My boss came in today and said starting next week I will no longer receive my hourly pay of $12 hr for 34 hrs weekly. He says starting next week Noone gets hourly nomore and will be working making commission only. He said we will get paid $100 every deal we close. Problem with that is that... Read more »
answered on Nov 2, 2022
Thanks and in Arkansas they can change to pay you commissions so long as you still make a minimum wage. If you work as an employee for a week and don't get paid anything, that is a minimum wage violation
answered on May 31, 2022
Thanks and it depends on your position and their exact policy. If, for example, they don't have a cap on the amount of comp. time that you can accrue (add up), and you keep accruing unlimited hours, then you are owed the pay for the hours over the cap at time-and-a-half your regular rate of... Read more »
My principal stated that all certified staff are required to come in before our contracted hours and stay afterwards to supervise students for free. She also says that if we don’t, we will be written up for insubordination and that those of us with second jobs would have to make other... Read more »
answered on Sep 7, 2022
Thanks and no you are not required to work more than the time you are contracted for. Working off the clock is illegal in Arkansas.
I worked for a company, empire aes, doing fiber optics for a month. I received two weeks of pay. After that they stopped responding to my attempts to contact and have not compensated me for the additional two weeks. I submitted my work through their system as required but they won't even respond.
answered on Aug 31, 2022
Thanks and you can call the Arkansas Department of Labor. Tell them the facts that you wrote above. They have the power to determine if you may be owed wages if you were misclassified as a contractor.
answered on Mar 30, 2022
Thanks and there could be a minimum wage or overtime violation for being forced to work that much in Arkansas. It depends on if you are getting an overtime premium payment for hours over 40 in a workweek. It also depends on your rate of pay, or if you are paid a salary
I am curious if there is any recourse for uprooting my life then being laid off due to restructuring. I was rushed to move and employed for a month before being laid off. I was offered two months severance and didn’t sign as it doesn’t cover my expenses or having to relocate again. Per... Read more »
answered on Mar 17, 2022
There might be some recourse for you, depending on the language of the relocation contract. You will want to consult an employment law attorney to review your contract
I talked to my mon she agrees and a customer even said I was here a while
answered on Jan 10, 2022
Thanks and you could have a potential minimum wage violation, depending on the particular situation you are in. You should speak to an attorney or the Department of Labor
answered on Dec 20, 2021
Thanks and if an employer has a bona fide paid-leave plan in place (paid sick leave, short-term disability, etc.) and an employee is not yet eligible to participate in the plan or has exhausted his or her leave, a full-day deduction from pay is allowed.
Partial-day deductions are not... Read more »
I'm not the only one heaven these issues I've been there two years two months they are hiring people in that makes more than me and making me crane now
answered on Oct 7, 2021
Thanks and the Fair Labor Standards Act requires, with some exceptions, overtime payments of time and a half a regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a week. If you are working more than 40 hours in a week and not getting an overtime premium payment of time and a half, and not otherwise... Read more »
My company is based in Colorado and I live in Arkansas (work from home). On August 1st I noticed I was unable to login to one of the sites we use for the job. I immediately notified them and was given the login of someone who is above the team leads. Then I was given the login of my team lead later... Read more »
answered on Sep 29, 2021
Thanks and if you are continuing to do work that the company is aware of, and there is communication about that work, then you are still employed by the company and owed atleast Arkansas and Federal minimum wage. This is of course assuming the company is of the size and type that qualifies. You... Read more »
answered on Sep 27, 2021
In Arkansas generally, yes you can be made to work 7 days a week, as long as the employer pays lawful overtime for hours over 40 in that pay period. In Arkansas, there are no mandatory days off or even required meal/rest break periods. Also, there are exceptions to the overtime after 40 hours... Read more »
They want to move me to a lower paying job instead of giveing me the tools to do my job. What are my legal rights?
answered on Sep 22, 2021
Thanks and you should speak with an employment law attorney. They can likely tell you if the accommodation you seek is reasonable, and if your situation is covered by the law.
The law that likely applies is the Americans with Disabilities Act, called the ADA, protects against disability... Read more »
I work in a factory with 12 hr shifts from 5:30 to 5:30. Employees are allowed to clock in up to 30 minutes early. My department is required to go to the floor and relieve the other shift and start working at 5:15 . In pursuant of being compensated accordingly, I refused to show up early and not... Read more »
answered on Sep 22, 2021
Thanks and if you are not paid for the 15 minutes before your shift, then you may have a minimum wage or overtime claim depending on your rate of pay and hours worked. Additionally, if you have an adverse employment action against you because you took action on your wage rights, you may also have... Read more »
I had signed my contract in May after the district said they would take it as a resignation for anyone that did not turn in a signed contract by the end of May 2021. I have kids to support so out of fear of unemployment I signed the contract. There were teachers resigning left and right. The... Read more »
answered on Sep 20, 2021
Thanks and you should speak to an Arkansas employment and education law attorney. The Arkansas Teacher Fair Dismissal Act does provide some protections to teachers, and many districts will release teachers from their contracts under circumstances similar to the ones you identified. By working... Read more »
Don’t get it by November1 Is this legal
answered on Aug 4, 2021
Thanks and what Tyson and many other companies are doing is likely legal in my view. Speaking broadly, Federal law allows companies to set general policies for the safe operation of the company. These general policies can include a vaccination or masking requirement. As long as these general... Read more »
answered on Jun 14, 2021
Thank you and both federal and state law protect employees who are owed wages. Arkansas contract law provides protections for employees who may be owed money under an employment contract.
Also, Arkansas state law reads that if an employee is discharged, the employer is required to pay... Read more »
answered on May 8, 2021
Thanks and you cannot be fired simply for being a medical marijuana patient if you are in a position that hasn’t been designated as safety sensitive. In other words, if the type of job you do hasn’t been listed in writing as no medical marijuana because it is safety sensitive, an employer... Read more »
I was supposed to be hired for $35/hour. I'm an engineer on contract . They said they could give me per diem but would have to break it down to get the power diem. So they had to do $96/day per diem and $23/HR. Problem is when I worked overtime they paid me overtime at 1.5 times $23 instead of... Read more »
answered on Apr 20, 2021
Thanks and yes you should speak to an employment law attorney. If you have a contract to work for $35 an hour the state law could be breached. Or, if the per diem is structured a certain way, it could mean that the company should not have paid you the lower amount of overtime. Speaking to an... Read more »
Denied unemployment based on them
Jobs quit scheduling me for interviews
Haven’t found ANY work since.
answered on Mar 10, 2021
Thanks and an attorney would need to know more about what a former employer said and/or wrote about you, and what evidence you have of that. Arkansas law may be able to help, depending on the facts. You can contact an employment law attorney to learn more
The city getting him help
answered on Mar 9, 2021
Thanks and it depends. Attorneys would need to know a few more facts.
In Arkansas, cities can create contracts for employment that provide employees with certain benefits or due process as a term of their employment. If the city breaches these terms, then the employee may have a claim... Read more »
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