I told them I would get tested tomorrow and they called me today and told me not to bother coming back. I believe this is extremely negligent because If I went to work and turned out to have COVID I could infect numerous amounts of people. So how can I get punished for protecting me and others. I... Read more »
If you earn more than $504 per week or work more than 3 days per week, even 5 minutes on the 4th day, you will not qualify in New York. You must qualify for some partial benefits in New York unless you have no other income from any other source, in which case you may qualify for pandemic alone. But...Read more »
My employee will not compensate and is saying I’m refusing to work. I have been with the company for 4 years. My normal service of commute isn’t working due to covid and I can’t afford to spend more then my normal commute budget to get there. Is unemployment an option ?
What does "can't get to work" mean? Transportation is almost never the employer's responsibility. Neither is child care. But if you have a medical condition which the employer refuses to accommodate those facts should be explored with an employment lawyer. Do you have another...Read more »
I have been negotiating a new salary with my employer for some time now. Two weeks ago, May 25, he finally proposed a new pay rate and a bonus structure. I took the offer and was told that it would go in effect that very same day. Then a week later, he came with a different pay rate, which was... Read more »
Work place closed due to coronavirus pandemic. I was on an unpaid leave (family related situation, employer agreed that I can come back to work anytime my situation resolved) when this happened. I was going to start working again at the end of March when the statewide (NY) coronavirus lockdown... Read more »
My current job furloughed me due to the covid-19 outbreak and at present we are still under the lockdown/pause order. My current job offered me my job back but with the order still in place and we have a very small windowless work shop with up to 10 people in the office at a time (3 in my current... Read more »
Is everyone provided PPE and wearing it and the workplace redesigned for social distancing? And testing in place? Look at the EEOC and OSHA websites which define safe workplaces and the duty of employers to provide one. Then report for work and take photos if not against company policy or take...Read more »
When a salaried employee's pay is cut without advance notice the employer violates New York's Wage Theft Prevention Act and the employer converts the salaried employee to one paid on an hourly basis who qualifies for overtime pay plus. Call an employment lawyer ASAP for additional information.
Maybe. Is your workplace safe? OSHA compliant? Everyone wearing face masks and social distancing? Are you in compliance with EEOC guidelines to protect everyone? Check their website. Consult with an employment lawyer.
Maybe. Wear a mask and make sure to maintain social distancing. Stay far away from anyone without face coverings.. If you arrive at the business and observe that either customers or coworkers are coming closer than 6 feet within each other or mandatory face covering is not being enforced for...Read more »
See what happens after you return from furlough and gather as much information when that happens. If your pay stays the same, is that an adverse employment action? You will not know until you return and get all of the details. If they ask you to sign or agree to something speak with a lawyer before...Read more »
Terminated from contract role after weeks of increasingly hostile treatment from my supervisor (partner at the firm) & another project lead (new contract worker. Old friend of supervisor). I received entirely positive feedback for months until they botched a proposal and lost the client. The... Read more »
It's also a huge city which is actually very small. Professionals rarely have time to ruin other professionals' lives. They also don't want to give some law firm ammunition for a lawsuit. Remember, it's a one-party consent state to record others so I assume that I am being...Read more »
If you are familiar with or use the products you can. If your employer buys products for you to try out you can if you rate them accordingly. If you have no idea regarding the quality or durability of products why would you do that? If you rate a crappy product highly a competing employer who read...Read more »
Unless you are breaking a contract of employment or discriminating against him there is no basis for a suit. He should recover unemployment benefits which can be as high as $1104 a week through July due to the extra $600 federal unemployment benefit as long as he qualifies under state law which it...Read more »
When I applied for my unemployment benefits my work authorization was valid. During the time when I was getting benefits my work authorization expired. I have applied for work authorization Renewal. Can I get my unemployment benefits after I applied for a new unemployment authorization?
That question would be better answered by an immigration lawyer. We generally believe that employees who were authorized to work during their base periods would be entitled to benefits. The problem you face is that each week when you certify for benefits you state that you are ready willing and...Read more »
An immigration lawyer is probably the best person to address your question since those of us who do not practice immigration law are unaware of laws governing work permit expiration or at what point it is mandatory to renew your work permit, consequences for allowing a work permit to expire if that...Read more »
If at least 30 days pass between an employee's date of separation and their first payment of severance or dismissal pay then the severance or dismissal pay should not affect unemployment benefits so long as the person otherwise qualifies for unemployment benefits. This is a general statement...Read more »
In new York you might have to wait until the settlement proceeds are exhausted over time unless your settlement agreement is drafted in a manner to permit benefit payments immediately. No money for 30 days is generally what is required but paying an employment lawyer a few hundred bucks to get the...Read more »
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