This is really more of an employment law question rather than a criminal law question. I’d suggest answering the question in that forum. But I don’t believe that there would be anything illegal about using your maiden name.
we have never signed a contract regarding pto nor has a published employee handbook stating pto guidelines been given to me. i am a salaried employee and my time off has never been an issue before as long as my hours are worked at some point or my work is up to date.
And they're trying to get me for theft I found the money fair and square they always say when work on the line if you find something you want to keep it the 1600 was in the envelope on a piece of paper clip to the money in an envelope that 1,600 the date was 2019 and the bank was Eagle... Read more »
Minnesota is an at-will employment state, meaning you or your employer can terminate the relationship at any time and for any reason. Thus, even if nothing was improper about how you found the money, your employer can still choose to terminate you for this reason (or no reason) at any time.
And wanted to purchase alcohol I assumed he was old enough and sold it to him not sure after a cop came in took me in the bag and said I just sold a minor alcohol I am distraught I'm devastated I've never committed a crime I'm an emotional wreck I in fearful of even going back to... Read more »
The charge of selling alcohol to an underage customer is a gross misdemeanor. Law enforcement performs these types of sting operations all the time. You are presumed innocent and cannot be found guilty unless you are proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. You are entitled to an attorney and...Read more »
I am nearing the end of my internship. The employer would like to offer me a permanent position at my current pay of $20/hr. I asked for $35/hr and my employer would like me to sign a contract committing to stay for 2 years. I would like to know if I agree and sign. And then... Read more »
More information is needed here, as the answer to your question will depend on the language in the contract your employer wants you to sign. You should consult a Minnesota contract attorney for a review of the specific terms in the proposed contract.
More information is needed to answer your question. In some cases, the Family Medical Leave Act and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as state laws, can provide you with job protection for missing work due to a serious medical issue. You should contact an employment law attorney in...Read more »
Employer is doing madatory tip pooling, along with giving our tips to the following morning shift if not satisfied by our work at the end of the night. The daughter of the owner's works mainly morning shift almost everyday. Most of the emplyees are minors including me. There are about 18... Read more »
You should make your parents aware of this matter and if they choose, they can call me to discuss your options. Another avenue is to have your parents contact the MN Department of Labor and Industry's wage and hour division. Hope that helps. leliilaw.com
I left a company in a period of 1 year 5 months, due to too much toxic culture and suppression by my manager and his boss and due to long time required to find a job. After leaving I am reached by the company to pay back $15000, 33% of the original sign on bonus, because according to them it is... Read more »
In order to enforce a repayment obligation provision in a contract, the company must first prove that a contract exists. If you are saying you did not sign a contract, and they cannot provide a signed copy, the company will have a difficult time proving that.
I am a manager and for the last 2.5 years I have been coming into work at 8:30. They are now asking that all managers come in at 6:45 for a morning meeting. I am not willing to accommodate this schedule. I have purposefully stated only that this is for "personal reasons". They are not... Read more »
Your employer is generally free to change your hours or shift start time at any time for any reason. In general, there is no recourse for you if your employer disciplines and/or terminates you for failing to attend a mandatory pre-shift meeting. If the reason for your unwillingness to attend the...Read more »
I am extremely private and do not mix my personal life and professional life, yet I am required to attend meetings where they ask a personal question weekly. No work related issue is discussed. Only a topic of conversation geared toward personal lives. I live in Minnesota
Generally, yes, your employer can require that you attend meetings at work, regardless of what is discussed. At the meetings, are you able to avoid participating in conversations of an entirely personal nature? If you are not compensated for the time spent in these mandatory meetings, you should...Read more »
Hello, you need to reach out to an employment law attorney in the state in which the non-compete is governed by. There is usually a choice of law provision towards the end of the agreement. Non-compete laws vary state to state, so only an attorney licensed to practice in the state in which it...Read more »
I am currently getting help for alcoholism and I asked my employer for time off to complete a program. They told me because they were short staffed they couldn’t allow my time off for treatment. I thought I was covered under ADA or ADAAA.
I’m just trying to get some clarification... Read more »
An employer in Minnesota must comply with statutory law regarding providing treatment for addiction when requested. I suggest you consult with an employment law attorney so she or he can determine how the facts of your case show the employer is liable to you for violating the law. Employment is...Read more »
In my exit interview it was also brought up that I failed a drug test at a previous employer 3 years ago I never gave anyone permission to disclose such information. The fact that I was let go in part die to things that occurred years ago and are not currently occurring make me believe my past... Read more »
More information is needed here. Why did you take time off work? If it was for a medical condition, you may have protection under the ADA or FMLA. I would recommend reaching out to an employment attorney in your state for a consultation.
I am Hispanic and my English is not that good. A crew member came up to me and he had something to me that I did not understand so I was telling him I don’t understand and that to repeat himself. He got upset and started cussing at me and shoved me. I physically reached out to him from getting to... Read more »
Minnesota is an at will employment state. That means that unless you have a contract stating otherwise, you can be terminated for any reason (aside from membership in a protected class) or even for no reason at all.
Hello, more information is needed here to fully evaluate your situation. An employer is allowed to do these things, except if it is based on your membership in a protected class (race, religion, disability, etc.) or in response to you engaging in a protected activity (complaining about...Read more »
Husband on 2week temp med leave to return on 12/28 with restricted hours (8 hour shifts) and breaks every 4 hours, no ladder climbing for a period of 3 weeks. Employer won’t allow return with restrictions. What are our rights? Live in MN. Large privately owned company.
Additional information is needed to answer your question. If your husband's medical condition qualifies as a "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act, then your husband can request an accommodation of a 2-week medical leave, followed by 3 weeks of medical restrictions....Read more »
I was working through a temp company and got hurt which led to me having surgery. I am now at a new job and was receiving comp for lost wages for a few days. I have contacted the work comp company several times telling them I’m back to work and they keep sending me checks. I have had two... Read more »
Hello Sir. A worker's compensation claim that is valid is one reason they keep paying you. Sorry for your injuries. You should contact an attorney who specializes in workers' compensation. My guess is you may receive a settlement for the case. I would not cash the checks or be prepared to...Read more »
You would need to ask the employer that is requiring the drug test. I would imagine you could go to a lab closer to where you live and they would accept the results as long as it is from a reputable lab and is an observed test.
Generally, employment is at-will. This means that you can quit at any time for any reason or no reason at all but you can also be fired at any time for any non-discriminatory reason or no reason at all. Unless you have a contract that requires something different, you should be able to just quit...Read more »
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