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part-time employee rights
Is it legal for a classified part-time employee to repeatedly work fulltime hours without being given fulltime benefits? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

resignation - lack of
What rights does an employee have when an employer replaces them before they have given notice? An employee talked about going into the daycare business b/c she was having problems with babysitters. O... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

What rights does management have?
What rights do management have against an employee that constantly claims "retaliation or harrassment" when they are not true allegations. The employee seems very paranoid, and defensive all the time,... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

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

I need a couple weeks family leave and the company is too small for FMLA, what rights do I have?
I have been employeed here for 24 years. I rarely am off work except for doctors and scheduled vacation. I have a family crisis and need a few weeks off, not only for my own health but to help my son ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

can i file for discrimination?
i have ms. i called off for three days. i was then asked if i would take a part time job. the next day my boss held a staff meeting. i was then asked again in front of my peers if i were taking the pa... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

can i file for discrimination?
i have ms. i called off for three days. i was then asked if i would take a part time job. the next day my boss held a staff meeting. i was then asked again in front of my peers if i were taking the pa... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

Can I waive my FLSA right to overtime
I am full-time 911 dispatcher and a part-time police officer for the same city, and when i work as a police officer i am payed overtime because even though i am working in a diffrent departmet it is f... applies to Massachusetts  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Is it discrimination to schedule you for hours outside of your availability in retaliation?
I have been working two jobs for about 3 years. I recently was offered a full time position at my formerly part time job. I accepted the offer. I informed the manager at my other job that i would like... applies to Vermont  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

My employer wrote me a paycheck and it bounced?
This is part time job for me at a golf course. They wrote me the check on 12/17 and it bounced...they keep blowing me off to write me a new check...what are my rights? Thanks! applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Are there any rights to those employees who are laid off?
Are there any rights to those employees who are laid off? For instance, we just had another layoff, making it #5 for the year. Our company employs over 500 employees in our Dallas location. I work in ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

What are my rights to keep false statements out of my personnel file?
My manager at work has attempted to issue me a written warning that will become part of my permanent personnel file. The document states that she monitored a telephone conversation between myself and ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Civil rights killed through taxation
Hi, I just got off the phone with an attorney. She told me she's currently not doing civil rights cases because of a new Tax decision (114TC399) that a Judge Hue (Republican)of the 7th Ciruit court ma... applies to Illinois  ·  2 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

part time to full time
My question is, that i was hired as a part time employee around the end of 8-2008. i recived 40hrs a week for about 2 or so months then my hrs would drop to 20-40 threw january. between jan and mar my... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Possible termination or demotion
I am a manager for a nationwide privately owned video rental company. I was recently arrested for a crime that was allegedly commited over a year ago. Now i am being either demoted to a part time posi... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

I 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

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

Is it illegal to write in your hours?
I work part time at a Dr's office 6 days a week. Most weekends I stay late as I have a lot of work to finish since I only work part time. I have forgotten to clock out a couple times but remembered th... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

would this qualify as defamation/sex discrimination/hostile job environment?
I've been working with a company for two years and I recently became aware that during this time my employer conducted two separate investigations of alleged Sexual Harassment being filed against me. ... applies to Idaho  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

forfeiture of vaction time
As part of our discipline process one penalty we have is a forfeiture of time off (vacation time) in lieu of suspension. Can this be done, can I lose a vacation day as part of negative discipline? applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

What are my rights at work
I recently was called by my boss and told i was suspended from work until she came back from vacation and the investigation was finished. She said she would meet up with me in a week when she came bac... applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unfairly treated by another employee
The problem here envolves 3 employee's of a large corporation.(non-union). I'll call them employee A, B and C. Employee A is a supervisor Employee B is a full-time employee with some supervisoring res... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Does an employee get paid for time spent taking a client to lunch?
I work as a designer for a small home construction company. I have recently changed to part time hourly. My employer, who is the owner and sales person, scheduled a meeting for me with a client to sel... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

My rights to reinstatement after leave of absence
I was off work for six months recovering from having cancer and some surrounding muscle removed from my leg I was released by my Doctor to return to work but was told they didnt have anything for me a... applies to Ohio  ·  3 answers

Asked for FMLA, told to just take time off, then disciplined
I informed my supervisor that my child, who had just had surgery,was going to need two more surgeries. Not being well informed at that time about FMLA rules, I asked my supervisor if I should go on FM... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Disparage in work assignments for the same job title
I work for a company based out of another state. I was forced to give up my part time administrative assistant last year based on sales being down. My sales this year are above my goals for the entire... applies to Virginia  ·  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My rights if I feel the confidentiality of my personal health information compromised?
I currently work in good standing with a health insurance company. My record at work has been exceptional in my 10 years there. The reason I'm writing is to find out my rights regarding a situation th... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Do I have any legal rights as I resigned from my position when asked to do something illegal.
I have been working as a substance abuse counselor at this position for 5 years. I was given a new supervisor who told me to increase the number of clients referred to treatment. By doing this I would... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Wrongful Termination?
I was just terminated from my job after an investigation for sexual harrassment. The company told me that the result of the investigation was that I had not sexually harrassed anyone, but that in the ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have a doctor's prescription since 7/2/10 to be off of work due to Pneumonia
I have been under my doctor's care since then and have gotten continued prescriptions to stay out of work due to continued pneumonia. I am a full time nurse, now going into third week out of work, my ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Layoff rights
The director of our department presented a 22.5 person layoff proposal to our Board of Commissioners May 15. The Board chose to "stay" the issue until June 13. Since then, upper management has been pr... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Would we be wise to continue action for slander and or defamation of character?
My husband was recently fired over two events involving "hear say". He was accused of damaging a part that was welded by another employee by pouring water on it. They claim they have a witness who saw... applies to Louisiana  ·  0 answers

What are the guidelines or laws concerning working a 2nd part time job, while having FMLA ?
I was approved for FMLA at the hospital I work. My health issues were steadily getting worse due to all the walking and bending required to that job. I changed my work statis at the hospital to 20 hrs... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Is a posistion considered equivalent if they transfer me to 9 stores in 6 months?
I am an MGT(manager trainee) at a large company and have been since 1997 and was typically transfered once every couple of years, I had to have my spine fused and went on leave for the surgery. Upon r... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

EEO & Fraud
As a Federal employee, I am interested in knowing if fraudulent information in my employee file is a violation of my civil rights. Although I am reasonably certain that it is racially motivated, I am ... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

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

I don't want false and damaging statements in my file.
My manager at work has attempted to issue me a written warning that will become part of my permanent personnel file. The document states that she monitored a telephone conversation between myself and ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can a recruitment agency enforce its non-compete clause on previous employer and me if I move to CA?
I was hired by a recruitment/placement agency that placed me with a software company. Originally, I worked as a permanent contractor and was going to be hired full-time with the company, and at that p... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

Is my Employer violating FMLA since they haven't responded to my requests for intermittent FMLA?
I am currently on intermittent FMLA leave for a serious health condition; however, my doctor accidentally left part of it off, but included it in an attached form. They added the condition on the empl... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

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

Vacation Time
My husband's company just cut back his hours to part-time status. Rather than letting him keep vacation time he accrued, they are paying it out at 75%!?!? Is this legal? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

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

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

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

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

Can my company fire me when I was found not guilty of sexual harassment?
A month ago I was accused of same sex sexual harassment which was investigated by HR and found to be baseless. My accuser has been allowed back to work, I however have been told not to return to work.... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Not allowed to touch the babies cause we're black
I reported my supervisor for using slang ratial remarks about me and my co-workers. We work in a hospital department of about 16 employees. It is our everyday duties to draw blood on our patients. We ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

Employee Rights in obtaining their personel records.
I've asked my employer for an integral copy of my employee file. My manager responded that some of the records are kept locally, others at corporate headquarters (another state) and others are kept el... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

Non-Compete
According to my employer (Spa/Salon) I signed a non-compete, but never received a copy. In addition, my previouse employer has not required other employees who perform the same job I did to sign a non... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

NEVER GOT COMPENSATED FOR VACATION TIME........
AFTER BEING FIRED ALMOST A YEAR AGO BY THE LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, IT HAS RECENTLY COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT I STILL HAVE ACCRUED VACATION AND SICK TIME THAT I NEVER GOT COMPENSATED FOR. ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

time off for medical appointments
what are my rights to get time off the job for medical / dental appointments during work hours? Thanks so much for your response : ) laurie applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Use of business emails after resigning without signing a non competition clause
I have recently left a business that is an acting studio in NYC. I did not sign a non-competiion agreement or ever agree to one verbally. Do I have the right to use the email addresses and phone numbe... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

legality og hiring 10 part time employees rather than 5 full time employees to avoid paying benifits
applies to California  ·  1 answer

What are my rights when working with a disabled co-worker?
A co-worker is "claiming" disability and is often out of the office and I have to do her work. I work for a large company and I'm sure they're afraid she will sue for discrimination thru ADA. I don't ... applies to Florida  ·  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I was recently terminated from my job due to a sexual harrassment claim.
I am trying to find out what my rights are as the accused. I was never made aware of any such accusation against me prior to being terminated and was only made aware of it on the day of termination, a... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  3 answers

If I accept a position with salary based on 47 hours/wk what are my rights?
When offered the position, the offer was in writing with salary based on 47 hours per week. From what I've read, I would be considered exempt. However, with the offer in writing do I have any rights w... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

no non-compete
I recently ended my 2 1/2 year employment with a title abstracting company. I have been working with a real estate settlement company part-time for the past 5 months as well. I have never signed and h... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

My previous employer has called my part time employer making threats about contacting clients
I am a Managing Esthetician. I began working for a dentist who wanted to offer skin care in his practise. I was hired around the 10th of November, 2009. I had a following that I brought with me. I hav... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

Can an employer hire an employee for a policy violation which is not enforced equally to everyone?
I was recently fired from the Department of Youth Services for policy violations which are not followed by other employees. Do I have any rights for following common practice instead of written policy... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Truth-in-Hiring what are my rights?
I was interviewed by a company for a position and was hired the same day. I was advised that we would currently be in a call queue, they were hoping until the end of December but that it may not happe... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

fired for no reason
i work part time as a bartender. I showed up for my shift and was told that I had been replaced. I was told they wanted someone more full time which turned out to be a lie. I have been there over a ye... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Release from liability of damages regarding background check on non-job history (pr. resume info)
I had a very negative experience with an educational institution from which I graduated. The school/head official has interfered negatively with my professional development and success. Recently, I re... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Employment Transfer
My employer sent me on a temporary assignment to a NJ facility. After being at the NJ facility for 8 months they told me their was no job to come back to at the NY facility. In the mean time they hire... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Employment Discrimination
Please direct this to Minnesota. Hello. I'm writing because I filed a charge with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights approximately 1 1/2 years ago against an insurance company that owes me thous... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Separation Agreement
I was recently terminated due to a merger. I am 44 years old and was emplyed for 13y 9m. I have been offered a Special Seperation Plan (SSP) (ERISA plan - 10 pages); an addedum to the SSP providing AD... applies to California  ·  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

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

Is a non-compete valid if the employer breaches the agreement?
As part of a hi-tech development deal, XYC (of which I own 30%) hires me as CTO (administer and develop) at a salary that increases with CPI. As part of emloyment contract, I agree to assign all inven... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

arbitration agreements
Hi I am Employed at a major Electronics company. I have been working here for about a 1 1/2 years and on Thursday June 20th 2002 at 11:56am I was called into my managers office at the City of Industry... applies to California  ·  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

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

Extending Time-bared Filing Period
What is the standard or exceptions, if any, for extending the filing time-period beyond the "filing period" (180-300 days), to file a claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act? ...what act or acti... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can I be fired for turning in one employee of mine for sexual harassment of another employee?
I have an employee out on disability. During this time, another employee came to me and told me , she had been inapropraitly touched and vulgarity had been used numerous times, by the employee on disb... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

Feel Discriminated and now I am completely jobless do I have any rights?
I need some advise to be able to know if I have a case or not. I was hired by a company as a freelancer/full-time worker and working out of my home. I submitted an agreement and mailed it back to the ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Do I have legal rights against a verbally and psychologically abusive boss?
I've been working for an internet-based home office company since January of this year. Over the past 4 months, my boss has become both verbally and psychologically abusive to me. He had always had em... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

At-Will? Wrongful Termination?
I live in San Jose, Ca. California currently abides by "at-will" employment laws, supposedly allowing an employer to terminate an employee's position for any reason. But. . . . I work(ed) in an auto d... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Can my supervisor tell my co-workers that she took discipinary action on me without my permission?
I had missed a few weeks of work due to exposure (fumes)to floor stripping chemicals being used in my office during regular work hours. I filed a workman's comp claim with a physician's letter stating... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Can companies break their own non-compete agreement?
I signed a non-compete with my former employer, and I was the only person in the company that had knowledge in the type of work that I did. Upon my departure, one of their clients contacted me and ask... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

What are my fathers rights?
My father has been a principal in the catholic diocese for >40yrs. He was told today he has to have retirement/resignation letter in by Friday April 1st or he will be issued a notice of termination le... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Do I have any legal rights as I resigned from my position when asked several times to do something
applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Do I have any legal rights as I resigned from my position when asked to do something illegal.
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What are my legal rights if I am the victim of an assault at work, and am terminated? applies to Arizona  ·  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

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

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

Can 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

Can I be "laid off" when returning from medical leave at the same time 4 new nurses being hired?
I have been with this company for 6 months. I am a full-time 3rd shift nurse. I had to go on medical leave due to a fall which resulted in a broken bone and needed surgery. I was off initially for 4 w... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

What are your monetary recompense rights if you have discrimination suit due to age
applies to New York  ·  0 answers

What are your monetary recompense rights if you have discrimination suit due to age
applies to New York  ·  0 answers

What are your monetary recompense rights if you have discrimination suit due to age
applies to New York  ·  0 answers

What are your monetary recompense rights if you have discrimination suit due to age
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What are your monetary recompense rights if you have discrimination suit due to age
applies to New York  ·  0 answers

What are your monetary recompense rights if you have discrimination suit due to age
applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

What are my right as an independent contractor. My last company hasn't paid me in 2 months. Im net45
I have worked or the same company for 3 years as an independent contractor. A very large corporation bought out the company in 2008 and I was kept on as an independent contractor. I have yet to be pai... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Potentially fired for telling people they could be potentiallyfired.
I've been sent home pending a decision as to whether I should be fired for telling people in a meeting that they could be fired for falsifying medical device manufacturing information. (I do Quality A... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

Question about the confidentiality of my personal health information
I have a question regarding the confidentiality of my personal health records and information within the workplace.  I currently work for a health insurance company and have been here for over 10 yea... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

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

Was terminated.. Have questions on it.
Hello, In September of 2004 I was terminated for buying cigarettes for a minor. It was an honest mistake, I was outside and the kid was crying, saying that his dad had beat him up. He didn't want to g... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

A non-compete and non-disclosure for a non-employee??
Sort of a non-compete, but I am not an employee. I am looking into buying a LP company in California from the general partner. As part of my due diligence process, I asked him to furnish his tax and p... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

No Braids policy in workplace
I am a female who recently put braids in my hair because i work p/t in a healthspa. The humidity and steam from the jacuzzi/pool/sauna was causing my natural hair to become frizzy and difficult to mai... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

I do not wish to use my FMLA time but my employer is forcing me to
I work for Albetsons Inc. I am on disability for stress unrelated to work. I turned in a doctors note to notify my company as such. I am collecting State disability. My employer had me fill out a form... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Unlawful Termination
I was accused, then terminated from employment for violating a WORKPLACE policy OFF the job, on my own time. The company accused me of posting a racially derogatory comment on a PUBLIC Yahoo message b... applies to West Virginia  ·  1 answer

Taking benefits and dropping my position after returning from FMlA
I have been on sick leave through my company many times during my 8 yrs with them. I recently hurt my ankle and was once again placed on sick leave and the fmla to run concurrent. My question is that ... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Comp Time- vs- Over Time
I am a non-exempt employee. My Employer has told me they will no longer pay overtime for ovetime worked but said I can take the time off at a later date. They are calling it "Comp Time". But I do not ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

What Penalties and Remedies are the State of Alaska as an employer face when violating FMLA'
I was told by my Supervisor that the State of Alaska was 4 months late in informing me of FMLA of which at that time I had to fill out some FMLA Paperwork to get it started. What are my rights in this... applies to Alaska  ·  0 answers

Is it unlawful for a government agency to grant special consideration to a labor organization when
that organization has no collective bargaining rights under statute? Is it lawful for a government agency to grant special privileges to the organization's president when making job assignments during... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

denial of tenure in retalitation for boat-rocking
I've filed a grievance with our local supt. because I was supposed to get a bonus for perfect attendance. They sent a snotty response to me that was procedurally late, but it offered me 1/2 of what I'... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Could this be retaliation?
I work for a summer camp/retreat center. Last summer I was onsite part of the time (in the role of assist. director), the rest of the time in the office. While onsite I witnessed my boss (the director... applies to California  ·  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

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

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

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

my job is on the line because I do not want to partake in unethical behavior.
This is Retaliation for "squealing" on the GM(and other employees) for Theft, harrassement(1,2,3), nepotism, Majority of unethical behavior. Current GM was promoted, from Bartender, after Termination ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Can a city hire candidates for an internal position with an interview only process or must they test
A local city is hiring for a full time position with only internal part time candidates allowed to apply. they want to do interviews only but now are being advised a testing process may be needed. in ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Taking Accrued Vacation Days Before Time Useable
I gained my 1st five days vacation in 2008, to be used by 2009. 'Company got sold, salesman bought it, saying we only get 5 paid holidays and 5 paid days a year now for: personal time,vacation, bereav... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

What are the laws in IL for bathroom access in a very small company?
I know it sounds stupid, but what are the laws in IL for bathroom access in a very small company? I'm the office manager of a very small company. I am generally the only person in the office. The offi... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

Can my boss make days of work mandatory?
I am a part time hairstylist that works on commission. My boss closes our salon the first week of January as her choice...She tell us that because she is closed from a Monday-Thursday that Friday and ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Incentive Cuts
My company's parent company has forced them to cut over time and incentives. However I have written documentation which states that my incentive is part of my salary. Is my company entitled to cut my ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exempt employee and making up missed time
I am an exempt employee for a municipality. One morning I had car trouble and was an hour late for work. I did call work and explain the situation. Later the same day, my supervisor told me to just wo... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

FMLA question - reinstatement to an equivalent position
I am currently on family leave after the birth of my baby. I was told that: 1) The part-time position I held since April 2000 will be eliminated at the end of my family leave, and 2) I must work full-... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

As a physical therapist in MA, can a non-compete agreement be enforced against me?
I am a physical therapist who works for a contract company/staffing agency (a company that I am an employee of that provides different temporary work sites). I am paid by this company and am a full ti... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

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

at will- right to work state
In lay mans term can you explain what an "at will" state means and what are the employees rights under this law? applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Is there any legal recourse against a union that is causing loss of work for its own members?
The local Musicians union is threatening to put a part-time, local orchestra on its "unfair list" for various grievances that are being filed by a minority of employees. Those grievances include late ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

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

retaliation because of winning grievence, ie violations of FMLA rights, and malishes harasment.
the retaliation against me has caused a breakdown. What can I do, and what steps do I take. applies to California  ·  1 answer

My boss and co-workers are acting like high school kids
I need someone's help... I started working for a pet stoe back in January of this year. Everything was going fine for a while and my job was great. I was basically allowed to do what I wanted and beca... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

can my daughter be asked to resign her job and then go on maternity leave?
My daughter recently secured full-time employment (3months ago) She has found out that she is pregnant. She understands that she will not be covered under the Family Medical Leave Act but her employer... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can an employer force me to provide the name of my private insurance information to their group ins
My employer is forcing me to provide my private insurance information to their group health insurance is this legal? He is threatening to fire me....I am a Iraq Combat Veteran, I am insured I guess th... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

wrongfully denied the right for an interview/employment
Hi, I am a U.S. citizen, who worked for a U.S. multinational IT company. I applied within the same company for another position. The night before the scheduled interview, the interview was misteriousl... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

Do I have a lawsuit against my employer for lost wages and emotional damage?
In April I found out I had a brain tumor, and had emergency surgery. I went on disability and FMLA. When the FMLA expired I was not recovered from my ordeal. The HR dept. for my employer sent me paper... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

Can I loose my company stock if I leave and compete?
My company is privately held. Therefore, we do not have shares of stock, we have "units." Each year I am given units as part of my year end bonus and as part of a Long Term Reward Plan. The bonus shar... applies to California  ·  1 answer

LCA prevailing wages-actual pay
I was here(USA) on student visa and now I'm on H1B visa, my LCA application states I need to be paid or prevailing wages are $46530/year.But my employer pays me only $42000/yr. Now, the problem is, I'... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

neneed urgent answer re FMLA , etc. before April 11, 2001, please!
Please help! I was attacked by a fellow crewmember on a ship and required major spine surgery December 8, 2000, and have been on leave since then (16 weeks more or less) receiving 60% of my salary thr... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

Is Non-Compete agreement from my current employer too broad?
I signed a non-compete agreement when I got hired. Now when I review it, I think it's very strict but could be too broad. Currently when I read it, I feel like it blocks any opportunity which needs my... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

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

Parents' rights
My 17 year old daughter is currently employed with a fast food chain. I have asked and been denied the right to look at her personnel file. As a parent of a minor child do I have the right to look at ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What rights and potential remedies are available when an retaliated against due to FMLA
I was approved for FMLA leave to care for a serious health condition of my spouse. I was terminated by my employer due to a no-fault absence policy, but this termination was reversed after some of the... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

Truth in hiring Steak N Shake Brunswick, GA
My son was hired for full-time employment. It is an hour away and he had to buy uniforms and attend unpaid training. They gave him less than 10 hours per week andwere doing this to other employees. He... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Witness collaborate sex harrassment but HR says they didn't.
What are my rights if the HR person investigating my sexual harrassment complaint lies and tells me that none of the witnesses collaborated my story, when infact they did?? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is it discrimination to passed over for a promotion based on your availability?
I have been passed over twice for a promotion by my employer based on my availability. I am a part-time college student in my Junior year. The only time I cannot work is 12pm-5pm Monday and Wednesday ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

Is a noncompete valid if a nursing agency is getting rid of home care case to keep nurses away?
My mom is very ill (has ALS). We have had the same nursing agency for around 7 years (provides nursing care 16 hours a day). We had a recent disagreement with them as we wanted rid of one of the nurse... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can a employer take away earned vacation time?
I have worked for a small business for 22 years I worked the first year with no vacation earning my vacation for the following year each year I am now up to 5 weeks which I should have had available t... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

non-compete agreement
I received a job offer from an investment bank. However, a partner mentioned to me that the firm will likely request that I sign a non-compete agreement after I start (perhaps months later). After ini... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

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

What are the rights of violating personal property?
I live in a volunteer living home and my room was violated and my stuff was search without reason. my question what are the right of Minnesota laws of this issue, can i sew the landlord or is there so... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

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

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

Personal Time Off for Exempt employee
My wife is an exempt employee and works for a company that has a Personal Time Off (PTO) policy. She accures PTO every pay period, and can use that time for vacation or sick days. Every other company ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Being Forced to sign Non- Compete after being employed over a yr.
Hi, I work for a nail salon for over a year and a half and was told if I didn't sign the same day I will lose my job. Several red flags I felt was wrong was the document in question has white out on a... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

IS IT HARRASSMENT? SLANDER ?
I WAS SUSPENDED FOR A WK WITHOUTPAY,MY SUPERVISOR CLAIMS I LIED, AND MY WORK IS NOT UP TO STANDARDS, AFTER 10 YRS. NEVER A WRITEUP, OR VERBAL WARNING. SHE IS NOW TELLING EVERYONE WHEN THEY ASK HER WHA... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Are commercial drivers exempt from overtime laws and where is the reference, if so?
We have commercial drivers who haul both intrastate and interstate. They carry impacted soils or hazardous soils for the most part, and clean fill materials for construction. I can't seem to find a re... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

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

Harassment through poor performance reviews
I am an engineer in a manufacturing facility. I have had unprovoked and unfair performance reviews (3). What are my rights to get these revoked? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Non-compete agreement in MD
Is a non-compete agreement enforceable in the State of Maryland? What legal rights do I have if my former employer has filed a suit? Thank you. applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

violation of personal property/ failure of employer to have e mployee complete paperwork
I am a highly skilled and experienced Paralegal. I have been voluntarily out of work for about 6 months. I recently decided to go back to work and accepted a job with a small firm who was eager to hav... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

is it legal to fire someone for working for a specific company?
I currently work for a security firm part time. the Business partners have split and there are now 2 new companies. Partner 1 has said if you work for Partner 2 then you can't work for him. However yo... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

negative references, defamation, other
I worked for two retail establishments part-time in 2001 where the managers of each were related to each other. I quit at one place and then wrote a letter to the company stating why and that they sho... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

What is Gross Violation? And I believe I was set up to be fired- what can I do?
I had been with a big pharmacy for a little over 5 years and recently in February transferred to the store I just got fired from on December 19, 2010. Previous to this, I had been written up for takin... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

Do I have any rights regarding a false accusation?
About 2 months ago it was brought to my attention that someone had accused me of making a sexually offensive remark to a woman that I work with. An investigation was conducted by our CEO and found the... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

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

Pregnancy related complications - is leave available?
I am 24 weeks pregnant and have a medical history of pre-term labor with my previous child. I have been experiencing pre-term labor symptoms with this pregnancy and have been ordered bed rest for the ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Moonlighting
My job was eliminated (Office Manager) and I was offered another position at 1/2 my salary. I took it and was able to get side work which I told a partner at my office about (who had no problem with i... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

wrongful termination
Last week I was terminated from my position at a very large corporation. It started about a month ago when I was demoted from a supervisor position to a lead operator without any cause or reason. I in... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

reasonable accommodate
I have lupus & fell & broke my hip at work last August 2003. The fall has exacerbated the illness & my doctor does not want me to work full time any longer. I have inquired about part time, flexible h... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can 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

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

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

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

Appeal process of Arbitrators decision
I believe their was gross misconduct on the part of my Union Rep that went through the arbitration without attacking the issues and the arbitrator did not hear all the facts. applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

How to work around a non compete clause
Hi, I'm currently employed by Company A (Indian entity of a US based company) and in the US on a H1 visa (state IL) and I have a non compete clause in my employment letter which goes as below. During ... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

Confidentiality Statement
I signed a confidentiallity agreement with a company that I am working for that states " During employement with X company, employees may be exposed to certain information of a confidential or proprie... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Do I have any grounds for an official complaint or case of any kind?
Hello. I have worked at the same company since April 2010. From April 2010-May 2012, I worked part time as I was working on my degree. When I obtained my degree in May, I transferred to full time in J... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

Overtime
I have a couple of issues at work but I'll only address one. When I got hired, I was told that the work week would be 35 hours. I agreed that if I had to stay late to complete some work, that I would ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

work related
I work in a supermarket, recently my boss told me that I havent been working hard enough, But I always finish the work im assigned to do. I have another part time job plus a ft school, and my boss is ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

Do I have to explain what I do with my days off?
My salon ran a charity food drive on a recent Sunday. I work Tuesday through Saturday and am unavailable on Sundays. I have kids and my husband works Sundays, hence my non availability. The owners wer... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

Required Overtime
Is there a limit to the amount of over time an employer can require from and employee without penalizing the employee for refusing to work excessive overtime. applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

My Employer in Violation of FMLA Laws?
I have a chronic condition in which I was approved for intermittent FMLA leave for time off for doctor appointments, physical therapy and time off in the condition is exasperated. My physician wrote t... applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Do I have any rights as being accused of Harassment?
I am a male over 40 years old and I work with primarily women. I have known the accuser for about 8 months. I see her at school and work. She would come up to me and touch me on the back say Hi and I ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

on the job auto accident
Involved in a roll-over on the job do to a blow out, CHP, sites a faulty right rear tire on my work truck as the cause of the accident. I just wanted to know my rights & what type of lawyer do I conta... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Cal Labor Law Dispute Questions
Hi. An employee who I fired in September of 2002 filed a complaint with the California Labor Board for back over time pay and for 92.38 per day for 30 days in penalties. The employees name is Jody. Sh... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Fired for FMLA time related to a settled Work comp case
I worked for a local utility company as a repair technician. I was involved in a work injury in 1993. That work comp case settled in my favor awarding me lifetime medical coverage. In 1998 I had shoul... applies to California  ·  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

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

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

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

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

Promised promotion that was processed but not delivered
I work for an organization that is non-governmental and non-union with an "at will" employment policy. I was given a promotion by the head of the agency who processed the paperwork for my promotion sh... applies to California  ·  1 answer

feeling betrayed,demotion
I was in a position for a year an 3 weeks. My employer and my new boss said i was deficient in certain aares. they agreed to update my training, I have it in writing on my eval. In Dec they said they ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

.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

Wrongful termination
I have been with this private healthcare facility for almost 2 years. I was gonna move to a different area, and my administrator was hounding me for a two week notice. During this period I had changed... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Manager being demoted
My boss is demoting from a manager stasis to a QA Engineer status. She claims i have poor leadership skills, which she never conveyed to me throughout the year. She also told other staff members about... applies to Missouri  ·  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

Can a large fast food chain, cut a p/t employees hrs to avoid family members from working together?
A part time college students hours were cut due to his mother being an evening shift manager. (Evenings being most available to the student.) The regional manager stated, not in writing, that its the ... applies to New York  ·  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

Overtime & Comp Time
Should I be considered a salaried employee or hourly? When I was hired at my current place of employment I was hired as a salaried employee. I have a written agreement for a salary amount. When my pay... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Non payment of work accomplished as a 1099 contractor
I have some outstanding invoices that the company accounts payable person says is in the mail and it never arrives. They owe me over 2000 and their false statements regarding payments are frustrating.... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

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

What are my rights?
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

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

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

is 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

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

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

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

can 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

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

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

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

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

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

ADA not protecting my rights??
I have a co-worker who is bi-polar. We used to get along fairly well and she confided in me about her condition, which of course, I kept silent about. Last year, she felt the urge to notify all the su... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Is my employer liable for this matter or my co-worker?
I used to be a rehab director in a nursing home and stepped down and worked part time at the same location to pursue higher education; however, another company took over and I was forced to join their... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can 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 I have any legal rights?
I was on medical leave, as ordered by my physician, and I was terminated with no reason given. I understand Oklahoma is a right to work state and termination can occur with no reason, however, can the... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

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

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

My fiance is being accused of sexual harrasment by an anonymous email. What are his rights?
My Fiance got pulled into the office tonight at a resturant that he's a manager at. They said they had recieved an anonymous email saying that he was sexually harrasing her and if he didnt stop then t... applies to Virginia  ·  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

Sub-Contractor to Sub-Contrator switch
I signed a non-compete at the time of hire. I am currently a sub-contractor and would like to switch to another sub-contractor under a big contract with multiple sub-contractors. I was wondering if yo... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

If I am still with the company after being taken over by new employer. Is non compete still valid?
The company i work for is a hose cleaning company. That hires self-employed people. And they take a % out for themselves. Well when i started with this company. It was giving to a relative and then af... applies to Florida  ·  2 answers

Can 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

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

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

Layed off after requesting future FMLA
I sent an email to our HR Director stating that I would be requesting FMLA after my wife delivers in August. I was then part of a layoff that seemed to be totally subjective in the selection process. ... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

how long do i have to file ?
how long do i have to file for discrimination? i called the eeoc and i was told 300 days. i was told he could not help me cause i was close to the limit. told me to call the springfield(oh) department... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

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

What can I do?
I worked in a small out patient clinic. while there i was sexually harassed by one of the physicians. I reported to my supervisor what was happening and was told that I needed to put a stop to it or I... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Would it be discrimination due to disability?
I lost my job over 3 months ago and was told in the meeting that once I complete my outpatient program that I would be rehire. I have completed the program and reapplied but nothing. I did my part but... applies to Maryland  ·  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

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

how can my job (chapel hill transit tell us that we have to give 24 hour notice if we need use FMLA
i have FMLA for myself, yesterday we were called in the office (everyone with FMLA) AND THEY ASKED US TO SIGN A PAPER TELL THEM THAT WE WOULD GIVE A NOTICE IF WE HAVE TO USE FMLA, WE THATS NOT ALWAYS ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Can my employer terminate me if not back by the end of the 12 weeks?
I have been on FMLA since 7/19/10 due to a serious illness. I used my 10 sick days from the start. My employer is using those days as my FMLA. Can they do that? I have been under the care of several s... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Recruited from outside
I am 60 years old, and I was recruited from outside as a coding trainee for an Indianapolis Hospital and was promised that if I came to work for them that I would receive a $2000.00 sign on bonus and ... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

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

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

Employee termination PTO payout and termination cancellation thereafter
An employee gave self resignation for Friday of a week, basically Friday is the last working day of that employee. Now on Friday morning, PTO payout for the employee got processed and employee got pai... applies to California  ·  1 answer

My fiancee is being harassed by an asst. overnight manager, what can he do to protect himself?
My fiancee was hired as a night crew member at the local grocery store. Since then the assistant overnight manager has been singling my fiancee out for swearing, aggressive behavior and language. What... applies to Arizona  ·  0 answers

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

Validity of non-compete?
I signed a non-compete agreement after 10 months or so with a company I worked at previously (the first time I left I did not have a non-compete agreement and did compete). I was given $500.00 as cons... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Is a no compete valid if parts are missing/blank?
Is a non compete valid if it is not signed and dated by the company, they breach on their part and the geographical area is left blank? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Can I pursue sexual harassment against a coworker who is currently pursuing harassment against me?
Is it considered retaliation on my part if I decide to pursue a sexual harassment complaint against a coworker who is pursuing a harassment complaint against me at the same time? Months ago I was vict... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

Broken-Footed Worker being pressured to stay home
I work for a contract company, within a school district. Ten days ago I broke my foot at home. I immediately told my employer and the personell school district I work in. No one was sent to help me. I... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

do I have any rights to, at least, find out a reason why I was discharged?
I have no verbal warnings, no written warnings, etc. I came to work on Tuesday, Feb. 5, and about an hour after I arrived was told that my services were no longer required and to leave the premisis. I... applies to West Virginia  ·  0 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

What are my rights against harrassment from a coworker?
I have been employed at the same hospital since 1996 and have never had any issues or disciplines until this other per who just hired in about 2 years ago came. She is constantly reporting me to manag... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Can my company pass over me for a promotion when I have 35 years experience for someone who has none
I have been in Display for many years. My store was closed so I transferred to another branch. After a few years, the lead position came open. They hired a man with no Display experience and no manage... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

short term disability question...
Can you help me..or at least point me in the right direction? I work for a well known insurance company. I had to leave work, on short term disability, to remedy problems with my right shoulder, carpa... applies to Oklahoma  ·  1 answer

My company rights
2 employees left our business to go on to competitor in our no compete states no work for 1 year and a 25 mile rad. we feel company is poaching are people. I had an attorney send letters to employees ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Stock option with acceleration upon termination
I have a stock incentive plan, 10.5 months in I am terminated. Would be 25% after 1-year. I think the acceleration part of contract accommodates but wording is tricky. Was told by company I vested/get... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Job Elimination
I have worked for a large corporation in the same department for 12 years. Six months ago, they changed department head and have let people go with severence packages. I'm at the point where my job re... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Can I sue for being fired the day after I presented my employer with a letter demanding benefits?
I started a new job may 2010 and was eligible for health benefits according to the company plan after 90 days of employment. I started inquiring about it that august and continued to ask to be put on ... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

non-compete for right to purchase stock
I have been working for a company for 6 years. The company was sold 4 years ago. The previous owner gave me a huge bonus which was to be used to buy stock in the new company. I did this and part of th... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Laid Off
I am writing on behalf of my son (my son has Asperger's Disorder, a high-end form of Autism). He worked part-time for CVS for 11 months. He had no disciplinary or any other problems at work. Since Jul... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

PLEASE HELP.........Stressed out!!
I was employed by a towing company that contracts will Auto Club, I was told repeatedly to dis-obey the law by overloading a tow truck. I was screamed at repeatedly and was verbally abused by the mana... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Can employer require notification for you to apply at another company?
My employer has new employment agreements they want signed. Before you apply for employment with any other person or entity, you will provide them the non-compete AND deliver a copy of the notice to C... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

Wrongful termination and withholding documentation
My wife was recently let go after a leave of absence for her pregnancy. They stated it was because of performance issues yet she was never counseled or written up for these so called issues. She actua... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Privacy when employed in our own home
We provide Adult foster care in our home to one disabled client. We were recently told that VA state Licensure representatives could come into our bedroom, in our private area in which the client does... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

Hiring employees after leaving company
I am employed in Maryland. A colleague and a friend of mine has left that company (A). While talking to him about the kind of work he's doing I asked if he needs help. Consequently, I was offered a jo... applies to District of Columbia  ·  1 answer

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

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

Treated Unfairly.
I worked for a large oil company in Des Moines, IA was moved to Aurora IL. During this time when some trainees came to Des Moines they said the ammount they were making. They were offered more than mo... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Can a part of a non-compete void the whole agreement?
My non-compete with former employer contained three pages and I signed all three. On page two there was a paragraph which stated "can't work for anyone in this field, two years" I crossed it, I wrote ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Against Public Policy
THE ISSUE/S.. AT-WILL EMPLOYEE TERMINATED AFTER BEING WRONGFULLY ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT.. EMPLOYEE WAS MIS-LEAD BY AT-WILL EMPLOYER AS TO ISSUE; MEANING, AT-WILL EMPLOYER RELAYED TO AT-WILL EMPL... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Can my non Compete be hold up after I am laid off?
I was laid off from my job and took another job with a company slimiar to our. I was told that I could work for another trainin company, but my old company could sue them if I contacted their current ... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Seeking advice on how to cut employee benefits
Health Insurance Questions: 1) Is it legislated what percent a company must pay of employee medical benefits? 2) Can we go from paying 50% of all insurance (employee and family) to paying 50% of emplo... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

reduction in pay to meet OT requirements w/o increasing costs
The 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

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

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

Rap Music Played in Office
My boss and I share a very small office and literally sit side-by-side. He is African American and I am White. He insists on playing music from his laptop. However, many of the songs played are rap so... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Clock in time, and garnishment for non-payers
My employer requests us to be at work at a specific time, however, we are not allowed to clock in until we are needed. We cannot leave, due to the employer not knowing when we will be needed, yet are ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can I be terminated without proof of the accusation and a chance to defend myself?
In May of 2009 I was terminated from my position at a Charter School as Principal because of an alleged "inappropriate comment" that I had made towards a staff member. I was not offered the opportunit... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

FMLA Violations
I know I have a FMLA case, with proof them falisfying hours as FML in order to fulfill their FML obligation, and "for my best interest, released me of any obligation to return to work." What is the FM... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

Will a non-compete agreement be valid after one year of employment?
I have been employed with this company for over a year and I have been instructed to sign a non-compete agreement. What are my rights and will it still be considered valid in Texas? The spa owner also... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

do I have grounds for a case? Do I need a lawyer to do it?
I work for Lowes part time and applied for a full time job in which I have 7 yrs experience. I'm 44 yrs old & take medication for attention deficit. When I applied for job the Human Resource (HR) aske... applies to Hawaii  ·  1 answer

Is my employer creating a hostile work environment, or our they discriminating against me?
I have worked for a small company (around 20 employees) for 11 years. I found out i was pregnant 2 months ago and informed them that when time comes i won't be able to perform some of my job( which th... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

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

Termination for my Non Compete agreement
I signed a non-compete agreement with my former employee and then moved to a competitor. During my interview and after I was hired by my new employee they were aware that I was coming from a competito... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Giving/taking away offer to give to someone else
As part of a recent merger at my company, my department was dissolved. They offered me a position with another group, only to pull it back when I accepted it a week later, claiming that they are "revi... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Forcing on another shift a temp taking my old job
I was given 1 days notice that I was to change shifts permenently or I could quit. I do not feel as though I was being treated fair. Is this illegal for a company to give you such short notice and MAK... applies to Michigan  ·  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

Can this non compete covenent be enforced?
I formed a medical practice with 2 others. After 7 years, practice not profitable. I sought employment with a hospital system and have been offered a position. Can my former partners enforce a non com... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

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

is it lawfull to require a hourly mgr to punch out while on duty to avoid paying overtime
received a write up stating that i should punch out while on duty to save company unauterized overtime as a writen warning i would be facing a week suspension if it occured again ! as the only manager... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

Is the non-compete clause in the contract I signed valid and enforceable
I work form home in a full-time salaried position for a research company. They also hire some peers on a project basis. They are moving into an office late this year. My husband moved out of state for... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Non-compete without any additional compensation, and broad undefined terms?
My wife was forced to sign a non-compete as part of her contract, however, she was not compensated in any way for it. It is valid if she is not compensated for signing? Additionally, the geographic re... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Wrongful
I was laid off after 6+ years of employment by a man who's construction business was in trouble when I was hired. I helped him increase sales from $1M+ to $3M+ in the first two years. I was always giv... applies to Colorado  ·  1 answer

betrayed by a demotion
I was in a positon for a year and two weeks. I recently switch locations. My new boss had rumors going around that she didnt working under her. She had a friend, she had in m ind for the job. I felt s... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Do sales commissions figure into minimum wage?
I get paid a monthly salary of $1100 for 40 hrs per week. I receive commissions every month for new sales. Do the commissions count as part of the minimum wage obligation of my employer? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Failed post accident drug test
We are a private owned manufacturing company in Chino, California. Recently we had an employee injured on the job. The employee sustained some injury and was treated at our local health facility. Per ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

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

Unions and mergers
I work as a RN in a local community hospital.In Jan 2002 a merger was completed with another local hospital. Now the CEO is telling us that we are part of their exisiting Union.Despite protest from th... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

how enforceable is my non-compete/non-solicitation/confidentiality agreement?
After leaving company A because it was a hostile/toxic workplace, I have been looking for a job for several months. Company B has offered me a position with their company and while what they do overla... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

Can my supervisor require me to attend after work social events, ie dinner or drinks?
I work for a large company and my particular department supervisor has required our team to attend social events outside of work. Usually dinner and/drinks or something along those lines. We were forc... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Can employer reassign duties based on perception of disability-none claimed?
Supervisor reassigns duties to employee based upon her perception that employee has a health issue; employee asserts that no disability exists and inquires if reassignment is due to a performance issu... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

Benefits Unreasonably Denied
My wife has worked for a fortune 500 company for 9 years. We had our second child about 7 weeks ago. Before going on leave she contacted HR to make sure she had all the paperwork in order, including t... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Can an employer require an employee to stay over their scheduled time?
When I was hired, nothing was said about having to stay 30 minutes or more after my schedule said i was to be off. Before I was hired for this job (fast food restaurant) I informed the lady interviewi... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Wrongfully terminated without progressive discipline
I was terminated without notice today, without any form of progressive discipline, for what I consider to be an error in judgement while executing my retail job duties for The Bombay Co. Recently I co... applies to District of Columbia  ·  1 answer

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

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

What if an employee is retaliated against regarding a reported issue outside of protected classes?
An employee reports a director for doing something wrong. The director then gets angry and starts nit-picking the employee for minor things that are not necessary. Are they still covered under some ty... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

I signed a non-compete October 2009, and no longer work there and it expired. Is it enforcable?
I started working for this company in Oct. of 2009 and signed a non-compete that stated that it is forcable for 1 year after my termination. I left the company in May of 2010. Six months later (Novemb... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Unfair Labor Practices
In April of 2002 myself and a friend, as well as some others, were laid off from SBC Ameritech. We were told at the time that we were going to be on a waiting list to be re-hired back on within two ye... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Employer not following through with agreed severance package
I recently received a severance package from my company due to a downsize. In the agreement I was awarded a cash payment as well as 5 months of free health coverage. The payment came, great! BUT the h... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Fighting a non-compete in CA
I have left a company headquartered in Texas, but I worked in CA, and had a non-compete agreement upon departure. I acted in what I believed to be in good faith and solicited to an old account that st... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Shortening, non compete
I signed a non compete, but was not allowed to read the entire thing. It was explained briefly to me and if I wanted the job I had to sign it right then. It is for 2 years, I was let go by the company... applies to Indiana  ·  2 answers

Can my non-compete be enforced in the US if Im hired by a direct explicit competitor in Europe?
I work for and am being recruited by large retailers that are direct competitors in the US and globally. My non-compete states that the restricted region is the US and territories. I work in the US wi... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

HR/Supervisor conduct
I have missed several days work for debilitating migraines for which I am seeing 3 doctors. (and I have that documentation) I took it upon myself to hand my neuroligist an FMLA document to complete be... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

specified or implied non-compete for mobilized reservists?
Background: Several years ago I worked at a consulting firm. At that time, the company did not have a non-compete policy, nor did I have an non compete agreement with them. I was involuntarily mobiliz... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

is my non-compete enforceable
Hello, my company was recently acquired, and I was asked to again sign my non-compete, as the original was supposedly lost. The non-compete carries over to the new company. The specifics of the non-co... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Is this be Family leave retaliation?
I work in the state of California. I recently took three weeks off to care for my wife as she is having a very troublesome pregnancy. Her doctor completed the standard fmla certification form that I w... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Is this enforeceable
Hi I signed a non-compete agremment with an OH company that in pertinent part states that: I 'shall not provide the same or similar services as those he/she provides to OH COMPANY to any other person ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can my employer withhold my tip money?
For the last couple years, I have been an employee (did not make hiring/firing decisions, received a W-2 from manager/owner) of a profitable band. Recently after receiving a very large tip from a weal... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

My 401K Plan Administer has failed to execute a withdraw request per the plan rules
My wife has become fully disabled. Per the 401K plan rules she has been terminated from the plan. Also, per the rules she is entitled to a full withdraw of her 401K balance to roll over into Roth of h... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

do i have any legal rights to sue my employer or union
ok after reading all of your answers i understand that hostile work enviroment dosent actually cover a verbally abusive rude disrespectful supervisor but my question is this i filed a complaint with h... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can a non-compete clause be enforceable if my distributor's area has changed?
When first being hired by my company, I signed a non compete listing counties that the non compete was held to. If my employer no longer has the distribution rights to many of those counties and areas... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

Non-Compete in Florida
I am currently employed as a Manager at a real estate firm. Last year my broker had me sign a non-compete/non-solicitation agreement. At the time I was not an "employee", I was working as a realtor/in... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can 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

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

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

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

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

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

Can I 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

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

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

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

After FMLA
I was out on FMLA for 5 weeks. The second day I was back my manager with HR person told me that while I was out my work was gone (there were 3 people working on the project each doing specific part). ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

False accusation of a minor with disabilities for sexual harrasment from a teacher .
My son and his cousin were accused of sexaul harassing a language teacher off school grounds on sovergn Land. she had promised them cupcakes on monday.. so friday after school on the seneca terratory ... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Employee access to employee file
Do I have a right to see my employee file and to make copies of its contents? applies to Oregon  ·  1 answer

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

Should I reply to "non-compete violation" letter myself or hire an attorney?
I was an employee of a software consulting firm A and was placed as a consultant on firm B for a few months. I was subsequently taken out of B and placed at another client C due to a better rate. Afte... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

FMLA Certification incomplete
I am a union rep .My question is for an employee of the company. He went out on FMLA and the company gave him FMLA paper work. He gave it to his doctor. The doctor completed the paper work and returne... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

40% owner of a company has backwages that are not being paid
I am a 40% owner of a company. I am owed about 150,000 dollars in salary and commission that was not paid to me as the cashflow was not good. However, we have received a lumpsum payment of 200,000 dol... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

hostile work environment?
For almost 8 months now I have made several oral and written complaints to management of the company I work for about another employee (african american) that has been disrespectful to her boss and ot... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Is 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

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

Is the non-compete agreement still valid after the sale of the company?
As part of being employed by the company I currently work for I had to sign a non-compete agreement on my first day, which included a miles restriction and a 1 year term. If I did not sign the agreeme... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

I was threatend by a supvisor and had my hours cut.Do I have a case?
In Feburary2003 A shift supervisor were I worked had been treating me very badly at the start of my shift; she was insulting my intelligence, insinuating that I was a thief, all in front of the custom... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Discrimination/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

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

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

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

Can 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

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

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

Disparaging/False Statements in Performance Review
Hello, Recently, I received a 6 month performance review which stated that I had met all of my performance standards on the form part and went on to state very disparaging and false things in the narr... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Physician Charges $15 to Complete FMLA Papers
One of our employees recently had an experience at a local surgeons office. The employee is in need of surgery and would need to be off work for 3-5 days. We provided FMLA paperwork for the employee t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

How can I receive fair representation from a union that does not practice impartiality?
Looking for EMPLOYMENT or LABOR Law help. I work in a school district where the majority of employees are related to each other. This has left me without fair union representation for a meeting that m... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Lazy Lawyers
Is it common that lawyers accept your case, and "decide" they can't help you after a simple demand letter doesn't work. This has happened to me twice, and has wasted a year and a half of a two year fi... applies to Texas  ·  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

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

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

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

Can you be denied overtime working for two related companies.
I work for a catering company that recently partially split in to a catering division and a hotel catering division. The owner of the hotel catering side is a part owner of the main division, the staf... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

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

What if I feel that my termination was due to some retaliation from an earlier incident?
In July 2009, I was terminated because my boss accused me of falsifying a doctor's statement. Well, after everything was investigated, I was reinstated. I was covered under FMLA as well. Well once I w... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

How can I hold them to a promise to provide training?
I'll just list the facts: (a) I worked for a company 7 months as a contractor. And my contract expired and I left. (b) With Y2K coming up fast and desperate for programmers, they offered a full time e... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Forced to sign non-compete after starting employment...
When my husband was interviewing with a consulting company, he specifically asked if there was a non-compete agreement. He was told there was not. The first day at the company was supposed to be orien... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

What chance do we have to get a favorable result with a TILA error in our mortgage?
We have been working with Certified Mortgage Audit of New York. In the Forensic Mortgage Audit, an error was identified. We also have many email and telephone conversations saying something that is de... applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

discrimination - brain tumor
After 20 years at a company my boss of 8 months gave me a horrible review. After the review I told him I knew what he was doing - he wanted his old admin in my seat. 2 days later HR gave me a package ... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

finding a labor law attorney to take over my case.
How do I find a labor lawyer to take over my case in federal civil court northern district of texas? (Dallas, Fort Worth area). My case started in 1996 with grievcances and EEOC complaints. My issues:... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Exempt Status in Jeopardy
Dear Mel; I have been working in my position as Fiscal Manager since June 2003, and have been consider an 'exempt' employee by both myself and my employer, and rightly so. However, I have had hours de... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Does my employer have the right to deny schedule adj w/ other coworkers due to being angry w/ me?
I work as a State Tested Nursing Assistant in a Nursing Home. Our company has a "call-off" policy and all are aware that you will be written up if you call off after 3 times, then written up after 2, ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

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 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

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

My Manager is the Human Resource Managers Husband!
After 5 years of working as a Technician with this company, I have witnessed unsafe and unlawful behaviors. The concerns I have had and the processes that were unfair and unsafe were mentioned to Huma... applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Employer grabbed me out of anger
I was recently asked to resign. As I was cleaning out my desk my director watched. She became very agitated while i did. I went to my computer to delete any personal emails. She told me no and turned ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Do i have to use up all my sick & vacation time before I can use FMLA time?
I will be caring for my elderly mother after she has surgery at the end of the month. I was told at my workplace that I MUST use all my sick time and all my vacation time before I can use any FMLA hou... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Do i have to use up all my sick & vacation time before I can use FMLA time?
I will be caring for my elderly mother after she has surgery at the end of the month. I was told at my workplace that I MUST use all my sick time and all my vacation time before I can use any FMLA hou... applies to Massachusetts  ·  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

Can an employer take away your earned vacation time when you get fired?
The employee manual I signed stated "you would receive one week of paid vacation after a year." It said nothing about it being accrued, or that you forfeit your right to this if you leave or are fired... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Question about racial slurs in the workplace
My question involves other employees' use of racial slurs in the work place. I work at a widely known bank who, I'm sure has policies against this type of behaviour. Yesterday, employee A, says someth... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

No non-compete, CA employer, NY client... ?
I have been working as a full-time employee of an IT consulting firm based out of Southern California, however I live in New York City. I did not sign a non-compete clause specifically, but I did have... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is a non-competition breach clause in an equity agreement enforceable as non-competition agreement?
While I worked for a firm based in AL (I live and worked in NC) I signed and hold an equity agreement. One clause listed as possible breeches is considered competiting against them until the end of th... applies to Alabama  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

I don't want to lose my insurance license
I am a licensed property & casualty insurance agent and in August recently obtained my life license. I have been working for an agent since May. I am still not authorized by the insurance company. I h... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Discrimination/Retaliation/Harassment - pick one......
I have experienced a discriminative hostile work environment on a daily basis by my immediate supervisor. As a result, Ive been diagnosed with severe depression; panic attacks, as well as high anxiet... applies to Illinois  ·  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

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

"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

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

Can my employer 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

told can not take time for health appts.
I was informed at work that I take to many hours out of my schedule for mental health doctor appts for myself and my daughter. I have bi-polar, anxiety, addictive behaviors. My daughter has ADD & OCD.... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Non Compete Agreement- Unrealistic
I am in the investment industry referring potential clients to a specific company and are to receive a fee for the referral once successful transactions fund. I had upfront signed a NCND for a 3 year ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Wrongfull termination
Becuase of poor office ergonomics my neck and upper back as well as extremities have developed acute pain. I have been seeing a physical therapist for about 2 months now. I discussed with my managemen... applies to California  ·  1 answer

dogwalking drama Illinois
i currently work for a small 1 person dog walking company in chicago that is selling it client listing to another company. when all is said and done the company that i work for now is going to stop se... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

sevarance 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

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

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

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

Employee Intellectual Property/Confidentiality/Non-Solicitation Agreement
I worked for company "A" for almost seven years in sales when it was sold at the end 2006. When job offers were made by the buyout company we had to sign an "Employee Intellectual Property/Confidentia... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

Can my salary be docked?
I started to work for small company in January 2010 as a temp. I was hired in May 2010 as a permanent employee. At the time I was told that I would be salary exempt and if I worked overtime I would no... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Severance & 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

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

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

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

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

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

Accused of smelling like alcohol - never give test as stated in handbook - from prior evening
Over this past holiday I was celebrating with my family and having cocktails. I had to work at 7:00am the next day and went to bed around 11:30pm. I had several drinks with my family and apparently ha... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Can I sue a state agency for discrimination and retaliation?
My son's physician completed the FMLA certification for intermittent FMLA to continue his therapy. I filed a complaint with HR because I believe my supervisor denied it to retaliate against me. Never ... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

False Accusations froma boss and proof they are false
My wife just got Counseling Review, basically part the companys procedure to fire her. Within the Counseling Review is a list of the allegations. My wife kept a submarine folder and we when throu... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Hostile work environment when returning from a medical leave of absence
Approximately 3 months ago I went on a doctor & company approved medical leave of absence. Prior to leaving I was working anywhere from 60 to 90 hour work weeks. Not uncommon for our global company. I... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Termination
I have been with company X, a large financial services provider, for 10 years. I was always considered a high potential and even recently put into a retention program. About a year ago I was asked to ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

Is worker comp time counted as FMLA time
I was injured and required surgery with 60 days recovery. I have a critically ill child and have had to take time off.I now need to have another surgery and was told I was out of FMLA time. After look... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

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

Additional Duties not within Job Description with No Additional Compensation
Can an employer force their employee to take on additional duties NOT in their job description without compensating them? If not, can they eliminate the employee's current position and lay them off, i... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can an employer 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

Forced to resign or be fired without cause, I resigned, but now being held to non-compete
I signed a non-compete as a standard part of my offer of employment. I found myself in a situation after one year of employment where I was to either resign or be terminated without cause. I chose to ... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Is the union obligated to answer questions prior to a ratification vote or face a DFR
I am a member of the Transport Workers Union and the current TA has many vague statements as part of the final language. The negotiating committee chairman has been sent questions asking for clarifica... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

Can 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

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

WHAT ARE MY LEGAL RIGHTS ?
I have been working for this company for almost six years. Last year, I was promoted into management and was sent to Illinois Upon my arrival, it was clear that things were not going to work out.I hav... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

I want to know if I have a case for Discrimination I am disabled vet with a sick wife?
I work for the Federal Government, I am service connected disabled veteran with chronic severe migraines. My wife is completely disabled and on Social security disability. I miss work to take care of ... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Do I have recourse if fired without warning or explanation?
I was on a performance improvement plan with my company, and fulfilled the requirements of this plan. The plan provided by my company states that I am "recommended for employment to continue" based on... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

Lawyer needs lawyer.
In January I left my employ with a Chicago law firm and moved to a new job in Tucson AZ. Part of my compensation at my old firm (7 attorneys)involved an annual bonus which, due to poor record keeping ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

$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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Upon returning from a requested FMLA, my Dr, requested I work 2nd shift as opposed to 3rd shift
Can my Dr request me to return from a FMLA on 2nd shift(in which I worked when I left) instead of 3rd shift, as this was part of my leave initially. I needed to be off as I was exhausted and anxious, ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Discrimination
I have currently a Account Manager/Area Manager with a security company. This industries has been male dominated for many years partially due to the fact that we hire many ex-military personel. I WAS ... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

Overtime payback requested by employer
Hello, I have searched through the forums below with no luck to my current situation, I am hoping someone can shed some light on this. I work for a IT consulting firm as a hourly project manager that ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

non- compete and stipulated damages v. injunctive relief
I have an employment contract that has a non-compete clause as follows: "During the term of employment, and for two (2) years thereafter, employee shall not directly compete with employer within a fiv... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

The Grass Isn't Always Greener
Three years ago I was hired by the L.A. County Office of Education as a secretary. After receiving FBI and DOJ clearance I went to work for a supervisor who was also new. She is very motivated and set... applies to California  ·  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

Confidentiality and No Solicitation Agreement in CA
I worked at a company for three years as a sales rep. I signed a "confidentiality and no solicitation agreement" when I started working there along with my compensation contract, etc. After three year... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Is Two Weeks Notice Required?
An employee told me about three weeks ago that she was interviewing for another job. I was grateful for her honesty so rather than hire a new employee and release her once the new employee started (wh... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Base rate or time and a half?
I work as a consultant for a contract firm. I am a degreed EE who designs circuits and writes low level software. In my present job, I am a W2 employee who gets a paycheck based on the hours I work. I... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Unjustified layoff
I've got laid off on Monday. The reason why they had to lay me off was because the economy is doing bad, and that they need to cut hours. Since I was the last one to be hired, therefore, they need to ... applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is my doctor's return from LOA request unreasonable for my employer?
I am having an employment related issue at one of America’s largest companies. I am a manager at the company and a victim of overt gender discrimination from a district level manager. The situation ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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 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

Claiming racial discrimination reality bad perfomance
I work for a large co, supervising 18. A recent hire interviewed well, resume indicates experience but 3 months later she has not caught on to much of anything. We closely monitor performance via comp... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Can my employer make me sign the employee handbook without giving time to review it?
I am working in a dental practice that has been open one year. We were recently given an employee handbook, which had a lot of grammatical errors and very vague descriptions of what is expected, mostl... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

2 yr employee never signed non-compete agrm't & co not pursued. Emp at risk if leaves/does same wk?
Employee exploring opportunities to start own bus or collaborate with others providing same type of services. Would not serve same clients as current employer but provide some similar services. applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Enplyer won'
My employer won't put me on payroll on the claim that I am not an employee, but a consultant. I certainly *am* an employee. What can I do to make my employer comply? Is there a governmental department... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is there anything I can do about a false positive on a drug test?
The company I work for was just bought out, so all existing employees had to re-apply. A drug test was done and I tested positive for opiates. I tried to explain that it was possible that the positive... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Limiting employee hours to eliminate overtime.
Can a public employer (school district) limit the amount of hours an employee works so that they do not go into overtime? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

can female boss discriminating female employee be still dicrimination
My boss, ethnic caucasian female humiliates only females, caucasian, of the same ethnicity that report to her(one at a time). My question: Is this discrimination based on gender/national origin applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Falsified Review
Okay...for all those attorneys that may be in response to my dilema (of which I am truly appreciative and gratefull)or in review: here is the latest update. A true test for your profession. -My law fi... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

I recently relocated with my current company, is the repayment agreement really enforceable?
I've been working at my company for ~18mos in middle management. I recently (2mos) relocated from overseas, taking up a new role. As a part of taking the new role, I signed a boilerplate relocation re... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

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

IS THE FIRING OF THE OFFICERS RETALIATION ON THE PART OF THE EMPLOYER (MANAGEMENT COMPANY)?
A GROUP OF POLICE OFFICERS WERE WORKING AN EXTRA JOB AT 2 OFFICE BUILDINGS. AN ATTORNEY (TENANT) HOLDING A CONCEAL LICENSE TO CARRY A GUN WAS ARRESTED FOR PULLING HIS HANDGUN AND SHOWING IT TO TWO COM... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Right to see my employee files
I just have a simple question. I want to know if I have the legal right to see my employee files. I know that my employer has put notes in my file that are questionable, and I have ask to see my file ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

what are my options if my company is using me to help with outsourcing
My company is working with an outside company which will provide digital imaging and workflow. This company will receive invoices via e-mail, scan, fax, pdf or mail from out vendors and route them ele... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Non Compete in Mass
I was recently terminated from my position w/ my company. I was forced to sign a non compete as part of my employment agreement. I have included the 2 most relevant sections of my Key Employment Agree... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have not been able to transfer to any other citywhile there are many openeings
I work for a very large corporation. I am well educated and do a very good job at my existing position. I wanted to move back to South Eastern part of the country because that is where is came here in... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Can an employer revoke vacation time after it has been earned?
My mother-inlaw works in Mesa, AZ as a nurse practitioner for a family practice medical office. She has been employed there for 17 years. She has been earning vacation time the same way and at the sam... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

401(k) ADP Compliance??
I have been employeed by a rather small technology consulting company in New York (about 30 people of which many are on visa from India) for the past three years. I regularly contribute the my 401(k) ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Can a non-compete prohibit providing non-competitive services to a former client
I was formerly part of a Big 4 firm as a Manager in the IT Audit Practice. I left on rough terms 10 months ago. My non-compete states that I cannot perform ANY work for a former client for one (1) yea... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can a non-compete prohibit providing non-competitive services to a former client
I was formerly part of a Big 4 firm as a Manager in the IT Audit Practice. I left on rough terms 10 months ago. My non-compete states that I cannot perform ANY work for a former client for one (1) yea... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is this retaliation or discrimination?
I was recently "Laid-Off" and the company I work for said it was due to lack of work (Construction CO). I found out through co-workers that the same day they laid me off they hired a male employee at ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Non 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

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

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

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

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

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

Travel Policy
If an employer has a travel policy that states: "All travel time is to be paid at straight time." and defines travel time as: "Time in excess of your 40-hour work week." are they violating the overtim... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

are non compete agreements for indipendent contractors inforceable?
I have owned a trade specific company for 12 years. Approx 8 years ago I was asked by a national company if I would continue to run my business under the national name which I agreed. There were no co... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

How do you combat a two-front battle?
I have addressed my concerns in my previous poat. However, I believe that it is better if I further explain my predicament. I am an African-American male flight attendant. In the environment wherein I... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIRED FULLTIME AND NOT GETTING FULLTIME HOURS
I WAS HIRED AS A FULLTIME EMPLOYEE OF A SMALL HOSPITAL, NOW DUE TO DECREASE IN PATIENT CENSUS, I AM FORCED TO BE CANCELLED, ALONG WITH OTHERS, THEREBY LOSING PAY. SINCE I JUST RETURNED FROM A WEEK VAC... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

I was laid off from a temp agency and no work was available. Will my non-compete still hold up?
I worked for Job "A" in Tamaqua, a staffing agency of which I signed a non-compete policy which stated I could not work for another staffing agency for up and until a year had transpired after my term... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

i have been harassed and discriminated at work for two years and now assaulted
one man has been harassing me because i am male. i have been reporting and nothing is done they said he is there friend. he has told me to shove things up my ass. went into money im responsible for i ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

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

not being able to take off work for dr.s appt.
I was informed at work that I take to many hours out of my schedule for mental health doctor appts for myself and my daughter. I have bi-polar, anxiety, addictive behaviors. My daughter has ADD & OCD.... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can my FMLA be disclosed on my performance review?
I have worked for a company for the last 5 years with excellent reviews. I have always had very good performance reviews. This past year, my performance review was good also. THe only thing that bothe... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

Do I need to marry my fiance for her to qualify for medical insurance under Calif Ed Code 7000?
I am a Calif school district employee and not currently married, but need to know if my fiancé and I need to marry before I retire for her to get insurance from my school district that is governed by... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

What is indirect competition?
Until recently, I had worked as a practitioner for the same employer for a period of ten years. Shortly after my original hire date, I did sign a non-compete agreement which prohibited both "direct an... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  3 answers

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

Does an employee have a case of tortious interference, defamation or slander?
In this situation, an employer had a layoff of union and non-union employees. A company officer stated that one of the non-union, at-will employees he laid off "would never work at the company again."... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Being out on medical leave and returning can they not honor your availability you were hired with?
i was out on medical leave for twelve weeks getting paid by myh companies insurer. i gave them notes from my doctor every time i received one. i had two surgeries once i was cleared i gave them the cl... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can my employer track "comp time"?
It has been a past policy for my employer to keep track of "comp time" rather than pay overtime for its salaried employees. Comp time was also banked as single hour instead of time and a half. It was ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can my employer give permission to my coworker to inspect my time cards and payroll sheets?
I have a colleague who is stalking me during work hours and keeping a diary of what I do, when I eat, who I speak with, etc. to try and get me fired. He has convinced my boss that I am guilty of trans... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

Is time off on approved worker's comp claim counted as FMLA time as well?
I am being told by my employer that even tho I am off work on an approved worker's comp injury that they are also counting this time off against the FMLA time off provisions. Is this proper? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

I have a question about my vacation time, sick days, personal days while approved for FMLA
I was approved for FMLA due to a knee issue which resulted in surgery. My employer made me take all of my vacation time, my personal days and my sick days before I was allowed to use the FMLA time. No... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

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

Travel to and from work is included in my 8 hr work day could I get a shift differential?
I am a K9 Handler. My shift is 4am-12pm and they include my travel to and from work into my 8 hour work day. So basically I get 2 hrs travel and work 6hrs on site. I have to be at work by 5am and was ... applies to Illinois  ·  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

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

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

Discrimination by nationality? Jobs not published either
OK, I have been working at my company for the second run, after originally being laid off due to them choosing to have me train an H1 visa'd employee to do my job instead of me. For some reasons (perh... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

official time
currently preparing to represent myself in EEO hearing. work for US Postal Sevice requested time to prepare what is reasonable officail time? Have requested in mtion to compel Judge rule. applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Fired for not working mutiple weekends in a row.
Can a company fire an employee for not working on the weekend, if that employee is hourly and signed no contract stating that they would work weekends. Reason for not working the weekend was due to ex... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

assault in the work place by a department head
What legally can be done when an employee is physically assaulted by a department head in the work place? The employee is suffering from depression and anger and it will not shake off. applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

I need 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Employee's Final Pay
I have been unable to get an answer from the State of Ohio on the following two 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

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

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

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

Does my winter break count towards my 12 weeks of FMLA time?
I am a teacher due at the beginning of December. We get two weeks of time off at Christmas. My employer recently told me that the two weeks at Christmas are not counted towards my 12 weeks of FMLA tim... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

Harassed because using intermittent FMLA
I have a recently disabled son who at times needs my assistance. I applied for and received intermittent FMLA, allowing me to take a few hours off 3 or 4 days a month to help him, using a maximum of 1... applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

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

Offered less than a female employee for same job?
I'm being offered a promotion, but the salary offered is $30,000 less than a female employee recieved to do the same job a year ago. We have similar levels of experience and would be doing exactly the... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

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

Can you get fired becouse you were threatend by another employee?
I worked at a medical office and was threatend by another employee. I made my emplyer aware and they told me she was not capable of hurting me. A few months later she threatend me again and told me sh... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

Do I have a case for wrongful termination?
I was terminated from my previous employer on May 23, 2001. I have not contacted a lawyer since that time due to not having a job and no means to fund a lawsuit. I am now employed again, but am afraid... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

can 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

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

Loosing health insurance that was promised when disabeled.
PLEASE HELP I FOUND OUT TODAY I WILL BE TERMINATED ON MONDAY JULY 23. I suffered a stroke in 1988 and am permanetly disabled from most jobs,(this fits the description of disabled by my disability insu... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

wages from salarey to hourley employee
Can my employer pay me far less money when going from salary to hourly? I have been on salary for over say 8 years on my check stub it states 1837.51 for 80 hours or two weeks which would bee 22.97 an... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Am I legally bound to repay my company for their tuition reimbursement?
My company offers different tuition reimbursement plans. I am under the plan that the company pays 100% of the tuition and textbooks UPFRONT (before completion of courses). I was recently reimbursed b... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

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

Is it unlawful to retaliate/fire employee who blewwhistle w/o knowledge of companywrogdoing
I was terminated from position on Nov 4th/10 for "not being a goodfit", not understanding my job responsibilities and for telling a Manager ( whom my company has a contract with) that a procedure for ... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

Do I have the legal option to sign the paper doc of the Arbritration Agreement?
Good day, I am an employee of Ross Stores. A few days ago, approx. Friday March 22, 13, I was approached by the store manager and presented with the company's Dispute Resolution Agreement which states... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Employment condition changed=loss of all accrued vacation time?
I work for a small human services agency. Our Board of Directors recently voted to dissolve the agency, so I am now on app. 3 months notice. I have almost 100 hours of unused vacation time accumulated... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Can exempt employee's pay be docked when vacation leave bank is exhausted?
Exempt employee went on vacation but does not have enough hours in accrued vacation leave bank to cover the # of days off. Can the employee's pay be docked for those days not covered by accrued vacati... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

wrongfull termination, descrimination, wage payment.
I was recently terminated for absenteeism/tardiness, this was the company's reason. My wife had major surgery and I needed to have time off to be home with the children. I had vacation time(7 days), s... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can I be termed for none disclosure on criminal past were employer doesnt state disclosure period
Here is my story I have been working for a company in Neenah, WI for the past 11 months this was a contract to hire position which was to hire in December but the company started a reorganization arou... applies to Wisconsin  ·  1 answer

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

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

Can an employer request separate physician notes for intermittent leave?
Can an employer request separate additional physician notes with appointment times each time an employee gives notice of an appointment of an already certified condition that was approved for intermit... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

Time Clock Lunch and Makeup Time
I was told I must clock in and out for my 30 minute lunch now which used to be automatically deducted by the time clock program. I am the only one that has been told to do this while everyone else is ... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Disciplined for FMLA excuse
I am currently on approved intermittent FMLA leave for an immediate family member. My immediate supervisor is very much against any leave of any sort. Since I am a salaried employee who is not eligibl... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Is my manager scheduling me on less productive days on purpose?
Hey! I have a quick question. I started a new serving job about 4 months ago. I have loved working there for the most part & I havent had any problems except for with three of the five managers. The G... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

fired for being late
I had my last warning for being late but due to a nature disaster (there was a heavy rain and thunderstorm that the power went out) I can't help but to call my employer that morning I can't be on time... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

Can my employer force me to split my shift ?
I work retail and in years past since black Friday can be horrendous, they have asked if anyone would volunteer for a split shift or be able to stay more than 8 hours and some have complied with the r... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

No Salary Employee Bonus for 1/2 year Employment?
I recently left a position as a "civil designer," the equivalent of a non-licensed civil engineer, to pursue a JD degree. I was hired to produce drawings and to coordinate land development issues betw... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

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

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

Are my travel hours included in my 40 hour work week?
I live in Oregon and work in Arizona and My Company pays to fly me to that location on a weekly basis. I work 4 X 10 hour days but my start and end times are not mandated. I am an exempt employee. My ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

After resignation, can I still utilize an intermittent FMLA benefit?
After resigning almost 4 weeks ago, I have had to use intermittent sick time for a previously approved FMLA of which I qualified for, was approved and also have a certification of healthcare provider ... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Can 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forced 401(k) Account from
Dear Sir, I am a self-employed individual that often contracts with large multinational firms. It is becoming increasingly common for these multinational firms to channel your contract agreement throu... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

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

Whenever employee file a disrimination with EEOC, this does not mean they said "look because of your
Whenever employee files a disrimination with EEOC, this does not mean they said "look because of your age, we are going to fire you, or because your race...". This is totally wrong and no one on the e... applies to Massachusetts  ·  0 answers

Dispute of performance review.
Numerous employees (myself included) have received performance reviews with amibiguous and/or untrue statements made against them. During the performance review meetings, management has declined expla... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

They made me test, still did'nt put me in classification.
I started at Goodyear aerospace in 1978. I became a supervisor around 1984. Goodyear was sold to Loral of New York. I was made a manager of production. A project we were working on was V.L.A. This was... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Do I Have A Case For Court?
For that past year I have had to deal with mental harassment from my boss. He will make snide comments to me, when I ask a question he will not give a direct answer, but for other employees he will, h... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can you switch back & forth between FMLA & EST time during a sick leave?
I have recently been diagnosed with Lupus & the Rheumatology Doctor has started me on what he states is a very strong medication that will possibly make me ill for a length of time. He states he wants... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

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

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

Justification for Employee Lay Off
If a person is laid off with the explanation being RIF, and there are two people with the same job title and only one is laid off, is justification needed on why one person was laid off and not the ot... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

My employer is reducing my pay a dollar based on two reasons that are untrue, can she do this?
First reason is that I do not do the inventory anymore,and the fact is that I got a dollar raise in July, 2012 and I started the inventory in Nov. 2012. I never got a raise to do inventory. Secondly, ... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Are employers allowed to limit the amount of hours an employee works in a season?
I am a seasonal employee for the City of Highland Heights. I have worked as a lifeguard for six years and a swim coach for four years. This summer when I received my contract for coaching it stated th... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Retaliation and nepotism.
I have a question about the problem that I have experianced at the place of my employment. I have been employed by the local school district for the past three years. I am fully certified teacher who ... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

When does the FMLA actually start
If I requested intermmitten FMLA and do not take the time nor return the form in until months later can they still doc my FMLA for days missed in between the time I requested the form and the time I t... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Can employers deduct vacation time for snow days?
My employer called a snow day last winter and phoned all of the employees telling us to not come in because of the weather. The next day I went to work and was informed that everyone had to put in a t... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

enforceable geography
Can an employer enforce a non-compete in their entire coverage area even if the individual employee never worked in the territory they are seeking to work in now? That is to say that the employer is a... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

medical leave of absence (financial ressource while on med. leave)
I am a table game dealer around xmas time they open a new pit with new tables (table layout placed further away then normal( been dealing over 20 yrs with no medical issues ever happen) i was to deal ... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

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

Can my employer deduct this time from FMLA?
I am a manager at a large retail company and am currently 8 weeks pregnant. I had slight complications and had to take time off of work for 2 weeks. I was already owed 4 vacations days and a holiday t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is it against California Law to fire a Car Salesman becuase of birth of his son?
Is it illegal in California, to fire or lay off a male employee becuase of his wife's pregnancy? I was hired about 4 months ago as a Sales Consultant for an Automotive Dealer in Northern California. W... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ohio IT non-compete
I accepted a position as a Help Desk/Support technician. I put in my 2 week notice and started work the Monday following my final day at the previous position. 1 week after starting at the new positio... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

Paid time off AND an absence?!
I understand that employers are authorized to force employees to use paid time off to cover unscheduled absences. Something else my employer does though is still count this absence against our absence... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

Payout of accrued vacation (PTO) time
I gave my employer 2 weeks notice prior to voluntarily leaving the company, but they are saying that they will not payout my accrued PTO time since their policy states that PTO time will be paid out a... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Is there any relief for violation of a separation and release agreement?
My wife and I both worked in a church office and reported tax evasion, harassment and theft violations by another office worker to the Pastor. As a result, we both lost our jobs when the accused emplo... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Non-compete
I signed what is titled as "key employee agreement" with a non-compete clause stating I will not w/o company's consent engage in any employment, consulting or other business other than for the company... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Can an employer hold your pension savings plan after you have been terminated?
I was terminated from my job of 26 years on Nov.7 2000. I asked for my pension-savings plan to be released so I could turn it over to my financial advisor. I was told there was a block on all the empl... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is minor offense a ground to fire an employee?
Dear Sirs, I have a question. My friend had a minor offense in May and he pled guilty. He filled out his application to his employer before that and he said no to all criminal related questions. He st... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

What happens when a supervisor does not enforce its policy on time and attendance?
Company has a policy on time and attendance. it has been an ongoing problem with tardiness for years. policy is very clear. the supervisor sends email and reminds everyone in meetings but there are th... applies to Mississippi  ·  0 answers

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

Can my boss make me work against doctors orders? Can he fire me but not others for the same reasons?
I have been working where I'm working for 5 years, with CVS Pharmacy. I've transferred twice, making 3 stores that I've worked at. I'm a shift supervisor. I have two kids. Just recently, I've been hav... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Unjustified demotion
My husband was given a promotion into a managerial position. Recently, he was demoted, though his supervisor will not call it a demotion. All of his managerial responsibilities have been removed and h... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

Can you refer me to an Chicago-area attorney whose specialty is employement retaliation?
My son's immediate supervisor fired him from his managerial position after he asked her to stop altering his time-worked information (which I believe is a federal offense) on his time card. From tht t... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Employee with Chronic illnesses losing job because of attendance
After missing a week of work due to the flu, I was told I was being replaced because my boss "is used to having someone who is there all the time". The HR Director brought up all my sick days (for whi... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Travel time
My employer pays me for travel time based on the amount of time mapquest says it should take me to get there. For example, I travel from Kittanning to Harmarville to get the turnpike which tkes me abo... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

commisisoned sales rep.
In short, I am a commissioned software sales rep. I get a base + 6% of the accounts I close. I have an employment contract. My boss, the VP of sales, and I get along great and he tells me he is very h... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Diagnos. with cancer worked thru chemo took a 2mo. disability w/radtion hours & benefits cut
Would it be considered medical discrimination if: My daughter returned to work after a 2 month disability absence only to find that the office had cut her hours from a full 8 hr. day 5 days a week to ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Is this discrimination?
I was hired for a job that makes me a "mandated reporter." Anytime I believe a child is in danger I am required, by law to report it. In asking a question as to if I was liable to report a person I kn... 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

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

Employee
Hello, I had an employee that worked as my assistant. He had no office experience until I took him in. Because of my big heart I co signed a car for him and bought him all kinds of gifts because he wa... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

My actual job duties include more than 20% non-exempt tasks. What...
...is needed to demonstrate that they are "not an essential part of and necessarily incident to" my exempt duties. My non-exepmt tasks include: repair, maintenance, calibration, and cleaning of equipm... applies to Illinois  ·  3 answers

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

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

What can an employer reveal about their employee to a possible new employer?
Before I begin, I would like to thank anyone who reads/answers my question for your time.I am unable to pay for a consultation, my husband and I live week to week-but I understand completely if you do... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Unlawful practices or ??
I have currently been employed at the same establishment for nearly 8 years. About three years ago new management took over and they have found every way to make my time at work miserable. It clear st... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Disparate Impact // Request for Counsel or referalls
My question is about disparate impact. Regarding my circumstances, I was an employee of very large corporation. As a protected employee engaging in a protected activity, namely intermittent FMLA, I pr... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Can my employer require me to use paid time off when working a reduced schedule?
I have fibromyalgia, arthritis, GERD and back problems. I had back surgery in September. I walk with a cane. I have filled out the FMLA forms for intermittent leave and have used it this year. I have ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

If you resign with 2 weeks notice and the company terminates you before your last day?
If you have accrued vacation & Sick Time shouldn't the company pay you for the time? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

is this legal
I work at McDonalds. My owner wants to deduct a dollar from our pay checks each time our drive through time goes over 200 seconds. is this legal applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Protection against Retaliation for blowing whistle ?
Several months ago I complained to my boss about a coworker that was falsely reporting the time they worked on our project. For 6 weeks this person falsified their time, even claimed to have worked ov... applies to Arizona  ·  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

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

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

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

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

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

can someone tell you to start looking for a new job if u turn down over time?
I was threatened that i would lose my job, after i explained that i couldnt work over time because my wife works nights, that we dont have a babysitter, and that we are down to one vehicle. applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

can someone tell you to start looking for a new job if u turn down over time?
I was threatened that i would lose my job, after i explained that i couldnt work over time because my wife works nights, that we dont have a babysitter, and that we are down to one vehicle. applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

can someone tell you to start looking for a new job if u turn down over time?
I was threatened that i would lose my job, after i explained that i couldnt work over time because my wife works nights, that we dont have a babysitter, and that we are down to one vehicle. applies to Wisconsin  ·  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2nd severence pkg from same company
I will be laidoff as of Feb 1, 2004. I have 14.5 years with this company. I was laidoff Jan 2002 from the same company and was given a severence package (2 weeks /year). My service time was reinstaed ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

I dont know what to do...
I've been with my employer for 4 years this October. Not long after I started my postion in the company which was customer service. I became very ill and had to be off of work due to my illnesses. I f... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

What if I make up the time during the same week, can that be counted against my FMLA 12 weeks?
So the company I work for allows us to make up time if we leave for an illness/appointment or if you arrive late for illness/appointment. If I do this should those hours I was gone be counted against ... applies to Nebraska  ·  0 answers

Must an employeer pay you on time?
My employer has neglected to pay the employees on time twice in the past month and a half, and it is wreaking havoc with my credit score and my bank account. We are supposed to be paid every other Wed... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

Can one go on a vacation while on FMLA and unable to work?
My mother put in for vacation time to go out of the country for 3 weeks several months prior to needing a leave of absence. In an unanticipated circumstance, she went to the doctor where they found lu... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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 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

should non-competes be identical for identical workers?
my non-compete with my employer restricts me from working in 2 counties. The same non-compete with similar workers (seniority job description, work performed, territory, pay, access to confidential in... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Tuition Reimbursement
Hello My company has a tuition reimbursement policy that states that if an employee leaves the company within 12 months of any tuition reimbursement, the employee must pay the company back in full. Ho... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

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

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

Competition/trade secret issues
Dear Mel, Your site has proved to be most informative and I thank you for that. I'd like to map out my situation for you as succinctly as possible in hopes that you can provide me with some general ad... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

Can 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

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

Docking a full day's pay from exempt employees
My question is: Can exempt employees be docked a full day's pay? I've taken an employment law class and I understood an exempt employee could not be docked at all or it would erode their salaried stat... applies to New York  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

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

I was up for full time. They have cut my hours and hired 2 new full time employees...
applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Salaried or not?
I am an RN who was hired to do the required government paper work in a long term care facility. I was hired at an hourly rate. After about a year and a half as an hourly employee, our company suddenly... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

if you have leave/vacation on the books & can your job tell you what you can use that for?
My boyfriend is was arrested and has not been back to work, and he has unused paid time with work that we have been calling in for him using. They are saying he cant use it if he is incarcerated. His ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

Ovetime, demanded stays without overtime and sexual harrasement
Hi Mel, I have a couple of questions for you any answers would help. First, I was required by my employer to stay after the usual 8 hour work day to satisfy the owner of the company and prove that I w... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Will I be able to escape the Non-Compete agreement if I change my area of work?
I have happened to enter into a Non-Compete agreement with my employer when I started off my job as a Software Developer. The Non-Compete Clause states that "the employee cannot perform the same or si... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

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

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

I WORK 44 HOURS STRAIGHT TIME EVERY WEEK.,WHY?
I HAVE WORKED FOR A MAJOR AGRICULTURE EQUIPMENT DEALERSHIP FOR 33 YEARS,IT IS OWNED BY A FARM FAMILY.WE HAVE APPROX 33 EMPLOYEES AND GROSS SALES ANNUALLY 8-10 MILLION.OUR STANDARD WORK WEEK IS 44 HOUR... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mis-classified employee?
Last August 2000 I switched from a 40hr. to a 32hr. work week with a matching reduction in pay. I was a "salaried,non-exempt employee & earned OT pay. I received a 3% merit increase in December 2000 d... applies to California  ·  2 answers

3 weeks and
okay i was hired 3 weeks ago, i have showed up to work everday, the supervisor said i was doing a great job, i had the most experience out of all the workers there....the night before i was let go, i ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

working 10 days straight, no overtime pay?
my friend works as a pharmacy technician in a retail pharmacy. the employer considers a workweek as friday through the following thursday. she's often scheduled to start work from sunday through tuesd... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Comp time for exempt employees
I work for a local non-profit agency. All employees are considered exempt. I work some weeks everyday 8 hours or more. My job requirements are teaching classes, invoicing, scheduling community classes... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Time of Discovery?
If I have copies of emails from work that prove my claims of harassment from my supervisor, and have offered these emails to corporate officers ( proof of that also) who have stated no interest in vie... applies to California  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

Denied the option of using intermittent leave that would have assisted me better.
I was approved for FMLA leave to care for my mother who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer/Dementia. She also suffered from rhematoid athritis. I requested Intermitted leave (reduced schedule) but was ... applies to Maryland  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Is it legal to dock an employees time when they have workmens comp.??
My husband was hurt at work and had to leave work for a doctors appt. and then returned with doctors note. The HR lady said his hours will be docked for any missed time due to the accident. applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

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

Wife Is Being Harassed At Work; What Can I Do?
My wife got a job as a salaried office manager back in March of '08. At the time of her employment, she works in the same office as the company's sales representative. Numerous times she has found the... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Can my supervisor retaliate against me for applying for another job within the company?
Hi, I recently applied for another job within the non-profit company that I work for. I notified my current supervisor of my interest in the new position and indicated on my work google calendar when ... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

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

I was asked to resign after taking 2 sick days off with the required jobs time off.
I called in sick to work on a Wednesday morning roughly a month after the death of my roommate of 9.5 years.I also told the job that I would not be in on the next day. I did have a doctors note and si... applies to Maine  ·  0 answers

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

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

Workers Comp Filed and then Blackballed
Hi, I work as a property manager, managing homeowner associations, and was in a car accident on my way home from a meeting one night. I immediatly called my supervisor and left a message on her voice ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Verbal & Physical Abuse On Job Site
I work for a new car dealership in NY State. I am in the position where I have authority over the mechanics in the repair shop, but no actual title as manager, etc. I am the dispatcher/service advisor... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Even though I am classified as exempt, I am required to be in the office at least 40 hrs per week.
I am a computer technician working as a contractor for the Federal government. My position is considered exempt, and I receive a salary. My work involves responding to help tickets from customers in m... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

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

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

Race based harassment with intentional infliction of distress
I am being harassed at work by two members of management. I am constantly being watched, circled, and reprimanded either verbally or in writing for actions that my fellow white co-workers get away wit... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shift work.
I perform computer help desk support for a large airline catering company in Memphis. I am an exempt employee (No overtime). My regular work hours were Monday -Friday 8:30am to 5pm (7.5 hours). My sup... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

as a nj employee can i take njfmla to care for my adult daughter who will have a c section.
my employer says "no" unless she is mentally challenged, which she is not. thanks applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

In Nevada can an employer reduce an employees pay without notice
In Nevada can an employee reduce an employees pay without notice such as the only notification the employee receives is seeing the reduction in their paycheck Example I was receiving ten dollars an ho... applies to Nevada  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Workers Compensation Retaliation
I'm a Deputy and was involved in a major accident in my patrol car on duty in route to a call. My supervisors insisted I go to the hospital and be checked out. (they drove me!) To make a long story sh... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Non-Compete for Software developers.
I am a software developer and was hired by Company A to work as a contractor for a client in the Bellevue area. Since Company A did not do H1B visas, they referred me to company B. So I am an empoyee ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Do you accrue fmla time like you would vacation or sick time? Or is it 12 weeks available at once?
I have been on fmla due to my son having leukemia for a year now. I went over the 12 weeks allotted the first year. Now the second year was supposed to start over on November 11th which is my hire dat... applies to Oregon  ·  0 answers

Can recertified FMLA be dennied if a required class is taken during the time specified ?
I had an ruptured diviticuli which resulted in abdominal abcess and two hospilizations with surgery. I obtained the required paperwork from MD and submitted and was on FMLA leave from july 10th to the... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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 demoted and my work schedule changed after returning to work after fmla maternity leave
Prior to leaving on maternity leave I asked my boss if I was not being hired full time due to me being pregnant. I asked because I have been with this department for many years, and people with only m... applies to California  ·  2 answers

Age Discrimination
My name is Grady Lollis, I am 56 years old. I have work for a Company a total of 32 years. 17 of those years, I have worked at two of their overseas locations (Panama, and Cyprus), as a Field Engineer... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Salaried Exempt? Maximum hours required to work?
My husband is a Quality Assurance Engineer for a company that creates software. When he was hired on six months ago, he asked about overtime in the interview and was told that it was not the norm. Sin... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Non-Compete Agreements for non-sales or executive employees
Question about non-sales or executive non-compete agreements: My position is as a Senior Manager (non-department head and not considered part of the company management team) of Human Resources. The in... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Asked to work while off the clock
I work for a relatively new company who requires it's employees to do their own "marketing" or advertising. This is done thru handing out materials and flyers to area businesses and placing flyers on ... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Can my supervisor pull my time sheet and repremand me about my FMLA time?
Back in June, my new supervisor(but worked here for years) had my co-worker go to personnel and ask for my last six months of timesheets. Then my sup called me into her office, and started showing me ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

working 70 hours, never receive overtime or comp time
i am a courier/messenger for an armored service business. i usually work 13 or 14 hour days. on average i work about 70 hours weekly but i only get paid regular time.should i be getting paid overtime?... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

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

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 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

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

Some Companies Don't like Ethical Questions
Hello, I was recently terminated from a company in what I think was the end of a retaliatory process. It started with my requesting an ombudsman or arbitrator, after I had not been able to resolve som... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Some Companies Don't like Ethical Questions
Hello, I was recently terminated from a company in what I think was the end of a retaliatory process. It started with my requesting an ombudsman or arbitrator, after I had not been able to resolve som... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Can I lose my company paid health insurance while on medical leave?
I was hospitalized for 4 days and am currently under Dr care and my return date is not known at this time. My employer sent me a certified letter stating that I left my employment on my last day of wo... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can I lose my company paid health insurance while on medical leave?
I was hospitalized for 4 days and am currently under Dr care and my return date is not known at this time. My employer sent me a certified letter stating that I left my employment on my last day of wo... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Is reporting a violation to HR a protected action?
About a year ago, my boss asked our entire team to falsify time records in order to remove vacation time from the books. We are a publicly traded company. I challenged the directive when it was given ... applies to Missouri  ·  0 answers

Can my employer deduct payment for insurance coverage I did not have?
I was laid off in January for about 3 weeks. I lost my health benefits at that time. When they called me back to work (full-time)they never re-instated my insurance. Whenever I asked about it they gav... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Company Buyout
On friday January 9th, 2009 I cam to work and was working a normal day, all was thought to be going good for my company. I came in on Monday January 12th, 2009, to find out that on Saturday January 10... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

Unused Vacation TIme Arizona
I was recently terminated from my job of 22 months without reason. I have 55.50 hours of unused vacation time that I believe I am owed. I am researching but find different answers from different websi... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

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

Am I required to request FMLA leave to take my wife to doctors appointment?
My employers HR manager is trying to require me to take FMLA to take my wife to prenatal doctor appointments. I have been using my vacation time to cover the time off with more than a weeks notice to ... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Can 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

Harrasment in the work place
I was hired by the city in Feb 2002 in a specialized feild in which i have 18 years of expereince for a better quality of life 300 miles from my hometown. After my probationary period in which i recei... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Time period to challenge new employment
Is there a time period (ie. 30 days) that my former employer has to challenge my employment at a competing company once I'm hired or can they take action anytime during the 2 year period, even if I ha... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

CAN I BE FIRED FOR MISSING WORK DUE TO MY ASTHMA
I have had several problems with my asthma over the past year resulting in me missing some time from work now and then. I have been taken off work a couple of times by my doctor and I have given those... applies to California  ·  3 answers

Can a county agency take away earned vacation time?
I work for a county agency. I had earned 441 hours of vacation under a previous sheriff, he allowed us to accumulate extra vacation. By state statute I can only carry 360 hours. Early this year we (de... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Can you force comission employees to work OT?
I work for a debt consolidation agency where I was originally hired as a " comission only " employee. Due to the fact that some weeks, there are some employees that DO NOT acquire any deals the employ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Am I being black balled?
I am a 35 year old single full time mother and full time student. I was a Corrections officer for eight years and was wrongfully terminated. Arbritration and appeals to no avail. I have been unemploye... applies to Maine  ·  0 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

Loss of benefits
I was in a car accident and as a result took an extended medical leave of absence from work. I was just told after being back in my old position for 3 weeks that the day I came back to work was my fir... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Would there be any legal consequences if I do work for 2 competitors at the same time ?
I do not work with confidential information, I do not have any relation with account management, clients or suppliers or any other case that would affect any of the 2 companies business but I have sig... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

Can my employer tell you an hour before your shift is over that there is manditory overtime?
On a regular basis we finish our work at least and hour before our scheduled quiting time. They make us leave so they save money but on certain days they'll walk around an hour before quiting time and... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Do I have legal recourse or grounds for protection?
I am a married white man, not quite 40, and work for the food industry for XYZ company. A month ago, I went to a bar, also owned by XYZ company, after work (1:45 am) to buy a coworker a birthday drink... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

What will I be paid today???
I have worked at a CPA firm for 5 years. For 4 of those years we were salaried. Last summer we were forced to go to hourly and were reduced to 32 hours per week. We worked 32 hours a week for several ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Can my employer cut my residual income form commissions if I am absent due to illness/vacation ect
I am a salaried employee who gets commission on top of a small base. Recently my employer started to deduct my residuals by the days I am absent/late ect. (I am 8 months pregnant, going on leave tomor... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Fired after reporting a workplace violence incident sustaining injuries
I am a 33 y/o black female with a Masters in Public Administration. I was hired into an unclassified position on July 19, 2007 at the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. On July 1, 2010, I e... applies to Louisiana  ·  0 answers

Unpaid wages from temp agency
This is a tricky one. I have gone to mediation and the small claim is going to trial. I worked for a temp agency that placed me at a trash company from 12/06-7/08. I was requested to keep my own times... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

can I be forced to use vacation for a sick day?
my employer has a new policy where they force you to use your vacation for sick time. We accrue sick days, but if you do not have enough sick time in the bank and call in we now are forced to use a va... applies to Iowa  ·  0 answers

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

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

How does seniority work ?
I know someone who has been working for a Government job building schools since 2002. Theres been other people hired after him with less time working for the company. This job works on and off due to ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

salary cuts
The school I work for is cutting all employee salaries by 6% starting next month. We all have written agreements which state our salary for the year. Is this legal? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

Docked for hours though salaried?
I am a salaried CIO. I get an hour here and there taken off my check because I quote "could not be found so assumed I was out sick" (which I was not and certainly could have been found) or I said I wa... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

Sexual Discrimination/Retaliation
Sexual Discrimination/Retaliation After having consulted a couple of different attorney's I am getting conflicting advice on how to proceed with my case. After complaining about inappropriate requests... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

if i file for bankruptcy, does that have the potential to negate the current non compete im under
I came into a gym and rose to district manager due to my vast experience in the personal training industry. I was let go for not returning a phone call in 30min time frame. I'm now restricted by 50 mi... applies to Michigan  ·  0 answers

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

Have I been discriminated against?
I am young, black, and pregnant and I believe I have just recently been fired because of all of the above. I recently was promoted to one of nineteen Supervisors, making me the youngest black female t... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What should i do?
I have been working for Weis Markets for six months now. I was originally working for the local Wendy’s in town until a good friend of mine asked me if I would be interested in working at Weis as an... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I turned in a memo on a supervisor for threats and harrasment.. but it was lost. what do I do
I turned in a memo to my head supervisor (I am a federal employee)about basically taking the last straw. On many occassions the supervisor belittled me. Then on one occasion over the radio for all sta... applies to West Virginia  ·  0 answers

can an employer take disciplinary action against an employee for something a spouse did?
My husband posted videos on YouTube of an after hours party of people doing karoake. No one was obviously drunk but during the video there were people drinking beer. applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

W4 discrepancy
Is it right to for an employer not to pay a newly hired employee a paycheck if there's a discrepancy with the W4 form i.e. entered exempt but was not qualified as one? Is it acceptable if there were e... applies to California  ·  1 answer

1 week after layoff, still not allowed to come for personal property
The company site in California went through massive layoff a week ago, and we were given little time to pack up. I was told to come back for the rest of my property, and an off-site HR person tries to... applies to California  ·  0 answers

MONEY FOR ACCRUED SICK TIME
CAN I COLLECT MONEY FOR ACCRUED SICK TIME AFTER GETTING FIRED? applies to California  ·  2 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sexual Harrassment, Retaliation, Hositle working environment
About a year ago, I accepted an opportunity within my company to move into another role within the Finance Department. (Mar 03) The Sr. Finance Analyst was a man who at the time was not my direct boss... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

My new boss has taken away all acomodations regarding my FMLA
I have been on FMLA since 2008 for acute rheumatoid arthritis. Since this time I have been allowed to work from home on sick days and make up any time in the office at my discretion. My work has never... applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

Non-Compete Statute of Limitation
I was curious as to whether there is a statute of limitations on Non-Compete agreements. I have a one year non-compete agreement which expired a few weeks ago. During the one year time of my non-compe... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

i was turned down for fmla which i have to care for her when needed
My mothers brother in law died, I took my mother to the cities to attend the funeral, since she is in a wheel care and doesn't walk much. she has kidney failure, heart problems, does not drive. I took... applies to Wisconsin  ·  0 answers

Help Help Help
I was wondering, I own a small employment service that I started in 1999 . At the time I hired on my stepmom and as it grew I hired on my half sister. They both signed no compete clause with me . 2 ye... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

I feel as though I am being retaliated against because I took an FMLA leave
On 7/2/09 I took a maternity LOA. On 8/4/09, I became eligible for FMLA. After some resistance and push back from my employer, my leave was finally designated as FMLA. My vacation pay was taken, but I... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  0 answers

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

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

FMLA time and Disability
IF someone goes out on disability, can their time be counted as FMLA? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

PC Help Desk Overtime
I was hired with a company with "full-time salaried employment status" back in June 2006 to work as a computer help desk tech. It was always commonplace to work overtime, it came with the job. I have ... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Can I get Sundays off to attend church?
Is it illegal for an employer to not give an employee who wishes to start attending church Sundays off? applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

AM i entitled to receive payment for vacation time earned and not taken when I resign?
Over the past few months my supervisors have been on "witch hunt" for information to get me on. Due to the constant feeling of dread I have not taken my allotted vacation time I have earned. The compa... applies to New Jersey  ·  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 / represent me (x-employee) applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

travel expense reimbursement for a W2 employee
I had interviewed for, and subsequently received an offer for W2 subcontract employment from a contracting company in NY state for work in NY state. I am a resident of Florida. Both during the talks w... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

Can you have more than one FMLA if one is for a family member an then one is for self or combined?
I would like to find out if you can advise if you work for a company and you was taking FMLA for a sick parent and has used that time (35 days so far) and now myself have been put out because I have c... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

How can I get the Federal court to help me.
Can the Federal Court scrutinize the EEOC's actions? I feel cheated. I had a retaliation case with a reasonable cause finding. We had conciliation. Investigator told me I didn't need attorney because ... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

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

How do I take care of a hostile employer?
I work at a coffee shop, and many things have happened there that were very hostile and abusive towards me. I would like to know what I can do to solve this problem. For example, a lady came through t... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

my husband has been told he is too expensive for overtime
My husband trained his boss, he has worked at the same company for 20 plus years and is now 49 years old. He works in a lab with 4 other guys all of whom have less time on the job than him. He is bypa... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Afraid Employer Will try to screw me out of bonus earned
I am a grant writer for a non profit. I am paid hourly and also on a Grant Writer/Incentive Bonus plan, which I have a copy of. The terms are that I would be paid on a percentage 2%, 3% and 10%(with a... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

I was approved for FML in May for my pregnancy (due in DEC)
I was approved for FML in May for my pregnancy (Due in DEC) and i have taken several days off. I recently inquired how many hours i had available to me, at this time, i was instructed I have taken too... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  2 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

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

Which states laws to follow for resignation from an out of state employer?
I worked in California for a company based in New York. I recently gave notice (2 weeks) and served out that time. They did not hand over my final check at that time, and have still not paid out wages... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Can 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

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

Wrongfull termination
Mel can you please tell if I have a case. I worked for KS Management where I was fultime employee for almost a year. I had been with company for over three years as temp.I believe I was wrongfully ter... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

No performance review, then fired.
I was recently fired shortly after telling my boss that I was unhappy in my position. We agreed that he would support me while I found a new job and I would help him get someone to take over my job. A... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Was I wrongfully Discharged
I was told I was terminated for a violation of the employee conduct policy. I was a Supervisor, another Supervisor the same level as me logged on to a computer that I previously used and got into my p... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

Commissions - are they payable after termination.
With no definition of what happens to commissions after an employee is terminated in their contract, there is no other employees who receive payment of commissions once terminated. Is the precendent e... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

Does laying off employees at the same time under different terms qualify as discrimination?
On 12/2 I received notice that I was being laid off and that 12/13 would be my last day (two weeks notice, effectively). On 12/4 I received a company-wide email announcing layoffs at our Philippines o... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

Game Plan for Paid Leave after FMLA Expires
After checking various sections of your portal, I have the following question: My wife is currently disabled and is nearing the end of her 12-week FMLA period. As she needs additional time for treatme... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Defamation and Retaliation
To begin I worked as an exempt HR Generealist and had to do an investigation in our department based on discrimination. The victim had sevearl complaints over a 5 to 10 month time frame and the suspec... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Does a law set a maximum on the number of hours worked?
Is there a law stating a maximum amount of voluntary overtime an employee can work in a work week? applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Release of information
What type of information may we give out to a potential employer seeking for information on a terminated employee in the state of Illinois? I was under the impression that we were only allowed to give... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Employee Handing Out Performance Survey at Workplace
Assuming there is no prohibition in the written policies of the company I work for, is it otherwise legal for me to hand out a questionnaire to my fellow employees asking them to rate and comment on m... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

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

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

incentive program for hourly employees
I often have trouble finding time to educate my employees during normal business hours that my business is open to the public. Also, I would like to put a program together to reward my inside sales pe... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

disciplined for not prearranging an absence (even death)
I earn Personal Time Off (PTO) for every 40 hours worked to use for vacation, sick, or personal time off. My company has just changed its PTO policy. If I call in sick or have a family emergency or ev... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

Situation is very detailed.
Is there anything that can be done when you have a situation where 1 employee threatens another & assaults her during break but not on employer property and it is reported to mgmnt and case closed say... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is "due process" in a CBA between school employer and emoployee organization?
No employee shall be disciplined, reprimanded, suspended, or discharged without due process. What does due process mean? Is there a standard definition? Can it mirror just cause? applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

Can my case fall under the whistleblower act
My employer clocked me out for 4 hours saying I was smoking when in fact I have proof that I was servicing clients during that time period. I reported this matter to the regional manager that I was fo... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

is there anything i can do?
i have been working for acompany for almost a year now they are based out sd but i work for them in a shop in ia. i am always being degraded and never given a chance to learn my job. my boss and his f... applies to Iowa  ·  0 answers

Need to know if I can take any action about my termination...that happened during psychiatric treatm
I have worked at the same job for 16 years. This past July I had a breakdown. My boss set me up for short term disability and Family medical leave (both at the same time). I have been seeing two docto... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Can I be fired for refusing to travel?
I have a young child at home in which I am the caresgiver. I work overtnight shift and my employee as asked me to travel to cover staff shortage in Maryland 2 hour away. Can I be fired for refusing to... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

Recourse for Job Elimination?
I was employed on 11/5/01 and laid-off due to job elimination on 12/17/01 (6 weeks) from a Sr. IT Management position with Definity Health Corporation. I was told 3 days after I became employed that m... applies to Minnesota  ·  1 answer

Am I required to give a percentage to the owner of my salon for out of salon work?
I work at a commission based salon (%50 %50). I've been doing weddings for some of my clients through my salon. Am I required to give a percentage of my earnings to my employer? Some of these jobs req... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Re: Discrimination - Am I too late? Is Union culpable, too?
I am a 44 year old professional female, a Union member, working for a major well-known corporation. I work in a male dominated field and women are outnumbered by men 4 to 1 at my location. There are 1... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Unlawful Termination?
Hi! I am a professional who had a career as a Cash Manager. I have an accounting degree as well. During my personal time, I enjoy modeling for my "adult" website. I was fired from my position after be... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Can you work more than 40 hours, but less than 80 at the same location for two different employers.
I work for a hospital as an NP full time (37.5 hours) during the week. A group of doctors at the hospital wants to hire me to make rounds for them on the weekends at the hospital which is a related bu... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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

Agency failure to follow own rules.
According to a written policy, the use of corporal punishment will be grounds for immediate termination, an employee made those allegations against me on May 5, 2009. My supervisors adressed them on M... applies to Alabama  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

Can I 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

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

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

I was harassed at my workplace last year and eventually quit due to more harassment by co- workers u
Is there a time frame in which to file a claim. I was sexually harassed at my workplace last year by a co-worker, He was fired but when others found out I reported him they all treated me badly. I eve... applies to Iowa  ·  0 answers

I was harassed at my workplace last year and eventually quit due to more harassment by co- workers u
Is there a time frame in which to file a claim. I was sexually harassed at my workplace last year by a co-worker, He was fired but when others found out I reported him they all treated me badly. I eve... applies to Iowa  ·  1 answer

Can an LPN be forced into an exempt status?
A few LPN's in my co. were changed to exempt status to save the co. money. I still have the same duties as before, patient care,med passes, treatments supervision of aides,scheduling, we interview pro... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

Is there a time frame?
applies to Georgia  ·  1 answer

none
no questions at this time applies to Minnesota  ·  0 answers

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

Government Contractor revising own policy
I work for a gov't contractor, we are under the SCA and are to receive an X amount of vacation time on our 1st anniversary date and ea aniver date there after My employer chose upfront to have their o... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

What is the best advice you can give to me given this current situation?
I've been having some problems with a new HR Director in my job. I feel since she came to work in our company she's been nothing but hostile towards me. I have viewed my complaints during our director... applies to New Jersey  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can 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

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

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

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

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

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

I am a salaried employee that is paid bi-weekly. I called in late once last week and only worked 5 hours and then the last day of my employment this week I was late by over two hours. I gave my resignation with no notice on that last day. Can my employer
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Employer compliance with personnel policies
Does an employee have any recourse when the employer is violating it's own personnel policies? Specifically, not providing performance evaluations and not providing the necessary tools and information... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Can my employer change the percent I am vested in my 401(k) after firing me?
I had 7 years and 10 months with the company. The company 401(k) policy states an employee is 100% vested after 6 years. When I checked my account to roll over, they are only awarding 80%. Is that leg... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

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

What if earned vacation is changed from work in the prior year to work in the current year?
I worked for a company for 44 years. For 40 years, the vacation that you took in the current year was for the time you worked the prior year. You did not get vacation the first year of employment. The... applies to Ohio  ·  2 answers

Holding severance for unpaid travel allowance.
I was recently laid off. I signed a severance package stating I would receive a lump sum payment of 1 month's salary along with the week I had already worked along with unused vacation time. This tota... applies to Kansas  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wrongful termination?
What exactly qualifies "wrongful termination"? In August, I left my job of nearly two years to work for my father's company. Two weeks after I began working for my father, he left the house - and walk... applies to California  ·  1 answer

What do I do after quitting one company for another upon their request and I havent worked since?
I worked for a company, found a better job. The company I was going to told me that I couldn't put in a two week notice because they needed me to start the next week. I quit the job and have worked tw... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

Piracy laws
An ex-employee has been coming in to our place of business trying to recruit current employees for her new employer. Her method includes bad mouthing our company up to and including bringing applicati... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Is my non-compete binding if I was fired?
I was recently fired from my sales position with a distributor of building materials, and since then two suppliers have approached me to go into business for myself to rep their lines. I signed a cont... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

Employer will not accept physician release
My employer has asked me to take a fitness exam after my physician released me back to my job without limitation. I had a partial shoulder replacement on January 26th. I did not ask my employer for me... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

Discrimination and Worker's Compensation
I built a store for a large company five years ago. I am company trainer and Manager. Have a new District Manager. I was injured in August(first time in my life), a six-foot beem came down and hit me ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Demotion with no reason given
I was recently told that a Program Coordinator from another of our company offices would be replacing me (I was the Program Coordinator in my office). I was told this decision was because I was going ... applies to California  ·  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

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

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

My non compete states a period of 18months. I only worked for this company as a 1099 contract employee. I only worked there for 6 months. Can the non-compete really hold true for all 18 months of I only worked there for 6months. The company is worried abo
applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Fight a no compete
I worked for a retail company for seven years. When I started in 1997 I signed a no compete clause. This contract was ammended in 2004 to cover more areas of the country. Later in 2004 I was terminate... applies to Minnesota  ·  1 answer

Denied a promotion.
I have been employed at a major aerospace company since 1979 -- 21+ years. For 15+ of those years I have worked in its public relations office for the manager of Community Relations, along with a staf... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Does this qualify as insubordination?
On December 30, 2009 I was written up for insurbordination by my Supervisor. I completely disagree with the reasons I am being written up for insubordination. I did not, not accept the initial request... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

discrimination /retaliation or both
The company I worked for was sold on April 1st 2006 The regional manager for the new company came aboard and started making decisions based on what the old supervisor suggested to him for example " th... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do i have a legal lawsuit
I was fired because i reported harassment on the job i went back and forth through my chain of commands still nothing was done i was continully harassed i wasn't getting anywhere through my employers ... applies to South Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

Severance pay for maternity leave
Is it legal for an employer to lay off pregnant employees before/during/after maternity leave without additional compensation for medical leave of absence benefits in their severance agreement even th... applies to California  ·  1 answer

Salary and Hourly Differences
What is the difference between salary and hourly? Is it just based on overtime differences? If you leave an hour early when you're a salaried employee, can the employer deduct that hour from your sala... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

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

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

Can 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

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

Requirements for overtime pay
My daughter works in a jewelery company in NYC. She is classified as an exempt employee, and her salary is $28,000 per year. She is not supervising other employees and is doing routine specification w... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

Repayment of signing bonus and relocation expenses
After seven months of employment I am considering leaving my company. I received relocation compensation, a signing bonus, and a one-time interest free loan (payments are deducted from my salary for 1... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

I filed bankruptcy with included a loan I obtained from my employer. Subsequently I was terminated.
Can an employer retaliate against an employee for filing bankruptcy and including a loan obtained from the employer? applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

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

Is my demotion unjust?
I work at a job in which it is only one person on the clock at a time. (I've been here for a little over a month now.) I had a terrible nose bleed that caused me to almost pass out. I called my manage... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

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

Does my winter break count towards my 12 weeks of FMLA time?
applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Is it true in 2011 all ee's including salary are to record their time?
applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

After 2 years of silence my former company is now collecting relo expenses. Do I have options?
I was a manufacturing engineer in the pharmaceutical industry and was with the company for over 2.5 years. The relocation expenses are for failing to complete 2-years of work after I was relocated to ... applies to California  ·  0 answers

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

Arizona's - "Right to Work" vs "Non-Compete"
Non-Compete question: I'm an employee working from my home in Phoenix, AZ. My employer is in St. Louis MO. and they would like for me to sign a non-compete after 3yrs of being employed.. they say that... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

performance reviews and rankings
Our company now does regularly scheduled employee "rankings" and the bottom 5-10% are fired. These rankings are based on our perfromance reviews. My boss recently turned in a negative performance revi... applies to Indiana  ·  1 answer

Will I qualify for FMLA if I go out on Maternity Leave 3-weeks prior to my 12-month anniversary date
I began working for my current employer on February 23, 2011. I just found out I was pregnant and my due date is February 1, 2012. This is 23-days prior to the 12-month requirement for FMLA eligibilit... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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

Is a Confidential/Non-Compete Agreement valid if only signed by the employee and not the employer?
Almost 13 years ago when beginning employment, I signed a non-compete form, but the employer may not have signed the document. Would it be valid without the employer's/representative's signature and d... applies to Washington  ·  0 answers

Forced to sign non-compete or lose year end bonus
My employer has just sent out a very broad non compete (2 years, globally) to limit me from working for a like company. The email states that my 2004 bonus and 2004 options will be witheld unless I si... applies to Texas  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Did my employer violate FMLA?
I had called off from (i believe) 9-15 june, 2011; this was a total of four working days. I cited severe depression and anxiety attacks as the reason, but was not informed that the leave fell under FM... applies to Indiana  ·  0 answers

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

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

Is an employer allowed to call a restaurant to get a copy of a receipt for a meal that employee exp
and is the restaurant allowed to furnish a copy of receipt and itemized copy of what was ordered at their restaurant without contacting patron first applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

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

Abusive Boss / Harrasment / Humiliation / Age Discrimination?
HELP! I have worked for a company as an Administrative Specialist for 3 1/2 years now. I don't know if I have any recourse against what is happening to me, but my co-workers have been urging me to get... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

Contractor to Employee under Non-Compete
I am a contractor in the IT field. I am currently working a contract at a client in Iowa, through a firm in New Jersey. I have worked with the contracting firm a number of times, and one clause is non... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

what should i tell my boss?
i am the only employee at a gas bar and variety store. the owner (my boss) likes to hug me, kiss me on the cheek and coment on my physical apperance. i am a very friendly person in general. in uncomef... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Church Politics
I was terminated from my job of 10 years as a Facility Manager of a rather large Episcopal Church. Every year a new "lay" employee is delegated the task of Buildings and Grounds, of which I am subject... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Can an employer dock our paycheck?
Hello Is it legal for an employer in CA to reduce the hourly rate of an employee that has been calling in sick and having personal issues a bit too often? This is being done for a "probation" period. ... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

denial of long term disability benefits because fired
I have an accepted worker's comp claim. My physician took me off work. I was paid total temporary disability payments through comp. The company has a benefits program that pays 100% of salary for 8 we... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

AS A EMPLOYER WHEN AM I OBLIGATED TO PAY DRIVE TIME WHEN I FURNISH A COMPANY VEHICLE.
applies to Kentucky  ·  0 answers

What is law for between terms for school teachers if laid off from full time job?
applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

What is law for between terms for school teachers if laid off from full time job?
applies to Ohio  ·  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

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

Unpaid 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

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

Mandatory use of a company-sponsored program
Hello, Mel- I am a W-2'd, 100% commissioned employee. My employer has an agreement with an outside vendor and we are required to pay for and use their services. Since this was a mandatory, non-negotia... applies to Illinois  ·  0 answers

Discrimination against males
I just resigned from my job for various reasons. One of the reasons is my boss who is a female makes many comments on how she hates men and that she wishes she had more women working in the office bec... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Unfair demotion?
Unfair demotion? Wednesday November 5th 2014 I was supposed to go into work hourly manager at 12pm I called the restaurant while in the waiting room of the ER around 10am to let my supervisor who was ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can an employer garnish the wages of an employee who was working when a restaurant was robbed?
My brother-in-law was a manager at a restaurant when it was held up at gunpoint. Now, the restaurant owners are trying to say that he is responsible for the stolen money. They are telling him that the... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

Employer having to pay twice......
I am an owner of a company. My employees are responsible for certain policies and procedures of the company. Some of which entail returning product to the manufacturer's for credit and to track this p... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Geographic Limitation
I will be freelancing and my non-compete from a previous employer has a geographic limit of 60 miles. Does this apply to where I live, where the client is located or both? In other words, if my client... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

Can my employer cut my wages 1/2 if I do not agree & what about my accrued Paid Time Off?
Our office is downsizing. They are talking of cutting our wages in half. Is this legal? This is an "at will" work office in Georgia with head office in Universal City, TX. Also, I have accrued over 15... applies to Georgia  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

dealine
I would to know what is the deadline to sue a company for sexually harassment the time period that a person has? applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

Discrimination or Favoritism?
In April 2008, I accepted a position of Account Sales Manager with my employer. After a month in the position, I knew the physical and time requirements made this an a rough if not impossible long ter... applies to Arizona  ·  1 answer

Do I have 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Retaliation and pregnancy discrimination, all-in-one!
I recently called HR's attention to the poor behavior of my supervisor, regarding comments she had made about pregnancy and family leave. As this would soon affect me, it was urgent to get it out ther... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Do I Have a Provable Case of Retaliation
I was hired at a youth drug rehab center as a treatment assistant in Oregon. I worked there for 6 months and never had any write-ups, never called in sick, and had one complaint (but ended up getting ... applies to Oregon  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

Chronic and permanent Illness and Fmla
I have epilepsy... here is whats happened to me with employment in the past 6 months and yes I am seeking a lawyer for civil or any suit if you find any discrepencies. march 4th fmla was sent a certif... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

My boss "joked" that she thinks about punching me all the time and had done it more than once and in front of several employees. What should i do? I'm scared to say something and gwt fired.
applies to Tennessee  ·  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

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

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

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

Non-compete
I am a software consultant and I have been in the country 6 years. I was a on H1B but have gained my green card in 2001. The company that put me out to a client in ILLINOIS that I have been at for the... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Is getting paid under the table illegal and can taxes be taken out?
My boss decided to pay me under the table for the past few pay periods to avoid paying taxes. If I am getting paid with cash, is he allowed to take out taxes from the money he is giving me? He also di... applies to New Jersey  ·  1 answer

Time Frame to File Legal Documents
I wrote last year about a unpaid wages issue and followed your suggestion to contact a lawyer. After looking at my case the lawyer agreed it was a solid case and accepted responsibility to recover my ... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

Bench policies for consulting companies
I was living in NC when I received an offer from a consulting company in NY. Before accepting the job, I made sure to cover issues (verbally and through email) such as the 'bench' and what would happe... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Sexual harassment
My wife was recently 'forced' to leave her job due to repeated sexual advances and lude behavior by her boss. He would repeatedly corner her, rub up against her, look down her shirt or rub her leg whi... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Can I sue for my employer leaking information?
My employment was terminated approximately 1 year ago. I have always heard that it was illegal for an employer to discuss terms and reasons for termination with other employees, however, I recently me... applies to California  ·  2 answers

A co-workers unsubstantiated opinion cost me an employment contract
A former co-worker shared his negative opinion of me with a company that had accepted me for employment. Unfortunately, his unsubstantiated opinion cost me an employment contract. I would like to know... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can I be fired 3 days after handing in a "temporary full disability note" from my doctor?
On May 17th, 2011 I handed into my employer a note from my doctor placing me on temporary full disability. On May 19th. 2011 I received a work email with the following: Jeremy I am assuming at this po... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bad Referal
I have recently applied for a new job, listing my current job as a reference. When the new job called my place of employment, the manager falsely accused me of stealing from the company and being a ba... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SALARY TO HOURLY
I'VE BEEN WORKING FOR THIS COMPANY FOR 5 YEARS AT MY 2ND YEAR THEY PROMOTED ME TO OFFICE MANAGER AND THEY ALSO SWITCH ME FROM HOURLY TO SALARY AFTER JULY OF 2003 I WAS WORKING FROM 48 HOURS TO 56 HOUR... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

Charged filed with EEOC/Resigned after
Below is the letter I sent to EEOC dated 8/4/13. I have not received a response from EEOC to date. However, I was told by a former employee that EEOC sent a letter to my previous employer on 8/20 for ... applies to Ohio  ·  0 answers

Am I at risk of violating my non-compete agreement?
I was recently contacted by a retained search firm about an excellent career advancement opportunity. Upon completing the selection process, I was offered the job. I am concerned however that my curre... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do I have to move because of a non-compete
3yrs ago I partnered with an individual and we created a company together. Since then, I've decided to go on my own. Our shareholders agreement contains a non-compete agreement that states that I cann... applies to North Carolina  ·  1 answer

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

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

Overtime for Salaried Employees
I am a salaried exepmt employee. I am forced to work a lot of overtime. No less than 65 hours a week and up to 80 hours on a regular basis. I have kept track of all of my hours on a spreadsheet since ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

Can I open a new business in the same field when my divorce is final?
I wish to start a new business in the same industry as the one in which my soon to be ex-husband and I own. I manage the current business and most of the customers will want to switch over to my compa... applies to Michigan  ·  1 answer

Split FMLA time?
Me and my wife both work for the state of Oklahoma and our HR is telling us that we can't both take 12 weeks, but that we have to share it. I have searched every law I can find and nothing says that s... applies to Oklahoma  ·  0 answers

i have a 6 month non-compete. if i hate my job, then isn't this to my advantage to just quit?
that way, i can emjoy 6 months paid and not have to work and just take soem time off. thanks! applies to New York  ·  1 answer

National origion discrimination
Hello, I Have been employed for state for past 6 years. on march 2009 I was fired and my wife asked to resign for a reason stating " Unacceptable personal conduct" the conduct was I was making a perso... applies to North Carolina  ·  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

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

Do I have a case for harrasment and defamation of character
I recently left an organization for several reasons voluntarily, however, due to the culture of the business I felt forced to leave. I live in CO and the organization is in MN. I was harassed by an em... applies to Colorado  ·  0 answers

Who addresses complaints of workplace violence?
I have a question regarding workplace violence: Whose responsibility is it to address a potentially violent worker-a co-worker or the management? My friend works in a nursing home, and one of her co-w... applies to New York  ·  1 answer

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

Discrimination, retaliation for FMLA or harrassment?
Is this discrimination,retaliation for using FMLA or harrassment? I have several medical conditions that cause me to miss work on an intermittant basis. I have been employed with a local government ag... applies to Nebraska  ·  1 answer

Pregnancy Discrimination
I am currently in an employment discrimination case with a Fortune 500 company. I worked for them for almost 6 years, was a vested employee, and two days after disclosing my pregnancy they terminated ... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

What actions could I take for mistreatment at a private club, an american legion?
Hello, I would first like to thank you for taking the time to listen to my story. I worked at an American Legion (a private club) for about a year, until I recently quit. My boss had 3 of her children... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

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

Can I sue an employer that lied to me during an interview to get me to accept the job?
My entire 12 successful career was with a company that ranked number 5 in the Fortune 500. I had worked in several deferent businesses this company owned and was a valued employee. In order to get the... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

Is this harrassment or just a bad HR Dept?
**Long post, just trying to be thorough** A few years ago, I began using FMLA leave to cover days off I needed because of complications with my bi-polar disorder and some troubles my wife has with her... applies to Ohio  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is there any way to protect myself against false accusation of sexual harrassment?
I'm atleast six yards away and ask her playfully "will you need company," since it was dark and I already had startled her when she first walked in the area. No one else was around at the time of the ... applies to North Carolina  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

FMLA time
I am currently on intermittent FMLA leave in order to care for my disabled son. My boss is extremely against FMLA to the point of putting a letter in my file for excessive absenteeism. Since I also ha... applies to Illinois  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can i make up an unpaid 8hr FMLA day in the same week on sat or sun to have my 40hrs.
I have a son with cancer he goes for treatment every tuesday for roughly 6-8 hours at times other appointment or treatment take place changing this in to an all day event. My manager has change, i hav... applies to Massachusetts  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Is it legal for an employer to switch from hourly to salary with-out the consent of the employee?
The company which I worked for, switched from Hourly to salary so they would not have to pay overtime,without the consent of the employees that were hired on at an hourly rate, also the same company m... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Fired as a Bank Associate for being less than $90 over/ 1st time
Unwarranted termination- Do I have any recourse if I believe to have been terminated, not based on racially discriminating practices, but definitely socially biased reasons? applies to New York  ·  1 answer

What additional information would I need to provide for EEOC to reconsider their pre-determination
I was fired for falsifying my timecard (gross misconduct). At phone hearing with OESC, I learned my boss falsified my time card and fired me for it. I filed a charge of retaliation with EEOC and their... applies to Oklahoma  ·  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

final wages
I work on h1b visa ..recently i moved to new company and my previous employer stopped paying my salary for last 2 months ..I sent him couple of emails and left couple of voice messages but no response... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

Enforceable non compete?
I'm currently starting up a business here in Florida. I'm looking to hire someone as an employee to work from his home in New Jersey. My candidate is unsure about working for me because he currently h... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

fmla
If my fmla time is not enough top cover the rest of my medical leave can I lose my job. applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

fired for false accusation
I worked for Stuart Anderson's Black Angus as a server/bartender for about a year and a half with no problems. In my last month of employment, a new general manager was hiired and started changing eve... applies to California  ·  1 answer

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

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

I was laid off and then someone else was hired 30 days later to fill my position.
Is it legal to layoff employees and then fill them a short time later? applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

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

can you keep shift bid seniority if you transfer within county from a non-competetive job to a compe
a county employee from a non- competetive union job transfered into a competetive county union job (same union)...do they have seniority with shift bids? I understand keeping benefits, but can you jus... applies to New York  ·  0 answers

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Am I a victim of age discrimination?
I am 52 years old and work as a teacher for a private school, and have been with the school for three years. During that time, I have seen several incidences of young mothers receiving better schedule... applies to Texas  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

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

Do I have a case?
I work with a mentally handicap man at his house and over the winter I was made to shovel our driveway 5 times in a 30 day span. We have people who are suppose to plow on a regular basis or if we info... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  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

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

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

I wasn't paid for time spent being reprimanded and fired is it legal?
In early March I was accused of lying to a client, and was promptly suspended by the manager who himself was reprimanded, because I could not finish my job based on his actions. I spent fifteen minute... applies to Maine  ·  0 answers

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

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

Is it Non compete if do same job but not competing? Also company sold to new company.
I work as a MSDS author for a company that authors MSDS for many companys. I signed an agreement with my company (Comany X) that says I will not compete against them or there best interest. If I went ... applies to Tennessee  ·  1 answer

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

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

Discrimination based on national origin
To make the story short, I am a female, who borned in Hong Kong. I was hired as System Analyst in Sept 06 at Texas State Agency. My boss is also a female who is from mainland China. Another girl in my... applies to Texas  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

can 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

Can a parent take leave for an adult child who is having ankle surgery?
Adult child lives at home with parents, as well as adult child's minor child. Adult child broke ankle in 3 places and is facing surgery. he will need transportation to and from (doctor appointments, s... applies to Maryland  ·  0 answers

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

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

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

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

Employee No-Hire Clause
I work for a Company A which is the one that pays me, but I am assign to a Company B which is the place where I do all the work. In my contract there is a No-Hire clause. Now the Company A lost the ou... applies to Connecticut  ·  1 answer

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

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

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

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

Can an employer replace you because they think you are leaving before you have formally resigned?
In April 2010 I spoke with my direct supervisor about what my options would be if I started an internship in August 2010. Around May 2010 I was informed that they wouldn't be able to work with me. I i... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

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

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

Quarantined
I was planning a trip to China, but my employer stated that I would not be allowed to return to work for 8-10 days after I got back due to the SARS scare, and they would take that time out of my sick ... applies to Florida  ·  1 answer

Can 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

Defamation / harrassment Case potential?
I work in a large sales organization and I am at the top of my field. We reguraly attend semiannual meetings. One employee who is essentially on the cultural level of nascar and pro wrestling inferred... applies to Illinois  ·  1 answer

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

Relationship with boss, FMLA pregnancy leave, retaliation?
I had a relationship with my boss, and became pregnant. He told me he was in the midst of a divorce. In August, he went on FMLA leave after finding out he had testicular cancer that spread. In late Se... applies to Florida  ·  0 answers

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

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

How do I make it stop?
I am a 40+ yrs. old African-American male flight attendant for a domestic airline. I have been employed for several years. Throughout the duration of my employment as a flight attendant, I have repeat... applies to Illinois  ·  4 answers

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

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

Upaid wages and expenses
I was working for a AT&T vendor as a wireless test engineer, for abour 9 months. The company is based at West Monroe,LA. After I resign the position on 10/13, and still they didnt paid me for my last ... applies to Louisiana  ·  2 answers

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

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

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

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

non compete in Pa.
I own a staffing company and hired a key employee,who wasn't so key appx.15 years ago. The company started out as a 3 person operation. The PERSON was in charge of human resources and responsible for ... applies to Pennsylvania  ·  1 answer

When am I entitled to pay?
I work for a firm in Memphis Tn. In my job responsibilities I have to drive a company vehicle to my work site which located 1.5 miles away from where the vehicle and keys are kept off the clock. The k... applies to Tennessee  ·  0 answers

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

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

Can a job offer be withdrawn unilaterally? After an expensive, complicated relocation?
My husband was offered a position with a privately held company in North VA. As a result, we sold our previous home, I quit my job, and we all relocated from the West Coast with our family and pets, a... applies to Virginia  ·  0 answers

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