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... View More
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
That is illegal under Arkansas law. Arkansas law requires comp. time be credited as 1.5. You should speak to an attorney about it. There are a few very technical exceptions to the law, but your situation doesn't seem to fall into those exceptions
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... View More
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.
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...View More
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... View More
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.
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...View 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... View More
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...View More
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...View 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... View More
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...View 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... View More
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...View More
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...View More
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...View 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... View More
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...View More
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
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