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I recently had an interview and the employer asked me how old I am and asked if I plan to have children soon. She asked what my husband does for work and how long we have been married. When I told her...
1 answer  |  asked Jul 22, 2019 3:43 PM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

Can my employer keep my wages after I quit?
I quit my job, and told my employer to keep the wages I was owed. The amount I am owed is over $1200. I understand under MA law that the employer still has to pay someone who quits, but payment does n...
1 answer  |  asked Jul 6, 2019 11:16 AM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

I was terminated after over 30 years of employement due to outsourcing and was not given a severance or anything related to info that should've been provided by OWBPA. Do I have any recourse?
I am over 50, was an employee in good standing and had just received a raise and a performance bonus. No severance was offered. When I left I received no paperwork that I heard should have been offere...
1 answer  |  asked Mar 27, 2017 5:46 PM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

Should I file a claim if I was verbally given a promotion and not paid retroactively 4 months later?
I was verbally told by my manger that I received the promotion I applied for in August of 2016. I never received an offer letter or signed any paper acknowleding the promotion. Once my raise was final...
1 answer  |  asked Dec 14, 2016 6:00 PM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

i have a employee who will not give me my whole bonus cause i was out sick a couple days in month on fmla with chronic pancrease...now rule is have to keep a % of customer from leaving and take over 800 calls a month. i took over 1000 and keep % can he do
all under question
1 answer  |  asked Nov 14, 2016 3:45 PM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

I am about to be laid off from a job where I have a 'guaranteed' annual salary (monthly salary varie
In the past, if I did not have enough billable hours the balance of the guaranteed salary was paid at the end of the year. I would have received about $10,000 at the end of this year to make my full s...
1 answer  |  asked Oct 29, 2016 10:20 PM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

Is a job change legal when an employee is out on short term medical leave
I was out on medical leave for 6 weeks(legionelle pneumonia). Coming back to work I am told that all accounts and people who reported to me have all been removed. only explanation is they did not want...
1 answer  |  asked Oct 17, 2016 09:37 AM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

From part time to Per Diem(Elimination)
My company hired me part time a year ago. Recently the company was sold. The company never lay off an employee. How the get rid of employees is that they "Per Diem" them by eliminating their hours to ...
1 answer  |  asked Sep 14, 2016 6:03 PM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, are employees considered at will?
If an employee continues to pose a health risk to other employees(head lice)--is that considered an unlawful discharge???
1 answer  |  asked Jul 21, 2016 07:19 AM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

Can my employer refuse to pay my already approved and taken vacation?
I put in for vacation in end of Feb. 2016 for April (1 week) and now my employer is saying I don't have the time and still has not paid me and is now going to pay my vacation. Is this legal?
1 answer  |  asked May 23, 2016 09:19 AM [EST]  |  applies to Massachusetts

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