I didn't know what hours I would be working at the start of the week and the manager wasn't there to ask when I showed up for work. My schedule also wasn't posted with the others so I just guessed what time I needed to leave. Does my employer have to pay me for the hours spent past my shift?... Read more »
Your employer needs to pay you for all hours worked. They can then require that you don't work as many hours. However, if they are on notice that you worked those hours, then they have to pay you for the hours you worked.
You need to dispute the extent of injury and set up a benefits review conference. You dispute the extent of injury by filling out a DWC 45 and filing it with TDI-DWC. You can find the form here: http://www.tdi.texas.gov/forms/dwc/dwc045brc.pdf However, I recommend you consult with an attorney...Read more »
Under federal wage laws, there are several exemptions for minimum wage and overtime pay. Sometimes employers classify their employees as "exempt," but the employee may actually not be exempt. Without additional facts, I don't know if you are properly classified as exempt.
I was terminated from my job 3 weeks ago with a communications company in Kentucky. Toward the end of the workday on Jan 27, 2017, I was called in, and was explained to me that my employment was being terminated because "the company decided to go in a different direction with my department". I... Read more »
I worked a total of 72 hours in two weeks and got paid $194. I made 80 in tips as well as I am a hair dresser and I am on commission. My company also takes additional color charges on top of the 60% of my earnings, which I've heard is also illegal.
Nonexempt employees are entitled to minimum wage and overtime. Minimum wage and overtime wages are calculated on a weekly basis. Typically, hairdressers are classified as "independent contractors." Without knowing more about your situation, I can't say whether you are an "independent...Read more »
This policy was implemented several months into my employment, at which time I had no standing record of unexcused absence, nor do I now. However this new policy has only been applied to myself and one other employee, but not any others. There are about 10 hourly employees. Only the two of us are... Read more »
went through the interview process at the company directly, they emailed me saying that they weren't hiring me, i go to a temp agency and the company i applied to is now hiring me through them for the same job that i applied for directly to the company. Is there anything illegal about that?
My old employer gave false dates and put that I was injured and had hired an attorney for my injury. They made it sound as if I was a risk to hire because I had hired an attorney when I was hurt on the job with my old employer. The new company I applied at denied me employment due to this reporting... Read more »
You may want to look at the settlement agreement you entered into with your old employer over the work related injury. It may include a "mutual non-disparagement" or require the old employer to give you a neutral employment reference.
Boss just told me to take home all the material and I had two days to get it done getting to work a board tugged pulling my hand into the table saw cuting my thumb off and just a surface cut here and there
If it is a Workers' Compensation claim in Texas, you have 30 days to report the injury to the employer and a year to report the injury to Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers' Compensation. Under the Workers' Compensation system, you get temporary income benefits during the weeks you...Read more »
There are certain anti-retaliation provisions in wage and hour laws. For example, the FLSA has a non-retaliation provision for employees complaining about not receiving overtime or minimum wage that may be applicable. Good luck.
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