New York Questions and Answers

Can I sue for wrongful termination even though I had a union abritration
after being fired and going thru a union arbitration, were my union felt confident we would win but did not. Can I still sue. It happened in 2015. discrimination and retaliation was involved in the ca...
1 answer  |  asked Mar 8, 2018 08:27 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

My employer is telling other employees that I talked about them in a text sent to another employee can they do this
My hr department is telling other coworkers that i sent texts to another employee that i was talking about them and trying to get them to wright statements against me can they do that?
1 answer  |  asked Feb 27, 2018 12:50 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

Company was sold on Jan. 30th my anniversary date was on feb 6th. I didn’t not get any vacation time that I earned within almost that year. Can the company do that? Shouldn’t the company have paid me at least what I earned from last feb. to Jan. 30th
The two companies are nursing homes. We are union and employees did not lose seniority. But unless your anniversary date fell before the new company took ownership on Jan. 30th you did not get vacatio...
1 answer  |  asked Feb 17, 2018 06:57 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

am i eligible for UI benefits if my employer gave me 2 weeks notice with pay?
Am I eligible for UI benefits if my employer gave me 2 weeks notice with pay?
1 answer  |  asked Feb 9, 2018 1:05 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

My boss granted me vacation time but has not given me hours after I returned, do I have rights here?
I asked for vacation with 2-3 months notice, it was granted. Now my boss will not answer my phone calls and is leaving my texts on read. I work for a health store in vitamin sales, deli, and stocking ...
1 answer  |  asked Jan 20, 2018 10:25 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

I'm a department head (manager) at a hotel and base in the NYC salary law i'm supposed to have an increase. But my manager in order to save money is thinking on take me from salary pay and put me on hourly pay. Is it this lawful?
Manager and Human Resource are trying to in certain way demote me to save money and not give me the raise that by law I'm supposed to have. Can you help me to find out if this is lawful or not?
1 answer  |  asked Jan 18, 2018 08:30 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

My employer requires that if you would like vacation and pto benefits that you pay into it. I have been paying .75/per hour since the year 2004 to build up to my vacation time. This year the corporation decided to lower the cap leaving me to lose a week o
Been with company 18 years, have been paying .75/ hour out of my pay for 14 years to accumulate my full amount of vacation time...this year company took away 1 week vacation plus 5 personal days
1 answer  |  asked Jan 3, 2018 3:22 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

I had an open claim with a construction company that started January 15th 2017. It was seasonal work so we had lack of work in the winter. I took a new job in August 2017 working for a demolition company. Due to cold temperatures we had to get laid off on
I was laid off from my new job that I worked from August to December. Can I use an old claim from January 2017 that I had with my previous employer or do I need to start a new one?
1 answer  |  asked Dec 27, 2017 2:10 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

I have never heard of a pip which stands for performance Improvement plan. About a month-and-a-half ago I was present it the PIP from my supervisor he told me that it was nothing I did wrong and that I wasn't in trouble or anything but that he wanted to t
My supervisor did not introduce the PIP which is performance Improvement plan to me in the seriousness that it was. I never even had a write-up or a verbal warning and got demoted.
1 answer  |  asked Dec 20, 2017 8:14 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

If an employee puts in their resignation letter, but you want to release them a week prior to resignation date. Can you file for unemployment?
If an employee puts in their resignation letter, but you want to release them a week prior to resignation date, Can they file for unemployment?
2 answers  |  asked Dec 18, 2017 07:42 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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