the company pay you for the time? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Overtime for exempt and repayment of overpayment
I worked for a company as an exempt employee. My title was Technology Architect. I worked a lot of overtime - which did not bother me all that much at the time. From the week of April 2 (1999) to the ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Vacation reimbursement
I am considering leaving my job. If I do, is my company required to pay me for unused vacation time (as in California)? Or do I lose that time if I don't use it before I leave? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

retaliation or whistle blowing ?
Since filing complaints against my supervisor, my position with my company have become unbearable. Since raising the question of sexual harrassment by my supervisor against employees within the organi... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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 this a Wrongful Termination Case? Or Retaliation Case?
May 2010 - Was assigned to a new Manager, within 1st week he gave me verbal warning for attendance based on "his" approval policy (which, after a week of working with him, was never given "his" attend... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Is this a disablity discrimnation case?
I was just wondering if anyone could enlighten me and elaborate on a situation that I’m experiencing. The situation is I was working about a year ago and encountered an off the job illness, which I ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

dont understand my rights
I got a call from HR today and he stated that I no longer have a position. That I am not terminated but when I come back to work they will try to find me something to do. While I still out do my benef... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

truth in hiring
On January 22, 2010 I was interviewed by a nursing supervisor of a homehealth agency I had applied to online just days before. I am an LPN. In 2003 my license was revolked due to a prescription drug c... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can my boss take discounts for clients out of my Commission
I am a licensed Hairstylist in Honolulu Hawaii I work on strictly commission base I have no benefits at all I left my job and I am in a labor dispute with the labor board regarding this Here it is I w... applies to Hawaii  ·  1 answer

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

Do I have legal recourse for breach of hiring contract
On January 22, 2010 I was interviewed by a nursing supervisor of a homehealth agency I had applied to online just days before. I am an LPN. In 2003 my license was revolked due to a prescription drug c... applies to Tennessee  ·  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

Was it legal for my employer to swtich me to 1099?
I have worked for this company for more than 10 years. In the past 2 years there were many changes in how the business was run, including change of ownership. Originally I worked in Denver, but was re... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

I have been confronted 3 times at my whits end
I was laid off in 2009 by an employer. They cliamed that the economy was bad. In march of this year I was asked to come back to help out. 3 days into my employment I was asked to give statments about ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

I am stressed, and uncomfortable in my workplace. I feel I need some legal advice
The first one happened in 2011 and the second one just happened Friday. Hr Director has not degree in HR and I am stressed about the work ethics I have to endure because I am scared to be out of work.... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

not get the check
if i was fired from my job through the phone and my manager told me that i was gonna get my pay check through the mail and it has been about a week and i have heard nothing, how long does the manager ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

I have been a sub contractor and done 8 jobs for them and have not been paid what can I do?
My son has done 8 jobs for this moving company and have never recieved any pay. He keeps being told that the compnay is out of money or that the payroll guy has messed up. It has been a couple of mont... applies to New Hampshire  ·  0 answers

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

Equal Pay Act
Do I have a case? I resigned my position as Supervisor because the company I worked for would not back me up. They promoted a woman with less experience in the job after asking several others if they ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

How do you pay Independent Contractors?
In a small business how do you go about paying Independent Contractors? applies to California  ·  1 answer

hostile work environment?
For almost 8 months now I have made several oral and written complaints to management of the company I work for about another employee (african american) that has been disrespectful to her boss and ot... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

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

mileage reimbursement
What can I do about mileage reimbursement?? Before I ended the employment relationship, I turned in my mileage report. I was supposed to get over $200. The check was mailed to me, but I only received ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

HELP
What is the procedures for settling a race discrimination/retailiatin lawsuit? If the attorney tells you the amount of the settlement, shouldn't he also provide copies of ALL documentation pretaining ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Formerly salaried, now hourly for questioning authority
I am a recruiter on-site at an electronics co. in CA. I have always been considered an "exempt" employee as I hire, fire, interview, recruit, etc. Recently I asked my employer how it was legal for the... applies to California  ·  1 answer

exempt employee: not allowed to make doctor appointments. Is it legal?
I work on salary and commission. Have insurance I pay for. Dr. ordered 4 test. E.D. said you cannot go at the end of the year it is crunch time. It is also when my deductable has been met. Have seriou... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Am I entitled to overtime even though I am a salary employee?
I work for a manufacturing company that does not pay any of us overtime. At one point they were giving us only comp. time that had restrictions on it. I am in Quality and work with my hands all day. T... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Wages Held
I voluntarily quit my job after 10 years of service. During my tenure, I was forced to return to school to attend APICS classes and to obtain my bachelors degree. It was a part of my performance metri... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

terminated for taking a lunch break
i worked for usps as a temp. letter carrier. On 8/18/2009, i was carrying a 6hr route. i took an 1/2hour lunch break. It was a hot and humid day. my start time at 10am and end time at 4:30pm. The next... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

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

Demoted upon return from FMLA
Went to Rehab and returned to work. When I returned I was demoted to a differant level and total pay. I don't believe this can happen since I was on FMLA. applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

what are my rights as an employee in a nursing home
I was falsely accused of sexual abuse in a nursing home i was working in and i was put on suspension without pay i have been employed with this company for 4 years and a new employee comes in an sland... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Can OH employers deny vacation time earned?
A friend was told he cannot take the day as vacation, but could take it without pay because he didn't give enough notice. He gave 1/2 days notice - asking at lunchtime the day before he needed off. applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can I be forced to participate in after hours social events?
My boss uses the fact that I won't participate in after hour social events (drinking at bars etc) on my annual reviews which affects my pay. What recourse do I have (if any)? applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can they deny benefits to "freelance" employees?
First, thank you for providing the opportunity to make the following queries: I am employed at a large law firm in NY. I am considered a freelance employee of the firm in the proofreading department... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Are companies required to have an employee handbook?
i work for a small (5 person) engineering firm which does not have an employee handbook. the owner kind of makes up rules regard vac, sick time, etc. is this legal? do they need to be written? should ... applies to New Hampshire  ·  0 answers

AT-Will Terminitation
My company is having layoffs next month (no severence). I plan on resigning on Monday and giving 3 weeks notice. Can they ask me to leave the day I give notice and then not pay me for those 3 weeks? T... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

What is the correct pay on mileage and travel time?
If a company pays an employee a hourly rate plus travel time and mileage. applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Is my employer to pay me if I put a 90 day notice in and they want to let me go before
I have been working for a big bank for 3 years now. This bank has a harassment policy which includes sexual orientation. I have had a couple of issues with employees making comments that I have report... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

A temp agency didn't pay part of my wage
I worked only four days and they sent me a paycheck which covers only two days. It has been almost two months and I emailed/called them several times. Accordingly they don't have my records of work, b... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

Full time plus additional work?
I run a nonprofit organization. I have an employee who works FT in one program on salary. He wants to work in another of our programs several hours in the evening, seeing therapy clients (he is a Mast... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Do I have a chance to fight this?
I was a salaried employee. Without warning or reason, my pay was cut about $12,000. I was cut from salary and put on hourly. I also went from a full-time position to a part time position, working 25 -... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Can salaried employees be docked pay for not signing a write up?
I submitted a letter of complaint to my boss/owner about the improper use of the N-word in the office as well as a complaint that I was singled out and punished for using my cell phone when my child c... applies to Iowa  ·  0 answers

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

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

If I am a salaried employee and work over the 44 hours I am suppose to can I get overtime?
I am on salary and it is set at 44 hours per week. I average anywhere from 50-60 hours per week and it is documented through a time clock. Am I eligible for overtime pay? applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Pellegrino v. Robert Half International, Inc.
I have been task with ensuring our current pay practices are in-line with the current FLSA regulations. My organization has notice that there have been some talks lately in regards to how employers pa... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Not employed long enough
Started as temp-hire august 1, 2011 during first 4 weeks was asked about forklift history, and asked if I would be interested, which I said yes. and proceeded to tell me its basics . was trained in sh... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Working from home
I have a question....I have on several occasions work from home with my former supervisor on several occasions for different reasons and now other staff that get to do this as well. I have a new boss ... applies to District of Columbia  ·  1 answer

Is this legal?
Hi - Is it legal for a company to pay employees at one subsidiary a different wage than employees at another subsidiary for doing the exact same job? Thank you. applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

Freelancer Recouping Payments Question
I have a client who I have worked with for several years and has had a good history of payment. But in the last six months my payments have become later and later. They are currently about 8,000.00 be... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

Non profit organization.
Our employer pays on a 40 hour work week Monday through Friday. If an employee uses benefit hours for a day off, for instance sick, personal or vacation hours and works and additional 8 hours on Satur... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is this retaliation or discrimination?
I was recently "Laid-Off" and the company I work for said it was due to lack of work (Construction CO). I found out through co-workers that the same day they laid me off they hired a male employee at ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Cal Labor Law Dispute Questions
Hi. An employee who I fired in September of 2002 filed a complaint with the California Labor Board for back over time pay and for 92.38 per day for 30 days in penalties. The employees name is Jody. Sh... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

lay off while pregnant
I am going to be laid off July 1st, 2005 but I am 4 months pregnant and my due date is July 3rd. This way I am unable to go on maternity leave. I would like to know if the company should pay for my ma... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Heart attack
I was admitted to the hospital because of a heart attack and missed 8 days of work. the company used my last vaction day for one days pay. but still said I was out on fmla for 8 days shouldn't it only... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

What action can I take against Lowe's for paying my male coworkers more for doing the same exact job
I transferred from one Lowe's to another within the state of NH and was forced to take a pay cut. Now I learned that male coworkers in the same job are being paid more even though I have more skills i... applies to New Hampshire  ·  1 answer

Breach or try to get fired?
I work at a automotive company for over a year now and I of course signed a Non Competition agreement under the job description of a File Clerk, but now I work in Accounts Receivables and I am also a ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Fair Pay - Salary vs. Salary (non-exempt) vs. Hourly
Mel, I have a long list of things I'd like to ask about but will focus on overtime here. The company is an AZ for-profit corporation. Approx 4 years ago I was promoted from the support department to o... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

transportation Fees
I'm in outside sales, When i started with my company, I was paid per mile that i put on my personal vehilce, which was below the standard. then when they realized how many miles i was getting paid for... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

docking pay for being late
My boss is tired of people coming in late to work. He wanted to know if he can dock hourly employees paycheck for being late to work. He wants to dock them 2 hours for each time they are late, regardl... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Repayment of relocation Monies
I have left the company before the 2 years in my relocation agreement. However with just cause. Racial issues have plagued this plant for years and come to find out the HR department knows about it an... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Harassment Bullying and Hostility at work
I have been harassed by my supervisors. I do my work. However since she threatened to have me fired 2.5 years ago, the Director has engaged in building up a series of warnings and unwarrented complain... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Are movie theaters in Wyoming exempt from the Equal Pay Act?
I've been working as a staff leader at a theater for about 3 years. Recently, other male employees were promoted to staff leader and are getting paid more then me. I am the only female staff leader an... applies to Wyoming  ·  0 answers

Accidental Overtime?
Employees punch time card either early or stay and clock out after quitting time. Neither is time worked nor authorized over-time. Because the time is on the card, are they entitled to overtime pay? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

unauthorized payroll deductions
I was released from my job without any reason or warning. When I received my final check the following week, they had deducted $500.00 for an engine I had been "paying out" per the company's agreement... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Being run out of my job for discrimination AND am filed as "exempt" and don't think I should be
I am an exempt employee for a travel firm which plans meetings and requires me to travel at least once per 6 weeks for about 10 days. When I was hired in April 2004, I was told I would receive payme... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Exceeded salaried sick and vacation- company withholding pay
I have exceeded my 2003 company granted sick and vacation days by 15. The company has witheld my last two biweekly paychecks as what they consider overpayment. I am salary. Is that legal? Do they have... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

hired @ salary, paid hourly
i was hired at a salary position, then was told after 6 months that the policy is changing, we are still 'salary' but if we miss time we are docked that time from our 'salary' pay. We are not alowed t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Servance
I was terminated from my employment. We have a servance package that includes 4 weeks pay for every year worked. I worked there 7 1/2 years. Am I entitled to still receive my servance package when no ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

2 weeks notice
I have two weeks notice on March 25, 2005, in an email (which I unfortunately did not save a copy of). On March 26, 2005 at 2 pm, I was told that this was my last day and that I could leave immediatel... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Wrongful termination
I worked for a bio-tech company in NY, which relocated to MA. Some of us were offered to relocate and given moving expense money and a cost of living increase in pay. The relocation occured in April. ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Would the non compete keep me from getting a new job?
I am working in Recruitment at a Home Care company for seniors in their homes. I am looking to work at an Assisted Living as a Sales Manager. My non compete says to not work for a like company for 2 y... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

BOSS WITHHOLDING MEDICAL INS. FOR 1-1/2 YEARS
I HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR A SMALL TRUCKING COMPANY FOR NEARLY A YEAR AND A HALF. WHEN I WAS HIRED I WAS ASSURED MEDICAL INSURANCE, JUST AS ALL OF THE OTHER EMPLOYEES, BUT THROUGH ALL OF MY EFFORTS I STI... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

is it fair for them to fire me without any warning?
Dear Mel, My job was recently terminated by my company without any prior notice. The reason they cited is that I was not performing up to the company standards. However, I feel that I have gave my bes... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

daily check writing fees
I work through a temporary staffing company that promotes "daily work...daily pay" but charge me a $4 per day "check writing fee" for the daily paycheck to be issued. Is this allowed? applies to Kentucky  ·  1 answer

compressed work week
We are a Non Profit organization located in New York who employs both exempt and non exempt employees that are paid on a bi-weekly pay cycle. We are looking into a compressed 9 80 work week and would ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Is it legal to have to wait 30 days to recieve overtime pay?
If I work ot in dec 09 it will not be seen unitl jan 2010 is that legal I am a state empolyee and we are paid on the 1st and the 16th unless its a holiday or weekend. Suppose I worked ot on Dec 16 sin... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Can a City Goverment pay more wages to new hires than senior employees doing the same job?
Been working for Unified Govt. as security officer for 2 1/2 years. Boss hires nephew 8 months ago at almost $1 an hour more. Hires another person 1 month ago at 30 cents more an hour. Same job/duties... applies to Kansas  ·  0 answers

Final pay hourly wage cut
My husband recently quit a job because the new owner cut his hours and we could no longer afford the long drive to his job everyday. He did not give a two weeks notice and when he picked up his final ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Seeking advice on how to cut employee benefits
Health Insurance Questions: 1) Is it legislated what percent a company must pay of employee medical benefits? 2) Can we go from paying 50% of all insurance (employee and family) to paying 50% of emplo... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

please let me know if this is okay for them to do.
I work at church day care center. We recieve our checks twice a week. Is Okay for them to pay a three week check the week prior or the correct week or a week later at their own descression. We are als... applies to Arkansas  ·  1 answer

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

Work 24--Paid for 20
I am a Paramedic working for a private ambulance company. Although we work 24-hour shifts, we are only paid for 20 hours per shift. We are allowed to sleep during the shift but MUST respond if a call ... 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

Overtime for 13 consecutive days
I know that you get overtime pay on the 7th consecutive day but, I can not find anything about the days after that. Does it continue on the each consecutive day after that or does it reset for a new w... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

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

retaliation from boss
I'm a car painter,my boss clearly favors the other painter.This painter does my boss's personal work for free.I get paid commision only and complained to the deelership I was'nt receiving enough work ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

is it possible to collect the wages
employer operated a business taking care of elderly people giving in-house services he was being paid by the government capped six employees working without pay for about three months filed bankruptcy... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Unpaid Salary
I worked for a consulting company based in NY as a consultant & did consulting for a client company in NY as well. I left the company because they did not pay my salary in time. They still owe me some... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

overtime laws for movie theater employees
My son has worked for a movie theater for 9 years and has never received overtime pay even though he has worked as many as 60 hours a week before. Are movie theater exempt? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can you be forced to use vacation time for being sent home early from work?
My company just instituted the rule that when we are not busy, employees will be sent home and their vacation time will be used to pay for the time off. I feel this is illegal, not to mention unethica... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Is it legal to not have employees document their time at work?
I worked at a store that did not have the employees document when they got to work and when they left. We would only be paid for the time that we were scheduled for which did not include the time that... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Will I be paid my back end residual commission?
I am in sales at a technology company and am about to resign my position. My commission plan is largely centered on a back end residual (for the first 6 months of any account that I bring on). Is the ... applies to California  ·  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

Does a non-compete under New York law apply in all states?
I have been downsized "we can't afford to pay a senior sales executive" from my position as VP of Sales at a software company. I was hired in Tennessee, but the company is a New York corporation. The ... applies to Tennessee  ·  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

Should I blow the whistle?
I work for a small company that is charging consumers and making them wait sometimes months for their orders. When someone places their order, they are told it will be 2 weeks before they receive, it ... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

travel payments
hi and ty ... i work for a private hospice co. i travel for work place to place.. we get 50cents a mile.. but my question is now they have me starting an hour away and ending work an hour away, and i ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Relocation expenses repayment
I moved up to Nanticoke for a job with a company, They paid for movers to pack and move my household goods.I was put up in a hotel at company expense for 60 days. I was terminated and now the company ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

Can I file a lawsuit if I feel I have been passed over for promotion due to my disability?
I am a contractor in Kuwait working with a defense contractor I am seeking advice as to whether what I am experiencing is favoritism or discrimination I feel I have been passed over for promotion beca... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Fired from my position while a customer
I had been an employee for four years. Was moved to Bar Manager two years ago. Recently the owners daughter (who was also married into the same family I was) came on board to work part time in the lou... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Harassment/Discrimiation
Dear Mel, I have recently been fired from my job. I am a sales rep and feel that I have been not only discriminated by but also harassed by my old boss. There are several things that don't add up and ... applies to Oregon  ·  1 answer

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

fired due to two ins companys fighting who going to pay
i have two ins companys fighting over my claim. they keep stalling on who is going to take the blame.its been 1 1/2 years now. just the other day my company fired me for too much time missed. what are... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I am willing to pay for a consultation if there is hope.
I signed a very binding non compete agreement prior to employment. The agreement was between myself and the company. The company was sold two years ago and I was terminated two weeks ago. The reason g... applies to North Carolina  ·  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

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

Vacation Pay
I have resigned my position with my current company giving 3 weeks notice. I was told I am not going to get paid for my unused vacation time. In my previous positions in the same city/state, when I re... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

my last emplyer of 45 days reduses to pay me my last weeks salary bc I left
I worked for approx 45-60 days and found a better paying w/benefits job. so I gave an approx weeks notice. but it was very uncomforatble so it ended up being 3 1/2 days. they were mad so they are refu... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

I am a 47 year old male
3 months ago my CEO took me to lunch and ask told me my job was secure and not to look for another position. Last week they dismissed me without cause after 6 years of proven success. They have offere... applies to Georgia  ·  2 answers

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

I was threatend by a supvisor and had my hours cut.Do I have a case?
In Feburary2003 A shift supervisor were I worked had been treating me very badly at the start of my shift; she was insulting my intelligence, insinuating that I was a thief, all in front of the custom... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

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

Is it legal for a company to pay straight commission in a non-sales job i.e collections
I work for a company that pays straight commission and requires a minimum of a 42.5 hour work week (actual hours worked). There is no draw. The commission is paid at a certain percent of the overall d... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Overtime in a 80 hour week
This an hourly question. We get paid every other Friday,(bi-weekly)for the previous 2 weeks of work. Is it possible for the company to take any hours over the 40 from one of the two weeks that has ove... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Commission only employee
I would like to hire a few commission only employees. Can I hire them as exempt or do I need to hire them as non-exempt and pay overtime? For the non-exempt answer, how would I calculate the overtime ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Would I be able to pursue actions about the unfair treatment?
I worked for a corporate dental office just about two years. I became pregnant and I was not given any breaks, worked over into lunch, vomiting and not sent home, put in the hospital for stress, doubl... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can they not pay me my PTO
Hello, I work for a local hospital and was hired in July 2010 when the PTO Policy was set at 6 months to receive a 50% payout if you leave the company. They changed the policy in November 2010 and now... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Comp time - legal issue or company policy?
I am an exempt employee working four days per week by agreement with my non-profit employer. If I work a fifth day in any given week, can my employer legally offer me comp time off? If so, am I requir... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can I be fired for this?
I was employed at a resteraunt and the owners other resteraunt . They were cutting back hours, so I found another job. The owner, when he found out that I was going to weekends only, stated "If he is ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Pay check
My friend works at a daycare and her daughters attend the daycare. She asked the owner 3 months ago if he could take her daycare fare out of her check every month and he said no. A few months later(th... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

I am falsely accused of sexual harrassment, what are my legal options?
After a break of four days i returned to work, only to find my entry card deactivated. After gaining entry to the office, i was escorted by four corporate security guards to an office where my manager... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Former employee harrasment.
I was laid off on 7/7/06. I had a company issued cell phone, which I turned in. On 8/29/06 I received by mail from my former employeer a copy of the phone bill with a note stating " I authorized the t... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Pay for waiting to clock in
My teenage daughter works in a food establishment and is required to be at work on time, however, if business is slow the manager doesn't have her clock in. Basically, she waits at work until they nee... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

hOW LONG DOES AN EMPLOYER HAVE TO HOLD YOUR POSITION IF YOUR OUT ON DISABILITY?
I AM CURRENTLY FILLING IN AS A DAYCARE DIRECTOR BECAUSE THE DIRECTOR IS OUT ON DISABILITY. HOW LONG CAN THEY HOLD THE POSITION? DO THEY HAVE A LEGAL OBILGATION TO PAY ME AT THE SCALE OF MY NEW POSITIO... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Can a employer hold 10% of your commision and not pay it back?
We have a portion in our compensation douments that state that youmust achieve a minimun lock to fund ratio of 55% each calendar quarter if you do not achieve a 55% lock to fund the gross commision ea... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Can my employer force me to take flex time in lieu of overtime by readjusting a set work week?
I work for a municipality as a non exempt employee. My work week is Mon-Fri with weekends off, but my employer wants me to take one day off during my reg work schedule"flex" in order to work on the we... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

direct deposit 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

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

Non-Exempt Overtime while travelling on company business
Non-exempt employees who travel to conferences and who will be working more than 8 hours a day- Can we pay our employees a travel wage instead of their work wage when they travel? IF so, can you give ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Health Insurance
I was offered health insurance with my management position. I requested information about the policy many times and was ignored. A year into the job I found my own insurance which he offered to pay. I... applies to Maine  ·  0 answers

Can a comapany require it's hourly employee to be on call without on-call pay?
I am a Respiratory Therapist working in a home he alth company. I am on call 7 days a week. I receive no compensation for my time,unless I have to go out to go out to visit a patient after working hou... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

I took on an additional 40 hr job while still doing mine with no extra pay increase
Recently the other office girl quit and I was assigned her complete job title along with mine. No extra payment compensation was given so I now do 80 hours of work in a 40 hour workweek. I also am not... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

can you be fired for asking for safe working conditions and your pay stub
i work in Ky. I am the production lead for our company. I was approached my the employees on the floor about unsafe work conditions and not receiving any record at all for 3 months or more for our pay... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Lay-offs and pregnancy
I'm pregnant and I'm going on maternity leave on April 27 and I will be on leave for 5 months (my supervisor has agreed to this). We will have lay-offs next week. Can I be laid-off? Our maternity poli... applies to California  ·  1 answer

hourly vs. exempt pay
Does a job description legally determine how a person is paid (hourly vs. exempt), and is it illegal to be paying people within the same job description differently (one individual is exempt while 3 o... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can i get my job back or more for being falsely accused for stealing based on the color of my skin?
I worked for a certain company that needs their employees to walk out of the warehouse(floor) through metal detectors on their way out. I was walking on the way to the metal detectors and i was like 1... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 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

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

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

Salary or Hourly??????
I am paid on a salary basis. I do not get over time if I work over 40 hours. I was informed recently that my boss does not pay for sick or holiday time. However, he did not let that be known until he ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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 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

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

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

can a non compete agreement hold if I never even began working for the company
I got "hired" to do private duty nursing for a company but they never gave me an assignment and I could never pick up last minute shifts. Now I have a friend who owns her own company and wants to hire... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Fired wrongfull?
I believe I was wrongfully fired from a job. Other co-workers and I have been complaining about a person at work. This person and I got into it after work hours one day and the next day I was fired an... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

Maternity leave extended
I have been on maternity leave for the past eight weeks. I was due to return back to work on August 22, 2005. I am not experiencing heart problems and I have Bells Palsy. My doctor sent documentation ... applies to California  ·  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

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

Post Employment Harassment
Hi, I am writing this on behalf of my mom. She worked for a very small company for about 13-14 years as an office manager. She was in-charge of most financial related items including receiving cash fr... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

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

Am I required to work after termination?
About 10 years ago I was awarded a patent. I signed all rights over to the company that I worked for at the time. About 6 years ago they RIFed me. Now they want to change the patent. They are telling ... applies to Indiana  ·  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

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

If compnay not registered in IL, can they enforce Non compete?
My question involves employment and labor law for the state of: IL and NJ I Work in IL at a client place through a vendor from IL since June 2008. I am employee of a company based in NJ. this company ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Vehicle use for employment
I have a maintenance job that involves travel. The company I work for provides a vehicle but, there are rumors that they may be getting rid of these vehicles. When I applied for this job 6 years ago, ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

8 months of work for a company, work siezed, no payment
I joined an IPO as a partner, working conditions have changed to negative. I am resigning. Company refuses to pay me for 8mos. of work ($20K) and has seized all of my intellectual property and is usin... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Overtime for Salaried Employees
I am a salaried exepmt employee. I am forced to work a lot of overtime. No less than 65 hours a week and up to 80 hours on a regular basis. I have kept track of all of my hours on a spreadsheet since ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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 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

What recourse to I have; been falsely accused of theft.
Work as a Home Health aide. Saw patient on Friday, following Thursday, patient reported that I stole her prescriptions. In the intervening time, several other Aides visited the patient, as did nurses,... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

overtime pay for exempt people
I work for a food service contractor in a management capicity. I have supervisors that are paid various hourly rates. They are paid time and a half for overtime. We basically do the same work I do act... 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

money owed on promised raise?
Am owed money for the months I waited for a raise granted in nov. 2000 but not received until may 2001? I was promised I would get my raise and the retro after the "new system" was in place...I receiv... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

How long can I stay on light-duty?
I have been put on light duty because I need a knee replacement. Because I was on light duty, I was placed on another job at a lessor pay. Can they do this and how long can i stay on light duty before... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

my company not releasing me even after 3 months of notice served
Hi, I work for a Indian company Wipro Technologies. When I came to US they asked me to sign in a bond for employement in India that I will come back to India and will serve 6 months notice in india be... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can I legally give a coworker my sick time?
Are there any laws against "donating" sick time to a coworker? I've worked for the same company for 11 years and have accrued almost 600 hours of sick time. A coworker is undergoing cancer treatment a... applies to California  ·  1 answer

California's Alternative Workweek Schedule
This question is for the state of California. We would like to request that our employees work 3/12 shifts? (3 days a week, 12 hours a day) Can this be considered an Alternative Workweek Schedule? Wha... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Forced to face insults and harrassment without pay
I worked for a company through a staffing firm. I was hired as a sales rep. I performed exceptionally. The company had terrible customer service policies and I continually got cussed at by customers a... applies to Texas  ·  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

If the company is under new ownership, is the non-compete agreement signed previously still valid?
I signed a non-compete agreementand the ownership changed 4 years later. The previous owner is still the acting President but not the majority owner. Work conditions have changed, the business is decl... applies to Ohio  ·  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

Do you have to pay all exempt employees overtime?
Most of the employees at my work are considered "exempt" from overtime. If some of the exempt employees are paid overtime, while the rest of us are not paid overtime, is there a law that prevents the ... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Stop Payment on a Paycheck
I work for a recruiting firm that the owner of the company was getting evicted from his building is very derogatory to all his employees and leads by intimidation. As of Monday everyone in the office ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Back surgery
I fell off a work stand and had bck surgery in August of 2001. I ws laid-off from my job this May of 2003. I can not due the job I have done for over 36 years due to the pain and the limited movement ... applies to Georgia  ·  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

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 they retaliate against me by increasing my hours?
I worked for a Mental health institute for almost 7 years. Three years ago I fell on the ice behind the building and broke my kneecap. I was back to work in 1 month after surgery. But last year I file... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I signed a relocation agreement. 4 months in, the parent company is splitting up the divisions.
I took a job with a 4 billion $ company. They paid for my reloaction. If I leave before the 24 months ends, I must pay it back. 4 months into my employment, they have decided to split the companies. I... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Do I have any legal recourse?
I am a Registered Nurse who worked at a local hospital for over 20 years. I am 1 of 4 nurses who all got terminated around the same time. We all have 20 plus years of employment with this hospital. We... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

non complete valid??
I currently sold my salon business to an individ. and we had an attorney complete the transaction however, the buyer did not want to pay an attorney for a non compete so she requested me to sign a doc... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

what is my options when I am being accused of sexual harassment
I was sent home without pay 12 days ago for sexual harassment of a student who training at RUSH Uni Med Cen while they invesgitat, the student claim I grab her in the elevator and tried to kiss her, a... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

contractor not paid
My husband worked as a contractor for a new e-business that is still in business, for about 2 years. He stopped working for them because he was not getting paid on a regular basis. He has not worked f... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

Employer fires at will to avoid paying BIG commisions
Can an employer promise (in writing) to pay a 10% commission on sales (expecting salesperson to sell $2 mil) , but when salesperson overachieves to the tune of 15 mil, the employer fires the salespers... applies to California  ·  3 answers

Non compete signed under duress
I'm a consultant. I worked for a tech company that went bankrupt. We were bought by a new comapny that forced us to sign a non-compete,- if we did not sign it you were fired. We have had layoffs, no b... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Independent Contractor Non-Compete Agreement
First, Thank You for your time and reply. I am an independent 1099 health and life insurance agent. I would be working for the company in Illinois. I am considering employment with a Florida based ins... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can a non competition agreement be enforced if signed in the USA but I will work in Europe?
I gave in April my company notice of my resignation effective end of August. My company then told me that I get paid two more weeks and they enforce my non-competition until end of August. Until the e... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

discrinmation
yes i've got a question and it's hard for me to find the answer to .i'm been force to become a dishwasher and i've got 19 years as waitress and i'm been told that i'm not server material and now i can... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Employment related
Dear Sir, It has been couple of months I left my company, but they did not do any final settlement for me. They owe me approx $40k. They discriminated against American employees and salary wise too. T... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

DUTIES OF JOB HUMANLY IMPOSSIBLE by Industry Stds
I am being suspended w/o pay for 5 days for failing to meet performance goals. My duties are humanly impossible, as Dir. of Technology for a School District, and the state Board of Ed. recommends 13 p... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can I sue for lost wages from old job if my new employer misrepresented my new role?
I had a great long term stable position and was recruited to resign from it and relocated across country. I accepted it because it was higher pay, but supposed to be considerable travel, up to 75%, an... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Is it wrong to attempt to obtain employment from a comapny that paid you severence pay years ago?
Approximately, 4 years ago, my husband signed a severence agreement with the company he worked for. Currently, this same company, has several open employment positions. We were curious if it would be ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

maternity leave turned to lay off
Im due to take maternity leave very soon. I gave my boss enough notice about my maternity. When he got back to me in regards to the leave, he told me the company didn't have enough money to pay for my... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

can 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

Does not want to pay and fired when kept asking for money owed
I worked as a manager for a new business, I helped them opened the store and within the first months I was not getting paid until "It picked up" but they kept giving me the run around, they started pa... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

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

Can a background check hold me accountable.
I was recently hired on at a company I previously worked for as a seasonal worker and wanted to go back this season. Well they conducted a background check and stated I was convicted of a misdemeanor ... applies to Kentucky  ·  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

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

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

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

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

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

Are they terminating me?, Unemployment with LTD or do I have wait until terminated? What can I do?
I been working at a big box store for 10 years I when out for surgery Dec 7 2012. I came back t o work March 7 2013 my manager approved my release from my dr. When my GM came back from a trip he told ... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

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

Laid off 5 days before starting date after relocation to CA
I declined two other offers after I accepted the offer from a California company. They agreeed to pay for my relocation after I start working. I shipped my car and furniture from TX to CA, bought a pl... applies to California  ·  3 answers

salary cut to hire new employees?
Hello Mel I have been working for a Travel Agency close to three years now. My Salary has been cut 3 times since then. I was advised in advance but I did not give written permission. Despite this pay ... applies to New York  ·  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

Is my relocation agreement voided after my company is acquired
My company just got acquired. I have a relocation agreement that states I must pay the company back for relocation expenses if I leave within two years. Is my relocation agreement voided after my comp... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Being on call 24/7, should i be getting compensation or bonuses?
I work at an emergency flood damage company where one week per month I am required to be on call 24/7. The company does not provide a phone or a vehicle to take home for being on call. They also do no... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

is there a time limit on return of drug testing?
I ran into a door at work and hit my nose. I was engrossed in my cell phone. I reported it as we are required. They made me take ,a drug test which I am fine with . due to having a urinary tract infec... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Cutting hours after not taking salary offer
My wife has worked at this resturant for 5 yrs. She started out out at $5 hr. With in less than a year she was up to $9hr due to her hard work ethic. The resturant was sold and she was hired on at $10... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Do I have a case?
I am on intermittant FMLA that started back on 7/10/2010. I was out prior to my FMLA for 37 hours without pay, but the hours were approved as time off before taken. I have never been counceled, writte... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

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

i need your help please read
ive been working for a company for 18 years.title-operations manager,the last 5 years.my boss became very ill in 1999.at that point ,his secratary stayed on ,and i ran his company. its only she and me... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Do we have an discimination case?
I was working at a retail store for 6 yrs & I was a supervisor there for almost 2 yrs. Before I quit, I notice there was major differences in the pay rates. I felt like it was unfair but I didnt say a... applies to Illinois  ·  2 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

short term medical/payout of EIB earned
Hospital I work 4/just anounced the outsourcing of our jobs-very next day the outsource company met with us & offered us our jobs on a probationary period upon termination by the hospital-haspital has... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

OT - Multiple Rates
In a day, our crews usually work multiple job sites and may work in different capacities. My question is "Do we have to pay a 'weighted' average when time runs over into the overtime hours and there h... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Wrongful Termination?
I was a graphic designer at a marketing agency, and was laid off in the end of june. The reason given was "financial hardship of the company" and that my job position was being eliminated. Three other... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Do I have to pay taxes on the emotional disterss portion of my out of court settlement?
I was terminated after returning from FMLA leave for treatment of Hepatitis C and informed my employer the treatment did not work. I was harassed and blamed for my position falling apart due to my ill... applies to Iowa  ·  1 answer

Can I be sued for publishing a book about the industry I work in
Short and sweet. I work as a valet right now. I am also a published writer I want to write a book giving visitors tips covering things that I have seen trouble guests over my 25 years in the tourism i... applies to Florida  ·  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

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

Not eligible for FMLA, being forced to pay company paid insurance premiumS
I am 8 months pregnant and have recently been informed since I will be taking unpaid maternity leave and will be taking off one full month that I would be responsible for paying the $400 insurance pre... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Severence Package/WARN Act
My company is closing down and doing mass lay-offs. They are offering a Serverence package, however the terms were not consistent with that of the WARN act. WARN act states that an employer must give ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Non-compete 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

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

REPAYMENT OF SIGN-ON BONUS
MY DAUGHTER WAS RECRUITED FROM HER COMPANY TO TAKE A JOB THAT INVOLVED A SUBSTANTIAL CUT IN SALARY BUT WITH THE PROMISE OF A COMPANY CAR, A SIGN ON BONUS, HER CELL PHONE AND TELEPHONE PAID. SHE WORKED... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Salary Half Time
I am an Administrative Assistant for a seasonal manufacturing company. We are required to work overtime as dictated by our corporate headquarters. However, I was hired in as "Salary Half Time". This m... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Can I be compensated for all the time I worked?
I have a question about the unpaid overtime. I have heard the ads on television and I am curious. I used to be an assistant district manager for a very large Tax Preparation Firm. My duties were to as... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

As an hourly employee in Texas am i required to attend mandatory off hour mtgs without pay?
I am an hourly employee at a pizza franchise. We have many off hours mandatory meetings for which I have said we should be clocked in for and the owner has said no. Today a regional owner was in and I... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

Same job, differen pay/benefits
I worked for a company that is a legal subsidiary of another company. There are employees who are paid by the subsidiary company and employees who are paid by the parent company performing the same jo... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Law suit
I left the company I worked for for 20 years. this started in 1995 with a supervisor stated to me that I must be a drug user not once but 5 time. Then i feel I was discramated against for pay raises. ... 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

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

Discrimination/Retalation
I was recently involved in a racial discrimination investgation. A supervisor told me that her suborinate was "riding me" (harrasing me) because of the color of my skin. The company launched an intern... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Revised W2
My husband worked for a company called USWC in San Ramon. Company gave him restricted stock options and a W2. His w2 did not show the diffrence in stock option price vs market price. 2 years later USW... applies to California  ·  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

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

Promotion
I am a male 38 years old and have worked for a local government for 18 years. My wife and I recently have decided back in March to have a child and finding out in April we were pregnant. I put in for ... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

I was accused of stealing a phone and fired...
I was called to the office where 5 people were standing... I was then told a phone was banging off in my bunk.... I was told to go get the phone or the police would be called... I mentioned that they ... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

Retaliation/Harassment, Do I have a case?
I am an American Airlines Maintenance Technician. I reprimanded a Supervisor for illegally signing off paperwork on an aircraft for work said to be completed but never was. The following day I was pul... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

payment
I was working for a company, and I quit,and I know a manager that works for the company at a different location that I was at. Then when the manager found out that i was no longer working for the comp... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Do I have ANY recourse against the owner of the company for forcing me to give his grandson my job?
The grandson is 21 and has already been fired once by our production manager for attitude, tardiness and absenteeism,last August. The owner brought him back just a couple months ago, WITH a pay increa... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

losing sleep over wage discrimation
I am a 44 year old female and have worked for a major financial institution for 20 years. Ownership has changed several times due to mergers and divestures, but I have been with the current owner sinc... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

can my employer cut my salary for not performing a duty that he has not trained me yet to do?
hello, i am not sure who to turn to and i am hoping you can atleast help me determine whether I have a leg to stand on. I recently became injured no at work but on my way to work by a 3rd party. My ba... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

discrimination
Could a company lower someone's pay because the person has 10 years seniority and their salary is high and the company wants to reevaluate the position and is saying it is not worth the salary of the ... 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

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

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

holiday and vacation pay benefits vary inner office
I understand there is no law stating employers must offer vacation, holiday and sick day benefits in the state of Illinois. But what if some employees with less weekly hours receive these benefits, wh... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

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

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

We accrue vacation time based on hours worked, do I get paid for it?
I work in the state of Florida. I accrue vacation time based on hours worked. When I took the job, the vacation time was part of the sales pitch, Now I have 6 weeks of vacation accrued and no way to t... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

Was i unfairly treated?
I worked for Dawn Foods in Modesto california they decided to shut down that plant and transfered me and my family to seattle in april of this year. I payed my union intiation fee and my union dues ev... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

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

Got injured in 2011 reinjured in 2012 and company lied about attendance to get me fired
Injured my pectoral muscle in Aug. 2011 was out of work with no pay for 3 months. Returned and work a year and 2 months and reinjured my shoulder. Told the supervisor he told me I was a liability. Was... applies to Illinois  ·  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

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

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

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

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

Non-Compete IT Consulting -> New Firm
The IT Firm I am currently working for is probably going to lose one of their clients (A). I know pretty much for sure that the new company coming into the current client (A) wants to hire all the con... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

non-solicitation enforcement
I signed a non-soliciataion agreement in Jan 1996. I resigned from the company in May 2005 after commisions ad territories were cut. The Non-solicitation agreement came to several sales employees seve... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Should I sue for what I feel is retaliation?
I am a nurse that works a skilled floor. Two weeks ago my ADON asked me to change a skin assessment I did more than a month ago. This would be considered Medicare fraud and is illegal, besides the fac... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Can I do anything if my employer does not compensate me for wages?
Time and time again during the three years i have worked for this company the same issue keeps comming up. My employer fails to pay me on time and never can give reasoning for the event. Most recent, ... applies to Arkansas  ·  0 answers

Can I collect overtime where I work as a cook, over 50 hours a week?
I work at a restaurant where I put in over 50 hours a week sometimes 60. I am not paid any overtime and after 40 hours they pay me in cash. Last week I found they "shorted" me over $60 in cash. So not... applies to Connecticut  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

company keeping my bonus
Hello, I have worked for a company for 12 years as a store manager. As a manager we receive a bonus every year based on our sales performance. I have given my notice and tomorrow is my last day to wor... applies to Vermont  ·  2 answers

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

applied and accepted a position and they gave me a lower position
I applied for a job in PA as a Senior Test Analyst. I went for the interview and got a call that I was accepted for the position. We got down to negotiating and I asked for more than they offered (the... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Wges not paid & bounced checks
Mel, My husband and I worked for the same company,the owner is one of our best friends.Both our paychecks bounced and the boss said he would make them good including all bank fees on the next schedule... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Is this sex harassment?
This is a great site! I just recently started working as a SalesRep (at-will) for a publishing company. The pay is great but almost immediately, my supervisor (whom is notorious for being a bully boss... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can my employeer deduct pay from a second check?
I work full time 40 hours a week doing general office work. And I work a second job, I clean the office after hours. I recieve two separate paychecks for the different job duties. I missed a day of wo... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Age discrimination
My son was terminated 3 days after having started his employment with his company. Reason he was to young. He was hired by the General Manager at his site for a part- time summer job. The corporate di... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Charging vacation time for built in overtime day.
I am an exempt employee working a 12 hr shift schedule that results in working a 48 hr week every fifth week. My employer just recently announced that we would not get the extra 8 hours straight time ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

Non profit grant funded program not refunded, can they force me to resign?
The grant funded program that I work with was not refunded. My boss informed me that my job would be terminated due to the program ending May 31st. About a week or so later she offered me another job ... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

I recieved 15+ vacation days in Louisiana, then was transferred to Texas and terminated. Eligible?
I worked for a company in Louisiana and accrued 15+ vacation days. However, before I was permitted to use them, I was transferred to a store in Texas, which apparently does not require unused vacation... applies to Louisiana  ·  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

What are my rights when I'm being treated as an employed but I'm really an independent contractor?
I work in a salon and I pay rent, do my own taxes (1099). But in the last two years it has been made mandatory by the owner to go to staff meeting (one a month) and be apart of salon events. The event... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can someone on Workers' Comp be put on Family Medical Leave
If someone was injured on the job and is receiving Workers Comp can the employer, without notice to the employee, put them on Family Medical Leave. If so, when the 12 weeks for Family Medical Leave ha... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

relocation accountability
My company asked me to relocate for a new job. We were half way into the relocation when the economy started to tank and there were rumors about my position and business being shut down. As a result, ... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

should non-competes be identical for identical workers?
my non-compete with my employer restricts me from working in 2 counties. The same non-compete with similar workers (seniority job description, work performed, territory, pay, access to confidential in... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

A lot of hours worked, overtime not Paid!!!!!!!
I work in this cleaning company and i get paid by salary plus bonuses plus overtime. My weekly regular pay is $350, bonus $180 and weekly bonus of $105.The thing is that the minimun amount of hours th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Is there a federal law that allows management to remove nonexempt employees from federal service for taking overtime and all exempt employees to remain employed when they take overtime?
I was the timekeeper technician that input timesheets into the DISA system for federal employees, but there were 18 supervisors that gave me the timesheets for employees they supervised as well as the... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

Verbal Employment Agreement
My stepfather had a verbal agreement with a friend to work for him at the local County Fair in Massachusetts for 3 weeks (9am-8pm, 7 days a week). The man agreed to pay my stepfather $1000/wk, and the... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Verbal Employment Agreement
My stepfather had a verbal agreement with a friend to work for him at the local County Fair in Massachusetts for 3 weeks (9am-8pm, 7 days a week). The man agreed to pay my stepfather $1000/wk, and the... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

loss of wages
Hi I was working for this security guard company and the owner of the company would not give me overtime...he suggested I also work for this other company he owned and get more guard work there..I had... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

see above
I separated employment from the state of Tx banking my sick time hrs of 483 in June of 2007. My plans were to return to work in a TX State position within a yr, which I did, assuring not to loose my s... 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

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

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

overtime pay/ harassment
I have been working as a General Mgr for a fast food Rest.For about a year. I have many weeks that I worked more than the 55-60 hours I was told I I needed to work. I an paid a flat salary. I really w... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Can't wait or should I
Please I need some help. About a year and a half ago I was working for a small company in Southern California. The company was sold in April of 2008. Upon leaving I received my last paycheck but none ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

illegal action voids non compete?
A few weeks ago, my company began withholding checks from me. This has gone on for the last three weeks due to collection issues with some of my clients. I am a commision only employee. since that tim... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Can I work 7-10 days straight without overtime?
I work for a hotel. They define their "work week" as Friday-Thursday. I work 8 hours a day at least. I managed to have the fortune of working WEEK 1: Sunday, (not monday),Tuesday-Friday (5), and WEEK ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

Asthma developed on the job
I work at an allergy source materials plant in Idaho and am getting allergy shots paid for by the company. The doctor has diagnosed me with asthma due to the work environment and suggested i been remo... applies to Idaho  ·  0 answers

Is this retaliation
The administrative staff asked for a meeting with two owners to voice our concerns of needing help. We were down two people in our dept due to downsizing and couldn't keep up the pace. We also asked w... applies to Vermont  ·  1 answer

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

Relocation Repayment Agreement
I signed a Relocation Repayment Agreement about 9 months ago to take a position in La Crosse, WI. It was acknowledged that we were understaffed and needed to add 2 bodies to be able to carry the given... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

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

medical payment taken out of vacation payment
My husband was let go from his job mid June. He got paid every 2 weeks and medical was always taken out in each check to equal the monthly payment of roughly $240. Before his layoff he was paid and he... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Do I have a case for being harassed over a non compete?
At my last job I signed a non compete. I left because the company did not give me the position they promised. When I left it was on good terms. and I finished all my projects. When I started with the ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

signed a non-compete when I sold my business
I sold my business in Austin 3 years ago, I signed a non compete for the entire state & there was no time limit on it. I started a consulting business to help others start similar businesses to mine i... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Healthcare Whistleblower Terminated
My sister is a Licensed Vocational Nurse in Columbus, OH. Until yesterday, she was employed in a nursing home there. Last week, a resident's family complained that medication had been forced upon thei... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Non Compete in CA
I have worked for a company's client worked for company's client for 2 yrs. Now I have got a job offer from client. but i have signed non compete with my company. Can they sue me? Here are the clauses... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Salaried or not?
I am an RN who was hired to do the required government paper work in a long term care facility. I was hired at an hourly rate.