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... Read 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...Read 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... Read 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...Read 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...Read 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... Read 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...Read more »
Health issues with swelling. Some of the swelling was in my gut. Let me add this I am a female and work with all men for these 16 years. My main supervisor started to notice my gut and proceeded to make pregnancy comments (even though he has known I was gay the entire time I worked there) He also... Read more »
You should contact an Oklahoma employment attorney to discuss your situation in more detail. While more information is needed here, you should reach out regarding claims for disability discrimination and/or sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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.
As an at will employee, I had to immediately resign my position with my former company. I was unable to give any notice. The company is now telling me that my pay for the last two weeks worked will be at minimum wage instead of my regular pay rate (this is a pay cut of roughly half). They said this... Read more »
I have recently started a new job, and my employer offers to extend benefits to Domestic Partners of employees. I have been living with my partner for over three years now, and we were just about set to sign all necessary enrollment paperwork. Before doing so, I must sign an "Affidavit of... Read more »
You should check with a Virginia contract attorney to be sure of this, but generally, the answer to this question will depend on whether the affidavit defines the word "principal" anywhere. If the word "principal" is capitalized in your affidavit, this likely means it is a...Read more »
Missouri is an at-will employment state, which means either you or your employer can terminate your position at any time and for any reason (or no reason at all). The one exception to this general rule is if an employee is targeted or selected for termination based on a discriminatory reason (i.e....Read more »
I have an employee that i want to hire as a 1099 independant contractor. Outside of me putting them into my payroll as a 1099 contractor, what else do i need to make sure they are classified the correct way?
You should contact a Pennsylvania employment lawyer directly to discuss your situation, as whether a worker can be properly classified as an independent contractor depends on a variety of different factors and will be highly dependent on the specific facts of their situation. Labels alone (such as...Read more »
I signed a contract with a company saying that I agreed to a term of 30 days with them, however, they said this was a misprint. Right below it says that I must provide written notice before terminating my 90-day commitment period. I have initialed both but am wondering, is the 90-day enforceable if... Read more »
More information is needed to answer this question, and a review of the agreement you signed will likely be necessary. You should contact a Virginia contract or employment attorney to discuss the specific language in the agreement you signed and how these two terms work together.
I work for an assisted living facility when there legally must be 5 staff in the building at all times. They are mandating a 30 minute break but since they're not staffing enough employees we are not allowed to leave the building when we take our required 30 minute break. Is this legal? I was... Read more »
As long as you are completely relieved from any work duties during your 30-minute break, your employer can require you to remain in the building. If, however, your employer requires you to stay in the building because your break is frequently interrupted by performing work if needed, then you...Read more »
More information is needed to answer this question. These terms are sometimes defined in your employee handbook or employment contract (if you have one), and the employer's definition of these terms generally govern whether and how you receive benefits.
My Dr. stated that I need to change my job role in my company due to medical issues that could worsen if I stay in the same role. The company I work for has been working to change me roles for two years (couldn't collect unemployment or disability for some reason). They called today saying... Read more »
You should contact a Florida employment attorney to discuss this situation further, as this will be a highly fact-intensive situation. While the Americans with Disabilities Act permits you to request accommodations - including a position reassignment - your employer need not maintain your same pay...Read more »
My employer is telling me that I do not get holiday pay as a 36 hour full time employee, but 40 hour employees do. They said the reason I don't is because I work four days and it's a benefit to have a day off during the week. I think this is very unfair and I want to know if there are any... Read more »
There are no laws that require employers to offer paid time off, so unfortunately, if your employer does offer this benefit, they can offer it on their own terms (in this situation, to some employees but not others).
I'm unsure of the exact question you're asking, but hopefully this information will help you: Under federal law, hourly-paid employees must be paid overtime, at a rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly rate, for all hours worked over 40 in a seven-day workweek. Entitlement to overtime pay...Read more »
release and agreeing to non-compete and non-solicitation terms, which are all straightforward. The company is struggling and is telling me they can't afford to honor the contracted severance payments any longer, which are supposed to continue for 7 more months. I'm not aware of them... Read more »
You should contact an Arkansas employment attorney to have your separation agreement reviewed. If your employer promised to pay you a certain amount of money in your separation agreement that they are now refusing to or unable to pay, you may have a claim against your employer for breach of...Read more »
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