As long as you don't need to perform work during your lunch break and the break lasts at least 30 minutes, then your employer isn't violating any wage laws. However, if there are other ways your boss is treating you less favorably than your coworkers based on a protected class...View More
My employer refuses to give me any assignments when I can see the multiple positions online. I went on unemployment because of this and they threatened to terminate me. My unemployment just ran out. This has been going on for 6 months now. I just reached out again after seeing a few more positions... View More
Whether you can pursue a legal claim in this situation depends on two things: (1) whether there actually is work available for you; and (2) if so, why you aren't being selected to perform it. If you suspect the company is passing you over for available jobs due to a protected class...View More
If I pay them either $13.25 per hour or $15 per hour. Am I required to pay them overtime of $19 per Hour and $22 per hour. Over 40 hours. My company is based in Nevada. I only have 1 employee and myself.
Generally yes. Federal law requires that hourly-paid employees be paid overtime, at a rate of one-and-one-half times their regular rate of pay, for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. If your business does less than $500,000 gross in business per year, however, you may be exempt from federal...View More
My pay is complicated because I worked overtime, I get shift differential added to my base pay at one rate for 2nd shift and another rate for 3rd shift, I also worked 4 extra shifts with a bonus of $200 extra per shift, paydays are semimonthly. I had 97 hours (11hours OT), with $800 bonuses owed to... View More
You should discuss this situation with an Arkansas employment attorney in more detail. In addition to the issues you've listed above, employers also need to account for shift differentials and non-discretionary bonus payments when calculating your overtime pay rate. If your overtime pay rate...View More
Employers are not required to have any policies or procedures in place for attendance, so generally, the answer to your question is no. However, if you believe your employer has a discriminatory motive for terminating your employment due to an attendance issue (i.e. termination based on race, age,...View More
This depends on how you are paid and how many hours you work in a week. Under federal law, overtime hours are considered any hours worked over 40 per 7-day workweek. If you are paid hourly, you should generally be entitled to overtime, but if you are paid on a salary or other basis, this gets more...View More
Yes. In at-will employment states, you or the employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, or for no reason at all. The one exception to this rule is if you are targeted for termination based on a discriminatory reason (i.e., based on race, national origin,...View More
I am an LPN at a company where a CNA quit and I was told that I will now work full-time as a CNA to make up the gap. I reached out, had a meeting with my direct supervisor, and sent an email with my regional manager asking if this is a permanent roll and they will not say if it is or not as they... View More
There is not anything inherently unlawful about your employer's actions in switching you to a different job. If, however, you believe your employer is intending to force your resignation based on a protected class characteristic (race, sex, age, disability, religion, veteran status), then you...View More
The answer to this question will depend on why you are being singled out. While Virginia is an at-will employment state, meaning the employer or employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, employees cannot be harassed or discriminated against due to a protected class...View More
I was hired by a company as an intern. I was then granted access to a percentage of my clients. At the start of 2022. My employer sent us a work agreement where he stated we had to agree to 40 hours in office + occasional nights and weekends. He then proceeded to pay us all year in 1099. Ive now... View More
If you were paid via 1099 and classified as an independent contractor, you should reach out to a Colorado employment attorney to discuss your situation in more detail. You may have been misclassified as an independent contractor when, in reality, you should have been classified as an employee...View More
She told me I cannot use the bathroom when it was an emergent situation due to me knocking on the door and it was annoying her. She also told me I need to take my medical alert bracelet off when I'm working because it gets in the way of performing my job.
While there is no general claim for harassment in the workplace, you cannot be harassed or treated differently than other employees based on a protected class characteristic (i.e. race, sex, age, disability, religion). If you believe your manager's conduct is connected to any of these...View More
Employer moving to a PTO system and no longer have paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. However, required to use those days for federal holidays when offices are closed. No option for working those days. Will be written up if PTO hours are not available to use.
There are no federal laws that require employers to offer any paid time off benefits. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are only required to pay their employees for the time they actually work. As a result, employers have a lot of discretion regarding paid time off policies if they...View More
After communicating with a supervisor and HR regarding my mental health and concerns about a hostile work environment, including harassment via micro-aggressions and unfair scrutiny/biases, my employer retaliated with increased scrutiny, overt incivility, and a denial of benefits.
If you haven't already, you should make a written report to your company's HR department regarding the differences in treatment you have observed that may be based on race (based on your message above). While treating some employees more favorably than others is inherently unfair, this...View More
As long as you are paid for all of the hours you work, including at an overtime rate for all hours over 40 in a workweek if you are paid by the hour, then your employer can change or extend your schedule with or without notice to or approval by you.
There are terms in the agreement that are vague. For future employment, terms like affiliates and related entities in the future concern me. My previous employer is a company that takes referrals from other doctors. I'm concerned that if I sign it, I won't be able to find another job in... View More
If you have questions or concerns about signing the agreement you've been given, then you should contact a Georgia employment attorney to review your contract and discuss the circumstances of your separation. It's important to understand your rights and responsibilities prior to deciding...View More
My normal work schedule is Monday through Friday. Occasionally we do expos and shows that require us to work over the weekend. Normally we would be able to work our regular 80 hours and anything that we worked over the weekend would be considered overtime. This time, we were asked to shorten our... View More
Yes, there are no laws that require employers to offer any particular amount of hours or overtime. As long as you're paid overtime for any hours over 40 per workweek that you do work, your employer can reduce your hours to avoid employees accruing overtime hours.
There are no laws that require that earned but unused PTO be paid out to the employee upon separation. However, there are other ways that you can potentially recover this earned-but-unused PTO, such as if your employee handbook states you will receive it upon separation. If you don't have an...View More
The answer to this question will depend in part on how you're paid. If you are paid by the hour, then you generally must be paid for all time worked, including at an overtime rate of 1.5x your normal rate for hours over 40 in a workweek. However, if you are paid on a salary basis, then your...View More
I am working on a government contract in Kentucky. I work on the computer to perform my work and they use a time keeping system that requires us to clock in and out daily, as well as clock in and out for our two 15 minute breaks and 30 minute lunch. At the end of the night when we clock out we have... View More
You should contact a Kentucky employment attorney to discuss your situation in further detail, because whether off-the-clock work is compensable is a very fact-specific analysis. In addition, federal law generally requires breaks of 20 minutes or less to be paid. If you are required to clock in and...View More
Yes. While mistakes in pay could lead to wage violations if they are not timely corrected, you still have an obligation to work your normal schedule if you're still employed with the company, and the company can discipline or terminate you for failing to do so.
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