I am still employed but unable to do my job because of an injury (not work related); therefore, I was placed on an unpaid medical leave of absence and am receiving no pay. I am able to do some form of work; however, my job requires me to stand for long periods of time, which I am unable to do. As... View More
I'm sorry to hear about your injury. If you haven't already, you should ask your employer for a light duty assignment supported by a doctor's note indicating the need to do work that does not require standing for long periods of time. The employer would then have the duty to...View More
I do not feel safe returning due to the nature of my job (janitorial) at a very large bar/restaurant (who has remained open) , and mostly due to my medical condition (asthma), I have a mother who is severely immounocomprised I live with/ I also think that the job in general is so physically... View More
I was injured at work, was on workers comp for several months and was cut off right before surgery by the whole insurance playing their games. my wc lawyer pawned me off to another "trial" lawyer who then pawned me off to another "new guy in the firm" lawyer who completely... View More
I'm sorry to hear about your experiences. You should immediately reach out to a competent attorney to address the pending lawsuit from the actual company. At the very least you will need to complete consultation to fully understand your options.
Employers are not supposed to disclose disciplinary issues or letters upon request of personnel files, none of which I was ever officially given in the first place. However my termination letter includes multiple reasons for my termination that had been compiled after they decided to terminate my... View More
I work at a franchise of Dominos as the General Manager. One of my associates did not properly clock his hours last payroll resulting in no paycheck on friday. my district manager (my boss) says there is no other way to get him his money besides me paying from my own pocket. They take my bonuses... View More
I live in Illinois, and I also have an underlying health condition (asthma) . I was told I was laid-off 4 days ago, I began the unemployment process, as they were closing the doors and following the rules at first, now I am told I need to return in a couple days.
What a crazy world we live in! Be very careful in this scenario. To collect unemployment benefits, if you are not coming in due to asthma, you would need a doctor's note BEFORE you don't return. Also you should communicate in writing so you have evidence of your communications....View More
Yes, under the Illinois Wage and Payment Act, an employer may reduce your rate of pay IF you are notified of the change prior to performing the work and your wage does not fall below minimum wage. See Section 300.630(d).
Delivery company was having me fill out paper work for employment. Back ground checks and waivers and such, I let him know that I have a medical condition with my legs and I may not be as fast as his other employees. He said he'd have to talk to his boss. He comes back and said he'd have... View More
The law requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee or job applicant with a disability unless doing so would cause significant difficulty or expense for the employer ("undue hardship"). You should connect with an experienced employment discrimination attorney...View More
I have a Doctor's note stating I should work from home. The office has not been professionally cleaned, there "are sanitizing wipes if needed.." There is only one bathroom for the entire floor of the office building I am in. Over half of the staff already works from home. I have... View More
Under federal law, you likely have the right to ask for a reasonable accommodation for your disability. Have you shared the doctor's note with management or human resources? If not, immediately write a request for a reasonable accommodation to work from home. Your doctor's note needs...View More
The order states that those who are medically able to wear them must. But what about those who can't. Can they really tell us we can't work? Are stores really able to deny us access because we can not wear the mask because of a disability?
This is a difficult topic that does not have a clear "yes" or "no" answer. Overall, you should be allowed to make decisions for your own well being but in an employment setting, the employee doesn't have full control.
The logic behind the mask requirement is that...View More
Illinois has a labor law called the One Day Rest in Seven Act (820 ILCS 140/1 et seq.). The One Day Rest in Seven Act requires at least 24 hours of rest for an employee in every calendar week. This means Illinois employees cannot be forced into working 7 days in a row unless the employee...View More
Nothing is stated about a pandemic or rescheduling. We have reached out to the venue and they are pushing to postpone our wedding, we don’t think that’s fair to push it back or have it on a Sunday for the amount we are paying for. What are our rights?
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. If you want to take charge of the situation, you should hire an Illinois attorney to help you review the contract and if necessary re-negotiate the terms of your contract. Many attorneys will do this for a low flat fee.
I am a white male and took a bartending position at a Chinese restaurant. I was told I'd be making "3 grand easy", upon being hired. Turned out that I was making under minimum wage and was only receiving customers when all the other - Chinese born - employees were overwhelmed.... View More
Under normal circumstances, you would have to complain to the Chinese restaurant management/HR about the perceived discrimination, giving them the opportunity to investigate or otherwise resolve the situation. However, considering Illinois restaurants/bars are going to be closed for dine-in...View More
Hi, I left my job on December 6, 2019, I was paid the 8 hours of vacation I had left. However my colleague told me to ask for my accrued vacation time also as he said Illinois is 1 of the 2 states that have a law saying you are owed accrued vacation time. I contacted my previous employer he... View More
In Ilinois, the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act protects the rights of employees to receive their due compensation. If 8 vacation hours was all you had left in 2019, you didn't accrue any vacation time in 2020 and there is no violation of an employment contract or policy, you likely...View More
It depends on what the contract says and if your landlord is being flexible to the terms. Most leases clearly state and lease term (such as 12 months) as well as renewel terms (such as automatic renewal unless one party cancels in writing so many days before the renewal starts). If you are stuck...View More
Hired as general manager to train for position with current general manager until they left. Plan was to take over duties February 1, 2019. Now current manager decides not to leave and the new person has had hours cut and is not receiving hours/pay that was told would receive when hired. New... View More
Depending on additional details not provided, the incoming new employee general manager may have a breach of contract claim and/or a right to collect unemployment benefits, but otherwise, just because this is unfair does not mean it is illegal. Employers may change their plans for any reason as...View More
Recently had a work from home policy go into effect but is only allowed for exempt employees. The claim by management is that admins and support personnel, must by law, be non-exempt and are therefore ineligible for the work at home program.
From a legal perspective, "Work from home" policies are typically looked upon as completely discretionary by your employer. The only exceptions might be if you benefit from such arrangement because you have a disability and are in need of a reasonable accommodation.
I worked at this place for almost a year and loved it. When the site director changed she didn't like me very much and bullied and harassed me trying to get me to quit and when I didn't she fired me. The initial reason she fired me was false and I was able to prove that, so she came up... View More
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