New York Questions and Answers

In NYC can on employer diny accrued vacation pay after Cov-19 State Shot down?
Our policy is after 5 years of employment we are intitle of 4 weeks vacation. Due to Cov 19 State shot down and be considered not essential worker, I stay home 3 month with pay. Once back to work I as...
1 answer  |  asked Jun 23, 2020 07:51 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Can an employer garnish wages for speeding camera tickets?
I worked in NYC. I had to quit my job on 06/01/2020 because they had an employee who was using drugs and was very violent. I didn't feel safe working there with this guy. After I left they took money ...
1 answer  |  asked Jun 11, 2020 6:18 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

I have a bully director and i'm leaving at the end of June. Can I submit a complaint to HR about him the day I leave? Thanks
1 answer  |  asked May 22, 2020 12:47 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Teacher training program was cancelled because of COVID-19, do I qualify for unemployment?
I was supposed to start the Teaching Fellows program in NYC on June 15 which has now been cancelled due to COVID-19. Do I qualify for unemployment or PUA? I currently live in GA but used to be a resid...
1 answer  |  asked May 18, 2020 10:07 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Can a predetermined outcome be used as pretext?
Would employer requesting an employee(this employee has an active complaint he filed 2 weeks prior) to clean out his/her desk and locker for a suspension pending an outcome of an investigation look li...
1 answer  |  asked Apr 28, 2020 12:05 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Hi all- In my companies contract, they have all employees sign a non compete (nationwide) and also require 4 week notice of resignation. They recently put us all on unpaid leave, with the possibility of not having a position to come back to. We just recei
Hi all- In my companies contract, they have all employees sign a non compete (nationwide) and also require 4 week notice of resignation. They recently put us all on unpaid leave, with the possibility ...
1 answer  |  asked Apr 20, 2020 1:28 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Can New York state public hospitals choose not to hire you due to medicinal marijuana prescription?
I recently was prescribed medicinal marijuana for irritable bowel symptoms. ShortIy after, I was offered a job where I would have to pass a drug test as part of the pre-employment. My question is can ...
1 answer  |  asked Feb 23, 2020 12:27 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

is this wrongful termination?
upon interviewing for an insurance company they asked which of the two positions open i preferred. i advised i would let them choose where they think i fit. i advised i have no experience so i was lea...
1 answer  |  asked Feb 20, 2020 1:16 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

My girlfriend has had a series of unfortunate events occur- unexpected surgery, auto repair issues, and threatening weather issues. The employer has tried to take shifts and write her up for some of these even though she had given immediate notification t
Most recently on her day off she tried to repair her car through an appointment but the mechanic had a heart attack and had to reschedule, due to the state of her car when she went in for a quick repa...
1 answer  |  asked Feb 19, 2020 11:59 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Hi good afternoon. My former employer sent me letter stating that i am subject for dismissal. My concern is, i already gave them my resignation letter last December 28,2019 and my last day was January 28,2020.. The letter was sent today, february 18,2020.
My eployer refuses to give me certificate of employment and clearance because they are blaming me for the lost of their client.
1 answer  |  asked Feb 18, 2020 11:34 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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