Pennsylvania Questions and Answers

I recently applied for FMLA after a sudden event. The FMLA was needed to care for my aging mother after the death of my brother. I requested that the FMLA run from 12/11/17 to 1/8/18. A medical certification needed to be completed and returned by 12/15. M
Employer is citing unexcused absences for the week of 12/11 to 12/15. How can this time be considered unexcused when the request for FMLA is being processed?
1 answer  |  asked Mar 19, 2018 03:37 AM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Does a pay cut nullify a non-compete clause?
If you are a year-to-year contract employee with a non-compete clause in your contract, will that non-compete hold up if the employer offers you less in the next contract? Does a pay cut nullify a non...
1 answer  |  asked Mar 16, 2018 9:58 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

My son has been accused at work for sexually harrassing a coworker. He has not done this. He is in a relationship with his girlfriend+they are happy. My son is very upset. He's not shared this with anyone. His employer will not allow him back to work or o
Need help directing my son who's been falsely accused of sexually harrassing a female co-worker. He has not done or said anything. His boss has told him to not come back to work until after investigat...
1 answer  |  asked Mar 5, 2018 9:44 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

My employer is withholding my 2017 bonus because I will not be employed on the date bonuses are given. What recourse do I have?
I was told after resigning that I will not receive my previous year's bonus, despite having met all criteria and working 200+ hours of unpaid overtime. The employer stated that only employees who are ...
1 answer  |  asked Mar 2, 2018 11:38 AM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Can I still collect severance pay if I got a new job
Severance pay information
1 answer  |  asked Feb 28, 2018 5:09 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

I'm an exempt employee. I've already worked 45 hours for the week and I want to leave 2 hours early on Friday. My HR person says they will take 2 hours off my PTO bank to cover the 2 hours I leave early. Can they do this or can they only take my PTO time
HR has taken time out of my PTO bank because I left early one day. As an exempt employee I understand Federal law says I have to be paid for the full day if I only worked a partial day. They say they ...
1 answer  |  asked Feb 23, 2018 07:59 AM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

In PA., as an exempt employee, can my employer use my PTO if I leave early 2 hours one day, even though I've already worked 45 hours in the week?
I generally work between 42 and 46 hours per week as an exempt employee. (manager) I recently had to leave 2 hours early one day and my supervisor took 2 hours of PTO out of my PTO bank to cover it ev...
1 answer  |  asked Feb 21, 2018 08:34 AM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

My non compete letter from 6 years ago as part of the job offer which I accepted lost a different position than the one I was hired. I have never officially nor unofficially held that title. It is similar in nature but not the position I have. Does his in
I woke in the insurance industry. My official title is account executive and the noncompete states “sales executive”. It also list restrictions based on geography and time. Since the no compete wa...
1 answer  |  asked Feb 7, 2018 09:47 AM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

Is a lump sum settlement for age discrimination taxable. I did get a 1099 for it.
I received a w 2 for half of it.
1 answer  |  asked Feb 2, 2018 08:40 AM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

claiming above the line deductions for legal expenses for disability
claiming above the line deductions for legal expenses for disability
1 answer  |  asked Jan 31, 2018 11:44 AM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

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