This is actually two questions. First, your boss has the right to require you attend at 10:30pm meeting. You have the right to refuse to go, but he can terminate you for not going. Second, whether your employer is required to pay you depends on whether you are an exempt or non-exempt employee. Your...View More
You need to speak to an employment attorney who has experience with non-competes as this is a complex legal question. It is highly unlikely that you will find the answer simply by googling it. Also, even an experienced attorney may not be able to give a 100% definitive answer depending on how the...View More
File a wage claim with the NC Department of Labor. Free of charge and you can do it online. He cannot lawfully hold your pay to make you sign a document or return company property. If you had previously signed a document he might be able to deduct something from your final pay, but not hold it....View More
If you are a non-exempt employee, then the employer is required to pay you for all hours worked. If you work through lunch, you must be paid for lunch. If you do not work through lunch, then the employer would be justified in not paying you for lunch.
Your employer can reduce your pay at any time. However, it can only reduce it for future work. It is unlawful for your employer to reduce your pay for time already worked. You can file a wage complaint with the NC Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.
I have worked there for 7 months. I have been a top employee since day 1. Last month they doubled my commission and gave it to me in writing. It was my top month for sales also. My commission ended up almost 10,000 dollars. Yesterday the owner came in with new paperwork saying they were taking away... View More
As to the commission change, the employer can change your compensation, including commission, at any time. However, the change cannot be retroactive. This means that if you earned commission under the new structure, you are entitled to the amount so earned. Even so, they can change the commission...View More
my girlfriend was just fired after she had complained to her district manager about her general manager harassing her. So i wrote an email to the owner but hes refusing to talk to me or investigate and wants to talk to her but she already made an attempt to talk to the district manager. Doesnt he... View More
In general, it is not unlawful to terminate you for "taking care" of your child's needs. However, if you worked for an FMLA covered employer and were FMLA eligible, taking your child to the hospital could be covered by the FMLA. If it was, you may have a wrongful firing claim based on the FMLA.
I have a letter from the district allowing me to teach remotely for the 20-21 school year. The principal sent a letter out today saying everyone that was given permission from the district must report to school on the 5th. My husband is high risk and the virus would probably kill him if... View More
Yes, you can be ordered back even if you were previously allowed to work at home. However, if your conditions are covered by the ADA, you would want to request work-from-home as a reasonable accommodation.
I’m a single mom of two children out of school. Once my FMLA is over I asked for more time off unpaid. I do not want to resign but my job said if I don’t report on Monday it’ll be considered a voluntary resignation. Can they force me to resign. What should I say to them if forcing me to... View More
FMLA is for 12 weeks only unless you are caring for an injured service member. No other law in North Carolina guarantees leave as such if you are unable to return to work after 12 weeks of FMLA, it is lawful to terminate you with limited exceptions. They cannot force you to resign, but they can...View More
Essentially I was promised the same type of equity the owner had as part of my total compensation. This is in writing through emails and recorded conversations. The owner was looking at an outside person for advice on many situations, whereby this outsider told me to take action contrary to the... View More
It depends. The primary issue will be what does the written document say about the "equity" and the effect your termination has on it. You should consult with an employment attorney as soon as possible.
so she wrote him out of work for 1 week and said he should not lift over 5 pounds and needs to get lots of rest and to come back in a week to get his spleen checked. He called his work and let them know what was going on and I turned in his doctor note to them. He received a call a few hours later... View More
Probably lawful. Employers in North Carolina are not required to allow employees off for medical/health issues unless the employer is covered by FMLA (has at least 50 employees) and the employee is eligible (employed for at least 12 months and worked 1250 hours).
I went back to work during covid 19. He is even bringing things back from last year complaints & planning to give me written ups & eventually fire me. He admits i am the hard worker but should move on. He asks me for resume so he can help me find a job & i did give him. WHAT SHOULD I... View More
If you quit, with very few exceptions, you are not entitled to unemployment. Based on what you have shared, there are no exceptions that apply and you will not get unemployment if you quit (resign). Your boss cannot make you give a two week notice if you do not want to although he could fire you....View More
My husband started with a company last year. The company cut his pay 10% due to covid even though their sales have gone up. Then a couple weeks later they switched him to hourly. They said by the 10th of this month he would have his 10% back and now are refusing to raise pay back up. Also, the boss... View More
Yes. It is always lawful to switch a person from salary to to hourly. However, it may not be lawful to switch an employee from hourly to salary. It is also lawful to reduce an employee's wages with a couple of caveats. First, the reduction cannot be below the required amount, i.e. minimum...View More
Please read 25 NCAC 01J .0611 DISCIPLINARY SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY.
Attorney in Fayetteville routinely suspends employees (without cause) then allows them back then suspends them again and again hoping employees will quit. Either way...suspended employee or employee who quits is not able to... View More
I am confused by this post. Are you saying you are a state employee? 25 NCAC 01j.0611 is part of the NC State Human Resources Act which applies to state employees only. A state employee would be advised of a suspension. What does the attorney in Fayetteville have to do with that? Is the attorney...View More
There is no specific "legal" way for an employer to terminate your employment or communicate suspensions etc. They can tell you in person, call you text you, or communicate it in any other way. In fact, that can communicate it non-verbally such as by changing the keys to the facility or...View More
I signed a 5 year no competition contract with the promotion of a assistant manager Jan 1st 2018 . I moved to California for almost a year, then moved back to North Carolina . She hired me back I never signed anything when I moved back . Also now that she has let me go she is say I owe her the... View More
If you were an employee, and the money she gave you was for work you performed, it is not likely that you owe the money to her. If you were an employee, and it was not for work you performed, she might have a claim. If you were an independent contractor, the answer to the question would depend....View More
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