You should be very careful about recording people in private areas without their knowledge in Florida it could be a crime and you need to know what private vs public means, etc. At this point, I would speak to an attorney but you may or may not have a case depending on what type of discrimination....Read more »
My employer paid for the license for the position he hired me for. I am now moving to another office due to moving and he is making me pay him back but I never signed any contract stating I had to pay him back for said license.
If you were out sick due to COVID-19 and coronavirus testing, you could take up to 2 weeks of paid leave if you request it correctly from the company. You should document your medical leave with doctors' notes and request plus you should speak to an employment attorney to make sure you're...Read more »
I run a small auto repair shop. This morning, my mechanic called that he went to the doctor because he fears he may have the virus and said that the doctor told him to isolate for 15 days. He is the only mechanic i have which makes him extremely important to the business. We have been closed since... Read more »
Here is what the department of labor says but good idea to check all your policies with an attorney.
From the DOL Website as of 05/28/2020 - Circumstances in Which the Employer May Make Deductions from Pay Deductions from pay are permissible when an exempt employee: is absent from work for...Read more »
Parttime respiratory therapist for large hospital. Asked for LOA at end of March for childcare related. Hospital just now sent me one paper to sign this week stating I am Unwilling to work due to exposure to COVID-19 and do not have job protection. We do not put our child in daycare.... Read more »
For this new type of FMLA under the Family First Coronavirus Response Act the number of hours does not matter play a factor from my understanding but the reason your requesting the leave is very important and not everyone qualifies. I provided the information that is on the Department of Labor...Read more »
I'm a Jew, and I was fired from my job because I had to take immediate VTO to assist my Elderly Rabbi to prepare for the COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic. I informed them it was a religious obligation and essential that I abide by it due to my faith. I was told that didn't matter and that I... Read more »
Based on the facts it does not seem like a case unless your being treated differently than other employees outside your faith or if there is a reason behind you stating that it was a religious obligation. Even if it is a religious obligation you still have to show your accommodation is reasonable...Read more »
I am on approved intermittent fmla from my company ( a large publicly traded one) to take care of my elderly mother. I would come in to work about 2 hrs later than regular start time daily to care for my 94 yr old mom before her caregiver arrived. We had been working from home for 2 weeks due to... Read more »
This can be a violation based on the facts provided but it will depend on why the picked you and not the others, if it is due to the FMLA, that would be a violation of the law. Getting an attorney involved early on will increase your chances of a better outcome and you can review all the facts to...Read more »
What if you work for an employer that is considered an essential business and you work in close contact with other employee's and there is not adequate safety protection like Masks, Gloves, disinfectant, can you refuse to go to work, if the employer refuse to provide the safety items?
I agree with all the other two attorneys but note that there are some exceptions for medical leave related to coronavirus for certain employees but I would recommend having an inspection done and speaking not only with your doctor but an employment attorney as well. Thank you for working during...Read more »
I would file for unemployment asap. They can close down the business temporarily without needing to pay but you might want to educate them on the payroll protection plan to see if they can get help paying employees.
The amount could be settled in small claims court, but I am unsure where to make that claim, my local office location (Orlando), corporate HQ office (Dallas), or payroll processing office (Pasadena, CA). Would an attorney help me for less than $10,000 owed.
Yes an attorney could help and depending on your job duties and some other factors, the company may have to pay for your attorneys fees and court costs. Its worth trying to speak to an employment attorney to let them deal and stress with the issue so you can focus on looking for a new job or your...Read more »
My names Kristina I work at a tropical smoothie in fort Pierce FL some one thought it was smart to steal 200$ from the cash register at my job an since my boss dosnt know who he started takeing every ones tips to pay off the two hundred dollars even though half of the employees had nuthing to do... Read more »
If you work, you should be paid. It is a violation of the law to force employees to work off the clock (which is what your boss is doing if you do not take breaks but they automatically deduct the time). This is also an illegal deduction. As to tips, if you are part of a tip pool, meaning that your...Read more »
Originally my Manger started off sending messages while on leave to me about work related concerns eventually it transpired to I need to let them know ahead of time if I plan on being out of work. I was told my attendance is an outlier and that instead of staying home not doing anything come to... Read more »
Hmm, seems like some of this might be a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act but some of this does not seem like a violation, such as an employee refusing to do work assigned. Unfortunately, unless you need a medical accommodation for some sort of job related task, which does not mean the...Read more »
We Live in Florida and my wife is high risk pregnancy. She is currently at week 20 and will have to be admitted to the hospital and use FMLA at week 23 through 33 of her pregnancy. Her HR director told her that she'd have to resign after 12 weeks of FMLA while in the Hospital. Is it legal to... Read more »
They're stating they will mail my check but I don't trust that I will receive it when I normally would or that it'll be sent to correct address even though I informed them of a new mailing address, they had my original address wrong. Aren't they supposed to pay at time of termination if asked?
They need to pay within a reasonable time which is generally speaking the normal pay period. If they do not pay, contact an attorney. Generally speaking you can get an attorney to help at no cost to you with this type of case but it all depends on the facts.
After verbally reporting I had Been sexually harassed by a co worker to my superior the next day I found out i wad removed from my sight and forced to take a 2$ pay cut and the owner of the company and bosses refused to take my written statement or even talk to me about it. I was told by the... Read more »
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