Texas is an at-will employment state, meaning either you or your employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason or no reason at all, as long as the reason is not discriminatory (i.e. is not based on your race, sex, age, disability, religion, or sexual orientation).
I was furloughed for COVID 19, and my employer said for 2 months he couldn’t afford to call me back to work. All the men in my department were back and working the whole 2 months I was gone. Now he is offering me a lower pay rate and is putting me in another department, and replaced my shift with... Read more »
It sounds like you may have a claim for sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. To establish this claim, you have to prove you were qualified for your original job, you suffered an adverse employment action (a pay cut or demotion to a less favorable or prestigious job...Read more »
He lied about fees and charges until he made up an advance pay that I never received or requested or signed for. I have all emails and texts where he had payroll and HR involved in the scam. All the time knowing I have a medical condition where stress is not recommend. He is out of state Indiana
Federal law requires an employer pay its employees at least the minimum wage for all hours worked. However, certain advances may be taken out of an employees' check and not result in a minimum wage violation. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation and...Read more »
I was hurt late last summer as I fell/thrown off the side of a goose neck trailer. I was taken to a Concentra for a drug test not for my injury. I never went to the doctor thinking I was just bruised and also having no insurance. I also never said that my back was still hurting because of the... Read more »
I'm sorry for your ordeal. Unfortunately, it wouldn't be treated as a personal injury case because it looks like it took place in the course of employment. In terms of no insurance, if there was workers' comp if effect, that might have covered medical expenses. A WC attorney could...Read more »
I filled out a job application and I have a felony I check the box and inside wrote the dates and what city the crime occurred in I also wrote will explain further when needed what are my rights the employer sent me back a message stating
Thank you for your interest in employment... Read more »
Hi , my first h1b approved on oct 2017 and I started working from April 2018 . Due to some reasons , my project didn’t go well and my employer not able to continue the project . So, he finds a sub contracting opportunity for me and I started there to work in new location . Since vendors involved,... Read more »
Usually if you file amended H1B petition for your new employer and your new position is substantially similar to your previous position you should be OK. However your case is more complicated since your petition was revoked after your filed an amended petition. I would take a copy of the...Read more »
I am a Hispanic Chief of police . I am also being force to pay back the gas. I’m being charge according the miles I traveled to work and home. Before we got the new police car, I used my personal car for police duties for 2 months which my superintendent was very much aware of. This came from an... Read more »
My goodness, I cannot believe they treated you like that! Look at the employment policies to determine whether such events are addressed, if not you may well have an argument against your employer to claim "implied consent" because it acquiesced to your previous use. The fact you were on...Read more »
He has me in his truck 280 miles from home working on a remodel. We're the only 2 people working the job. The owner of the house is a federal agent and my boss is using that to bully me. Im paid in cash. I have asked for him to sign a contract labor agreement, to which he has refused. His... Read more »
No excuse . I am 63 and have medical issues. Our Ins allows 3 visits per year I have 2 left. I walk with a cane. I feel like I’m being discriminated against. Seems like they want me outta there. I live in Waco Texas. Please help. Is it illegal to discriminate against elderly?
It is unlawful to discriminate against the elderly, and it is unlawful to discriminate against those with medical disabilities. The evaluation of such cases requires a lot of facts and is something that you should probably consult with a local employment lawyer about. Many plaintiff/employee side...Read more »
My wife called the cops on me, as I had a gun I was moving to a brand new safe that was purchased. When the cops came, they questioned her and me, and she pressed no charges after they realized nothing had occurred, other than her freaking out. I am looking to get a new job, and my fear is this... Read more »
Unless you were arrested, it is unlikely this incident would appear on a background check in 2018. There is almost certainly a record of it somewhere, so it is hard to predict what will appear on a background check 20 years from now... but today you mostly have to worry about situations that go a...Read more »
Employers frequently will try and produce alternative, legal reasons for termination of an employee. You should talk to a local employment lawyer ASAP to discuss your case, as a person must file suit within 90 days of an EEOC right to sue letter. These cases are too detail intensive to evaluate...Read more »
Case for burglary of a vehicle was dismissed november 22 2016 , i was on "probation terms" for 6 months and i failed 5 piss tests so they put my in juvi followed by rehab 30 days and i got sentenced 18 months probation but only did 12 and they let me off. Will that show up on my... Read more »
If it is "juvi" the record is sealed, so no, it should not show up in a background check. A straight deferred adjudication probation successfully completed WILL show up on a background check. To keep this from happening a motion for nondisclosure can be filed 2 years after successful...Read more »
Im an assit. Manager for apartments in texas, owned by a corporate. My Contract says m-f 1pm-5:30pm free rent on an apartment on site. If they ask me to work other hours outside of the 1-5:30pm should I be getting paid actually $$ for those hours?
Texas is an employment at will state. Typically, unless an employee has an employment contract, or is employed under a collective bargaining agreement through a union, the employer can modify or terminate the employment at any time with or without cause for any non-discriminatory reason. However,...Read more »
The heart attack occurred after I complained to my boss that I was not feeling well, I explained my chest was hurting. He told me to be quiet and go to work. 20 min later I had a massive heart attack while attempting to work.
If they have wc you are limited to filing a claim for wc. Heart attacks (HA) are difficult to prove so I suggest hiring the best WC lawyer you can find. They handle cases on a contingency fee basis so if the lawyer does not win, you owe nothing. HA require proof from a medical provider that will...Read more »
claim since I have not been employed long enough and no claim was not submitted. I submitted and claim and claim was denied without reviewing the medical records. I was on the job payrole for 90 days with no pay but benefits paid. What do i do?
Their response saying you were not employed long enough is laughable! If you are employed for a moment that would be long enough. Speak with a wc lawyer and pursue your claim. I hope they insist on that defense when you take it to a hearing. File a claim with DWC as soon as possible. Good luck.
I worked for a franchise, and I worked 40 hours my first week , which I assumed since it is biweekly pay I would receive it, but due to me not having a clock in number he told me he had to cut my hours and put it in little by little so basically if I wait 4 more checks I can receive what I'm... Read more »
If you have received your final paycheck from your employer minus the wages still due, you may need to file a claim for unpaid wages with the Texas Workforce Commission. Here is the link in order to submit a claim: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/how-submit-wage-claim-under-texas-payday-law
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