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 »
I was laid off from my job. The company HQ is in NJ, but I worked out of the NYC office. I had unused vacation days. It looks like in NY employers are required to pay employees for their unused time but in NJ they are not. I’m curious as to which jurisdiction this situation lands in?
Apply honestly for unemployment benefits. If your employer is not insisting that all employees and customers cover their faces tell DOL that. If you qualify honestly for $1 of state unemployment you should recover $600 a week in federal unemployment benefits but only until atbvb the latest July 26,...Read more »
Office staff told me they tried every day for a week and finally got through on a Friday morning at 7:30 AM exactly when the lines opened for the day. You will know all the answers to all questions by then and should be able to beat the thousands...Read more »
My sister lives in a small town in upstate NY. She works at a bank and has been a volunteer firefighter (most of the department is volunteer) for years (long before she got the job at the bank). Her boss at the bank has said she is not allowed to go on fire calls anymore because of fears she may... Read more »
Sounds ridiculous. I hope the bank demands that everyone including customers and employees wear masks. I believe that is now mandatory in retail establishments. And even if it were not any reasonable employer would require employees and customers to wear face covering today.
I work in a house with 3 individuals who reside there. I work overnight so they are sleeping in there rooms. Head nurse wants all staff to wear masks. Due to my religious believes I cannot wear one. What do I do?
I don't know. If I were a patient and you refused to wear a mask and I got sick there would probably be a big lawsuit. If you are not staying at least 6 feet away FROM EVERYONE except those you live with you are endangering other people's lives. Does your religion allow you to do that and...Read more »
If your unemployment is related to COVID-19 you should eventually receive benefits from the day you lost your job. The new unemployment laws are being amended almost daily. Almost everyone now qualifies for some type of unemployment unless they receive paid leave or can work from home and get paid....Read more »
I am a Civil Service Employee in NYS, which is a represented by a Union. The Chief Administrative officer has stated that once the Dept of Health Clears an employee to return to work after a COVID-19 Infection, that the employee must wear a mask for 7 additional days. The act of being forced to... Read more »
I am not sure what your question is? Executive orders are unlike legislative acts. For example, when an employer violates a legislated act such as the Labor Law, there are sometimes provisions where a private attorney general action may be maintained by an attorney and their client with specified...Read more »
If you are forced to take a pay cut; for example 50%, employees do not have to keep working in those situations. It's called constructive discharge and in those circumstances not the employee's fault. There is case law to support benefits for drastic pay cuts or not paying overtime or...Read more »
Im a service plumber in Westchester county ny working steady for the last 30 yrs, i have diabetes and hypertension which puts me in a high risk category for Coronavirus with my compromised immune system, i dont feel comfortable going house to house doing repairs and want to stay home , but my boss... Read more »
Can you think of a reasonable accommodation which your employer could make for you which would not cause an undue hardship or burden for it? Can you work from the shop? Have you discussed with your physician how the employer could possibly accommodate you? Doing inventory or other job set-up work?...Read more »
I’ve been working there for 14 years and they suddenly are requiring us to wear a mask. I spoke to our EO who said they can’t make me but my boss is saying it’s manditory and if we don’t we have to use our time and take off from work. It’s a civil service position. Adding that only 2... Read more »
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