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TX: Can employers require me to use my accrued PTO to cover a an optional team building meeting lasting two days & away from home?
My company takes us all for an off-site event every year. It's at an entertaining city location, and the program spans Thursday - Sunday. It’s optional, but not going is frowned upon. We do team-bui...
1 answer  |  asked Aug 7, 2019 9:56 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

What are my FMLA rights and am I being discriminated or retaliated against for using my FMLA?
I am on FMLA with intermittent leave for one day a week and doctors appointments. Ever since starting my FMLA I have been being treated badly by co-workers. They are rude and act as if i am invisible....
1 answer  |  asked Aug 7, 2019 2:06 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

How can my employer take $500 out of my check a week without my permission
How can my employer take $500 out of my check a week without my permission
1 answer  |  asked May 2, 2019 07:43 AM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Told them my daughter attempted suicide and was told to take whatever time I needed. Fired a month later. Do I have any recourse?
My daughter attempted suicide six weeks ago. I have had to take her to appointments, etc. they hired an interim part time CEO to help lead. I had to reach out to him to speak with me, although he had ...
1 answer  |  asked Apr 25, 2019 8:34 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Husband had a pace maker inserted and was out of work for one week. He returned to work and has been working for 3 weeks since the
Pacemaker installed and out of work one week. Been back at work for 3 weeks. Today (3 weeks later) Employer wants Doctor's note to return to work. Can the employer require a doctor's note after being ...
1 answer  |  asked Jan 14, 2019 2:17 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

If you were given a sign on bonus and three weeks after hire they terminate you, are you required to pay back bonus if the contract does not say anything about termination just if you resign you pay back bonus? Can they withhold your paycheck?
This was termination out of retaliation. I reported patient safety issues, black mold throughout building and age discrimination towards me. Have photos and evidence. That same day they walked in and ...
1 answer  |  asked Jan 5, 2019 07:29 AM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

I was a truck driver for a company hauling steel. I was hit by the steel the customers were unloading causing a head injury on February 28, 2018. I returned to work on September 25, 2018. I was denied the chance to drive again and given an office job. The
On February 28, 2018 while being unloaded I was hit by a piece of steel. I was knocked down and hit my head and my left leg was broken also. They told me they could not get the video from the customer...
1 answer  |  asked Nov 26, 2018 10:38 AM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Can a company make you self employed?
I was hired as a security guard for a private security company in Texas and have just found out that the company isnt taking the taxes out of the guards checks and is making us file as though we are s...
1 answer  |  asked Oct 30, 2018 8:18 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Is there any resolution for a large company repeatedly bouncing most or all checks?
I work for a shipping company in Arlington, TX. The company has bounced checks for all of its staff on numerous occasions. While the money was eventually paid after pressure from the employees, it has...
1 answer  |  asked Sep 18, 2018 9:12 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

They refuse to pay me overtime
I have worked for this company for about 2 months. They refuse to pay me my overtime because she said I didn’t get it approved first. She also stated that it is company policy that they DO NOT issue...
2 answers  |  asked Mar 14, 2018 8:15 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

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