Today, almost 4 months after the training course began, and a month after I completed the exam, my employer has sent me a contract (dated 4/26/17), asking me to sign to confirm that if I leave the company before X amount of time, I will repay X% of costs. I would have happily signed this before the... View More
A Payroll Clerk that processes Medical Certifications, Sick Leave, Garnishments, Child Support, Payroll Submissions and Unemployment; would their duties be covered under a Human and Social Services Degree? Aren't these duties considered Human Services?
It is entirely up to the employer to decide whether a certain degree qualifies you for a job. Except for a few highly specialized exceptions (doctor, lawyer, veterinarian), there are no laws requiring a specific kind of college degree for a position.
I work from 6am to 4:30pm. My employer makes me ride a bus to and from work, which takes approximately 30 minutes going and approximately an hour or two from because of traffic. The bus times in the morning start at 4:30, and the last bus leaves at 5:20. I only get paid for ten hours a day and not... View More
As a general rule, no. The Portal to Portal Act of 1947 states that travel time prior to the start of the day's work is not paid time. However, there are exceptions - for instance, if you perform any work while on the buses, or perform any work *before* you get on the bus in the morning,...View More
Yes. There is a company called Delta that runs an airline, and a company called Delta that manufactures plumbing fixtures. Because the lines of business are so completely different, there is no possibility of confusion between the two. It gets trickier if there are possible areas of overlap, or...View More
This post was about a situation that occurred at 5:30 (after school hours) at my niece's dance gym. It had absolutely nothing to do with school. My principal thought it was about her and went to the school board after I told her it wasn't about her and requested a hearing and suspension... View More
This question depends on many factors, including whether you are a member of a union and what the school board policies are in your parish (I am assuming you are a public school teacher). You should contact a local employment lawyer quickly to act to preserve your job.
Your failure to pay your attorney will not result in you being somehow "re-married" as if the divorce never happened. However, your lawyer can sue you for breach of contract or bring you to arbitration before the Bar Association. You got what you paid for - the divorce - and you have an...View More
If an unfavorable judgment has been entered against you, you should contact an attorney immediately. In most cases, the only way to get a final judgment reversed is to file an appeal. There are very tight - and strict - timelines for filing a notice of appeal in both federal and state court. In...View More
A claim of this size is probably best brought in Lafayette City Court (assuming it's within city limits). I would contact the Clerk of Court for the 15th JDC and ask how to proceed. I will warn you that even if you do get a court order awarding back rent, in many cases it is very difficult to...View More
You are getting far ahead of yourself. It sounds like you need some basic information on federal civil procedure and how the legal process works. You should contact the clerk of court and ask if they have information or pamphlets for self-represented litigants (also called "pro se"...View More
I was fired from my job for clocking in and sitting in my car the whole time I was clocked in .my father-in-law went there today to see the surveillance video and my ex supervisor showed him the video without my permission. My wife is now considering divorce and taking my children from me. I would... View More
Slander only applies if the statement is false. In other words, if they told someone you were stealing, but you weren't actually stealing - that would be slander. Here, the video is not false, therefore it is not slander.
They state that you can use sick leave for immediate family (if you need to be off because they are sick or you need to take them to the doctor), they do not state what is considered immediate family. They have told numerous employees that you can not use it for parents just spouse and children. If... View More
The company is free to define "immediate family" however it wants for the sake of its own policy. I agree that most people would consider parents to be immediate family, but the company is not legally required to give you sick leave for your parents' illness.
Yes. A company is free to change its vacation policy moving forward at any time - they can even cancel it entirely. However, they may not retroactively change the policy to take away vacation that has already been accrued and earned. Vacation that has already been accrued is considered the same...View More
Yes, they may either mail it directly to you or arrange to let you pick it up at your normal place of work. However, they must send the check with all wages due and owing by either 15 days after your last day of work, or the first payday after your last day of work. If you still have not received...View More
I don't completely understand what you mean by 15 day deadline. If you are asking about an employer's duty to pay a paycheck on time, all the employer is required to do is deliver or mail the check to you. Your failure to cash it on time is not the employer's fault.
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