I am a County Employee. As part of our collective bargaining agreement, the county requires us to attend mandatory training on our own time. My question is- can FLSA / Labor Law be negotiated away in a collective bargaining agreement?
We have a random drug testing policy which is fine. My issue is with the frequency of testing. I feel singled out and racially profiled. As stated I know several other employees who have been with the company 10+ years and have never been tested
That's always possible but what's the adverse employment action? Demotion, non-promotion, termination, etc.... reduction in pay, other discrimination. And what are your damages and how would you prove them?
Don't get me wrong. You could very likely be a victim of discrimination. But if you...Read more »
knocked over a flower vase full of water. She was then asked by the employee to take the two other vases to the basement. She slipped in the water which wasn't visible and walked towards the stairs. the stairs are concrete and glazed. she was holding two vases and proceeded to the stairs where she... Read more »
I work at a collision center. I was required to back a truck out of the narrow garage door. Upon doing so the edge of the mirror clipped the door and broke. My boss wants me to pay all of the damages (over $900) and wants the money today. Am I legally responsible for breaking something at work or... Read more »
I work 39 hours a week 5 days a week at a bowling alley. My employer just informed me that I don’t need to come in next Monday for work because Netflix rented out the establishment to film a movie. When I asked if I would be getting paid the owner said no. I’ve had the same shifts and same... Read more »
Unless you are covered under some contract (private or union) the employer can usually change your hours, rate of pay, benefits, etc... almost at any time and usually without advance notice to you. That is called employment "at will" which term describes the overwhelming majority of the U.S....Read more »
I understand that the municipality has 30 days to offer a settlement or decline after the 50h hearing. What are the legal options for the Plaintiff if they do not comply with the 30 days? I am in nyc and this is an employment discrimination case.
You need to ask your employment lawyer that question.
A 50-h examination can be devastating to a claim. Lots of preparation goes into that type of hearing because your testimony is now recorded and unless you reviewed the transcript for accuracy your testimony is what it is.
I was given 24 hours to decide and told if I did not quit they would terminate me. This was after my depression returned badly after the sudden death of my mother. I was told to take as much time as I need, and when I did justvthat, I was essentially fired,
I work for a trucking company, we have the smart drive camera system, these cameras only record several seconds before and several seconds after an event like accident, hard brake, red light etc.. there's two cameras, one facing the front and the other facing me, they are used for security reasons... Read more »
I work in queens for a union job. We have a trial office, which I had to make a statement already. The coworker has also contacted the police. The witness has said this threat was a complete lie, but it is still being entertained. I work in the next office from this employee. I don’t trust that... Read more »
If you spoke to employees during a pending investigation that might not be good? You may want to have lunch with your union rep. You pay union dues for a reason. An order of protection could result in someone's or both employees' termination. Get your union's take on it then pay an employment...Read more »
I have a little concern so I have done 1 year of remote full time work while studying in my university and there is this law in my university that exempts you from doing an internship if you have done 1 year or more full time relevant work and here is how it is phrased on the catalog... Read more »
I was contracted to work a specific schedule at a yearly salary; after I signed this contract, the schedule was modified and I was informed if I wasn’t able to work those hours that I would be terminated. I remained due to financial need, however not only was I not compensated for the additional... Read more »
My only HR contact has provided me with consistent incorrect information regarding my pay, benefits and my employment status. She asked me to sign her name on a company credit card and when I refused she stated I should sign or not work. She deposited three different pay amounts without any... Read more »
Incompetence is not illegal. But don't count on or try to get HR fired.
Discrimination is illegal. Nothing in your facts describes why this may have been discriminatory. Is there any evidence to support that your membership in one or more protected classes of employees (i.e. you suffer with...Read more »
Did you receive the text? Would you rather have faced the employer when they told you? If so how would that have made any difference assuming you are "at will" which means that the employer needs absolutely no reason to get rid of you. None. They decide "this is not the place for you" and you're...Read more »
I'm an "at will" employee and the equipment I use is only laptop, phone, etc. However, I don't want to agree to be responsible for any damage if I don't have to. I understand that if the damage is caused by gross negligence or on purpose, but this agreement would cover everything except "normal... Read more »
My dental assistant has been continuously calling off work for feeling sick or being in the hospital yet is coming up with multiple excuses as to why he can't produce hospital records or doctor notes. I never made him sign a contract when I hired him so I am unsure how to go about firing him. I... Read more »
Please call employment lawyers some of whom serve all of NYS. There are local laws which forbid asking for medical excuse documentation except if certain conditions are met. Each employee is unique unless you have an employee handbook and apply policies uniformly.
inform me verbally that my office environment is not safe and they don't do anything about it. i am 63 years lady working in an american institution and my green card issued in new york. i am tired of being ill all the time what is your advice thank you .
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