Employers are permitted to require their employees to take 30+ minute unpaid breaks. However, if you are required to perform any work during this 30 minute break period, such that it isn't an "uninterrupted" break, you generally need to be paid for the break time.
Generally no. There are certain standards an employer must meet in order to prove their employees can be properly paid on a salary basis. If these standards aren't met, then employees must be paid overtime for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a week.
I have a medical condition that causes me to have very frequent bathroom breaks my HR department wanted my doctor's office to fill out an ADA form but now that they have the form my employer wants me to clock in and out for bathroom breaks when no one else has to what can i do about this?
You should contact a Kentucky employment attorney to discuss your situation in greater detail. Generally, break periods of 20 minutes or less constitute paid time. In addition, if you are being treated differently than other employees based on your disability and accommodation request, this can...Read more »
normally i work thursday-sunday and get paid that monday. this past friday we found out (literally overheard the managers) that payroll was going to be messed up and we weren’t getting paid monday. my managers/HR/owner has not said ANYTHING about how or when we will be paid. other than “if you... Read more »
This will likely depend on the length of the delay in receiving the payment. Generally, employers can change their payroll schedule without notice (ex. changing pay date from Mondays to Fridays), but there may be payment deadlines imposed by Michigan state law that your employer cannot exceed.
I worked part time for a company making the $7.25 minimum hourly wage. The company also had a tip pool on top of their pay, and employees were tipped equally every day. When I quit the job, the manager told me that they were going to withhold my tips from the previous day I had already worked. They... Read more »
This is a tricky situation. Under federal law, employers are generally only required to pay you at least your state's minimum wage for each hour of work you perform. In the service industry, this means your server wage + your tips received must equal a ground total that averages out to an...Read more »
You should contact a Rhode Island employment attorney to discuss your situation, as this situation will be highly dependent on the specific facts of your situation. While housing can be provided as part of an employee's compensation, there are special rules that must be met in order for an...Read more »
My employer detailed a $6,000 a month x 12 month training cost that required 24 months of work upon completion of the program otherwise repayment for the uncompleted months. Research shows the training program used did not cost 72k and my training did not last 12 months, only the “orientation... Read more »
More information is needed here - you should contact a New Jersey contract attorney to discuss your situation in greater detail. Repayment terms are generally enforceable to the extent they fairly approximate the value of what your employer paid for. However, the longer you've worked with the...Read more »
My employer quite suddenly has begun writing me up for perceived performance opportunities that seem fabricated after never receiving developmental feedback like this. I’m worried it is because I had health problems and needed open heart surgery. It could also be my tenure with the company. It... Read more »
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employees cannot be discriminated against or targeted for termination based on a disability or need for an accommodation based on a disability. If you think your employer is targeting you for termination based on your past surgery and/or ongoing related...Read more »
More information is needed to answer your question. You should contact an Arizona employment attorney to discuss your situation in greater detail, because disability-related issues are highly fact dependent.
Employers have a lot of discretion regarding changes to work schedules, and there are no laws that require employers to offer a certain amount of hours, so your employer's actions are not inherently unlawful. However, if you believe your hours have been reduced based on a discriminatory animus...Read more »
Unfortunately, there is nothing unlawful about an employer's decision to cut employee hours. However, if your employer deducts rent from your pay for your current living situation, then you should contact a Colorado employment attorney to discuss this, as there as special wage rules an...Read more »
I was told that with a covid 19 layoff, I should be the 1st to be offered my job back. I waited & wasnt contacted. They have hired someone else to do my job. I was always given wonderful reviews of my job performance from all my supervisors, managers, as well as persons I came in contact... Read more »
While your situation sounds unfair, this is not necessarily unlawful. However, if you believe your employer decided against bringing you back and hired someone else based on a discriminatory reason (i.e. based on race, sex, age, disability, religion), then you should contact a California employment...Read more »
My company requires that I run the updates for the company provided equipment every month off the clock, which is always at least an hour or more if the update didn't take the first time. Complaints have fallen on deaf ears evidently.
More information is needed here, since whether "off the clock" work must be paid depends on a number of different factors. These include how you are paid (hourly vs. salary), how many hours per week you work, and what specific tasks you are required to do in order to run and complete the...Read more »
A female employee walks into her office and finds a male co-worker going through her personal phone. He is taking pictures of her screen with his phone. When caught, he immediately drops her phone and when she questions him, he says that he was just looking for the calendar. When she picks up her... Read more »
You should first look to see if your company has a policy for reporting incidents of sexual harassment. If so, you should follow the policy and report what happened in writing. If no policy exists, you should still make a written report either to HR and/or your supervisor. Once the company has been...Read more »
You should reach out to an Alabama employment attorney to discuss your situation. While most hourly-paid workers must be paid at a rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly rate for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek, this general rule does not apply to everyone. There are certain professions and...Read more »
More information is needed to answer this question. However, if you miss work for a medical reason, your employer is generally permitted to request documentation of your absence to substantiate that your absence was caused by the medical reason provided.
You should first discuss the situation with the individual that told you that you would receive compensation at the higher rate. If they don't agree to retroactive payments, then you should contact a Nebraska employment attorney. While the email you mentioned is not a contract, you may want...Read more »
Employers can require breaks for any purpose, whether it's labeled as a meal break or not. These breaks can also be unpaid if they are for 30 minutes or longer. However, if you still have to perform work during this break time, then you are not considered to be fully relieved of your duties,...Read more »
There are generally no laws that would prevent you from doing this, but you should check your employer's policies on email security before doing so. If an employer adopts a policy against using your work email for purposes other than the work for the employer, you could be disciplined if you...Read more »
I am in a contract position that is being transitioned to a new company and they plan to bring me over to fill the same role. I provided my salary requirements and then received an offer letter. When i received this offer letter the job title was incorrect and I pointed this to the recruiter and I... Read more »
While this situation sounds unfair, it's unlikely that you have any recourse. An offer letter is generally not a contract, so the terms of the offer can be changed without your acknowledgement or approval. If you don't want to accept the position with the lower salary, you are not...Read more »
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