Your employer would be permitted to reduce your wages in this situation, but it cannot reduce your pay so much that your equivalent hourly rate falls below minimum wage. For example, if you work 8 hours per day and your employer reduces your wages from $100 per day to $50 per day, your equivalent...Read more »
I have been asked to sign a form at work regarding the fact I have declined my covid vaccine and this therefore means I may not receive sick pay if I contract covid along with some other statements I need to agree to, and I don’t know what my rights are if I don’t sign it
Since there is no federal law that mandates paid sick time or any other form of paid time off, your employer may limit or condition your receipt of sick pay it does offer. Your employer's above condition on sick pay is lawful.
I reside in Northern Jersey and I know employment laws vary by state. Additionally, the store closed down at 1 PM anyways which was my original start time. I lost vacation hours for hours I could not work due to the store being closed early and for calling out due to inclement weather (snow storm).... Read more »
Since there is no law that requires employers to offer vacation time or other paid time off, employers can use employees' vacation time to provide pay during days the employee calls off or during days the building cannot open.
Whether you are entitled to overtime pay for your hours worked over 40 per workweek depends on the types of duties you perform. If you provide mostly companionship services to the client (e.g. social activities, games, conversation, etc.) then you do not need to be paid for overtime. If, however,...Read more »
I was fired a few months ago for making a post on Facebook complaining about my salary. Specifically, I included a pic from a hiring sign at my local Target and said that "after 2 college degrees and 3 years at my company" I was making the same hourly rate as a brand new employee at... Read more »
Since Pennsylvania is an at-will employment state, you or your employer can terminate the employment relationship for any reason or no reason at all, as long as the reason is not discriminatory (i.e. based on your race, sex, religion, disability, or age if you're over 40). While your situation...Read more »
After hire, I was told that apparently I will need a vehicle to get the job that I was hired for done. I ended up buying a car just for this job to be used at work only. Apart from commute to and from work, I spend the whole work day needing my car to oversee areas of the property. I didn't... Read more »
Generally, employees do not need to be reimbursed or paid during travel time to and from work. However, miles driven during work (after you clock in and before you clock out) need to be reimbursed if your vehicle expenses would bring your hourly rate below the state and federal minimum wage. For...Read more »
My position was eliminated due to covid-19. The same company has a new position posted on their careers page that is comparable to one I previously held. Are they required to offer this position to me or anyone else recently laid off?
No. However, you should contact a Pennsylvania attorney if you believe your position was eliminated and you were chosen for layoff due to a discriminatory reason (because of your race, sex, religion, disability, or age).
I simply cannot afford to continue working for 9 hours a week. Its 90 miles round trip 3 hours every other day. I am spending more money than im making. I have been submitting applications elsewhere for a couple weeks, with no luck. Do i have any option with unemployment until i can get a job with... Read more »
You may be able to apply for partial unemployment. If you were hired on full time but your hours have since been drastically reduced, some states offer partial unemployment payments to assist with making up the difference in the hours you've lost.
Ive worked for a guy for 4 years as a 1099 on average 80 hours a week for straight pay, no unemployment for winter layoff or or anyother benfits besides loans i paid back with intrest. I was unaware there was a differece and we had agreed that i could buy his buisness in 3 years he didnt honor... Read more »
Courts consider numerous factors when determining whether a worker is properly classified as an employee or as an independent contractor. Employers sometimes misclassify their employees as independent contractors to avoid the minimum wage and overtime laws that apply to employees (and as you...Read more »
Unfortunately, your only options here are to either take the new job and pay cut or resign and look for other employment. At-will employees can be terminated from their position at any time and for any reason (as long as the reason isn't discriminatory), including a reduction-in-force as...Read more »
Yes. Federal law does not impose any hour caps on how much you can work in a workweek. However, if you are paid by the hour, you must be paid overtime, at a rate of one-and-one-half times your regular rate of pay, for all your hours worked in excess of 40 in a 7-day workweek.
Generally, the answer to this question is yes. Employers can require their employees to received COVID-19 vaccinations. However, if you have a medical condition that renders you unable to receive the vaccine, or you have a religious objection to receiving the vaccine, you may be entitled to an...Read more »
If you signed an employment contract with your company that stated you would forfeit your sign-on bonus if you resigned within a year, then your employer may choose to pursue you for the sign-on bonus you'd forfeit under the agreement based on a breach of contract theory. However, since you...Read more »
Generally speaking, your employer is not required to consult you or give you advance notice before changing your pay structure. However, if you are paid by the hour, you must receive overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a seven-day workweek.
Generally, the answer to this question is yes. However, if you have a medical condition that prohibits you from receiving the vaccine or if you have a religious objection to receiving the vaccine, you may be entitled to request an accommodation in the form of exemption from mandatory vaccination...Read more »
Employers are not required to offer paid time off for any time you are not performing work (in this case, pay on holidays you don't work). This is true regardless of whether you are paid hourly or receive a salary, so there is nothing inherently unlawful about this policy.
I have worked for a hospital for 4 years. All that is legally required from my employer for a notice of leave is a 2 week notice. However, because my job might be hard to replace due to the pandemic, I decided to be nice and give them a 2 month notice. A week after turning in this said notice, I... Read more »
Assuming you don't have an employment contract that states otherwise, there is no federal law that requires you to provide any notice at all to your employer before resigning. However, if you do have an employment contract that requires you give notice of your resignation, the length of time...Read more »
I recently stayed due to weather because the only person coming in had only worked one day. I tried to get a little sleep during his shift because I'd already worked 8hrs and had to be back on duty 8 hrs after his shift but now they won't pay me for the hours I stayed.
Federal law does not set maximum hour caps on how much employees can work, so even if your employer requires you to work 24 or more hours at a time, this is not an unlawful act. However, you must be paid for all the time you spend performing work. In your situation, you must be paid for all the...Read more »
If your wife's employer has 15 or more employees, then her asthma may qualify as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Under the ADA, employees with disabilities are entitled to request reasonable accommodations for their disabilities to enable them to continue performing...Read more »
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